Hope you don’t mind me asking this stupid question!!
I’ve had a NEC/Optiarc AD-5170A for months now (since Jan 07) and 1st thing I did was flash firmware to Liggy’s 1.O2 firmware so I to make it region free/RPC-1. I’ve had no problems with XP or MCE2005.
I’m now running Vista Ultimate specifically for Vista Media Centre and the problem I am having is with DRM on VMC - related to the drive being RPC-1. I’m having to use AnyDVD to “fool” VMC, but this is causing other problems!
Now the question:Most of my R1 DVDs are ripped to HDD so I no longer need the drive to be RPC-1.
If I was to revert to my original RPC-2 firmware and I use up my “region counter” (i.e. the number of region changes allowed by the drive/Vista), if I was to flash to RPC-1 firmware again, would this reset the counter? (Also would this work if I was to then reflash to original RPC-2?)
Sorry for the long post!!