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Old 09-10-2007, 01:53 PM
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Default Goin neutral soon, but the availability for region free discs?

I know that Blu Ray is region coded but as a Uk resident, I wanna take full advantage of the fact that its currently $2 to 1, also the fact you guys get the releases a hell of a lot quicker than we do. So i will probably get a UK PS3 and go for the region free BR discs, how many are actually region encoded?
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Old 09-10-2007, 02:28 PM
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Some BR guys will tell you that only some BD's from Fox are region coded. But as a matter of fact all major Blu-Ray exclusive Studios are region coding there releases.

Fox: All Releases are region coded
Sony/Disney/BuenaVista/MGM/Lionsgate: Some Releases are region coded

Check this list for more informations:
http://bluray.liesinc.net/

I will go neutral soon, but I don't know if i should get a Region A or Region B Player...
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Old 09-10-2007, 02:57 PM
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Sony: Have said and (showed in their releases) that only day-and-date releases in USA will be region coded. All other will be region free.
Disney: Have said and (showed in their releases) that only day-and-date releases in USA will be region coded. All other will be region free.
Lionsgate: Mix of region free and region coded discs.
Fox and MGM: All releases in USA is region coded so far
Paramount, Warner and any other neutral studio in USA: All discs are region free

Any disc released on Blu-ray must be region free for new pressed discs after 12 months.

As mentioned, this site is pretty good to determine region code.
http://bluray.liesinc.net/
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Old 09-10-2007, 03:02 PM
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I will go neutral soon, but I don't know if i should get a Region A or Region B Player...
I would recommend Region A player if you don't want to player region 2 DVD:s on it. It looks like region A will be used a little bit more than region B. All Sony releases in Europe will be region free for example.

I have both...
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Old 09-10-2007, 03:58 PM
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as far as I know most BD's are region coded
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:14 PM
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as far as I know most BD's are region coded
You might need to re-fresh your knowledge then. Most are not. Take a look at one of these pages and you will learn that most discs are region free.

http://bluray.liesinc.net/
http://www.blu-raystats.com/

The first link has already been posted here twice. The second list 80% as region free.
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:36 AM
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are most ps3 games region free then?

cos I'd consider gettin a us or jap ps3 then
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:17 AM
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PS3 games are all completely region free. But i don't know if all Internet Features are working well, when using a foreign console.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:36 AM
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PS3 games are all completely region free. But i don't know if all Internet Features are working well, when using a foreign console.
Have not played much but I have not had any problems with my PS3 from Japan. The only thing to think about is the region coding for DVD:s and that Japan uses NTSC instead of PAL. NTSC and PAL does not concern you if you have a new TV (up to about 5 years) or have a HDTV. The HD-signal does not use PAL or NTSC, it's HD.

And ALL PS3-games are region free.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:38 AM
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Cheers fellas!

Jap or yank ps3 is next after my evesham soundstage then
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