psp region code.

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  1. t1m103

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    my friend has bought a few umd movies but his psp is a psp1000 japanese import and the umd films are uk region coded and it will not play them,will putting cfw on the psp allow him to watch the umd films? if he then selects fake region code in the recovery menu and selects united kingdom?.
     
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    Nope...the only way to watch UMD's from a different region to your hardware would be to totally rewrite the PSP's entire NAND using the Despertar del Cementerio v8 regeneration facility. That said It's not worth doing this to a fully functional PSP.
     
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    There should be no problem playing uk umd movies on a japanese psp as they are both Region 2.
     
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    Now that is a good point......;)
     
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    good point,just spoke to him its a psp 1001 im told.
     
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    so whats the fake region for in the recovery menu?.
     
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    I believe it's for the online PSN store. The UMD Region playback is hardware based so has never been remedied. The fact it's a PSP 1001 just means it's a fat PSP....the real detail is if it truly is Japanese, since as twogubs pointed out both the UK and Jap UMDs are Region 2 and therefore should both work on the PSP in question.
     
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    had a further conversation with my mate and i now beleive its a north american version,the box has english and french writing on it so there for its region 1.found this list telling you what region umd movies are> http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/RNC_EBM/PSPRegionCode.jpg
     
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    Well the only UMD video's he'll get working are those from the same region as his PSP, meaning Region 1, so for all intents and purposes the UK UMD's he has are worthless to him.

    UMD Games are Multi Region. UMD Films are not.
     
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    Way back in the mists of time at cfw 3:30 OE-A and 3:40 OE-A the fake region setting actually worked(i have a japanese launch phat and my mate has a us launch phat and the Akira r2 umd played perfectly in both).However with the launch of the slim and 3.60 ofw being backwards compatable this functionality was lost,if Sony had gone along the lines of Apple and iphone/itouch firmwares for different gens then it would be different.

    For reference here are the regions relating to models
    1000: Japan, Region 2
    1001: North America, Region 1
    1002: Australia/New Zealand, Region 4
    1003: UK, Region 2
    1004: EU. Region 2
    1005: Korea, Region 5
    1006: Hong Kong/Singapore, Region 3
    1007: Taiwan, Region 3
    1008: Russia, Region 5
    1009: China, Region 6

    substitute the first digit for each gen of psp.
     
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    This might be a silly question but would a PSP Phat runnung cfw play homebrew movies?

    cheers

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    Any psp(cfw or ofw) will play correctly encoded movies off of the memory stick.
     
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    It' on a psp phat usa version i might be buying.
     

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