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20 Nov 2008
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Can i play region 1 dvds on my playstation

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I was wondering i am i able to play region 1 dvds on my playstation, i know that blu ray are multi region but can i only play region 2

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No you can't - I've tried it
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You can play NTSC discs, but only if there are region 0. The PAL PS3 only plays regions 0 and 2. What you have said is not true about blu-ray, PAL PS3s can only play region B and obviously region free discs, its just that some state they are region A when in fact they are free of region encoding.
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You pretty much nailed it. The PS3 can play any region-free disc (the region 0 version of the film The Bounty or Babylon 5 - Lost Tales) but won't accept other regions unless dual encoded. An example of the previous is the Region 4 special editions of Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns which are encoded for Region 2 and 4. I think that Revenge Of The Sith is the same...
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TheWildWhelk wrote:
You pretty much nailed it. The PS3 can play any region-free disc (the region 0 version of the film The Bounty or Babylon 5 - Lost Tales) but won't accept other regions unless dual encoded. An example of the previous is the Region 4 special editions of Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns which are encoded for Region 2 and 4. I think that Revenge Of The Sith is the same...

ah... forgot about those! Cheers mate:)

Still, they are technically region 2:Plol

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Hope they bring out a disc like there was for the ps2 called Region X soon
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snake7265 wrote:
Hope they bring out a disc like there was for the ps2 called Region X soon

with the ease of FW updates, surely they could just negate the effectiveness of Region X type discs. It would suck, but I imagine it would be quite easy to do. Just like they are potentially able to lock out certain Blu-ray discs that have been copied millions of times on the internet. The potential is there, just whether they would do it or not I don't know.

That said, there are a few players on the market now which are region free and apparently are immune to FW fixes - although these are hardware changes and I don't really fancy messing about with soldering my PS3!

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I know it was a question about DVD's as opposed to Blu-Rays but if you want to know what Blu-Rays are 'region free' check out:

http://www.movietyme.com/catalog/default.php?cPath=210 they test all Region 1 Blu Rays and let you know if they work on UK PS3's or not.

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