Mike, not sure what exactly you want to know.
Having applied the region free procedure (which is only applicable for DVD not for BR!!) there is no reason to touch the player again. I am in region 2 and can seamlessly play any region DVD (in my case either R1 or R2, I do not own any other region DVD).
Should one wish to do the same for Blu Ray, this to my knowledge would require a hardware modification.
Hope this answers your question.
I purchased my 51FD in August 2008 (as soon as it came out) in the US.
I applied the DVD region free workaround as soon as it was available and all consecutive firmwares after that (that is to say all but the latest - there is no compelling event to install 1.39).
Never had the slightest problem (btw I am in a PAL country).
Today my Edge (firmware V1.4) behaved very strange: after having switched on the DVBC receiver (which automatically triggers the Edge), I received a green screen and a very high pitch tone from the rear surround speakers.
I removed power from the Edge, turned it on again (after 30 seconds) and everything was as before....weird
You are welcome.Part of the problem is that there are very little tools available that can help you in debugging this. One way of trying to find out what is going on is to connect your display to your computer and activate the debugging mode for the display card (if this is possible at all). I did this when I set up my Nettop (running Ubuntu Linux) and it helped my in solving stuttering problems (which were not Edge related) that were related EDID related.Let's hope the...
Installed 1.4 without any particular problems (had to redo certain settings again since it was an upgrade from 1.21 - but that was no surprise as this had been indicated)
Checking things out I was not really able to find how to set these parameters:
New Deinterlacing controls:
"Forced" will force the deinterlacer into using forced 3:2 or 2:2 with automatic detection of even or odd fields
"2:2 Even" will force 2:2 Even instead of using auto field detection
"2:2 Odd" will...