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OPPO DVD Players

 

About OPPO

OPPO DVD Players rank very highly in the DVD Player market, with the two models below scoring top overall DVD Player and best HD-DVD Player.

Both OPPO DVD players are more expensive compared to the competition, but their superior image quality make them a favorite amongst DVD players.

The following DVD players in the OPPO range have key feature differentiations highlighted in bold.

This review profiles:


OPPO DV-970HD DVD Player

The OPPO DV-970HD is an excellent value, though some dvd player editors have been disappointed in audio quality through the HDMI output when connected to a home-theater speaker system. In spite of this, the OPPO is still highly rated.

The OPPO DV-970HD is the best standard DVD player for the money, and in aggregated reviews, claimed as the "best DVD player overall"

For those who don't own an HDTV, the OPPO DVD player has a few features not always found on DVD players - a USB port allows you play video from a flash drive or other USB device, and a 4-in-1 card reader is great for displaying photos direct from a memory card.

The OPPO DV-970HD is also one of the least expensive region-free DVD players, playing discs from the U.S., Europe and Asia.

The big difference between DV-970HD and the DV-981HD is that the maximum HD output is 1080i, relying on the HDTV's deinterlacer to step to 1080p, if needed.

 

Compatible Disk Formats Supported

CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW and DVD+R DL

 

Key Features

  • Single-disc, upconverting DVD player with HDMI
  • Upconverts to 480p, 720p, 1080i.
  • Dolby Digital decoder.
  • USB port
  • 4-in-1 memory card reader - for photo viewing
  • Coaxial and optical digital audio outputs.
  • HDMI [worth $30], composite and stereo audio cables included.
  • Plays DVDs, audio CDs, DVD-Audio, SACD, HDCD and Kodak Picture CD discs.
  • DivX certified.
  • Plays XviD files (in .SRT, .SMI, .IDX and .SUB formats).

Estimated Price $US150

A few owners and professional reviewers claim the DV-970HD feels flimsy and looks "cheap" in some aspects.


OPPO DV-981HD DVD Player

The OPPO DV-981HD upconverting DVD player is deemed by most dvd player reviewers as an "excellent option for HDTV owners" wanting to wait until the high-def DVD format war is settled. Although it is expensive for a non-high-definition DVD player, critics say that the OPPO DV-981HD's performance with standard-definition DVDs is unbeatable in image quality.

If you have one of the latest 1080p HDTVs, the OPPO can upscale standard DVD resolution up to full 1080p, and described by reviewers as terrific.

A key feature for DVD enthusiasts is that the region-free OPPO DV-981HD can also play audio formats - DVD-A and SACD discs.

The OPPO DV-981HD matches or betters the performance of high-end DVD players costing much more.

NOTE: you need an HDMI-capable TV to get the benefit of this DVD player, since there are no component video outputs.

The HDMI output can send multichannel DVD-Audio and SACD (Super Audio Compact Discs) to an HDMI-equipped audio receiver.

 

Compatible Disk Formats Supported

CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW and DVD+R DL

 

Key Features

  • Single-disc, upconverting DVD player with HDMI.
  • Upconverts to 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p.
  • Dolby Digital decoder.
  • Coaxial and optical digital audio outputs.
  • Stereo and multichannel (5.1) analog outputs.
  • S-video and composite video outputs.
  • No component video output.
  • HDMI, composite and stereo audio cables included.
  • Plays DVDs, audio CDs, DVD-Audio, SACD, HDCD and Kodak Picture CD discs.
  • DivX certified. Plays XviD files (in .SRT, .SMI, .IDX and .SUB formats).

Estimated Price $US230

One issue with this DVD Player is processor macroblocking [artifact where transitions between shades of a color are not smooth] problems, particularly with DLP TVs [not noted with non-DLP TV]. Not all reviewers noted this in their tests.

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