A few days ago I bought a Sony BDP-S3500 blu Ray and was horrified to find that I canít play any of my imported region 1 or 2 dvds.
I canít find any region unlock procedures for this model.
Can someone please help?
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Last edited by Rukh456; 21st Mar 2018 at 19:36.
Australia is Region 4. Right ?. I know that many dvds are encoded as Region 2/4 but quite surprised if a player is Region 4 only.
Region 1 is a different matter. As said, Sony are the most difficult to make region-free and most in this situation would have paid the extra and sought out a factory-modified region-free player. There are many of these out there for Sony.
I have tested the player with 5 region 2 and 5 region 1 dvds And The conclusion seems to strangely be that the player is half region locked and half not.
About half of the region 1 dvds played while the others came up with the wrong region message, the same was true with the region 2.
I donít understand this as all region 1 dvds were the same format as were the region 2 group.
And Sony themselves definitely still claim that only region 4 is compatible but clearly thatís fake news.
Last edited by Rukh456; 21st Mar 2018 at 20:06.
Maybe you are confusing "region" with video format?.....OR the labeling on the DVD is incorrect and the DVDs that play are actually NOT region coded?
The region 2 dvds that donít play are definitely the same video format as those that do.
Anyway, since Sony seems to be so varied I might just switch the Sony model for an LG player, hopefully that can be region free.