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The DV-981HD is a 1080p upconverting DVD player based on the very successful 971H platform (see below). Essentially, the 981 is a black version of the 971 that has few differences: HDMI with 1080p upconversion (instead of DVI/1080i as in the 971), the component output (which only output 480i on the 971) has been completely removed, and SACD playback has been added making the 981 Oppo's first universal player.
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981 is:
970 plus 971 plus 1080p output minus component output
 

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I got that email from Oppo today too. There's always something new out there to spend our money on isn't there?
 
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I'm sure this will be another winner for Oppo. I've got their 971 and its been flawless for me. I'd consider the new play if only b/c its available in black but I need the component out's for my analog HDTV.
 

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Congrats Ryan!

So what happens to the signal when it upconverts to 1080p but your display only accepts 1080i ???

I think it would be interesting to compare one of these units to an HD-DVD unit and see just how much difference there is between an upconverted SD-DVD image and an HD-DVD image.
 

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I dont think that i can use the new 981 with m ysystym as i will be running the dvd into my Marantz receiver sr5500 to get on screen display. The Marantz only has componant input. As far as i can see the 971 would be more suitable.Any ideas ??? Kind Regards Alan
 
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I dont think that i can use the new 981 with m ysystym as i will be running the dvd into my Marantz receiver sr5500 to get on screen display. The Marantz only has componant input. As far as i can see the 971 would be more suitable.Any ideas ??? Kind Regards Alan
Agree,
971 would be the way to go if you are limited to Component Video
 

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I dont think that i can use the new 981 with m ysystym as i will be running the dvd into my Marantz receiver sr5500 to get on screen display. Any ideas ??? Kind Regards Alan
Is the on screen display for the Marantz? If so run component (or composite) video from the Marantz to the HDTV and run the DVD HDMI directly to the HDTV. Whenever you need the Marantz on screen display just choose the video input used to connect your Marantz...

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