Can I redeem Digital Codes in Australia?

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  1. Zombie Dude

    Zombie Dude Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so I buy a lot from the US and I've got a few UV/Digital Download codes to redeem but I've just had a quick look around and a lot of services only redeem the codes to US users. So I was wondering if there was a particular service I could redeem the codes from and use here in Australia?
     
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    I tried redeeming a few and none worked. Gave up, that's why I give them away now on the site here from time to time. I download backups in compressed format anyway so am not really fussed about it.
     
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    That's annoying, not that it's the biggest deal, but why would they care who redeems the codes?

    The other annoying thing is when they print that the code is included on the blu cover. It's just a slip of paper that can only be used once, why print that on the cover?
     
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    If I had to guess, I would assume it's a regional thing (same as A, B & C).
     
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    Surely laws on digital copies don't have to be so strict. So many people are just downloading stuff for free anyway. This just makes these digital copies look like more of a joke.
     
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    Yeah, the studios are making it as difficult as possible. Just the workaround to change regions on a blu-ray player alone seems excessive to me.
     
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    I agree, I just bought a cheap player for my region so I didn't have to constantly change the region codes when titles were locked. By now there should just be an all region player with no hacks/codes needed.
     
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    I'm lucky I have a ps3 which is modded with custom firmware. It has a drop down menu which lets you choose whatever bluray zone you like. No hardware mod or reboot needed.
     
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    That sounds awesome. If I had a PS3 I'd get that too. For now an extra blu player will have to do :lol:
     
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    The service is detecting your location through your IP address. If you have a buddy in the US with a lot of bandwidth, you might be able to get them to host a VPN or a proxy for you and you could probably get in through that. I wouldn't go with a commercial VPN though, they know about them and it is very possible that they're already blocking connections from whatever one you would choose. This would probably only work if you were watching on a PC/HTPC, I could be wrong but I doubt any BD player will have VPN capabilities.
     
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    Yes, use firefox and find an app that give you an ip from any country. Put a USA setting and it should work.
     
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    Would Chrome have an extension to change ip's too? I know a lot I've tried in the past weren't that good.
     
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    I'd really be careful using anything other than a paid VPN (assuming you find one that isn't blocked and they don't notice it and block it soon thereafter) or one run privately by someone you trust since you're logging into an account with it. Whatever IP you use gets all your data passed through it and if you use one that is pre-configured to a free app or browser addon, you will have no idea who is possibly intercepting your data or what they will do with it. I guess the same could be said for a paid or private service, but I would trust them slightly more.
     
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    I think I might just avoid the whole IP thing then. It sounds too risky. Thanks for the info.
     
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    I pay $5.99 a month to be able to choose a country when surfing the web. I could redeem my Friday the 13th UV copies this way. And I have the US, Canadian and UK Netflix. Best of all worlds.

    ~Matt
     
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    Wow. I never knew that could be done.
     
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    Thank for the heads up Matt but I don't want to pay for this sort of thing. At the end of the day I can just torrent the film in likely better quality for free.
     

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