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Vista says NO to old DVD drives - 1/2/2006 5:00:14 PM   
WinThusiast


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Windows Vista will no longer support DVD-ROM drives that do not handle region coding in hardware (RPC1 drives) - thus preventing playback of DVDs that are region/CSS encoded with those drives. Not a big problem, as RPC1 drives haven't been officially manufactured since 2000 (and Microsoft claims their drives are all broken), but for those with hacked drives (RPC2 with RPC1 firmware), or move the RPC1 drive to new computers, well, no more DVD movies for you!

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RE: Vista says NO to old DVD drives - 1/2/2006 6:33:22 PM   
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Reminds me, I must get an autoreset firmware for my drive - far simpler than making it RPC1 and then having to defeat the software region takeover.

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RE: Vista says NO to old DVD drives - 1/3/2006 8:01:12 AM   
major9686


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and on that note .. more warez and illegal P2P ..
no dvd on pc ? come on .. they are askin for it !!!

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RE: Vista says NO to old DVD drives - 1/5/2006 3:44:25 AM   
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Not a clever move from Microsoft, but then i guess Vista would be totally protected against copies/mods/etc...

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