Originally posted by dmozk
...Dunno what's going on with the RPC info, i don't know enough about it!
Every time you update to a new version of the firmware, the drive resets to allow for 4 times of DVD region changes. When you put a DVD movie disc in, you'll realize that it default s to RPC II, Region 2 since the firmware is actually developed by Sanyo in Japan, not by either Optorite or MSI and therefore can be flashed to both brands.
If you are planning to rip more than a few DVD discs, it's better to get a DVD-ROM since the read speed of all DVD burners is quite slow. Also there are region free firmwares available to popular brands of DVD-ROMs.