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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   stevenHa


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Posted June 26 2007 - 08:10 AM

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 of 9 OFFLINE   Alon Goldberg

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Posted June 26 2007 - 11:12 AM

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 of 9 OFFLINE   stevenHa


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Posted June 26 2007 - 12:55 PM

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

#4 of 9 OFFLINE   DaveHo


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Posted June 27 2007 - 01:34 AM

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 of 9 OFFLINE   Paul_Dunlop


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Posted June 27 2007 - 01:37 AM

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
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#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Jeff Adkins

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Posted June 28 2007 - 11:49 PM

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 of 9 OFFLINE   stevenHa


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Posted June 29 2007 - 04:24 AM

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

#8 of 9 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted June 29 2007 - 07:58 AM

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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#9 of 9 OFFLINE   dkny75


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Posted June 29 2007 - 08:05 AM

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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