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    I just bought the DVP5990/37 from Best Buy in Illinois for $59.99. I assumed it had the latest stock firmware and did not look before updating the firmware on this site:

    Used this one:

    DVP5990_37_vb6_v3.rar
    http://rapidshare.de/files/42448813/DVP5990_37_vb6_v3.rar.html


    Everything seems to be working. How can I tell I have this exact firmware release from the Stock one?

    Should I revert back to the Stock Philips one in case it was not up to date then update the one from here or leave it alone now?

    If something is going to be wrong or not work correctly what would it be? Possible some options in the setup menu?

    Under the Tech Tips it sais to update to the latest Stock Firmware from Philips then upgrade from the Firmware offered from the DVP5990/37 Thread. I did nto do it this way. Since the model I bought was so current I thought it might have the latest firmware already so I did nto check by mistake.

    Is this model in general better than most others because it has the special chip on it that can take modded firmware?

    I had a DVP642/37 that just went out on me. Blinking Power button. Did a google search and read that Cap 304 or 316 forgot which was bad and you could see a Bulge in it.

    I could see it right away and soldered a Huge 50 Volt 1000 uf cap only rated at 85 degrees C and not 105 as the original. Got it from Radio Shack and works great now.

    The DVP5990/37 will not have this problem will it? Sounds to me like Philips put a Defective Cap on the Power supply. Is it possible Philips purposely did this and maybe "Planned Obsolescence" on the DVP5990/37 as well?
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    About the firmware, the version you have now is based on the latest Philips firmware version for the 5990/37 which is .31.

    Who knows if your player had version .31 or not before you upgraded but now it does. There's no reason to reinstall the Philips firmware version then upgrade to vb6rocod's.

    Also...There's an even newer modded firmware available. It extends the USB characters on the File Browser to 48 and a few more changes.

    http://rapidshare.de/files/45238647/DVP5990_37_vb6_v32_All_Logo.rar.html

    Vb6rocod's firmware version numbers do not show at this time when you check the installed version on your player. To check your player's firmware version, first press the setup key to enter the setup menu, navigate to the general menu then press 1,3,7,9 keys on your remote. The last two digits on the Version top line should be .31.
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    I can't rule out planned obsolescence, but Philips has long had serious quality control issues on many of their DVD players. Most likely it's that.

    Note that the vb6rocod firmware does have issues. I have forgotten who it is, but one of our long time members has reported that the vb6rocod firmware led to some Divx playback issues and the only way to fix those was to go back to Philips' own firmware. If you need something that vb6rocod gives you, that's fine, but if not there's no need to install it.
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    Originally Posted by jman98
    I can't rule out planned obsolescence, but Philips has long had serious quality control issues on many of their DVD players. Most likely it's that.

    Note that the vb6rocod firmware does have issues. I have forgotten who it is, but one of our long time members has reported that the vb6rocod firmware led to some Divx playback issues and the only way to fix those was to go back to Philips' own firmware. If you need something that vb6rocod gives you, that's fine, but if not there's no need to install it.
    That member had a problem with like two avi files, doesn't remember which ones caused the problem, and has since re-installed vb6rocod's 5990/37 firmware without any reported playback issues.

    I myself have played hundreds of avi files of every type with vb6rocod's firmware for the 5990/37 without a single hiccup.
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  5. Sorry to open an old tread, but nowhere on in my searching have I found a mirror download link for "DVP5990_37_vb6_v32_All_Logo.rar". Rapidshare was shut down years ago and I didn't see this essential firmware update until it was dead. I would appreciate it if someone could provide a link to the update. Thanks in advance.
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    Originally Posted by atarimega View Post
    Sorry to open an old tread, but nowhere on in my searching have I found a mirror download link for "DVP5990_37_vb6_v32_All_Logo.rar". Rapidshare was shut down years ago and I didn't see this essential firmware update until it was dead. I would appreciate it if someone could provide a link to the update. Thanks in advance.
    Took a few seconds using the search function above

    https://forum.videohelp.com/attachments/10729-1327888120/DVP5990_37_vb6_v32_All_Logo.rar
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