With the introduction of the DivX codec, movie buffs found a cheap an easy solution to back up their movie collections. The problem with Divx movies was if you wanted to play your Divx movies on your TV you had to go through tedious connections from the computer to your TV or else you were stuck watching them on your computer. All that has now changed with the introduction of Philips DVP642 DVD/DivX player. Not only does it play DVDs but Divx 3, 4, and 5 files along with VCD, SVCD and mp3s!
The DVP 642 is a sleek looking unit decked out in silver. Included with the unit is the user manual, remote control with batteries and composite video cables. As for the features, the DVP 642 has progressive scan, 4x video upsampling that improves image quality, and can handle 192kHz/24 bit audio DAC. The unit can play all the following formats:
Also compatible with picture CDs (JPEG) with MP3 music.
On the back of the unit for video connections we have Component video (Y, Pb, Pr), S-Video, and CVBS (Yellow cinch).
Also you'll find many options for connecting your audio; Analog (L+R), cinch (white/red), Digital : 1x coaxial, 1x optical. ,
EC60958 for CDDA/LPCM, IEC61937 for MPEG-1/2, and finally Dolby Digital.
Video: DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/-RW, VCD, SVCD, MPEG-4, DivX® 3.11/4.x/5.x
Audio: CD, CD-R/RW, MP3-CD* (-256 kbps)
Pictures: Picture-CD (JPEG) with music (MP3*)
Plays MP3-CD (supports 32, 56, 64, 96, 128, 256 kbps and variable bit-rate)
Aspect Ratio Conversion (16:9, 4:3 Letter-Box, 4:3 Pan Scan)
Disc Menu support
Picture-CD & MP3-CD functionality
Playback of pictures automatically
Rotate, Flip pictures
Album and track selection
-Component video (Y, Pb, Pr)
-CVBS (Yellow cinch)
-Analog (L+R) : cinch (white/red)
-Digital : 1x coaxial, 1x optical
-EC60958 for CDDA/LPCM
-IEC61937 for MPEG-1/2
Video decoding : MPEG-4/MPEG-2/MPEG-1
Video format : 4:3/16:9
Video system : PAL/NTSC
Audio DAC: 24 bit, 192 kHz
Signal to Noise ratio: 105 dB
Dynamic range : 100 dB
Crosstalk: 105 dB
Distortion/noise : 90 dB
Power Requirement :110V, 60Hz
Power consumption: approx. <10 W
Standby power : <0.8W