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Philips DVP5140
Multiformat DVD Player

DVD Player with DivX, MP3

Philips DVP5140 Multiformat DVD Player with DivX, MP3, Windows Media Support!


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Technical Details:
  • DivX 3.1, Mpeg 4 video
  • Ultra Slim Design
  • Progressive Scan
  • Component and composite video outputs, digital coax and analog stereo audio outputs
  • Windows Media
Product Details:
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 17.1 x 1.5 inches ; 4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000F2KUK8
  • Item model number: DVP5140/37
  • Average Customer Review: based on 157 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: #264 in Electronics) Popular in this category: #18 in Electronics > DVD Players & Recorders
  • Date first available at March 16, 2006
Product Description From the Manufacturer:
192KHz sampling enables you to have an accurate representation of the original sound curves. Together with a 24-bit resolution, more information is captured from the original analogue sound wave form, giving a much richer audio reproduction. Multi-format playability allows you to play most disc formats for maximum disc compatibility and listening pleasure. 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 colors, resulting in a more vibrant and natural picture. The limitation of the usual 10bit DAC become in particular apparent while using large screens and projectors.

The attractive enclosure has a very low profile. DivX Ultra combines DivX playback with great features like integrated subtitles, multiple audio languages, multiple tracks and menus into one convenient file format.

Multi-format playability allows you to play most disc formats for maximum disc compatibility and viewing pleasure. Picture CD is a CD-R or CD-RW disc on which you can store your MP3 and digital pictures. When inserting a Picture CD in the DVD player, a screen menu will pop up, showing your JPEG's and/or MP3 files on the disc. Just select the music and pictures files you wish to enjoy and press play or OK. You can watch your pictures on TV with your music playing simultaneously.

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, both fields are written at one 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.

Other standard features include:
  • 192kHz/24-bit audio DAC delivers high-quality audio.
  • 12-bit/ 108Mhz video DAC for sharp image with natural colors.
  • Ultra-slim design.
Additional Product Description:
Philips DVP5140 Progressive Scan DVD Player, can play CD-R/W, DivX, DVD, DVD+R/W, DVD-R/W DVD-Video, MP3, MPEG4, Picture CDs, VCD, and SVCD. That's right, all of this in one small package for an incredibly reasonable price. All while delivering quality picture and audio performance. Component video output lets you connect this DVD player to your high-end home television set to optimize viewing quality.
Amazon's Most Helpful Customer Reviews:
489 of 494 people found the following review helpful:
"Plays NTSC and PAL DVDs..." July 27, 2006
By H. A. Emet

"This a GREAT and nice-looking DVD player. Lovely picture, terrific audio and many cool features."

Please be aware that Philips only makes one model of the DVP5140. It will play any NTSC/PAL DVD onto any PAL or NTSC TV. I know this beacuse I called them and asked before buying mine.

So - if you want to play DVDs from any region in any format on any TV, DO NOT BUY the "Multi Region Code Free DVD player" which costs $89.99. Simply search for "DVP5140" and get the standard player which costs $57.95 on Amazon and is identical to the so-called multi-region DVP5140.

To make it region code free follow these instruction:
  1. Turn on the unit
  2. Open the loading tray
  3. Press the "Setup" button on the remote
  4. Navigate to the "Preferences" page using the right arrow key
  5. Press the down arrow once to enter the Preference page
  6. Enter 138931 on the remote
  7. You will now see the current region code displayed
  8. Use the Up/Down arrow keys to select the region required or "0" for all regions
  9. Press the "Play" button on the remote"

175 of 179 people found the following review helpful:
Great picture on large screen TV... June 14, 2006
By Will

The new Philips DVP5140 NTSC/PAL dvd player may be a worthwhile upgrade to the popular Philips DVP642. The Philips DVP5140 produces a better picture than the DVP642. The DVP5140 is "DivX Ultra" certified. The DVP5140 is an excellent example of Philips "plays it all" DVD players.

The DVP5140 uses a 12 bit/108 MHz video system instead of the 10 bit/54 MHz system used in the DVP642. The 12 bit/108 MHz video system produces visibly sharper images and natural colors. The quality of the picture on my 42 inch Plasma HDTV is very impressive.

One major complaint with DVD players concerns their inability to play damaged discs. The DVP5140 has successfully played imperfect discs that other players couldn't handle.

Using the "display" button on the remote, you can view the bit rate and other interesting information about the disc being played.

If the selected soundtrack on the disc you are playing is DTS (Digital Theater Sound), the analog audio output will be muted; consequently, you may need to use the "audio" button on the remote control to select a different soundtrack. DTS soundtracks are not very common in DVDs.

The DVP5140 shows a noticeable pause at the layer change point when playing dual layer DVDs; however, this is not unusual for DVD players.

The DVP5140 does not have an optical digital audio out or S-Video out connector.

The DVP5140 chipset is MediaTek MT1389. The DVP642 chipset is ESS Vibratto II (ES6698F).

The DVP5140 is similar to the new HDMI compliant Philips DVP5960. HDMI is about DRM (Digital Rights Management), a euphemism for copy protection. HDMI = DVI + HDCP. HDCP is the copy protection component of the HDMI standard. The other component of HDMI is the digital interface. Although manufacturers claim otherwise, many experts say there's very little difference in image quality using a digital interface as opposed to an analog connection. 

The DVP5140 produces a brilliant picture, can play almost any disc, is housed in an attractive ultra-slim package and is inexpensive. Now, you've got to ask yourself a question: What do I want in a DVD player? The DVP5140 may be an offer you can't refuse!
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