NEC 3520a with AnyDVD dependency?

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#1

I have an NEC 3520a flashed with the 2.U5 firmware (i had the 2.U4 firmware earlier with the same problem) and it seams that my drive cannot read anything but region 2 DVDs anymore. Not Media Player Classic, not DVD Shrink, or any other DVD playing/whatnot programs.

Even though it was originally a region 1 drive, the problem is, is that I can’t seam to change the region at all, and the Nero InfoTool reports that my region code is “all” with “N/A” in both changes left fields. The only DVDs that I can run without AnyDVD are ones that are region 2 or have been burned region free. This dependency was only created after I switched between playing some Japanese and American DVDs.

Is there any way this dependency can be cured? Or will I have to keep AnyDVD installed on my computer if I ever want to have a drive with normal functionality? Any and all help would be appreciated.

Edit: Also. After i’ve been opening and closing AnyDVD a bit the disk will run without AnyDVD running, but the video and sound will mess up as if some sort of copy protection has kicked in… bleh


#2

Do you know how RPC-1 works?

http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/terms/rpc-1.cfm
http://hijacker.rpc1.com/discinfo/#FAQ


#3

hmm… after reading up on it a bit, I think I understand, that my drive has been patched to be RPC-1, and it’s merely the software that is preventing me from watching dvds, thus the need for a program like AnyDVD. Though it is still kinda lame that I now always need to run AnyDVD to watch US region 1 DVDs when previosly I did’nt have to.

If i’m not understanding ths right, please let me know.


#4

The drive has a regionlock > defeat it using RPC-1 firmware.
The software has a regionlock > defeat it using a software like Regionkiller, DVDGenie, DVD region+CSS free, DVD43, AnyDVD…