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Philips DVP5980

Philips DVP5980
alaScore 80

420 reviews

Dec, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 420 reviews of Philips DVP5980. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are generally positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of Philips DVP5980 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Views about the design and price are on the whole positive, but views about the size and reliability are mixed.

usability, price, design

84% of the reviews on 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

Expert review by:

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

Expert review by:

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...


Expert review by:

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

Consumer review by:

Philips DVP5980


Ability to use USB port to play mp3 music files from memory stick, thus doing away with the need to change CDs

It is an unusually wide DVD player. It fits our situation, but is worth checking before ordering

Product Specifications


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
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


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


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


DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No