[Answered] Are firmware updates region specific?
When I updated the PS3 with the Australian firmware version 2.7, I noticed that on The PS3 (XMB) under the Security Settings BD/DVD Parental Control Region was set to United States.
Is that the default setting?
Furthermore, as all country firmware updates are located on common servers, when I downloaded FW 2.7 from the Australian Sony site it actually downloaded the US version?
Bearing in mind that currently on the Sony Australian site the update version 2.7 is actually 2.6 (138.7MB).
When I downloaded version 2.7 it was 2.7 (142.4MB).
They are region free. I think one update was for Japan only tho.
This may seem silly, but was your BD/DVD Control settings set to Australia before the update?
The Playstation 3 is also a Blu-ray disc player, so you can control which films can be viewed. To get started, select ‘BD/DVD Parental Control Region’, then change United States (the default) to United Kingdom.