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OPPO DV-981HD

OPPO DV-981HD
alaScore 83

1038 reviews

Aug, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for OPPO DV-981HD

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 7 user reviews of OPPO DV-981HD from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: OPPO DV-981HD - DVD player - UpscalingOPPO DV- 981HD (Silver) Multi-Region DVD player ::HDMI 1080p DivX SACD DVD-AudioOPPO DV-981HD (Black) Multi-Region DVD player ::HDMI 1080p DivX SACD DVD-Audio

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Amazon.com review summary for OPPO DV-981HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 850 user reviews of OPPO DV-981HD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com.

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Oppo DV-981HD Universal DVD Player with HDMI, 1080p Up-Converting, DivX & SACD (2008 Model)

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Oppo DV-981HD

 

Conventional wisdom says that a consumer electronic product from a “brand name” will be superior to that from a small company, So you wouldn't expect better video or premium features to be found on Oppo Digital's DV-981HD DVD player – which retails for...

Very high video quality; supports a ton of formats; lots of features

No component video ouput; poorly designed menus

The DV-981HD shows that price or brand name alone is no guarantee of quality.

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Oppo DV-981HD

 

To the far left is a power button, with the disc tray to the right. Further right is the open/close button followed by the LED screen, then the Play and Stop buttons. We would have liked to have seen front panel chapter-forward/backward buttons--in...

Excellent image quality; upscaling to 1080p over HDMI; attractive, understated black design; multichannel SACD and DVD-Audio over HDMI; DivX/Xvid support; aspect-ratio control; can be made region-free with a simple hack.

Worth it only for use with 1080p TVs with an HDMI input; no component video output.

Performing nearly as well as players costing four times the price, the Oppo DV-981HD is an unbeatable bargain for videophiles and enthusiasts.

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Oppo DV-981HD Upconvert DVD Player

 

I have a large DVD collection.  I am not yet all that excited about investing in Blu-ray where I get to pay twice as much for each new title.  Although many HD televisions perform certain image upconvert functions (to improve the way standard TV and...

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

 

For those HDTV owners who prefer to take a "wait and see" attitude toward the next generation DVD format war, Oppo's DV-981HD will allow you to squeeze every last drop of quality out of your existing DVDs while you wait for a winner.

All in all, when watching DVDs on the OPPO DV-981HD, it was easy to forget that I wasn't watching real high definition material. Instead of a select few titles available on HD-DVD or Blu-ray Disc, I got to enjoy all of my DVDs on a large screen 1080p...

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Review: Oppo DV-981HD DVD Player

 

If you just bought a new high definition TV with the latest HDMI connections you probably want to make sure everything you plug into it looks its best. If you're ready to place your bet on the new high definition disc war (HD DVD or Blu-ray) then stop...

When I hooked the Oppo up to an LG plasma the differences were much clearer. The upscaled picture looked sharper and punchier when scaled to the plasma's native 720p resolution. Edges looked smoother and details more realistic. The Oppo also did a...

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Oppo DV-981HD

 

With entry-level DVD players selling for around $49, some might question the wisdom of plunking down $229 for any new universal player. But what if we told you the player in question could compete with models up to five times its price in terms sound...

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OPPO DV-981HD DVD Player

 

As the current king of OPPO's well respected line of upconverting DVD players, the DV-981HD honors the crown with superb video and audio processing. The DV-981HD can expand a standard definition DVD to HD 1080p resolution, but it cannot playback high...

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OPPO DV-981HD DVD Player Review

 

Upconversion can look great. But from our experience, it cannot match the detail and richness of an HD disc played back on a HD-DVD or Blu-ray player. No matter how good the video processor, and OPPO's Faroudja is exemplary, you need to fill in too...

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Oppo Digital DV-981HD DVD Player

 

Music is another area where the Oppo shone. Whether playing SACDs, DVD-As, or used as a simple CD transport, its sound was as good as that of some multi-thousand-dollar machines of just a few years ago. I didn't have a processor on hand that would...

And prepare to be amazed

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Oppo DV-981HD review

 

Sweden's best export used to be Abba – until now

Excellent video processing ; DVD-A/SACD playback ; Multiregion

Average pics from DivX files ; Online purchase only

Product Specifications

The OPPO DV-981HD is the upconverting DVD player for the ultimate home theater experience. Built upon the highly regarded OPPO OPDV971H, the DV-981HD is ideal for high definition TV's and home theater projectors. The DV-981HD excels at making standard definition DVDs look great at high definition resolutions through the use of advanced upconverting technology that outperforms most TV's built-in upconversion capabilities. The DV-981HD makes it possible for you to enjoy your existing collection of DVDs as well as new DVD titles that will continue to be released for years to come.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.6in
Height:1.6in
Weight:5.3lbs
Width:16.5in

DVD

Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS decoder
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-Audio / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+R DL / DVD+RW / Kodak Picture CD / SACD
Search Speed:16x / 2x / 32x / 4x / 8x
Supported Digital Audio Standards:WMA
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

HDCD decoding: Yes
Picture Zoom: Yes
Picture Zoom Power:1.2x / 1.3x / 1.5x / 1/2x / 1/3x / 1/4x / 2.5x / 2x / 3.5x / 3x / 4x

Header

Manufacturer:OPPO Digital
Model:DV-981HD
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:OPPO

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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