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Philips DVP5990

29 user region code comments

October 17, 2010 Post region code/hack comment
PostRegion code hack posted by NeoGodSpeed, May 21 2008:


Philips DVP 5990

Region Free:

press Setup
select the Preference Tab
Press 1,3,8,9,3,1
Press up/down key to select "0"
and hit menu to exit.


check the current firmware:

Press SETUP
Navigate to [General Options] menu
Press 1 3 7 9





PostRegion code hack posted by schavey, June 22 2008:


I have recently purchased this device from Best Buy and have confirmed that this Region Hack works on my firmware.

Firmware version: 37.08.51.25

Philips DVP 5990

Region Free:

press Setup
select the Preference Tab
Press 1,3,8,9,3,1
Press up/down key to select "0"
and hit Setup to exit.

Note: If you can't get into Preferences Tab, you may need to press the stop button 2x first, then press setup.




PostRegion code hack posted by atenza544, July 27 2008:


Just purchased from Best Buy today and the hack work like a charm, just as described. Thanks!



PostRegion code hack posted by Karl, September 05 2008:


Bought this unit at BB 9/5/08 for $50.99

Firmware version: 37.08.51.27

Region free hacked worked when input as above.



PostRegion code posted by rphibbs, September 18 2008:


I stand corrected, retried the hack and it worked



PostRegion code hack posted by mis3, September 22 2008:



I just bought a DVP5990 with firmware 37.08.51.27. Tried the hack but I could not found the Preference Tab.



PostRegion code hack posted by Alexandrej, October 23 2008:


Mis3 and all,
in order to have access to the Preference screen, you need to have the CD tray closed with NO DVD/CD in it. If you have a CD or DVD loaded in the tray, the Preference menu is disabled. Just verified this myself.
Then, once CD/DVD tray is empty and closed, apply the hack exactly as schavey posted it on June 22 2008.

I have just followed his instructions on a DVP5990/37 I just bought today at BestBuy and it worked like a charm. I have firmware version 37.08.51.27



PostRegion code hack posted by NeoGodSpeed, November 30 2008:


This Works for firmware 37.08.51.31 Also

Tested By Me...

Follow The Directions Above!!!

Worked The Same Day The Firmware Came Out!!!



PostRegion code hack posted by kulotzki, December 02 2008:


did you guys already check the manual? It has a note there saying some sort that it will permit 10 multiple region bounderies only.

As I understand it, having a newly bought player and hack keyed in would obviously still permit all regions until on the 10th session that will eventually lock it to region 1

Just clearing things bec i myself is too eager to have my player region free.



PostRegion code posted by CoolJeka, December 03 2008:


Guys, I still dont understand - if I buy it do I need to change the zone every time I see a new movie or I can change it once and its set there forever? Thanks.



PostRegion code hack posted by mraroid, December 04 2008:


Thought I would ad a update. Running ver 37.08.51.27
Philips DVP5990/37

With no disc is the player, I turn it on. The first screen that comes up says "loading". After that is over, I press the "setup" button.

The first screen I see is the General set up screen. I press the right arrow on the remote. I see the Audio Setup screen. I press the right arrow button again and I see the Video set up screen. I press the right arrow again, and come back to a "no disc" screen.

At no time do I see a preference tab, or text, etc.

I am assuming the preferences tab is on the screen and not on the remote -(I see no preference button on the remote).

This is my report. I hope it helps someone. I am still trying to hack this baby.

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PostRegion code posted by zbysiu, December 04 2008:


Answer to CoolJeka:
Change once to 0 (zero) and you done. Works forever for dics from all regions.



PostRegion code hack posted by indo_canadian, December 26 2008:


Firmware version: 37.08.51.31
Philips DVP 5990

I have purchased this device from Best Buy Canada this morning in the Boxing Day Sale and have confirmed that this Region Hack works on my firmware. It took me just a few seconds to set the region code to "0". Now I have a 1080p HDMI region free player. Thanks All!

Seasons Greetings!



PostRegion code hack posted by Capt. Midnight, January 03 2009:


Hi hackers!

I just received my new Philips DVP 5990/37, installed the V31 firmware update,
then tried to hack the player to region free. I've not been able to access any of
the three (Audio, Video, Preference) menus. The 'user manual' says to press the
stop button twice, then the setup button - nothing happens. Anybody have any
suggestions?



PostRegion code hack posted by Synetech, January 12 2009:


I accomplished this without problem on a DVP5990 with
version 37.08.51.31 as stated.

(The only thing is that you donít press Menu to set the
region and quit, you press OK.)




PostRegion code hack posted by zhufrk, February 18 2009:


Just bought a DVP5990/37 from Best Buy yesterday. Firmware version: 37.08.51.31 in the box. The region hack works:
====================
Open tray (keep it open during hack)
Press 'Setup' button once
Press right arrow until 'Preference' page shows up (Tray must be open to enable this page)
press 138931
Press up arrow until 'region' 0
Press 'OK' button
====================
Verify procedure:
Open tray
Press 'Setup' button once
In 'General' page, press 1379
Firmware screen shows up displaying firmware version and region code in the bottom
Press 'OK' to exit
====================
Thanks all.




PostRegion code hack posted by dhscsa, March 05 2009:


About the 10 multi border thing mentioned earlier. I was a little worried when I read this because I wanted a by a player I could make region free. After a little research I learned that the "10 multi border limit" meant that it would only read to the 10 session of a dvd that was burned by the user. Not a limit of ten times playing disc of another region.



PostRegion code hack posted by ParkaBoy, March 28 2009:


Registered to confirm the region hack still works as listed by others. This on firmware version 37.08.51.31

Thanks all!



PostRegion code hack posted by catflap, July 17 2009:


the hack works with my player 5990/12, and with new firmware version 12.08.50.34 too.



PostRegion code hack posted by Freemantle, September 30 2009:


With a brand new DVP5990/F7 (manufactured August 2009) I applied the 1,3,8,9,3,1 hack and set the Region to 0.

This all but bricked the player. It will still operate as a USB drive player, but no longer recognizes DVDs of ANY region. Perhaps Philips has modified the firmware to no longer allow this? Or I was just unlucky.

No firmware updates are posted for this machine on the Philips site, but I found 1 older firmware version that the player did recognize, but even with different firmware it still doesn't recognize DVDs. It spins for a while before giving a "No disc" error.

Just a heads-up that this hack may be hazardous to newly manufactured DVP5990s!





PostRegion code hack posted by Stealth3si, October 17 2009:


Freemantle, I think you are unlucky.

I bought a DVP5990/F7 (manufactured August 2009) from Amazon a few weeks ago. Firmware version: 37.08.51.31 in the box. The region hack really works:
====================
Open tray (keep it open during hack)
Press 'Setup' button once
Press right arrow until 'Preference' page shows up (Tray must be open to enable this page)
press 138931
Press up arrow until 'region' 0
Press 'OK' button
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓
Verify procedure:
Open tray
Press 'Setup' button once
In 'General' page, press 1379
Firmware screen shows up displaying firmware version and region code in the bottom
Press 'OK' to exit
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓
Thanks everyone.



PostRegion code hack posted by zhaohui, December 02 2009:


I just bought a new DVP5990/F7 from Bestbuy. To my surprise, it can read
region 6 DVD with no problem (the only non-region 1 disc I have). The same
disc was not readable by a Sony player. Being curious, I looked at the
verification procedure mentioned in the above post. It said region 1.
Interesting.



PostRegion code hack posted by elliekemps, January 05 2010:


How do i do it?




PostRegion code hack posted by rambo3, January 08 2010:


Bought from Best Buy, the hack posted works like a charm as of 01/08/2010.



PostRegion code hack posted by Moondancer, January 21 2010:


Agreed. Unit purchased from Dell Canada ( firmware version is 37.08.51.25 ) and hack as posted worked perfectly as of January 21, 2010.



PostRegion code hack posted by hakjoon, January 27 2010:


Purchased Philips DVP5900/F7 from Amazon.
Could not find the firmware version, but it was manufactured in Sep 2009.
Applied the region code hack from the direction above.
Mission Accomplished as of 01/27/2009.



PostRegion code hack posted by Yeahme, June 18 2010:


I bought a DVP5990/F7 June 17, 2010. Firmware version: DVP5990_37.BIN (pressed 55 with disk tray open to see it) in the box. The region hack really works:
====================
Open tray (keep it open during hack)
Press 'Setup' button once
Press right arrow until 'Preference' page shows up (Tray must be open to enable this page)
press 138931
Press up arrow until 'region' 0
Press 'OK' button

Verify procedure:
Open tray
Press 'Setup' button once
In 'General' page, press 1379
Firmware screen shows up displaying firmware version and region code in the bottom
Press 'OK' to exit

Thanks to everyone who posted before I posted.




PostRegion code hack posted by aandjmom, June 24 2010:


Region Free: for philips DVP5990 and DVP5992

press Setup

Select the Preference Tab Ė you wont be able to see it on the first screen. Keep pressing the left, right, up down arrow keys to get to the Preference screen.

Then press 1,3,8,9,3,1
It will tell you region 1
Press up/down arrow key to select "0"
and hit menu to exit.

It worked perfectly ( it took about 1 minute) as of June 23rd, 2010.




PostRegion code hack posted by ManUnitedYankee, October 17 2010:


The one listed first worked for me. Super appreciative of whoever left it. i was about to buy a new player.




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