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Sony PS3 region codes (Hong kong)

Old 04-26-08, 01:00 AM
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Sony PS3 region codes (Hong kong)

I am currently living in Hong Kong and want to pickup a HK version PS3. What is the region code situation with the PS3 for both standard and blue-ray discs? Is it region coded and if it is can I break it with a remote code or software update?

I have a lot of region 1 standard dvds from the US I want to play on it to enjoy the up conversion capability.

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Old 04-26-08, 01:04 AM
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the PS3 is region-locked for both DVD and Blu-ray. i'm fairly certain there is no known way to make it region-free either, at least not yet. maybe someone else knows otherwise though.
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Old 04-26-08, 02:39 AM
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both the u.s. and hk are region a; so bds will play on your ps3. as stated above sd dvds are region locked on the ps3.
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Since no one else answered you, if you bought it there it should be Region 3. However, if you import one from the US, it would be Region 1....for DVD.

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Thanks for the reply. It's a shame these companies make this so inconvenient. that is good news about blueray at least.
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Originally Posted by spasmolytic
Thanks for the reply. It's a shame these companies make this so inconvenient. that is good news about blueray at least.
i dont see the good news
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Old 04-26-08, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by True_Story1011
i dont see the good news
mrhan point out above that both the US and HK are region A; so US BDs will play on a HK PS3.
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