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#1
Upscales my ****, but still, it's a cracking DVD player simply because of the USB port and the fact it can play DivX - so put loads of downloaded movies on an external hard disk and just plug it in.
#2
Got one from Amazon about 3 weeks back for a friend and it came with the latest firmware in it AND the readily available multi-region hack made it a Region 0 player within one minute just using the player and its remote.

(Mind you he didn't have a Region 1 DVD to PROVE it had worked, but did play Region 2 still afterwards!)

Upscaled 720p HDMI signal looked fine on his DVI 720p TV though with that setup (ie video via HDMI-DVI, but sound via Phono L/R audio leads) needed to play around with the Philip's audio delay to get a suitable vision/audio match.
#3
ourdave
Upscales my ****, but still, it's a cracking DVD player simply because of the USB port and the fact it can play DivX - so put loads of downloaded movies on an external hard disk and just plug it in.


Have you reported Philips to the trading standards then ?

I'd say 720p is upscaled.

How large is a Divx movie in general ? - would the 2gb cruzer on this forum house a couple of films ?
#4
mikeyw
Have you reported Philips to the trading standards then ?

I'd say 720p is upscaled.

How large is a Divx movie in general ? - would the 2gb cruzer on this forum house a couple of films ?


Average film 1.5 Hours is about 600-750mb, so you could probably squeeze 3 films onto yer memory card :thumbsup:
#5
mk-donald
Got one from Amazon about 3 weeks back for a friend and it came with the latest firmware in it AND the readily available multi-region hack made it a Region 0 player within one minute just using the player and its remote.

(Mind you he didn't have a Region 1 DVD to PROVE it had worked, but did play Region 2 still afterwards!)

Upscaled 720p HDMI signal looked fine on his DVI 720p TV though with that setup (ie video via HDMI-DVI, but sound via Phono L/R audio leads) needed to play around with the Philip's audio delay to get a suitable vision/audio match.


I bought one of these about a month ago & it's good.

I got especially for the DIVx & multi-region. So yes it does play multi-region discs. The USB was a surprise bonus. :thumbsup:
#6
mk-donald
Got one from Amazon about 3 weeks back for a friend and it came with the latest firmware in it AND the readily available multi-region hack made it a Region 0 player within one minute just using the player and its remote.

(Mind you he didn't have a Region 1 DVD to PROVE it had worked, but did play Region 2 still afterwards!)

Upscaled 720p HDMI signal looked fine on his DVI 720p TV though with that setup (ie video via HDMI-DVI, but sound via Phono L/R audio leads) needed to play around with the Philip's audio delay to get a suitable vision/audio match.

Mine arrived last week and i hooked up a Western Digital External HD from Asda (thanks to HDUK!) and i am watching Divx movies on a 32" Samsung LE32R87BDX HDTV via HDMI cable, but the picture quality is actually worse than when i use to link my laptop to a ****** old tv via S-video and phono leads, plus there is an awful lip sync delay which i cant forget about. I have tried playing with the lip sync setting but cant get it right; can anyone suggest some decent settings for this combo please.
#7
Fatpoo - the problem may be caused by packed bitstreams. To find out if your movies are in this manner, use this little program (free) and it's really good. If it is packed bitstream you can unpack it with this and no loss of quality.
MPEG4 Modifier

For loads of info on the Philips 5960 try this site
Phunkyfish
#8
can anyone confirm, that even though it is supposed to be DVD-R compatible, it plays them without fuss ?

I ask, because I have a philips PET706, which groans and moans when I put a DVD-R disk in, it does play them, but takes 10x longer to start than any other player I have
#9
anyone know if the player has fat or ntfs support?
#10
:-D Fat :-D
#11
mikeyw
Have you reported Philips to the trading standards then ?

I'd say 720p is upscaled.


Heh heh, very hoighty!

I'd say you won't be able to spot the difference between playing a DVD at 720p "upscaled" and the other modes. That's why I said, upscales my ****.
Course, you likely know better, not having one and all that.

These are very good and well worth the money, just don't be expecting to see anything different from the upscaling.
#12
I've found a signicant difference when using it on 720p.
#13
moob
I've found a signicant difference when using it on 720p.


Mine seems fine too. I suppose it depends on how good the upscaling of your TV is as to whether there is a noticeable difference.
#14
Is it possible to have an External HD connected to a PC aswell as this DVD player at the same time?? might sound silly, but was wondering if this is possible?
#15
For anyone still following this thread - Evesham are doing this box for £35 incl delivery, and this morning had 308 in stock (or so they claimed).
#16
Just for additional info, currys.digital is selling this for £49.99 (I mention this, just to show how good the original deal is!)
#17
Just for additional additional information, Sainburys are selling this for £27.XX, or at least they were about a month ago (Straiton, Edinburgh branch was left with 5 after I purchased one).
#18
You sure it was the 5960 model that Sainsburys were selling?
#19
moob
You sure it was the 5960 model that Sainsburys were selling?


100% sure, I purchased one.
#20
Sounds like a spanking deal then. I think the Mrs bought mine from Sainsburys back at Xmas, and they were £70 then.

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