OPPO Digital's DV-970hd vs OPDV971H

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by GreatBOTT, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. GreatBOTT

    GreatBOTT Auditioning

    Sep 21, 2006
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    So... this OPPO Digital has got the looks down, do any of you hardcore home theater people know anything about these babies?

    The 970hd is $149 http://www.oppodigital.com/dv970hd/dv970hd.html; and the 971H is $199 http://www.oppodigital.com/opdv971h.html - not much of a price difference. [​IMG]

    I'm just getting my theater started, Bose stereo system (older but still great) and a 42" plasma. I have never really spent too much on a DVD player and perhaps this is why they keep breaking?

    Has anyone heard of Coby DVD players?! Didn't think so. [​IMG]

    Any suggestions or reveiws of OPPO would be GREAT.
  2. Mort Corey

    Mort Corey Supporting Actor

    Nov 21, 2003
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    In short, the 971 has the better deinterlacing chips but the 970 is no slouch over either HDMI or component. The 970 also plays SACD while the 917 does not. A search of this section of the forum will turn up numerous in depth reviews. Either will work well with your new PDP.

  3. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

    Aug 13, 2000
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    What is your display? Selecting the "correct" Oppo is largely display dependent.

    I've used both players -- I stuck with the 970. The reason being is I could not get rid of the mild macroblocking on the 971...despite thorough calibration. Also, I found the 971 just slightly too much on the soft side --- though this is display dependent. The 970 has no macroblocking, is a bit sharper, and might be better for 1080i output. The Faroudja chip seem to be a bit better for progressive outputs (480p, 720p).

    The 971 does have better deinterlacing as will be seen on test patterns. However, for viewing "real life" Region 1 film-based DVDs I see no issues with the 970. If you watch a lot of different video-based or PAL material, you might run into some picture quality issues.

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