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Expert Review

5 March 2009
  • Conclusion: So by now you have figured that the Oppo DV-981HD sounds brilliant in theory. It has a ton of features, and is very well designed. But what good are all these features if they don't work properly? What if it chokes on deinterlacing? Is the upscaling much better than letting the TV do the work?
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Overall 8
Value for money 8
Features 6
Performance 8

OPPO Digital DV-981HD Upconverting DVD/SACD/DVD-Audio Player Review

11 December 2007
  • Excerpt: If you're a recent or even not-so-recent buyer of an HDTV, you know how tricky it can be to get standard definition content like DVDs to look good on a large screen. Sure, you can buy a Blu-ray Disc or HD-DVD player, and select from the few hundred films and concert videos available in glorious high...
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OPPO Digital DV-981HD universal upscaling DVD player

29 October 2007
  • Conclusion: About two years ago, the OPDV971H appeared on the market, and it quickly generated a loyal following thanks to excellent video performance, pocketbook-friendly price tag, and aggressive customer support.
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Oppo Digital DV-981HD DVD Player

20 September 2007
  • Excerpt: The idea of a $229 USD source component causing normally staid and stolid reviewers to crawl over one another to be the first in line for a review sample may sound farfetched. Usually, it takes something in the low five figures to get our juices flowing.
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OPPO DV-981HD Upconverting SD DVD Player

HDTV Magazine
14 June 2007

Oppo Digital DV-981HD Universal Audio/Video Player

16 May 2007
  • Summary: Sound "The first thing you’ll notice about the DV-981HD's sound is that it is rather laid-back. It draws you in, as opposed to thrusting the music at you. You’ll also note that it does a wonderful job separating instrumental lines.
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Overall 9

Oppo DV-981HD upconverting DVD player

22 February 2007
  • Excerpt: When you think of DVD players, you think of the major consumer electronics manufacturers: Sony, Panasonic, and Phillips, but you may not think of …
  • Pros: Excellent video quality., Free gold-plated HDMI cable., Great design., DivX-certified.
  • Cons: Ugly DivX interface., Poorly designed remote.
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Latest upconverting DVD player enhances playback, approaches HDTV quality

Consumer Electronics Net
22 December 2006
  • Excerpt: When we reviewed the Oppo DV-970 DVD universal player six months ago, we were highly impressed with the upconverting player, calling its 720p and 1080i output of standard definition DVDs the best we'd seen.
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Overall 8

Oppo DV-981HD review

TechRadar UK
14 April 2008
  • Summary: Sweden’s best export used to be Abba – until now
  • Pros: Excellent video processing, DVD-A/SACD playback, Multiregion
  • Cons: Average pics from DivX files, Online purchase only
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Overall 8

Upscaling-DVD-Player mit 1080p-Fähigkeiten: Oppo DV-981HD

10 December 2007
  • Summary: Wer einen hochwertigen DVD-Player sucht, der zum neuen HD-Fernseher passt, dürfte vom Oppo DV-981HD beeindruckt sein – vor allem, wenn es um das Upscaling der vorhandenen DVD-Sammlung geht.
  • Pros: exzellente Bildqualität, hervorragender Klang, hohe Benutzerfreundlichkeit, HDMI-Kabel inklusive, unterstützt zahlreiche Formate
  • Cons: unansehnliche Menüs, leichte Qualitätseinbußen bei DivX- und Xvid-Wiedergabe
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