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  1. I don't know when it's expected to street, but the philips website has their new DVP5982/37 which looks to improve on the DVP5960 by adding 1080p upconverting and USB 2.0 support.

    Details here

    User guide here.

    Amazon has it for preorder for $69.99 here

    Can't wait to see how this handles large files off an external HD that the USB 1.1 just couldn't pass well.
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  2. I didn't see any mention of USB 2.0, just USB.
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  3. Page 33 of the user manual:

    Compatible USB mass storage device:
    USB flash memory (USB 2.0 or USB 1.1)
    USB flash players (USB 2.0 or USB 1.1)
    memory cards (requires an additional card reader to work with this DVD player).

    Supported formats:
    USB or memory file format FAT16, FAT 32 (sector size: 2K bytes)
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  4. I don't think that means the port is USB 2.0. A USB 1.1 port can read USB 2.0 devices, it just reads them a 1.1 speeds. If the port was USB 2.0 I expect they would say so directly.
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  5. According to Philips technical support, the USB port is 2.0 compliant. Guess we'll have to wait and see. Sales/Customer support couldn't give me street date.
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  6. At $70 retail, it looks to be a giant killer. Hopefully Phillips improves their build quality/reliability/ compatibility over their older models, i.e. the 642
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  7. Yes & do something about that silly remote control.
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  8. Originally Posted by bobsolo
    According to Philips technical support, the USB port is 2.0 compliant.
    That still sounds like marketing-speak for "it's a USB 1.1 port but it's 2.0 compliant." I hope you're right about the USB port though.
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  9. Ha ! I was going to buy a 5960 but will wait now. I would think, this has to be usb2.0 as the 5960 already does all the rest, I mean why would a CE company release a model with no new features? 8)
    Sadly it will be $70 = 70 (or maybe even more) *grinds teeth*
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  10. Nope, cant see any New features on there
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  11. is that the price?

    is that all ? wheres the 1980p I was promised 3 years ago
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    I hope that it improves upon the 5960.

    Xvid support?
    WMV support?
    USB 2.0 features, i.e., Can you use Windows Media Center to play videos from a Laptop?
    Divx Ultra, does it support the menu's from the Divx Authoring tool?
    What chipset does it utilize?

    Please post more info as it becomes available
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  13. I have the 5960. I will upgrade to the 5982 only if it supports USB 2.0 and long filenames from the DVD and over USB.

    Being able to eject the disc without turning on the player and waiting half a minute would be nice too.
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  14. Microsoft holds patents relating to long filenames in the FAT file system. I doubt any new player from Philips will implement long filenames for FAT devices.

    http://news.com.com/Microsofts+file+system+patent+upheld/2100-1012_3-6025447.html
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  15. Someone wrote some home brew FW that supports long file names.
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  16. Originally Posted by handyguy
    Someone wrote some home brew FW that supports long file names.
    I've only seen long filename hacks for DVDs. Never for USB. FAT (via USB) uses a very different method to do long filenames.
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    Have you all noticed the MSRP of 5960 is $79 while 5982 is only $59.
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    Specifications:

    Picture/Display
    D/A converter : 12 bit, 108 MHz
    Picture enhancement : Progressive Scan, Smart Picture, Video upsampling, Video upscaling, High Def (720p, 1080i, 1080p)

    Sound
    D/A converter : 24 bit, 192 kHz
    Signal to noise ratio : 90
    Distortion and Noise (1kHz) : 80 dB
    Crosstalk (1kHz) : 80 dB
    Dynamic Range (1kHz) : 80 dB
    Sound System : Dolby Digital
    Frequency response : 30-20000 Hz

    Video Playback
    Playback Media : CD, CD-R/CD-RW, Video CD/SVCD, DVD, DivX, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, DVD-Video
    Compression formats : MPEG1, MPEG2, DivX 3.11, DivX 4.x, DivX 5.x, DivX 6.0, DivX Ultra
    Video disc playback system : NTSC, PAL

    Audio Playback

    Playback Media : CD, MP3-CD, MP3-DVD, CD-R/RW, WMA-CD, Audio CD
    Compression format : Dolby Digital, MP3, PCM, WMA
    MP3 bit rates : 32 - 320 kbps

    Still Picture Playback
    Playback Media : DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, CD-R/RW, Picture CD, Kodak Picture CD
    Picture compression format : JPEG, TIFF
    Picture enhancement : Flip photos, Rotate, Zoom, Slideshow with MP3 playback, High Definition Resolution

    Multimedia Applications
    Multimedia connections : USB memory class device
    Playback Formats : DivX, MP3, JPEG Still pictures

    Connectivity
    Rear Connections : Analog audio Left/Right out, Composite video (CVBS) output, HDMI output, Digital coaxial out, ComponentVideo out Progressive

    Convenience
    Child Protection : Parental Control, Child Lock
    On-Screen Display languages : English, Mexican Spanish, Canadian French

    Accessories
    Included Accessories : 2 x AAA Batteries, Audio/Video cable, Quick start guide, Remote Control, User Manual, Product Registration Card, Warranty Leaflet

    Dimensions
    Set Width : 435 mm
    Set Height : 38 mm
    Set Depth : 210 mm
    Packaging Depth : 296 mm
    Packaging Height : 82 mm
    Packaging Width : 490 mm

    Power
    Power supply : 120V, 60Hz
    Power consumption : < 10 W
    Standby power consumption : < 0.8 W
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  19. Being able to eject the disc without turning on the player and waiting half a minute would be nice too.
    Wouldnt that require a springloaded mechanical disc tray?

    AFAIK all(?) devices that play back divx will playback xvid(home theatre profile) If you start putting in multiple warp points (startrek videos) or GMC( car shows) or qpel(???) then no home theatre device will play them, but computers (and xboxen ) should have no problem.
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  20. Originally Posted by RabidDog
    Being able to eject the disc without turning on the player and waiting half a minute would be nice too.
    Wouldnt that require a springloaded mechanical disc tray?
    I think he means being able to turn on and eject the disc by pressing the eject button. Most players I've used will switch on and eject the disc in about three seconds when you do this. But the 5960 requires that you press power button first, then wait 7 seconds before you can press the eject button. And then you have to wait another second or two for the disc to eject. Annoying.
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  21. Hi folks,

    I did not notice anyone to ask the Million $ Question ...

    Will Philips DVP5982 Firmware FIX the ANNOYING problem of NOT being able to play AVI's with "Packed Bitstream" (PB)!?!?!?

    Otherwise ... this unit will be as USELESS as their DVP5960/37.

    G!
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  22. I'd hardly call the 5960 useless! It has played every avi and mpg file I've thrown at it, and I've had very few problems playing from my 250GB WD external HD (formatted out of the box).

    FYI, I checked the Best Buy inventory system yesterday and they show an arrival date of May 6th for the 5982. My amazon order still shows April 19 - May 9. Can't wait to see if it is USB 2.0, though I'll be getting it regardless.
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  23. OK Bobsolo,

    I am going to stop bad mouthing the 5960 ... but it does have annoying characteristics ... you have to admit it ... like it takes a while to eject the tray ... or load up.

    As far as the 5982 ... I was reading on some other place and they said they could not find out from Philips own literature if the unti is "Truly" a USB 2.0!?!?! Or an advertising gimmick .. .since any USB 1.1 can read USB 2.0.

    Anyway, looking forward to hearing from you when you get your 5982 and your vote on it.

    Thanks,
    G!
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  24. Originally Posted by gonwk
    I am going to stop bad mouthing the 5960 ... but it does have annoying characteristics ... you have to admit it ... like it takes a while to eject the tray ... or load up.
    Yes, it's not perfect. But I don't know anything in its price range that's better at playing MPEG4. I'm not sure the Oppo players, at two to three times the price, can do any better with Divx/Xvid.
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    Wonder if this will have Svideo out unlike the 5960. I'm not ready for the HD features but I'd like something that's more universal as far as video codecs than my 642.
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  26. Originally Posted by robroth
    Wonder if this will have Svideo out unlike the 5960.
    According to the user's guide it doesn't have S-video. Looks like you'll have to settle for the composite video connection.
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    Thanks for checking, not what I was hoping for but at least now I know.
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    There is a topic on the FatWallet deal forum about this player now being available in BestBuy B&M stores (not online yet). Here is a link.

    There is also already a firmware update on the Philips site. The readme states...
    This software version includes:
    Fix on TV display 16:9 & HDMI video setup issue
    Fix on Sleep timing accuracy
    DVD Playback improved
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