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Philips DVD 963 SA

Philips DVD 963 SA
alaScore 77

75 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Philips DVD 963 SA. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Philips DVD 963 SA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Philips DVD 963 SA


alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Philips DVD 963 SA from 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

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : The Absolute Sound (

Players/Recorders: SACD & DVD-A Players: Philips DVD963SA


The Philips DVD963SA offers almost everything I would ever want in a digital player, including progressive scan DVD playback, multi-channel SACD playback, 96kHz and 192kHz CD up-sampling, MP3 decoding, and CDR/RW playback.Includes a review of the...

Jun, 2004

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Philips DVD963SA DVD Player Reviewed


DVD players have only been on the market for about 5 years now. That's it. It seems like longer because they have made an enormous impact on the entire audio/video/home theater market, and have helped propel the sales of other......

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Philips DVD963SA DVD Players


Very good stuff. For the price it's just faboulous. Sound is pretty accurate, though always in an enjoyable way. Bass is average, but mids and highs are beautifully smooth, especially in the 192 KHZ upsampling mode. Video very very good. All in all...

Aug, 2017

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Philips DVD963SA DVD Players


One must turn the video bypass circuitry off (front panel switch) to hear the best CD sound.

Jan, 2010

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Philips DVD963SA DVD Players


When I had initially purchased this player it was the source for a Harman Kardon Signature 2.0/2.1 setup. In this setup it faired quite well against the H/K onboard DAC's, and an Arcam CD72. But in the my stereo system the player show that when it...

Aug, 2005

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Philips DVD963SA DVD Players


I read numerous online reviews of this machine, and some stated that this player was not reliable. Well, I have to admit that my player has played flawlessly since day one. It has by far exceeded my expectations in every way. I wanted to try super...

Nov, 2004

Consumer review (

Great new sensory treat!



There are none IMHO.

Oct, 2004

Consumer review (

Philips DVD963SA DVD Players


I have been into audio for more than thirty years and have owned a tremedous amount of audio related products. This Philips DVD 963SA being my latest and quite possibly the greatest in respect of the price I paid. My system is a bit more than ordinary....

Jul, 2004

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3 in 1 treat!


I am not ashamed to admit that in the last two years I have ended up buying three DVD players. The first one was the Philips DVD-761K, which after a year started to misbehave and would not play some of the DVD’s. In frustration (since I was not...

Good in all departments, video circuitry can be turned off, competitive price for the package

Slow transport, display could have been better,

Oct, 2003

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So Close to Being Excellent.


Backstory: I love movies so, of course, I love watching DVDs. I have gone through several players in ...

Non-progressive image quality is astonishingly good. SACD & CD playback superb, features excellent.

Buggy. Freezes on occasion. But oh, the image quality...

Jul, 2003

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