Is it possible to replace the current DVD drive with a region free blue ray DVD drive?
If so what points do I need to check when trying to purchase same - also the description of new product to make searching on internet easier to find?
If it is possible to replace original DVD drive - can this original drive be inserted in the HP DOCK (exact model HP specifies for my laptop) in the "dock SATA slot" or if it cannot fit are adapters possible/available to allow old DVD drive to connect to my laptop to enable use as a backup second DVD drive?
No, by some reasons Optical Dics Drives which come with HP machines (and few other vendors) are not region free. I don't play DVD's on computers now because the best you can get is 720 × 480 pixels (native) resolution.
Last century, I bought a Toshiba DVD player for A$800 and it was not a region free. I bought another one for A$79 (10 times cheaper) and I could play all DVD's. It's hard to know why. People were talking "cracks" but sorry, I don't know.
Many external BD/DVD players are region free. You may be able to find an internal one but software may stop it.
Note: Many newer machines won't have ODD at all.
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