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Best HDMI DVD Players

Updated on May 12, 2009


HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio and video interface that transmits uncompressed digital data, and is an alternative to the analog standards such as radio frequency, coaxial cable, composite video, S-Video, SCART, component video, D-Terminal, and VGA. Basically, HDMI supports any TV or PC video format using a single cable. You can view standard, enhanced, and high-definition video on up to 8 channels of digital audio using an HDMI product.

You can purchase the HDMI adapter cables, or if you want to spend a few extra bucks, you can replace your older products with newer ones that include the HDMI support.

As for DVD HDMI players, you'll find that you'll get better results than with regular DVD players, but when it comes to buying new technology products, it can be hard to choose which ones you want. Below, I included 5 top HDMI DVD players with their product specs and features. Hopefully this will help you choose which HDMI DVD player you want.

Philips DVP5990 HDMI 1080p Upscaling DVD Player

  • One cable will bring HDMI digital output to life on your television screen.
  • 12-bit/108MHz video processing
  • 192kHz/24 bit audio DAC enhances your analogue sound quality
  • High definition, JPEG playback
  • Progressive Scan component video for optimized image quality
  • Plays movies and music on the following formats: DivX, MP3, WMA and JPEG digital photos, CD, (S)VCD, DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW
  • Includes a remote control with purchase, which makes controlling so much easier since you don't have to get up and pause the DVD

The Philips DVP5990 features picture enhancment flip photos that allows you to rotate and zoom in on pictures in a high definition resolution slideshow. You can even include MP3 playback to the slideshow.

  • Parental Control
  • On-Screen Display languages: American, Canadian French, Mexican Spanish
  • MM USB memory class device
  • Rear connections

The power supply is 120V, 60Hz; the power consumption is 12W; and the standby power consumption is 1.0W

Sony DVP-NC800H/B HDMI/CD DVD Player

  • 12-Bit 108MHz Ports
  • 5 Disc DVD/CD Changer
  • 1080p Upscaling Video Output through HDMI Connection
  • BRAVIA Sync that powers on and syncs any input that are compatible Sony AV devices that are connected to the player via HDMI
  • Precision Cinema Progressive Technology
  • Bilingual Set-Up and Operation Guide: English and Spanish
  • dts Output Instant Search Smooth Slow Background Graphics Digital-to-Analog Converter

Rear outputs include one Coaxial Audio Digital, RCA Audi, S-Video, Composite Video, Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr), HDMI Connection, and one Optical Audio Digital.

Philips DVP5960 DVD Player with HDMI

  • HDMI (1080i Upscaling) that boosts image quality for high-def displays
  • HDMI port that can transfer high definition signal to your HDTV as well as offer you audio transmission
  • DivX Ultra 6 (Mpeg 4 Video)
  • Progressive Scan
  • Plays CD, MP3, DVD, DVD+/-R/RW, CD-RW, JEPG Pictures
  • USB Connect to play your favorite music or digital pictures using Windows Media
  • Picture Enhancement with JPEG images that allows you to flip, rotate, and zoom image slideshows WITH THE mp3 PLACKBACK
  • NTSC & PAL Playback (PAL playback requires a TV that also supports the PAL format)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4-3, 16-9
  • Parent control and child lock options

The Phillips DVD HDMI player has Dolby Digital USB ports, RCA Composite output, HDMI output, digital coaxial output, and component video output.

Sony DVP-NS77H/B DVD Player with HDMI

  • 720p/1080i/1080p upscaling through HDMI output
  • 192 KHz/16 bit Audio DAC/96 kHz/24 bit Digital Output Multi-Disc Resume
  • Precision Cinema Progressive technology
  • One DMI cable that delivers upscaled DVD video and digital audio
  • BRAVIA Sync that powers on and syncs any input that are compatible Sony AV devices that are connected to the player via HDMI
  • Dolby Digital Decoding CD Playback on the following formats: CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R DL (Video Mode)
  • Read Compatibility for DVD+R DL, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW (VR Mode) with CPRM, and DVD-RW
  • 6 discs A/V Sync that allows for alignment of the audio track to match the video HDMI Output 720p 1080i and upconversion of DVD Media to play on a 1080p HDTV screen
  • DVD (VR Mode)Playback (with CPRM) and DVD Playback with BRAVIA Theatre Sync
  • AC 120V, 60Hz Remote

Rear outputs include one control coaxial audio digity, RCA audio, S-Video, Composite video, component videt (Y/Pb/Pr), Optical audio, and one HDMI connection output.

Coby DVD-588 DVD Player with HDMI Output

  • 5.1 channel digital audio for surround sound systems
  • HDMI output for perfect digital signal transmission
  • Progressive scan technology
  • HD upconversion
  • DVD, DVD-RW, CD, CD-R/RW, and JPEG compatible
  • Dolby digital decoder
  • NTSC/PAL compatible
  • Multiple language, subtitle, and camera angle support
  • Picture zoom function
  • Parental lock control
  • Full function remote control
  • 100-240V automatic power switching

Outputs include optical, digital, and analog AV outputs for home theater use.


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    • Malcolm_Cox profile image

      Malcolm_Cox 7 years ago from Newcastle, England

      Sony is expensive. try LG

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      nms 8 years ago from Cochin

      I think sony is better option