Sorry this is going to be a noob question.
I have bought a LG BlueRay player for the PC a couple of years ago. I got PowerDVD software with it which I sometimes use to matchup the episode numbers to my ripped files so I have the correct order.
I'm in Region 2 (UK) but sometimes I end up with Region 1 DVD/BlueRay's when I purchase them through sites like Amazon and eBay which isn't really a problem for anything but PowerDVD. I am requested to change my region to play a Region 1 disc and I can apparently only do this 5 times. I tried making a VirtualMachine so I could switch it over but it required a login which I presume registers the switch. I contacted them the other day as they were having a special sale (I'm just putting the feelers out and hadn't decided if I wanted to sink money into it yet.. oh and FYI I've bought a MakeMKV license last year just in case you think I'm not paying the right people first )
They came back with this answer:
I've used free players without limitation so actually paying for a product makes me fail to understand capitalism, how dare I try throw money at solving a problem when there's free versions available lolWith reference to your query, please be informed that the region code change limit of five times is associated with your BD/DVD drive, not by CyberLink PowerDVD.
BD/DVD drives sold in a specific geographical region are designed to play only discs authorized by the content provider for that region.
This is intended to permit content providers (motion picture studios, etc.) the ability to support product differences in content, price, release date, etc., by region.
CyberLink PowerDVD serves as an interface through which users can tell their BD/DVD device to change its region code. Once the change reaches BD/DVD’s allowed limitation, five times in this case, the BD/DVD device forbids end-users from changing the region code again.
If you reach the limit, you may contact your BD/DVD drive manufacturer to unlock it. We do not have the right to unlock or add the change limit for you.
The paid version has the same limitation.
Is there a way to unlock my LG Slim Portable Blu-ray / DVD player Model BP50NB40 so that PowerDVD no longer sees this as having a restriction between regions?
Or is there a USB BlueRay/DVD player out there that has already been unlocked for multi-region playback (and does well with MakeMKV obviously)?