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#152653 - 12/04/06 12:10 PM Re: Oppo DV-981HD with SACD and DVD-A [Re: bridgman]
Zarak Offline

Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1852
Loc: PA
Yes, that sounds right now that you mention it.

So 981 is the PQ of the 971 with the SACD of the 970? Sounds like a match made in heaven.

#152654 - 12/04/06 12:13 PM Re: Oppo DV-981HD with SACD and DVD-A [Re: Zarak]
Hutzal Offline

Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 2102
Loc: Hollywood. (Canadian @ <3)
I just read on AVS forum regarding the 981 and SACD support that Oppo digital wrote a consumer telling him that the 970 will have better SACD playback than the 981.

the 970 has superior SACD and DVD-A support to all their other players.

But the 981 has SACD support, DVD-A support, and the 971 video quality...I may just go with the 981 for future proofing (1080p) and the SACD support.
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#152655 - 12/04/06 03:11 PM Re: Oppo DV-981HD with SACD and DVD-A [Re: Hutzal]
Ajax Offline

Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6292
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Those of you interested in the 981 might find this OPPO Digital DV-981HD User Review helpful.

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#152656 - 12/04/06 04:54 PM Re: Oppo DV-981HD with SACD and DVD-A [Re: Hutzal]
LightninJoe Offline

Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 558
Loc: Portland, OR
It looks like a nice player. I'm considering it to go with my 1080p tv. I'd rather pay $230 now for an upscaling player that will send 1080p to my tv than go with Blu-Ray or HD-DVD now and pick the wrong horse. That can wait. I wonder how much different the SACD playback is? Is the difference enough that it would be a deal breaker? I don't know. I would like to get rid of another component (my Sony SACD player) and go with the universal player.
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