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Oppo DV-981HD DVD Player Blu-ray and DVD Players

Oppo DV-981HD DVD Player

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Product Review Summary
58 Reviews from
Overall Rating: Rating: 4.64/5 stars
Sound: 5
Ease of Use: 4
Picture Quality: 5
Durability: 4
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By: randomkill
Jan 12, 2006

AKA - Oppo Digital - OPDV971H DVD Player : The Geek's Little DVD Player

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: Well thought out bells and whistles and all around well built electronics .

Cons: Remote sucks and DVD tray looks flimsy. MUST HAVE DVI OR HDMI HDTV!

Bottom Line:
The Bottom Line is called Oppo by his friends. Read More at

By: wyomr2
Jan 22, 2007

Get One Now Before Their Reputation Gets Out and Price Go Up!

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: Price and convenience with HDMI hookups can't be beat!

Cons: Build quality could be better, no component video outputs.

Bottom Line:
A picture that compares with DVD players costing thousands and incredible setup ease when using an HDMI connection makes this the new yardstick by which other players should be judged. Read More at

By: schafercorp
Mar 21, 2007

Highest Ranked DVD Player, Takes Another Step UP!

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars


Cons: None! But would be nice to have a GAMMA adjustment.

Bottom Line:
This is the present King of the Hill of 1080p DVD UPconverting players. There is just nothing close at the moment, and I've done some serious head on comparisons. Read More at

By: jesterrace
Dec 26, 2006

High End Quality At a Reasonable Price

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: Faroudja chip for best possible picture, 1080p, wide variety of supported formats

Cons: No component Video output, Surround Sound not quite as good as the previous model (971HD).

Bottom Line:
A great way to make use of your HDTV while waiting for the HD Fomats to develop and allow you to get the most out of your existing DVD Collection. Read More at

By: reviewa
Feb 8, 2006

GREAT Underground DVD Player with A Lot of Potential!

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: AMAZING picture quality, Budget player with high-end design!

Cons: The remote, the little first-year kinks still being worked out.

Bottom Line:
Bottom line: This DVD player blows Sony and Panasonic out of the water! The company may be new, but their product is SOLID! Read More at

By: xarchy
Nov 2, 2008

High Quality, Low Price

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: PRICE!  Features, upconverting DVD, quality craftsmanship,

Cons: None I've found yet. 

Bottom Line:
Really high quality for low cost.  Will buy you time until they figure out what to replace Blu Ray with..... Read More at

By: kelnav
Feb 6, 2007

Excellent picture

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: Great picture and film soundtrack decoding.

Cons: The damn blue light!!!!! Good at music CDs but not audiophile quality. Read More at

By: sailingshot
Feb 13, 2008

Worth the Price

Author's Rating: Rating: 4/5 stars

Pros: Does audio/video very well, sweet looking and well designed.

Cons: Virtually no front panel controls. Remote MUST be used. No big deal.

Bottom Line:
A great addition to your blu-ray/HD-DVD system and a good starter player for audiophiles. Read More at

By: dophin26
Apr 17, 2006

Very Satisfied

Author's Rating: Rating: 4/5 stars

Pros: Digital interface, firmware updates, nice picture

Cons: occasional lip sync problem, remote is poor, no sacd playback

Bottom Line:
This is the best player of this quality at this price. Read More at

By: brycenn
Jan 19, 2006

Not for the impatient. But the quality may be worth the wait.

Author's Rating: Rating: 3/5 stars

Pros: Digital video out. Perfect PAL/NTSC conversion.

Cons: Slowest DVD player I have ever experienced.

Bottom Line:
Too slow. Too many flaws. Read More at

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