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Old 25-05-2008, 15:32   #1
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Question US Blu-Rays on a European PS3... Can it be done?

Hi,
I've already posted this question in a couple of different forums throughout the internet. However, so far, no one has really been able to answer my question.
So here I go again:

In a couple of weeks, I'll be buying a PS3 (in Denmark).
I have always wanted the first Blu-Rays on my shelf to be the collection of films released by Warner some time ago.
But I was wondering... Even though the American editions of these Blu-Rays are region-free, will there be any problems playing them on my European PS3?
So the region-code isn't supposed to be a problem, but will there be any PAL/NTSC conflict?

The PAL/NTSC thing is what I really what like an answer to!

Please help.
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Old 25-05-2008, 17:58   #2
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PAL/NTSC does not apply to Blu-Ray so US region free discs will work fine on a European PS3, including all the US Warner titles released so far.
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Old 25-05-2008, 18:50   #4
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That sounds awesome!

So all Blu-Rays around the world are in 1080p? Sweet.
(I'm still very much a newbie, when it comes to HD)

So the extra materials being in "480i or 480p standard definition" is not going to be a problem either?

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And a bit OT:
But are Blu-Rays being sold with the discs themselves in seperate paper sleeves?

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Shouldn't be, the PS3 ill upscale those anyway and any HDTVs in Europe shouldn't struggle with a straight NTSC signal even if it doesn't. (Can't remember watching any 480i/p when I had my PS3 so can't confirm exactly how this footage is handled).

But I don't see you having any issues anyway.
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Shouldn't be, the PS3 will upscale those anyway and any HDTVs in Europe shouldn't struggle with a straight NTSC signal even if it doesn't. (Can't remember watching any 480i/p when I had my PS3 so can't confirm exactly how this footage is handled).
Actually it wont.

Thats my main complaint about the PS3 at the moment.

While standard def on dvd's is upscaled as per the settings of the PS3 - it does not upscale standard def material present on Bluray discs.

So if you have lots of bonus features in SD you actually get a better picture watching them on dvd instead of Bluray.

Thats why I've kept my Superman dvd's for the time being

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