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Philips DVP642

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3026 reviews of Philips DVP642. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative comments 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 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips DVP642

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2779 user reviews of Philips DVP642 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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reliability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DVP642 DivX-Certified Progressive-Scan DVD PlayerPhilips DVP642 DivX-Certified Progressive-Scan DVD PlayerRemanufactured Philips DVP642 DivX-Certified Progressive-Scan DVD Player

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (hardware secrets)

DVP 642 DVD Player

 
Aug, 2005

Expert review by: Hardware Secrets (hardwaresecrets.com)

Philips DVP 642 Review

 

Strong points Weak points

Aug, 2005
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Expert review by: reviewproduct admin (reviewproduct.com.au)

Philips dvp642 Divx Dvd Player

 

DVP 642 play DVDs but Divx 3, 4, and 5 files and VCD, SVCD and mp3s!

Feb, 2008

Recommended!

Expert review by: TechTastic (techtastic.ca)

Philips DVP 642 DVD/DivX Player

 

With the introduction of the DivX codec, movie buffs found a cheap an easy solution to back up their movie collections. The problem with Divx movies was if you wanted to play your Divx movies on your TV you had to go through tedious connections from...

Plays DivX, 4 x video upsampling, Plays DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/-RW, VCD, SVCD, Progressive Scan, Plenty of audio connections including digital, Affordable

Some Xvid don't work, Incompatible with GMC and QP

All in all this is one cool little player that can pretty much play anything you can throw at it. Not to mention it's incredibly affordable. This is truly a Divx fan's dream machine

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: CappinHoff (newegg.com)

Best ever

 

Had this since it came out.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: Mykhel (newegg.com)

Almost great

 

Worth the money if you have a large divx-xvid collection as I do. I would however investigate other more recent players that might help with this audio problem.

I bought it for divx playback and it pretty much does as promised. I have minimal problems with media incompatibility. although I understand it does not handle dvd rw

The only problem have had is that on some divx playback when you ff or fr the audio comes out of sync. There is no way to get it back in except to start the movie over. Playing the divx from the beginning without ff or fr is no problem. This only...

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Decent but lacking

 

I purchase two of these purely to watch videos encoded with Xvid. The player serves its purpose just fine for me; however

Videos over a certain bitrate apparently need to buffer on my player. My second player has gone awry in less than a month with frequent restarts...very annoying

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: SW (newegg.com)

Awesome Player

 

I like turtles.

Plays everything perfectly - including dual layer discs. Well worth $50

The only goofy thing is that the power LED is on bright red when the unit is off. When the player is turned on, the LED turns off. Not a problem, just annoyingly mystifying

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: johnathan (newegg.com)

PHILIPS DVP642 Progressive Scan DVD Player

 

DivX players, an awesome concept...you can store entire seasons of your favorite shows on 2 DVD's rather than 5 or 6.

this (Low-Cost), DVD player has met my expectations...after 8 months I decided to buy an additional player for the other room. I love watching my AVI/Mpeg4 on the TV rather than sitting at the computer. this brand was actually the first player I have...

the first remote works but is a bit hard to understand the button placement...the second seems to be as good as any other cheap player

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Pretty Bad

 

I would definatly take a do-over on buying this one.

The machine itself looks nice, and seemed to play standard store bought DVDs fine

I put in some burned DVD's ranging from Divx to AVI formats, and they just skip, and eventually freeze and skip

Sep, 2007

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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