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Error message - cannot play this disk because regional code is not correct

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October 23, 2013 5:54:31 AM

Tried to play dvds bought at Tesco in Thailand, but error message came up. One disk worked fine. Playing them on PS 3 brought with me from USA. Thank you for any help.

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October 23, 2013 6:11:29 AM

yes... because dvd players have regions assigned to them.

disks will only play on the correct region player.

there is a hack to change the region on your blueray drive (search "change ps3 blue ray region" on google) but its not really all that user friendly. not sure if replacing the blueray drive with one from your current zone would work or not... you can look that up.

you might want to get a cheap dvd player instead if its just a temporary assignment. if its permanent then perhaps look into a more permanent solution. just remember that if you change your region code your games from usa will not work most likely! (which is why i suggested a dvd player instead)
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October 23, 2013 6:13:15 AM

DVDs use regions, a region 3 (Thailand) DVD will not play on a region 1(USA) DVD player. The disc that worked was probably region 0 which means it is not region locked.
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October 24, 2013 4:49:36 AM

ssddx said:
yes... because dvd players have regions assigned to them.

disks will only play on the correct region player.

there is a hack to change the region on your blueray drive (search "change ps3 blue ray region" on google) but its not really all that user friendly. not sure if replacing the blueray drive with one from your current zone would work or not... you can look that up.

you might want to get a cheap dvd player instead if its just a temporary assignment. if its permanent then perhaps look into a more permanent solution. just remember that if you change your region code your games from usa will not work most likely! (which is why i suggested a dvd player instead)


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October 24, 2013 4:53:37 AM

Thank you for time and suggestion. I think it just might be easiest to get a local dvd player. I did try to play the disks by using my computer and connecting to the TV. It worked, but not as well as using the PS3 station. Cheers
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April 3, 2014 9:09:30 AM

For anyone who will encounter this error in the future, you must remember that DVDs has their own regions. Or it depends on the firmware of your console also. Maybe your PS3 firmware could not be able to run a disk from different region. Some users re-flash their console so DVDs can become playable. For more details on this issue, you can refer to: http://www.techyv.com/questions/dvd-unsupported-region-...
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