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Dvd i bought a playstation 3 which i bought in hong kong but it isnt open to all regions is there a way to change this.....thanx

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U bought it in hong kong... wtf... just buy one in the states

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Hi, my DVD player was bought in Hong Kong, brought it back to England to use. recently, it is not reading discs properly, always say"no disc", no problem to read card though. I am wonder how and...


DVDs are encoded with a "Region Code" to allow studios to control release dates around the world. Hong Kong Region Code is 3, UK is 2. Your player will not play back Region 2 DVDs that you are purchasing or renting in UK. It will work fine with Region Code 3 DVDs I would bet.

Sorry to deliver the bad news.

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I have a 60 gig bought from hong kong-it plays ps2 but only region 1 ps3?Is that right,should it not play all regions?Cheers


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This is correct, the PS3 will only play games and movies from its home region. Note I have some anime that is multi region disks that will not play in my PS3.

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

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Region code usa will not play in my dvd player on my laptop it is a toshiba satellite laptop i cannot find where to change the region code


To change your Region Code click Start- Computer - right click DVD Drive - Properties - Hardware Tab - Click on the DVD Drive on the list of hardware then click on Properties button - click on DVD Region Tab - choose your country then click ok button - click apply button then ok on the previous window - restart computer.

Note: Region Codes can only be change up to 5 times.

Here's the list of Region codes and its respective countries.


Region code and Area
0 Informal term meaning "worldwide". Region 0 is not an official setting; discs that bear the region 0 symbol either have no flag set or have region 1–6 flags set.
1 United States, U.S. territories, Canada, Bermuda
2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, French overseas territories, Greenland
3 Southeast Asia, South Korea, Republic of China (Taiwan), Hong Kong, Macau
4 Mexico, Central and South America, Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Oceania
5 Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Africa (except Egypt, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, and French overseas territories), Central and South Asia, Mongolia, North Korea
6 People's Republic of China, Hong Kong
7 Reserved for future use (found in use on protected screener copies of MPAA-related DVDs and "media copies" of pre-releases in Asia)
8 International venues such as aircraft, cruise ships, etc.
ALL Region ALL discs have all 8 flags set, allowing the disc to be played in any locale on any player.


Should you have any questions just please leave a comment.

Cheers~

Jul 05, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How do I change region on dvd player


As I'm sure you know, DVDs are coded to a region of the world.
REGION 1 -- USA, Canada
REGION 2 -- Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East, Greenland
REGION 3 -- S.Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Parts of South East Asia
REGION 4 -- Australia, New Zealand, Latin America (including Mexico)
REGION 5 -- Eastern Europe, Russia, India, Africa
REGION 6 -- China
REGION 7 -- Reserved for Unspecified Special Use
REGION 8 -- Resevered for Cruise Ships, Airlines, etc...
REGION 0,9 or REGION ALL -- Discs are uncoded and can be played Worldwide




So here we go..
  1. Power on
  2. Open tray
  3. Push the info on remote once (with supplied remote) You will see numbers.
  4. Press 9 for multi-region. keep trying until you see the number 9 appear in upper left corner
  5. Power off
  6. Power on
Best of luck.

Feb 08, 2010 | Televison & Video

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I live in Hong Kong and need to play cd's from all regions


1) Remove disk (if any) from the player
2) Turn the player off
3) Turn the player on
4) Open tray
5) On remote press 9-7-3-5
6) A box should appear on the screen with a region number inside (1
for players sold in USA)
7) Use Up and Down arrow keys on the remote to select desired region
(0 means region free)
8) Press Enter on the remote. Tray should close.
9) Enjoy


Jun 20, 2009 | Televison & Video

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Playing uk dvd's on region 3 PS3


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!

Feb 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Make my dvd regioncode free


Same steps, only the code is wrong:
They are as follows

Region 1 (US, Canada) - 29334
Region 2 (Europe, Middle East, Japan) - 38767
Region 3 (South East Asia, Hong Kong) - 56732
Region 4 (South America, Oceania) - 76884
Region 5 (Russia, India) - 53814
Region 6 (China) - 24462

And just press 9 to chose REGION FREE

Jul 03, 2008 | Samsung DVD-HD870 DVD Player

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YOU DO NOT NEED TO CHANGE YOUR REGION CODE 
PSP'S ARE REGION FREE
I BROUGHT SOME GAMES FROM CANAda and i livE IN THE UK
THEY WORK PERFECT

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hiya i bought my ps3 from india and it wont play my english dvd's can u help

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ah...my young friend....that is not possible...not unless sony sends out an update allowing ps3 to be region free....for now....stick with japanese games..NTSCJP i'm guessing

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