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This DVD player is a good all rounder.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 98 reviews.
Philips DVP5980: Upscaling, DivX playback See full product description
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Jeff, Widnes

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent image quality and plays just about anything thrown at it. Plays divx files directly from usb pen drive or disk without any problem.

Bad points:
None.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Jul 2008

KJB, Hertfordshire Techno geek

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great picture quality via HDMI. Decodes Dolby 5.1 surround through my Panasonic TV and it sounds almost as good as the home theatre system I've just scrapped.
Bad points:
Menu options are bit obscure, and when selecting them (e.g. picture settings) you have to close the menu to see what it looks like - it doesn't minmise so you can readjust without closing.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Oct 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use. Unoffensive to look at. Works well.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Oct 2008

Confirmed purchaser IT Professional

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Plays DivX, upscales fantasticly.
Bad points:
Can't handle 720p divx/xvid files for some reason.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 6.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Oct 2008

Dave, Mid. Glamorgan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very Good Definition playback at all speeds, Upscaling Excellent, Good Build Quality,
Easy to use Remote, Very pleased, Can Recomend,
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Oct 2008

John, Bristol 61-yr old techno geek!

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Exceptionally good quality picture on an ageing CRT TV, even using a SCART connection. Main reason for buying this model was the ability to plug my external hard disc into the USB port and watch all my recorded films and TV programs, which it does brilliantly (note this does need a separate power source, this cannot come from the USB port). Also I trust Philips build quality for reliability and useability. Finally amazing value for money for such a high quality output.
Bad points:
The remote is a cheap and rather limited piece of equipment, but does work. No eject button on remote, but as you need to go to the unit to remove the DVD it really is not that much of a problem. The listing of files using the USB port is very limited too, with all file names truncated to about 8 letters.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Oct 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Ability to use USB port to play mp3 music files from memory stick, thus doing away with the need to change CDs.
Bad points:
It is an unusually wide DVD player. It fits our situation, but is worth checking before ordering.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 5.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Oct 2008

Product Features

Playback formats Super Video CD
Playback formats DVD-R
Playback formats DVD Plus RW
Playback formats DVD Plus R
Playback formats DivX
Playback formats DVD-RW
Upscaling Yes
Connections HDMI
Connections USB
Number of scart ports 1
Release date 2007-05-03
DTS decoder No
Weight (g) 1600
Width in cm 43.5
Height in cm 3.8
Depth in cm 21.0
DVI Port No
Blu-ray playback No
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Manufacturer's Description

Be impressed with this Philips DVD player with HDMI digital video and audio connection. Step into another home entertainment arena as you immerse yourself in High Definition video (720p/1080i/1080p).


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