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Philips DVP5980 Multi-Region Capable DVD/DivX Player with 1080P Upscaling and HDMI £49.99 Delivered!

* DivX Ultra Certified for enhanced playback of DivX videos
* Plays DivX, MP3, WMA and JPEG digital camera photos
* HDMI 1080p with true high definition video upscaling
* 192kHz/24 bit audio DAC enhances analogue sound input
* High quality outputs for analogue and digital audio
* HDMI digital output for easy connection with only one cable
* High definition JPEG playback for images in true resolution
* Plays CD, (S)VCD, DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW
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Manufacturer's Description
DivX Ultra Certified for enhanced playback of DivX videos
DivX Ultra combines DivX playback with great features like integrated subtitles, multiple audio languages, multiple tracks and menus into one convenient file format.
Plays DivX, MP3, WMA and JPEG digital camera photos

Multi-format playability allows you to play most file formats for maximum listening and viewing pleasure, including MP3, WMA, JPEG and the popular DivX digital media format. DivX playback enables you to play and share compressed high quality DivX video content beyond your computer.

HDMI 1080p with true high definition video upscaling
HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface and intelligently communicates the highest output resolution from the source device. It is a direct digital connection that can carry uncompressed digital HD video as well as digital multichannel audio - eliminating the conversion to analogue signals so you get perfect picture and sound quality, completely free from noise. In addition, with HDMI video upscaling, you can increase the resolution of SD (Standard Definition) video signals that DVDs use to HD (High Definition) so you'll see more details and sharper, more true-to-life pictures.

192kHz/24 bit audio DAC enhances analogue sound input
192KHz sampling enables you to have an accurate representation of the original sound curves. Together with a 24-bit resolution, more information is captured from the original analogue sound wave form, giving a much richer audio reproduction.
High quality outputs for analogue and digital audio

HDMI digital output for easy connection with only one cable
HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. It is a direct digital connection that can carry digital HD video as well as digital multichannel audio. By eliminating the conversion to analogue signals it delivers perfect picture and sound quality, completely free from noise. HDMI is fully backward-compatible with (Digital Video Interface) DVI.

High definition JPEG playback for images in true resolution
With High Resolution JPEG playback, you can show up to 2 Megapixel resolution on your Flat TV (FTV). Now you can view your digital pictures in their true resolution, without loss of quality or details.

Plays CD, (S)VCD, DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW
Progressive Scan component video for optimised image quality
Progressive Scan doubles the vertical resolution of the image resulting in a noticeably sharper picture. Instead of sending a field comprising the odd lines to the screen first, followed by the field with the even lines, both fields are written at one time. A full image is created instantaneously, using the maximum resolution. At such a speed, your eye perceives a sharper picture with no line structure.
DivX Certified for standard playback of DivX videos

With DivX support, you are able to enjoy DivX encoded videos in the comfort of your living room. The DivX media format is an MPEG4-based video compression technology that enables you to save large files like movies, trailers and music videos on media like CD-R/RW, and DVD recordable discs.

USB Direct plays photos and music from USB flash drives
Simply plug your device into the USB port on your Philips DVD system. Your digital music and photos will be played directly from the device. Now you can share your favourite moments with family and friends.


Box Contents
2 x AAA batteries
Quick start guide
Remote control
World wide warranty leaflet
User manual
#2
So this means in laymans terms, it is the best picture one can expect on a HD TV without having to buy a HD / BluRay player.
#3
Can you play divx files straight from the usb key?
#4
i've either got this one or something very similar, ******, wish i never got it. painfully slow, hideous picture when trying to upscale but i suppose that could have been my tv or cable. some features missing my previous £25 one had. tried the usb thing one, was ok i suppose, not something i've ever used since. never tried divx files i dont think.
#5
i have this. its a superb bit of kit. plays xvid/ divx flawlessly from usb, no matter what i throw at it. cant comment on the upscaling as i dont use it.
#6
arsenalchris
Can you play divx files straight from the usb key?


yes it can.
#7
yeah, each to their own i guess, i just thought i'd spend a bit more than the usual £25 i would normally and regretted it 100%. i wanted it for upscaling, i tried once, it was unwatchable and now it's just a standard player that like i said didn't have some of the features or ease my cheapers ones have had. i'm sure some people love it. it's nice looking, very thin but a lot wider and deeper than i'd have liked ideally.
#8
pmcx9
i have this. its a superb bit of kit. plays xvid/ divx flawlessly from usb, no matter what i throw at it. cant comment on the upscaling as i dont use it.


I bought one at £79.99 and have not regretted it, it has failed to play only one film but other than that the rest have been fine. As for upscaling, I have tried it but I am sure it should not be confused in any way with real HD. If you have an HD TV and want to get an idea you can use this device as there are definite improvements. At this price though I am thinking of getting a spare! :thumbsup:
#9
Just a note that when you play divx from the usb and it goes to a snowy or rainy scene it becomes very juddery. Other than that it's great (the big brother of the 5960, which I've got).

If you've got a very good HDTV (think Toshiba/Sony/Panasonic) then the TVs upscaling chip will make a better job of upscaling than this will, but if you've got a cheaper TV with a rubbishy upscaling board then this does a good enough job.

Almost forgot to mention, it doesn't play HD Divx.
#10
I have the Philips DVP5960 what as usb 1.1, can be a pain on some films with fast motion, does anyone know if the DVP5980 as usb 2.0.
#11
Can it play .mkv files, with the subs? I'm thinking of just building a media center PC for all of my HD needs, but this could tide me over for a year (until some really nice dx10 cards come out).
#12
Got this a few weeks back, great bit of kit, has played everything I've thrown at it flawlessly.
#13
I have the 5960 and have never had any problems, even with rain or fast scenes. Just ordered one of these for my dads TV, I still need funds for my own 1080p set :(

Great price, good find
banned#14
you can get the 5960 from Amazon for £9 less really pleased with mine plays everything.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000G2Y59E
#15
ballbhoy
I have the 5960 and have never had any problems, even with rain or fast scenes. Just ordered one of these for my dads TV, I still need funds for my own 1080p set :(

Great price, good find


That might be because you play all yours on disc, rather than usb, i know why it can't cope on usb on some scenes, the problem usb 1.1 can't cope with to many pixels on screen.
#16
I have this model and its an awesome player. Plays files in great quality from usb, very happy. Even if i did pay more than this! Upscaling quality great too!
#17
Is this just the 5960 but in black?
#18
RoseGold
That might be because you play all yours on disc, rather than usb, i know why it can't cope on usb on some scenes, the problem usb 1.1 can't cope with to many pixels on screen.


I actually was meaning the USB as I play the majority of my movies directly off a 500gb external hard drive and have never had any issues. Only flaw I have found is you only get 6 characters per file, annoying if you have alot of files on there!

Hopefully this has been solved for this model.
#19
brooza
Is this just the 5960 but in black?


The 5960 is able to upscale to 1080i, this is capable of 1080p. Apart from that they are the same, both have usb 1.1 :(. Neither play mkv files.

I have the 5960 and can vouch that its a superb player for the £40 i payed. If you dont have a 1080p tele then go for the 5960 and save yourself a tenner.

Voted hot.

Edit: some good info here. http://www.phunkyfish.com/article/4/philips-dvp-596012
banned#20
My understanding is that only the HD games consoles output in 1080p I cant see how this will upscale a normal dvd to that level?
#21
Not sure how to put this question to you all, but will try anyway. I looking for some sort of device or player which can upscale normal cable (Virgin/telewest) input. I recently purchased a 40" Samsung LCD which has 1080p, etc. But with the cable input, it does not seem to be clear. Will this device upscale the viring cable input to 1080p? I guess the bottom line is, I'm looking for something which upscales the quality of the input from cable.

Any other additional/information will be helpful.
#22
you can get the Philips DVP5982 which is the same as 5980 but with 2.0 USB..

$64.99 from amazon.com need to pay for the post and dance with the Customs man of cause :roll:
banned#23
saveuk;1569521
you can get the Philips DVP5982 which is the same as 5980 but with 2.0 USB..

$64.99 from amazon.com need to pay for the post and dance with the Customs man of cause :roll:


Actually thats not the case take a look here http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=488913
#24
SHOWMAN36
Actually thats not the case take a look here http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=488913


:oops: i'll get my hat :thumbsup:

sorry all :whistling:
#25
I bought this at christmas.

Very happy with it. :thumbsup:
#26
arsenalchris;1568937
Can you play divx files straight from the usb key?



Yes you can
#27
adamkhan;1569502
Not sure how to put this question to you all, but will try anyway. I looking for some sort of device or player which can upscale normal cable (Virgin/telewest) input. I recently purchased a 40" Samsung LCD which has 1080p, etc. But with the cable input, it does not seem to be clear. Will this device upscale the viring cable input to 1080p? I guess the bottom line is, I'm looking for something which upscales the quality of the input from cable.

Any other additional/information will be helpful.



Samsung LCD's, I love them, unfortunately are not the best tellys to watch Standard definition on.

and No this won't upscale anything but DVD's to 1080p
#28
I bought this at a much higher price and it was the best upscaling DVD player sub-£100.

Still is one of the best and looks the business too...

Fab deal.
#29
Can you multi region this easy?
#30
adamkhan
Not sure how to put this question to you all, but will try anyway. I looking for some sort of device or player which can upscale normal cable (Virgin/telewest) input. I recently purchased a 40" Samsung LCD which has 1080p, etc. But with the cable input, it does not seem to be clear. Will this device upscale the viring cable input to 1080p? I guess the bottom line is, I'm looking for something which upscales the quality of the input from cable.

Any other additional/information will be helpful.


The easiest way to do this would be to buy a DVD recorder that upscales.

1. Feed your cable into the upscaling DVD recorder via SCART.
2. Feed the recorder into your TV via HDMI or Component (but component only does 720).
3. Watch your cable through the DVD recorder - voila, upscaled cable!

The downside is that the cheapest DVD recorder that does a decent job of upscaling is this £160 model: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-DVDR3577-160Gb-Recorder-Upscaling/dp/B000UX1196
#31
Defiant306
Can you multi region this easy?


Yes very, look at the link i posted above.
#32
I bought this player from Costco last year, I'm generally happy.

Two gripes, file display as previously mentioned only 6 Chars which is not informative and I found using a USB Memory Stick could cause juddering, this I believe is due to a lack of power to the USB port.

I have a 400GB External drive for my backups with it's own power supply which works marvelously with this player.

All in all, a nice machine.
#33
statto
The easiest way to do this would be to buy a DVD recorder that upscales.

1. Feed your cable into the upscaling DVD recorder via SCART.
2. Feed the recorder into your TV via HDMI or Component (but component only does 720).
3. Watch your cable through the DVD recorder - voila, upscaled cable!

The downside is that the cheapest DVD recorder that does a decent job of upscaling is this £160 model: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-DVDR3577-160Gb-Recorder-Upscaling/dp/B000UX1196


I understand points 2 and 3, but (point 1) how do you convert virgin cable to scart? If I'm right, did you mean that from the virgin cable receiver you connect to the DVD Recorder with scart and then link the connect DVD recorder to the LCD.

Correct me if I'm wrong
#34
statto
Just a note that when you play divx from the usb and it goes to a snowy or rainy scene it becomes very juddery. Other than that it's great (the big brother of the 5960, which I've got).



That's pretty poor really.

I own the 5960 and have those problems - you'd think they'd have sorted this issue by now.

Does this have USB 2.0? - I always thought the issue with the 5960 was that it didn't support 2.0 and the data rate was too slow to play movies etc with a lot of detail in the image.

Anyhoo, my PS3 plays divx etc through the usb port 'perfectly' - as in no juddering, although the codecs could do with updating.
#35
statto
The easiest way to do this would be to buy a DVD recorder that upscales.

1. Feed your cable into the upscaling DVD recorder via SCART.
2. Feed the recorder into your TV via HDMI or Component (but component only does 720).
3. Watch your cable through the DVD recorder - voila, upscaled cable!

The downside is that the cheapest DVD recorder that does a decent job of upscaling is this £160 model: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-DVDR3577-160Gb-Recorder-Upscaling/dp/B000UX1196


I've no idea what you're on about here...

How can you upscale an image that is transmitted at a low bitrate, therefore small resolution?

Surely, even if the above did work, you'd be better off either subscribing to SKY HD/Virgin HD Service OR waiting on the new FreeSat service from the BBC?
#36
I have this perpetually set to upscale on 1080p, and I must say, connected to my Panasonic TH42PX70, the picture quality is superb.

but with that being said, I'll never really know whether that's down to the upscaling of the player, or the TV itself.

really, if you have a subpar tv, then you can't expect miracles from a 50 quid DVD player.

voted hot.

EDIT: Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I do actually have one gripe with the player, and that's the fact that the digital audio output sound settings aren't saved sometimes, and I have to keep setting them again. But that's just a minor niggle.
#37
I have this model - decent job of upscaling. Looking to get a 500gb hdd to use through the USB - anybody know if this has to have it's own power supply? Almost maxed out with the sockets available.

Also wondering if anybody has tried copying files from their Virgin Media V+ box that was shown in HD onto a USB/hdd and tried watching those back in HD?
#38
james_chelliah
I have this perpetually set to upscale on 1080p, and I must say, connected to my Panasonic TH42PX70, the picture quality is superb.



Got the same panel myself.

Have you tried it on 720p - as I think that should be better given that is the max native res the panel can display?

I know the panel takes a 1080p input, but it will then downscale this to 720p. I've read that scaling too many times is not a great idea.
1 Like #39
Hi all, i have this player and i have found if you get jittery pictures from playing via a usb stick it is usually down to the file being played has a packed bitstream. To check this i use a program called mpeg4modifier and if the file has a packed bitstream - unpack it save it and stick this file on your usb stick , then plays tickedy boo. Hope this helps




Also anybody having problems with the digital output settings not being saved go onto the Phillips website and download the latest firmware onto a disc and stick it in your player , firmware upgrade process takes a little while and make sure you dont push the tray back in when it ejects. New firmware solves this problem
#40
dickyboy
Hi all, i have this player and i have found if you get jittery pictures from playing via a usb stick it is usually down to the file being played has a packed bitstream. To check this i use a program called mpeg4modifier and if the file has a packed bitstream - unpack it save it and stick this file on your usb stick , then plays tickedy boo. Hope this helps


Used that prog before myself - it doesn't always work unforunately - it's sometimes due to an interlaced vid stream/and or the limitations of the usb port.

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