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Philips DVP3980

alaTest has collected and analyzed 306 reviews of Philips DVP3980. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the size and reliability.

price, usability, design

reliability, 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 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips DVP3980

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Philips DVP3980 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and price are generally positive. Some have doubts about the size.

usability, price, design

size

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DVP3980/05 - DVD Player with True High-Def HDMI 1080pPhilips DVP3980/05 - DVD Player with True High-Def HDMI 1080p

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips DVP3980

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 user reviews of Philips DVP3980 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com. People really like the design. The usability also gets good feedback. The size and reliability get critical opinions.

price, usability, design

reliability, size

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DVP3980 Hi-Def 1080p Up-Conversion DVD PlayerPhilips DVP3980 Hi-Def 1080p Up-Conversion DVD Player

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Philips DVP3980/05 DVD Player

 

On a budget, but want 1080p upscaling? Philips' DVP3980/05 DVD player could be just the ticket.

For those unable to use HDMI, the deck provides analogue alternatives in the shape of component video output and an RGB-capable SCART. On the audio side, there's a coaxial digital audio output and stereo audio output.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: tgvern (newegg.com)

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....

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

crapped out early

 

Good picture, connectivity

slow to process, crapped out after a few months

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Ryan (newegg.com)

good dvd player

 

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

none really

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good Player at Good Price

 

Player works very well. Plays every movie flawlessly.

none

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Zex (newegg.com)

mmhm

 

It came free with my TV :)

Nice slip design and good vid out options

pictures don look like true HD.

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: David (newegg.com)

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...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: bikesair (newegg.com)

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.

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Woody (radioshack.com)

Works great.

 

Watch movies

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

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: godzilla (radioshack.com)

fair

 

decent price

Jul, 2010

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

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T: No
DVB-T2: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Media Player: No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.3in
Height:1.5in
Width:14.2in

DVD

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

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
4K Upscaling: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table

Header

Country Kits:United States / Mexico
Manufacturer:Philips
Model:DVP3980
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No
USB Recording: No

Sound

DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital