Summary: Excellent upconverting dvd player for the money. I was going to take this back after hooking it up for the first time since the picture was no better, actually worse than my Samsung dvd player. Take the time to really adjust all the parameters including sound, picture size, contrast, color etc before you form an opinion.
Summary: For the price you cannot beat it. I am not going to get a blu ray until the price comes down and with this being HDMI compatable it was a no brainer. Very easy to use, really just plug and play!
Summary: Just picked up this player and have been happy so far. It's hooked to a 720p DLP TV via HDMI, with optical out going to a surround sound receiver. I read a review elsewhere complaining that the picture was rather washed out. I noticed the picture was a bit soft and created a profile on my TV that adjusts the contrast, brightness, and color, and the results are fantastic.
Summary: Thinking I could find a better upscaling DVD player than the Oppo 971H to pair with my 1080i CRT display if I spent a few more bucks, I bought the Denon DVD-1930CI. There was a lot to admire about the Oppo, but paired with my three-year-old DVI-compatible display it produced too much edge shimmer in scenes where the camera pans over fine horizontal lines.The 1930CI was better in this regard and outperformed the Oppo in the audio department.
Summary: Update: I been using my PS3 as a dvd player (HDMI also) and the images are a tad sharper on the PS3 via a LCD set. The colors are fairly close, but the edge also goes to the PS3. Denon 557 images produced more blocky outline also. I would have to knock off a star (4 stars now) from my orginal review. This player looks fine on an analog tube set. Denon entry level DVD is outstanding and extremely is an upgrade over standard DVD players.