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Old News, DVP642 is cinephile’s best friend

DVP642 Divx playerWe the good folk at OhGizmo! would never condone such illegal activities as downloading movies from the internet. To do so would be tentamount to murdering whole film carpenter’s families, as some commercials make explicitely clear. That being said, I find it necessary to write a couple of lines about the best darn Divx enabled DVD player on the market right now.

It’s the Philips DVP642. Why the best? Well, it plays Divx and Xvid is why (as well as regular DVDs)! And it’s 70$; 50$ refurbished. It’s been out for a while, and there are quite a few other players that do the same thing out there. Still not at this price though.

The DVP642/37 version (it also comes in 642/17 flavours) will happily accept DVD+ or – R/RW. This means you can fit up to 6 movies on one disc. Or any combination of movies, MP3s and JPEGs. And it has an option for progressive scan for those of you HD enabled.

It’s not flawless, as there are a few minor issues of compatibility with certain Xvid encoding settings. Also, you’ll get the occasional headache trying to get subtitles to work. Yet, all in all, marvelous little piece of hardware. I’d know, I own one myself.

Check it out at Amazon