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Philips DVP3980

Philips DVP3980
alaScore 78

256 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and value for money also get good reviews.

value for money, usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Philips DVP3980 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 256 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Philips DVP3980


alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 user reviews of Philips DVP3980 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

value for money, usability, design, size

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DVP3980 Hi-Def 1080p Up-Conversion DVD PlayerPhilips DVP3980/F7 DVD Player with 1080P HDMI UpconversionPhilips DVP3980/F7 DVD Player with 1080P HDMI Upconversion

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an amazing device


The Philips DVP3980 DVD Player caught my eye in a Sunday NY Times J&R advertising because it offered NTSC and PAL playback capability. I have friends in Germany who send me their home videos on DVDs in PAL format and I did not have the capability to...

Attractive Design","Compact","Consistent Performance","Easy To Set Up","Easy To Use","High Quality Picture

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Buyer Beware


Although the newegg site says the warranty is one year, the stuff inside the box says it is 90 days parts & labor. Phillips tried to convince me that this is an industry standard, which I have never heard of on home electronics. They have awful...

Nice remote, slim case, and HDMI outputs

I have owned 2 of these. The first died (completely dead, no response at all) about 4 months after I bought it. It was only then that I found out about their horrible factory warranty. The store where I bought it exchanged it for me out of sympathy....


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crapped out early


Good picture, connectivity

slow to process, crapped out after a few months

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good dvd player


Works just like its supposed too, doesnt seem to stop and think as much as my other dvd player.

none really

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Good Player at Good Price


Player works very well. Plays every movie flawlessly.


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It came free with my TV :)

Nice slip design and good vid out options

pictures don look like true HD.

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good features but very annoying


The model features playback for a variety of formats like AVI. It seems to offer good picture quality. There's a region free hack that's easily accessible through the remote

It turns off after 15 minutes of inactivity ; the configuration setting to disable the sleep feature has no effect. This is incredibly aggravating ; I can't stand this unit and I am getting rid of it because every time I'm interrupted by the phone I...

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Its better than regular


Because it was free I can not complain about the quality. However If you look into getting a $150 Toshiba DVD up-converter your going to be a lot happier than if you bought this player.

Much better picture than a standard DVD player.

Does not come with an HDMI cable. Picture looks kind of blocky in some fast action scenarios.

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Philips DVP3980/37x Multi-region DVD Player


Product Specifications

Your dream player with flawless, true-to-life picture quality and the ability to play virtually any disc! The Philips DVD player delivers your movies and music entertainment experience.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Virtual Surround Mode

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / Kodak Picture CD / SVCD / Video CD/Video CD / DVD / Kodak Picture CD / DVD+R / DVD-RW / DVD+RW / SVCD / CD-RW
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / PCM / WMA/MP3 / PCM / WMA
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Country Kits:United States / Mexico
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips