View Full Version : Is the PS3 region free for DVDs?

01-04-2008, 09:19 PM
This is probably my main concern with buying the PS3. I have a few DVDs that are R2 and R4, and I need to know if the PS3 will play them. Also, will it upconvert them?

01-04-2008, 09:48 PM
Forget your other question, because the answer to your first one is NO. It's not fucking region free for SD. Which annoys the heck out of me.

Annoyed? Sure.

01-04-2008, 11:10 PM
I'm pretty sure the PS3 doesn't even play PAL. It's been a while since I tried it, but I seem to recall putting in a region free PAL disc and getting an error message.

But they are definitely region locked for DVDs.

I wonder if there's a firmware hack.

01-04-2008, 11:59 PM
Damnit, I was hoping that if I bought a PS3, it would be a one stop shop for all of my DVD/gaming needs. I guess I'll still have my LG player plugged in for my PAL discs. :(

I need to find a hack!

01-05-2008, 12:53 AM

01-05-2008, 01:01 AM
Just to clear things up. PS3 is region free for games. You can import any PS3 games from anywhere.

And while Blu-Ray can be region locked, it usually isn't implemented. You can check here for a list of which Blu-Rays are/aren't locked:


But in regards to standard DVDs, you're screwed.