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Playing uk dvd's on region 3 PS3

My PS3 is region 3 (bought via hong kong) can i get it modified to play dvd's bought ih the uk?

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No you can't. At this time it's not possible. You could always make the discs you bought region free by copying them with dvdshrink or another program but as of now there is no hack for the PS3 and probably won't be one for another year.

You could try dual booting the ps3 with linux, but it's probably not worth all the effort.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Best of luck!

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