What does my modelnumber mean?
Manufacturers of electronic devices usually use a series of numbers or alphabet to identify their products.
This model number thing may sometimes appear to be alien’s language for customers, you think so?
For Philips Blu-ray products, this is our rule:
Example: BDP9600/ 12
• “BDP” implies the product family. This product comes from the product family of Blu-ray disc player. “HTS” stands for Home Theatre System; MBD stands for Micro Blu-ray System; and “PB” stands for Portable Blu-ray players.
• “9600” gives you an idea of the product series. This product comes from the 9000 series and hence may have more features and functionalities than a lower one. If you only want a player to replace your old DVD player or a simple player to play standard Blu-rays, 2000 series and 3000 series won’t be wrong for the price; If you are a savvy and want more advanced features and functionalities, 5000, 7000 and 9000 are series made for you.
• “/12” is the region indicator. /12 units mainly suggest Continental Europe (excluding UK &Ireland). /05 is for UK mainly. (Sometimes the retailers ship the unit to other regions and sell the units elsewhere. We don’t guarantee that) So, by looking at the region indicator, you may guess the region code of this player should be region B for Blu-ray disc and region 2 for DVD disc.
Next time when you are about to buy another Philips product, hope you can understand more by just looking at the model number and choose the one that suits you best!
Last edited by Philips; 02-28-2011 at 03:17 PM.