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Philips DVP 3982/37


$80.00 Released January, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:DVD upconversion is smooth and detailed, looks very close to HD. If powered down during a movie and then powered up it will remember where you left off.

The Cons:Compatibility issues with a wide range of media formats. Frequent reports of HDMI playback quitting after less than a year of use. Takes a long time to turn on and get itself ready to play anything.

Philips DVP 3982/37 DVD player is a model with the basics covered. With high definition video upscaling of 720p, 1080i and 1080p, a clear and crisp picture can be expected. Other image enhancements are supported by progressive scan and what Philips calls Smart Picture.

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The audio produced by this model uses Dolby Digital surround sound with alternate settings found in Smart Sound. (Ultra bass, bass, treble and balance for custom settings) DivX Certified enables the DVP 3982/37 to playback standard DivX videos. For photo viewing, HD JPEG allows for resolutions up to two megapixels. Added convenience is found in DVP 3892/37s video playback of PAL as well as NTSC and the EasyLink via HDMI CEC.

Features

  • DVD playback wit 1080p HDMI upconversion
  • Progressive Scan
  • HD JPEG
  • EasyLink with HDMI CEC
  • Video DAC 12bit/108MHz
  • DivX Ultra

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    DVD upconversion is smooth and detailed, looks very close to HD

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    if powered down during a movie and then powered up it will remember where you left off

Cons
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    compatibility issues with a wide range of media formats

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    frequent reports of HDMI playback quitting after less than a year of use

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    takes a long time to turn on and get itself ready to play anything

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    laser isn't well tuned, tends to skip occasionally

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    responds slowly to all commands

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    remote has to be pointed directly at the unit, and buttons have to be held down occasionally for it to catch the command

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