Long story short - a failed DVDFab HD Decrypter burn, then I noticed my burner was stuck on Region 2 and I could not change this no matter what I did. (Vista64 Ultimate here)
I tried an official FW flash to FB02, then did a hacked FB02 RCP1 patch, then noticed WMP wouldn't play anymore so I did a 3rd flash back to FB02, then did another flash (4th) to FB02 hacked with Codeking, then I had playback issues with regular DVD discs (actual DVD discs, not -R, +R, DL anything...the real movie). Tried both WMP and Media Player Classic.
Flashed like a 5th or 6th time, RPC, it's region free but still having playback issues on regular DVD. The DL I burned reads ok.
None of the FW flashes failed. No errors, they all went 100% and then the computer rebooted afterwards like it was supposed to. Again, no failed flash message.
With the reading issues now on regular DVDs....could the several FW flashes have screwed up the laser somehow? I don't know how that could have happened since they were successful but then again I have no idea. I've had the drive about 2 years (maybe), never any issues before the thing got stuck on Region 2 (don't know if it was because of DVDFab or not). Seems like since this has happened I've done some searching and found lots of people who get this "stuck on Region 2" thing.
Any ideas or do I just have a doorstop now? :sad: