Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Design: 4 out of 5
Features: 4 out of 5
Performance: 4 out of 5
Value for Money: 5 out of 5
The Philips DVP2980/05 is the ultimate all-round DVD Player. It is the dream player, with flawless, true-to-life picture quality and the ability to play virtually any disc. Furthermore, it can also upscales your picture to 1080i and 1080p.
The Philips DVP2980/05 DVD Player has a unique circular design, which looks incredibly stylish and modern. Not only is it a beautiful looking machine, but its also small and compact, which is perfect for if space is an issue. However the casing does feel a little flimsy and not the best quality. In addition, this Philips DVP2980/05 DVD Player is incredibly lightweight as it weighs just 400g, so it can easily be moved about.
The Philips DVP2980/05 DVD Player works similar to an old CD player with a flip top opening, which is the first time we’ve seen this on a DVD player. On the front of the unit, there is just the power button. On the back, there is 1 Analogue audio Left/Right out, 1 Composite video (CVBS) output, 1 Digital coaxial out, HDMI output and 1 USB port. The supplied remote control is a good size and comfortable to hold.
The Philips DVP2980/05 DVD Player can upscale your standard DVD’s to 1080i and 1080p. In addition, this DVD player includes CinemaPlus, which gives you better, sharper, and clearer images. Please note that a HDMI cable is not included with your purchase so you will have to purchase one of these separately. The Philips DVP2980/05 DVD Player also comes with DivX support, so you are able to enjoy DivX encoded videos and movies.
This DVD player also comes with a ProReader Drive. So even if your disc is scratched or smudge, they should work on this DVD player without any problems. The Philips DVP2980/05 DVD Player comes with Screen Fit. Screen Fit ensures that the picture fills the whole screen. So there are no annoying black bars on the top and bottom of the screen. You can also plug a USB device into the Philips DVP2980/05 DVD Player and enjoy your favourite movies, photos, or music on the big screen.
The Philips DVP2980/05 DVD Player is very easy to set up. However if you have any problems with setting up this player, there are some instructions included, which are very easy to follow and understand. In addition, the supplied remote control is very comfortable to hold, and features rubberized buttons, which are easy to read and understand. This DVD Player is also very easy to use, which is great news for those who are not tech-savvy. Discs load up fairly quickly, and the playback of discs is very smooth and problem-free. The picture quality on this player is brilliant, due to its up-scaling feature. Therefore DVDs look almost as good as Blu-rays. We cannot fault the picture quality on this DVD player. Playing files from USB devices also works very well, and this player is able to play a wide range of different format.
Overall if you’re looking for a simple and affordable DVD player, then the Philips DVP2980/05 DVD Player is an excellent choice to consider. Click here to buy from Amazon.
- Stylish and modern design
- Compact and light
- Value for Money
- Easy to set up and use
- Good picture and sound quality
- Flimsy and poorly built
- No HDMI cable included
- Unique circular design is compact and modern
- CinemaPlus delivers crystal clear picture
- Full HD upscaling offers brilliant details and realistic images
- ProReader Drive handles scratched, smudged discs
- Screen Fit eliminates annoying black bars at the top and bottom
Type: DVD player
Height: 18 cm
Width: 18 cm
Depth: 5.7 cm
Weight: 0.4 kg
Connections: USB 2.0, Analogue audio Left/Right out, Composite video (CVBS) output, Digital coaxial out and HDMI output.