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    Well my Philips DVP642 DivX DVD player just crapped out, had to pull the thing apart to get a dvd out also. My Phillips was an excellent player up to when it died, only had problems with the sound/video going out of sync on a couple files (bad encoding?), and if you pressed too many buttons at once it would power off. I am now looking for a new one and was wondering what some of you thought were the best. Perhaps some have some really good experiences with some, or can tell me what ones to stay away from
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    Mine's still working. Damn I love that player.

    Ask Busyman what he just got. He replaced his 642 a couple of months ago with a nice player that he got for only about $70, I believe. He says he's quite pleased with it.



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    Phillips DVP 5960/37 is the best hands down IMO.

    -HD upscale
    -Region free
    -Plays DivX, XviD you name it!
    -USB slot (you can play movies off your USB thumbdrive or an external HDD!!!)

    Links:

    =http://tinyurl.com/32npa5 -amazon.com
    AVS forums - =http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=675600


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    I agree the DVP642 was a good player, but I am hoping that there is something a little newer out. The 642 is a few years old and there has to be some good upgrades with the newer models.
    Thanks for the info Skizo, I will ask him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by General2k View Post
    I agree the DVP642 was a good player, but I am hoping that there is something a little newer out. The 642 is a few years old and there has to be some good upgrades with the newer models.
    Thanks for the info Skizo, I will ask him.
    NP. The one that Ecca mentions is the one that Busyman bought, I almost certain of it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecca View Post
    Phillips DVP 5960/37 is the best hands down IMO.

    -HD upscale
    -Region free
    -Plays DivX, XviD you name it!
    -USB slot (you can play movies off your USB thumbdrive or an external HDD!!!)

    Links:

    =http://tinyurl.com/32npa5 -amazon.com
    AVS forums - =http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=675600
    ^^ highly reccomended! i just got one of my buddies to get this model. the USB slot is pretty damn sweet itself. me and him have external usb hdd's stuffed with movies & tv, so it's a huge advantage (NTFS partitions aren't supported tho, wtf?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee551 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ecca View Post
    Phillips DVP 5960/37 is the best hands down IMO.

    -HD upscale
    -Region free
    -Plays DivX, XviD you name it!
    -USB slot (you can play movies off your USB thumbdrive or an external HDD!!!)

    Links:

    =http://tinyurl.com/32npa5 -amazon.com
    AVS forums - =http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=675600
    ^^ highly reccomended! i just got one of my buddies to get this model. the USB slot is pretty damn sweet itself. me and him have external usb hdd's stuffed with movies & tv, so it's a huge advantage (NTFS partitions aren't supported tho, wtf?)
    So how do you select a movie then? What is the screen setup like?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo
    So how do you select a movie then? What is the screen setup like?
    umm, it's pretty much just like on the dvp642 when you scroll thru a disk of multiple files. the screen is kinda divided in half with the left-half showing the directories and the right showing the list of files (but only the first 8 chars or so).

    the ntfs thing is really annoying tho. what we do is set up 2 partitions (one ntfs, one fat32) and whatever is intended to watch is thrown/copied to the fat32 before disconnecting it from the 'puter. hopefully a firmware update could fix this or something??

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee551 View Post
    the ntfs thing is really annoying tho. what we do is set up 2 partitions (one ntfs, one fat32) and whatever is intended to watch is thrown/copied to the fat32 before disconnecting it from the 'puter. hopefully a firmware update could fix this or something??
    I'm not computer literate enough to understand that.



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    They still haven't gotten past the max 8 characters thing

    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    I'm not computer literate enough to understand that.
    You sure had me fooled Skizo.
    NTFS and FAT32 are filing systems. FAT32 are what all the older operating systems run off win95/98 and the newer ones run off NTFS XP/Vista and 2000 I think. A firmware upgrade is an upgrade done on a software level to the hardware, kinda, correct me if i am a little off on this explanation.
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