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  • Page 1: User Manual

    Thank you for choosing Philips. Need help fast? Read your Quick Use Guide and/or Owner's Manual first for quick tips that make using your Philips product more enjoyable. If you have read your instructions and still need assistance, you may access our online help at
  • Page 2 Return your Product Registration Card today to get the very most from your purchase. Registering your model with PHILIPS makes you eligible for all of the valuable benefits listed below, so don't miss out. Complete and return your Product Registration Card at once to ensure:...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer´s instructions. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that...
  • Page 4 DVD system may require a playability enhancement or upgrade. As DVD technology advances, these enhancements will become common and will be easy to complete. Go to for software upgrade. Canada English: This digital apparatus does not exceed...
  • Page 5 This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation.
  • Page 6: General Information

    Due to the numerous versions of new CD-Audio copy protection or enhanced CD-Audio protection recently available on certain discs, Philips is unable to guarantee that this DVD Player is fully compatible with such new discs. Should you have difficulty playing any such CD-Audio discs, kindly refer them to your CD- Audio disc retailer.
  • Page 7: Language Code

    Abkhazian 6566 Afar 6565 Afrikaans 6570 Amharic 6577 Arabic 6582 Armenian 7289 Assamese 6583 Avestan 6569 Aymara 6589 Azerhaijani 6590 Bahasa Melayu 7783 Bashkir 6665 Belarusian 6669 Bengali 6678 Bihari 6672 Bislama 6673 Bokmål, Norwegian 7866 Bosanski 6683 Brezhoneg 6682 Bulgarian 6671 Burmese...
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents Language Code Introduction Supplied accessories ... 10 Cleaning discs ... 10 Setup ... 10 Connections Connecting TV ... 11-12 Using Composite Video jacks (CVBS) ... Using Component Video jacks (Y Pb Pr) Using an accessory RF modulator ... Connecting the power cord ... 13 Optional : Connecting to an Audio System .
  • Page 9 DVD Menu Options General Setup menu ... 34-35 Locking/Unlocking the disc for viewing ... Dimming system’s display screen ... Programming disc tracks ... OSD Language ... Sleep ... DivX VOD registration code ... Audio Setup Menu ... 36-38 Analog output ... Digital Audio Setup ...
  • Page 10: Introduction

    Introduction Supplied accessories Video cable (yellow) Audio cable (white, red) Remote Control two AAA batteries Cleaning discs To clean a disc, use a micro fibre cleaning cloth and wipe the disc from the center to the edge in a straight line. CAUTION! Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, commercially available cleaners, or...
  • Page 11: Connections

    Connecting TV COMPONENT VIDEO IN S-VIDEO V (Pr/Cr) AUDIO U (Pb/Cb) VIDEO IN COMPONENT VIDEO IN S-VIDEO V (Pr/Cr) AUDIO U (Pb/Cb) VIDEO IN IMPORTANT! – You only need to make one video connection from the following options, depending on the capabilities of your TV system.
  • Page 12: Using An Accessory Rf Modulator

    RF In,) you will need an RF modulator in order to view the DVD playback on the TV. See your electronics retailer or contact Philips for details on RF modulator availability and operations. Using an accessory RF modulator Use the composite video cable (yellow) to connect the DVD Player’s CVBS jack to...
  • Page 13: Connecting The Power Cord

    Connecting the power cord COMPONENT VIDEO IN S-VIDEO AUDIO V (Pr/Cr) ~ AC MAINS U (Pb/Cb) VIDEO IN After everything is connected properly, plug in the AC power cord to the power outlet. Never make or change any connections with the power switched on. When no disc is loaded, press STANDBY ON on the DVD Player front panel,...
  • Page 14: Optional: Connecting To An Audio System

    Connections Optional: Connecting to an Audio System STEREO Stereo system has Dolby Pro Logic or Right / Left Audio In jack Select one of the video connections (CVBS VIDEO IN or COMPONENT VIDEO IN) depending on the options available on your TV. Use the audio cables (white/red) to connect AUDIO OUT (L/R) jacks of the DVD Player to the corresponding...
  • Page 15: Optional: Connecting To A Tv With Hdmi Jack

    Optional: Connecting to a TV with HDMI Jack HDTV HDMI IN HDMI IN Using HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) sockets HDMI connects untouched and uncompressed digital transmission for the highest and cripest sound/image quality. It has plug and play capability using only one cable for both audio/video output.
  • Page 16: Optional: Connecting A Supported Usb Devices

    Connections Optional: Connecting a supported USB devices Using USB port You can only view the content of following supported USB devices through this DVD system. Editing the data and recording to a DVD+R/+RW are not possible. Connect the supported USB device directly to the USB port on the front panel (as shown on the above illustration).
  • Page 17: Functional Overview

    Front and Rear Panels STANDBY-ON B – Turns the player on or switches it to standby mode Disc tray OPEN/CLOSE / – Opens or closes the disc tray Display – Shows information about the current status of the DVD Player Mains (AC Power Cord) –...
  • Page 18: Remote Control

    Functional Overview Remote Control DISC MENU – Enters or exits the disc contents menu – Switches on or off the playback control mode (for VCD version 2.0 only) RETURN / TITLE – To go back to previous menu / show title menu PREV ( ¡...
  • Page 19: Getting Started

    Step 1: Inserting batteries into the Remote Control Open the battery compartment. Insert two batteries type R03 or AAA, following the indications (+-) inside the compartment. Close the cover. Using the Remote Control to operate the Player Aim the Remote Control directly at the remote sensor (IR) on the front panel.
  • Page 20: Setting Up Progressive Scan Feature (for Progressive Scan Tv Only)

    Getting Started Setting up Progressive Scan feature (for Progressive Scan TV only) The progressive scan display twice the number of frames per seconds than interlaced scanning (ordinary normal TV system). With nearly double the number of lines, progressive scan offers higher picture resolution and quality.
  • Page 21: Selecting The Color System That Corresponds To Your Tv

    Selecting the color system that corresponds to your TV This DVD Player is compatible with both NTSC and PAL. In order for a DVD disc to play on this Player, the color system of the Disc, the TV and the DVD Player should match.
  • Page 22: Step 3: Setting Language Preference

    Getting Started Step 3: Setting language preference The language options are different depending on your country or region. It may not correspond to the illustrations shown on the user manual. Setting the OSD Language The On-screen language for the system menu will remain as you set it, regardless of various disc languages.
  • Page 23: Disc Operations

    IMPORTANT! – If the inhibit icon (ø) appears on the TV screen when a button is pressed, it means the function is not available on the current disc or at the current time. – Depending on the DVD or VIDEO CD, some operations may be different or restricted.
  • Page 24: Playing Discs

    Disc Operations Playing discs Connect the power cords of the DVD Player and TV (and any optional stereo or AV receiver) to a power outlet. Turn on the TV power and set to the correct Video In channel. (See page 19 “Setting up the TV”).
  • Page 25: Selecting Various Repeat/shuffle Functions

    Selecting various repeat/shuffle functions Repeat play mode The repeat play options vary depending on the disc type. While playing a disc, press REPEAT continuously to choose a repeat options. For DVD – Chapter (currently playing chapter) – Title (currently playing title) –...
  • Page 26: Operations For Video Playback

    Disc Operations Operations for video playback (DVD/VCD/SVCD) Using the Disc Menu Depending on the disc, a menu may appear on the TV screen once you load in the disc. To select a playback feature or item Use 1 2 3 4 keys or numeric keypad (0-9) on the remote, then press OK to start playback.
  • Page 27: Osd (on-screen Display) (dvd/vcd/ Svcd)

    OSD (On-Screen Display) (DVD/ VCD/SVCD) Using the OSD menu OSD menu shows the disc playback information (for example, title or chapter number, elapsed playing time, audio/ subtitle language), a number of operations can be done without interrupting disc playback. During playback, press DISPLAY. ➜...
  • Page 28: Audio/subtitle

    Disc Operations Audio/Subtitle Press 3 4 to highlight {Audio} or {Subtitle}, then press 2 to access. ➜ Audio or Subtitle menu appears on the Press 3 4 to select one language, then press OK to confirm. ➜ Current audio or subtitle language will be changed to the selected language.
  • Page 29: Special Dvd Features

    Special DVD Features Playing a Title Press DISC MENU. ➜ The disc title menu appears on the TV screen. Use 3 4 1 2 keys or numeric keypad (0-9) to select a play option. Press OK key to confirm. Changing the Audio Language For DVD Press AUDIO repeatedly to select different audio languages.
  • Page 30: Playing Divx Disc

    Disc Operations Playing a DivX disc This DVD player supports the DivX movie playback that you download from your computer onto a CD-R/RW or DVD±R/RW (see page 35 for more information). Load a DivX disc. ➜ Playback will start automatically. If not press PLAY/PAUSE 2;.
  • Page 31: Playing Pictures Or Audio Files From The Supported Usb Device

    Playing pictures or audio files from the supported USB device This DVD system able to access and view the data (JPEG, MP3 or WMA) in the supported USB device. When disc playing, insert a supported USB device into the USB port on the front panel.
  • Page 32: Playing Mp3/wma/jpeg/kodak Picture Cd

    Disc Operations Playing MP3/WMA/JPEG/Kodak Picture CD This DVD system can playback WMA, MP3, JPEG, VCD & SVCD files on a personally recorded CD-R/RW disc, commercial CD or USB device. For USB device, only WMA, MP3 and JPEG data can be access. IMPORTANT! You have to turn on your TV and set to the correct Video In channel.
  • Page 33: Preview Function (jpeg)

    Preview Function (JPEG) This function shows the content of the current folder or the whole disc. Press DISPLAY during playback. ➜ 12 thumbnail pictures will appear on the TV screen. Press PREV ¡ / NEXT ™ to display the other pictures on the previous/next page. Press 1 23 4 on highlight one of the picture and press OK to start playback.
  • Page 34: Dvd Setup Menu Options

    DVD Setup Menu Options This DVD Player setup is carried out via the TV, enabling you to customise the DVD Player to suit your particular requirements. General Setup menu In disc mode, press SETUP. Press 1 2 to select ‘General Setup’ icon. Press OK to confirm.
  • Page 35: Osd Language

    If you want to remove a track Use 1 2 3 4 keys to move the cursor to the track you want to remove. Press OK to remove this track from the program menu. To start program playback Use 1 2 3 4 keys to highlight {START} on the program menu, then press OK.
  • Page 36: Audio Setup Menu

    DVD Setup Menu Options Audio Setup Menu In disc mode, press SETUP. Press 1 2 to select ‘Audio Setup’ icon. Press OK to confirm. TIPS: The underlined option is the factory default setting. Press 1 to go back to the previous menu item. Press SETUP to exit the menu item. 001-51 DVP5960_Eng_37_RC3 Analog Output This options allows you to set the stereo...
  • Page 37: Digital Audio Setup

    Digital Audio Setup The options included in Digital Audio Setup are: ‘Digital Output’ and ‘LPCM Output’. In ‘AUDIO SETUP PAGE’, press 3 4 to highlight {DIGITAL AUDIO SETUP}, then press 2. Press the 3 4 keys to highlight an option. Enter its submenu by pressing 2.
  • Page 38: Cd Upsampling

    DVD Setup Menu Options CD Upsampling This feature allows you to convert your music CD to a higher sampling rate using sophisticated digital signal processing for better sound quality. If you have activated the upsampling, the player will automatically switch to stereo mode. In ‘AUDIO SETUP PAGE’, press 3 4 to highlight {CD UPSAMPLING}, then press 2.
  • Page 39: Video Setup Menu

    Video Setup Menu In disc mode, press SETUP. Press 1 2 to select ‘Video Setup’ icon. Press OK to confirm. TV Type This menu contains the options for selecting the color system that matches the connected TV. For details, see page TIPS: The underlined option is the factory default setting.
  • Page 40: Progressive - Turning On/off

    DVD Setup Menu Options Progressive - turning on/off In the progressive scan mode, you can enjoy the high quality picture with less flickers. It only works when you have connected the DVD player’s Y Pb Pr jacks to your TV that supports the progressive video input.
  • Page 41: Closed Captions

    Press 3 4 to highlight one of the following options. BRIGHTNESS Increase the value to brighten the picture or vice versa. Choose zero (0) for average setting. CONTRAST Increase the value to sharpen the picture or vice versa. Choose zero (0) to balance the contrast.
  • Page 42: Hd Jpeg Mode

    DVD Setup Menu Options HDMI JPEG Mode You can enjoy unsurpassed pictures at its native resolution via your HDMI connection or progressive scan mode. In ‘VIDEO SETUP PAGE’, press 3 4 to highlight {HD JPEG}, then press 2. Displays picture with high quality. Displays picture with standard quality.
  • Page 43: Preference Page

    Preference Page Press Ç twice to stop playback (if any), then press SETUP. Press 1 2 to select the ‘Preference Page’ icon. Press OK to confirm. Audio, Subtitle, Disc Menu These menus contain various language options for audio, subtitle and disc menu which may be recorded on the DVD.
  • Page 44: Pbc

    DVD Setup Menu Options Rating explanations 1 KID SAFE – Kids material; recommended especially for children and viewers of all ages. – General Audience; recommended as acceptable for viewers of all ages. 3 PG – Parental Guidance suggested. 4 PG13 –...
  • Page 45: Mp3/jpeg Menu - Turning On/off

    MP3/JPEG Menu - turning on/off MP3/JPEG Navigator can be set only if the disc is recorded with menu. It allows you to select different display menus for easy navigation. In ‘PREFERENCE PAGE’, press 3 4 to highlight {MP3/JPEG NAV}, then press 2. WITHOUT MENU Select this to display all the files contained in the MP3/JPEG.
  • Page 46: Setting The Divx Subtitle

    DVD Setup Menu Options Setting the DivX Subtitle font You can set the font type that supports the recorded DivX subtitle. In ‘PREFERENCE PAGE’, press 3 4 to highlight {DivX SUBTITLE}, then press 2. Standard Albanian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Italian, Kurdish (Latin), Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
  • Page 47: Specifications

    TV STANDARD (PAL/50Hz) (NTSC/60Hz) Number of lines Playback Multistandard (PAL/NTSC) VIDEO PERFORMANCE Video DAC 12 bit, 108mHz YPbPr 0.7 Vpp — 75 ohm Video Output 1Vpp — 75 ohm HDMI 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, Auto VIDEO FORMAT Digital Compression MPEG 2 for DVD,SVCD MPEG 1 for VCD DivX 50Hz...
  • Page 48: Troubleshooting

    DVD No sound or distorted sound No audio at digital output Disc can’t be played Visit us at for service support 001-51 DVP5960_Eng_37_RC3 Solution – Check if the AC power cord is properly connected. – Press the STANDBY ON on the front of the DVD system to turn on the power.
  • Page 49 The contents of the USB flash drive cannot be read Slow operations of the USB flash drive No sound is ouput from the HDMI out Visit us at for service support 001-51 DVP5960_Eng_37_RC3 Troubleshooting Solution – Check the disc for fingerprints/scratches and clean with a soft cloth wiping from center to edge.
  • Page 50: Glossary

    Glossary Analog: Sound that has not been turned into numbers. Analog sound varies, while digital sound has specific numerical values. These jacks send audio through two channels, the left and right. Aspect ratio: The ratio of vertical and horizontal sizes of a displayed image. The horizontal vs. vertical ratio of conventional TVs.
  • Page 51: Limited Warranty

    When it is necessary for you to ship the product to Philips for exchange, you will pay the ship- ping cost for shipment to Philips. Philips will pay the shipping costs when returning a product to you.

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