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  • jobi123 Jul 31, 2008

    my PS3 brought from USA having problem of region code. pls help me if any solutions are there!!!!

  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    ps3 region code dvd's

  • jedigix Sep 22, 2008

     DVD region code lock unlocking on PS3 problem. I can't Play PS2 games or DVDs from USA (my PS3 is from Japan).

  • chakram_6092 Oct 31, 2008

    same problem with me tooo.....any solutions???

  • Van Winkle Nov 17, 2008

    Won a PS3 at an IT conference in Singapore and cannot play my collection of Australian DVD's due Region Code error. I was hoping there would be a solution by now to this very annoying archiac approach by DVD suppliers.

  • gazpacho40 Nov 22, 2008

    I lived in China for a while and my legitimately purchased DVD collection cannot be played on my Australian PS3. They aren't pirate copies. I paid full retail in China from a regular Department store so I am not invovled in piracy!



    Is there a way to unlock PS3 to "all regions"... it's a rediculous situation... having to buy a separate DVD player.

  • clewes Dec 26, 2008

    i cant play canadian dvds on my english ps3 is there any way to unlock region codes

  • supernenito Mar 23, 2009

    I got my ps3 from the us, i dont know where is the dvd from, i rented it in blockbuster, here in Mexico, but the ps3 doesnt play it, appears that region code error stuff...this is really annoying, i thank johhosho but i wont do all the process he explained each time i rent a movie...i couldnt watch "The Day The Earth Stood Still" in my ps3, have to play it in another dvd player...if there is no solution to this at least want to know wich dvd's my ps3 is able to play because the console package says "All regions"...is that a total lie?????? Antoher thing...it was a thriump to get some info refering to this...as usual sony client services suxs.

  • Killerpumkin Mar 29, 2009

    You would have thought some hacker would have found the code to hack the DVD lock on the PS3 by now? You can even play DVD region free on the Wii now. I complained to Sony and got fobbed off by them:




    DVD region coding is an industry standard technology adopted by the major movie studios and implemented by the MPAA (Motion Picture of America Association). Manufacturers of DVD movie player hardware have must sign up to this standard. However, It isn't obligatory for all DVDs to be region -locked, it's up to each movie publisher, but in practice most do implement the technology.Sony Computer Entertainment supply consoles to each country that comply with the DVD zone regulations for that country. With regard to your European DVD movies, you will find that they will not play on any legitimate (un modified) Samsung, Toshiba, Philips, Panasonic etc. Australian Players.
    Let me reassure you that this is a movie industry standard not a Sony Computer Entertainment standard.”

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This is for people who really wants to watch there dvd movies no matter what region it is on a pal ps3 all you have to do is burn it onto a dvd-r and make that dvd region free, below are instructions on how to do that

ok i'm not sure if this will work on an NTSC ps3 console.

software required
dvd decrypter
dvd regionfree
dvd fab platinum 5 (you can use this software with the dvd region free without the dvd decrypter program but i don't do it this way, i like to do it the long way)

instructions
1. after installing all software load dvd region free and dvd decrypter
2. extract the entire movie into a seperate folder
3. run dvd fab plat 5 select movie folder and away you go

alternatively just install dvd region free and dvd fab plat 5 and do it all in one go with this software i've never done it this way before because i think it may not take out the region code doing this method but again i'ved never tried and it is alot faster

note: these software is very basic to use so i didn't go step by step on how to do what you want it to do

this i've tried this and tested and it works, i recommend doing it this way, it will benefit you, because then it will become a backup of the original copy incase something happens to it, and then you can't even play it anymore.

hope this helps everyone

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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Hi Lleuclid,

With the indulgence of yalmer...

To my knowledge, PS3s are basically region free, unfortunately it is the TV (more often) that can not display the video. Australia and Singapore both are using PAL (576i) system while Region 4 is using NTSC (480i), completely different color system. Hence the TV where the PS3 is connected to should be capable of either PAL or NTSC. Alternately, most PAL TVs can play 480i (NTSC) if and only if they’re hooked up using SCART RGB connector.

On to your other concern of making a Daewoo DV-900 region free, pls try below steps:
1.Open tray
2.With Control push 8 2 8 6 and 0
3.It will display on screen REGION FREE
4.Close tray
5.Ready

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

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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.
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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.

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All the PS3 games are region free. That means it dosent matter where you bought the console, or where you buy your games, they will all be compatible.

There are a few things to be aware of though.

First the games still exist in PAL, or NTSC versions. That means if your are using and older TV witch does not have HDMI support, some games will not work correct, you may experience off colors, or black white screen or other odd things. If you use a new TV with HDMI there is nothing to worry about. since using HDMI signals there is no suchs things as PAL, or NTSC. (this i got while surfing the net...don't know if its true)

if you import a game from another region. You must also buy DLC from that region. meaning if you bought a japanese game you'll have to buy a japanese dlc. if you buy an american dlc or any other dlc it won't work. so buying other region games almost guarantees that you won't be playing any dlc for that game unless you know how to set up psn account in those regions. that part is easy but setting up an account so that you can buy is not since it'll ask for credit card info and it has to match with your billing address....i.e. you are setting up a japanese account but using a uk address for credit card billing... wont work

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