If PS3 is region free...

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  1. Johnator

    Johnator 'Til All Are Gone!

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    Then I could buy Masterforce or Victory etc. on dvd and watch them on there correct? I ask because I have never seen any of those shows and don't have a region-free dvd player (yeah I know I could change it technically).
     
  2. Takeshi357

    Takeshi357 "Research"

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    Well for one thing, Sony products are a royal pain in the ass to hack into region free. PS2 had...uh...I don't remember the name of the device, but it basically did allow you to hack it region free, but I don't think such a device exists for PS3, at least not yet. Sides, I've no idea how it likes PAL video.

    You'd probably be better off buying a dedicated DVD player for that. I know there are region free players available for real cheap, too. I recall dvdbeaver recommending one such player, and apparently it handled the PAL/NTSC conversion pretty well, too...
     
  3. Draven

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    SOmething else you could do, Johnator, is get hold of a program to make your PC's DVD drive region free. I used to do that before I got a region-free DVD player; they usually only cost a few bucks.
     
  4. kenm2474

    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    I read it is Region Free for games Not Movies. But I could be wrong.
     
  5. Johnator

    Johnator 'Til All Are Gone!

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    I will check out that site. Thanks Takeshi.
     
  6. Johnator

    Johnator 'Til All Are Gone!

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    Sounds like another good plan. I have some googling to do. Thanks Draven.
     
  7. adamthered

    adamthered Reads comics. Starts shit

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    Here's the cheap answer to your problems:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...layer&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=1152228812909

    And here's the info on how to hack it:

    http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks/insignia-ns-dvd1/7696

    I picked this up because as already mentioned, Sony players are a bitch to hack (what I currently have for my home theatre set up). However, I have a bunch of R2 Pal DVDs that I couldn't play on the Sony player. I have an Insignia portable that I hacked and once I saw this model (and did some research to make sure it could be hacked) I snatched it up. It works greats, it's a very small unit (fits right on top of my sub woofer), and it's cheap.
     
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    You are correct. Region free for PS3 games only. Region locked for Blu-ray, DVD and PS2 games.
     
  9. Johnator

    Johnator 'Til All Are Gone!

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    Wow and it is on sale this week! Thanks a lot. This is my answer! :thumb 
     
  10. Takeshi357

    Takeshi357 "Research"

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    I have a Sony DVD player, I forget the model, but basically I discovered I'd need some ├╝ber-expensive special programmable remote control to hack it. An alternative was a custom-made remote specifically for that purpose, but for the price people asked for it on the local auction site, I could as well have bought a whole new player...and I did.

    I've generally noticed that the no-name manufacturers (ie. ones you've probably never even heard of before) usually either make players that're region free from the factory or just ridicilously easy to hack yourself.
     
  11. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    So much for nobody being affected by region lockout or legitimately needing to hack their players (see Blu-Ray thread)
     

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