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Philips DVP5960

Philips DVP5960
alaScore 81

982 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 982 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated.

value for money, usability, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Philips DVP5960 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips DVP5960

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 220 user reviews of Philips DVP5960 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, design, reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Philips DVP5960 - Multi-Region Capable DVD Player With HDMI And Upscaling To 1080i - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Philips DVP5960

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 498 user reviews of Philips DVP5960 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, design, size, reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DVP5960 DVD Player with HDMI, 1080i Upscaling, DivX Ultra, USB directHi-Def Conversion DivX DVD Player with HDMI and USBPhilips DVP5960 Hi-Def 1080I Up-Converting Multi-Region DVD Player with HDMI, DivX Ultra, USB Direct

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Philips DVP5960/37

 

HDMI-equipped DVD players have suddenly become commonplace this year, to the point where they don't cost much more than a generic DVD player you'd pick up at Wal-Mart. The Philips DVP5960/37 is one good example, going for less than $80 online. For that...

Relatively inexpensive; HDMI upconversion to 720p, 576p, and 1080i; DivX compatibility with decent playback performance; mostly solid video quality; front USB port for digital photos and music; ultraslim styling.

Annoying shift bug causes some black bars on movies; 576p mode is close to unwatchable; no S-Video output.

The Philips DVP5960/37 HDMI-upscaling DVD player is an excellent choice for budget-conscious HDTV owners and multimedia aficionados, and its DivX playback is a nice bonus.

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Philips DVP5960 DVD Player Review and Prices

 

We are hard-pressed to think of a budget DVD player that offers more for less than the Philips DVP5960. This single-disc unit is neatly designed, with a sleek finish and slender construction, standing just 1-1/2 inches high. It may not have the...

HDMI up-conversion of DVD, USB port, DivX-compatible, slim and stylish design

No DTS support, no S-video output, poorly designed remote control, buggy JPEG browser functions

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Philips DVP5960 review

 

Good value, great performance

Easy installation ; Lots of feature

No S-video output

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Philips DVP5960 review

 

Philips' DVP5960 is an astonishingly affordable player that uses integrated video upscaling to improve the quality of your existing DVD collection -- it's worth every penny, and more

Affordability ; Low profile design ; Video upscaling ; USB support ; CD upsampling ; Decent picture performance

Small remote ; Bleached black levels

There are some flaws, such as occasionally grainy backgrounds and shadow gradations that might be more distracting using a large screen display, but with a 32-inch LCD they're easy to ignore. At this price the player gives our current budget favourite,...

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Philips DVP5960

 

You'll find the ubiquitous socket on the back panel of this low price DVD deck from Philips, and those of you with HD Ready displays take note -the DVP5960 will up convert standard definition DVDs to 720p or 1080i to more closely match your screen

Easy installation, Lots of features

No S-video output

This DVD player delivers superb pictures without a hint of artefacting - all the better when you clock the low price

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Philips DVP5960/37

 

Looks great, works great, I'm looking at getting the 5990 this time. Great player for the money.

Plays Divx files very well

file names are 8 characters, so you can't always tell what file to choose. When playing via usb and there is a lot of action or water scene it tends to skip

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Nice player for the price

 

I've tried formatting my thumb drive several ways and I get an 'Unsupported Format" error everytime. The manual only states that it needs to be a supported format but no where does it tell you what that format is!

Inexpensive good quality DVD player

USB port doesn't recognize any of my disks

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Philips DVP5960/37

 

I was at Best Buy and just by chance this player caught my eye because of the thin size. It also up converts all dvds to near HD quality I can definetly tell a defference. Just make sure to have a HD tv and buy a nice hdmi cable. I wont say the price...

Upconversion all the way to 1080p is qutie nice for the price.Picture is at or near HD with HDMI hook-up. Very small and easy to access

NO DTS! I always play my movies in DTS when available but oh well Dolby is good enough for now.Kind of a crappy remote

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Philips DVP5960/37

 

I've tried formatting my thumb drive several ways and I get an 'Unsupported Format" error everytime. The manual only states that it needs to be a supported format but no where does it tell you what that format is!

Inexpensive good quality DVD player

USB port doesn't recognize any of my disks

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External Hard Drive USB - WARNING

 

I bought this dvd player for the USB. I have a 750gb hard drive full of movies =)

External USB works for JPEG / MP3 / WMA

External USB DOES NOT work for VIDEO

Product Specifications

Turn up your experience with HDMI and USB. Be impressed with this Philips DVD player with HDMI digital video and audio connection. Step into another home entertainment arena as you immerse yourself with High Definition video (720p / 1080i).

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.3in
Height:1.5in
Weight:4.4lbs/4.9lbs
Width:17.1in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

DVD

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

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Philips
Model:DVP5960
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips
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