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Region setting on Acer Aspire 8920

We have recently aquired a Acer Aspire 8920, and are having some problems with playing region 2 DVDs, as it seems to be set to American standards, region 1.
How does one change the region. It doesn't seem to work by following the on screen menu, as it seems to have problems reading the disk as region 2.

Thank you.

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  • Eva G Sep 27, 2008

    I know it's supposed to work, but I can't seem to figure out how.

  • Eva G Sep 27, 2008

    Weirdly enough my region 2 dvds works in the windows media player but not in the Acer entertainment system.

    But that's okay, at least it works. :)

    Thanks for helping.

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Older DVD drives use RPC-1 firmware, which means the drive allows DVDs from any region to play. Newer drives use RPC-2 firmware, which enforces the DVD region coding at the hardware level. These drives can often be reflashed with hacked or Australia and New Zealand (hardware region coding prohibited by law in these countries) RPC-1 firmware, effectively making the drive region-free. However, this usually voids the warranty and can render the drive inoperable if something goes wrong... better contact your laptop manufacturer regarding this 

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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    navidh Sep 27, 2008

    what codec pack do you have?? if you dont have any codec pack then try to download and install kl codec pack...this can also be a solution

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