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If I update the firmware will it reset the region code hack? I'd like to update but I'd rather not if that might happen.

if it does reset you can still put a hack code for region 0 looks somewhere in the beginging of this thread for the hack code
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I went ahead and bit the bullet and did it anyway and everything turned out fine.
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I am looking for a new player and I was set on the Samsung DVD-HD1080P7 until I saw this Phillips at BB for cheaper. The specs looked just as good, if not better (USB support).
Can anyone tell me which one is the better one to get?

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is the PQ of this dvd better than the previous phillips model witht he usb capability..can't exactly remember the model number

I was thinking the same thing.
Even though I woudn't expect them to differ at all since they both based on the same chip, I still wonder if anyone has tried to compare the DVP5982 and the DVP5960 side-by-side....
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Curious about what "no long file name support" means. Does that mean it will not play files with long names or just not display the names correctly?

Also, do you have to be on Best Buy's mailing list to receive coupon codes?
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Mediatek is a better chipset than Zoran due to faster layer changes, sharper upscaling (inferior slightly to DCDi), better deinterlacer (also inferior to DCDi).

This player is more flexible than Samsung and does not suffer the "Audio over HDMI not supported" phrase/bug if your TV does not pass digital audio via SPDIF to your receiver or if you hook your DVD player directly to a receiver and use HDMI only for video.

It's also region free, cheaper, better DivX support, has USB for flash drives (and smaller USB hard drive), and has better customer support (new firmware already out).

Best way to get mailed coupons from BB is joining Rewards Membership (free) which builds points when you buy from BB.

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so based on that the PQ on this is better than the samsung 1080p7?? what about in comparison to the sony 75h? also can someone please tell me if this is really better than the previous phillips with usb capability, because everyone seems to rave over this one but i just can't imagine it being THAT much improved and better than the previous version, which the PQ was beyond horrible imo, but if this one is really that improved I'm thinking that i will take a chance on it.
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It's also region free, cheaper, better DivX support, has USB for flash drives (and smaller USB hard drive), and has better customer support (new firmware already out).

It only has support for *smaller* USB hard drives?

(Thanks for the tip about the Rewards program.)
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I bought 5982 a week ago, I tried the firmware upgrade too but for some reason only 480p works with my TV (Sony KF-80XBR800) using HDMI-DVI cable. My TV doesn't support 1080p but it supports 720p and 1080i (those just work fine using the same HDMI-DVI cable with PS3).

Anyone else has a similar problem? Any comments suggestions how to fix this problem?

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Try power off and unplugging the DVD player and TV from the wall, wait 5 min., replug both devices, turn on the DVD player first, then the TV. See if you can cycle through to 1080i HDMI->DVI now. Also try to reset the DVD player (info. listed on the firmware upgrade PDF).

If not work then you may have to call tech. support to get the original firmware reloaded.

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Just noticed that the previous version of this player - the 5960 - is being sold at Walmart for an incredible $45. I have a 720p projector, so my guess is that the new model's 1080p feature means nothing to me. Am I correct to believe the only difference between the two models is 1080p support? As I understand, both have external hard drive support through USB and is (probably) limited to USB 1.1. (By the way, why does this matter when the player only supports 480p res files? Are there any sub-480 res files that wouldn't play smoothly over USB 1.1?)
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Just noticed that the previous version of this player - the 5960 - is being sold at Walmart for an incredible $45. I have a 720p projector, so my guess is that the new model's 1080p feature means nothing to me. Am I correct to believe the only difference between the two models is 1080p support? As I understand, both have external hard drive support through USB and is (probably) limited to USB 1.1. (By the way, why does this matter when the player only supports 480p res files? Are there any sub-480 res files that wouldn't play smoothly over USB 1.1?)

apparently everyone raves about the pq of the 5982 and im guessing there was some improvement on that too because when i had the 5960 the pq was absolute crap..does someone who has both or tried them have any comments on this?
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Hey everyone!
I have a question regarding this player. I picked one up at BB yesterday, and hooked it up via HDMI to my TV. Unfortunately, my receiver doesn't have HDMI, so I hooked up a high quality RCA to the digital coax connections of the dvd player and receiver. Seems like the audio sounds correct, and it displays Digital, Discrete 6.1, etc when the appropriate movie is in. I also made sure, and I do have the most current firmware on the player.
HOWEVER, in the audio menu of this dvd player, there is an option for digital audio and that is set to NO, and I cannot get it to change to YES. It's really bugging me and I want to make sure everything is ok. Anyone else having this issue, and further, does anyone know how to fix it?
Thanks for your help!
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apparently everyone raves about the pq of the 5982 and im guessing there was some improvement on that too because when i had the 5960 the pq was absolute crap..does someone who has both or tried them have any comments on this?

What connection were you using,

What Display Device?

What resolution was the 5960 set at?
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Try power off and unplugging the DVD player and TV from the wall, wait 5 min., replug both devices, turn on the DVD player first, then the TV. See if you can cycle through to 1080i HDMI->DVI now. Also try to reset the DVD player (info. listed on the firmware upgrade PDF).

If not work then you may have to call tech. support to get the original firmware reloaded.

Thanks for your message Huey. Unfortunately that didn't work for me. Just to clarify I had the same problem before the firmware upgrade and I was hoping that firmware upgrade will fix it The only resolution that is working is 480p; when I select something higher; I just got a blank screen My TV certainly supports up to 720p and 1080i; I use it with PS3 and Mac Book all the time. This is really frustrating, because I've upgraded from DVP642 because of USB + 720p support....
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B u y . c o m is having a sale on WD external drives. They have a 6GB USB drive for less than 10 clams SHIPPED if you use google checkout. I picked up one. Use one of the cashback sites (link to seller) for an additional 1% off.

Not sure how well this drive works, but for less than 10 bucks it's worth a gamble.

EDIT: Deal is dead. OOS.
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What connection were you using,

What Display Device?

What resolution was the 5960 set at?

i was using an hdmi connection with a pioneer pro-1130hd plasma.
i tried all resolutions 480i was grainy as hell and up to 1080 which was better but my SD 480i dvd player still looked better
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I picked one up last weekend and I absolutely love it! The images seem to pop out more than my 2 year old Sony. Everything worked perfect for me except the USB connection. I tested out an HD DivX movie on it using my Sandisk USB 2.0 Cruzer drive. It worked great for a while until I experienced some slowdowns. I think it might have to do with the file being over 2GB. I would assume SD DivX files won't have that effect being they could possibly fit on a CD-R. I'm going to try to burn the HD DivX movie on a DVD+RW and see how that looks. Hopefully this will allow me to watch HD movies without a HD or Blueray player...
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I picked one up last weekend and I absolutely love it! The images seem to pop out more than my 2 year old Sony. Everything worked perfect for me except the USB connection. I tested out an HD DivX movie on it using my Sandisk USB 2.0 Cruzer drive. It worked great for a while until I experienced some slowdowns. I think it might have to do with the file being over 2GB. I would assume SD DivX files won't have that effect being they could possibly fit on a CD-R. I'm going to try to burn the HD DivX movie on a DVD+RW and see how that looks. Hopefully this will allow me to watch HD movies without a HD or Blueray player...

Are you sure HD divx works? I tried it on CD-R and DVD-R it was no go. Other forum members also tried and it didn't work. Anything above 720 x 480 it won't play only audio works.
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i was using an hdmi connection with a pioneer pro-1130hd plasma.
i tried all resolutions 480i was grainy as hell and up to 1080 which was better but my SD 480i dvd player still looked better

The HDMI signal can look grainy, it seems to emphasis the high frequencies. I have a 720P PJ (HD70) and the 720 signal looked bad. I was surprised. As though there was a deinterlacing problem.
The 1080i image is quite good. I can't say excellent. My Bravo D1 looks excellent, though.

I find that some films look better using 480P component, but this is rare. I like the 5960 via 1080i, but it has problems. There is a slight vertical squeezing of the signal. (Much less than anamorphic squeeze) It also adds a thin black band above and below the image. This is only when upscaling. There is also a problem reading flags with some programs. I've noticed this problem usually with filmed TV shows (Such as the new Larry Sanders discs - the problem is only seen during filmed portions of episodes.)

I should mention that I run my display with the sharpness set at -2.
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Are you sure HD divx works? I tried it on CD-R and DVD-R it was no go. Other forum members also tried and it didn't work. Anything above 720 x 480 it won't play only audio works.

I used AutoGK to recode to a max width of 720 pixels so there is a bit loss in quality.. but still better than SD. I was going to try another movie with better detail like Harry Potter or something to see if that works.
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I used AutoGK to recode to a max width of 720 pixels so there is a bit loss in quality.. but still better than SD. I was going to try another movie with better detail like Harry Potter or something to see if that works.

Download some movie trailers that are in 720p they won't play.
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I have a 1080i CRT style HDTV without HDMI or a decent internal scaler. I've been using a GS LDA511with DCDi upscaling to 1080i to view home-video converted from camcorder source on DVDs, SVCDs and Xvid CDs. It works great except the LDA511 doesn't do pillar boxing for DVD and SVCDs.

I'm looking for a DVD player that will upsample over-component home-videos on DVD and SVCD to 1080i with pillar boxing.

Can this player upsample non-copy-protected video over component?
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Download some movie trailers that are in 720p they won't play.

*shrugs* I downloaded the new Harry Potter trailer (.mov) then converter it to XviD with video size 720x480. Still works for me...

Are you sure you're not trying to play a .mov file on a DivX/XviD player?
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By setting the video size to 720x480 when you convert it, you are converting it to SD, so the player is not playing a HD Divx file.
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I bought Philips DVP5892 yesterday. It was on sale at Best Buy. I tested dvd movie and hard drive. I was hook up on my Sharp Aquos both Component and HDMI. Awesome! HDMI is excellent picture quality. There are awesome feature and adjustment color, sharp, picture mode. Speed is awesome! 2x to 32x DVD speed! And Hard drive is excellent run Divx. I've 250GB USB 2.0 hard drive. I've never experience OPPO compare to Philips 5892. I believe that newer version better picture quality, chipest speed and low price. I bought Samsung DVD 860 previous. It was horrible picture quailty on HDMI. I returned it. I've already compare my old Sony 300 holds DVD player, old Pioneer DVD player, and Toshida HD DVD player. I believed 5892 is best PQ and feature!

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By setting the video size to 720x480 when you convert it, you are converting it to SD, so the player is not playing a HD Divx file.

It could be that.. however I do notice better PQ from an compressed HD source than DVD to DivX or XviD. It probably isn't true HD output but damn close.. the detail in the background is much more noticeable and I can see things I didn't see with DVD. This is comparing my Ocean's 11 HD DivX to my Ocean's 11 DVD.
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Is the PQ on this model better than on the DVP5960?
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The HDMI signal can look grainy, it seems to emphasis the high frequencies. I have a 720P PJ (HD70) and the 720 signal looked bad. I was surprised. As though there was a deinterlacing problem.
The 1080i image is quite good. I can't say excellent. My Bravo D1 looks excellent, though.

So you are getting a stronger image with a 1080i than a 720p signal, even though your projector does 720p natively? Interesting. I have a similar setup, perhaps even the same as yours - a Panasonic PT-AE700U.
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So you are getting a stronger image with a 1080i than a 720p signal, even though your projector does 720p natively? Interesting. I have a similar setup, perhaps even the same as yours - a Panasonic PT-AE700U.

Mine is a DLP, the Optoma HD70.
I was surprised, too. The imagine is really pretty good at 1080i. The 720P image is ruined by something that appears to be deinterlacing problems: edges have the hint of faded horizontal lines. The 1080i images have excellent edges and nice even curves.

The only problem is the slightly squashed effect on objects when using upscaling. It's not visible in 480 mode.

The 5960 plays every disc I throw at it. Old scratched discs I thought were dead play w/o a hitch.

My main player is the Bravo D1 and it is excellent. It use it at 720P and the PQ is really good. But it is finicky and occasionally will refuse to play a disc, even brand new discs.
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