Oppo DV-981HD Upconverting DVD Player

A quality DVD player does not mean you have to pay a bundle for it. Oppo has come out with a line of great upconverting DVD players. Not only is the upconverting top notch in this player, it can also handle a ton of different CODECS including DivX, WMA, DVD-A and a few others. You can check out our review of the DV-981HD here.

Sound And Vision

On the video side, the Oppo can deliver 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p output from its HDMI jack. Deinterlacing is courtesy of the Faroudja/Genesis DCDi (Directional Correlation Deinterlacing) system, and the chip also provides True Life video processing to help flesh out details in upconverted pictures. Oddly, Oppo chose not to provide a component-video output, so you'll need an HDTV with an HDMI input (or an HDCP-compliant DVI input with an adapter) to take advantage of all the image processing. Both composite- and S-video jacks can be found on the back panel, alongside coaxial and optical digital and six-channel analog audio outputs.