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Ps3 will not plat multi region dvds

I have a 80gb ps3 player that will play region 2 and blu-ray but not other region dvds.

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Alibaz, After looking this theme up there are two ways to which i would approach it. a) is selecting the region for which the dvd is formatted for or b) waiting for a patch to come out. 
There is a way you are able to reformat your hdrive whihc would let you play it but things get messy really quick.  -Please post with what you decide to do. -Thank you and i look forward to your postings.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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What it sound like even through they put region 1 on the box the disk may be actually a multi-region disk so that the manufacture can press the same disk more.

The problem with this is the PS3 it set to play region 1 only disk. I had not seen this will Blu-ray disks yet but I have alot of DVD Anime titles that say region 1 on the box but the disk is actually multi-regioned.

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