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Summary I got this as a gift for my mom. Worked for a couple of weeks and then it stopped reading everything, pressed dvds, DVD+R, DVD-DL. Waiting to send it to a local service center for exchange. I am hoping I just got lemon and the next one will work.
Pros Plays practically all video formats I have tried Nice appearance Great Price
Summary Excellent DVD player, it plays everything I throw at it. Looks great. Remote could be a little nicer but overall I am very pleased with it. Highly recommended. I have since bought another one to give to someone for Christmas.
Pros Plays MP3, Divx & Avid AVI, PAL and NTSC video, and displays JPG files.
Cons None, when using SDTV.
Summary It's exactly what I was looking for. Because it plays Xvid and DivX and PAL video, it's a must-have when downloading video. Also, using VirtualDub software on your PC, you can easily convert almost any video to DivX/Xvid and play it on this unit.
The remote does seem to work better if you point it up at the ceiling rather than right at the unit because there's a little plastic overhang right above the LED emitters, but I've not experienced the problems with it that other reviewers have.
Those looking for HDMI or other, fancier video output options should probably look at higher end players, but for $60 (on sale), this was a heckuva buy Brownie. Highly recommended.
Summary Got this on sale for my brother. Heck of a deal at the time for a DivX player that plays everything I've thrown at it so far. Excellent compatibility with common video formats; much better than I've seen with other DivX players. Phillips seems to be ahead of the curve in this department. Also you can set it to region free fairly easily like most DVD players.
The cons would be the output quality. This isn't a hi-def player, and you're going to notice the sound is off on your sound system a bit. The remote is also horrible, cheap basic fare, that has a very narrow sensor field of effectiveness.
Summary It worked good for the first 4 months. Then it started to be picky about discs even for those branded verbatim -R 8x and fuji 16x. I never put dirty disc into the tray. All those discs are good to both of my optical drives and old dvd players.
btw, i always burned at 12x for 16x disc and 8x for 8x disc.
i went to philips site and upgraded the firmware http://www.usasupport.philips.com/productDocuments.html?ProductCode=DVP5140/37&subCat=DVD_PLAYERS_SU_US_CONSUMER not much help either.
Pros - Plays all formats - All functions you would expect -Slim, sleek design
Cons Nothing so far
Summary This does exactly what I bought it for: plays DivX stuff that had previously been relagated to my PC. You can fast forward them, see a menu screen of the files, etc. Very impressed so far, can't wait to get my new Aquos LCD to check out the progressive scan capabilities!
Pros -Plays NTSC and PAL flawlessly -Plays Divx and Xvid -Easily hacked to regionless -32x fast forwarding -Cheap -Decent Brand Name -Digital Coax out -Slim
Cons -Remote is garbage -Will shutdown faster than most dvd players while paused -No optical out
Summary Im happy with the player because it plays PAL and NTSC which is why i bought it. Once regionless it can play any dvd format under the sun. The only drawback in my opinion is the remote, it is garbage. Half the time it does nothing when u press a button, and it only has a limited number of buttons to start with.
I would recommend it to anyone else looking for PAL or Divx support.
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