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Philips DVP5160 - DVD Player With Proggresive Scan & Divx - £30.48 @ Amazon

£30.48 @ Amazon
Straight from USB to TV With DivX Ultra The DVP5160 provides flawless, true-to-life picture quality. Designed to play virtually any type of disc, it delivers an outstanding and immersive mov… Read More
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Straight from USB to TV

With DivX Ultra

The DVP5160 provides flawless, true-to-life picture quality. Designed to play virtually any type of disc, it delivers an outstanding and immersive movie and music entertainment experience.
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banned#1
ive seen cheaper but this one is a good make :thumbsup:
banned#2
is anyone else having a problem at viewing this post? comes up strange on mine
#3
Not bad when you also consider it has a USB socket on the front too, saves on wasting CDs for stuff you only watch the once. Voted hot.
#4
Just searched amazon for the product using DVP5160 & I have to say it is a good price for a branded product - if only it was hdmi and upscaling, I would jump at it. That said, I may order one if Scan don't get the sumvision one in soon.

Voted hot - would the cold voters please state why - it really p's me off all these negative deals with no apparent reason.
#5
hothothot
is anyone else having a problem at viewing this post? comes up strange on mine


Yep, a mod may need to tidy it up
#6
poppy10
Yep, a mod may need to tidy it up


Seems ok here now?
#7
For less than a tenner more you can get the more flexible model for the future:

Philips DVP5960 - DVD Player with HDMI and upscaling to 1080i (720p etc)

and especially if you have a HDMI/DVI enabled TV you should consider that.

However the Amazon £39.99 price is now showing 4-6wks delivery, though £39.50 from other suppliers (with postage?)...
#8
Agree with mkdonald. Pay the extra tenner and get the 5960.
#9
Is either the 5160 or 5960 multi region capable?
#10
I know the 5960 is. You only have to enter a code via the remote.
#11
Can you hook up external hard drives onto these? Only USB 1.1, bit slowm will it work?
#12
I don't see why not, it's just a standard portable drive really like any other.
2 Likes #13
I wanted a DVD player that could do all the usual stuff plus -
Play DIVX movies
Has an alternative method of playing files using a USB port.

* DIVX means that I can play the avi video files from my video camera. In the past I had to convert them to MPG1 or 2 and that takes ages.

* The USB port will save having to burn countless discs so that I can view files once on the TV.

Also, I did not want to fork out a lot for a machine that will record as well as play - I just want a player.

My choices came down to three DVD players (in Aberdeen) -
1. Onn SW2411A costing just 39 pounds (ASDA stores only)
2. Phillips DVP5960 costing 49 pounds
3. A Pioneer - but we will stop there cos the damn thing cost 99 pounds.

I bought the Onn model cos it was just so cheap. But boy did that word have a double meaning. The thing had a cheap feel about it. Then I tried reading the instruction manual and just gave up as it was poorly written; in a really strange format; and told lies!

Then I fired it up and discovered a new term - ghosting. The player was taken back and swapped for another. Same problem. Got a refund and bought another Onn from a different ASDA store. Guess what. Same problem.

So now I decide to pay the extra for the Philips. After all, it looked a lot better and it was widely available. Well, no, that is not true. The damn thing is so popular that supply can not keep up. In one store they told me that they had ordered 6 but were told they could only have 4..... for that month!
I finally tracked one down in......
ASDA :-D

Straight out of the box the thing has a quality look about.
The instruction manual is easy to scan through for info to get started. It also goes into enough detail to cover everything the DVP9560 can do.
The remote is a bit cheap looking but the controls are so very simple to use.
Was a bit disapointed to find out there were no cables for scart or HDMI.

So then I plugged it in and boy was I pleased. It had taken me four days to track this machine down but it was worth it. What a beautiful clear picture. Any DIVX or avi or MPG file I tried in it played with very little delay. DVDs fire up in an instant. Plugging in a USB pen drive I could quickly view and play any of the files the machine recognises.

Only criticisms I have found so far are -
1) No power-off mode - only power-on standby (not very eco-friendly then)
2) USB port is 1.1. That is maybe the reason the machine can not read my external hard drives.
3) Reading folder and file names on the screen can be a bit confusing as only the first 8 characters are displayed.

On the plus-side
It does everything it says on the box.

I don't think that a good budget DVD player can come much better than this one. However that might not be true for long. I think Philips might be in the process of phasing this model out.
#14
hothothot
is anyone else having a problem at viewing this post? comes up strange on mine


[COLOR=blue]Yes the direct link to the product on the first post to each thread is missing and has been like this for the past 10 days approximately.:? [/COLOR]
#15
Jefft
[COLOR=blue]Yes the direct link to the product on the first post to each thread is missing and has been like this for the past 10 days approximately.:? [/COLOR]


Fine here... you may need to clear cookies and restart browser.. ?
#16
emmajk42
Fine here... you may need to clear cookies and restart browser.. ?


Done that emma still no direct link. Just a price with www.hotukdeals.com above and below it. If I click on the upper www.hotukdeals.com I get a webpage with just the picture of the product if I click on the lower one I just get a webpage with a picture of the Go to Deal button. Weird??
#17
kobirulali
Can you hook up external hard drives onto these? Only USB 1.1, bit slowm will it work?


A friend at work uses an external hd, and has no problems with it. He has the 5960 model however.
#18
So.. has anyone used an External HD with this particular model?

I am very interested in this player!
#19
The one on amazon seems to be able to support HDs
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-DVP5960-Multi-region-capable-upscaling/dp/B000G2Y59E/ref=sr_1_1/026-4806513-3843622?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1186765138&sr=1-1

http://forum.videohelp.com/topic301465.html

This seems to suggest that you CAN use an external HD but you must have one which has enough power to the drive, as the DVD player hasn't.

I am interested and would love it to be able to access my Maxtor One Touch III Mini 60GB.

This model seems better than than the OP model as it has the HDMI interface and 1080i and for £10 seems reasonable.

:-D
#20
Hi, I ordered one of these players a few days ago, it'll hopefully turn up today or tomorrow. However, it has now dropped yet again in price to £27.99 and is back in stock.

BTW If you ordered one at the old price, email Amazon returns and they will refund the difference.

:-D
#21
now £27.99 delivered :)
#22
@Mepmoop

Would it be possible for you to try an external HD via the USB, and let us know if and how well it works?

Many thanks
#23
I have just tried to link up my Seagate FreeAgent 500GB external HD and my new DVP5160 didn't recognise it. This may be because it's formatted for Mac - I'm not sure if that'd be relevant.
I'm simply using a 4GB memory stick and it's working a treat from that.
I'd recommend renaming files you want to watch on the unit so they are very short and contain no spaces - the unit renames them otherwise and it can be difficult to identify what's what.
#24
hothothot
ive seen cheaper but this one is a good make :thumbsup:



saying its a good brand doesnt mean much :( i bought a Packard bell divx player (thought they were good) and it didnt work at all. If i put a series of tv shows onto a disk they would only play the first episode and then pretend like the rest were a crazy format. Would not play anything else, not even official dvds

good deal
#25
Diekund
saying its a good brand doesnt mean much :( i bought a Packard bell divx player (thought they were good) and it didnt work at all. If i put a series of tv shows onto a disk they would only play the first episode and then pretend like the rest were a crazy format. Would not play anything else, not even official dvds

good deal


I'm not sure that Packard Bell could be classed as a good brand. Pioneer, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony are examples of good brands.
#26
I thought I read (somewhere) an easy way to check whether your external hard drive or memory stick will play on the 5160 or not.

Simply plug your external media into a PC. If it comes up as a hard drive (as many external hard disks will), it won't work on the 5160. However, if the external media shows up as a removable drive (as memory sticks will), it should play on the 5160.

Can anyone confirm this?

Would it be possible to plug in an iPod (hard drive or flash version) into the 5160 and watch divx?

I have an ext HD, and am stuck deciding whether to buy the 5160 or the 5960

Finally - can someone please explain how to make these players multi-region (a link would be fine)

Many thanks
#27
Multiregion info + lots more here

http://www.phunkyfish.com/article/4/philips-dvp-596012

I purchased the 5960 about a month ago from Sainsburys, Straiton, Edinburgh for £27.XX

Good machine, and the multiregion hack does indeed work.
#28
i have a 5960 model and the 5980.
i wanted to buy an external HD but not 100% sure that it works??
can anyone confirm that either or both these models work with ext HDD and if so which ones??
cheers
#29
The link that I posted above your question gives lots of info about HDDs and memory sticks that work with the 5960.
#30
I think a hard drive will only play if it is formatted in FAT32 and not NTSC.

An Ipod won't play through the 5960, again most probably due to format.
#31
Got item matched priced from Dixons.

Dear Mr Patel,

Thank you for shopping with Dixons. Here are the details of the product/s
you have ordered:

Quantity Code Description
1 116736 PHILIPS DVP5160 WEBDVD
1 177581 D&I DELIVERY SMALL


Total price: £27.99

Dixons order number: D*********
Order placed on: 22/08/2007 13:42:15
Payment method: Credit/Debit Card

Subject to availability,

the order will be delivered to
#32
kedgeman
I think a hard drive will only play if it is formatted in FAT32 and not NTSC.

An Ipod won't play through the 5960, again most probably due to format.


WalterSmith


The phunkyfish link suggests that iPods do work with these DVD players, as long as they are FAT32 formatted.
#33
My brother is after a divx dvd player - but it has got to be silver.

I cant make out the picture that well - is this silver?
#34
It's now £52.70 according to the link, nearly double the £27 mentioned above!!

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