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Philips DVP5960 HDMI DVD Player £34.99 inc del. Plays DIVX,XVdid and from USB drives and memory sti

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This is a fantastic DVD player and I don't think you could class it as budget. It plays lots of different file types and upscales to 1080i. I jsut bought the Philips 42" so this will fit perfectly :… Read More
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9y, 9m agoFound 9 years, 9 months ago
This is a fantastic DVD player and I don't think you could class it as budget.

It plays lots of different file types and upscales to 1080i.
I jsut bought the Philips 42" so this will fit perfectly :)

It has some absolutely great reviews and is even cheaper than Amazon.

http://reviews.cnet.com/video-players-and-recorders/philips-dvp3960-dvd-player/4505-6463_7-32364788.html?ar=o

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000G2Y59E/

Link for the Tech Savvy: http://www.phunkyfish.com/article/4/philips-dvp-596012

Comes with free delivery!
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#1
Ahhh... This is perfect for my needs, but i'm stone broke this month - HOW TYPICAL!

Might have to whack this on my overdraft .. glad this isn't MSE! :)

Thanks, I think.. OP :P
#2
cyb, how do you know it's a 3690? couldn't see the model number on evesham site?

great deal, voted hot
#3
bellamy_47
cyb, how do you know it's a 3690? couldn't see the model number on evesham site?

great deal, voted hot

Hi,

The DVP3960 is the one that lays 1080i, the the DVP390 is the one that plays 1080p, whne you search for dvp3960, this is the only model that appears but you're right there is no model number, but i'm sure!

It's got lots and lots of postive reviews including on avforums.com

Media Type CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R, Kodak Picture CD, DVD, CD, Video CD, SDVDVideo

Supported Digital Video Standards MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX (ver.4), DivX (ver.5), DivX (ver.3.11), DivX (ver.6), DivX UltraSupported Digital Audio StandardsWMA, PCM, MP3

Upscaling
Yes

Output Resolution 1080i

Picture

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/7739/31scxsv34slss500ka9.jpg
#4
I'd assumed it would be the 5960 as Amazon sell that for £40 delivered (got one for friend's 720p set, and works well).

Think one should be wary of ANY vendor who doesn't bother to specify the model they selling - makes it VERY hard to know what you're buying.

PS: Looked harder and found it WILL be the DVP5960 due to two things:
- that model has USB as specified by Evesham
- the Evesham site DOES says 5960 in the menu/listing - eg if you search for DVD
http://www.evesham.com/products/index.asp?e=&c=&txtSearch=dvd&btnSubmit=Go
you'll see the model number there.

So it IS the 5960 and the reviews quoted above don't apply!
#5
great stuff - i have a 5960 on order from amazon but after 3 weeks still no despatch and no sign of one either - cancelled it and gone for this one... :)
#6
When you add this to your basket, the model number comes up - DVP5960/05. Hope this helps
#7
hope it arrives soon... i too cancelled my order with Amazon. It should be the 5960... but what's the differance between it and the 3960???

And does anyone know if you get a Hdmi cable with it?
#8
Voted hot. This stupid site is costing me a fortune! =D
#9
Yes!!! I've been after a player with this functionality for a long time now - and one with a decent brand name... just hope it's better than their PCs!!
#10
[SIZE=2]I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, but technology seems to be leaving me behind a little :-)[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]If I take a file (mpeg, divx or one of the others listed as supported), put it on a USB stick and plug the USB into the DVD player - will I then be able to watch the file on my TV through the DVD player?[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]If so, this would be very useful to me![/SIZE]
1 Like #11
Inspector 34 - yes you can (if it's the 5960)

Check out this site to see if your stick is compatible

Phunkyfish

Also if it's movies you want to watch, try using this free programme to see if it has packed bitstreams (which can cause it to stutter). If it has then unpack it using this programme with no real loss of quality

MPEG4 Modifier
#12
it is the DVP5960/05 model

When you add it to the basket thats the model number shown. Thanks for posting this.
#13
i got the 3980 from John Lewis. How is this one different?
#14
I've emailed Evesham to ask if the free delivery applies to Northern Ireland.

Many times in the past good deals have been scuppered because we're not eligible for it.

We shall see.
#15
I'm after that nice looking Black Samsung one that plays Divx.
Does anyone know if it takes USB though.

& whats the score with usb 1.1?
#16
I've got the 5960, excellent little player for the price.

Externally powered USB hard disks will work, USB-powered ones probably won't, and memory sticks are a bit hit and miss to be honest.
#17
Excellent, just what I was after. Heat and rep left for this one. Thanks.
#18
Thanks!! Had one on order with amazon, this is in stock and cheaper!!!

Ordered from their other site...

http://www.lowestonweb.com/products/info.asp?e=F9F2B5D8-B41E-4A2D-858F-E073C3E2E7CB
#19
boys and girls i would not touch evesham with a barge pole at the moment because they were recently bought out for 10 million by time computers and everyone knows what they like lol and how good they service is you will most probably recieve a japaneese brand dvd player in place of this philips advertised lo. ;-)
#20
redondo5
hope it arrives soon... i too cancelled my order with Amazon. It should be the 5960... but what's the differance between it and the 3960???

And does anyone know if you get a Hdmi cable with it?


The one I got from Amazon didn't come with either a HDMI cable.
#21
cool80
boys and girls i would not touch evesham with a barge pole at the moment because they were recently bought out for 10 million by time computers and everyone knows what they like lol and how good they service is you will most probably recieve a japaneese brand dvd player in place of this philips advertised lo. ;-)


What a stupid comment, go and sit on the naughty step and think about what you've done.
#22
sprouty76
The one I got from Amazon didn't come with either a HDMI cable.


People buying this will also need to get a HDMI cable...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93631
#23
Cheers OP. I've gone for it.
#24
Title of the thread needs updating to reflect the correct model number.

Also (to save people looking) lowestonweb are not on quidco anymore...
#25
Good info on this at VideoHelp
1 Like #26
Region code hack posted by nexus6, May 11 2006:
[FONT=Verdana]This hack was successfully applied to the Philips DVP5960/37.
It is the same hack as with the Philips DVP5140:

1. Turn on the unit
2. Open the loading tray
3. Press the "Setup" button on the remote
4. Navigate to the "Preferences" page using the right arrow key
5. Enter 138931
6. You will now see the current region code displayed
7. Use the Up/Down arrow keys to select the region required or "0" for all regions
8. Press the "Setup" button on the remote
9. Press "OK" on the remote
[/FONT]
#27
I've bought the Philips 5960 and it's fab.

I also got an external USB 2.0 powered Lacie 160Gb hard drive (which is one of the models Philips says is compatible) and they work great together.

I can copy .avi files onto this drive, plug it into the front of this DVD player, and watch my movies of my TV.

(Note: the manual says this player doesn't play .avi files... but it does. Without any hardware upgrading or anything.)

Very very impressive for the price.
#28
With all the people canceling their orders from Amazon, Hopefully mine will get here quicker!

(I've not used these before, Plus the Amazon one is only £5 difference!)
#29
Will this work on a non-HD TV? I could do with this for my regular TV I have got in the bedroom.
#30
yes as long as your tv has a scart socket.
#31
Great find, my old player has just packed in so this'll be a perfect replacement. Voted hot.
#32
gary_rip
What a stupid comment, go and sit on the naughty step and think about what you've done.


Although the comment regarding receiving a Japanese brand player is pretty silly (generally anything made in Japan costs a fortune as land prices are among the highest in the world there - hence the sea reclamation projects they keep undertaking) I don't think it's a bad idea to highlight that Evesham did recently axe 150 staff and appoint DTE Leonard Curtis as administrator of their accounts. They did also receive a $22m cash injection from Tahir Mohsan (of Time infamy) and I think that might leave a bad taste in some people's mouths following the fallout of his previous venture and his subsequent disappearence to sunnier climes with a large amount of cash.

It didn't stop me ordering one though:-D I've been eyeing this player up on Amazon for a couple of months now and while I trust Amazon far and away more than Evesham a fiver is a fiver and I'm covered by my credit card if Evesham suddenly implode:giggle:
#33
sprouty76
I've got the 5960, excellent little player for the price.

Externally powered USB hard disks will work, USB-powered ones probably won't, and memory sticks are a bit hit and miss to be honest.


I bought the Eltax upscaler from ebuyer with usb support but it it doesnt play divx very well from usb sticks, if this one does then I wouyld buy it.
#34
UncleMike
I've bought the Philips 5960 and it's fab.

I also got an external USB 2.0 powered Lacie 160Gb hard drive (which is one of the models Philips says is compatible) and they work great together.

I can copy .avi files onto this drive, plug it into the front of this DVD player, and watch my movies of my TV.

(Note: the manual says this player doesn't play .avi files... but it does. Without any hardware upgrading or anything.)

Very very impressive for the price.


does it matter if drive file format is fat32 or ntfs of your external powered hard drive?
#35
raykhanna
does it matter if drive file format is fat32 or ntfs and usb 2.0 of your external powered hard drive?


same question here, need to hook it up to a 500gb seagate external harddrive
#36
Ive had this player for over a year - it plays every divx and xvid I throw at it. Also you can attatch a usb storage device and play movies from that (I have attatched a 500Gb SUMO drive) - if you attatch an external hard drive make sure its a powered one and formatted to FAT32 or it wont work. Memory cards work fine through a USB reader. The only problem I see is when a movie has a very 'busy' scene there is sometimes slowdown if using the USB port as I believe it is only USB 1.1 (You can still plug in a USB 2 device but itll operate at 1.1 speeds) However this only happens in about 1 movie out of 10 that I watch and then only for a few seconds. This DVD player also lets you upscale media played from the USB port as well as DVD's. I really cant fault it.
#37
Sounds good just don't expect it to play high bit rate files; see extract from VideoHelp below:
----------------------

I copy files to the "My Book" disk and then I can just plug it into the 5960 USB and it reads the complete 400 gig. You can move through folders with the remote and select any .mpg and play it. (The filename 8 character length can be a challenge when viewing on the 5960) It plays exactly as the original recording looked from the Tivo. The only problem is that Tivo can record in 4 different quality settings, Basic. Medium, High and Best.
According to Google;------------
TIVO video is recorded at 2/3 D1 (480x480) resolution at 29.97 frames per second with constant-bitrate MPEG-2 at one of four bitrates:
Setting Bitrate
Best 5.8 Mbps
High 3.5 Mbps
Medium 2.6 Mbps
Basic 1.47 Mbps
----------------------
I found that the "My Book" disk connected to the 5960 USB will play all Tivo recorded settings EXCEPT the "BEST" quality. The Best recording plays jerky because the 5960 USB1 cannot keep up with the higher transfer rate. It Plays 2 seconds then pauses .5 seconds while the 5960 buffer catches up to the transfer rate then plays 2 sec, then pauses .5 sec, and so on, not viewable. The 5960 also plays jerky like this if you try to play DVD files directly from the My Book disk. (but The same BEST quality .mpg files play fine if copied to a DVD or DVD RW, then play the DVD in the 5960)
For me, the quality between TIVO's Best and High quality is negligible so I will now set all my future Tivo recordings to High and just put them on the "My Disk" external disk)
#38
Now Sold Out
#39
gutted! went out for lunch intending to order when I came back.
All gone now!
#40
Voted and ordered one, thanks. They had 42 in stock 10mins ago !

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