email@example.com" rel="external">|Obi_Wan| schrijft: "Onder de noemer "Regional Playback Control · RCP II" kunnen alle DVD-ROM spelers die verkocht zijn na 31 december '99 niet meer regio vrij spelen. De regiocode wordt in de hardware van de DVD drive gebakken. Dat wordt dus oude DVD drives opkopen ":
This notice is intended to stress the importance for all CSS licensees manufacturing DVD Drives and related playback systems to carefully comply with the requirements of the license and specifications, including the requirement that no Phase I implementation be manufactured or sold after December 31, 1999
Phase I RPC implementations allowed computer-based DVD playback systems to implement RPC functions in the playback system, so long as the RPC functionality was closely coupled with the CSS authentication and decryption functionality. Thus, the host computer was allowed to implement the RPC functions through software or hardware playback systems. During Phase I, only one region was allowed to be set for any given computer DVD playback system.
Phase II, in contrast, allows the region of the computer-based DVD playback system to be reset by the consumer but requires that the manufacturer of the DVD Drive implement the RPC functions in firmware in the drive itself. In general, this means that the consumer may reset the region of his/her DVD Drive 5 times (and may have this 5 times resetting capability re-established by an authorized service center an additional 4 times after purchase).
Note that these requirements relate to computer-based playback systems and do not affect stand-alone DVD Players. Stand-alone DVD Players are also required to implement RPC but may not use the consumer resetting approach that is available for computer-based playback systems.