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Philips DVP3050V 8 user region code/hacks January 25, 2013 Post region code/hack comment
Region code hack posted by Gordon Shannon, December 07 2006:

For Australian users only (region 4)
Call Philips on 1300 651 993, listen to menu and press 2 for tech support,speak to the nice person (yes a HUMAN)and request the software update.
Now whether Philips have this otion in other countries you will have to find for yourselves.
I will try to post an update when the CD arrives.




Region code hack posted by Gordon Shannon, December 11 2006:

****** UPDATE for Philips DPV 3050V************

CD received from Philips and installed.
Tested with commercialy recorded Region 1 and Region 4 DVD's and both worked without any problems.
Full but brief instructions are included with CD.
Its no use going through the procedure because without the CD,nothing will happen.
There is no option to set any region but why would you need to once it is Region Free?




Region code posted by Leith Bade, December 12 2006:

Firmware Version Screen:
With no discs in player, and at the blue Phillips wallpaper screen, using the remote, press '1', '2', '3', '4', 'Display Status'.

Firmware Update Screen:
With no discs in player, and at the blue Phillips wallpaper screen, using the remote, press '9', '8', '7', '6', 'Search Mode'.



Region code hack posted by Leith Bade, December 17 2006:

Region free firmware for DVP3050V/75:
http://www.p4c.philips.com/na4/d/dvp3050v_37/dvp3050v_37_fus_eng.zip



Region code posted by Mike Zero, January 05 2007:

I tried using the last mentioned link, the one that downloads the latest version
of the philips dvp3050's firmware, but it didn't work.

I installed it twice on my region 1 dvp 3050 and didn't work.
The only thing that happens is the updated version of the firmware to 1.05 but
the region remains as 1.

Please I need an alternative.
Reply



Region code hack posted by CALPE, January 02 2008:

1a. Open tray
1b. On R/C press 9 8 7 9 0 for region free

OR

2a.
Open the tray of your DVD Player (otherwise you canít access the preferences menu!
2b.
go to Preferences in the Setup Menu and enter 1-3-8-9-3-1 with your RC
2c.
Options appear: Chose region 0 in order to play all DVD's




Region code hack posted by im, January 22 2008:

I tried all the above mentioned tricks and nothing worked. Under Setup, there is no Preferences option which one of the posts in a website talks about.
Called Philips technical support in the US(1-888-744-5477). The rep insisted that there is no such thing as a hack for that model, and that there is no CD that they send out to open up the DVD player to other regions. She explained that if it's sold in the US/Canada, it by default is set to Region 1 and CANNOT be changed in any way.
I am guessing that the reps are told to say so to customers. I have not found any way to make this work and I've been looking at websites for a day now.



Region code hack posted by freespirit0231, January 25 2013:

Wish to hopefully use Remote Control to apply hack to make my
DVR/DVD Player a Region Free implement. Please advise.




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