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OPPo DV-970HD

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by stevenHa, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. stevenHa

    stevenHa Well-Known Member

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    Will my SD dvds look noticably better on my Panasonic 42 inch plasma with the OPPO DV-970HD (I assume thru the HDMI port) ? Any cons ?
     
  2. Alon Goldberg

    Alon Goldberg Well-Known Member

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    The Oppo 970 is arguably the best budget DVD player in its price range. What DVD player do you currently own that you are comparing to? What model Panasonic Plasma do you own, and what is its native resolution?
     
  3. stevenHa

    stevenHa Well-Known Member

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    I have the TH-42PX60U and some kind of Sony progressive scan dvd player that's a few years old.
     
  4. DaveHo

    DaveHo Well-Known Member

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    Since you posted this in the HD-DVD area, I'm going to pose the obvious question. You do know that the Oppo player is an upconverting player, NOT a true hi-def player, right?
     
  5. Paul_Dunlop

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    Your SD DVD's will look noticeably better played through a Toshiba HDA2 as well

    Plus you will be able to play HD DVD's if you want
     
  6. Jeff Adkins

    Jeff Adkins Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, if you're just looking to upscale DVDs you might want to get the A2 if you don't mind spending the extra $100 (unless you own a lot of imports).

    The main advantages to the Oppo 970 are:

    1) upscaling over component
    2) SACD playback
    3) DVD-Audio playback
    4) PAL-NTSC conversion
    5) Region Free Capability
     
  7. stevenHa

    stevenHa Well-Known Member

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    Is the Toshiba HD-A2 player region free and can it play SACD, etc.
     
  8. John Garcia

    John Garcia Well-Known Member

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    No, the A2 cannot do SACD (I don't think it can do DVD-A either), and I don't think it is region free.
     
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    Definitely not region free for standard dvds and no DVD-A or SACD. This is why I have an Oppo and an A1.
     

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