Philips DVD625

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Philips DVD625

Without DivX Playback - DVD-RW Player - DVD-R Player - DVD+R Player - with DVD+RW Playback

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Review of "Philips DVD625"

published 18/11/2004 | grahamdavidcook
Member since : 05/11/2004
Reviews : 22
Members who trust : 9
About me :
Pro Plays anything you put in it!!!
Cons The multiplier stays on screen (zoom mode)
Picture Playback
Sound Level
Ease of Use
Ease of Installation
Remote Control

"It does what it says on the Box!"

This one of 3 DVD players in our household and this is the one that sits proudly in the living room, the 2 previous occupiers of that prime position are now safely tucked up in my childrens bedrooms.

This DVD is tiny when compared to its predecessors and is increadably thin (actual size is 34 x 4.3 x 28.5cm).

It is Silver in colour as most Home entertainment equipment is nowadays.

It plays every format you can imagine DVD +R/RW, DVD -R/RW, CD R/RW, VCD and SVCD as well as Jpeg.

Another handy feature is the 5 disk bookmark, the DVD remembers at what point you are if you stop a DVD and resumes play from that point, The DVD Player not only remembers the position on the current disk but the previous 4 disks you have played.

It outputs in Dolby Digital and sounds great through surround sound.

The only fault I can find is the stupid x2 appears in the top right if you zoom in, as we have done in the past on some of these cinema screen DVDs.

If you wish to convert this player from region 2 to region free follow the simple instructions below:

1. Open the DVD player disc tray
2. Press 9,9,9,9,0 on the remote control (slowly)
3. Close the DVD player disc tray

The above code will turn your player into what is called "region-free". If you require the player to be a single region, for example region 1, then simply repeat the process and replace the "0" with a "1". This may be required if you have trouble playing DVDs purchased from outside the UK that have Region Code Enhancement technology on them. These titles are in a minority and you will find a substantial amount of titles will play without the need to change region. Please note that switching between regions can only be performed a maximum of 25 times before the player is locked on the 25th region selected.

Overall excellent value for money at only £50 from Tescos.

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  • Mauri published 06/01/2005
    Re read and re-rated.
  • Jaynestep published 21/12/2004
    Good review and sounds like good value for money though my partner won't have anything that doesn't mean spending through the nose when it comes to electrical items!! Jayne x x
  • Lush1 published 21/12/2004
    Sounds like really good value!
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Product Information : Philips DVD625

Manufacturer's product description

Without DivX Playback - DVD-RW Player - DVD-R Player - DVD+R Player - with DVD+RW Playback

Product Details

Manufacturer: Philips

DVD Player / Recorder: DVD Player

Blu Ray Playback: No

MPEG4 Recording: No

PCMCIA Interface: No

DVD-RAM Recording: No

DVD+RW Recording: No

DVD-RW Recording: No

DVD+R Recording: No

DVD-R Recording: No

Compact Flash Card: No

Smart Media Card: No

Multimedia Card: No

Memory Stick: No

Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes

Photo CD Playback: with Photo CD Playback

DivX Playback: Without DivX Playback

Show View: without Show View

Integrated VCR: without Integrated VCR

DVD Audio Playback: without DVD Audio Playback

MP3 Recording: No

Built-In Modem: No

Real Dolby: without Real Dolby

Super Audio CD Playback: without Super Audio CD Playback

MP3 Playback: with MP3 Playback

Table / Portable: not Portable, Static

Progressive Scan: No

Secure Digital Card: No

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No

DVD-R Playback: DVD-R Player

DVI Interface: Without DVI Connection

DVD+R Playback: DVD+R Player

DVD+RW Playback: with DVD+RW Playback

DVD-RW Playback: DVD-RW Player

DTS Decoder: without DTS Decoder


BD Live: No

Type of SD Card Interface: No

EAN: 5050053118028, 8710895744423, 5010072136137

DLNA certified: No

HD-DVD Recording: No

HD-DVD Playback: No


MP3 Encoding: No

Width in mm: 430

PC Streaming: No

3D: No

Height in mm: 43

IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No

Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No

Type of Memory Stick Interface: No

WiFi Connectivity: No

USB Interface: No

Blu-ray Recording: No



1080p Upscaling: No

Ethernet: No


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