Multiregion DVD Omnibook xe4500 (355 Views)
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Multiregion DVD Omnibook xe4500

I need to be able to play DVDs from multiple regions. Does the DVD player on the Omnibook xe4500 code itself to one region?

If so, how do you un-code it? Where does it store the region coding?

I understand that, with dedicated DVD players you can change the coding, but only a fixed number of times - unless you have a multiregion player. Is this how the Omnibook DVD player works or is it automatically multiregion?

Wa Benzi
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Re: Multiregion DVD Omnibook xe4500

No PC DVD player is multi-region. All have 5 hardware region changes and then permanently lock into the last selection. Unless of course, you find a firmware patch to remove RPC2. And you could start by looking at The Firmware Page

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Re: Multiregion DVD Omnibook xe4500

My OmniBook XE4500 has got Toshiba SD-R2212. The region free firmware patch for this model can be downloaded from:

However, this process sounds a bit risky to me and there's no hurry as I've still got 4 changes remaining.

Let us know what's your experience once you're region free.

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