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OPPO DV-981HD

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    7.7 7.7 from 61 reviewers
  • Expert Score (7)
    8.6 8.6 from 7 reviewers
  • Ease of use (10)
    6.1 6.1 from 10 reviewers
  • Picture quality (10)
    7.2 7.2 from 10 reviewers
  • Sound (10)
    6.7 6.7 from 10 reviewers
  • Durability (10)
    5.8 5.8 from 10 reviewers
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This player has a built in equalizer, functions for channel delay and channel trim. It also has stereo outputs or 5.1 surround sound with an S-video out, optical audio and digital coaxial outs. The unit can do multiple playback formats like DVD-audio, audio CDs, WMA, HDCD and others.

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The Oppo DV-981HD has a parental channel lock as well as HDCD decoding. The type of DVD media load is tray and it is a tabletop form factor. It also has zoom for DVD pictures. It too has a built in decoder …

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This player has a built in equalizer, functions for channel delay and channel trim. It also has stereo outputs or 5.1 surround sound with an S-video out, optical audio and digital coaxial outs. The unit can do multiple playback formats like DVD-audio, audio CDs, WMA, HDCD and others.

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The Oppo DV-981HD has a parental channel lock as well as HDCD decoding. The type of DVD media load is tray and it is a tabletop form factor. It also has zoom for DVD pictures. It too has a built in decoder for DTS decoder and Dolby Digital. The surround sound is its audio output mode. Its width is 16.5 inches while its height is 1.6 inches. Its depth is around 10.6 inches and its weight is about 5.3 pounds.

Review Summary

OPPO is becoming famous for designing and producing DVD players that upconvert standard definition (480i) DVDs to high definition (720p and 1080i) resolutions that playback on HDTVs. With the DV-981HD, OPPO has reached the current pinnacle of alteration, 1080p. Oppo’s DV-981HD image quality is excellent, range 1080p over HDMI, with multichannel SACD and DVD-Audio over HDMI; DivX/Xvid support, aspect-ratio control and can be made region-free with just a slash. The DVD looks attractive in its black design. Even though the DV-981HD produces 1080p signals, it cannot be considered as one of the high definition DVD players, Blu-ray or HD-DVD. As both Blu-ray and HD-DVD players can read SD DVDs and upconvert them; however the OPPO DV981HD cannot play either Blu-ray or HD-DVD discs. The Oppo DV-981HD DVD Player comes with an HDMI cable which is an important asset because the ideal audio setup is to run the HDMI out of the OPPO into a receiver that will accept an HDMI source. This receiver can pass through the video portion of the HDMI signal to your HDTV and direct to your home theater speakers. The details are found in the manual. The manual of the DV-981HD is very good and the most important fact as the DV-981HD features a lot of elements. The options are clearly explained and also the manual offers suggestions and recommendations about the settings, which are very helpful. The DV-981HD remote is not backlit but the white buttons glow a fluorescent green in the dark. The layout is not bad with activities logically grouped together. There is also the ability to access specific functions directly with a button on the remote rather than going through the screen display menu. The Oppo DV-981HD is a matchless bargain for videophiles and enthusiasts and it performs nearly as well as players costing four times the price.

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