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Philips DVP642

Philips DVP642
alaScore 77

2486 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2486 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and value for money also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Philips DVP642 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Philips DVP642

 

Review: Some of you may remember DIVX as a sinister plot by Circuit City and Hollywood studios to create a pay-per-view DVD business. It failed, but its spiritual opposite, DivX, is going strong. DivX is a popular video encoding and playback format...

Inexpensive; excellent overall file compatibility; slim and stylish; plays home-brewed MP3 DVDs; upgradable firmware

Rudimentary controls; subpar progressive-scan processing; occasional audio dropout; still incompatible with some DivX files; can't play DTS soundtracks

The Philips DVP642 is good choice for DivX aficionados, but everyday DVD watchers can do better for the price.

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DVP 642 DVD Player

 

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Philips DVP 642 Review

 

The latest trend in DVD players is being able to read multiple file formats. Check the device from Philips that reads them all.

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Excellent DVD Player for it's Low Price

 

Ive had this unit for a few years now. I wanted it so I could play movies from over seas and also movies set in Dvix, SVCD, VCD, etc. I have yet to have a problem; I did a firm ware on in a while back (when I 1st got it) as well as a hack to set the...

Playes just about everything from anywhere

Menu and video could be better

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Philips DVP642

 

Ive had this unit for a few years now. I wanted it so I could play movies from over seas and also movies set in Dvix, SVCD, VCD, etc. I have yet to have a problem; I did a firm ware on in a while back (when I 1st got it) as well as a hack to set the...

Playes just about everything from anywhere

Menu and video could be better

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The worst customer service imaginable.

 

Phillips does not support this product. They do not/will not provide a firmware update for upgrading divx codec. When I emailed to make my complaint about this their service representative (mis)-informed me that their product does not support avi...

Its a pretty box

Lack of support - no firmware updates

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Very poor, died after 4 months + terrible customer service

 

My Philips DVP642 player's power supply failed after about 4 months of average use. That's not good. But, Philips customer service has done everything possible to make it prohibitively time-consuming and frustrating to exercise the warranty. I have...

Small and cheap

Doesn't work + terrible customer service

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Play DVD's from other countries with this bad-boy

 

Useless without remote! Play/Pause&Stop button only on DVD player

Can play DVD from other regions

Useless without remote! Play/Pause&Stop buttons only on DVD player

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Won't Play, Bad Menu Response

 

Purchased for a church and used for maybe 7 hours over 4 months with sporatic success. When the church looked into replacing while having a DVD-taught class going on, was told we were out of 90-day warranty and had to wait up to 20 days for a mailed...

Shows 1 in 10 movies

Won't Play 9 in 10 movies

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Bad Product

 

Bought one Philips DVD player two years ago.It stopped working after several months.I bought another DVP 642 last Nov. in Circuit city, it stopped working again. the worst product I have ever used.Waste of time and money....

Play all region dvd

died in 6 months

Product Specifications

Dreaming of a player that plays practically any disc format and at the same time enjoy flawless, true-to-life picture quality? Now you can! With Philips DVD players, staying home has never been better as the promised movies and music entertainment experience will be delivered right to you.
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