Philips DVP5990/05 any thoughts!

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  1. Paul97

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    I have the 5980 from Philips and while browsing there site came across the new model above, has anyone got any experience on this player.

    Paul
     
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    I'll let you know when i get mine from amazon (hopefully tomorrow). What attracted me was the .WMV capability and also the USB2 interface. Unless you want either of these I'm not sure it's any better than the 5980, but like i say i haven't got it yet so i could be wrong. (i currently have the 5960 which is also very good). :)
     
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    Hope you don't think I'm thread hijacking, but I'm interested in this player too, thought it better to post here than start a new thread with basically the same question as you.

    I'm looking at this DVD player too. I have the 5960, but I'm getting a little sick of the picture stuttering on certain scenes. Plus I tried to play a HD divx file and got a 'resolution not supported' error.

    For anyone who has the 5990, does it play HD DivX files? And can it be used with a powered 3.5" external drive?
     
  4. davee b

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    I don't think it will play hd divx I think 720 x 576? is the maximum supported. As for powered external drives it MAY play it as long as its been formatted as FAT32, if it's NTFS than the drive definitely won't be recognised.
     
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  5. Paul97

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    Lyceum
    Have you tried the firmware update to solve your "juddering" problem, I've had the same recently and am going to try the update today.

    Regards

    Paul

    Davee b
    would be interested in your review, like you say not sure it would be worth the upgrade from my 5980.

    Cheers

    Paul
     
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    The USB port of the Philips DVP-5990 is just amazing (like the one of the DVP-3260, which is the same player but without HDMI). It is a real USB 2 highspeed port, which means that jitter or picture stuttering is past, even if you playback VOB-files. It supports external harddisk drives up to 1 TB if FAT32 formatted, even with more than one partition.

    Best regards, maris
     
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    Hi, yeah it's running the latest firmware and still judders on occasion. Not all the time, but just enough to make it annoying.
     
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    My initial (low tech) thoughts on the player...USB2 works fine and the player looks good.
    My only gripe revolves around my main reason for the purchase which was WMV playback. The player either can't play or can't even see about 80% of all the WMV files i've tried. I don't think the bit rates are too high (highest is about 1500 k down to some very low ones) so i can only assume there must be something non standard about them or they are all too "new" to be recognised. They all play fine on WMP 9 on my pc. I don't currently have an lcd tv so i can't comment on the upscaling. Overall though despite my wmv problems i think it's an excellent player. ;)

    ps I get judder also on some video files, presumably due to packed bitstream or very high bit rate ??. Running version 34 of the software which i think is the most up to date.
     
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    Thanks for the review:smashin:, I managed the update last night and watched a movie via the USB port, Great picture couldn't see any judder.

    Paul
     
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    I just got this player today from Argos. The player I asked for (in the catalog) was the DVP3980/05 at £49.99 that's all they have listed. Was really pleased when I got it home and noticed that the player they actually gave me was the DVP5990/05. The USB will come in handy and it appears to work very well. The picture via DVD is superb, it is better than a Sony DVP-NS78 HDMI player that I used to own.
     
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    Well done wokeye, hope you enjoy the player, any chance you can get one for me at that price:D

    Regards
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    Hi Wokeye
    Can you clear something up for me, was the 5990 player in a box marked 3980, as you say they do not stock the 5990, if this is the case then Argos here I come.

    Cheers

    Paul:smashin:
     
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    Hi Paul, the 5990 was in it's own box. I just saw the 3980 listed on their website, I took down the catalog number for the 3980 and went into the shop and filled out a form. I was just expecting the 3980, but when I got back to the car and took it out of the bag it was a 5990/05 :cool: Whether just luck or they are out of stock and replaced it with this I do not know. But I cannot find the 5990 on their website. I guess all you could do is try or ask. I think the 3980 is the same anyway but without USB2. Just saves me burning avi files to a DVD-RW really. Good luck :)
     
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    Just asked to look at the 1 x 3980, showing in stock, at the Argos near to my workplace in Nottingham.

    It was actually a 5990 so I bought it!

    Worth checking out if you're after a 5990.
     
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    Well done bargain :smashin:
     
  16. Paul97

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    I could reserve one for collection, could always return it if it's not the 5990, just hope the wife won't mind:rolleyes:

    Cheers Guys
     
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    Looks like a national issue over at Argos. I just picked up a 5990 at the Cheetham Hill Road branch in Manchester. Bargain. They had 3 in stock as of an hour ago.

    Thanks for the heads up
     
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    Tell her you won it in a raffle ;)
     
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    Port Talbot Argos (South Wales) are also substituting the 5990 for the 3980 as well (took my, suddenly become faulty ;) 3980 back and changed it earlier thanks to this thread). :clap:
     
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    Sorry to jump on the back of this thread but would any owners care to comment on the USB side operation of this player?

    In particular the character limit (14?) on files names, and finally the unit only supporting 300 folders and 648 files. I dont have this many files at the moment, but by connecting it up to a 320 or 500GB drive this may become a problem over the next year, especially if I put photos / music on it.

    I was originally considering the LG reviewed on here, but as Comet are currently out of stock I am considering alternatives.
     
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    I've just returned from Argos with this player. :smashin: Save me waiting for Amazon to get this back in stock, plus it's cheaper.
     
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    I got a dvp5990 at Argos Glasgow (Stockwell Street) for £50 today

    Thanks to the OP
     
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    Me too, ordered a 3980 from Argos Bedford, got a 5990. :)

    I'd just returned one of the Asda players because it didn't play Divx's via the USB port very well.

    Now I'm well chuffed.
     
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    Does anybody know how good upscaling this player have compared to PS3?
     
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    I already own a 5980 and have just gone for one of these I think they're the best budget players around at the moment.
     
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    I would say it's just as good as the PS3. I have a PS3 and this player, but they are on different TV's both Samsung's. I calibrated my tv with this player fairly roughly as I am no expert using DVI. I am really impressed with the results, it is flawless at playing avi's via usb, definitely as good as my PS3. It is just as good with DVD's too if you ask me. Great player for the cash, and the easy multi-region hack is welcome too. For £50 I do not think you can go wrong :smashin:
     
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    Has anyone tried any of the modded firmwares on this player.
     
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    What do these firmwares do? Just curious as I would only do it if it provided something worthwhile.
     

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