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Philips DVP5160 - Multi-region capable DVD Player With Proggresive Scan & Divx for £30.99!
Philips DVP5160 - Multi-region capable DVD Player With Proggresive Scan & Divx for £30.99!

Philips DVP5160 - Multi-region capable DVD Player With Proggresive Scan & Divx for £30.99!

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Product Features

* 12-bit/108MHz video processing for sharp, natural images
* DivX Ultra Certified for enhanced playback of DivX videos
* Plays DivX, MP3, WMA and JPEG digital camera photos
* Smart Sound optimizes audio settings
* 192kHz/24 bit audio DAC enhances analogue sound input
* High quality outputs for analogue and digital audio
* Plays CD, (S)VCD, DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW
* Progressive Scan component video for optimised image quality

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Technical Details

D/A converter: 12 bit, 108 MHz
D/A converter: 24 bit, 192 kHz
Playback Media: CD,CD-R/CD-RW,Video CD/SVCD,DVD,DivX,DVD+R/+RW,DVD-R/-RW,DVD-Video
Playback Media: CD,MP3-CD,MP3-DVD,CD-R/RW,WMA-CD,Audio CD
Playback Media: DVD+R/+RW,DVD-R/-RW,CD-R/RW,Picture CD,Kodak Picture CD
Multimedia connections: USB memory class device
Rear Connections: Analogue audio Left/Right out,Composite video (CVBS) output,Digital coaxial out,ComponentVideo out Progressive,Scart
Child Protection: Parental Control,Child Lock
Included Accessories: 2 x AAA Batteries,Quick start guide,Remote Control,World Wide Warranty leaflet,User Manual
Set Width: 435
Power supply: 50Hz,240V
Picture enhancement: Progressive Scan,Smart Picture,Video upsampling
Signal to noise ratio: 100
Compression formats: MPEG1,MPEG2,DivX 3.11,DivX 4.x,DivX 5.x,DivX 6.0,DivX Ultra
Compression format: Dolby Digital,MP3,PCM,WMA
Picture compression format: JPEG
Playback Formats: DivX,MP3,JPEG Still pictures
On-Screen Display languages: English
Set Height: 38
Power consumption: Distortion and Noise (1kHz): 85
Video disc playback system: PAL,NTSC
MP3 bit rates: 32 - 320 kbps
Picture enhancement: Flip photos,Rotate,Zoom,Slideshow with MP3 playback
Set Depth: 209
Standby power consumption: Crosstalk (1kHz): 100
Packaging Depth: 296
Dynamic Range (1kHz): 90
Packaging Height: 82
Sound System: Dolby Digital
Packaging Width: 490
Frequency response: 30-20000
Set weight: 1.6
Weight incl. Packaging: 2.8
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bought this from John Lewis for about £60 and sent it back (no problems) glad I did. had a £15 free voucher from amazon cost me £16 in all.

If you have HDMI on your tv there's a compatible model for about£10 more, the 5690 i think.

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[SIZE=2]Thanks dingdong Hope you dont mind, as your post made front page, the technical details was streaching way down the page, so i've moved them to your 2nd follow up post.[/SIZE]

ordered one, many thanks

This player was less than £30 3 or 4 weeks ago. Our lass bought one in error - she was meant to buy the 5960 which at the time was £39 - it is now £49. The 5160 is still a good player but only upscales to 560p as opposed to 780p or 1080i which the 5960 will do - how much difference this makes I can't say, as I got the wrong one

XviD support?

Starman

XviD support?



Should do if it supports DivX, I've got the 5690 and it plays 99% of what I chuck at it

bellamy_47

If you have HDMI on your tv there's a compatible model for about£10 … If you have HDMI on your tv there's a compatible model for about£10 more, the 5690 i think.



i was about to post that. and it is amazing. bought it a month ago and I'm jubilant. you can plug in a usb drive and easily play divx files. and the best part is that the hdmi quality of those is better than sky+ through scart

will this play .avi files or will i have to convert to divx

Ive got this , excellent unit, plays avi no probs off a usb stick or burned dvd

I've got the DVP5960 connected to the beko 32" (for those of you that know about that bargain...:-D ).
Personally, i would spend the extra for capability to scale up to 720/1080p although this is a good price for a branded divx/USB dvd player.

I bought this off ebuyer ]http//ww…384

and the quality when playing avi's off it onto a LCD was dire. There is no mention of res the one upscales too (from ebuyer). Can anyone who has the philips comment on the quality of your files on a decent telly.

(the ebuyer one was very blocky and large area's of flat colour would appear very patchy and mixed colour range).

stilllife, i had the same problem with this player and i sent it back!! i think that you should do the same!! This player upscales to a maximumof 576p but it looks more like 10p!!!

Voted Hot!!! :santa:

I ended up ordering this one: amazon.co.uk/Phi…8-1 which is the model up for £42.99 which has 1080i upscaling. But this price is still hot!

I ordered this one yesterday. '5980' It does 1080p instead of the '5960' 1080i

Philips DVP5980 - Multi-region capable DVD Player With 1080P Upscaling and HDMI

£50.50

]http//ww…1-1

huispan

I ended up ordering this one: … I ended up ordering this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-DVP5960-Multi-region-capable-upscaling/dp/B000G2Y59E/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1195639606&sr=8-1 which is the model up for £42.99 which has 1080i upscaling. But this price is still hot!



Good Choice! i recently bought the philips dvd surround system package which came with the tv but its worth under £100 now... very good sound system and dvd player... but the tv is hdmi, so i would be better of with one of those! hmm does it have connection in the back for surround system?

Stilllife

I bought this off ebuyer ]http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129384and the … I bought this off ebuyer ]http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129384and the quality when playing avi's off it onto a LCD was dire. There is no mention of res the one upscales too (from ebuyer). Can anyone who has the philips comment on the quality of your files on a decent telly. (the ebuyer one was very blocky and large area's of flat colour would appear very patchy and mixed colour range).



Philips 32 inch lcd hdtv, i watch my downloaded divx prison break and other movies, they look crystal clear... but at the end of the day, the quality of the file can affect the quality on the screen, you might not see how bad it is on the small computer screen, but once expanded on the big one, you can tell how rubbish your download was! is your tv progressive scan?

Sorry if this is the wrong place, but is there a DVD player on the market which accepts input from an external hard drive?

Nice find dingdong.:thumbsup:
Voted hot, and unit ordered.

lfcmark

Sorry if this is the wrong place, but is there a DVD player on the market … Sorry if this is the wrong place, but is there a DVD player on the market which accepts input from an external hard drive?



A USB stick can be classed as as external drive, just like a HDD. If you're lucky, it will work, but you'll need to format it to FAT32. as I don't believe many/any read NTFS. Best way is to search on google for the machine and you should find may forums with threads about this. iirc, there's some good threads around for these Philips players and custom firmware/USB stick compatibility.

lfcmark

Sorry if this is the wrong place, but is there a DVD player on the market … Sorry if this is the wrong place, but is there a DVD player on the market which accepts input from an external hard drive?




This site tells you which USB flash drives work - ]phunkyfish

this is however only a list for the 5960, but I'm pretty sure it would be the same, some flash drives don't work due to power consumption and the dvd player cant provide enough.
External HDDS mostly have to be plugged into the mains, so there shouldn't be an issue with these, and all should work if formatted correctly, and files are stored properly. More info is on that site though. hope this helps.

good deal, for a name brand - but, I've checked with Philips support (and online manual) and although this unit has a digital/coaxial output, does not support 5.1 or DTS (it has it's own built surround sound replicator).........for those with a surround sound setup, there are plenty of cheaper, no-name Japanese models that have all the bells and whistles...........shame - I like Philips

still voted HOT

lfcmark

Sorry if this is the wrong place, but is there a DVD player on the market … Sorry if this is the wrong place, but is there a DVD player on the market which accepts input from an external hard drive?



This one will. I have an external hard drive and it plays just fine straight from the disk.

FYI, I find these players very slow. Am I the only one? I find that the remote is very sticky.

newsgroupmonkey

This one will. I have an external hard drive and it plays just fine … This one will. I have an external hard drive and it plays just fine straight from the disk.FYI, I find these players very slow. Am I the only one? I find that the remote is very sticky.



My external HD doesn't work with this

Deal4Me

My external HD doesn't work with this




What external HD do you use, and is it formatted to FAT32?

Now £33.99.................

newsgroupmonkey

This one will. I have an external hard drive and it plays just fine … This one will. I have an external hard drive and it plays just fine straight from the disk.FYI, I find these players very slow. Am I the only one? I find that the remote is very sticky.



I have the 5960 - the remote is a piece of cr*p too - very unresponsive.

On the whole however, it is a good unit.

External hard drives do work, but certain bitstreams won't play very well, or particularly high quality rips - the picture goes jerky when scenes containing a lot of information are displayed - such as water etc.

It should be easy to grab the updated models to this - 5960 and 5980 for a few quid more - they are far better than this model, which is very outdated, with outdated video codecs making compatability less than perfect.

Stilllife

I bought this off ebuyer ]http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129384and the … I bought this off ebuyer ]http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129384and the quality when playing avi's off it onto a LCD was dire. There is no mention of res the one upscales too (from ebuyer). Can anyone who has the philips comment on the quality of your files on a decent telly. (the ebuyer one was very blocky and large area's of flat colour would appear very patchy and mixed colour range).



thats just the way LCDs handle compressed AVIs i'm afraid

bad combination, i'm in the same boat and trying to find a solution. Best bet so far is to go for a plasma display instead as they handle compressed/SD media much better.

LCDs are generally **** at SD which is a shame

macrosdjcm : not so, i really do think its the dvd player. At the moment I have this, ]https//ww…yHg

and it works great, only thing is its a 200quick piece of equipment vs the 50quid dvd player.

Ordered the new philips off pixmania and will test it this w/e. I still have a week left to return the netgear, so here's hoping I can save a few bob with this new dvd player.

anyone have the new philips and can comment on quality of the avi's on lcd?

This is back in stock @ £33.99 which is still a good price. I have the 5960 which is an excellent piece of kit and have ordered one of these for my Ma-in-law.

Seeing as this has now gone up to £38 has any1 had any experience of the Tosh SD270E from amazon @ £28:

]Toshiba SD270E

Says its Divx6 compatible, which is exactly what im looking for, not worried about upscaling as the old man has a 28" Panny CRT anyway - just something thatll play all my xvids if i stick em on a DVD.
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