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Invalid disk error

Updated firmware

I get an "invalid region code" on some but not all region 2 DVDs. One tech support person told me I needed to update the firmware but another said that was wrong; that I needed to reprogram the codes using my remote. Which is roght?

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Re: invalid disk error

Did you get this working? If not, then your DVD isn't supposed to be region free in the first place, and I can send you a firmware which I have used a hack in order to make region free. You can then take this firmware and follow the same instructions you used for the other firmware.

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Would this be just one or a few discs or all?
Without more info its hard to answer except that DVD's have region codes which dictate which discs they will play.
If things are still the same we in europe are region 2, USA region 1 etc.
I have seen DVDs ending up here from the USA that will not play, because players have only been set (by manufacturers to a single region).
Many cheap players only can only play just one because its down to licence issues, while expensive (big brand or US backed models can play up to 2 regions) clever machines are Open (all regions).
Some machines may be altered by some methods on various hacker forums on the web.
I would check those DVD's region codes on their covers or it could be a simple lens clean of your player (many cleaners for this around) or some fault with that machine (software or Firmware (software for its cpu)) update to make it play later produced discs) which would require a computer leads and some skill. Another problem exists if its laser unit gets weak then signal images get fuzzy, such that a system will "give up reading" and throw up some "message" by way of "I am unable to play this".

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Hi there,

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.


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