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Philips DVP5960
4.9 out of 10

Philips DVP5960

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Overall 10
10

PHILIPS DVP5960

Benjamin J., Newegg
18 June 2008
  • Summary: Best DvD player for the money.
  • Pros: great playback, slick design, easy to use remote. Plays Divx format and a USB port!
  • Cons: flash drives work great... but my 750gb external has a hard time connecting. takes a few times power cycling for it to connect.
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Overall 8
8.0

Mostly All Purpose DVP 5960

Steve C., Newegg
10 May 2008
  • Summary: Don't FF Divx faster than 8x because it seems to lose audio sync, might just be me. A good all purpose and durable player. Firmware 37.06.42.18
  • Pros: Plays almost everything I've tried for a few years. I'm on my second one only because I set my first unit up in my kid's room. DVD play is flawless and Divx plays on this unit better than my OPPO which is a bummer since I bought the OPPO to replace this player. USB supports my thumbdrives,WD My B...
  • Cons: No DTS. HDMI "AUTO" doesn't detect 4:3 so I have to set aspect ratio on my Panasonic TH-42PX60U but the OPPO performs this task flawlessly. USB and non-DVD disc display only 14 characters on the menu and displays files in unsorted order only. USB doesn't support NFTS HDD but FAT32 HDD playback of...
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Overall 2
2.0

avoid this one

Christopher M., Newegg
21 March 2008
  • Summary: I replaced a $30 DVD player with this one and I wish I had my old one back.
  • Pros: looks good, blue LEDs easy to read from across the room.
  • Cons: Locks up frequently during playback. I thought it was just scratched copies of rental discs or faulty divx files, but it even does it with brand-new store-bought DVDs. Remote is not laid out well. Couldn't really tell much of a difference with upconversion (using HDMI cable).
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Overall 10
10

Great Value

Stephen G., Newegg
10 March 2008
  • Summary: If you don't have 1080p, then this is the DVD player for you.
  • Pros: The upconvert to 1080i is flawless. My old DVD collection looks great on my new LCD. The USB port is a bonus.
  • Cons: Small Remote. The menu for the USB cuts off the file names
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Overall 10
10

Awesome

Anonymous, Newegg
22 February 2008
  • Pros: Great quality and performance. Easy to navigate menu.
  • Cons: Always starts on HDMI Upgade mode. Some videos, like those burned at low bitraes, do not look very good at this resolution. Remote sucks!
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Overall 10
10

Great Buy!!

Andrew F., Newegg
14 February 2008
  • Pros: USB port works flawlessly. I only have 1080i so this works for my situation perfectly.
  • Cons: 1080i and not 1080p
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Overall 10
10

Excelent Quality

James W., Newegg
5 February 2008
  • Summary: I work at a dealership and we have 6 of these players hooked to TV’s. All of these players have been running for more than a year and a half straight (as in it has been going 24x7 for 1.5 years) and we just now have to replace one.
  • Pros: Excellent build quality. USB port and Divx support has come in handy a few times as well.
  • Cons: I really cant think of any negatives about this device. It simply works.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good DVD Player, but...

Gheorghe I., Newegg
28 January 2008
  • Summary: My unit was build in July 2007, has a firmware version V37.06.42.33 while Philips offers V37.06.42.29 on their website (!?). Don’t make a big fuss about the usb 1.1 port. I read on some forums that this player wasn’t DTS capable in the beginning. Now it is, and mine too.
  • Pros: Nice sleek looking DVD player, USB 1.1, decent loading times, recognizes udf file format discs, nice image. I bought this to replace my 3 years old Cyberhome DivX player who's IDE drive slowly stopped reading discs; also, the manufacturer went out of business in the beginning of the year. I paid ...
  • Cons: Remote is small, I dislike its shape design, has small buttons. There’s no Eject command on the remote; you have to keep the “stop” button pressed(!?). I went into setup and I set sleep after 30mins, but this setting won’t be saved no matter what. Subtitles or closed captions are “on” as well, bu...
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Quality

Joseph M., Newegg
21 January 2008
  • Summary: I'm using this DVD player on a non-HD TV and the picture is very sharp.
  • Pros: Plays all supported formats without any problems. Accepts low to middle quality DVD+R & DVD-R media.
  • Cons: The remote control may be a bit spartan but, it has all of the features absolutely needed.
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Overall 6
6.0

Go & stop

Anonymous, Newegg
29 December 2007
  • Pros: Was going strong for 8 months
  • Cons: Stopped reading dvds after 8 months
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