Sorry I’ve not been active this week… I’ve been busy with some geek projects that hardly warrant reporting. I do have a geeky conundrum that I’m tackling, so if anyone has above average input to offer, please chime in… I’m trying to make the DVD/CD drive in my Pismo region free… I’m an expat and need to be able to watch movies on region 0 instead of the standard 1 or 2. It’s a Mashita drive, DVD-ROM, SR-8174, firmware is C113. I’ve applied a firmware hack via Classic, but am not sure it worked because the firmware reported by the System Profile still regards it as C113 rather than the hacked X113 version. Now, here’s the problem, I spent a couple of hours researching and cursing the lack of information and results reporting on the subject online, and I can’t even seem to find an application that’ll even work well enough to tell me whether I have and RPC-1 or an RPC-2 drive! I’m suspecting that I have RPC-2, but since I can’t tell if the firmware hack worked, (nothing in the error log confirms conclusively or warns of failure), I don’t know if I’m still at risk of locking in a region. Where can a girl find conclusive confirmation these days! Argh!
Shouldn’t there be a way to access the region stuff in Terminal? Anyone know if the RPC info is available this way? UNIX- save me! *on knees begging*
As I said, if anyone has niblets of wisdom on the topic… get on the virtual horn and comment please.
What I’m listening to right now:
My Head Sounds Like That from the album “Up” by Peter Gabriel