Does anyone know the confirmed working instructions for this player?
I see one listed here but doesn't seem reliable. Has anyone could able to make this player region free?
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That ddwolf guy who replied and said it did not work for region 2 DVDs is an idiot.
What he encountered was a VIDEO FORMAT problem....not a region problem.
Region Codes and Video Format(NTSC and PAL) are not the same thing.
Making a player "region free" does not solve the video format problem.
There are TWO hurdles you need to overcome, Region and Video Format(PAL, NTSC).
Hopefully somewhere in the menu of the player there is also a setting for video output format.....hopefully.
Sometimes it's as simple as a N/P button on the remote.
Yeah, you are right about video formats. Per manual, this player seems support both NTSC and PAL. I'm hoping if someone could confirm if the hack works before I purchase it.
Does it matter where a player was manufactured for this hack to work?
Philips players always can convert between PAL and NTSC and I've never heard of a player they made not doing this, which has nothing to do with unlocking the player for region free play.
Yes, some companies use completely different hardware in different countries for players that use the same model so for example the (made up) Acme DVD-XYZ1 player in Australia will be made with different hardware than the DVD-XYZ1 for France and the Australian one will unlock for region free play but the French one won't. I've never heard of Philips doing this as they seem as best I can tell to see value in making the players the same so they come off the same production line and they just change which region they are coded for prior to shipping them out, but other manufacturers like Samsung do the exact opposite and players sold in different parts of the world use the same model number but are not hardware identical.
Thank you. Actually I was hoping to see a response from someone who had tried it and could confirm. Nevertheless your reply encouraged me to take the risk and buy it which I did. I can confirm the given hack works.
Many Thanks to dark mind for sharing it!!
Last edited by vidblue; 13th Oct 2013 at 17:02.