|UPC||609585146617, 609585172296, 8712581387372, 883370276530|
|DVD Type||DVD Player|
|Number Of Discs||1|
|Playable Disc Formats||DVD|
|Features||Parental Lock, Progressive Scan|
|Playable File Formats||DivX, JPEG, MP3, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMA, XviD|
|Progressive Scan||With Progressive Scan|
|Video Output System||NTSC, PAL|
|Video Upconversion||1080i (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 720p (HDTV)|
|Video DAC||12 bit / 108 MHz|
|Audio DAC||24 bit / 192 kHz|
|Audio SNR||90 dB|
|Surround Sound||Dolby Digital (Digital out only)|
|DVD Dynamic Range||80 dB(DVD)|
|Outputs||Analog Audio x 1, Component x 1, Composite x 1, Digital Audio Coaxial RCA, HDMI|
|On Screen Display||Yes: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Portuguese, Finnish, Turkish, Polish, Danish, Norwegian|
Average review score based on 59 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
The Philips DVP5990 DVD player does something that your DVR and DVD recorders can't do, or can't do very well -- play a DivX file from a DVD or CD with the latest audio and video codecs, and play from a built-in USB port. The 1080p HDMI output plays direct to your upscale monitor or HDTV at 1080 lines of resolution, and it plays with little or no distortion and mistimed audio/video problems like most DVD recorders. It also works with analog TVs exceptionally well. It seems to handle both DVD+R and DVD-R recordings, and I've played as many as 6 full-length 2-hr. films or 100 DivX camera recordings per DVD without a hitch. It has excellent controls and the flexibility to zoom, pan and scan, and do progressive scanning.
For less than $50, you're getting a device which blows away Blu-ray in value. You can see a product as good as any DVD quality viewing with much greater compactness and control. Recorded any Bu-ray DVDs lately?
It's also a sleek, compact, elegant design that goes with any home entertainment system. It's an essential part of the viewing experience. What a bargain!
I have to say right off I love this player. Not only does it play DVD's and play them well. It also will play pretty much anything you can throw at it. AVI's, DIVX PC encoded files, photos and more. For those who like to download videos from the internet, you can burn the AVI files directly to a CD, DVD or DVD R/W without the hassle and time consuming ordeal of converting each file to DVD format. The player also has the feature of Lip-sync. This allows you to correct for audio that is off or not quite sync'd while watching an AVI or other type file. This is a most awesome feature. On top of all that, it also has a USB port which would allow you to watch an AVI file or view photos directly off a USB device such as a thumb drive. This will save you even more by not having to burn the movie to any type of media at all from a PC. Also, the player will either be able to play any region DVD out of the box or by doing a simple procedure outlined below, You can play any region DVD. So it is a region free DVD player. As if this isn't enough for a player in the $29.95 - $40.00 range, you can also connect it via the HDMI connection where it does an excellent job of up converting most all playable media to 1080i High Def. Some AVI files will not play if connected through high def and therefore you may need to connect the RCA cables. And lastly, this player can play off DVD R plus or minus, DVD R/W and DVD DL. That's right. I had no problem playing a full DVD movie off a DVD DL (dual layer) disc.
Now I know what your saying. "It can't be all good right"? This is true, with all this good there has to be some bad. I will list what I don't like about the player and you decide how bad it actually is.
1. You cannot connect both HDMI and RCA at the same time.
2. Through HDMI (only), you will not get a picture until it actually reads a disc. This sucks because if you have a DVD disc with 3 or 4 AVI files on it, you will not be able to see the files list or even the DVD player screen unless you blindly hit play, then stop. By hitting play you will start viewing the first movie, then stop to see the list. RCA connection does not do this.
3. There is no Digital optical port, only digital coaxial.
4. The remote only controls the DVD player, not a TV or any other device unless that other device is a Philips TV. These negatives are all based on the one I bought off Ebay which was a refurb. I am buying another one new and will update or redo this review if any of this changes.
That's about it. I actually have an older model of this player as well which does all the same things and works as well but takes forever from the time you turn it on to the time you can open the tray. This is really annoying. The 5990 seems to have corrected this and you can open the tray after only a few seconds. In my opinion, you can't do any better for the money then the Philips 5990 DVD/Media player!
Region free procedure:
With no disc in the drive and the drive closed, press "Setup", select the "Preferences" tab, press 1,3,8,9,3,1 in that sequence, you should now see a screen that says "Region Code "1" (or whatever #). Use the "Up" or "Down" key to select "0", press "OK" to exit. If you don't or can't get the "Preferences" tab, start the procedure by pressing "Stop" twice, then follow the above. To check the firmware version, goto the "General" tab, press "1,3,7,9". You will see your firmware at the top and current region setting at the bottom.
This DVD Player does exactly what it's listed as. It has an HDMI output with 1080P playback, plus a compostite and RCA output. The video quality is fantastic. It plays MP3s and WMA's, plus just about every kind of DVD (not including HD or blu-ray). I was confused at the description, wondering why I would need a high def DVD player that doesn't play HD DVDs, but the player reads DIVX files, including AVI. It reads as well off of usb asit does from DVD or cd, and it reads fast. Unlike some of the other low price DVD plyers I've used, this one doesn't overheat with continuous play. Perhaps the best part is that it comes with a subscription to DIVX internet service, which allows you to rent or buy videos online and save them to USB to play on the DVD player. I haven't checked out the selection yet, but it's kinda a neat feature. There are only two negative things I've found with this DVD Player. One is that there are no inputs (an RF Modulator or switch is required to use this with any other devices, or with a TV with a standard coax cable). This is not an issue on most new TVs that have multiple inputs, but I'm using a very large LCD computer monitor with HDMI, so I have to unplug my cable box to plug in the DVD Player. The other thing, which seems to me to be a design flaw and doesn't interfere with anything, is that the remote control has volume controls that have absolutely no effect on the audio at all.
This is a recent model of the Philips line of DVD players which can be set up to be region-free.
This one has the HDMI video interface as well as the usual component, composite, and S-video.
We don't have many DVDs that are not Region 1, but once in a while being able to play a PAL DVD especially can be VERY useful.
The Philips DVP5990 DVD Player is the best DVD player I have owned.
One of the best features of this player is the USB 2.0 port which allows
you to play back pictures and videos using a portable jump drive.
This unit is also a 1080p Upscaling DVD Player so it makes your regular
DVDs look great on larger widescreen TVs.