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    PS4 Blu Ray Playback Region Locked?

    Hey guys, I bought some blu rays from the amazon UK store since they were filthy cheap. I threw the disc in and got a "Mismatch between disc and player region codes. See packaging for details"

    Will I be able to play them on my PS4? I'm in North America (Canada) and really don't wanna be screwed here lol.

    Does a PS3 play these kinds of blu rays?

    Thanks in advance for the help.

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    Yes, it is region locked for Blu-ray movies.

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    Was it region locked last gen?


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    Quote Originally Posted by $Greatness$ View Post
    Was it region locked last gen?
    It is region locked too.




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    Didn't know that. The more you know. lol


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    The kicker is the region coding for the discs though. You can have a disc that will play on a region A, B, C, or all three, etc.




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    Yeah I have a 11 disc harry potter set that's region B but plays perfectly on my USA ps4/ps3(both launch).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToXiCNiGhTMaRe View Post
    Yeah I have a 11 disc harry potter set that's region B but plays perfectly on my USA ps4/ps3(both launch).
    That's odd. Region b is Europe, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.




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    I have a Harry Potter 8-Film collection on Blu Ray that I got from Amazon UK and it ran perfectly on my PS3, have yet to try on my PS4 though.


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    There's just too many variables to deal with really. Even IF you buy a Region A bluray movie, it might be coded to play on any freakin' bluray player lol. Just never know really.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ToXiCNiGhTMaRe View Post
    Yeah I have a 11 disc harry potter set that's region B but plays perfectly on my USA ps4/ps3(both launch).
    That box is region free, it's not region locked to region B. Sometimes it says region B on the package even if it's not region locked. To confirm if a blu-ray is region locked or not I usually check out sites like blu-ray.com or just google that specific edition. Sometimes people write in their reviews (on Amazon) if the blu-ray is region locked or not.

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    Thanks for all the help guys, ended up working out for me for the most part. Purchased the Breaking Bad Barrel from the UK store and the 2 hour documentary disc didnt work, but all other discs are loading completely fine. Strange that only the one disc stops me from watching but overall it works thank goodness

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyShady View Post
    Thanks for all the help guys, ended up working out for me for the most part. Purchased the Breaking Bad Barrel from the UK store and the 2 hour documentary disc didnt work, but all other discs are loading completely fine. Strange that only the one disc stops me from watching but overall it works thank goodness
    Is the documentary on a DVD? If it's on a DVD it might be region 2 locked.

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    Just a couple quick comments.

    1.) Every BluRay device/player is required to be region locked period for the playback of BDs (sure you can break the region locking with FW on some, but I'm just stating the requirment agreement to be a BluRay player.) Sony's not going to break this. Many aren't region locked from the factory, but you select your region the first time you attempt to play a BD. Some allow for the region to be changed (usually up to a maximum of 5 times to prevent people from just changing it back and forth forever.)

    2.) As mentioned it's up to the maker of the BD's as to what region locking (if any) they do. And often times they don't actually region lock them.



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    Yeah, I imported a few copies of Transformers The Movie on BD and that was region free. Very nice transfer. I have no movies explicitly Region B to test though.

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