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Philips DVP5990

Philips DVP5990
alaScore 78

284 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 284 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive. The usability and price also get good comments, whereas there are some critical comments about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Philips DVP5990 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 38 user reviews of Philips DVP5990 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theatre Systems on

price, usability, design, size

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips HTS3154 - 5.1 Multi-region capable DVD Home Cinema System - With Dolby Pro Logic IIPhilips HTS3154 - 5.1 Multi-region capable DVD Home Cinema System - With Dolby Pro Logic II

Consumer review by: review summary for Philips DVP5990


alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Philips DVP5990 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

usability, price, design

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


Expert review by:

Philips HTS3154 review


Philips' HTS3154 costs only £1 more than JVC's TH-P3, but you get a lot more for your money.


Consumer review by:

Flat out died in less than a year.


The price was right and the picture was acceptable

Slow and not dependable

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Progressive Scan is better than HDMI Upconvert


480p Progressive Scan is much more suitable on this device and quite frankly alot better. The price is right and you won't be disappointed but any DVD player with Progressive Scan will get the job done. Shop for the pice not for HDMI Upconvert.

Lots of Bells and Whistles

You will spend a tremendous amount of time tweaking the settings for each DVD you watch using HDMI Upconvert

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Awesome. Everything I need!


Love this machine. Been looking for a very functional USB DivX playing DVD player for awhile. And my pile of PAL DVD's has been growing. This DVD player solves all those desires. Could not believe that I got all this for les than $50CDN.

DivX, PAL, NTSC, upconverting, and USB. It has everything that I need in a DVD player. Much better than any DVD player I have owned before. Just plug in my USB HD and enjoy. Oh, and cost was great too

No real issues

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Fine for what it is...


If you are looking for an inexpensive DVD player, with upconvert, this will tide you over until you take the BluRay plunge. Found it at Costco for $40. Standard DVDs look good and play well in 1080 upconvert. Somewhat slow moving between functions...

Easy set up, good features

Slow functioning

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Great value, great features, and easy to use


The truth is that I genuinely don't understand the previous user reviews when they say that they think this DVD player is junk. They may have gotten bad units, but that happens with EVERY electronic device out there... Three lemons out of how many...

Simple to use, versatile in playback, and easy to setup

If there's any con to this wonderful DVD player, I would have to say the overall weight. It's VERY light, so you have to hold it in place when you insert a USB drive into the port. Outside of that, there's no cons to it

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Junk: Died after 2 days


Defective product of poor quality.

Easy setup

Pixelated output, bad color, video stopped playing, and eventually unable to turn player on

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Total lemon -- defective out of box


Just defective. Never even played one good disc long enough to try it out. Also, there was a huge spider in the box -- a real live hairy spider that came running out when I opened it. Hope it wasn't some exotic spider from China or something!

Nothing -- didn't work enough to even try it

I got a total defective unit. It was able to start to play a movie, but then got stuck and then wouldn't open the drive tray. I tried two other commercially bought, scratch-free movies, and they wouldn't play at all -- just got stuck "loading

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I didn't like this player


I bought this, set it up and used it for a few days. I have decided to return it. The font on the DVD player looks like a Speak and Spell or an old school calculator. It was really noisy. I bought this to replace another Phillips DVD player and have...

Slim, easy to set up

Noisy, not very responsive. Font on DVD player was poor

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very good


Product Specifications

A stylish and compact digital system, the HTS3154 produces high quality Dolby and DTS multi-channel surround sound. Able to play practically any disc, it provides captivating home entertainment for the enjoyment of both movies and music.


Output Power / Total:300Watt

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Components:DVD player / AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver / Digital player / DVD player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo/Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / Kodak Picture CD / SVCD / Video CD/CD-R / CD-RW / SVCD / DVD-R / DVD+RW / DVD-RW / Kodak Picture CD / Video CD
Search Speed:16x / 2x / 32x / 4x / 8x
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / PCM / WMA/WMA / PCM / MP3
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes


Equalizer: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips

MD System

Type: None




Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control


Type: None