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Is the PS3 Region Free when it comes to Blu Ray?

Old 03-07-08, 12:23 PM
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Is the PS3 Region Free when it comes to Blu Ray?

I know that HD and Blu Ray players are region free, but what about the PS3? Same rule apply?
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Old 03-07-08, 12:26 PM
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blu-ray: no (and neither are other players)
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Old 03-07-08, 12:29 PM
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I don't know where you got the info that blu-ray players are region free but that is not the case.

Sure there are some companies that say they can make your player region free but I haven't heard anything that can verify it.

If you want a region A player you will need to buy one in the US or if you need a region B player then Europe is the place to be.

HD-DVD player are region free by the way.
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Old 03-07-08, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by redbill
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Slight Update:

PS1/PS2 Games: No.
PS3 Games: Depends on the Publisher (but thus far they've all or mostly been region free).
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Originally Posted by erichbergen
I know that HD and Blu Ray players are region free, but what about the PS3? Same rule apply?
Not true. Blu-ray is not region free. Just happens that most of the Blu-ray discs out right now do not have regional coding enabled.
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Old 03-07-08, 12:32 PM
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Here's a list of the region free/coded Blu-Ray discs for Region B (assuming you're in the U.S.). There is also Region A info if you're outside the U.S.

http://www.blurayregioncodes.com/index.php?region=b
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Old 03-07-08, 12:36 PM
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HD DVD - Region free

BluRay - has 3 regions (A,B,C)

PS3 - has 3 regions for Bluray, the games are region locked for the PS1/PS2, didn't know there was any region coding for PS3 games (didn't think the option was available) but all I've tried so far have been region free.
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Old 03-07-08, 02:28 PM
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So will this Almost Famous Blu-Ray from the UK play in a PS3?

http://www.sendit.com/video/item/7001000141273
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Yes it will.
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Old 03-07-08, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by erichbergen
So will this Almost Famous Blu-Ray from the UK play in a PS3?

http://www.sendit.com/video/item/7001000141273
Check the list a couple of posts up and you will have your answer.....


Doh, matome gave him the answer.... make them look themselves next time....
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Old 03-10-08, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by rfduncan
Not true. Blu-ray is not region free. Just happens that most of the Blu-ray discs out right now do not have regional coding enabled.
Or they are simply coded A,B,C.
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You'd think there would be firmware hacks by now.
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