scrappy but working! I can play Region 2 discs!
It's even easier now - no cross flashing required
- wine is still required for MediaCodeSpeedEdit (Zip/EXE, 178 KB) to modify the firmware
- DVRFlash is still needed to flash the firmware
Pioneer released a newer firmware (1.09) (Japanese site, in English).
Pick up the DVR-216 (Zip/EXE, 1.1 MB) firmware you need (DVR-216, DVR-216SV, DVR-216SV are the same drive/firmware).
There are other variations on this drive, and there are different firmwares for them.
Firmware 1.06 is available at their DVD Asia site
I checked the MediaCodeSpeedEdit help, and it knows about the DVR-216, DVR-216D and DVR-216L.
All I needed to do is use it to modify the downloaded firmware and use DVRFlash to flash it.
I then verified with DVRFlash that the drive was indeed RPC1