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OPPO DV-983H DVD Player

OPPO DV-983H DVD Player
alaScore 82

56 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the OPPO DV-983H DVD Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 56 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Oppo Digital DV-983H DVD Player - The Rest of the Story


While it is likely we will all be using HDMI from our DVD players to send both audio and video to our SSPs or receivers in the near future, measurement of the analog performance of players is still an indicator of build quality, and the Oppo DV-983H is...

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Oppo Digital DV-983H DVD Player


Note: John Johnson is preparing a review covering the rest of the performance, including audio bench test results, which will be published soon.

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Oppo DV-983H Flagship Universal DVD Player Review


If this player had been released two years ago we'd say that Oppo has stolen the market. Though it faces stiff competition from Blu-ray, the DV-983H may be the greatest affordable universal DVD player to hit the market.

Pristine video performance ; Bargain upconverting player ; Standard power cable

Tough sell in current marketplace ; Rudimentary bass management ; Fixed crossover (when engaged)


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Review: Oppo DV-983H Universal DVD Player


Though it faces stiff competition from Blu-ray, the DV-983H may be the greatest affordable universal DVD player to hit the market.

Wait a minute, Audioholics reviewed this back in September, and you're just now posting it?

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OPPO DV-983H DVD Player Review


In the world of upconverting DVD players, the OPPO DV-983H is a videophile's dream machine. It may be overkill for those less discriminating or with smaller displays.

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Oppo Digital DV-983H Universal Player


Playback and its sister magazine The Absolute Sound have reviewed a number of Oppo universal players over the years, all of them offering great performance per dollar, some of them winning awards, and most priced at or below the low $200 range. But...

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Lightning Review: Oppo DV-983H 1080p Up-Converting DVD Player


The Gadget: Oppo's follow-up to the fantastic DV-981HD up-converting DVD player with 1080p and Anchor Bay's VRS video tech (AutoCue, Precision Video Scaling, Progressive Cadence Detection and Precision Deinterlacing) and 7.1 audio with Dolby Digital...

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State of the Art Universal player


This was the Best possible Universal player prior to the end of the HD wars.....

Stellar upconversion of standard def material, Multi format support(DVD,DVD-A,SACD),Elegant Styling, Excellent construction (not plastic), Display (cool blue lighting),Connectivity, Worlds famous customer service (If needed), Price/Performance ratio


Consumer review by:

Oppo DV-983H


OK! I just picked it up today and I have to say I am really impressed. It would have been nice if it was $100 less, but you will very quickly see why you spend the money. At 720P I slipped in Hidalgo (I do have a better TV but wanted to see what it...

Crisp images, smooth play and impressive contrast and shadows

a little pricey, but still worth it to play your SD DVD's

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Oppo DV-983H


This player arrived beautifully packed and presented, giving a real air of quality. The aesthetic appearance is the best bit if kit in my cabinet. Even the User Manual is well produced and clearly written. Hook up took only one HDMI cable, and set-up...

Great Picture and upscaling to 1080p. Great Sound. Excellent Quality

None so far


Product Specifications

DV-983H is the flagship model in OPPO's line of award-winning up-converting DVD players. Featuring Anchor Bay's leading video processing technologies, 7.1-channel audio, and 1080p HDMI up-conversion, the DV-983H Universal DVD Player delivers the breath-taking audio and video performance needed to make standard DVDs look their best on today's large screen, high resolution displays. The DV-983H provides a rich array of features for serious home theater enthusiasts. By applying source-adaptive, motion-adaptive, and edge-adaptive techniques, the DV-983H produces an outstanding image for any DVD, whether it's mastered from an original theatrical release film or from a TV series. Aspect ratio conversion and multi-level zooming enable users to take full control of the viewing experience - maintain the original aspect ratio, stretch to full screen, or crop the unsightly black borders. Special stretch modes make it possible to utilize the full resolution of ultra high-end projectors with anamorphic lens. For users with an international taste, the frame rate conversion feature converts PAL movies for NTSC output without any loss of resolution or tearing. Custom home theater installers will find the DV-983H easy to integrate into whole-house control systems, thanks to its RS-232 and IR IN/OUT control ports. To complete the home theater experience, the DV-983H produces stunning sound quality. Its 7.1 channel audio with Dolby Digital Surround EX decoding offers more depth, spacious ambience, and sound localization. Additionally, the player supports DTS Digital Surround, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Pro-Logic II to accommodate any sound track found on a DVD. Music lovers will enjoy the precise rendering of CD, Super Audio CD and DVD-Audio. The DV-983H incorporates high resolution 192kHz, 24-bit audio D/A converters, isolated power supply circuitry, and quality passive components to deliver clear treble, deep bass, and a broad dynamic range.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital Surround EX / DTS decoder
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-Audio / DVD-R / DVD-R DL / 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


Manufacturer:OPPO Digital
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:OPPO



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty