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Can you get you ps3 to be another region or a region free player

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Becuase of this being a stand alone Blue-ray player and not a PC drive Blue-ray your really limited to internal bios that if messed with can break the whole player, so if you want region free you'll need to buy a new player. sorry but it is like asking how to make a japan region coded PS3 in to an all region, where it might have a very slight chance of working after everything has been Frankenstein-ed, you would need skills to enact someone dictation, and because of copyright laws if a modder or hacker was to post how to. They may suffer the fate of George Hotz. so put the blue-ray in your room, living room, or even on eBay and buy a region free blue-ray.

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I have a 60gb ps3 that i got from singapore and when i try to play the red dead redemption game i got from ausralia on a standard panasonic tv, it says it cannot play due to the current video ouput setting...


it sounds like a version conflict to me ie a NTSC copy of the game with a pal PS3 or visa versa.
an excerpt from wikipedia
"Two of the seventh generation of video game consoles have regional lockout, so games imported from other countries cannot be played on foreign versions of those consoles without some form of alteration to bypass the lockout. However, a number of games for the Xbox 360 have been confirmed as region free and will play on a unit from any region, although it is up to the publisher if a game is region free or not. Like the CD-i and the Panasonic 3DO, the PlayStation 3 is one of the few home consoles to be advertised as region-free.[2][3] However, while region free for PS3 games, there is region locking for backwards compatible PS2 and PS1 games, as well as DVD and Blu-ray Disc movies. Additionally, some games separate online players per region, such as Metal Gear Solid 4 Online. A PSN store only contains content for its own country, for example the UK store will not supply usable map packs for an imported US copy of Call of Duty 4. The PS3 actually supports hardware region locking for PS3 games as well, based on Blu-ray regions,[4] but as of current it is unused and all current region lockouts and separations are about online services."
Link "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regional_lockout"
Perhaps checking the video setting and game settings under "settings" in the home menu might help.

Apr 21, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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)!

Mar 24, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When i try to play a dvd on my ps3 its telling me region code not found


hi there,
the ps3 will only play dvd's from your region(e.g. region 1 usa, 2 europe etc..) So depending on where you got your dvd, if it's not the region as your ps3, the ps3 will not play the dvd. however the ps3 will play blu-rays and games from anywhere in the world as it plays region-free blu-ray discs. I know it's a pain in the neck, but you will have to find a region free dvd player to play that dvd. Hope this helps.

Jan 28, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 BLU-RAY DVD PLAYER REGION FREE


This is because you bought the ps3 from america, it will not let you play anything you buy from europe, i had this problem when i was in germany too i had bought the ps3 in michigan and tried to play in germany and got the same exact error code. i just ordered all my games from amazon. but eventually bought a new ps3 from their region. i dont know why sony does this i personally think it is to stop illegal burning via the internet.

Jun 21, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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My mom sent me a music DVD from South Africa. I live in Perth WA. The DVD will not play on my DVD player or Playstation 3. It states: The region code is incorrect?


you are playin a dvd drom a different region.
For example Australia and RSA have different DVD regions. this page will show you the regions of different places. http://www.regionfreedvd.net/player/sony.html
You could get a region free dvd player, OR you could install "slysoft any dvd" to your PC as this lets your PC dvd drive run region free.

Jan 03, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3


Unfortunately not, as it stands the only thing the PS3 is region free on is the games. All regional BD and DVD are locked to your region. Even if there was a hack to play region 1 dvd's on a region 2 ps3, sony would patch it up as soon as it was made puclic.

However you could use region free dvd's which will work on the PS3. There is plenty of software for PC which will copy your existing DVD's and remove the region lock. However, I am not sure on the legalities of it.

Aug 16, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3


You don't need to do anything. You can take a DVD from any region and it will play. Region Free is set in the PS3 software base.

Feb 21, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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DVD region code lock unlocking on PS3


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