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