The OPPO DV-983H represents a lot of firsts. It is the first flagship design from OPPO, it is the first DVD player on the market to use the ABT-102 chip from Anchor Bay Technology (DVDO), and it is the first player to ever score a perfect 100 in the Secrets DVD Benchmark™. OPPO is always impressive with their attention to detail and their ability to continue to push the envelope of price/performance with their DVD players and universal transports.
The 983H is also a true universal DVD player, offering DVD-Audio and SACD playback via HDMI (v1.2) or analog outputs. The Oppo DV-983H has all the charm of its previous models, plus it sports outstanding image quality. Its core video performance is superb. The player isn’t clipping any of the active image, retains the full dynamic range.
The more important difference between the DV-983H and earlier OPPO players is in the processing system. While the DV-983H includes the Anchor Bay VRS suite, the DV-981HD uses Faroudja’s DCDi system, and all of the DV-980H’s video processing is on a single Mediatek chip. The DV-980H has been the darling of videophiles with high-end outboard video processors because it can output 480i/576i via HDMI. The DV-983H and DV-981HD can output at 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p.
Oppo has produced one heck of a machine. Its performance via HDMI with both video and audio is outstanding. It has been developed as a flagship player, and in that role it excels.
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