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Invlaid region code

I am trying to paly a new dvd
Change Of Habit DVD 820 835 5 * 11

Once I press play it comes up and advises
Invalid Region Code.

Could you please advise what this means as I am not getting it on any other DVD

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  • Warren Bradley Nov 01, 2008

    Hi ive just bought a new dvdr5520H , but i need the unlock code for multiregion as i have a lot of region 1 movies ,,,can any one help please ...



    thnx ...warren

  • JW6599 Nov 03, 2008

    You advised that you have the same problem. I was able to fix the problem by using the process as advised by avid imps.



    Press system on your Philips control, which will bring up the system menu.



    Arrow down until you show "SYSTEM MENU EXIT" at the top of the screen.



    Enter 2960, which will show Region Code Then change the region code to Region Free.



    This will as I have completed this process again while typing this Solution for you.



    Thanks



    JW6599



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Ihave tried your fix but am unable to sort the problem ,,can u advise in more detail step by step please ...

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  • Warren Bradley Nov 03, 2008

    thanks for the coment mate but i havnt got a system button on my remote ,,has options and home are the main ones , but when accessing it i cannot find anything like you describe , dvdr is brand new and has vers 212 software uk model dvdr 55xxH/05 on version screen if this helps any ...

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Sounds like you are trying to play a DVD of a different region to that of the player.

Worldwide region codes, sumarised:

1 - US / Canada

2 - Europe

3 - Asia

4 - Australia

5 - Africa

6 - China

You can change the region code of the DVDR520H to any region or use region 0, which makes the unit multi-region to play DVDs from any region.

  1. Go into the main menu
  2. Highlight the exit button
  3. Type 2960

    This should give you access to a hidden menu form where you can change the region code.

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