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Re: [tlug] MPEG stream analyser?

On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 17:07:24 +0900, Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon
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> Okay, but what exactly triggers the firmware counter?  Is it triggered

OK, counter is triggered by you, when you command to change region.
Right? Counter is NOT triggered when you try to play DVD. Simply, if
you DVD drive is set to region that differs from DVD you try to play,
it won't.

> by internally detecting the region - in which case hacking the firmware
> (dangerous, but possible apparently) would be the only way around it, or

There're some hacks on the net, that allow you either to change RPC-2
to RPC-1 or reset counter. Hadn't tried any of these by myself.

> As for five times, I think it actually amounts to four, because they
> count the first setting (not chosen by the purchaser of the hardware) as

That depends. Some computers come with region not set at all. So, when
you set it for your 1st DVD -- it's first time and you have 5


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