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★☆☆☆☆

“The picture on the Philips DVD736K is alright and...”

Written on: 17/02/2004 by jedha (1 review written)

The picture on the Philips DVD736K is alright and playing DVD's, SVCD's and copied VCD works fine but dvd only works for 18 months. The other CD's still works fine what a product.

The day I bought this player, the karaoke feature died after an hour or less and takes almost a month to have it fix in the recommended service centre… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“It's good for home theatre but not that good with the...”

Written on: 11/11/2002 by ybet. (1 review written)

It's good for home theatre but not that good with the karaoke mode… Read Full Review

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64929_Guille.'s Response to ybet.'s Review

Written on: 13/01/2003

Ybet
I have the same problem that you with the Karaoke. I have a Philips FR996 Receiver, and i finally connect the digital output of DVD player to the digital input of the receiver. And later, i connect the analog output of the DVD (FL,FR) the audio input of CD in the receiver. When I play a DVD movie, i select DVD in the receiver, and if i like to play a karaoke, i select CD in the receiver and it can be set to a surround mode. With this tip i just solve my problem. But it's a problem that the player can not include the micro output into the digital signal.
<br>Guillermo
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“Watch out - If you read reviews on the Internet by...”

Written on: 06/11/2002 by xs4000. (1 review written)

Watch out - If you read reviews on the Internet by reviewers in Australia, NZ, US, Europe; Philips India has a way of sticking it to you - the model that is sold in India will have at least one flaw - this has happened to me before too. I assume they find a model that cannot be sold elsewhere in the world and buy it by its weight and sell them here at high prices. This is especially annoying as Philips (not India) drafted the Red / Blue Book or whatever on CD formats. Thus the poor review by… Read Full Review

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49227_Xs4000.'s Response to xs4000.'s Review

Written on: 08/11/2002

More - Philips DVD Q35 has the same problem - no multisession support.( It is a more expensive option if you want progressive scan output)

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★★★★★

“The Philips DVD736K is Good but not so Great with CD...”

Written on: 04/10/2002 by RAD. (1 review written)

The Philips DVD736K is Good but not so Great with CD Audio listening due to 1-2 seconds silence in between tracks. But it's well worth it when it comes to Home Theater usage.

For those drooling for a Home Theater System but who are on a tight budget, get this one then (later) purchase a best buy Multimedia Speaker system (Altec Lansing e5100 or Creative 5300) for an economical Home Theater System.

It's just to bad that I bought it at PHP13500 last June only to found out it now cost only… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I used to play DVD on my Sony PS2 but, always having...”

Written on: 22/09/2002 by Jeremy See. (1 review written)

I used to play DVD on my Sony PS2 but, always having problems playing DVDs from other regions, I decided to buy a player. After doing 3 weeks survey, I found this Philips DVD736K DVD player really good value for money. I bought at RM 470 (which is around USD 120).
Everything is fine except the 2 channel downmix and the shadow part of the picture.
The 2 channel simulation or virtual surround mode output is small, you need to turn the volume over 50% to achieve a reasonable hearing level. But the… Read Full Review

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46611_Jb.'s Response to Jeremy See.'s Review

Written on: 28/10/2002

EVERY TIME I PLAY A DVD I HAVE TO INCREASE THE VOLUME LEVEL ON MY HOME THEATRE SYSTEM TO HIGHER LEVELS THAN OTHER AUDIO SOURCES.

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★★★★☆

“I have tried several DVD units from various...”

Written on: 20/08/2002 by Colsta. (1 review written)

I have tried several DVD units from various manufacturers in the sub $600 NZ category. I ended up returning all and concluding that I couldnt get a 'good quality cheapy', but then I tried the Philips DVD736K.
In common with some of the other reviewers, when I bought this unit, I could find absolutely nothing on the 'net about it. However, empirical evidence is what I rely on and the shop was happy for me to take it away for a good testing with a full refund guarantee.
I am pleased to say that… Read Full Review

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37177_Rosey.'s Response to 33893_Colsta.'s Review

Written on: 10/09/2002

I am not receiving the sound I want. When watching a DVD movie I have to put the volume up really loud to hear the film. I have been through the setup and still having the same problem. Any tips?

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Milos Kaljevic.'s Response to 33893_Colsta.'s Review

Written on: 22/10/2002

I agree that the worst part is the remote control. I can add the player is sometime slugish in responding to commands.
Picture is good but recently I can see poor quality in dark scenes (as seen at PC running at lower resolution and not using full colour range). But it could be some wrong settings...
Everything else is fine, unexpectedly for the price.

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★★☆☆☆

“I recently bought few VCDs for my Philips DVD736K DVD...”

Written on: 19/08/2002 by Dipankar. (1 review written)

I recently bought few VCDs for my Philips DVD736K DVD player and the first one failed to start when I pressed the PLAY button. After juggling with few more buttons (FF, REW, PLAY,STOP) it suddenly started playing. Also I could in no way FF or REW in between or see the disk menu. The VCD seller says it a problem with the player and not the VCDs as he had similar problem in his Philips player and the VCDs work fine in other products/models. I need feedback on this issue. Somebody has to take back… Read Full Review

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41659_Rad.'s Response to Dipankar.'s Review

Written on: 04/10/2002

I believe the problem here is not with the system but rather in the Controls and its documentation. Some VCDs have playback control features to simulate that of a DVD. Perhaps you are referring to a VCD of such type.
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<br>Via its lousy remote, you can set PBC to off/on to suit your taste. I left my DVD at the province but if I recall correctly, it's either the Disk or the Title button.

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★★★★★

“After Returning an LG DVD/Video combo due to poor...”

Written on: 22/07/2002 by The Playa. (1 review written)

After Returning an LG DVD/Video combo due to poor performance I purchased the Philips DVD736K DVD player. It is magnificent, plays all my VCD's and SVCD's to perfection… Read Full Review

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31097_Magoo.'s Response to The Playa.'s Review

Written on: 30/07/2002

The Phillips 736K remote will open the DVD tray if you press the 1 button for 2 seconds.
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<br>If you press the 1 button 4 time, then the number for your region (0=all regions), you can change region. This doc should have been in box.

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Isaias Llona Alvarez.'s Response to The Playa.'s Review

Written on: 09/04/2003

<br>Buenas tardes, me acabo de comprar el PHILLIPS DVD 736K, y quisiera tener mas información con respecto a sonido, vídeo, estoy tratando de poner el protector de pantalla y no sale.
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<br>Les agradecería por favor enviarme cualquier dato relacionado con este magnífico equipo, gracias

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52143_Andy M.'s Response to The Playa.'s Review

Written on: 20/11/2002

Has anyone managed to play DVD-R's on the Philips DVD736K yet ?

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★★★★★

“The Philips DVD736K is a very good DVD player - I...”

Written on: 12/07/2002 by PC. (1 review written)

The Philips DVD736K is a very good DVD player - I tried VCD and SVCD and it works. If you want more info, try the Philips New Zealand site… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“This Philips DVD736K is my second DVD player. I needed...”

Written on: 25/05/2002 by PeterB666. (1 review written)

This Philips DVD736K is my second DVD player. I needed one with a built in DD decoder as my amp is only Dolby Prologic. The Philips DVD736K is a new player on the market. There is no info about it on any of the Philips web sites that I can find.

Although made in China, the build quality of the main unit is very good. The disk tray appears a bit flimsy, but no more so than most new players.

The front panel layout is simple, with a Perspex panel across the bottom, with simple controls on… Read Full Review

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Mukund.'s Response to 24762_PeterB666.'s Review

Written on: 28/05/2002

review is good. Will be useful to prospective buyers. The only extra I thought u could add was xl pictures of the front and back pannel of the player and remote.overall its a good rating.this [player is retailing for about 280 usd in india which is not a very good bargain for a "made in China" product however good it might be !!
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Hodge1's Response to 24762_PeterB666.'s Review

Written on: 15/10/2003

Very pleased with unit but one small problem which is not compatible with original reviewer in that it appears not to play all zones.
<br>I have a Zone 2 DVD and it gives me a message each time "WRONG ZONE". How can I overcome this????

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114608_Clip1.'s Response to 24762_PeterB666.'s Review

Written on: 10/07/2003

Cheers for your review. The info on multi-zoning the player saved the day for another owner of this make and model of dvd player

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77890_Ga.'s Response to 24762_PeterB666.'s Review

Written on: 06/03/2003

cheers - have got it to work following your recipe.

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77754_Peterb666.'s Response to 24762_PeterB666.'s Review

Written on: 06/03/2003

Do not hold the 1 key down. This will open or close the tray.
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<br>The tray must be open to start.
<br>4 short and distinct presses. Unfortunately there is no onscreen feedback. The Tray must remain open.
<br>Pess '0' It will show Region 0 on screen.
<br>Then close the tray.
<br>Note that the player occassionally looses the code, e.g. following a power failure, and reverts back to the default zone.
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<br>Cheers
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Ga.'s Response to 24762_PeterB666.'s Review

Written on: 05/03/2003

I cannot manage to change the region on my player, even though i'm following what is said in the review. Any ideas why? whenever i press 1111 with the tray open, the tray closes. I have managed to see the words "region 00" on the screen, which has occurred when i have the tray closed, press 1111 and then 0. I'm not sure what to do next - have tried power cycle and using the arrows to change region but nothing results in the region being changed - i have a region 2 dvd i'm trying to watch. Any ideas are appreciated.

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42630_Mukund.'s Response to 24762_PeterB666.'s Review

Written on: 09/10/2002

kevin, just a thought for you if u are looking for a good dvd player. u might try pioneer dv-355 which was released in Australia last month. Great value for money. Its got all the goodies except for built in decoders. If ur amp has a 6 channel analog input then it makes sense to buy a player with a built in decoder else best option is to look for an amp. with dd/dts decoder. DV-355 also has virtual surround and u would'nt be missing much if u dont have a dd decoder on board.
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<br>mukund

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Kevin001.'s Response to 24762_PeterB666.'s Review

Written on: 08/10/2002

Great review - sounds like you're very satified. l'm in the same position of having a ProLogic receiver and looking for a player with built in decoder. There doesn't seem to be many about, but this one sounds good. Is the conversion to multizone as easy as you say?

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