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Philips DVD Player HDMI 1080p USB2.0 DivX order model DVP3980/05 get DVP5990/05 £49.99 @ Argos + free upgrade!!
Philips DVD Player HDMI 1080p USB2.0 DivX order model DVP3980/05 get DVP5990/05 £49.99 @ Argos + free upgrade!!

Philips DVD Player HDMI 1080p USB2.0 DivX order model DVP3980/05 get DVP5990/05 £49.99 @ Argos + free upgrade!!

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Go instore and order 533/7084 should be DVP3980 but you get DVP 5990, what an upgrade!!!

Philips DVP3980/05 Black DVD Player.533/7084
Sound system Dolby.

Supports region code 2.

Playback compatibility CD, CD-R / CD-RW, Video CD / SVCD, DVD, DVD+R / +RW, DVD-R / -RW, DVD-Video, CD-R / RW, Picture CD, Kodak Picture CD, MP3-CD, MP3-DVD, WMA-CD, CD-R/RW and Audio CD.

DivX playback.

Photo playback.

HDMI output socket.

HD upscaling to 1080p.

1 SCART socket.

Remote control requires 2 x AAA batteries, included.

Size (H)3.7, (W)36, (D)21cm.

Weight 1.68kg.

The ideal DVD player for your HDTV

The DVP5990 from Philips is a great way for users to sample high definition films. The DVP5990 comes with HDMI technology and 1080p oversampling to produce the most incredible images, meaning you?ll get the highest possible resolution video signals all the time. Progressive Scan technology really brings out the best in your graphics, while its USB 2.0 port allows you to hook up external devices and your computer. The DVP5990 is also compatible with DivX, JPEG and MP3 formats, for hours of non-stop entertainment!

Specifications
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Picture/Display
D/A converter 12-bit, 108 MHz
Picture enhancement Progressive Scan, High Def (720p, 1080i, 1080p), Video Upscaling (720p, 1080i/p)

Sound
D/A converter 24-bit, 192 kHz
Signal to noise ratio > 90
Distortion and Noise (1 kHz) > 65 dB
Crosstalk (1 kHz) > 70 dB
Dynamic Range (1 kHz) > 80 dB
Sound System Dolby Digital
Frequency response 30-20,000 Hz

Video Playback
Playback Media CD, CD-R/CD-RW, Video CD/SVCD, DVD, DivX, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, DVD-Video
Compression formats MPEG1, MPEG2, DivX 3.11, DivX 4.x, DivX 5.x, DivX 6.0, DivX Ultra
Video disc playback system PAL, NTSC

Audio Playback
Playback Media CD, MP3-CD, MP3-DVD, CD-R/RW, WMA-CD, Audio CD
Compression format Dolby Digital, MP3, PCM, WMA
MP3 bit rates 32 - 320 kbps

Still Picture Playback
Playback Media DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, CD-R/RW, Picture CD, Kodak Picture CD
Picture compression format JPEG
Picture enhancement Flip photos, Rotate, Zoom, Slideshow with MP3 playback, High Definition Resolution

Multimedia Applications
Multimedia connections USB memory class device
Playback Formats DivX, MP3, JPEG Still pictures

Connectivity
Rear Connections Analogue audio Left/Right out, Composite video (CVBS) output, HDMI output, Digital coaxial out, ComponentVideo out Progressive, Scart

Convenience
Child Protection Parental Control, Child Lock
On-Screen Display languages English

Accessories
Included Accessories 2 x AAA Batteries, Quick start guide, Remote Control, User manual, Warranty Leaflet

Dimensions
Set Width 435 mm
Set Height 38 mm
Set Depth 210 mm
Packaging Depth 296 mm
Packaging Height 82 mm
Packaging Width 490 mm
Set weight 1.4 kg

Electricity
Power supply 50 Hz, 240 V
Power consumption Standby power consumption
Overview
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96 Comments

Original Poster

Was another deal 302 degrees at £55.78

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ian13;3887858

This drive can also be made REGION FREE:open traypress Setupselect the … This drive can also be made REGION FREE:open traypress Setupselect the Preference page/tabPress 1,3,8,9,3,1Press up/down key to select "0"and hit setup to exit

It will be the power I think. External drives with their own power supply should be fine though. Not 100% on it though.

I've got the 5960 and it plays videos off my 320gb external harddrive with an external power supply :thumbsup:

Original Poster

try not to laugh.......

went to connect it up and well the screen it is connecting to does not have HDMI, so was connecting to scart, but no scart in box........ so of to buy one in morning so can set up!!

I have a Western Digital USB powered 250 or 320GB drive so once set will see if it works and post a response back!

Go instore and order 533/7084 should be DVP3980 but you get DVP 5990, … Go instore and order 533/7084 should be DVP3980 but you get DVP 5990, what an upgrade!!!


Just curious, why is the DVP 5990 so much better than the DVP3980?


Has anyone tried Xvids on this machine?
EDIT
To answer my own question from a bit of research
This should play Xvids too. According to Wikipaedia "Xvid encoded files can be written to a CD or DVD and played in a DivX compatible DVD player."
en.wikipedia.org/wik…vid

Thanks.

guv;4399919

I was dismissive of this at first as USB is a must and I missed it … I was dismissive of this at first as USB is a must and I missed it mentioned in the OP... but a second glance found it did indeed have it.However, whenever I see things, experience has told me to dig a little deeper and never assume anything. Looking on the Philips site, this is what it has to say about USB:[COLOR="Blue"]Helpful Hints:– The USB socket does not support the connection of other USB devices except to a USB flash drive.– The unit can only support up to a maximum of 300 folders and 648 files.– When the USB device does not fi t into the USB socket, a USB extension cable (not supplied) is required.[/COLOR]Now Im thinking its talking about limitations caused by power being drawn, but if it was, why not just say that? I'm looking to be able to connect a 320GB external 2.5 inch drive, but I doubt this will cut the mustard. I dont want to use a flash drive - too damned small! To be fair, I was looking just to see if it supported NFTS formatting (which most don't - ie FAT32 and under 4GB file size limit.)Unless anyone knows any different, I'll guess I'll pass on this.




Good luck finding a DVD player that fit's your criteria. you will be having a long search. :whistling:

Original Poster

forgot to add that they also have the following offer on if you buy the dvd player......but in my opinion I would give the 1/3 off a miss, but maybe useful to someone!:thumbsup:

Save 1/3 on Belkin HDMI cable (534/9230) when you buy this item. To receive this offer add both items to your trolley. Offer ends 24th July 2009.


Add item
Belkin HDMI Cable.
534/9230

£24.49 Add special offer bundle to order

Thanks for this.Great find.Heat added.

Hi

I just bought this, this morning :

ebuyer.com/pro…176

Not sure, whether it is worth paying the extra for the philips?

guv;4399919

I was dismissive of this at first as USB is a must and I missed it … I was dismissive of this at first as USB is a must and I missed it mentioned in the OP... but a second glance found it did indeed have it.[COLOR="Blue"]Helpful Hints:– The USB socket does not support the connection of other USB devices except to a USB flash drive.– The unit can only support up to a maximum of 300 folders and 648 files.– When the USB device does not fi t into the USB socket, a USB extension cable (not supplied) is required.[/COLOR]Unless anyone knows any different, I'll guess I'll pass on this.



I have this DVD player, and it does happily accept my USB memory sticks (8Gb) and my LaCie external hard disc (160Gb).

I find it's "more comfortable" playing movies from a memory stick, sometimes the picture would freeze a little when using the external hard disc.. But it seems to play anything I've thrown at it, and you can download firmware updates.

However, being able to download the latest, errrm, freely distributable home wedding movies from the internet, copy them onto a stick, stick it in the front of a DVD player and watch it on TV is fab.

Well worth the money.


Oh, but the remote control is utter pants.

You'll find yourself treating it like a Wii controller, desperately trying to wiggle yourself close enough in front of the DVD player for it to recognise that you're pressing the buttons !!!

OK guys - I have been looking at this player for months and bought one yesterday.

There is tons of information over on avforums about this player. The Philips DVP5960/5980/5990 is rated as one of the best budget players to feature USB, DIVX and upscaling. One of the reasons for this is that it plays alot of what is thrown at it (well most xvid/divx) and now WMV with the 5990.

Another major feature is that modified firmware is available that resolves issues such as charachter display limitations etc. (google and you will find).

The issue most people noticed on the previous models was that because it was USB1 it can stutter very occasionally on major action scenes and was also unable to power alot of external hard disks.


The DVP5990 is now USB2 which means now there is no stuttering and it can power alot of external hard disks (well alot of USB power drives anyway).

Scoobies

thepharmacist;4402293

forgot to add that they also have the following offer on if you buy the … forgot to add that they also have the following offer on if you buy the dvd player......but in my opinion I would give the 1/3 off a miss, but maybe useful to someone!:thumbsup:Save 1/3 on Belkin HDMI cable (534/9230) when you buy this item. To receive this offer add both items to your trolley. Offer ends 24th July 2009. Add item Belkin HDMI Cable. 534/9230£24.49 Add special offer bundle to order



Anyone who pays £25 for a HDMI cable deserves what they get. As for Philips DVD players, I have one and they all seem to suffer from slower than average menu navigation. Just resist the temptation to become Mr Clicky with your remote and you will have fewer problems

Hey, how many people have bought this and gotten the better model? If I go buy the DVP3980 will I definitely get the DVP5990? Thanks.

Webbs;4405092

Hey, how many people have bought this and gotten the better model? If I … Hey, how many people have bought this and gotten the better model? If I go buy the DVP3980 will I definitely get the DVP5990? Thanks.



ask for a customer view at the till

Been to 3 different stores and got the 3980model so not fully nationwide

Hi
"a customer view at the till" is that before you buy it? I never knew you could do that...So you can walk in to any Argos, and go up to the dispensing unit and ask them to see certain items? Or, did you mean buy it, then check it, and if not correct, get a refund?

Take the number to customer services and they let you view the item ,If you are ahppy with it you can then pay for it,

tonyg1962;4405134

Take the number to customer services and they let you view the item ,If … Take the number to customer services and they let you view the item ,If you are ahppy with it you can then pay for it,



Niceeee, TY :thumbsup:

Bought this last week at Argos using this trick. Having tested the unit, it is very good. It plays all the various DivX and Xvid files that I had created using an external USB powered 60gb drive. The upscaling was very good at 720p with no stuttering exhibited. DVD playback was very good with no issues experienced when upscaling etc. The firmware was the latest version.

Looked on the website, ALL areas are out of stock,

To those that have it...How do you check which firmware version it has, and also, how do you upgrade it,if needs be? Thanks.

Nice one, have my 9 degrees!!

Thanks for the link to the modded firmware. Which version do you use with the DVP5990/05 unit or are they for any DVP5990 unit.

Banned

hmmm

i guess this wont be available in most places.
hope so tho.

just went to my local argos and got the 5990 with no problems....hope everyone else gets as lucky...heat!

Banned

amazon.co.uk/Phi…OU4
its only £62 here??

whats so special about this over the other model?

andyneouk;4405476

just went to my local argos and got the 5990 with no problems....hope … just went to my local argos and got the 5990 with no problems....hope everyone else gets as lucky...heat!



which local was that??

Banned

can someone explain this deal to a complete retard like me... as I really don't get why people think its amazing?

the 5990 model is only £60ish, and the original model is available for less than £49.99...

WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM?

daakhu;4404884

Hi I just bought this, this morning … Hi I just bought this, this morning :http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139176Not sure, whether it is worth paying the extra for the philips?


I've had 2 of those Sumvision players for a long time, they work perfectly and I can't see the Philips being any better to be honest.
The Sumvision player also has an SD/MS card slot (not SDHC as far as I know).


Also, not a single Argos near me has this in stock.

pkesur;4405566

which local was that??



Greenock, had 2 in stock.

jukkie;4405629

I've had 2 of those Sumvision players for a long time, they work … I've had 2 of those Sumvision players for a long time, they work perfectly and I can't see the Philips being any better to be honest.The Sumvision player also has an SD/MS card slot (not SDHC as far as I know).



The Sumvision is what, £38 delivered? If it does all that the Philips can do, then it is just as good imo. I think the Philips getting discussed is "regarded" as the best bang for buck, with regards to dvd/divx players, but again, it is just what you prefer...I have reserved one, so I'm going to go check at my local store...Do I need one? No, but I might get it and upgrade it, and try it with an external HD, and if it works, it will allow me to "put loads of people's wedding videos" on to the HD and take it up for my parents to use and watch :whistling:
All being dependant on the no probs USB/HD usage...

For those of you managed to get this and those of that didn't it would be helpful to many if you could state which Argos shops you were successful in getting this and which weren't. It might save some people a trip.



Thanks.

good find, but i'll still use my xbox 360 for dvd playing, and usb divx playback...

OOI, can you use one of the, controller-to-usb leads, that you get on evilbay to connect an external HD and use with xbox - xbmc?

In english, is there any way to connect an old xbox with xbmc on it, to an external HD and play and watch the files, without having it connected to a computer or network?

Banned

My current dvd player has a tuner and a built in hard drive and i have my cable connected to it. So i watch my cable through my dvd player. I want this because of its upscaling performance, so that i can watch cable, upscaled. Will i be able to do this with this dvd player? I know this doesnt have a tuner, but if i was to connect my old setup dvd player with a scart lead to this and then this dvd player with a hdmi cable to the tv, would i be able to view my cable and stuff from my old dvd player via this upscaling dvd player?

Thanks

rehydrated;4406197

OOI, can you use one of the, controller-to-usb leads, that you get on … OOI, can you use one of the, controller-to-usb leads, that you get on evilbay to connect an external HD and use with xbox - xbmc?In english, is there any way to connect an old xbox with xbmc on it, to an external HD and play and watch the files, without having it connected to a computer or network?



Yes!
You can either make your own adaptor from an old knackered Xbox controller and USB lead or simply buy one ready made from flea-bay like the one below:

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3426/disimagephpid10005822imat0.jpg

i got the last one reservered so might go and try my luck

Webbs;4405092

Hey, how many people have bought this and gotten the better model? If I … Hey, how many people have bought this and gotten the better model? If I go buy the DVP3980 will I definitely get the DVP5990? Thanks.



I went to Argos (London) on Sunday and was given the higher model.
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