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Philips DVP3980

Philips DVP3980
alaScore 77

307 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 307 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.

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: ( review summary for Philips DVP3980


alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Philips DVP3980 from 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

94% of the reviews on 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

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Philips DVP3980


alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 user reviews of Philips DVP3980 from 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

76% 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 Hi-Def 1080p Up-Conversion DVD Player

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

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 (

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 (

crapped out early


Good picture, connectivity

slow to process, crapped out after a few months

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Ryan (

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 (

Good Player at Good Price


Player works very well. Plays every movie flawlessly.


Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Zex (



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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (



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 D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Crosstalk (1kHz):70 / 90
Distortion and noise (1kHz):65 / 80
Dynamic range (1kHz):80
Frequency range:30 - 20000
MP3 bit rates:32 - 320
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):90

Audio System

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


Compatible battery sizes:AAA
Number of batteries supported:2

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: Yes


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

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:230
Power consumption (standby):0.8 / 1
Power consumption (typical):10

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, PCM, WMA / MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:DIVX, MPEG1, MPEG2 / MPEG1, MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG1,MPEG2


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

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes


Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):14.2 x 8.27 x 1.46
Disc types supported:CD, DVD
Playback formats:CD, CD-R/CD-RW, Video CD/ SVCD, DVD, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, DVD- Video
Power Requirements:120V, 60Hz / 230V, 50Hz
Set width:14.2

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, AV
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:11.1
Package dimensions (WxDxH):16.3 x 11.1 x 3.23
Package height:3.23
Package width:16.3

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):10


Child lock: Yes
Parental Control: Yes


Card reader integrated: No
Playback disc formats:DVD-Video, SVCD
Playback disc types:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW

Technical Details

3D compatibility: No
Device type:Player
Karaoke: No
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, ITA, NOR, POL, POR, SWE, TUR / ENG, ESP, FRE
Playback mode:Rotation, Slideshow, Zoom
Slide show: Yes


Analog signal format system:PAL
Progressive scan output: Yes
Supported video modes:720p, 1080i, 1080p
Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/108MHz
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions