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Philips HMP4000

Philips HMP4000
alaScore 88

51 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Philips HMP4000. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability. The design also gets good comments, but many are critical about the size.

price, design, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Philips HMP4000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Terrible unit and terrible service


Basically stopped working after just over 1.5 yrs where files on usb would not open after placing usb into unit. The remote stopped working after foing this as well. I contacted Phillips and got the runaround having to post the thing to Victoria from...

Oct, 2016

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Broken remote


I have had the same problem but until now, had just left the device in the cupboard and replaced it with another brand. I have just today tried to attach a 'One for all' universal controller but I cannot access the correct code and that is not working...

Aug, 2016

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Unable to access Subtitles on any of my movies on my external hard drive through my Philips HMP4000 Media Player during play. It comes up as "No subtitle", so does't even give me the option to "Select a subtitle language". I've referred to "Q&A" and...

Mar, 2016

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MKV Files Not Playing


I've been using my media player for some time now without any hassles. I recently got some MKV files and tried to play them but they won't work even though it says that they will. I updated the software some time back and I noticed that the last...

Dec, 2015

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AVI does not work


I tried to make the AVI files that I have work by changing the HDD format to Fat32 and Fat, it still doesn't work. Phillips should have an update for this device firmware to resolve this issue. I have to return the damn thing to Dick Smith electronics,...

Dec, 2015

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Phillips Media Centre HMP 5000


We purchased one of these from Dick Smith, just out of warranty the remote died. I contacted Phillips by email to get a new remote as we were very happy with the unit. Well, I got an email back, a new remote $40 pretty stiff for a $98 unit, even worse...

Jun, 2015

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Brilliant Low Cost Media Player


I have 2 of these and have had no problems whatsoever with them. They play all the formats that I throw at them including AVI, and the picture and sound quality is superior to anything that I have seen on other media players. It also powers, and plays...

May, 2015

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dle of a video or a music clip it's a real pain in the .... ! The fact that both of my players do exactly the same things makes me think it's more of an inherent problem than faulty equipment. The Philips HMP4000/79 seems to play just about any file I...

Oct, 2014

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Poor avi support


Poor codec support or operating system licensing issues? Sorry Philips, I was willing to give your product a go, but it just wasn't up to par with comparable media players. A shame.

Inexpensive. Easy navigation of menus

Wouldn't play most AVI movies

Jun, 2014

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Poor avi support


Purchased from my local dick smith as a media player for the kids room. I have encoded a lot of the DVD's I have purchased over the years to prevent the original from getting damaged. AVI's I encoded using dr divx and the retail version of the Divx...

Inexpensive. Easy navigation of menus

Wouldn't play most AVI movies

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS 2.0 / DTS 2.0,Dolby Digital
Audio output channels:2.0
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS 2.0 / DTS 2.0, Dolby Digital
Crosstalk (1kHz):70
Dynamic Range:80
Frequency range:30 - 20000
MP3 bit rates:32 - 320
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):90


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes


Color of product:Black


Built-in display:N / No / Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:230
Power consumption (standby):0.5 / 1
Power consumption (typical):10


Firmware upgradeable:Y / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CHI (SIMPL), ENG / CHI (TR), English / CZE, DAN, DEU, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, POL, RUM, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, PCM, WMA / MP3,PCM,WMA
Subtitle formats supported:ass, psb, smi, srt, ssa, sub, ttxt / ASS, PSB, SMI, SRT, SSA, SUB, TXT / ASS, PSB, SMI, SSA, SUB, TTXT / ASS,PSB,SMI,SRT,SSA,SUB,TXT
Video compression format:AVI, DIVX, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, RM, VC-1, WMV9, XVID / H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, RMVB, VC-1, WMV9, XVID / H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, RMVB, VC-1, WMV, XVID
Video compression formats:DIVX, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV


Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Distortion and noise (1kHz):65
Dynamic range (1kHz):80
Quantity outer carton:3 / 8

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC, AV / AV
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Number of products included:1
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:3.23
Package height:6.42
Package tare weight:6.31
Package weight:22.1 / 24.5
Package width:9.84

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:230
Power consumption (standby):0.5 / 1
Power consumption (typical):10


Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Still Image

Slide show: Yes


Built-in storage media:No / Yes
Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SD,SDHC
Storage media type:HDD

Technical Details

Outer carton gross weight:4.61


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD:Y / Yes
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/108MHz

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.94 / 6.3
Dimensions (WxDxH):0.622 x 0.394 x 0.244
Gross weight of outer carton:13.2 / 4.6
Gross weight outer carton:13.2 / 4.6
Height:2.13 / 2.44
Height (cm) outer carton:6.89
Length (cm) outer carton:10.2 / 10.4
Net weight of outer carton:2.96 / 9.09
Net weight outer carton:2.96 / 9.09
Package depth:3.23
Package dimensions (WxDxH):9.84 x 3.23 x 6.42
Package height:6.42
Package weight:1.38 / 24.5
Package width:9.84
Packaging net weight:0.987 / 1.14
Packaging tare weight:0.395
Tare weight outer carton:1.64 / 4.09
Width:3.58 / 6.22
Width (cm) outer carton:10.2