Oppo Digital DV-981HD DVD Player
The DV-981HD is the latest incarnation in Oppo's highly aclaimed line of upconverting DVD players. It offers an HDMI interface (HDMI... Read More
The DV-981HD is the latest incarnation in Oppo's highly aclaimed line of upconverting DVD players. It offers an HDMI interface (HDMI Specification 1.1), with HD upconversion ouput resolutions of 720p, 1080i, and full 1080p. This is Oppo's most full-featured player yet, and as such, it's not a DVD player for people with regular analogue sets. While the DV-981HD doesn't offer component output, and doesn't output standard or native resolution, it does represent one of the best (if not the best) upconverting DVD players out there, and it's perfect for people with HDTVs up to full 1080p who aren't ready to jump on the HD DVD or Blu-ray bandwagen. Minimize
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Jan 12, 2006
AKA - Oppo Digital - OPDV971H DVD Player : The Geek's Little DVD Player
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!
The Bottom Line is called Oppo by his friends. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 22, 2007
Get One Now Before Their Reputation Gets Out and Price Go Up!
Pros: Price and convenience with HDMI hookups can't be beat!
Cons: Build quality could be better, no component video outputs.
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 Epinions.com
Mar 21, 2007
Highest Ranked DVD Player, Takes Another Step UP!
Pros: 1080p, HDMI, BEST PICTURE ON MARKET.
Cons: None! But would be nice to have a GAMMA adjustment.
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 Epinions.com
Dec 26, 2006
High End Quality At a Reasonable Price
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).
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 Epinions.com
Feb 8, 2006
GREAT Underground DVD Player with A Lot of Potential!
Pros: AMAZING picture quality, Budget player with high-end design!
Cons: The remote, the little first-year kinks still being worked out.
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 Epinions.com
Nov 2, 2008
High Quality, Low Price
Pros: PRICE! Features, upconverting DVD, quality craftsmanship,
Cons: None I've found yet.
Really high quality for low cost. Will buy you time until they figure out what to replace Blu Ray with..... Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 6, 2007
Pros: Great picture and film soundtrack decoding.
Cons: The damn blue light!!!!! Good at music CDs but not audiophile quality. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 13, 2008
Worth the Price
Pros: Does audio/video very well, sweet looking and well designed.
Cons: Virtually no front panel controls. Remote MUST be used. No big deal.
A great addition to your blu-ray/HD-DVD system and a good starter player for audiophiles. Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 17, 2006
Pros: Digital interface, firmware updates, nice picture
Cons: occasional lip sync problem, remote is poor, no sacd playback
This is the best player of this quality at this price. Read More at Epinions.com