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Philips DVP5980-1080P upscaling DVD player with USB input (DivX) £54 with Free Del
Philips DVP5980-1080P upscaling DVD player with USB input (DivX) £54 with Free Del

Philips DVP5980-1080P upscaling DVD player with USB input (DivX) £54 with Free Del

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Philips DVP5980-1080P upscaling DVD player with USB input for USB stick or Harddisk £54 with Free Del

Plays DiVX and XviD up to 720X576 resolution through the USB port.
- Jefft

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Boo... just bought DVP5960 model! Wish I had waited now.

Voted Hot.

You have to select megasaver delivery to get it delivered for free. 7 to 10 days.

Any reviews on this? Heard some1 mention these were pretty good.

Also looks black in the pic, but is it actually silver?

Also can anyone confirm this plays HDdvds?

budget player; you get what you pay for. Sony do a similiar player at approx £75 with Amazon which is far superior

A newer version DVP5982 is out in the US with USB 2.0 support and external hard disks can be hooked on without extra power cables required.

I am not sure if or when this will be available here in the UK, can anyone comment or update on this please.

mikeyp

Also can anyone confirm this plays HDdvds?



No, it's not a next gen player. It just uses some digital trickery to "upscale" your current DVDs to higher resolution. I recommend actually looking at upscaling players before buying one. Personally I think they often look worse... but it's up to you.

Some bods are saying its pretty decent on AVForums

I would agree with all the above comments, especially spending that bit more for the Sony if you got money burning a hole in your pocket, otherwise hold back for now a lot more & superior gadgets to be released this summer. :thumbsup:

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mikeyp

Any reviews on this? Heard some1 mention these were pretty good.Also … Any reviews on this? Heard some1 mention these were pretty good.Also looks black in the pic, but is it actually silver?Also can anyone confirm this plays HDdvds?



It is Black and I can vouch for it being a very good player. It does not play HD DVDs.

harrythedog

budget player; you get what you pay for. Sony do a similiar player at … budget player; you get what you pay for. Sony do a similiar player at approx £75 with Amazon which is far superior



I can't find a Sony on Amazon with a USB input. How is the Sony far superior?

Pukcode

I would agree with all the above comments, especially spending that bit … I would agree with all the above comments, especially spending that bit more for the Sony if you got money burning a hole in your pocket, otherwise hold back for now a lot more & superior gadgets to be released this summer. :thumbsup:


Pukcode - could you elaborate?

I'm thinking of buying a DVD recorder in the next week or two, but if prices are going to drop in a couple of months (or new shiny gadgets come out that I might prefer) then I'll hold off. Ta.

Sony DVP-NS76H sold out on Amazon but available from Pixmania. Gets excellent reviews on AV forums

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harrythedog

Sony DVP-NS76H sold out on Amazon but available from Pixmania. Gets … Sony DVP-NS76H sold out on Amazon but available from Pixmania. Gets excellent reviews on AV forums



As I said I can't see any reference to a USB input. Can you confirm it has one? If not it can't play DivXs from a USB stick or harddrive like the Philips. As for Pixmania, they are based in France and their customer service is appalling.

I have the sony and it does not have a USB input.

Can get it multi -region from here.

It is a very good upscaling DVD player.

superfi.co.uk/ind…729

Nice deal Jefft!!!
Voted Hot.

I'm not sure you can compare a Sony that is at least £21 dearer and has no USB input. However put it up as a new deal in the forum if you can track down a reliable provider.

[SIZE=2]Gotta love the price of those extras [/SIZE]

][COLOR=#0066cc]QED Qunex HDMi SR 3M Cable[/COLOR]£ 99.99



I don't care if its wired by Jesus, not cable is worth that money!

Thanks for the link bored accountant.

Sounds like a good player too but £36 quid dearer.
Personally I like the shiny black ones, goes better with my plasma

deepu25

A newer version DVP5982 is out in the US with USB 2.0 support and … A newer version DVP5982 is out in the US with USB 2.0 support and external hard disks can be hooked on without extra power cables required.I am not sure if or when this will be available here in the UK, can anyone comment or update on this please.


The 5982 is simply the USA version of our 5980. It does not have USB2.0 or any different support for external drives that either the 5960 or 5980 already have.

I bought this from costco for £58 last week.

Excellent dvd player for the price.

See this post

avforums.com/for…913

deepu25

A newer version DVP5982 is out in the US with USB 2.0 support and … A newer version DVP5982 is out in the US with USB 2.0 support and external hard disks can be hooked on without extra power cables required.I am not sure if or when this will be available here in the UK, can anyone comment or update on this please.

5960 is in currys for £55 in store as well, probably same online.

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_Mazza_

5960 is in currys for £55 in store as well, probably same online.



That's the older model.

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As standard the 5980 comes set to region 2.
To make it multiregion
Turn on the unit
Open the loading tray
Press the "Setup" button on the remote
Navigate to the "Preferences" page using the right arrow key
Enter 138931
You will now see the current region code displayed
Use the Up/Down arrow keys to select the region, "0" for multiregion
Press the "Setup" button on the remote
Press "OK" on the remote

t4v

I don't care if its wired by Jesus, not cable is worth that money!


'Wired by Jesus' sounds like the name of a heavily caffeinated beverage that’s made with holy water.

Does anyone have any feedback onn the retailer? i've never heard of them before. Cheers

Feesh

I got the DVP 5980 a few days ago from JohnLewis website. They are out of stock at the moment. It was £59.50 using one of the £10 vouchers (WO851PCH785) with free delivery also there is Quidco.

I managed to make mine region free. You can play divx files from a USB pen drive even though it doesn't mention this feature on the box.

From [url]www.svp.co.uk[/url] i bought a HDMI to DVI cable for £6.50 (same price for the HDMI cable) so i could connect it to my pc monitor
The player has a lip sync feature which might come in handy and you can plug a memory card reader into the USB (I haven't tried either yet)
I didn't choose the older model because it appeared not to have a scart output.
P.s The DVP 5980 does not come with any cables
Hope you find the above helpfull, this is my first post

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feesh69

Does anyone have any feedback onn the retailer? i've never heard of them … Does anyone have any feedback onn the retailer? i've never heard of them before. CheersFeesh



They appear to do very well on customer satisfaction.

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GreenGem

Thanks for the link bored accountant.Sounds like a good player too but … Thanks for the link bored accountant.Sounds like a good player too but £36 quid dearer.Personally I like the shiny black ones, goes better with my plasma



Whats £36 when trying to get the best from your panel.

I have a black Panny plasma and the Sony looks lovely underneath on its rack.

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Bored Accountant

Whats £36 when trying to get the best from your panel.I have a black … Whats £36 when trying to get the best from your panel.I have a black Panny plasma and the Sony looks lovely underneath on its rack.



It's not just the £36 it's the lack of the USB input that makes the Sony a lot less desirable. The Philips (shiny black) would also look great under your Panny plasma. Just add a USB harddisk, as I have, and you have hours of videos and music at the touch of a remote control.

deepu25

A newer version DVP5982 is out in the US with USB 2.0 support and … A newer version DVP5982 is out in the US with USB 2.0 support and external hard disks can be hooked on without extra power cables required.I am not sure if or when this will be available here in the UK, can anyone comment or update on this please.



Sorry to be stupid but are you saying that this will power an external hard drive that would normally require its own power supply?

If the external hard drive requires an additional power supply to usb then this will need to be plugged in (imho).
As far as I understand things the hard drive caddy either hads the hardware to directly take the power from the USB charge or it doesn't and hence needs a mains connection.

What Im getting at is that the external hard drive will dictate if a direct power connection is needed or not.

Most 2.5" external drives can be run using USB only, this is due to their low power requirements. Go for a larger drive and you'll need more juice.

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