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Hi! Can anyone having Philips 5996 confirm if it plays 2gb .avi files? some users say that playing large divx files is not possible in 5996. plz confirm.
 

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Hi! Can anyone having Philips 5996 confirm if it plays 2gb .avi files? some users say that playing large divx files is not possible in 5996. plz confirm.

I think it shld as it has usb 2.0.
LG 388 plays it even if it is 1.1(referrence illusion)
 

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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.

It did have a problem of loosing the video, if I change the "setup" during the playback. But, that was resolved after I downloaded and installed the new firmware from philips support web-site.

This player does decode DTS surround as well. I can play my Lord of Rings series in DTS Decrete in 7.1

I don't know about the video quality of up-conversion to 1080p. My AV Receiver (HK-AVR-355) does that for me. So, I don't use that feature and I don't intend to, as well :cool:

Hope this helps.
 

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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.
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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.
 

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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.

here you go..

Philips Support - DVP5996K/94

one more question. Are you saying that each of your .avi files are > 2 GB? It could be problem with FAT32 driver in the F/W, but, might not have been fixed yet. Try this new one and let me know.
 

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Alright,

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.
 
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Guys,

Can anyone tell me the differences between these models?

DVP5996K/51
DVP5996K/93
DVP5996K/94
DVP5996K/96
DVP5996K/98

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.
 

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I think it shld as it has usb 2.0.
LG 388 plays it even if it is 1.1(referrence illusion)


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.
 

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Guys,

Can anyone tell me the differences between these models?

DVP5996K/51
DVP5996K/93
DVP5996K/94
DVP5996K/96
DVP5996K/98

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.

/xx denotes the region/country where it's sold. I guess 94 is for India
 

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Alright,

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.

YES! It does play WMV. I can confirm that. But let me tell you that it doesn't play all the WMV files. Looks like it only plays WMV files with some specifications. The one I played has File Type: ASF (.WMA/.WMV) & 720x540 DAR. Not sure about other formats. Haven't tried them yet.
 

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you are right,

I figured that out later,
I'm on the latest firmware, but still some AVI not playing and no WMV at all!!

the avi that I'm tyring to play is a high res file - around 15 minutes video with file size of 850MB or so.

any 5996 owners can share their views on this?
 

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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.

Which software do you use to split the avi file.? I have a Philips HTS 4750.it stops in the middle of playback when i view a movie bigger than 1 GB using the USB stick.
 
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