RCE - The Good, Bad and Ugly News
Right, the current scourge of DVD, RCE, has been making itself know over the past few days with the release of The Patriot (R1). Several reports in The DVD Forums have confirmed that the entire Toshiba SDxxxE and SDxxxx are affected by RCE and completely refuse to run these discs should they be multi-region modified. I've also received confirmation that the Wharfedale DVD-750 and Proline DVD-1000 also refuse to play The Patriot when handset hacked.
When attempting to play a disc on any of these modified players, you are greeted with a map of the world and the legend;
This disc is intended for play on non-modified Region 1 players.
There is nothing wrong with this Region 1 disc. To assure playback you should purchase or rent a disc designed for your region as set forth below.
The majority of other players appear to cope OK with the discs so long as they are set to emulate a specific region and not set to any kind of multi-region mode. Bad news for a large number of people though, I hope Warner and Columbia are feeling happy with themselves.