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OK picture. It can play PAL DVD's
on February 7, 2012
I bought this to play PAL DVD's because the DVP5960 I own died after 6 years. The Blu-ray picture is OK but not as good as the Sony player I own. It doesn't have as many Internet features as the Sony. Maybe it will get better with future firmware/software upgrades. If you buy this player update the software immediately.
Like all Philips Blu-Ray & DVD players it can play all PAL discs by converting the signal to NTSC.
The player can be made region free by using this hack:
1.Power on with no disc in tray
You can then check the region of the player this way:
1.Power on with no disc inside
It should say - Region Code: BD(A) DVD(0)
If it still says DVD(1) then try the hack again. It took two tries for it to work for me because the remote control is crappy
Also despite having Wifi it doesn't update the firmware through the Internet. You have to go to the Philips site and download it and install it from a USB stick