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CAN I USE EXTERNAL BLU-RAY PLAYER/DRIVE TO PLAY DISC FORMED PC GAMES??

First of all, i'm not sure if this is the right place to upload this topic.

Hey guys, how's it going?

As the title says, i'm wondering if i could do that. the reason is, First, internal bluray is expensive AF. Second, i found this deal on Gumtree (it's like Craiglist but in Australia) someone is selling his Sony bluray player for AUD $15.

i really need help for this one so i could play games like Overwatch, or other PC games that is in form of a disc (dont ask why lol)

 

Any answer will be appreciated, and before i finish this topic,
Have a nice day :)

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As long as it's locked to the right region (some just aren't and you may be able to change that if it is) you should be able to.

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2 minutes ago, Faster_Speeding said:

As long as it's locked to the right region (some just aren't and you may be able to change that if it is) you should be able to.

i've read this "region" thing before online but i still have no idea what the heck is it

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i've read this "region" thing before online but i still have no idea what the heck is it

 

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If you need to change the region, you go to device manager, select the drive, and go to properties.

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1 minute ago, ARikozuM said:

If you need to change the region, you go to device manager, select the drive, and go to properties.

okay if it locked to a region, it's a good idea you told me this, but does region locking apply to bluray player too? i know like games code you buy online does

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3 minutes ago, Swordtiny said:

okay if it locked to a region, it's a good idea you told me this, but does region locking apply to bluray player too? i know like games code you buy online does

Applies to the player and disc.

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2 minutes ago, ARikozuM said:

Applies to the player and disc.

so can i use it to play overwatch in disc form that i'll buy from EB games?

 

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1 minute ago, Swordtiny said:

so can i use it to play overwatch in disc form that i'll buy from EB games?

 

Yes. As long as it's a PC Overwatch, it should work.

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43 minutes ago, Faster_Speeding said:

As long as it's locked to the right region (some just aren't and you may be able to change that if it is) you should be able to.

 

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38 minutes ago, ARikozuM said:

If you need to change the region, you go to device manager, select the drive, and go to properties.

Er, guys, Blu-Ray region coding only applies to Blu-ray Video Discs.  There is no region coding for Blu-Ray (Or DVD or CD) as a data storage medium.  When used for PC storage, including PC games, the region locking of the drive is irrelevant.  Now, maybe the game comes with a CD key that is region specific, but that's irrelevant to the physical media that the install data is on or to the optical drive reading the disc.

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43 minutes ago, ARikozuM said:

If you need to change the region, you go to device manager, select the drive, and go to properties.

People need to bear this in mind:

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You can only change it a certain number of times.

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2 minutes ago, Godlygamer23 said:

People need to bear this in mind:

You can only change it a certain number of times.

Completely forgot about that.

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2 hours ago, Godlygamer23 said:

People need to bear this in mind:

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You can only change it a certain number of times.

but i saw online you can "hack" your bluray player so it'll be region unlock forever

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Er, guys, Blu-Ray region coding only applies to Blu-ray Video Discs.  There is no region coding for Blu-Ray (Or DVD or CD) as a data storage medium.  When used for PC storage, including PC games, the region locking of the drive is irrelevant.  Now, maybe the game comes with a CD key that is region specific, but that's irrelevant to the physical media that the install data is on or to the optical drive reading the disc.

 

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You can only change it a certain number of times.

im not planning to watch movies and stuff

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Just now, Swordtiny said:

 

im not planning to watch movies and stuff

Because nobody has asked this yet:

Is it a USB blu ray player or one that connects up to a TV, if it's the latter, then no, you can't play PC games with it.

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2 minutes ago, pbx2 said:

Because nobody has asked this yet:

Is it a USB blu ray player or one that connects up to a TV, if it's the latter, then no, you can't play PC games with it.

what do you mean with latter?

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what do you mean with latter?

The latter means the last thing I talked about.

 

So that would mean, "if you have one that connects to the TV" 

In just one word.

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1 minute ago, pbx2 said:

The latter means the last thing I talked about.

 

So that would mean, "if you have one that connects to the TV" 

In just one word.

what happen if the bluray player has both letter ABC ad number 123456?

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what happen if the bluray player has both letter ABC ad number 123456?

Okay I am going to make this easy, does it look like this? (It's the only USB blu ray drive that sony makes - that I can find)

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1 minute ago, pbx2 said:

Okay I am going to make this easy, does it look like this? (It's the only USB blu ray drive that sony makes - that I can find)

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it's BDP S380

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it's BDP S380

That is not a computer compatible one, so you are out of luck. You cannot play PC game discs with it.

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