First off, I am a resident of Region 2 and I am still a relatively DVD newbie.
I own a NEC ND-4570A which was originally shipped with Firmware 1.02.
(Almost) everything went fine with this combination, including Nero Showtime.
Today I flashed it with 103_rpc1.bin. But this turned out to be a mixed
On the one hand driveinfo22.exe displayed the following text:
“THIS DRIVE HAS NO REGION PROTECTION”
But on the other hand, Nero Showtime doesn’t recognize anymore video-files
on an inserted DVD under the VIDEO_TS directory, so Nero Showtime halts
with an error message.
Sorry, the folder you selected does not contain a valid DVD-Video,
SVCD or VCD structure …
Nervertheless .avi files can be played from the DVD smoothly.
Fortunately this process is reversible. I flashed it again with 1.03. Then
Nero Showtime plays those video files trouble-free as with 1.02 , but
the region code became 2 again, and driveinfo22.exe showed:
“THIS DRIVE HAS REGION PROTECTION”
Has any1 any idea why