PS3 Blu Ray region coding

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  1. NeilA

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    Firstly, apologies if this is a repeat thread....

    I have a Hong Kong PS3 which is obviously the same Blu Ray region as Japan (and the US?). Apparently some of the early movie releases here in the UK are region-free (but I haven't checked any). Can anyone confirm?

    Is it likely that there will be a hack found to make the Blu Ray movie playback region-free? - as this is the only drawback I can see on importing, with the games being region free..
     
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    I believe through wispers on the interent if you install Linux you can watch pal dvd's on your PS3, i presume a similar option will be available for BluRay Media
     
  3. Deckedr32

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    I have been told the games are region free, regading the blu-ray.... I'm trying to find this out as we speak.... I'm in HK and I can't quite understand what they were saying! I'm sure he said they are region free but may have issues in the future....:confused:
     
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    These are the BD region codes:

    Region 1: North America, South America, East Asia except for China (India, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia etc.)

    Region 2: Europe and Africa

    Region 3: China, Russia and other countries


    Therefore the Hong Kong PS3 will be a different region to the Japanese PS3.
     
  5. Deckedr32

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    All my parents DVD's are region 3 from HK (same as China)
     
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    Well thats just brilliant,i just ordered silent hill on US blue-ray:rolleyes:

    EDIT:- Phew,just found out that hong kong IS region A for blue ray movies :)
     
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