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Ps3 Region codes

Has anyone managed to hack the region of UK PS3 BD-Player?

I've orderred some movies from movietyme and none of them plays in my PS3 because of region limitation. I'd appreciate your help.

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  • mikkea Dec 16, 2007

    Cannot play regular US DVDs in my Japanese PS3.  Would there happen to be a solution?

  • gjh5 Nov 13, 2008

    I live in a country that has a very small selection of BlueRay discs available for sale. So I got one in from USA (titled "Baraka", an expensive exercise when postage is included) and found it is only pressed as Region A.

    My PS3 is Region B, so result = one unhappy punter.

    Now looking for a hack to make my PS3 region free.

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I have searched the web extensivley around the same question, looking for a region code hack for PS3 Blue Ray disc movies but I have found none.

My conclusion, the hack does not yet exist or is not widely known.

Also the problem with whatever hack if it is written, if you put your PS3 online to enjoy the great benefits of online gaming, Sony can easily close the security hole exploited by the hack with an online download or firmware upgrade.

Good luck.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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