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DVD region codes & PCs

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9y, 11m agoPosted 9 years, 11 months ago
Hopefully someone should know the answer to this, are DVD drives on UK PCs restricted to Region 2 or can you watch a DVD from any region on them?
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9y, 11m agoPosted 9 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Not as far as I know. I think it depends on the software you have to play DVD's. HTH
#2
No pc dvd drives are different to dvd players and will or should do switch to what region dvd your playing
#3
I don't know if this has changed, but last time I tried to the whole different region changing on a computer DVD drive.. you can only change regions with it so many times. Unless you use something to bypass it..
#4
While we are at it :whistling: does anyone know how to play a PS2 game from the US on a UK console, damn Yankie cousins didn't think about the regions and the games look really good as well, has the kids rightly p***'ed off. :giggle: Any ideas :thinking: Thanks.
#5
rd1701
I don't know if this has changed, but last time I tried to the whole different region changing on a computer DVD drive.. you can only change regions with it so many times. Unless you use something to bypass it..


Three times as I understand it.
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DVD drives are locked to Region 2 to begin with...

But, you can go into the properties and change this. Usually you have 4 changes before it locks on the last change to whatever Region you last choose - It does usually tell you how many changes are left though.

Only way for US games on UK PS2 as far as I'm aware is chipping it.
#7
Browni
DVD drives are locked to Region 2 to begin with...

But, you can go into the properties and change this. Usually you have 4 changes before it locks on the last change to whatever Region you last choose - It does usually tell you how many changes are left though.

Only way for US games on UK PS2 as far as I'm aware is chipping it.


Some computers/laptops are difficult to change too, and the old ones dont all change
#8
try this
[url]www.dvd-supply.com/lib/dvdsupply/DISCInfo155.zip[/url]
#9
if it has a lock have a look at this site:thumbsup:

http://www.pcreview.co.uk/articles/Hardware/Make_your_DVD_drive_region_free/
#10
If we're referencing sites for help along these lines, best go to this place...

http://www.videohelp.com/

If you can't find help there, it's unlikely you can achieve what you need to do.
#11
Crazy1
While we are at it :whistling: does anyone know how to play a PS2 game from the US on a UK console, damn Yankie cousins didn't think about the regions and the games look really good as well, has the kids rightly p***'ed off. :giggle: Any ideas :thinking: Thanks.


If you don't want to go down the 'chipping' route then you can do what I did and buy SwapMagic and a slidetool. You'll have to identify which version of PS2 you have and buy the appropriate Swap Magic.

I used this site [url]www.gameworlddirect.co.uk[/url] and had no probs.

You'll need an RGB scart lead too, otherwise everything will be black and white. Is your TV definitely 60hz compatible too?

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