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Is there any way I can convert the region on my ps3

I have a ps3 80gb but cannot play blue ray movies because its regional code is for America and the movies are from UK, is there any way I can change the regional settings so I can play UK movies

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Re: is there any way I can convert the region on my ps3

Not really. You could rip the DVD on your computer, then burn it to a new DVD without regional encoding.

Or you could install linux to run on your PS3 and use any number of software solutions under Linux:

But you're not going to be able to just play out of region DVDs as-is.


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Have an aussie ps3 trying 2 play dvd and it says region code incorrect how do i fix this

The PS3s' DVD and Blu-Ray player is region locked. This means that your Australian PS3 can only play DVD and Blu-Ray movies made for the region Australia is in or are region free (region code 0).

For DVD's, Australia is region code 4.
For Blu-Ray, Australia is region code B or region code 2.

Although this doesn't help your current problem, the PS3 is region free for PS3 games (you can play games from any region).

To work around this, I propose either ripping the DVD to your computer, then burning it onto a different DVD or streaming the DVD directly from your computer to the PS3. Streaming is definitely the better bet if you have more DVD's from another region.

To rip and burn your own copy, use a blank DVD disc and DVD burning/ripping software such as Nero.

To stream to your PS3, check out the following:
PS3 Media Server (my personal favorite) for PC
TVersity for PC
MediaLink for Mac

Enjoy your movie (hopefully)!

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Hi my xbox 360 slim plays most dvd's but some it not play and it says wrong regan code what do i do

There isn't anything you cab really do without opening the xbox up.
ll DVD's have what is called a region code. this is a code that is specific to 5 regions. in North America, we are region 1, and Japan, they would be region 5. If the Xbox is purchased in North America, the DVD drive in the Xbox, is imprinted with region code 1. This mean it will only play region code 1 movies, and games.

The only thing you can do is to either mod your xbox, or replace the DVD drive with a drive from a different region, but this will make it so you can play dvds from your region.

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My ps3 wont play europ movies

Movies use a Region code. For North America we use the NTSC configuration which allows 30 frames per second and the European code is PAL which limits it to 24 frames per second, while the difference is minimal, US DVD players cannot read Europe's DVDs and they can't read ours.

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PS3 wont play blue ray or PS3 game discs

Please check the region code on the BD or DVD. It should match the region code set in the system. Otherwise the disc will not play

Nov 28, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Tried to get internet

hi...please verify:
  • your dvd disc region (must be region free or 1 - for USA)
  • playing blue-ray MOVIES disc, to check a possible problem with your reader .
if the blue ray movie doesn't work, you have got a possible problem with your blue ray dvd reader .
then, take it to an assistance center for hardware repair ..

thank u
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Region code problem

PS3 don't play HD, they only play blue-ray.

Jan 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Unlock the region code to play imported blue-ray movies

Short answer...yes, would you like to invest what would likely be days learning the process? There may be a mod ship out there somewhere, but unless you are willing to modify the PS3 in someway that would likely void any warranties, then you're going to have to find a DVD for your region. A mod without a chip would involve installing linux in addition to the OS that the playstation comes with. I'm sure the process has gotten easier since I last checked, but I found it too painstaking.

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PS3 region

This may be a problem with your ps3 as they are region free. mine is from china and plays all british games fine and blu ray movies email sony @
hope this helps!!

Jul 27, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 region codes for movies

Australia Comes in Region B and USA comes in Region A .

There is NO solution at present to run a different region Movie on a different region PS3

Games are Regional Free so it will play in any regional consoles

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PS3 region code

Yes you can.. Blu-ray discs are not region coded.. However if you trying to play a DVD or any other format disc then it would not be possible since these are region coded.. However the PS3 games are region free.. can be bought from anywhere and played anywhere..

Hope this helps!!

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