We live in the UK for the next three years, and we have bought a new TV and DVD player...but 9 thousand American DVD's We can't play them. We were told that there was some sort of code we could get from the internet, but we can't find it for this particular model. Can any one help, please?
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This player is relatively easy to change to region free. Please complete all of the steps below to unlock your DVD player.
Please note: Unlocking any DVD player may invalidate the warranty. Unlock sequences may not work with some firmware updates and some DVD players have been damaged through failed attempts to unlock them. Unlocking your DVD player is done at your own risk.
Unlock sequence for the Philips DVP 3020:
1. Switch on your TV and DVD player; 2. Make sure the TV is set to the correct input for the DVD player; 3. Remove any disc from the DVD player and close the disc tray; 4. Press the "SETUP" button on the DVD player remote control; 5. Use the LEFT/RIGHT arrow keys to highlight "PREFERENCE"; 6. Enter 1 3 8 9 3 1 using the numerical keys on the Philips DVD remote control;
A pop-up menu will appear on the TV screen.
7. Use the UP/DOWN arrow key and choose "0" for all regions;
That's it. You should now be able to watch DVDs from all regions on your player. It is also a good idea to switch the player to standby and then switch it back on before trying any discs.
This is a verified unlock sequence for the Philips DVP 3020. If it doesn't work the first time, switch the power off and start again at step 1. If it still doesn't work, it is likely that you have updated your Firmware to a new version and this unlock sequence does not work with your firmware version
If you need further assistance, please reply to me from within this page and let me know which firmware version you have installed in your DVD player.
YES, it can be changed to view all regions. I've just done my new RC388 (bought it 4 hours ago) and it works.
To start the hack: Click the home button on the remote, go to the Setup page, highlight the 16X9 TV aspect ratio and enter in this coded sequence: 1 3 9 7 1 3 9
A new factory menu now comes up on the screen.
To change the values of these options hit the enter button and scroll with arrow keys until you get to the option you want to change. For the region code hack replace the value of "option 5" with the value of: ff
(Changing this value will set unit to region code 0 which should allow any region to be played on the player.)
Now, hit the "return" button to save and exit.
Switch off the machine - switch on - all is well now.
I think it is against the law for shops in the UK to sell multi-region DVD players. I could not find a hack for this player that worked. It is possible to convert it on your PC and burn it as a region free Disc.