Firmware update for Phillips hdrw720 and dvdr725h (CF 3.2)

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  1. romflash

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    Another firmware update is available in Phillips support site http://www.p4c.philips.com

    Here is the list of new features:

    CF3.2
    - Readability of DVD+R Dual Layer discs has been improved.
    - Readability of commercial discs has been improved.
     
  2. JethroUK

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    Have they fixed any of the bugs with this?
     
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    There is also a strange-looking DOC file within the upgrade archive, and a reference to even stranger looking Excel file embedded into the Word file. Some kind of testing checklist or something.

    Have anybody tried this upgrade (3.2) yet? Is the player still region free (with the common sequence) after that?
     
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    Hi, I uesd the code to make the player region free, after upgrading the firmware to 3.2 the player is still region free without having to enter the code again.
    p.s. What's the deal with putting the region free code combination on the forum? Is this not really allowed, like explaining how to beat macrovision etc or is it 'fair game'? J.
     
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    The methods of making Philips DVD player and recording units region-free, either using the handset hack or the RC6 method, have been available for many years. However the handset hack has not always worked on some 72x machines of particular country designations. In addition this handset method is only good for about 25 changes of the region, and if you have an RCE disc (which will ignore the region-free setting of the recorder), you might want to watch it more than 25 times. In this case the RC6 method gives you an unlimited number of changes.

    Since it has nothing to do with Macrovision or any other copy protection, basic region coding is almost universally seen as unfair commercial tactics by the producers of DVDs and not likely to be defendable in court. Remember you have paid for a recorded title and you are not copying a disc, nor changing it in any way: it is the recorder that you're altering so you can just play the thing. To my knowledge the neutralisation of basic region restrictions by altering the player/recorder in service mode has never been legally challenged.

    It has always been the case with Philips recorders that a firmware upgrade will not affect the region-free status, nor apparently will a Philips official repair.
     

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