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2005-02-21, 21:48
I am planning on buying a new 12" powerbook to use to edit videos and such of my teaching and other experiences in China. My question is specifically about the dvd burner/player. Does anyone know if it is region free for playing DVD's? also, when burning a DVD does it include the region from which i bought the Powerbook? For clarification...many DVD's come encoded with a region...US is region 1, China is region 5...i wanna play my DVD's in both places. Is this doable on my future Mac?

2005-02-21, 22:01
You can switch regions on your DVD player up to five times before the hardware locks into the final region.

If you're lucky, you can find a hacked firmware upgrade that will allow you to make your drive region-free.

Some information can be found here (http://www.powerbook-fr.com/dossiers/dezonage/index.html), but I would STRONGLY suggest you do lots of research before applying any hacks.

2005-02-22, 17:43
so does the DVD burner record in that selected region as well or is that region free?