Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Paper Tape
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-23-2010
Location: New Zealand
Message 1 of 3 (2,063 Views)

Multi region hack



Just taken delivery of a high spec T410s and dismayed that the DVD player is NOT multi region. I am perplexed that I can buy a multi region player/recorder on the high street for £60 and yet an £1800 laptop still comes with this pathetic restriction.


As I move frequently between NZ and the UK, I have several region specific DVDs. Does anyone know of a hack that can switch the player to multi region ? I appreciate there are naughty people out there, but I don't see why they should muck up my life, and it all seems somewhat irrelevant anyhow with torrents etc all over the place.


Moved from Dell to Lenovo - not sure I should have done.

Microsoft MVP Contributor
Posts: 21,009
Registered: ‎12-19-2008
Location: Australia, Melbourne
Message 2 of 3 (2,048 Views)

Re: Multi region hack

it actually costs more to implement the region restriction than having the multi-region option. Just like the Macrovision device used in VCR actually costs more to the manufacturer than not having this feature.


It is more of a legal issue than anything else. There is a product called DVD region Free, which supposedly overcome this problem. 


Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
Retired Moderator
Posts: 3,220
Registered: ‎07-31-2008
Location: Pakistan
Message 3 of 3 (1,702 Views)
Top kudoed Authors