Rated 2.2 out of 5 by 39
Rated 1 out of 5 by Scrap Don't expect this to last longer than 1 1/2 years.
The tray stops working. Eject button doesn't respond. It's nice whenever it decides to work, which isn't nearly often enough. USB port is useless. HDMI port is a great afterthought.
Definitely going with another brand after tossing this in the trash
21 May 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Do not purchase
This is literally the worst product I have ever had the displeasure of purchasing. It freezes, the tray will not open, the remote is a joke.
6 February 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by techn0gichida A decent DVD player
The player is slow in response to anything. It feels like it was programmed with Microsoft Basic. It also doesn't have Hulu and the software is not updated very often. I think the last software upgrade is from 2013. Other than those things it is reliable and the video is excellent.
30 September 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by skmkkk Distorted videos from USB devices
It can play videos in a variety of codecs from storage devices connected to the USB port. Unfortunately everything is scaled to fill the whole screen and videos not in a 16:9 aspect ratio will appear distorted.
I still have to hook my laptop to the TV if I want to view those videos without distortion.
8 November 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CoryD Nice Player, but misleading in a few aspects...
Player works very well. Great picture processing.
The amount of formats it can play natively is astounding. I threw everything at it and the sound on an MOV file was it's only format that failed. Even FLV works.
I did find that it failed to respond when running an FLV I ripped from YouTube. I had to unplug the player to get it to work. I ran a couple of AVIs after and it worked and responded fine. I guess I'll avoid FLV which is fine with me.
No HDMI cable available in an age of HDMI being the norm is odd at best.
The Wireless feature was VERY misleading. I was not at all happy to find that not only did I have to buy a wireless dongle, but I would have to buy a Philips brand specific wireless dongle to get it . It would have been a nice gesture to provide one. The other sad thing as well is that it would have to occupy the USB port to which I wanted to keep my USB Thumbdrive in.
Outside of that, so far so good.
5 November 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by blackhorizon excellent features, but slow and unreliable netflix app and remote function
excellent feature set as far as upscaling 480p content, handling audio formats, and even playing divx / xvid content in .avi or .mkv format.
when controlling the netflix app however, some videos disagree with the player and they constantly stutter, and the remote functions can be very sluggish at times in both netflix and vudu.
great player as far as discs and hard drives go, vudu playback seems to work fine, but the function is not so great if you plan to use netflix alot.
i would give it 5 stars if all the apps and menus were snappy and i never had an issue with the remote getting so sluggish that its frustrating to use.
23 September 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by LAURAD42 Love the philips brand, long lasting and durable products
I rec'd this as a birthday gift from my fianceSte'. He knew that I like philips brand products. They always last a long time. Have great pic quality too. just don't like needing a cord for ethernet. and now there is an upgrade for that but we still have to buy a wireless adapter.
25 June 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JazzieJ Great design, horrible performance
I like the ease of use and the design. They are both aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate and understand. The problem is the player often doesn't work. When using the netlflix app on it it will often lock up ruining any potential experience. In addition there is a horrible lag that is involved any time you attempt to use the remote making pausing difficult especially when it is locking up. This also applies to the start up, where it will immediately choose to start the dvd if one is in it. Now this can sometimes be solved by restarting the software, but I don't think you should have to unplug a piece of electronics to have a possibility of using it properly. If I had to guess someone rushed the software without bothering to ensure quality. It is a decent dvd player, but when it comes to the apps it fails to live up to any expectations.
19 May 2014