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Oppo Digital DV-981HD
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Post 1 made on Friday February 2, 2007 at 16:37
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Is this as great as the reviews say? We just brought a Sony SXRD HDTV (60'), is this player better than Sony's HDMI DVD player?
June
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Post 2 made on Wednesday February 7, 2007 at 15:46
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The $229* question!!! If someone that "actually owns" one of these can provide their own opinion, I'm sure a lot of folks would like to know. I've been monitoring the forums over at AVS and nothing yet. Lots of talk on the 981HD's predecessor, the 971H.

Here is a link to a very good user review: [Link: prillaman.net]

*Edited price 5/7/07

Last edited by erock1 on May 7, 2007 15:00.
Post 3 made on Friday February 9, 2007 at 16:40
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If you don't have a 1080p set, just look at the reviews for the 971H, as the 981HD's performance is identical to the 971H at 720p and 1080i.

I have reviews on all Oppo DVD players on the hometheaterspot.com.

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Post 4 made on Monday February 12, 2007 at 12:10
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Thanks Mike! I wasn't familiar with the hometheatersopt web site and after browsing the forums, including reading your reviews and posts, I've joined.

Reards,
Erock

P.S. The fella (jakelm3075) who had all the problems with his 981 and needed a replacement, he never said what happend to the "red blotching" problem he was experiencing with the new player. Any answer?
Post 5 made on Tuesday February 13, 2007 at 16:27
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I have similar hardware. A Sony 60 SXRD XBR1 and an Oppo 971.

There have been a few minor Oppo problems. All but one have been corrected by new firmware.

My connection is DVI to HDMI. The remaining glitch is, if I switch the TV input to DVD before the DVD is powered on, the TV will not sync with the DVD player. Not a big problem.

As for the performance of the Oppo: TERRIFIC! I retired a $2500 ARCAM in favor of the Oppo!

Russ
OP | Post 6 made on Friday February 16, 2007 at 14:30
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Hello All,

I ordered the 971-player today. I'll let everyone know the outcome.
June
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Post 7 made on Tuesday February 20, 2007 at 23:03
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I just got my 981 today, it's running through a Samsung 4696 @ 1080P, and on the discs I have tried, the picture quality is REALLY GOOD. This was replacing an older Denon, and the picture looked washed out and also showed some overscanning. The 981 for me is worth it, if you can use the 1080P.
OP | Post 8 made on Sunday February 25, 2007 at 23:38
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I have the 981 also, how do you upconvert to 1080p? So far all dvds are 480p. I pressed the hdmi botton on the remote. And 480p pops up.
June
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Post 9 made on Monday February 26, 2007 at 12:54
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You have to either have no disc in, or have play stopped, then puch the HDMi button and it should cycle through the settings.
OP | Post 10 made on Monday February 26, 2007 at 14:18
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Thanks Skitime,

I'll try this tonight after work. I'll keep you posted.
June
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OP | Post 11 made on Monday February 26, 2007 at 16:35
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THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' BOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June
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