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Philips DVP5990/05 - HDMI 1080p DivX Ultra DVD Player

by Philips
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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  • 192 kHz/24-bit audio DAC enhances analogue sound input
  • High-quality outputs for analogue and digital audio
  • Plays DivX, MP3, WMA and JPEG digital camera photos
  • Plays CD, (S)VCD, DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW
  • High Definition video (720p/1080i/1080p)
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Region Two Playback Only

Blu-ray players and DVD players sold by Amazon.co.uk play UK (Region Two) Blu-ray discs and DVDs only. Discs from other regions will not play on these products.

Product details

  • Item Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.7 Kg
  • Item model number: DVP5990/05
  • ASIN: B001BL4OU4
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 23 Jun 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,123 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description


The ideal DVD player for your HDTV

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.


HDMI digital output for easy connection with only one cable

HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. It is a direct digital connection that can carry digital HD video as well as digital multi-channel audio. By eliminating the conversion to analogue signals it delivers perfect picture and sound quality, completely free from noise. HDMI is fully backwards-compatible with DVI (Digital Video Interface).

High Definition

High definition JPEG playback for images in true resolution

High definition JPEG playback lets you view your pictures on your television in resolutions as high as two megapixels. Now you can view your digital pictures in absolute clarity, without loss of quality or detail - and share them with friends and family in the comfort of your living room.

Progressive Scan

Progressive Scan component video for optimised image quality

Progressive Scan doubles the vertical resolution of the image resulting in a noticeably sharper picture. Instead of sending a field comprising the odd lines to the screen first, followed by the field with the even lines, it writes both fields at the same time. A full image is created instantaneously, using the maximum resolution. At such a speed, your eye perceives a sharper picture with no line structure.


DivX Ultra Certified for enhanced playback of DivX videos

DivX Ultra combines DivX playback with great features like integrated subtitles, multiple audio languages, multiple tracks and menus into one convenient file format.


12-bit/108 MHz video processing for sharp, natural images

12-bit Video DAC is a superior Digital-to-Analogue Converter that preserves every detail of the authentic picture quality. It shows subtle shades and smoother graduation of colours, resulting in a more vibrant and natural picture. The limitations of the standard 10-bit DAC become particularly apparent when it is used with large screens and projectors.

Plays CD


Play virtually any disc you want - whether it be a CD, (S)VCD, DVD, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW or DVD-RW. Experience unbeatable flexibility and the convenience of playing all your discs on one device.

Product Description

  • HDMI
  • DivX
  • plays it all
  • progressive scan
  • HD JPEG playback

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For those who dont know.. 9 April 2009
Region Hack

open tray
press Setup
select the Preference page/tab
Press 1,3,8,9,3,1
Press up/down key to select "0"
and hit setup to exit

you can now enjoy dvds of any region!
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything i needed 22 Nov 2008
I wrote this review to justify this item's overall rating, as its 1 star right now due to the guy below (or above me) whining about the place he ordered it from (Pixmania), and not getting a UK plug and ultimatley putting off prospective buyers.

Right, i'll make it quick.

The DVD player just works, as any should now days straight out of the box. Simple scart lead (not provided so get a spare) into your TV and power cord into wall. If you want a little extra quality through the HDMI connection, and you have a HDTV then use a HDMI cable (also not provided).

I havent used the upscaling feature yet so i cant comment but as with most, it wont be a big step up from DVD, for the true high def experience you need HD content. But for 63 i dont mind my DVDs being upscaled.

The DivX is great, i have a few films i have on my PC and i can now watch them on my TV anytime. Just copy the file onto a USB stick if its above 700mb and plug it into the players front port (usb 2.0 as well), and it plays smoothly off that (my usb stick is good quality, 1gb about 15 so i didnt notice any skipping, but could happen with cheaper drives). Or you can also just copy the file onto a blank CD using Windows copy to disc and it plays no prob on the player. You just navigate to the file using a folder tree system.

Overall 5 stars, did everything i wanted it too. Looks good, very slim. Simple to use interface menus, good price - recommended.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant for the price! 22 Nov 2008
The rather odd review giving this a low rating is quite out of place - Pixmania often supply European spec kit in my experience but usually give a plug adapter.

Bought from a UK company this will be a UK spec and it performs very, v-e-r-y well indeed. If you have an HD TV you'll need to buy an HDMI cable (don't waste money on a Curry's/ Comet con-job cable at 30.00+! Silly shops.). The up-scaling of ordinary DVDs is truly excellent and really makes the TV show what it can do. The previous nearly identical model received rave reviews and this one is its equal and more. Well done Philips.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Verified Purchase
I bought this to replace my highly flawed Sony DVP-NS38 as I needed a machine that would display correctly on a 16:9 TV, and offer subtitle support.

So, first the good points.

* The picture quality is excellent, with no noticeable cropping of the picture. The only cropping you will suffer will be from your TV's overscan (which, sadly, the vast majority of TVs have).

* Subtitle support is excellent - it recognises a wide variety of subtitle formats - essential for fans of foreign language DivX films. Simply name your subtitles the same as your avi file, put in the same folder, and the DVP5990 will automatically find them. You can put in several subtitles for the same film should you wish - simply add the relevant extension for your language, e.g. mymovie.avi could be accompanied by mymovie.en.srt for English subs, plus mymovie.fr.srt (French), mymovie.ge.srt (German) etc. (and not just limited to srt format).

* The USB 2.0 port is brilliant. No more burning downloaded material onto a DVDR in order to watch it (always a laborious task) - simply drag the movie and sub files onto your USB, then plug it into your player for immediate viewing.

* It is a 'DivX Ultra' machine, meaning it will recognise the latest DivX technology that can feature DVD-style titles and chapter menus on screen. Personally I find that a bit gimmicky - although having chapter markers within a film can be very handy.

* Upscaling to HD - I have read this is a good feature of this machine, although it is not something I have used, since I do not have an HD TV.

* Final good point: it plays many non-HD (720 pixels wide or less) WMV movie files.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By Kaush
I purchased this yesterday 14th Dec from Amazon Uk. Received today 15th Dec. Qucik and excellent service. HDMI cable not included. One connected the HDMI/1080p picture is amazing on a Philips LCD TV. Used Easylink which philips provide to link up various entertainment kits. The picture colours, contrast and sharpness is amazing.

A very small DVD Player that would fit on a glass wall bracket if needed to connect on the wall.

I recommend this to anyone who enjoys 1080p and High Definition picture quality.

Impressed with Amazon and the kit itself. Philips do provide quality. The remote control is quality too.

May purchase another one for the bedroom.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice player 24 April 2009
Ok first of all the Philips DVP5990 DOES come with a uk plug, 'or at least my one did'
Right down to the nitty gritty, Im still testing the avi files to see if they work or not DivX does of course gonna try some Xvids and some of the more stranger avi's formats soon, Just put in a USB SDcard reader writter with a 512MB SDcard in it formatted to FAT32 & some pics on it with no problems.
MP3s as you would expect play fine via SDcard,RW, and on disc ,most players do know days anyway so no shock there,
DVD upscaling works very well with no greyness or blurring when connected via HDMI lead,
Looks very nice black for a change & not that horrible silver finish that plagues cheaper players.
Remote well its a remote does what it says on the tin :) biggish buttons so if you have sausage fingures you'll be ok,
Ive tested a few dvd players in my time and i can ,hand on heart, say this is one of the better ones out there,
Should you get it? i would say yeah for the price you cant realy go wrong.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Philips DVP5990/05 - HDMI 1080p DivX Ultra DVD Player
Very good value for money.
Still working perfectly after four years.
Plays all sorts of formats.
Good controls and no unnecessary rubbish to complicate things. Read more
Published on 7 Dec 2011 by Martin
2.0 out of 5 stars Not that Impressed.
Firstly, I would like say that it was a good player - until it went wrong !
The quality of the unit and remote are flimsy. Read more
Published on 29 Sep 2009 by Booney
5.0 out of 5 stars a good buy
good value for money, plays most file formats on disc and usb, awaiting firmware update so it can play more files.
I really like it!
Published on 28 Sep 2009 by T. Upile
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Player
Talk about Plug & Play ? This slimline, very lightweight player is an absolute dawdle to set up & operate. Read more
Published on 1 Sep 2009 by Bubbles
4.0 out of 5 stars Just About Does What It Says On The Tin
Bought this player a few months ago and it really does transform your dvd's BUT I bought it for it's USB function which does upscale pretty well too,and now here's the BUT it does... Read more
Published on 1 Aug 2009 by R. Mcdonald
5.0 out of 5 stars Divx player at amazing price !
For any media lover this is amazing !
It has played every disc I have loaded and the picture is superb.
I use this to play mainly Divx media and it's great.
Published on 23 July 2009 by Mr. George Macduff
1.0 out of 5 stars OK - when it works!! Mine was defective.
I had this for a couple of weeks and was very happy with the picture and sound quality - noticiably better than my other standard (cheap) DVD player, then it all started to go... Read more
Published on 22 July 2009 by M. Clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great. Looks great.
This is a great-looking DVD player. I was a bit annoyed that I had to search for instructions to make it region free but it has worked great with every DVD I've tried. Read more
Published on 17 July 2009 by Ben
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Got this to replace my old xbox which had become my dvd player. The leap in picture quality is massive. Read more
Published on 3 July 2009 by M. Dawson
5.0 out of 5 stars Best DVD-player ever
Simply wonderful - no longer need to burn home videos into DVD, can view them directly from USB flashdrive. Read more
Published on 27 Jun 2009 by Mr. A. I. Ban
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