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Philips DVP5980

Philips DVP5980
alaScore 80

437 reviews

Jun, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 437 reviews of Philips DVP5980. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Philips DVP5980 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips DVP5980

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Philips DVP5980 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DVP5980 - Multi-region capable DVD Player With 1080P Upscaling and HDMIPhilips DVP5980 - Multi-region capable DVD Player With 1080P Upscaling and HDMI

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Philips DVP5980 review

 

More than you have the right to expect for £80

Impressive connectivity ; Wide range of audio modes ; Good performance for the price

Annoying disc search operation

One of the UK's cheapest 1080p DVD decks offers excellent picture and sound quality plus a very handy USB port

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Philips DVP5980 DVD Player

 

If you've got a big DVD collection, Philips' DVP5980 player looks like a bargain.

For playback the DVP5980 performs all the tricks you'd expect from a DVD player, such as slow motion, zoom, fast search and a slideshow for JPEGs. In fact, the only real omission from a features perspective is SACD playback but that's hardly surprising...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (whathomecinemamag.com)

Philips DVP5980

 

If you're not yet ready to stump up for a proper hi-def disc player then the next best thing is a DVD deck with 1080p upscaling. Just a year ago this feature was only found on high-end players, but the £80 DVP5980 proves that this is no longer the case

Impressive connectivity, Wide range of audio modes, Good performance for the price

Annoying disc search operation

One of the UK's cheapest 1080p DVD decks offers excellent picture and sound quality plus a very handy USB port

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Philips DVP5980

 

excellent file handling - divx etc. Silent dvd operation (it makes my sharp sound like a Jumbo at takeoff)

Slightly flimsy feel -but for the price it would be churlish to expect more

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: KJB (reevoo.com)

Philips DVP5980

 

Great picture quality via HDMI. Decodes Dolby 5.1 surround through my Panasonic TV and it sounds almost as good as the home theatre system I've just scrapped.

Menu options are bit obscure, and when selecting them (e.g. picture settings) you have to close the menu to see what it looks like - it doesn't minmise so you can readjust without closing.

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Philips DVP5980

 

Easy to use. Unoffensive to look at. Works well.

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Philips DVP5980

 

Plays DivX, upscales fantasticly.

Can't handle 720p divx/xvid files for some reason.

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Dave (reevoo.com)

Philips DVP5980

 

Very Good Definition playback at all speeds, Upscaling Excellent, Good Build Quality, Easy to use Remote, Very pleased, Can Recomend,

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Philips DVP5980

 

Plays everything you throw at it ; Easily made multiregion

None I have found so far

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Dino (reevoo.com)

Philips DVP5980

 

Good price, handles most file formats (very forgiving), takes USB sticks and external hard drives

The remote is a bit odd, looks upside down (cursor key is at top of control as opposed to the bottom like most remotes) ; Waits until it sees the DVD before it allows you to see whats on the USB

Oct, 2008

Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No

Connectivity

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: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

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

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

Sound

DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
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