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Philips DVP5982
4.9 out of 10

Philips DVP5982

The DVP5982/37 from Philips is a DVD player that can read CDs, Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Don't upgrade the firmware unless you have read how

Brian M., Newegg
22 December 2008
  • Summary: After getting a TV with an HDMI input and watching only one movie on it, I decided to upgrade the firmware if for no other reason than to get it to have HDMI audio activated by default.
  • Pros: Worked great playing almost every format when burned to disk. Upconversion did appear to improve the quality. Excellent value. Newegg had fast shipping as usual.
  • Cons: Stuttered a bit on fast action scenes when played from USB sticks and fast forward was horrible from sticks with max 3x speed. Never tried it with an HDD but had finally gotten a small drive FAT formatted to use but never got to try it. Following Philips' instructions to update the firmware it to...
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Overall 10
10

Love this product.

Jin D., Newegg
28 November 2008
  • Pros: Good picture quality and sound quality. the USB port amazed me. overall great product to buy.
  • Cons: so far NONE
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Overall 8
8.0

Good DVD Player for multi-Format

Dale S., Newegg
13 November 2008
  • Summary: I wish the USB limitation was listed in the operator's manual or online so I wouldn't have bought a 16 gig stick that wouldn't work.
  • Pros: Plays anything thrown at it so far except mkv files.
  • Cons: USB flash drives are limited to 4 GIG per Phillips support.
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Overall 10
10

Doing Philips Proud

Anonymous, Newegg
3 October 2008
  • Summary: In reading these reviews, you'll see MANY complaints about the menus not supporting long filenames. Yes, this can be a hassle, but one that's easily remedied by downloading File Renamer Basic (freeware) and batch-renaming your files.
  • Pros: The upconversion is great on 480 DVDs to a 50" plasma. DivX playback hasn't failed yet for me. The USB feature has been great -- can copy an HD episode of a show I missed to my thumbdrive quickly for no-hassle viewing without wasting a DVD. Thin, low-profile design of the unit is very good.
  • Cons: Same things others have mentioned... The tray has a cheap feel to it and the remote is weak. You have to aim directly at the player for it to work reliably.
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome DVD Player

Bryan B., Newegg
25 September 2008
  • Summary: This is an awesome product. I think this is about the best DVD player in this price range.
  • Pros: Plays most DivX codes Able to read files from USB compatible devices Quick Response time Very attractive design Simple but functional remote
  • Cons: Would have preferred to two USB slots Upconverting button is annoying
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Buy

Anonymous, Newegg
2 September 2008
  • Pros: Cheap up convert DVD player, works great and have tried with divx and mpeg4 files they all play fine.
  • Cons: The USB connection does not power up my portable notebook USB drive.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
26 August 2008
  • Summary: The feature that really sold me on this dvd player was the usb port which allows playback of music, movies and jpg images. Movie playback via the usb port works perfectly, but I have been unable to view jpg images from the usb port.
  • Pros: HDMI upconversion, sharp dvd playback, USB port
  • Cons: Slow load/response time, jpg files don't display properly: see below
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but...

jessica s., Newegg
26 August 2008
  • Pros: I shopped around a little for good upscaling DVD players and this was the best that I could find despite some of the negative reviews. It does what it's supposed to. It looks really nice, but... (see cons)
  • Cons: Either I don't know what I'm doing or there's something weird with the player. I don't know if you're allowed to plug in both composite a/v cables along with the HDMI cable (because the TV is hooked up to a cable box that doesn't have an HDMI slot, then hooked up to a seperate home audio theater)...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
23 August 2008
  • Summary: clunky remote, but works
  • Pros: Plays DIVIX files right off USB as long as the compression isn't to high, about 1.5 gig for a regular movie, above that and the built in decoder starts to skip frames
  • Cons: Only plays Divix and jpeg, can't get it to display higher then 480 with HDMI, although my Samsung 52" A750 does a fine job upconverting on it's own
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice USB player

Anonymous, Newegg
21 August 2008
  • Summary: I would recommend this unit overall to someone that is looking for an inexpensive solution to playing divx files on the fly without having to fool with a disc. It does exactly what it is supposed to do, my only real beef is with the weak remote. (that isn't really the DVD player though)
  • Pros: This is a pretty nice player for the money. Plays regular DVDs, AVI files from disc or USB, also MP3s and JPEGs as well. I have been using a laptop to meet this demand before. MUCH easier to just copy a movie off to a flash drive and toss it in the DVD player. Very user friendly, the wife loves it.
  • Cons: The remote is pretty bad, its clunky at best, and doesn't usually work most of the time. The menu looks sort of like something you would see on an 8-bit NES, very home made feel to it. Also, no long file name support. Not a big deal, just flashes you back to DOS days where everything is shortened...
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