Hey, My friend overseas is having problems with different zoned dvds in the us...(he is from new zealand). his message to me is below; I am having some difficulties extracting the full benefits of my new laptop (Dell Latitude D600). The key issue is the DVD player which is currently set to Zone 1. In order to watch the DVD's I brought from New Zealand, I will have to reset the Zone but will want to be able to change this back so I can watch DVD's I get over here. Now from what I can tell, I can change the region setting in the DVD players properties but I can only do this four times before it is locked. please......can anyone help???? Thanks.