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Philips DVP5990 HDMI 1080p Upscaling DVD Player

4.1 out of 5 stars 197 customer reviews
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  • Bring audio and video to life HDMI digital output with only one cable,12-bit/108MHz video processing,192kHz/24 bit audio DAC enhances analogue sound
  • Play all your movies and music, DivX, MP3, WMA and JPEG digital camera photos, CD, (S)VCD, DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW
  • Picture enhancement Flip photos, Rotate, Zoom,Slideshow with MP3 playback, High Definition Resolution,
  • Parental Control, On-Screen Display languages: American, Canadian French, Mexican Spanish, MM USB memory class device, rear connections,
  • Power supply: 120V, 60Hz,Power consumption:12¿W,Standby power consumption:1.0 W
  • High definition JPEG playback, progressive Scan component video for optimized image quality
  • Included Accessories: 2 x AAA Batteries, Quick start guide, Remote Control
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Philips
  • Model Number: DVP5990/37
  • Surround Sound Effects: Dolby Digital (Digital out only)
  • Built In Decoder: Dolby Digital
  • Color: Black
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Product Description

Philips HDMI 1080p DVD player with true high definition video upscaling, D/A converter: 12 bit, 108 MHz progressive Scan, High Def (720p, 1080i, 1080p), Video Upscaling(720p, 1080i/p)192kHz/24 bit audio DAC enhances analogue sound input, High definition JPEG playback for images in true resolution, Brings your PC to your living room with Windows Media Video playback, DivX Ultra for enhanced playback of DivX media files, Plays DivX, MP3, WMA and JPEG digital camera photos, Plays CD, (S)VCD, DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, Direct conversion from CD to MP3, USB Direct plays DivX movies, photos and music from USB flash drives

Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Philips
Item Weight 2.5 pounds
Product Dimensions 17.2 x 8.2 x 1.5 inches
Item model number DVP5990/37
Color Name Black
Built In Decoders Dolby Digital

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4.1 out of 5 stars 197 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #63,789 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#167 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > DVD Players & Recorders > DVD Players
Shipping Weight 5 pounds
Date First Available March 3, 2008

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By Brian LeBaron on May 30, 2009
This DVD player is a great bargain at $55. It works perfectly fine. Here's what you really want to know:

1) Make this DVD player region-free. Press Setup on the remote and go to Preferences. Press 1, 3, 8, 9, 3, 1 on the remote. Use the up and down buttons to select Region 0 (region-free).

2) Go to the General Setup page. Press 1, 3, 7, 9. This will display the firmware information. If the last two digits of Version aren't "31," then go to the Philips website and update to the most recent firmware (31).

3) For US users, the first two digits of Version will be "37." Go to [...] and download "DVP5990_37_vb6_v32_All_Logo.rar" and follow the upgrading instructions ([...] It really is as simple as it sounds, and it can be done in less than 60 seconds. I recommend the USB method. Upgrading to this firmware will give the USB capabilities of the DVD player increased functionality and usability (there are a couple dozen changes and fixes; I won't list them here).

Random notes: The DVD player will only recognize jump drives and USB hard drives that are formatted in FAT32, so you will need to do that. Now, the manual says there is a limit of 300 folders and 648 files. This is not exactly true. There IS a limit of 648 files PER folder. So what reads as a limit of 648 files is actually a limit of 648 * 300 = 194,400 files. So this is NOT a limiting factor.

I tested a variety of files and the DVD player can read everything I threw at it, with the exception of Quicktime files and Real files. It is equally as capable in the realm of audio files. It also has a slideshow feature for pictures. In case you are curious, it can't read PDF files.

When one video or audio file finishes, it automatically goes on to the next one.
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This is a top-notch DVD player for those whose tastes in movies goes beyond what is currently being offered by US companies. I personally hate to be at the mercy of what companies think I should or should not be able to watch, and am really pleased to find such an excellent region-free player.

So far, it has handled all my DVDs with no problem. Region 2 Japanese DVDs? Plays great. Region 2 PAL DVD from the Netherlands? No problems. (A real shame that Orson Wells classic "Falstaff" does not have a US release, but that just shows why a region-free player is necessary.)

Aside from DVDs, this player handles CDs, DivX and everything else I have popped into it. It even has a USB port, so if you download anything you can just pop it into a Flash memory stick and watch it on this player.

Sadly, I haven't used the upscaling function yet, because I don't have an HD TV yet. But if it works as well as everything else has on this player, then I assume I have nothing to worry about, and am looking forward to being able to try it out.
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This player is better than 2 older model Philips DVD players I have (5140, 3140). Also, my remote was a slick black one, not the gray one shown that came with older models. The whole player is very thin and slick.

This one plays music CDs (normal audio CD or mp3 files), DVDs in PAL or NTSC format (including avi files on a data DVD as well!). Note PAL is the standard in England (Phase Alternating Line) and NTSC is the standard originating in the USA and Japan (National Television System Committee). With these two video encoding standards playable, you can play just about every DVD available. Also, you can put MP3 files and video files (avi, mpg, mp4, etc.) on a USB device and play them directly off of that plugged into the front of the player. VERY Convenient! I love it!

Also neat is that it remembers where DVDs were (DVDs playable on all players, not data DVDs with avi files). So you are watching your favorite movie, your spouse has a DVD to watch for work. No problem, pop out your DVD. She watches here movie. Pop yours back in, and it starts right back up where you left off! (or you can pres PREV to start from the beginning). Really a nice feature!

You should change the region to 0 (region free - accept discs from any region of the world, which is not the same as PAL/NTSC standard). I saw a couple of prior reviewers were confused by this distinction. This player can play both PAL and NTSC formats, as well as any region encoded discs once you make the change below.

To change your unit to be Region Free:

Be sure there is no DVD/CD in the unit.
Close the tray door.
Press Setup on your remote control.
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I am using this item for over 4 months now.

All region DVDs play perfect and the picture quality is just great.

It was 4 months after that I found out that there's a problem playing music CDs.

A small noise comes out with the music CD. Some kind of distorted noise.

I played the same music with Blu-Ray player and it didn't happened.

I think there's some kind of collition happeneing when I play music CDs.

Be aware about that.

I am buying a 6 CD player because of this problem.
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