You can also make the new drive RPC1 rather than RPC2, as they come. Go to www.rpc1.org
, and they have tools to make your new drive region free. Liteon drives and Sony drives OEM'd by Liteon are particularly easy to do since no new firmware is required. There is a simple program, called LtnRPC.exe, that changes the drive to an RPC1 drive. Takes about 5 seconds when the new drive is hooked up to a computer. The Polaroid unit itself still needs to be made region free, if you so desire, and those instructions are as follows:
Power on the DVR
Press Setup (stay at the first menu that appears)
Press 9-8-7 (you will get no indication that anything is happening, other than the hand with a slash thru it on screen, as you press the buttons)
A screen will appear saying the region code has been set to 0
To be clear, if you want your 2001G to be region free overall, both the new drive and the 2001G itself have to be region free. Making the drive region free just negates the need to "set" a region before inserting it into the Polaroid. A region free drive will work whether the 2001G is region free or not.
Originally Posted by nextoo
Problem solved. The problem was new DVD burners out of the box do not have a region set. Take your burner to your PC. Play a DVD. Use Power DVD or something similiar. When you first put in the disc you will be asked to set a region. Do this as region 1. Now you're golden with the Polaroid.
It worked for both the Sony and the LG. They're back on the list!
Somebody say thanks please.