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Philips DVP5980

6 user region code comments

March 18, 2008 Post region code/hack comment
PostRegion code hack posted by Pepe_arg, May 10 2007:

1) Go to the Preference page in the Setup menu
2) Press 1 3 8 9 3 1 on the keypad of the RC
3) Options will be available to be selected
4) done!

PostRegion code hack posted by Django outta Hell, August 11 2007:

1) Open the tray of your DVD Player (otherwise you cannot access the preferences menu!, at least not on mine)

2) go to Preferences in the Setup Menu and enter 1-3-8-9-3-1 with your RC

3) Options appear: Chose region 0 in order to play all DVD's

Django, Germany

PostRegion code hack posted by sjlspain, August 26 2007:

1) Go to the Preference page in the Setup menu
2) Press 1 3 8 9 3 1 on the keypad of the RC. I had to hold each number down for 2 or 3 seconds.
3) Options will be available to be selected. Select 0 using up/down on remote.
4) Player is now region free.

PostRegion code hack posted by Freibis, September 03 2007:


1.Power on tray closed whithout disc
2.RC "SET UP".
4.on RC press 138931
5.shows zone code
6.whith UP/DOWN choose zone code "0" .
7.on rc press"SET UP".
8.Clear and ready for work
9.used and tested in Europe

PostRegion code posted by v6ttegrupp, September 06 2007:

A modded and better version of DVP-5980/12 firmware can be downloaded from here:

Thanks and respect to tech25!

-Longer file names
-Better divX subtitles (no background, better font & position)
-divX subtitle auto load

Please note that upgrading firmware is highly risky and it may damage your device if you do not do it carefully!

Please follow Philps' official guide about upgrading firmware (how to burn a fw upgrade CD and how to upgrade your machine step by step)!!! See for details

PostRegion code hack posted by max619, March 18 2008:

1.Power on, tray closed without disc
2.RC "SET UP".
3.Navigate to "PREFERENCES"
4.On RC press 138931
5.Shows zone code for the region where the Player was bought
6.With UP/DOWN choose zone code "0"
7.On RC press "OK"
7.On RC press "SET UP".
8.Used and tested in Brazil

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