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Old 09-04-2009, 08:46 AM   #1
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Default programs that unlock regions locked blu rays, truth?

ive checked into it - i like the covers for some of the overseas movies versus north america. if theres any truth to this i'd love to pick up

night of the living dead
stargate
and some other UK releases that are region b (2)
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Old 09-04-2009, 08:49 AM   #2
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If they are Locked to a region, you need a player from that region to watch it. There are players out there that can be modified and some that have region remote hacks.
Those titles you mentioned are locked to region B
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:27 AM   #3
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Don't think this kind of discussion is allowed on this forum...
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:37 PM   #4
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I think he's merely looking for a solution to watch Region B Blu-rays, which isn't illegal, mind you.

You could either use your computer's BD drive or buy a "multi-region" Blu-ray player where you can switch the region such as the LG BH200.
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:22 PM   #5
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Stupid clarifying querry: Are BR drives (for computers) region locked, either by hardware or commercial off-the-shelf playback software?
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:52 PM   #6
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Stupid clarifying querry: Are BR drives (for computers) region locked, either by hardware or commercial off-the-shelf playback software?
Hmm, I'm not too sure. But I think they're whatever region you make them. I don't want to falsely push you into a purchase of one as I don't really know anything about them. I'm sure there's documentation online.
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:55 PM   #7
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Stupid clarifying querry: Are BR drives (for computers) region locked, either by hardware or commercial off-the-shelf playback software?
I'd be curious to know the answer to this as well. I think many DVD-ROM drives allow the user to change regions on the drive a handful of times before the drive is permanently set. Not sure if a similar system exists on BD-ROM drives.
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:58 PM   #8
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Stupid clarifying querry: Are BR drives (for computers) region locked, either by hardware or commercial off-the-shelf playback software?
Unlike with DVD, you don't change anything on the actual drive. The region setting is in the player software like PowerDVD, and you can change it a couple of times before it is set. However this means there are fairly easy workarounds to reset the counter so you can change the region as many times as you want (since you just have to modify a file, and not flash the firmware of the drive.)

As mentioned though, the simplest solution is to use AnyDVD HD, which will remove the region coding from the disc.
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Stupid clarifying querry: Are BR drives (for computers) region locked, either by hardware or commercial off-the-shelf playback software?
yes and no. theres a limit of 5 changes however theres a hack to reset the counter

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I'd be curious to know the answer to this as well. I think many DVD-ROM drives allow the user to change regions on the drive a handful of times before the drive is permanently set. Not sure if a similar system exists on BD-ROM drives.
currently my BD drive is region B but can be changed
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thank you everyone for the amazing advice, i didn't mean to come off as "that guy," to the guy up top, im just more into the foreign blu rays - i guess i get a small kick out of showing my blu rays off to friends and they give me the reaction like "whoa this is japanese?"

plus - i personally like some of the covers better - the artwork looks alot better than the states ie: stargate, casino, gladiator.

i have a internal blu ray drive LG for my computer right now - i have yet to "change the region," or try anything of the sort. but if someone could maybe message me or post a step by step thing i would appreciate it MORE THAN ANYTHING.

so now when i see cliffhanger, the illusionist, night of the living dead, i'd be stoked to actually get to watch them in blu!

also - was there any talk of these programs working?

ripping your blu ray to your computer - changing the region - and writing the file on a BR DVD ?

maybe i'm just a noob on this end, i appreciate everyones input.
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As mentioned though, for region coding purposes you don't actually need it. As long as you play the discs on the computer, from the Blu-ray drive, changing the region of PowerDVD is enough (and free).
thanks, I found a program which changes the region code on powerdvd.

Its called blu-ray region tray tool. I'll download it later and try it out.
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thank you everyone for the amazing advice, i didn't mean to come off as "that guy," to the guy up top, im just more into the foreign blu rays - i guess i get a small kick out of showing my blu rays off to friends and they give me the reaction like "whoa this is japanese?"

plus - i personally like some of the covers better - the artwork looks alot better than the states ie: stargate, casino, gladiator.

i have a internal blu ray drive LG for my computer right now - i have yet to "change the region," or try anything of the sort. but if someone could maybe message me or post a step by step thing i would appreciate it MORE THAN ANYTHING.

so now when i see cliffhanger, the illusionist, night of the living dead, i'd be stoked to actually get to watch them in blu!

also - was there any talk of these programs working?

ripping your blu ray to your computer - changing the region - and writing the file on a BR DVD ?

maybe i'm just a noob on this end, i appreciate everyones input.
on bluray stand alone players. chipping the player is only way at the mo. not easy code hack like dvdplayers.

as for the bluray drive on the PC. they ship region free and it is the SW that locked it to a set region.
how ever if you use power dvd 8 or 9. it takes about 5 seconds to rest the region code.
I PM you a link to site which shows u how on vista and xp
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yes and no. theres a limit of 5 changes however theres a hack to reset the counter

currently my BD drive is region B but can be changed
Hmm, this thread got me thinking. PowerDVD 7 and 8 can both coexist on a PC at the same time. Has anyone ever tried to change one version to Region A and the other to Region B or vice-versa?
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Hmm, this thread got me thinking. PowerDVD 7 and 8 can both coexist on a PC at the same time. Has anyone ever tried to change one version to Region A and the other to Region B or vice-versa?
yes. with power dvd when the region code counts down to 1 you can reset back to 5. over and over again.

this work with power dvd 8 and 9

power dvd 7 has a reg hack
where you can change the corresponding value from limit of 5 to 50,000

or manual change the region code in the reg.

but power dvd 8 and 9 mythod is the easiest mythod.
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yes. with power dvd when the region code counts down to 1 you can reset back to 5. over and over again.

this work with power dvd 8 and 9

power dvd 7 has a reg hack
where you can change the corresponding value from limit of 5 to 50,000

or manual change the region code in the reg.

but power dvd 8 and 9 mythod is the easiest mythod.
I'm not sure if you are only referring to my question of both being installed or just talking about changing the region code back and forth. What I'm wondering is if you can leave say, the PowerDVD 9 software on Region A and PowerDVD 8 on Region B, installed on the same PC and just choose which version of PowerDVD you want to play the Blu-ray with. No need to change region codes back and forth.
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I'm not sure if you are only referring to my question of both being installed or just talking about changing the region code back and forth. What I'm wondering is if you can leave say, the PowerDVD 9 software on Region A and PowerDVD 8 on Region B, installed on the same PC and just choose which version of PowerDVD you want to play the Blu-ray with. No need to change region codes back and forth.
I have never tried having two versions on different region codes but you can have 2 version of powerdvd installed tho. on xp anyway.

my other post was solely to resting the region code which prob be easiest way.
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:44 PM   #17
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I have never even thought about changing the region code on my computer... Duh. There are some region B discs that I would love to get. Actually I have never even used my computers BD drive to watch any BDs. I could just set that to region B and leave it at that. Why did I never think of this before?
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:56 PM   #18
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I bought a so-called multi region DVD player so I could watch my R2 Pal DVD's, of course I go to play them and nada,they player says wrong region,WTF, the player said multi region,tht's why I bought the thing. Is there any cheap DVD players that will play my R@ pal discs? Help Please!
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I always thought that they were gonna stop people from buying discs from other countries, but I found out today, there are now blu-rays players that come multi-regioned for blu-ray discs (I'm guessing dvd mutli-regioned too).

http://www.planetomni.com/Prod_BLURAY.shtml

By the looks of things, all companies are starting to produce them with region A & B which would be perfect for me because Australia is Region B, but I wanted to buy some Japanese anime ones from Japan which are A.

Can anyone verify that these players are actually truly 2 regions?
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It's been 2 years since this thread was started, so hopefully there is a solution by now:

I've got a PS3 (USA-made) locked to Region A, and I would like to watch Region B blu-ray discs. Is there a way to do it, such as downloading some kind of software?

If we are not allowed to discuss such matters openly, I would appreciate any help via PM.

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