Improve the picture quality of DVD movies shown on your high-definition television with the versatile OPPO Digital OPDV971H DVD player, which provides 480p/540p/576p/720p/1080i resolutions and can upconvert 480i video from DVDs to the high definition 720p/1080i formats. Featuring a slim and elegant design, it featurs a sleek, silver design that will fit in nicely the rest of your home theater's components. In addition to standard DVD move and CD audio discs, it's also compatible with DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, (S)VCD, HDCD, and CD-R/RW discs as well as WMA and JPEG digital content. It also plays DivX 5, DivX 4, DivX 3, and DivX VOD video content (in compliance with DivX Certified technical requirements).
The OPDV971H features Faroudja's Emmy award-winning DCDi deinterlacing and scaling technology to up-convert standard video in DVDs to HD resolutions. DCDi (Directional Correlational Deinterlacing) technology eliminates the jagginess that conventional upconverters introduced to diagonal edges in video. FaroudjaÕs unique DCDi algorithm identifies all the moving edges in a scene and adjusts the angle of interpolation at each pixel so that the interpolation always follows the edge instead of crossing it, eliminating staircasing or jagged edge artifacts.
Other features include a 108MHz/12bit video D/A converter, super error correction with twin laser and intelligent laser wavelength control, NTSC/PAL output (from both NTSC and PAL formatted discs), multi-angled view capability, virtual surround sound, and built-in Dolby Digital and DTS decoders. Future upgrades to the firmware can be updated to the player via a CD-ROM disc. It offers the following connection options:
- DVI Out: 1 (480p, 576p, 540p, 720p, 1080i resolutions)
- S-Video Out: 1
- Composite AV Out: 1
- Component Out
- Subwoofer Out: 1
- Optical digital audio Out: 1
- Coaxial digital audio Out: 1
DivX is a video codec (a piece of software encoding and decoding video) based on the MPEG-4 compression format, that blends good quality video with a low bitrate. This translates to a smaller file size (around 15 percent of a standard DVD's video file), making it easier to transfer to portable devices as well as quicker to create (encode).
HDCD (High Definition Compatible Digital) is a disc encoding format for audio CDs and DVDs. It can encode 20 bits of audio information into a conventional CD 16-bit channel, yielding a greater dynamic range and a more true-to-life sound when decoded. HDCD-equipped players will improve audio quality for even traditionally recorded CDs and DVDs. Conversely, because of the recording process, HDCD-encoded media will also sound better than traditionally CDs and DVDs on players that don't have the HDCD chip.
DVI (Digital Video Interface) provides an uncompressed transfer of high definition video from a digital video source to a digital display device. HDCP (High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) ensures copy protection of the content. The DVI output is also essential if you want to watch copyrighted DVDÕs at a higher, upconverted resolution (other video connections do not provide upconversion).
What's in the Box
DVD player, remote control (with batteries), video cable, RCA L/R audio cable, printed operating instructions
This highly acclaimed OPPO upconverting DVD player was rated #1 in 2005 DVD Player Benchmark Review by Secrets Of Home Theater And High Fidelity magazine using a proven test procedure involving 22 individually measured criteria. The forte of the Oppo OPDV971H is support for the latest HD display devices using DVI or HDMI connection. Utilizing the same Faroudja DCDi de-interlacer that powers much more expensive, custom-installer grade DVD players and scalers, the OPDV971H produces the highest quality upconverted images in 480P, 576P (PAL), 720P, and 1080i resolutions. The Mediatek decoder chip is utilized to its fullest potential, offering extremely fast menu navigation and a seamless layer change. This unique implementation of Mediatek decoder and Faroudja deinterlacer offers exceptional video performance with super fast responsiveness. Video: The built-in, top-of-the-line FLI2310 Faroudja DCDiTM analyzes video on a single-pixel granularity to detect angled lines and edges and select optimal filtering to eliminate motion artifacts. With video-based material, the FLI2310 removes coloration artifacts produced by conventional video decoders. The OPPO OPDV-971H features DVI connection to HDTV/ Projector/ Plasma displays and monitors that support HDMI or DVI connectors. Audio: Full Dolby DigitalTM and DTSTM decoders are built in with full DSP menu and setup controls. In summary, the Oppo's intelligent design, impressive performance, reliability, and relentless effort to provide personalized customer support have sold this DVD player to thousands of customers. If you have recently purchased a LCD or Plasmas TV or DLP projector with DVI or HDMI output, or are considering one, you should test drive this OPPO player. What's in the box: This player comes in a sliver chassis. A remote control with easy to navigate buttons. Remote batteries (2 AA), 5-feet DVI and audio/vieo cables, and a user manual.