1080p player for 50-100 quid

ThreeDee

Standard Member
Hi people.

Its been forever since i had a proper dvd player. At one point i used PS2, which obviously sucked some major balls, i've used some crappy tesco coaster-makers, and as of maybe a year or two i use my pc with a Sharpie LC-42XD1E set as a second monitor. Which works ok, if not the cumbersomeness of the controls. No remote, cant relax on me couch, etc.

So, i have decided to shop around for a dedicated DVD player with certain tech capabilities.

What i want is a player for 50-100 gbp, that has HDMI, DivX/Xvid playback, USB playback, and 1080p upscaling.

At the moment i'm looking at Phillips 5960, but it only has 1080i and this, having a 1080p telly is a waste. As far as i know Phillips 5980 (1080p) is not worth the money due to only difference from 5960 is having "p" upscale, but no custom firmwares, etc...

So, any help about my situation ?

Thanks
 

aniki

Active Member
Hi,
At this price point, the benefit of a 1080p player as opposed to a 1080i player is close to zero. Chances are your TV will have better scaling/deinterlacing.
The Philips players are awesome for divx playback & USB etc but I wouldnt get hung up about upscaling unless you are prepared to spend more :)
 
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walleyi

Guest
Hiya

check out the new pioneer or panasonic range as i think they run 1080p output and have had good reviews in some of the mags. Some Asda stores were selling the panasonic at £80 - £90.

If anyone has one of these i'd be interest in hearing what you think.

Cheers

Wal.
 

chris57

Well-known Member
Hi people.

At the moment i'm looking at Phillips 5960, but it only has 1080i and this, having a 1080p telly is a waste. As far as i know Phillips 5980 (1080p) is not worth the money due to only difference from 5960 is having "p" upscale, but no custom firmwares, etc...

So, any help about my situation ?

Thanks

There are custom firmwares available for the 5980 now. The 5960 was out for some time before firmwares. Here is a thread to the 5980/12 firmware bear in mind that its in its infancy but 48 character support is now there:-
http://board.softpedia.com/index.php?showtopic=8736
Firmware download here:-
http://rapidshare.com/files/52464450/DVP5980_12_tech25.rar.html
Use at your own risk obviously.
 

xander73

Active Member
The new Sony DVP-NS78H (in Black or Silver) can be got for about £75 - £90, is HDMI, 1080p, DivX, but doesn't do USB playback (and is easy to multi-region via One-For-All hack)
 

dibdab

Active Member
Pioneer dv400.
 

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