Philips DVP5980 DVD Player HDMI 1080P DivX USB Upscaling - £42.94 Delivered @ PC World - HotUKDeals
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Great price for this player. Use voucher for this price and add World of Warcraft PC game @ 99p to get free postage. There's also 2.5% cashback for quidco users.

Thanks to its 1080p video oversampling function, the DVP5980 DVD player from Philips displays impressive quality images! In fact, your favourite TV programmes and films will take on a whole new dimension with the DVP5980. Its Progressive Scan mode guarantees crystal clear, flutter-free images, and its USB port and digital AV HDMi socket mean you can hook up your external hard drive or MP3 player quickly and easily.

The DVP5980 is also compatible with DivX formats, as well as all CD and DVD supports, and can even add MP3 music to your photo slideshows with its Dolby Digital sound. With all of these features on offer, the DVP5980 is sure to give you hours of entertainment!
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#1
[COLOR="Blue"]Can I play avi video files from my USB external drive with this player?Sorry,I am a bit confused how these things work.[/COLOR]
#2
chillking
[COLOR="Blue"]Can I play avi video files from my USB external drive with this player?Sorry,I am a bit confused how these things work.[/COLOR]


I would have thought so, as long as they're in the right format.
#3
Fantastic deal! Been after one of these for a while and even 2nd hand on Ebay they were more than this.
Ordered and heat added
#4
chillking
[COLOR="Blue"]Can I play avi video files from my USB external drive with this player?Sorry,I am a bit confused how these things work.[/COLOR]


I've got the model down from this one and that'll play avi/divx/xvid etc from the usb with no problems at all. This one has usb 2 I believe, rather than the usb 1 on the one I've got which on some pans etc can jerk a little as it can't transfer the data fast enough !
#5
Is there any DVD player that will support HD DivX from USB HDD?
#6
[COLOR="Olive"]Thanks guys for your precious help!![/COLOR]
#7
I paid £55 for this a couple of weeks ago from Amazon - they dont do a price match do they? :(

Great player, looks superb on my Samsung 1080i/720p LCD :)

chillking;2606098
[COLOR=Blue]Can I play avi video files from my USB external drive with this player?Sorry,I am a bit confused how these things work.[/COLOR]


Yes mine has played everything I have thrown at it - AVI, MPG, MP4 although I havent tried VOB or MKV files

steve1221;2606169
I've got the model down from this one and that'll play avi/divx/xvid etc from the usb with no problems at all. This one has usb 2 I believe, rather than the usb 1 on the one I've got which on some pans etc can jerk a little as it can't transfer the data fast enough !


Sorry youre mistaken - this model also only has USB 1.1, but I havent noticed any difference, files play fine for me from my flash drive.
#8
russ
I paid £55 for this a couple of weeks ago from Amazon - they dont do a price match do they? :(


Within 4 weeks, if Amazon drop their price.
#9
Benjimoron;2606415
Within 4 weeks, if Amazon drop their price.


Thanks - Amazon dont seem to have them in stock though anymore, nevermind you win some..... :oops:
#10
Russ was it this one that you got at amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000Q7ZCO6/ref=ord_cart_shr?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE £61.50 as it says in stock?

Doesn't amazon have a 30 day return policy if your not completely happy but I'm not quite sure on their t&c.
#11
freezspirit;2606553
Russ was it this one that you got at amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000Q7ZCO6/ref=ord_cart_shr?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE £61.50 as it says in stock?

Doesn't amazon have a 30 day return policy if your not completely happy but I'm not quite sure on their t&c.


Yeah thats the one - i only paid £53 but I dont think they refund unless they drop the price too :(
#12
russ
Yeah thats the one - i only paid £53 but I dont think they refund unless they drop the price too :(


You might be able to send back and buy this one, but it's a lot of hassle and postage costs.
#13
Voted hot, I consider my purchase of 5960 for £39.99 as one of the best buys this year, have been lookiing to get another for a while, so get a 5980 cheaper is even better!
#14
I just got this from PC world on a price match with Amazon paid over £50, WELL PI$$ED OFF!!!
#15
hkphooey
I just got this from PC world on a price match with Amazon paid over £50, WELL PI$$ED OFF!!!


Just says it's faulty and return the goods then order on here
#16
Jacktheripper69
Just says it's faulty and return the goods then order on here


Or order and wait till this comes and take it back saying it was for a present and its still sealed.

Less hassle
#17
Cheers guys!!! bought it online 3 days ago.
#18
When it came out it was only a tenner more than this. The USB port has numerous limitations on the type and size of the file you intend to watch.

So don't get all excited and think you can watch 720/1080 res AVIs from a juicy 8GB USB stick. You can't. It's not much use really, unless you're living in the past and intend to watch SD from USB.
#19
beej
So don't get all excited and think you can watch 720/1080 res AVIs from a juicy 8GB USB stick. You can't. It's not much use really, unless you're living in the past and intend to watch SD from USB.

The vast majority of films and TV shows have never been released or broadcast in HD so SD is hardly living in the past; it’s the majority of the present. :whistling:
#20
It doesn't talk about DivX support on the product information page.
#21
this is good offer, but i don't think u can get to play HD avi files (720 p/1080p) for as cheap. I got a Sumvision Phoenix for 30 quid last month, quite happy with it, but only the remote is the negative part. actually i heard that this one has USB 1.1, so there might be some limitations. When i first saw this offer, i thought maybe i can return mine, and add 12 pound more & get this one, but i'm gonna stick with mine, i'm sure many people thought of that. End of the day, it's just the brand name that seperates them, it's not like some companies will intentionally make bad products. and it's also not like big brand names always have the best products. sorry for the long post.

p.s: does anyone know a good replacement remote control i can use rather than the ****** remote from Sumvision (also cheap as well). thanks
#22
might help people with their questions about dvd player: http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/cpindex.pl?ctn=DVP5980/05&scy=GB&slg=en
#23
The actual drive mechanism is one of the smoothest and quietest (I have ever had) on this machine, never have I had any disc freeze or stutter, though not the best if you want to play ahem backups of your precious films as the pixelation on these is pretty bad in dark scenes, but for normal DVD & upscaling the picture is quite superb.
banned#24
Voted Ice Cold Everything ive brought Philips Has become Faulty 4 dvd recorders 1 Upscaling dvd player that made everything look like the Hulk Green and thats just to name a few even BUSH items work better and last longer

but then again thats what happens when they use to be made in the UK until They moved To Hungary and buy cheap chinese Rubbish That is bound to Fail
#25
[QUOTE=corrsmaniac]Voted Ice Cold Everything ive brought Philips Has become Faulty 4 dvd recorders 1 Upscaling dvd player that made everything look like the Hulk Green and thats just to name a few even BUSH items work better and last longer

but then again thats what happens when they use to be made in the UK until They moved To Hungary and buy cheap chinese Rubbish That is bound to Fail[/QUOTE
Have to agree,over the past few years i have had a dvd recorder,tv,iron and cd player from Philips that have not lasted as long as you would expect.
#26
i have one of these players and its superb:w00t:

i stick all my films:pirate: on a play 4gig stick and it has no problems(some movies need unpacking with mpeg modifier this stop any jerking)
as for upscaling its the dogs i have the hannspree 32 inch and my dvd collection has come to life

i cant reccomend it enough:)

any questions about it just ask:friends:
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Region Free Hack

If you'd like to make your player region free follow these steps:

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
Hotdeal :thumbsup:
#28
I got one too , from currys a good few months ago.
plays everything divx/xvid . Doesn't like h246 codec though. :<
the usb IS a waste of space. it is there for picture and music viewing i guess.
but my main gripe is the audio. using hdmi and trying to get surround is a freaking pita! .
Quote from philis themselves - " When you plug in the HDMI cable to the set, the set automatically switches HDMI Audio setting to ON so that sound is available via HDMI on your TV. If you want to obtain sound via Digital Out, you will need to turn OFF the HDMI Audio setting manually. This setting will be remembered even when you switch the set to standby mode.

In the event you turn on the DVP5980 first, followed by the TV, you might encounter sound appearing through HDMI rather than via Digital Out. This is due to the HDMI Audio setting being turned ON again automatically."

also no optical output .
if you just watch sd downloads and use the scart or hdmi it is unbeatable imo.

but the sounds issues mean i went back to my old yamada divx player.
#29
I have ordered one of these for bedroom , i mostly want the usb facility and upscale for better picture, most movies are avi or dvix , will it have problems with this via stick ?
#30
soumya;2608322
Copied from Avforums:
Region Free Hack

If you'd like to make your player region free follow these steps:

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
Hotdeal :thumbsup:

Rep added. Thanks for the tip :prop:
#31
beavisrules;2608339

Quote from philis themselves - " When you plug in the HDMI cable to the set, the set automatically switches HDMI Audio setting to ON so that sound is available via HDMI on your TV. If you want to obtain sound via Digital Out, you will need to turn OFF the HDMI Audio setting manually. This setting will be remembered even when you switch the set to standby mode.

In the event you turn on the DVP5980 first, followed by the TV, you might encounter sound appearing through HDMI rather than via Digital Out. This is due to the HDMI Audio setting being turned ON again automatically."

Actually this is a bonus for me. When the kids are using it, I'd rather they just used the TV audio and then I can select the cinema mode when I need to.
Would be very useful information for a lot of people though.
#32
I have just gone into Empire Direct and priced matched this item with theirs(£59). they have given it to me for £40. i pcked up from store thus saving postage. cant wait to plug it in my new hd tv.
#33
Also available in store at Currys at the same price - http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/759398 if you don't want to bother with delivery.

As for using the USB socket, it is very picky, especially with external hard drives. There is not enough power provided by the DVD player usb socket to power them, so they need an external power supply to work.

Although this web site is mostly about the prior version, the DVP-5960, some of the information applies to the DVP5980 as well.
#34
I thought a hd tv upscaled dvds !
#35
Been sharking for a USB player for a while. Ordered, many thanks OP.
#36
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. According to information I have read, the newer 5980S plays WMV video files (which mine does), but the 5980 does not.

Also there are some alternative firmwares floating around that increase the number of characters displayed when you are browsing either a USB drive or a DVD with DIVX etc files, provided you have a 5980S. If you have a 5980, then the alternative firmwares that give more characters disable the HDMI (and there seems to be a question about whether this is permanent, even if you re-install the original Philips software).

If you want to check the firmware version, press 1379 when in the 'general' tab of the setup menu. The latest original Philips versions are 12.07.31.33 for the 5980 and 12.07.55.37 for the 5980S.

I assume that DSG are just selling the newer version, but thought that the above might be useful, just in case someone got an old one from the back of the store room.
#37
Thanks for giving me credit on this!... Not!
#38
I bought one of these last week at Currys for £39.99. However, it will not play avi files that I have created using Sony Vegas. These are pretty high quality - 1536 kbps, or nearly 1GB for a 4 min file. The user manual says that high quality audio files may not play properly. Has anyone had problems like mine?
#39
DaftNotStupid;2855382
I bought one of these last week at Currys for £39.99. However, it will not play avi files that I have created using Sony Vegas. These are pretty high quality - 1536 kbps, or nearly 1GB for a 4 min file. The user manual says that high quality audio files may not play properly. Has anyone had problems like mine?
lol it wont play those!!

it will play ones that are like 700mb for 60 mins. No hd avi!

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