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Philips DVP3990/05 HDMI 1080p Upscaling DVD Player with DivX Ultra & USB Playback

by Philips
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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  • CinemaPlus
  • HDMI 1080p
  • ProReader Drive
  • Multimedia DivX + DivX Ultra Certified
  • USB Media Link
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Philips DVP2880/05 DVD Player with HDMI 1080p Upscaling for Sharper Pictures, CinemaPlus, DivX Ultra and USB Philips DVP2880/05 DVD Player with HDMI 1080p Upscaling for Sharper Pictures, CinemaPlus, DivX Ultra and USB 3.8 out of 5 stars (22)
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Region Two Playback Only

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 31 x 0.4 cm ; 1.4 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.8 Kg
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  • Item model number: DVP3990/05
  • ASIN: B00A39WJQQ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 24 Oct 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,522 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Get Sharper, Clearer Pictures with HDMI 1080p Upscaling

Be impressed with this Philips DVD player with HDMI digital video and audio connection. Step into another home entertainment arena as you immerse yourself in High Definition video (720p/1080i/1080p).


Feast your eyes on images that are razor sharp and a match for reality. An intelligent algorithm, CinemaPlus goes right down to each pixel in each frame, analysing it before optimising sharpness and colour stability. The results are obvious - you get to see more details, pictures become crystal clear and everything looks superbly natural. Movie nights will never be the same again.

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HDMI 1080p

HDMI 1080p upscaling delivers images that are crystal clear. Movies in standard definition can now be enjoyed in true high definition resolution - ensuring more details and more true-to-life pictures. Progressive Scan (represented by "p" in "1080p") eliminates the line structure prevalent on TV screens, again ensuring relentlessly sharp images. To top it off, HDMI makes a direct digital connection that can carry uncompressed digital HD video as well as digital multi-channel audio, without conversions to analogue - delivering perfect picture and sound quality, completely free from noise.

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DivX Ultra Certified

With DivX support, you are able to enjoy DivX encoded videos and movies from the Internet, including purchased Hollywood films, in the comfort of your living room. The DivX media format is an MPEG-4-based video compression technology that enables you to save large files like movies, trailers and music videos on media like CD-R/RW and DVD recordable disc for playback on your DivX Ultra Certified Philips Blu-ray or DVD player. DivX Ultra combines DivX playback with great features like integrated subtitles, multiple audio languages, multiple tracks and menus in one convenient file format.

ProReader Drive

ProReader Drive lets you enjoy your movies and videos worry-free. Even when old discs get smudgy or scratched, you can rest assured that they will play right through from start to end - without any sign that they have been damaged. Using state-of-the-art technology, ProReader Drive converts weak analogue signals into robust digital ones, extracting information that allows less-than-perfect discs to play smoothly through. Together with its ability to read virtually any video format, ProReader Drive gives you the unbeatable assurance that whatever you pop in will most definitely play.

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USB Media Link

The Universal Serial Bus, or USB, is a protocol standard that is conveniently used to link PCs, peripherals and consumer electronic equipment. With USB Media Link, all you have to do is plug in your USB device, select the movie, music or photo and play away.

Multimedia DivX

Play CD, (S)VCD, DVD, DVD+- R/RW, DivX, MP3, WMA, JPEG


EasyLink lets you control multiple devices like DVD players, Blu-ray players, TVs etc. with one remote. It uses HDMI CEC industry-standard protocol to share functionality between devices through the HDMI cable. With one touch of a button, you can operate all your connected HDMI CEC-enabled equipment simultaneously. Functions like standby and play can now be carried out with absolute ease.

Box Contains

Philips DVP3990/05 DVD Player
1 x AAA Battery
1 x Power cord
1 x Quick start guide
1 x Remote Control
1 x User Manual
1 x Warranty Leaflet
1 x World Wide Warranty leaflet

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great picture 27 Dec 2012
I purchased this DVD player recently because I wanted to view my DVD collection in HD 1080p and I have no intention of buying a Blu-Ray player as new technologies are already being developed to replace Blu-Ray and it took me years to replace my video tapes with DVD's so decided a cheaper and more sensible option would be this upscaling DVD player. Firstly this a no frills do what it says on the tin player. The price I paid was 40 so I was not expecting that much, however it is smallish compact but looks good with it's black finish and the DVD tray is reasonable not quite as flimsy as some players I have had in the past. The remote is small easily fitting into the palm of your hand I guess this is because Philips equipment generally works with one main controller for all devices so the remote is in case you do not have that ability. Now the good stuff the picture quality is sharp and precise colours and details are revealed in DVD's I watched previously that I never even knew existed. It had breathed new life into my movies. I was not overly concerned before because until recently my TV was of an older design (CRT) and had faded brightness. The old bus was on the way out and I finally replaced it with a full HD (1080p) 32" LCD flat-screen. so now I wanted HD films without paying the premium for a Blue Ray player. I am generally pleased with this machine and I do recommend this device for purchase. I must point out that if you have the budget a Blu Ray player does also up scale DVD's to full HD as well.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value, decent support for video formats 7 Sep 2013
Bought one of these because I wanted an inexpensive DVD player that can play video from USB

It's an inexpensive DVD player that can play videos from USB. Seems to work with Xvid, DivX, and MPEG2, and handles AAC, and mp3 codecs quite happily. No support for Mkv of WMV, or h264, but wasn't really expecting there to be. Also doesn't handle resolutions higher than PAL, but again this wasn't a surprise.

Can be made multi-region by selecting setup, highlighting preferences, pressing next, prev, next, prev and selecting region 0.

Remote is small but has the essential buttons and only needs one battery (supplied). No numbers or multi-angle support though. And you will need to supply a cable (SCART, HDMI or composite).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good purchase 5 Mar 2013
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easy to use, sleek design, good quality,
good picture and sound quality
easy to install and very much recommended
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cool dvd player 1 May 2013
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very nice little machine lightweight and small remote easy to use and comes with battery, usb on the front is handy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb DVD Player 17 Jun 2013
By Gav1977
I have this DVD player in the bedroom and is just brilliant. Picture quality is great as is the sound and although not as fast as using on a computer, allows you to transfer MP3 files directly onto your music player from a CD.

I watch DVD's at night and this has a handy sleep feature which is a bonus and even better is that there is very little noise from the unit when running unlike my last player which sounded like a tank was coming!

The DVD player looks good and yes, is maybe a little basic perhaps but if your after quality picture and sound then this is an excellent choice.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Let down by remote 1 Jun 2013
Excellent DVD player with very good upscaling. Playing CDs through hi-fi yields excellent sound. However, the supplied remote is of appalling quality - too small, shodily made & lacking in functions e.g. volume is just one button rather than up & down. I was also disappointed by the player's led display - just elapsed time with no track number when playing CDs (you need to have the TV on for this). Poor quality (blocky) on screen graphics also. Shame that Philips spoiled an otherwise great bit of kit.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars really great dvd player 7 Mar 2013
Verified Purchase
bought it as a second dvd for my children. plays any format especially divx
small and compact
would definitely recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good value DVD player 28 Feb 2014
By RxTr
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I bought this for my bedroom to replace a Lidl one that died. It works well and, importantly for me, remembers where I got to through the DVD when I turn it on next.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Works better than I thought
Excellent quality does exactly what I wanted, clear picture and the USB slot is an added bonus. Would recommend this product to everyone.
Published 5 months ago by bernard Spencer
5.0 out of 5 stars very small
nice design , small and sleek and works well , would reccommend this as a main dvd player and usb mp3 support easy to use too
Published 5 months ago by Jayne Payne
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect choice for the replacement of an earlier supermarket DVD...
The Philips DVD player was just as expected from a leading international brand leader.
It worked perfectly out of the box as per the easily understood instructions and set up... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Peter
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money
Bought as a gift for my brother, he loves it, and his kids love the fact they can watch films from a memory stick
Published 6 months ago by Ian
1.0 out of 5 stars freezes and jumps for no reason
Tried this on various DVDs, to check it wasn't my DVDs.

It was however the quality of the DVD player. So must be very poor quality. Read more
Published 7 months ago by minty
4.0 out of 5 stars good value for money overall
got is to mainly play videos from usb stick and overall no problems.

only bad point was the manual didnt cover what resolutions could be played and seems the max i can... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Swright
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for the price cheap plastic and light!!
Great little player for the price.Although supports Dolby Digital etc there is no optical or coaxial ports so not sure how this would be possible. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mr. M. McReynolds
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value
Arrived on Monday after ordering on Friday. Installed and working in 5 minutes including the multi- region hack which is simplicity itself. Read more
Published 8 months ago by crusty
4.0 out of 5 stars Review of Phillips DVP3990/05
This item was just what i needed. Light and compact plays DLdvd's so i can now play down loaded videos to dvd of
over 2 hours. Good bye
Published 9 months ago by Anthony
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd player
excellent so easy to use, more than was expected for this price.Would recommend on price and ease of use.Thank you
Published 10 months ago by bren
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