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Philips DVP5990/F7 DVD Player with 1080p HDMI Upconversion and DivX

by Philips
127 customer reviews
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  • 1080p upconversion
  • HDMI digital output for easy connection with only one cable
  • DivX Ultra Certified for enhanced playback of DivX videos
  • Create MP3s directly from CDs
  • Plays DivX- MP3- WMA and JPEG digital camera photos
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Technical Details

  • Plays Windows Media Files
  • DivX Ultra Certified for enhanced playback of DivX videos

Product Description

The Philips DVP5990/F7 plays DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, VCD/SVCD, MP3, WMA, DivX, JPEG, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 formats. DivX playback integrates features such as subtitles, multiple audio languages, multiple tracks and menus into 1 convenient File format. A built-in HDMI Output allows connection to a compatible HDTV for 1080p Up-conversion for top imaging. The Philips DVP5990/F7 will give you excellent video and audio entertainment experience


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Technical Details
Brand NamePhilips
Item Weight3.1 pounds
Product Dimensions19.1 x 11.8 x 3 inches
Item model numberDVP5990/F7
Color Nameblack
Special FeaturesPlays Windows Media Files, DivX Ultra Certified for enhanced playback of DivX videos
  
Additional Information
ASINB001VICORW
Best Sellers Rank #87,813 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.3 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableMarch 3, 2008
  
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156 of 162 people found the following review helpful By J. Wilson on November 23, 2008
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I bought one of these, and it's AWESOME! For the price, the versatility is unreal. You can burn a CD, DVD or put your files on a flash drive or even an external hard drive, and it plays them all! Not advertised is that it plays .mp4 [iPod / iTunes music]. It does not play m4p songs purchased of of iTunes, but it will if you burn a regular CD, then rip the songs back in.
The delay to play any file is short. It recognizes discs in about 5-8 seconds, and flash drives even less. A video file with a large bitrate does take longer to load, but it's well worth it.

Everything listed here was tested with 2GB and 4GB flash drives...
Will not play a .mov file, but it will play the file if it is renamed with a .avi or a .mp4 extension and both audio and video streams are supported.
Apparently it will not play an AAC audio file or audio stream within a video file if bitrate info is missing, or if it uses an ADTS muxing mode. One or both of these are true, could not isolate which.
Does not play MJPEG video [like from a Kodak digital camera], but it does play the 88.2 Kbps 11.025 KHz LPCM audio stream within a MJPEG .avi file.
Did not play the H.264 stream within an .avi or mp4 container, but it did play the AAC stream.
Played several AAC files created by iTunes, all encoded at various bitrates and sample rates [41 & 48 KHz, 96-192 KHz]
Does play WMV 9 with WMA 9.2 audio
Does play .MPG MPEG 1 video with MPEG audio
Does not play .MKV file with x264 codec
Plays WMA and MP3.

Plays files off an external hard drive as well, but it must be formatted as FAT16 or FAT32.
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126 of 130 people found the following review helpful By tampa on August 13, 2009
you have to go to setup>preferences and press 138931 on your remote > press 'up' arrow to select '0' and hit setup again to exit and you can play any region dvd.
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61 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Robert Olson on July 23, 2008
Philips DVP5990/37 DVD player is good for a mid-range, priced player. Compared to sister company, Magnavox's MDV460/17, the 5990 is far superior and demonstrates why you should spend a little more for quality. The 5990 reads multiple formats including Divx, MP3, and WMA which has become fairly standard for DVD players, but there are two features that set it apart from the competition: flash drive port and online firmware updating. The 460 has none of these features.

Also built into the 5990 is limited memory, so when you turn off the player and go back later to finish your movie, you can start where you left off. The 460 does not. The 5990 is also relatively fast from the time you press the "open disc" button, to the start of the movie (about 15 seconds). The 460 is slower than molasses and doesn't always recognized disc formats (30-40 second start up).

The 460 does a good job of presenting options in the setup menu, offering more optimization than the 5990, but the 5990's simple setup allows you to plug and play, right out of the box, and start enjoying your movie. Both have component video, but only the 5990 has HDMI - the new standard - which offers faster, neater setup.

For those of us that hate having to get up off of the couch to eject the disc, the 5990 offers a handy "lazy person's eject button" on the remote. The 460 makes you work.

The flash drive port options are a little akward on the 5990, but offer a range of options for a variety of multimedia. And the online updating requires you to register, then has trouble finding the unit you are trying to update.

All in all the 5990 is far superior, but you are paying 3 to 4 times the price of the 460. Best Buy and Walmart have recently offered the 5990 for about $60, while other vendors are asking for $80 or more. However, for the price, few offer better than the Philips 5990/37. This is a good buy: the moral being, you get what you pay for. (writen 7/23/08)
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Nikhil Jaisinghani on September 25, 2009
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I bought this product hoping it would be region free but when I put in a region 2 dvd it didnt work. I was quite upset, looked at the back of the unit, and saw that the player was a region 1 only player. I went onto amazon to put in my warning when I saw another comment from another consumer. I didnt think it would work given my player specifically says its region 1, but if you press setup on the remote, press the right arrow until you get to the "preferences" menu, and press 138931 it will ask you what region you want to set the unit to. Go down to 0 and you are all set. Thanks, whoever it was that put that comment in. I have no idea where you found that out, but a great little secret.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By MisterLar on September 15, 2009
I'm a series DVD user. I almost never watch live TV but pump everything through a DVD player.
In a nutshell:
* Has the Mediatek Chipset -- the chipset that delivers the best quality picture.
* USB connection is a snap -- and makes it a breeze to view videos from your computer. No more having to burn DVDRWs. 90% of my viewing with this unit is through the USB port. Unlike earlier Card/USB DVD players of a few years ago (such as an LG I bought) there is NO delay or stuttering using the USB (note that I use Lexar USB thumbdrives which are good quality, I don't know how junky ones will work). But using a decent USB drive and plugging it in, it's perfect quality.
* Can easily be made code-free/region-free with a simply code input from the remote (check other posts here for the code).
* Only "con" is that while the chipset contains lots of options/settings for the user, Philips doesn't include many of them in its menus. When compared to an older machine like the Yamakawa 218 or 238 (which had DOZENS of options for video, audio, etc) there's only a handful on the Philips. Kind of a shame, but in the end, the picture still is great. Only other con is the remote control is not a universal remote (it'll only control Philips' TVs, no other brand).
* You can get latest firmware here: [....]along with directions on how to install it. This newer firmware works so much better, and includes options left out of the original firmware such as a "GO TO" when watching an AVI/MPEG file (as opposed to a normal DVD disc), easier-to-read text, optional dvd player volume from the remote, and also subtitle color and positioning options when viewing subtitles (made by a fellow owner who wanted to improve the machine. Works great, I have it installed in mine).
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