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August 20, 2009 // 6:22 pm - Supposedly on August 18, the Belzar PS3 Modchip BETA 2 has been sent out to 50 testers for final bug testing.

Real or fake I'm not sure, but I'm not willing to sacrifice my PS3 account for a modchip.

To quote: can proudly say we have done what many other have failed to do, we have a fully working direct boot modchip at beta level, being tested right now.

The Belzar PS3 modchip, is the world's first modchip to direct boot Blueray back-ups, and is packed full of other useful features including, multi-region DVD, and Blueray movie playback.

Belzar PS3 Modchip Features:

•Works on all PS3 models
• Works on all PS3 regions (USA, JAP, PAL,)
• Direct Boot of PS3 original, import, and backup (copied) games
• Direct Boot of PS2 original, import, and backup (copied) games
• Supports multi-region Blueray Movie Playback
• Supports multi-region DVD Movie Playback
• No config disc needed - it just works!
• Transparent stealth operation
• Integrates proven belzar Intelligent Code Modifying System
• No awkward USB interface - just insert DVD and play!
• Supportsall upto date titles
• Ultra-low power consumption; does not interfere with normal PS3 operation
• Only 12 wires to solder
• No external PC/laptop needed
• Completely upgradeable firmware, via Belzars usb 2.0 interface

Rumor: Belzar - World's First PS3 Modchip Being Tested?

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#36 - PS4 News - August 21, 2009 // 5:16 pm
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True indeed, but I have a feeling that will change soon due to the Entertainment Software Association of Canada ( It appears they are modelling a bill after the US DMCA (
Among the changes called for by the ESAC is the right for the Canada Border Services Agency - what used to be called Customs - to seize goods they know to be pirated, something they cannot currently do without a court order, as well as stronger penalties, including jail time, for intellectual property crime and the outlawing of mod chips.

#35 - JeffJ - August 21, 2009 // 5:08 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
In Canada ( they are considered "circumvention devices" so now illegal:

It appears the same with Australia (where they used to be legal) these days too:

weird thing is you can still buy mod chips in Canada. so i don't know... most mod chip sites are also located in Canada and ship from here as well. Canadian laws are pretty flimsy... i mean u can legally walk into a movie theater here still and cam a move lol....

#34 - PS4 News - August 21, 2009 // 4:57 pm
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In Canada ( they are considered "circumvention devices" so now illegal:
Sony announced Monday that Canadian authorities have shut down an operation selling "mod chips" that allow the company's PlayStation 2 game console to play pirated discs.

It appears the same with Australia (where they used to be legal) these days too:
Sony Australia celebrated on Wednesday as the Australian Court of Appeal ruled that it was no longer legal to sell mod-chips that could be used to override the copy protection system used by PlayStation consoles. Consumer associations warn that the ruling may push up the price of computer games.

#33 - semitope - August 21, 2009 // 4:50 pm
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The Court made it clear that it did not matter if there were legal uses of the mod chips.

he must have been paid. So many things would be outlawed if that were to be applied (though we are heading in that direction it seems). Anyway, does this apply internationally?

#32 - PS4 News - August 21, 2009 // 4:45 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by veggav View Post
And I would like to know, why is against the law to build a mod chip for the ps3 ?

From the PS2 mod-chip days:

Sony Computer Entertainment v Paul Owen

The Court outlawed the sale and installation of mod chips in Sony PlayStation 2 consoles, which would allow the console owner to use region coded software from any region, as well as pirated software. The Court made it clear that it did not matter if there were legal uses of the mod chips.

Another summary:

#31 - IHM - August 21, 2009 // 4:41 pm
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Ah rubbish, but it was a fun read, back to my 360

#30 - veggav - August 21, 2009 // 4:39 pm
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Well in my opinion this does not sound as a prank.

Did you guys remember that site that had a timmer like 20 hours 15 minutes and 17 seconds for the ps3 iso loader to be launched ?
That had a very calling publicity call.

This belzar site does not, it's simple, it's almost hidden so maybe..

And I would like to know, why is against the law to build a mod chip for the ps3 ?
You can create a better cooler that would cool your ps3 better them the original one, why you are not allowed to build a chip that would make your ps3 runs "better" ?

I'm really not familiar with SCEE politics.

#29 - taladas20 - August 21, 2009 // 2:23 pm
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Patience lads, this is more than like b.s. but just wait it out.

#28 - Pawlakosss - August 21, 2009 // 2:20 pm
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For me is "too good to be true" and I hope someday ps3 can be hacked

#27 - semitope - August 21, 2009 // 2:16 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by victorinox View Post
im sure its fake... there are too many hitches with it.

now lets factor in, the actual costs for this item... wii chips *atleast the good ones* were a minimal of 20, since this would be a 1 of a kind item, with a HUGE ammount of interest, expect mark up... so the ammount could be in the high 50's *like the wasabi/d2pro's were* since it seems quite good with those features, im assuming its a 50+ chip... now you add in the cost of a bluray burner *100+ easy*, and the price of a blank bluray disc *5 usd per, from what ive been hearing...* the overall cost/risk doesnt even out with the reward... and MOST pirates would be turned off... most wii pirates for instance wouldnt even spring for brand name discs...

it says all models... but with slim being announced, and all of that... its very iffy if they obtained one, and even so i doubt it was a simple ezpz fix for the slim model, since it doesnt specify the slim either way *if it could, then i assume it would say EVEN THE SLIM! and if it couldnt the opposite* in addition, it doesnt bring up a point on the ps2 backups... i would assume first gen only... but from what they said, it appears all...

the biggest thing i find odd is "Transparent stealth operation" i dont see how, the first of anything, can be sure to be "stealth"... or atleast be proven 100% safe... =\ they also use poor things like "No config disc needed - it just works!" they give no explanation for it, and the way its stated, it sounds off...

finally... I wouldnt trust anyone who says "world's first modchip to direct boot Blueray back-ups" *they add the E multiple times...*

im sorry, but even if they were bad at marketing... they should atleast have minimal... I mean MINIMAL knowledge of terms, because I dont know about other people... but do you really trust a group that cant even spell "bluray" correctly? *btw i know my english isnt amazing, but im not a dev trying to market a product =P*

See... ntn technical. Just problems with the sites wording etc

Lets just all agree the ps3 can never be hacked and move on. Thats what we are getting at here anyway, isnt it?