Matshita UJ-832

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#1

I just picked up a Sony Vaio with a Matshita UJ-832 drive and it seems that AnyDVD does not work with this drive. I’ve tried DVD Region+CSS Free and that doesn’t seem to do the job either.

I have a licensed copy of AnyDVD so I’d prefer to use that, does anyone have any experience with this drive?


#2

It does work, but you must set your drive to match the region of the disc.


#3

i also don’t think there’s any RPC-1 firmware for this drive, so i’d be carfull about changing the region of the drive or you might lock it.


#4

Yes, Matsushita (Panasonic) drives are a no-go for people who want to watch DVDs from different regions.
I can only suggest to boycott equipment having Matsushita drives.


#5

:iagree:

but you’d think sony would put their own (branded) drives in their laptops


#6

@ zappahey,

Welcome to the Forum.

Suggest viewing the below Forum posting and note the comments by SlySoft in posting #2 of the referenced posting concerning Matshita DVD drives.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=101267&highlight=Matshita

Best Regards,
bjkg


#7

I’ll bet that’s why Sony (big in the movie business) puts those bloody Matsushita drives into their computers! They have a vested interest in supplying single region capability.

Whisperer


#8

No, I think they use them because they are cheap to get. Money is everything when building computers. It is hard to find a small computer without Matsushita drives, they are in IBM/Lenovo Laptops, Apple Powerbooks, Apple iMacs, even in Toshiba Laptops…


#9

good thinking, never thought of that :cool:


#10

Thanks for that and my apologies for not using the search function. My only excuse is that it was early :o