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Topic # 64939 26-Jul-2010 13:14
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Hi there, could someone please tell me whether or not Batman the Animated series region 1 DVD's will work on my PS3 slim?

I am looking at purchasing the complete series off e-bay and the only infomation I have for the DVD region is: DVD: 1 (US, CA)

Has anyone bought this set and got it to work..?  Or any ideas on how to get it to work if it doesn't?

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  Reply # 356489 26-Jul-2010 13:23
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I'm pretty sure PS3 is region locked, which is a pain. That Batman series is awesome by the way.

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  Reply # 356503 26-Jul-2010 13:36
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Haven't tried it, but if it is actually Region 1 then it won't work in your PS3 and there is currently no way to enable it.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 356505 26-Jul-2010 13:38
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The PS3 is region free for games but NOT for DVD's




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  Reply # 356515 26-Jul-2010 13:53
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vexxxboy: The PS3 is region free for games but NOT for DVD's

Not quite true.  The PS3 is region coded, but most (all?) games are region free.  DLC is usually region coded however.



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  Reply # 356518 26-Jul-2010 13:56
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Aw this sucks.. I'm a huge fan of the Batman animated series..

Is there any decent blu-ray/DVD player out there that you guys know of that will work with region 1 DVDs? - Preferably Sony?

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  Reply # 356526 26-Jul-2010 14:05
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cgrew: Aw this sucks.. I'm a huge fan of the Batman animated series..

Is there any decent blu-ray/DVD player out there that you guys know of that will work with region 1 DVDs? - Preferably Sony?


Pretty much every stand alone DVD/blu ray player sold in NZ will play other region's DVDs,
If you don't want to spend much, a bog stock one from the warehouse/DSE/supermarket etc  for less that $50 will do



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  Reply # 356540 26-Jul-2010 14:26
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wellygary:
cgrew: Aw this sucks.. I'm a huge fan of the Batman animated series..

Is there any decent blu-ray/DVD player out there that you guys know of that will work with region 1 DVDs? - Preferably Sony?


Pretty much every stand alone DVD/blu ray player sold in NZ will play other region's DVDs,
If you don't want to spend much, a bog stock one from the warehouse/DSE/supermarket etc  for less that $50 will do


That's a bummer - looks like I'm going to have to invest in a new DVD/Blu-Ray player..

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  Reply # 356550 26-Jul-2010 14:39
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You could format shift them to play on the PS3 as xvid's or something.



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  Reply # 356560 26-Jul-2010 14:53
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gehenna: You could format shift them to play on the PS3 as xvid's or something.


Hmm to much effort for me - I would'nt even know how to do that lol

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  Reply # 356729 26-Jul-2010 19:47
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Grab one of the new Sony BluRay players - should cost you around $300 and it's fast booting too.



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  Reply # 356916 27-Jul-2010 08:54
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Cheers I'll probably look at getting one.

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  Reply # 356925 27-Jul-2010 09:20
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if you have a PC/Mac with Handbrake it has a preset for PS3's so you would be able to rip the DVD's - animation rips really well because I did it with my Batman animated series and Pinky & The Brain :)




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  Reply # 357391 27-Jul-2010 21:18
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Personally, if you are worried about region coding, I would advise you to avoid Sony like the plague. Because of their financial interests in movie studios, they are far more rigourous about locking down their gear to stop you doing things like that. They were about the last of the makers to (grudgingly) concede that they had to relax things a bit to sell any hardware. Also, be aware the some discs contain an extra layer of DRM (called RCE) to stop them running on dezoned DVD players.

Since you already have a player, you just need something "cheap and cheerful" to deal with out of zone discs. I got a player (from Countdown supermarket if I remember correctly) for $79. It has HDMI out, with upscaling, and is fully zone selectable using a remote-code, so I leave it set for Zone Zero, and if I encounter an RCE disc that it chokes on I just open the tray, key in 9 7 3 5, and force it to whatever zone I want. Works like a charm. I think DSE sell a $99 model where you can do the same thing. Just put it alongside your Playstation, connetced to a different input, for the odd occasion you have to play an out of zone disc. Plus, you can use it as a second player for the bedroom as well.


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  Reply # 357521 28-Jul-2010 06:26
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^ what he said. My experience has been that generally the cheap DVD players are far more forgiving for region coded DVD's then name brands.







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  Reply # 357551 28-Jul-2010 08:45
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Sweet cheers for the help guys!

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