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Philips DVP5960
4.8 out of 10

Philips DVP5960

The DVP5960 from Philips has that ultra slim design that ensures Read more

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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 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 8
8.0

I love the USB!

Anonymous, Newegg
5 November 2007
  • Summary: I don't have a HDTV so I can't speak to the up converting ability.
  • Pros: The USB port on the front is the whole reason I bought it. I can put all kinds of media on a jump drive and play it on my DVD player. Why don't more players have this feature? I have a collection of Divx and Xvid movies that I play from my Jumpdrive. I also download a few pod cast and put them on...
  • Cons: The menu is weak and poorly thought out. It takes forever to boot up and there is not eject button on the remote. I have thought about buying another player and using this just to play media off of my jump drive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Clarifying

Anonymous, Newegg
13 October 2007
  • Summary: The reviewer that said there is not 5.1 audio is incorrect. The PCM audio is encoded on the HDMI cable. So in this case you have to have an HDMI capable receiver to decode the 5.1. The remote CAN fast forward using the arrows.
  • Pros: HDMI, HD-upscaling to 1080i, DivX Ultra certified
  • Cons: HD upscaling only works on the HDMI to a monitor or TV that fully supports HDCP. It does not upscale the component! Upscaling is set this manually through the setup menu or using the button on the front panel. The remote is less than the best but it does, in fact, fast forward using the arrows.
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Overall 8
8.0

It's Desent

Jamal J., Newegg
12 September 2007
  • Summary: It makes old dvd's look good but its no worth this price.
  • Pros: It does what it says, but for half the price I got one from walmart minus the usb port of course.
  • Cons: Baby Remote
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Overall 8
8.0

Philips DVD

Gerald B., Newegg
4 July 2007
  • Summary: ya think a HDMI would be included in a product that advertises HDMI. It cost me 52 bucks to get on at radio shack.
  • Pros: Nice picture. Very easy setup with HDMI.
  • Cons: Small remote, limited display, didnt come with a HDMI cable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great DVD player.

Anonymous, Newegg
28 April 2007
  • Summary: This thing works as advertised.
  • Pros: Looks decent. Plays everything. USB is awesome. Great video quality w/ HDMI.
  • Cons: Remote sucks. USB 1.1 only — fine when connected to an external hard drive, kind of slow with most flash drives. No long filename support.
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Overall 8
8.0

Why does the handset have no 'eject' button? So you'll buy a replacement, or what?

worst_trip, Dooyoo
4 May 2011
  • Excerpt: The Philips DVP 5960 player was an 'emergency' DVD-player purchase I made in 2007. My parents, with whom I was due to be spending a fortnight's stay that summer, didn't use their old DVD player which had broken down, and at the time I was in the habit of parking my young daughter in front of the...
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Overall 8
8.0

excellent value for money

cindy1005, Dooyoo
28 February 2010
  • Excerpt: I bought the Philips DVE5960 in Aug 2007 and have had no trouble with it. This sleek, slim, silver DVD player takes up minimal space although it is a bit wider than some other players. It is quite easy to connect and has a USB port as well as HDMI, which enables connection to your computer.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
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Features 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Durability 8
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Playability 8
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For the price, it has to be considered a must!

mynameisr..., Ciao
5 July 2008
  • Excerpt: I have had this DVD player for about a year now and, overall, I have to say that I am very pleased with it. Firstly with regards to its looks, it looks good! It is a silver unit with a black front and a red standby button on the bottom left of the player.
  • Pros: looks good, plays everything, cheap
  • Cons: Remote Could Be Better
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