Took your advice, ordered Philips 5990 DVD player, from Amazon
$70.00 delivered. Connected it up, put in a home made disk of my 2009 vacation
I had just been watching on my Sony player, and was surprised. It upgraded the
Disk as well as the Sony blueray player. Both look great, but the Sony cost much
More. SO unless you need the blue ray ability, it’s an easy choice.
Now to the PAL playing part. I have trouble following your instructions
On hacking the Philips unit, so I just put in a PAL disk and it played it, it played
All my European disks right out of the box. Then I remembered something you said
Once, sometimes small outfits code their disks “ 0 “. All my PAL disks are made
Locally by a Passau company which is probable a small outfit, so maybe I should
Hack this unit anyway. So this time I read the instructions, find the preference tab
Select “0” and my unit should play disks from everywhere now.