I recently purchased a set of DVD's which are region 2, I live in NZ which is region 4. When I tried playing them the screen became heavily pixelated and seemed to be trying to play two chapters at the same time. The worst of the problem is that now all other DVD's, region 4, are also doing the same even tho' they played ok before.
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Where abouts do you live geographically? If you're ordering DVD's from another region, they won't play on a DVD drive that's from another region. You can change this setting-- but it'll render all your other DVD's unwatchable and you can only change this setting a few times.
If you could clarify, I'll try my best to help you as much as I can!
I've attached an article from Wikipedia for your reference:
Either your burner is having issues (contact Asus support) or the option for a "test" burn is enabled in the burning software that you are using. Also make sure that you are using DVDs / DVD Media that is compatible with your burner (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, etc).
You have to go to the device manager of the operating system. List the hardware. Right click on the actual dvd drive and select the area that you want to change the region to. It will display the region.
you can flash the drive with region free firmware (best option if you know what youre doing)
you can reinstall os giving you extra tries.
or you can use a program called any dvd(free)which enable you to watch any region (safe)
flash is best if youre not sure or cant find software let me know and give your dvd details(firmware)
eg freecom dvdrw 523252
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
ok, try this...
find your model (i think its in section Acer/Benq) and download the hacked firmware (region free).
Now that your drive has had its region-checking facility disabled you also need to remove the checking that is built into Windows and the DVD-playback software. The easiest way to do this is with Dvd region killer or better find AnyDVD. Download it and install it on your computer.
you can only change ur region codes a few times then ur drive becomes locked to the last reset.then youll need to reflash ur drive with firmware.theres a program u can get(free)called any dvd which gets around region codes.
I personally would reflash firmware.this sets drive to "0" which is all regions.
simple precedure.locate firmware,download it,write it to a cd,insert cd which then reflashes auto.remove cd.