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DVD regions is there a download that can make the PS3 region free for playing DVD's or is there a setting i can change?

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  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2007

    Hi,

    I've got the PS 3 80gig, got it from Singapore and it seams that it can only play NTSC region, ps 2 games. is there a setting or something a can do to make it play PAL.
    I stay in South Africa.
    please help.

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The only thing i think u can do use nero recode or similar and blu ray decryption program like anydvd and burn the games to blank disk this will change the region code to your local area.

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You can only change the region code a few times (usually 5), so I wouldn't do it. You should leave the current player at region 1, and buy and install another DVD player and set it to region 4, then you will have 1 for each region you want.

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since the changes remaining is set to 0, sorry to say that you cna no longer change this to a different regional setting, unless you reinstall the OS,

chances are you have selected the region previously, or somebody else.

The world is split up into 8 DVD regions:

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Region 3: Southeast Asia and East Asia (including Hong Kong)
Region 4: Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean
Region 5: Eastern Europe (Former Soviet Union), Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
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As we've said, a lot of newer drives are RPC-2 drives these days. Some of these drives don't allow raw access to the drive until the drive firmware has done a regioncheck. But some RPC-2 drives DO allow raw access, so in some cases it is quite possible to use a special software to bypass the protection:

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The region can only be changed five times, before its set permanently.

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