Summary: The Philips DVP3980 DVD Player caught my eye in a Sunday NY Times J&R advertising because it offered NTSC and PAL playback capability. I have friends in Germany who send me their home videos on DVDs in PAL format and I did not have the capability to reproduce them. The DVP3980 was very easy to install and works without a hitch. I use it with component cables connected to a Sony HDTV. The picture is gorgeous. An excellent value for the money!
Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, Consistent Performance, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, High Quality Picture
Summary: as soon as I got this product I set it up with my vizio 22" flat screen 1080p and all my movies look perfect at 1080p. I love this dvd upscale its the best ever. I know it would be a great investment for anyone. who is looking for picture perfect quality at a reasonable price.
Pros: Compact, Consistent Performance, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, High Quality Picture
Summary: This is a refurbished product, and it shows. Mine had problems right out of the box - when inserting a DVD, the disc would pop up out of the tray and end up half out of the player with the tray closed. I was able to correct this, but then it began to take literally minutes to load or eject a disc. I had to unplug it at one point as it completely froze.
Summary: This is a very basic model but it works OK. Remote is non-intuiitve and requires careful study of instructions to figure out how to get it to work. Considering the price it is an acceptable product. We use it as a secondary unit. If it was used in a primary setting I think I would go up market a for a better featured product.
Excerpt: "I have owned the Philips DVP3980 for roughly 8 months now. In this review I will tell you about my experience with it. For a start the video quality is outstanding. This DVD Player can upscale your standard DVDs to full HD 1080p which gives stunning images via HDMI compared to SD images over Scart like most DVD Players. The blacks are very true and deep whilst the colours are also very good. The sound isn't half bad either. The unit looks good and ...
Pros: Image Quality, Sound Quality, 1080p Upscaling, CD Upscaling