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Tnx to the friend Doom9 @ http://go.to/Doom9 :
"Along with that: Some of you might have heard about the upcoming REC 3 region code protection. Now to make this clear for everyone: This is NOT a new sort of encryption, with at least 15 million players sold worldwide, and at least 50 million DVD-ROMs there is no way the encryption can ever by changed. Those who've been into DVD from the beginning now that the region code stuff was changed once before, not so long after the initial launch when studios found out that a large number of discs was exported from the US. So what effects will this new thing have? On ripping it has NO EFFECT whatsoever. If you have a DVD drive that has region codes you'll have to change the code as usual.. until your 5 times of change are up. However, I suppose the majority of my readers either live in the US and have nothing to worry about region codes in any case, or have either regionfree drives or patched their drives to be regionfree. These patches make a DVD drive RPC-1, which means that the drive does not care about the regions. These new discs will work like a charm in that case, since it's up to the software player to set the region, and as you all know you can change the region code of a software player using other tools than the built-in changer in each software DVD player. DVD Genie simply sets the code as the player would do but does not increase the change counter. Hence all these disks will work without any problems. For hardware player's there's two situations: If you can change the regioncode manually (by remote or whatever) you'll have no problem with these discs.. the new scheme only detects auto-region switching devices. However if you have only an auto-switcher there could be potential trouble. Until you can actually get these discs there's no way telling which players will fail on these discs. However, the 2nd generation of region protection already made it impossible for the early modified models to play discs that came from another region, and that problem was eventually solved. So I don't think it'll take too long till this new protection scheme can be cracked. The movie studios should rather release their movies at the same date in the whole world and all these cross-importing problem would go away. The MPAA says that can't be done. Then how does MGM manage to release the Bond franchise at roughly the same date worldwide? This is a major motion picture franchise, and requires tens of thousands copies of the movie showing in theatres worldwide. It CAN be done, it's more a matter of planning, logistics and most importantly: the will to treat the rest of the world in the same way as them home market is being treated."