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Discussion in 'General' started by lv426, Oct 3, 2006.
I'm in the market for a divx player, does anyone happen to know if a region free one exists?
There are a bunch of threads about this, so I'd suggest a quick search.
I have the Philips DVP642 and it works just fine.
I think Philips also has a upconverting Divx player that can be hacked region free as well.
Yup....lotsa threads on this, but the DVP642 is a good choice. The better choice is the Philips 5960/37. That is the upconverting player that I now own. Even on a standard definition TV I have noticed a slightly better picture on it than the DVP642 I owned. I noticed less aliasing on PAL discs.
I just bought one of these for $69.99 at Circuit City!!!
I hooked it up in my office and it is an amazing little player. The USB port is 1.1 but it works great and I played off a memory stick, DIVX files, MP3s, WMAs, JPEGs and even straight MPEG movies. They play great off of CD and DVD as well. I haven’t messed with it a lot, but wanted to test the important things!! I wish I had a Region 2 PAL DVD to try. Now that I am region free, I need to start looking at what good discs to buy!!
Toshiba SD-3990. I got one a few weeks ago and love it!
Yep, the DVP5960/37 is an excellent player, DEFINITELY a better DivX player over the 642, considering it plays files encoded in QPel/GMC, has better firmware for displaying subtitles for avi files, and plays the newest versions of XviD. It also outputs better video quality on DVD's, is region free, and upconverts to HD, all for $70-80. Well worth it
Motherfuckers! Couldn't you guys have told me about this player a year ago before I bought the 642? Or is it newer than that?
I tried the hack last night and it seems to have worked just fine. Now I have to get my hands on a DVD from another region to test it out.
I didn't get mine until October when I got my HDTV for my game room, and I did some research on what upconverting players also have DivX capabilities. Most of the posts about the 5960 I was reading were from over the summer, so I'm guessing it's been less than a year out on the market.
Quick note though, you'll have to spring for an HDMI cable for it if you want to upconvert, none is included.
Ok, I know this is a dumb question but..... anyone that has a upconverting player, does it make any Diamond or Brentwood DVDs any better? I know that'd be an amazing feet to accomplish.