Hidden menu to change region codes of some DVD players...

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Leonid Makarovsky, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. I'm just curious don't some corporations risk being sued by Hollywood corporate
    fucks for having hidden menues for the DVD players they are selling?

    A friend of mine just bought a DVD player of a famous known brand.
    And out of the box he could change the region code. He got the info from
    vcdhelp.com. I'm sure that Hollywood corporate fucks/lawyers also read this
    site. So how is the law applied? Is it not applied on hidden menues. I know
    that reverse engineering is legal. But the hidden menues are there just out of
    the box.

    --Leonid
     
    Leonid Makarovsky, Jul 19, 2004
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  2. Leonid Makarovsky

    Brian Guest

    Hidden menu's are not new. I could make my video player zone free by
    pressing a combination of buttons on the remote control.
    You'll find that most DVD players have been modified to play any zone.
    The reason was that unless they can read more than one zone they don't
    sell. Even Sony DVD players have been made zone free before they are
    sold.

    It seems pointless to have zones put on movies as most if not all
    desktop DVD players can read any zone.

    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Jul 19, 2004
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  3. : Hidden menu's are not new. I could make my video player zone free by
    : pressing a combination of buttons on the remote control.
    : You'll find that most DVD players have been modified to play any zone.

    Yeah, that's the question. Isn't it officially illegal? And can someone be
    after those manufacturers?

    : The reason was that unless they can read more than one zone they don't
    : sell.

    Why? Most americans don't know anything about zone restrictions. So only
    video enthusiasts would know. That means that players would sell as well.

    : It seems pointless to have zones put on movies as most if not all
    : desktop DVD players can read any zone.

    I agree with that. Tell it to those Hollywood corporate assholes.

    --Leonid
     
    Leonid Makarovsky, Jul 20, 2004
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  4. Leonid Makarovsky

    Brian Guest

    It must be legal else they would have tried to stop it.
    Speaking of illegal I read on the copyright notice on many DVD's that
    I don't live in America.....I was thinking of other countries.
     
    Brian, Jul 20, 2004
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