Yes, it does. I recently bought one to play all my .avi files in my 250 GB external disk (usb 2.0 I/F). It plays all DivX format, flawless.
But, that was resolved after I downloaded and installed the new firmware from philips support web-site.
I can play my Lord of Rings series in DTS Decrete in 7.1
Could you please post the link of dnloading ffirmware?
I do have 2gb+ avi files (Prodji/Unseen, etc) rips, but the player refuses to play them. It plays only when they are split. And please share how did u made ur 250gb hard disk connectable in 5996. I tried mine Seagate 160gb, but it wasnt recognized.
Can anyone tell me the differences between these models?
I was just wondering which one I bought! I'm planning to see if the firmware upgrade is there as I'm not able to see some avi files - WMV never worked, want to see if firmware upgrade can help.
I have somewhere read that 5996 can play wmv, for me it says Video codec not supported.
I have got the latest f/w version (31) on my player at the moment.
One of the movies (xvid rip) I tried was not playing properly, it was getting stuck in between with the picture freezed and it seems the sound was also out of sync after a while. I saw a message 'Video GMC not supported' or something at the start of this file.
Rest of the things are perfectly fine.. it upscalses movies wonderfully.. I guess this is the best player available for economy range at the moment..
Not yet tried file > 2GB yet. Shall let you know once I get to test that one.
Hey hold on there sir. It plays 2 gb avi files only via dvd and not via USB. However if u split using a file splitter into 1 gb files then it plays it beautifully via USB.