Hi guys !
Please forgive me for being plain stupid … but I’m not sure which firmware to pick or anything like that.
I recently got a “media pc”, a machine built with XP MCE 2005 made for playing only media stuff. As I live in Norway we use region zone 2 for our dvd’s. But I got alot of region 1 dvd’s I would like to be able to play aswell.
When I try and play the region 1 dvd’s, windows MCE just says that I’m not allowed to do that & stuff.
I don’t wanna have to run any other applications than the MCE when I want to play region 1 dvd’s, using the XP mediaplayer and MCE gui would be great.
I’m not gonna be doing alot of dvd burning and stuff here, I just really need to be able to play all regions on my DVD drive.
According to the Nero Info Tool, my current firmware is 1.05 and the player is locked to region 2.
What is the easiest way for me to make my player region free, and what tools/firmware should I use ?
I suspect that my dvd drive is connected as a master to IDE1, as my HD is a SATA drive (can I check the dvd-drive connection somewhere before opening up the can?). How critical is is that the drive has to be connected to IDE2 as a master before flashing firmware?)