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Region 4 psp plays region 1

Discussion in 'Sony Handhelds' started by powerbeck, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. powerbeck

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    Hi,
    I accidently bought a region 1 psp movie from the U.S recently and I was going to cut my losses, but I put it in the psp and it worked great!! I bought the psp off someone and it is firmwared (3.71). Is this just a fluke or does this firmware unlock the regions?
     
  2. MonoSoft

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    UMD stands for Universal Media Disc ¬_¬ there's no region
     
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    on a umd movie disc there is a region on custom firmeware psp's u can enable the psp to be region free option that's why u can play a region 1 in the psp.

    http://www.engadget.com/2005/03/25/psp-games-region-free-after-all-but-umd-movies-locked/

    We've reported before on the fact that some games for the PlayStation Portable do indeed sport a region-coding number, but now that the US games are finally out, we're happy to note that Sony (as promised) did not put a region lock on any of their games. Which means that yes, you can play any Japanese game on that fresh, mint-condition, scratch-free PSP you just picked up (or if you've had a PSP for a few months, there's now a few new American titles you can add to your library). Sony did lock up the UMD movies, so those of you with Japanese PSPs won't get any Spider-Man 2 action.
     
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  5. powerbeck

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    I have heard that games are region free but I thought movies were not. I put the region 1 movie in a mates psp who has no custom firmware and it also worked as well. Maybe the umds are homebrews or something.(If thats possible ). It was pretty cheap too.
     
  6. MonoSoft

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    i highly doubt that they would have enabled a region on the UMD, that would defeat the entire purpose of why they created the format in the first place.

    ^_^ sadly, homebrew doesn't come as easily as on official PSP UMD's, if that were the case, most people would have downgraded to 1.5 ages ago =p
     
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    All UMD Movies are region encoded... unless they've recently lifted this?
     
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    as far as i know they havn't liffted the region code.
     
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    Thats really weird then.
     
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    it's the same as going out and buying a normal dvd these have region codes to.
     
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    the initial intentions were to make a disc that was entirely region free hence the UMD title (explained above), i personally think it's rediculous putting regions on the UMD Movies
     
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    so do i put, sony knew what they were doing u can't even copy the umd movie's or can u??
     
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    Well, you say "Universal" Media Disk, meaning that they can be used universally, without region. I always took "Universal Media" Disk as meaning that the disk could be used with any media; photo, video, music, game...
     
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    well.. clearly there's been a misinterpretation somewhere XD, more to the point, when are they gonna release a UMD player? or have they already done that... i've never heard of any news on that... XD
     
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    sounds impressive... surely i would have thought they'd implant a UMD Drive into the side of a PS3... (still wish i had one of those ¬_¬)

    surely it wont take them that long to create that UMD Player... thanks for the info Anto
     
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    no problem :)
     
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    i've tried many methods, and failed awfully to back-up these films... seems almost impossible
     
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    so have i but no luck yet just getting an iso image file and no way in burning it.
     
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    you found a UMD Writer? wow... didn't have any knowledge of their existence..... so you can burn PSP Game .ISO's (.CSO/.DAX)?
     

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