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Philips DVP720SA

4 user region code comments

June 20, 2005 Post region code/hack comment
PostRegion code hack posted by DonCero, May 21 2004:

dvd player on
open tray
(no disk inside)

1. Turn on the player.
2. Open the tray.
3. Press the following sequence on the remote: 9-9-9-9-0
4. The number 0 will appear on the lower left side of your screen.
5. Your player is now region free! Put in a DVD and enjoy!

NOTE: The 0 in the sequence above represents the region code. 0 = region free. If you want to change your player to just a specific region code, replace the 0 with the region number you want.

PostOther hack posted by chicola, September 19 2004:

Explains (in french) many details about the chip MT1389:

- how to obtain the Firmware version (I used sequence 1379) of the player
- others details

You need to know these details in order to upgrade/change your firmware.

PostOther hack posted by mruoppolo, February 10 2005:

Other hack posted by mruoppolo, February 10 2005:
Download the firmware for your Philips DivX Player.

What's new (based on New Age firmware):
1. The subtitles are White (non-transparent) with Black outline.
2. Now you can select one of this sizes for subtitles: Standard and Small. How to select between them? From the Menu! Insert your Movie CD, and go to Setup > Preferences > DivX Subtitle.
3. Full width file browser and now you can see extensions of the files.
4. Extended area for subtitles.
5.- Press & Hold OK (or PLAY) button on remote to have GOTO functionality (1x SELECT chapter/file?, 2x GOTO time).
- Press & Hold >>| button for Fast Forward.
- Press & Hold |<< button for Fast Rewind.
- Press & Hold SOUND button for FREQ 1, 2, 3, 4 ???
- Press ZOOM button on remote to have GOTO functionality. in LX3900-3950
6. Added support for the following Code Pages: 1250, 1251, 1252, 1253, 1255. Backgrounds by Laza.

Subtitles characteristics in the latest firmware:
The Standard Big Font can display at least 46 characters/line and the size is very similar to movie subtitles of TV Stations. Maximum 2 lines and/or 88 characters. Best for 4:3 TV
The small font can display at least 48 characters/line and the size is a little smaller. Maximum 2 lines and/or 88 characters. Best for 16:9 TV.

Download the firmware for your language to see the subtitles and the menu in your language displaying correct !

PostOther hack posted by Dokoslav, June 20 2005:

A dutch Team makes an unofficial updates on Philips DVP720SA firmware.

* Improved useability
o Directory view shows more characters of files and folders
o GOTO functionality by pressing and holding DISPLAY button
o NEW: STEREO output when multichannel is enabled
* Improved graphics
o Futuristic background
o Modern file icons
o Cool setup menu icons
o NEW: Heavy status icons
o NEW: Screensaver icon
* Improved on-screen display
o Different font style
o Removed grey bar in background
o Added black outlines
o Static width for elapsed/remaining timer
* Improved DivX subtitling
o Different font style
o Removed grey bar in background
o Added black outlines
o White font is solid and non-transparant
o Standard or large font style can be chosen from menu
o Bottom position is lower for PAL television
o Improved video stability while displaying subtitle (not all product types)
o Widened subtitle window for more characters
o NEW: Selectable standard or big font
o NEW: DivX subtitles are perfectly centered
* MP3 Information
o More characters shown
o Removed "ALBUM:" text

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