Philips DVP5980 DVD DivX Player with HDMI £39.99 in store @ Currys - HotUKDeals
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Great DVD player at a great price.

If you try to reserve and collect on the website it says that the store is out of stock but when I went to Currys in wakefield they had a load of them on the shelf. Probably best to ring the branch first.

Upscales normal DVD's to 1080p.

Plays DivX and many other forms of downloaded video files. I have yet to find one that it cannot play.

Has a USB port so you can plug a hard drive in or a USB stick and play films.

See here... http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2671471&postcount=39 to get it for £40.98 delivered!
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#1
great machines these. nice price.
#2
Nice to see a branded item at the £40 mark for divx!
#3
Just rang 0870 number and was told this applies to delivery only - no collect or reserve.

Confused now!:?:?
#4
I've got one of these and think it's a great player.

I think Curry's only have this item available for delivery - you cannot select it for reserve and collect which is a shame. If you must have it delivered you might as well go to Amazon where for an additional £4.95 you can get it delivered for free.

Link to amazon product below:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-DVP5980-Multi-region-capable-Upscaling/dp/B000Q7ZCO6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1217606003&sr=8-1
#5
James Harman
Just rang 0870 number and was told this applies to delivery only - no collect or reserve.

Confused now!:?:?


You really need to try and be put through to the store. When I wanted one originally I checked online and it said none of my local stores had it in stock but when I went in they had loads of them.
#6
[QUOTE=CuddlyJake]I've got one of these and think it's a great player.

Have you tried playing divx file from a usb stick,I have a panasonic which plays them fine some of the time but other times pictures strarts to breakup half way through,
Tony
#7
Does this play MPEG-4 and AVI files.
#8
On the Remote is the fast forward button the same as Skip Chapter/Film

As my Philips is really annoying for that if you want to fast forward you hold the skip chapter button for 4 seconds then again to go faster etc

But occasionally it skips to the next DivX file
#9
I ordered one of these but cancelelled my order after reading that they are not that compatible with external hard drives.

I intend to hook up a WD 500GB Mybook to it. Anyone have any experience on these players?

Thanks.
#10
same deal here http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/219627/philips-dvp5980-dvd-player-hdmi-108/

you include game at 99p to get free delivery
#11
disfunktional
I ordered one of these but cancelelled my order after reading that they are not that compatible with external hard drives.

I intend to hook up a WD 500GB Mybook to it. Anyone have any experience on these players?

Thanks.


I've got model 5960 and external drive works fine, just needs its own power supply.

Just ordered on of these :)
#12
Just ordered on of these from PC World with the warcraft game to get free delivery.
£40.98 inc del (before quidco)
#13
http://www.saynoto0870.com/

Use this site to get the numbers for the actual branches.
1 Like #14
Use of external HDDs seems fine provided they have their own PSU.

Playing AVIs off the USB sticks seem fine, though I've used branded sticks eg. Buffago, Kingston etc, rather than generic rubbish.

Region Free Hack:
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 "Play" button on the remote

There appears to be two versions of the DVP5980, the older 5980 and a newer 5980S, the different machines
having different chipsets. The only way to tell the difference is to open the tray and press 55 on the remote,
and it displays the info.

Overall, a great DivX player (MUCH better than that awful Sumvision posted here a while ago).
#15
got mine from pc world deal posted other day it arrived yesterday, works fine from usb stick and external h/d although like mentioned it needs its own power suppy.
#16
tonyg1962;2651563
[QUOTE=CuddlyJake]I've got one of these and think it's a great player.

Have you tried playing divx file from a usb stick,I have a panasonic which plays them fine some of the time but other times pictures strarts to breakup half way through,
Tony

i have and it works fine.
#17
AVI yes, MPEG no. I use Alive Video Converter - works a treat. Nice player and good price.
#18
vuittion
Does this play MPEG-4 and AVI files.


yes it does play avi and mpeg-4 files
#19
Plays pretty much everything and is very good. I have the DVP5960 and love it. If your external HDD with its own power supply does not work, you'll have to format it to FAT32 which windows won't do but get another program and it will!
#20
I bought mine for £70 last summer. Excellent machine, use it all the time. It has played everything I have thrown at it.

The only three negative points I can think of:
1) If you pause a film and dont play within 10 minutes then the player goes into standby mode (switches off) and you have to fast forward back to where you were before.
2) When playing video off a USB stick it can be annoying if you want to fast forward far (more than 30 minutes) into a video because its takes ages to do it. The fast forward is fine if using a DVD, CD-r etc, its only slow on USB.
3) The remote is a grey colour and looks a little tacky. would have been much nicer in black to match the machine.
#21
great machine. anyone know where the deal with surround sound is. HDUK search is useless
banned#22
Voted cold.

Popped to the local Currys the other day and the look and feel of the player is simply cheap. Too much plastic and the controls looked like they might fall out anytime. A classic case of penny wise pound foolish me thinks.

I'd like to save up so that one day I can buy a panasonic Blue Ray player*.

* Unfortunately, the Blue Ray players on market now, specially the ones from Panasonic doesn't apparently do a good job upscaling DVDs, what a shame :oops:
#23
Went to currys and picked one off the shelf for £39.99. Great player. make my dvds look great on my 1080p and a with region free and divx its a great buy. Thanks for the heads up.
#24
maxpayne
Voted cold.

Popped to the local Currys the other day and the look and feel of the player is simply cheap. Too much plastic and the controls looked like they might fall out anytime. A classic case of penny wise pound foolish me thinks.

I'd like to save up so that one day I can buy a panasonic Blue Ray player*.

* Unfortunately, the Blue Ray players on market now, specially the ones from Panasonic doesn't apparently do a good job upscaling DVDs, what a shame :oops:

What planet do you currently revolve round?
#25
wind
I bought mine for £70 last summer. Excellent machine, use it all the time. It has played everything I have thrown at it.

The only three negative points I can think of:
1) If you pause a film and dont play within 10 minutes then the player goes into standby mode (switches off) and you have to fast forward back to where you were before.
2) When playing video off a USB stick it can be annoying if you want to fast forward far (more than 30 minutes) into a video because its takes ages to do it. The fast forward is fine if using a DVD, CD-r etc, its only slow on USB.
3) The remote is a grey colour and looks a little tacky. would have been much nicer in black to match the machine.

Mine goes into standby but when I start it up again it starts at the same place where it switched off...

I actually like the simple remote as I have so many remotes with tens of buttons, this is very simple and easy to use if you have large hands.
#26
tonyg1962;2651563
[QUOTE=CuddlyJake]I've got one of these and think it's a great player.

Have you tried playing divx file from a usb stick,I have a panasonic which plays them fine some of the time but other times pictures strarts to breakup half way through,
Tony


Yes, I've played loads of movies vir usb stick and it's fine - most problems appear to be at the very start and end of the films so no loss of enjoyment.
banned#27
Earth?

I'm tempted to throw back the question to you. Rather than objectively counter the points I've made, you've thrown in a vague statement.

May I suggest you read How Disagree at http://www.paulgraham.com/disagree.html

alchemistkevin
What planet do you currently revolve round?
#28
Ive got this player - its excellent, very sturdy (the remote isnt so great, but I have a Harmony for that). Does a great job of upscaling too. Only downside is the USB 1.1, really should be USB 2.0 in this day and age. Voted hot :)
#29
russ
...Only downside is the USB 1.1, really should be USB 2.0 in this day and age. Voted hot :)


The newest model (DVP5990) supports [COLOR="Red"]USB2.0[/COLOR].
Currently sold out @ amazon:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-DVP5990-05-1080p-Player/dp/B001BL4OU4/ref=wl_it_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2LOR4FB1F6SAP&colid=3JT9V5HHB2RZ2
#30
Can anyone tell me does the power supply cable plug in and out as a separte cable or is it permenantley fitted to the back of the unit?
Just I'd like to be able to simply unplug my old player and use all the old connections rather than have to move my fixed cabinet and mess with all the existing wires etc.
#31
its fitted to the rear, moulded into the unit , one of my gripes also as plug wont fit through back of small hole on shelf!
#32
Will be checking my local store for one tomorrow
#33
thetonester
Can anyone tell me does the power supply cable plug in and out as a separte cable or is it permenantley fitted to the back of the unit?
Just I'd like to be able to simply unplug my old player and use all the old connections rather than have to move my fixed cabinet and mess with all the existing wires etc.

i think its permanently fitted. will double check and confirm in the evening.
#34
Picked one up yesterday, fantastic. Just plugged my external hard drive in and away it went.
#35
Didnt have any in my local store :(
#36
Hendo9;2670690
Didnt have any in my local store :(


Order it online then!
#37
Would rather check around a bit more because I dont really want to pay £19.95 postage
#38
Hendo9;2671456
Would rather check around a bit more because I dont really want to pay £19.95 postage

Buy here...

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/759398

With this...

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/506896

And get it for £40.98 delivered!

(PC World and Currys are both owned by DSG!)

Also dont forget quidco!
#39
Thanks for this post, I got one right away! I have an old dvd recorder (Philips DVDR70) which hardly plays anything and is the most unresponsive machine in the world! My PC is right beside my television so this sounds ideal.

However, any dvd+rs I've made up that I've included a "title" and "root menu" on, this player has problems playing properly. I've tested them on my PC and they play fine. Do I have a faulty player?

Thanks for the multiregion code!
#40
louiselouise
Thanks for this post, I got one right away! I have an old dvd recorder (Philips DVDR70) which hardly plays anything and is the most unresponsive machine in the world! My PC is right beside my television so this sounds ideal.

However, any dvd+rs I've made up that I've included a "title" and "root menu" on, this player has problems playing properly. I've tested them on my PC and they play fine. Do I have a faulty player?

Thanks for the multiregion code!

While I have to admit I've never used USB's or home burnt DVD's much (as in just a few times to test) I have never heard what you're experiencing with this player. Can you make disks without the root menu and see if it works ok?

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