Just bought a US PS3

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  1. EnigmaXtreme
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    EnigmaXtreme GBAtemp Maniac

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    While in the states, i have bought a PS3 at Best Buy, now before I go home, anything i should know? Like game compatibility, NTSC/PAL, dvd and blu ray etc
     
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    read the manual but here's the peak of what you need to know about PS3:

    - PS3 Games are region free
    - PS1 Disc Games are Region coded
    - PSOne Classics are Region free
    - DVD and Blu-Ray movies are Region coded
    - PS2 Backward Compatibility is only available on very first SKU models.
     
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    is there any way to change the region of the console,like if i set up the account for australia it will allow australia dvds
     
  4. prowler

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    Unfortunately no, I'm guessing you bought a new PS3 so hacking it is out of the question (I'm not even sure there's something for Blu Ray region anyway since I don't keep up/care about the PS3 homebrew scene).

    If you want to find out what countries you can import from (that's if you want to..) https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc#Region_codes
    There's also Blu Rays that are region free, so check for them!
     
  5. EnigmaXtreme
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    actually movies arenot a major concern for me, im looking at the console and its saying 120v. will that be ok for australia who's 240v
     
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    Hello?
     
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    I assume that a (good quality) converter should do the job.
     
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    ps3 power supplies are universal, just buy a new power plug once you get home.
     
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    Is there anyway to change the DVD/BR region from 1 to 4
     
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    Seriously? Try using google instead of expecting others to do research for you. This is something you probably should have figured out before you made a purchase like this.

    Anyways, not to seem like a complete condescending prick:

    A quick google search led me to this:http://forums.dashha...vd-regions.html
    There are steps in that thread on how to change regions IF you have a custom firmware. If your PS3 has a firmware higher than 3.55 than you might be out of luck, however if it's at 3.70 than you can open up your PS3 to install a mod to allow you to downgrade to 3.55, which will then allow you to install custom firmware so that you can change the region for Blu-Ray and DVD playback.
     
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    The reason i asked is cause I did do a google search and i was getting conflicting answers, some where saying "sure just go into security settings" and others were just saying you couldnt.
     
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    It's not possible to change the Blu-ray/DVD region of a PS3 that's not on custom firmware or is on hackable firmware (FW3.55 or lower). That's pretty much the end of the story.