On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 8:46 PM, John P. Looney wrote:
> Hey, I'm looking to replace my DVD player, and I may as well get a
> multi-region one.
Zero idea about the implications of region coding and it's possibly
illegal to even speculate on them.
Anyone have any references on the issue that provide insights or
clarification as to how to expect this issue to be interpreted in an
> It's for hooking up to a popcorn-hour box, which has a
> pretty..conservative kernel (2.6.15), so something that doesn't need power
> other than from USB, and doesn't needs exotic drivers is a big plus.
I don't know of any usb cd/dvd drives that need "exotic drivers".
Quoting Steven Kavanagh:
> You'd be hard pressed to find an optical drive that can be powered by USB
LG External Super Multi DVD Rewriter GSA-E50N
It is over a year old (mine was manufactured August 2007) so that
model is no doubt out of production now.
I've only ever powered it from a single USB port and have burnt CDs
and DVDs like that without any problems. On my eee 701 not all usb
ports are powered equally and the drive only works on the "full
powered" ones so the host device could be an issue. The drive does
have a dedicated power connector but I don't think it even came with a
suitable cable to actually use it.
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