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My ps3 is asking for an encryption key to play a blue ray disc

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Its the parental controll key. have u set one up and have you tried the usual 0000, 1234 type keys??

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I need to renew my ps3 BD encryption key to watch blue ray movie


Some newer blu ray discs require that your system be updated to view the movie. This is due to a security "encryption" set by various movie companies. (they are trying to prevent people from copying their movies).
If your PS3 is connected to the internet this should be done automatically when trying to view the movie.
hope it helps
~good luck!

Mar 13, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The PS3 will not play the new (BD) dvd I just hired .And i have never had this problem befor. Its askin me to renew my encryption key and says something about system software up date. I am not connected to...


All Blue Ray players need to be updated from time to time to keep up with the growing technology of Blue Ray. PS3 is the same way. It is asking you to update your PS3 in order to play the disc. On the back of the PS3 is a Ethernet port (looks like an over sized phone jack) connect this to your internet (modem) and it will update your encryption key and software needed to play Blue Ray discs. Here is a link for that as well.
http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps3/2_60/video/aacs.html

Nov 02, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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How to perform system software update to renew encryption key on my playststion 3


You may have to renew the AACS encryption key to play content such as movies on commercially available BD video software (BD-ROM). If a message indicating that the encryption key needs to be renewed is displayed, update the system software to the latest version. The encryption key will then be automatically renewed.
AACS (Advanced Access Control System) is a copyright-protection technology that is used on Blu-ray Discs. The copyrighted content is protected by setting an encryption key on both the disc and the device used to play the disc.
An AACS encryption key expires in 12 to 18 months and must be renewed. There may also be other times when the key has to be renewed. in the manual

Jun 14, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 won't play blue ray movies!


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PS3 has a AACS (Advanced Access Control System) is a copyright-protection technology that is used on Blu-ray Discs. The copyrighted content is protected by setting an encryption key on both the disc and the device used to play the disc.

An AACS encryption key expires in 12 to 18 months and must be renewed, so no matter if you have a new PS3 or using it already make sure you keep upgrading your PS3 firmware regularly.

Solution

There are two ways to update as listed below:

* Update via Internet
* Update via Storage Media

Download the update data directly to the system from the Internet. The latest update is automatically downloaded.

Select Settings -> System Update, Download the latest update data from the Internet. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation.

You also perform this system update via a storage media, Use update data saved on a disc, Memory Stick™ or other media. Download the update data from a Web site using a PC

Hope this helps, Wishing you happy holidays and happy Gaming

Regards
KreativeGeek

Dec 21, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Will Not play the Blu-Ray disc


Silly anti priacy stuff. Doesnt even stop the pirates...

You just need to get the update, through it on a usb stick and update your ps3. Here is a link to the update and instructions. Hope it helps.

http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/SystemUpdates/PS3/pc_update.html

Dec 05, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Bought a blue ray movie to try out on ps3 now it asks for an encryption key, wth? i don't hook my ps3 to inter net, but asking for a system software update to renew encryption key to play blue ray


-= Renew PS3 Encryption Key =-

If i was you i wouden update. the latest update sony have provided is causing alot of problems, such as not being able to read blue-ray movies and games. (3.00/3.01)

I know you dont see it this way, but i acaully see you as a very lucky person that you havent updated your machine yet, my ps3 dont work anymore after i updated, or it does work, but it just cant read any blueray games or movies.

But if you have a ps3 slim you probaly wont have this problem, its more older models that suffer under this bug. :(

i dont know what your current firmware is, but if its way below 2.80, then your still in the safe zone, cuz if you own a usb memory stick you can transfer the 2.80 update to ( USB-ROOT\PS3\UPDATE\PS3UPDAT.PUP ) and then unplug it from your computer and insert it into your ps3 and then try the update from local storeage.

i hope you can use this :o)


Oct 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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HOW DO I RENEW THE ENCRYPTION KEY ON MY PS3?...IT SAYS I HAVE TO DO THAT IN ORDER TO PLAY MY BLUE RAY DVD?


You'll need to upgrade your software to your ps3.

You can read about it here:

http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps3/2_60/video/aacs.html

Then on that page click on where it says "update the system software".

It will bring you to another page that shows you the different ways to update the software on your ps3.

Jul 08, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 wont play blue ray discs or my games anymore


if your ps3 doesnt play ANY games or dvds, that may mean that the eye on the ps3(the thing that reads the disks and dvds) is malfunctioning, not moving efficiently enough to procces the disk, not recognizing the encrypted code on the disks, or the optical eye could even be scratched. the disk feed could also not be feeding the disk in far enough for the eye to read it. i would definitly suggest calling customer service and/or bringing the ps3 to an A+ certified technition to "diagnose" your problem.

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