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Region B Hi Nova 1 According to my information book the PS3 plays region B. I bought 5 discs from the US. 2 of these work and the others don't. Is there any way to override the region or will I need to buy a multiregion player? Cheers Sandy

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Hi.. I have not come accross any way to unlock the region restrictions yet (not saying a code or fix does not exist just not come to my attention) so you may have to buy another player and unless you are willing to have two players side by side a multiregion is your only option (two side by side could be your original left as it is and a new one with the region fixed to USA)

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