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Philips DVP5990

alaTest has collected and analyzed 372 reviews of Philips DVP5990. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

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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 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 Theater Systems on People really like the size and design. The usability and price are also appreciated.

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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

Sep, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Philips DVP5990


alaTest has collected and analyzed 209 user reviews of Philips DVP5990 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the reliability.

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80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DVP5990 HDMI 1080p Upscaling DVD PlayerPhilips DVP5990 HDMI 1080p Upscaling DVD Player

Sep, 2018

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Philips HTS3154 review


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

Feb, 2008

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very good


Jan, 2010

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Good For The Price


3.6 is my rating. I love this player. I have thrown most everything at it & it plays like a champ. There are a few things you must know & prepare for if you are looking to play files on this. 1. The player looks for the order of the files through the...

Fast Loading, plays all but MKV & WMV ; Odd combination AVI container files even play ; Excellent at handling DVD's as well ; Fast code to make this region free

Needs a smarter interface ; The indexing is poor ; Must keep the file names & folders short or they run off the screen ; There are good hardware updating hacks around, but be wary unless you have experience with these & are willing to part with your...

Jan, 2010

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Stay away


My situation can't be an isolated case. But, I read nothing about these problems anywhere.

Worked great, while it worked. USB, HDMI, DVD player all worked perfectly

I've now owned 2 of these models, bought from two different big box stores. Both have completely died over time. The current unit will not power up although it does have power supplied to it. My advice is to stay away from these DVD players. Shabby,...

Jan, 2010

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Don't buy a DVP5990 here!


I ordered two "5990" only to receive the dreaded 5990/F7. The Online Chat person had me listing out what the differences were between the models because she saw no Feature differences between the two units (5990 and 5990/F7). We closed by saying she'd...

I ordered the 5990 and Newegg shipped it fast before Xmas

They sent me the wrong unit (5990/F7) which spoiled my holiday

Jan, 2010

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Great Bang for the Buck


I am very happy with the player except for its minor cons cited above. Docked one egg, but I still highly recommend this unit . How can you go wrong for the price?

Excellent DVD player, great quality images through HDMI upconversion, properly maintains aspect ratio at 4:3 when that format is played. Plays everything I have tried from the USB port: videos and music in many formats

All video content played from USB is stretched to 16:9 format. Same buttons on remote used for chapter selection and searching. Sometimes, if you are not careful to hold down the button long enough, you end up switching chapters instead of searching -...

Dec, 2009

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Region 0


The actual model I received was DVP5990/F7.

Great DVD player for the price. The main selling point for me was the ability to set (unlock) this to Region 0 so that I can play movies from other regions. I did not have to upgrade firmware to do this

Region 1 was default. Still cannot skip past all commercials & warnings on a DVD

Dec, 2009

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Great component


I've had this thing for about a year now, and it has performed very well. There have been a few random lockups, mostly when trying to play unsupported formats, and you sometimes have to unplug the thing to get it working again. Other than that, it has...

Plays all kinds of formats from disc or from USB. Great quality picture and sound. Upconvert makes a huge difference. Quiet. Remote batteries included and apparently last forever. Unbelievably convenient for watching divx/xvid "backups" straight from...

Only 32x fast forward, fast forward barely works on certain WMV formats, will not read h264 format (freezes and sometimes must be unplugged if you try). A bit of lag between remote control inputs and action, say when skipping tracks on a list of MP3s,...

Dec, 2009

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Excellent Philips brand player!


You need this player. It doesn't matter if you just want a great DVD player or a great player that will play audio and video and display images from Flash drives or external USB hard drives, etc, this is an all-in-one high quality solution. 5 EGGS TO...

EVERYTHING!! It plays my DVD's just fine, but this player really shines when it comes to its USB port and onboard decoding skills! I've had this for maybe 2 months now, and I bought a 750GB WD external hard drive that I leave attached via USB. So far...

Only one thing... the USB drives files isn't sorted by name as I would prefer, but instead it apparently sorts by the time a file is added. A quick fix, however time-consuming, is to make a new folder, then move all of yours files and folders to the...

Dec, 2009

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Ordering 2nd


I will be buying the second DVD player for my basement.

Great DVD player. You will need to buy your own HDMI cable ; I really enjoy the ability to play from external USB (FAT-formatted) media ; I am able to hook up my 120 Gb iPod Classic (and a couple of flash drives) and skip burn-to-DVD media step


Jan, 2009

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 D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio formats supported:MP3
Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Crosstalk (1kHz):70
Distortion and noise (1kHz):65
Dynamic range (1kHz):80
MP3 bit rates:32 - 256 / 32 - 320
RMS rated power:300
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):60 / 90

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


Compatible battery sizes:AAA
Number of batteries supported:2

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Center speaker

Center speaker frequency range:150 - 20000
Center speaker impedance:8


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No


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

Energy Management

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):10


Equalizer: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, PCM, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:DIVX, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV
Video formats supported:DIVX,MPEG1,MPEG2,WMV

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips

Management Features

Handheld remote control:No / Yes

MD System

Type: None




Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical disc player type:DVD Player

Other Features

Center speaker driver diameter:3
Centre speaker driver size:3
Compatible battery sizes:AAA
Media types supported:DVD+R/+RW
Number of batteries supported:2
Package depth:14.9
Package height:16.4
Package width:17.6
Picture enhancement:Rotate\nZoom\nFlip photos\nSlideshow with music playback\nProgressive Scan
Power Requirements:230V
Satellite speaker driver size:3
Set weight:3.09 / 6.22
Set width:14.2 / 17.1
Surround speaker weight:21.9

Other features

Satellite speaker driver diameter:3

Packaging Content

Additional accessories:Remote Control\n2 x AAA Batteries\nScart Cable\nMP3 Line-in cable\nAM antenna\nFM antenna\nUser Manual\nQuick start guide\nWorld Wide Warranty leaflet
Handheld remote control:N
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:11.7 / 14.9
Package dimensions (WxDxH):17.6 x 14.9 x 16.4 / 19.3 x 11.7 x 3.23
Package height:16.4 / 3.23
Package weight:25.1
Package width:17.6 / 19.3

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Front / Side connections:MP3 Line-in
HDMI ports quantity:1
I/O ports:Scart\nComponent Video output\nAUX in\nFM Antenna\nAM/MW Antenna\nEasy-Fit speaker
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):10


Supported bands:MW
Supported radio bands:MW
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Satellite speakers

Satellite speaker frequency range:150 - 20000
Satellite speaker impedance:4


Child lock: Yes
Parental Control: No


Card reader integrated: No
Playback disc formats:DVD-Video, SVCD
Playback disc types:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW


Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):6.5
Subwoofer driver size:6.5
Subwoofer frequency range:45 - 150
Subwoofer impedance:8
Subwoofer type:Passive

Technical Details

3D compatibility: No
Device type:Player
Frequency range:180 - 14000
Image formats supported:JPEG
Karaoke: No
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE
Playback mode:Rotation, Slideshow, Zoom
Playback Modes:Rotation, Slideshow, Zoom


Type: None

TV Tuner

TV tuner integrated: No


Analog signal format system:NTSC / NTSC, PAL
Progressive scan output: Yes
Supported video modes:720p, 1080i, 1080p
Video compression format:MPEG1
Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/108MHz
Video formats supported:MPEG1
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):3.92 x 2.52 x 9.45
Center speaker weight:27.5
Satellite speaker dimensions (WxDxH):7.8 x 2.95 x 3.76
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):12.4 x 15.2 x 5.16
Subwoofer weight:8.6