I know my computer does but mine, however, can only do it a certain number of times. So as an alternative, instead of having to whittle down the amount of times I can change my region settings, I just up and bought a region free dvd player.
It's still in use today, even though things are transitioning to Blu-Ray, but I've not quite cared enough about Blu-Ray yet to bother.
I bought the DVD and it worth it see many techniques in action. Although I knew most of the tricks I just have not used them in my personal projects. Fon covers a lot of techniques and tricks for those more curious about model building. He covers vacuum forming, scribing, mold/casting, basic electronics, washes, weathering. I may put my DVD up for sale soon as I took a few notes and do not need the DVD set. But anyone interested in the tools/tricks of the trade, most definitely get the DVD set. It will clear up any foggy ideas of tool use, tricks, approaches, techniques in plain sight. I'm much more visual so this just helped in that respect.
I have the DVD as well and it's excellent. Need help with vac form? He covers it. Can't make that smooth canopy? He shows how. Lighting? He does it.
The info just goes on and on... 2 thumbs up from me.
I just got my Intro to Professional Model Making DVD for Christmas and I watched the first hour and so far it's very informative. I am so glad I got it, so many tips you can pick up just by watching it. Tools, types of material, methods and how he handles the materials, its well worth it. The DVD also played fine in my Samsung Blu-ray player (BD-D5700), I had no problems with it at all.
To recap: if you're wondering about some techniques or are curious about rounding out your foundation model building skills, this is a good double set to grab. Get these techniques down and you're far ahead of most hobbyists (and probably even a few pros, ugh). Anyone who's been working a few years may think that they'll get less out of it, but it's always good to see something in action and get a few reminders and tips.
I hope this covers some of thing things I'm looking for and to see performed. I just bought one a few moments ago too. He's probably getting overwhelmed and wondering why increased sales all of the sudden! :lol
Got my copy and watched most of it. Very informative. I did start getting annoyed the first time I saw a time lapsed section thinking, "Gee, sure would be nice if I knew what he was doing", but then he went back and described it. I am really looking forward to trying some of the techniques I saw. One right away is going to save me a lot of trouble.