|Brand Name||OPPO Digital|
|Item Weight||8 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||21.5 x 15.5 x 21 inches|
|Item model number||OPDV971H|
|Batteries||2 AA batteries required. (included)|
|Built In Decoders||Dolby Digital, DTS decoder, DivX, XviD, DVD-Audio|
|Special Features||This player comes in a slim and stylish chassis. A remote with illuminated buttons. Remote batteries (2 AA), 5-feet DVI-D and audio/vieo cables, and a user's manual.|
|Item Display Height||1.85 inches|
OPPO OPDV971H Digital HD-Ready Up-Converting DVD Player
- Highest-rated DVD player in 2005 Benchmark Review by "Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity"
- Up-converting DVD player scalable to 576P (PAL)/720p/1080i for LCD/plasma/DLP displays for better picture
- Faroudja DCDi technology produces superior, crisper, clearer images on DTVs
- Plays DVD, DVD+/-RW, MPEG4/DivX/XviD, VCD, SVCD, CD+R/-RW, HDCD, MP3, WMA, JPEG, CD
- Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound, free 5-foot DVI cable, PAL/NTSC compatible
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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 Digital™ 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.
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
Legal DisclaimerNo Warranty. This is a used item and may show signs of wear. It is tested and fully functional.
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Then I realized what I was seeing, it was artifacts from the DVD player! So I decided to return it to Circuit City because I was within my 30 day return period. I set out to find the BEST player I could, no compromises. The Oppo 971H was the easy conclusion that I came to. It received stellar reviews all over the internet, so I ordered it from Amazon with an HDMI to DVI adapter. As usual Amazon got it to me fast! I hooked it up and held my breath, was it worth twice what I paid for the Panasonic? No, it was worth 10 times what I paid for the Panasonic! All of the deficiencies my wife noted were gone, it was amazing!
On a really good disc the Oppo makes it look so close to HD, on poor disc it still makes the disc look a lot better! I could not be more pleased with this DVD player.
Some people say the 971H has an issue called macroblocking on some displays where the Faroudja technology in it exxagerates the blockiness of certain backgrounds and colors. I saw a minor example of this on a black background during the start of a movie when the movie studio logo was displayed. I am SURE this logo was not encoded well and that is the reason I saw it here but not in the film on the same disc. All in all it is a non-issue on my display (hopefully on yours too) and I almost let this overhyped problem sway me away from this fine device.
Other things I like are the blue backlighting on the front panel, and I find the display to be extremely clear and easy to read. The whole unit just has a quality look about it, it looks great sitting in my rack.
The remote is fine, another overhyped issue though I do agree backlighting would have been nice. I don't seem to see the glowing that the keys are supposed to do.
Bottom line: this player is a 10/10. I don't see how anyone could ever be disappointed with it.
The quality of the 1080i up-conversion to my 1920 x 1080 HDTV set is exceptional, almost as good as the HD-DVD player next to it, which cost two-and-a-half times as much. And the latter cannot play PAL and/or non-region 1 DVDs.
Even though the Oppo does not have an ethernet port to directly connect to the internet, it is easy enough to download firmware updates from their website and then burn to a CD-R. The only negative I can see in this player is the problem of underscan, whereby the image does not fill the whole screen resulting in (thin) black bars on the edges. I'm not even sure if this is an issue with lower resolution HDTV sets. They have acknowledged the problem and indicated to me that the issue is being addressed. The nice thing with firmware upgradeability is that I do not have to buy a new unit every time they come up with a fix. Truly an investment in the future.
This thing has a beautiful playback, I'm going through my old movies 'cause the picture looks so good. I am very satisfied.
Another reviewer here mentioned that the plastic tray looked like it could easily break, I disagree, the plastic is very flexible, other players have hard plastic trays, not the Oppo. I saw somewhere on line a guy that bent his down to the shelf level whithout breaking!
The reason for only 4 stars:
1. The disk tray is wider than the DVD's and it doesn't extend all the way out. In order to remove the DVD you must stick your finger in the disk's hole and tilt it up and slide it toward you.
2. To save your place in the movie you have to eject the disk, you can't pause and turn it off or just turn it off.
3. It takes longer for the disk to load than my old Sony.
I can live with the drawbacks, awesome picture!
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