Discussion in 'Playstation Forums' started by ash, Dec 19, 2006.
What are the pros and cons of each one. Which one is better etc.
I have a JPN but would get US. (May be replacing with UK machine at launch)
Both do Region A Blu-ray but the US will also do your US DVD's and if they introduce region locking for games, better to have US for English language support.
The US machine also doesn't censor out the blood in RFOM unlike the JPN console. Not sure how this will pan out though.
Is it a realistic possibility that they could region encode games?? Thing is the Disks are Blu-ray right? So if HK and Japan and USA are all Region A then would the thing read USA Game disk's anyways?? Also I have Read today that someone has theres playing Region 2 dvds (pal ones) using a Linux, won't the same thing happen to make it play UK Game Disk's if this did happen??
The Blu-ray region A,B,C only applies to movies not games. If they enforce game locking its likely to be based on console ID similar to how RFOM works differently on a JPN to US machine.
Saying that, the PSP could be region locked but not aware that anybody has done so.
Yes, was sure the Linux route would open many possibilities but you then have to connect up a USB keyboard & mouse rater than use with gamepad or BT remote. Not a realistic option IMO, might as well use the Media Center PC.
Pro for US PS3
All english stuff, regardless of region free or not
Ability to play US PS2 games
R1 SD DVD playback (although a irrelevant point now I guess, as PAL DVDs can be played through Linux)
No censoring (might work the other way too, so JPN uncensored might be censored here)
£:$ exchange rate extremely favourable right now
Cons for US PS3
Harder to find than Japanese unit right now
Pro for JPN PS3
Should region lock be introduced, still have the ability to play quirky Japanese games and Winning Eleven
Usually cheaper than a US unit
Much easier to find
Cons for JPN PS3
Should they be region locked, might be a problem in long run
Can't play english PS2 games
No R1 SD DVD playback (although again, might be insignificant now)
I've excluded pros and cons that might apply to both (e.g. Region 1 BD playback, no warranty etc.)
Now im Really Unsure what to do...
Locking the Games would be poo, they havn't with PSP so why would they with PS3??
If your already getting a JPN unit then don't worry. If your still looking to buy an import try & get a US machine. Simple
As to locking, they may not! But no guarantee.
As i'm going to the US next month, i would pay £300 or so for a 20GB model which they are going for but it's the risk of not having the warrenty. I won't pay the UK price for one. I don't want one that bad
the best thing to do just get one and enjoy it today..............its all if's and but's
its not worth worring about something that might never happen
I am in the same sort of dilema
i'm getting a ps3 and will probably wait a few months to get one but i'm wondering which ps3 i should go for. To be honest as it will be hooked up to the 32"lcd in the living room i probably wont get much alone time to play games and i predict the majority of my use will be blue ray play back. My tv only has one hdmi slot so i intend to use this for the ps3 leaving my sony region free dvd player for dvd usage. I would like the option to be able to play blue ray films from the us as thats where i will do most of my buying, ideally i'd like to be able to play pal dvd's as well.. the ps3 sd playback might be better if they patch the software to upscale to 720..so i could end up using it for dvd watching.. and most of my dvd's are region 2 pal..
ideal world would be a region free ps3.. any news on a hack for it yet?
If i go for japan unit.. i can only play region 2 ntsc dvd? america region 1 ntsc? uk region 2 pal dvd?
both us/jap will play us/jap blue ray films?
i suppose if i'm keeping the dvd player.. and use it for blue ray the decision between jap/us models is not as hard to make..
japan ps3 will play
USA and JAPAN BLURAY MOVIES
WILL NOT PLAY R2 PAL DVD's (from the UK for example)
ONLY R2 NTSC DVD (japan region)
WILL NOT PLAY PS1/2 GAMES from EUROPE or USA
WILL PLAY PS3 GAMES from around the world
jpn ps3 does infact play region 2 pal dvd's through linux with a tiny little bit of tinkery
link : http://www.fedorafaq.org/#dvd
so guys -
in march which should i get (assuming a euro release)
japan 60gb ?
Bearing in mind most usage will be blue ray and possibly gaming second.. the gaming might get more use as our little fella gets older.. he's only 4 now.. and i dont have time to use it as a games machine..
i guess the linux angle levels the playing field... using linux do you get dolby digital/dts when playing dvds?
ps3 games are region free but not ps2 games... ps2 games are region locked...
Thanks I thought there may be a problem maybe a fix in future. Also seen that PS3 is not good at playing PS2 games, so may be best to keep both. Wife won't be happy.
No but nor can the Japanese one.
My 60 GB Japanese unit is just a stop gap - I want a UK version. I have purchased discs from the US in DVD format before, but I still prefer buying from the UK. As and when I get a UK version, the console and the Blu ray films will go on eBay.
I'm hoping that very soon, with Linux some bright spark will get my HD DVD add-on working with it and then I can get rid of the 360 as well
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