View Full Version : Region 4 UMD Movies Work on Jap PSPs ?
August 31st, 2005, 11:04
Take this as a rumour until i get more confirmation but heres an email i just recieved:
i picked up a UMD of The One today in Brisbane - Region 4 - and it works on the Jap PSP Region 2 - i was shocked and happy at the same time.
The Jap PSP also plays Jap and US UMD movies as well, so this is a bargain. If a US/Jap UMD is not released in Australia, i can play it on the Region 2 PSP.
Can anyone test and confirm this, and please post your firmware number just so we can keep an eye if it changes.
Report back please :)
August 31st, 2005, 11:38
:) I got a Jap PSP 1000k
Plus I had a copy of Charlies Angels (US) work aswell
All zone 4 and all working
PSP Model : 1000k
Firmware : 1.5
August 31st, 2005, 11:57
why would anyone be selling psp stuff BEFORE the release date!
August 31st, 2005, 11:59
the big question is will Jap PSPs play region 1 UMDs
( i wish i could find out) :)
August 31st, 2005, 12:14
I thought US UMDs were confirmed as not working on Japanese PSPs a few months back?
August 31st, 2005, 12:27
OK here is the story
My mate manages a EB Games here
Now about 2 months ago the got a demo PSP instore 1001k with a copy of Charlies Angles Zone 1. Now I chucked it in to my PSP (1000k) and it started. Now I dont know how? Maybe it was a Jap version repackaged? Maybe it was unregioned for the shops...I dont know but it works.
I didnt buy the UMD I mentions, I just gave em all a go as I was checkin for myself if they worked. I didnt beleive it after the 1st so I tried again and again and after the 4th I was happy with the results :D
So thats how it is :D :D
August 31st, 2005, 13:10
anyone else, anyone got photographic proof ?
August 31st, 2005, 15:28
The US movies working on a JAP PSP is amystery to me. shouldn't work except by a blatant error on Sony's part. You shouldn't have any second thoughts about the region 4 disks though because I believe they are the same with real DVD's, aren't they? Maybe I got the region numbers mixed up in my head by I know that the big movie companies were too damn lazy to make another regeon key and never felt they needed to because regeon 2 people have NTSC equipment while region 4 is PAL.
I am in Japan, however, so maybe I can get the proof within a few days if no one beats me to it.
August 31st, 2005, 15:32
yeah id like to know
i may buy some US UMDs ;)
August 31st, 2005, 15:33
I can prove it if I pick up a movie tommorrow. I have a 1000K jap running 1.5 and live in brisbane Australia, so yeah ..I'll take a photo and everything.
August 31st, 2005, 16:14
if its 100% prooved then its another great reason to not update the firmware
August 31st, 2005, 21:43
The regions they are using are the exact same as DVD.............
You'll find a lot of british and australian DVD's are dual coded to work in both europe and australia this way they don't have to make different versios of the dvd for each region, this is because Australia and Europe having the same kinda laws and saves money for the developers and distributors.
Some DVD's will show this on the back, some will not.
Then You have america and south america and you'll find many american DVD's 1/4.
Sony Originally Created this regional system in the creation of DVD's 10 years ago or so.
It seems their using it for there UMD format as well.
September 1st, 2005, 00:36
I'm in Brissy too mate. Send me an email at email@example.com
September 1st, 2005, 19:16
September 2nd, 2005, 14:32
Hey, been a slight delay in getting a UMD movie. I went to a shop in the city and they had nothing and then I had to rush off to work, damn. Will try again tommorrow thanks for waiting hope it works :P
September 2nd, 2005, 23:21
Does anybody know of a UMD that is region 1/4 as I have a US PSP? I was actually gonna buy a UMD but I asked the guy he said they wont take it back, he said its ok if I try in store though :confused:
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