Originally Posted by Saturn94
Just read this:
"The Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) and analog driving stage in the BDP-80 is a tried-and-true design previously used in our flagship DV-983H up-converting DVD player."
Does this mean the 80 will provide an upgrade in AQ via the analog outputs over the 980H?
PS - For a thread that doesn't exist, it sure has taken off like wildfire! I can see it's going to be difficult keeping up with it.
Originally Posted by JohnAV
Yes, was wondering when someone would notice that.
Perhaps this quote I just found from the Secrets of Home Theater site sheds some light on this. It's in reference to a comment about how the 980H compares to the 983H in terms of analog AQ:
"I stand corrected on the 983 vs. the 980. Jason Liao, Vice President of Product Development at Oppo Digital, sent me an e-mail stating the following differences between the two:
The analog output stage of the 983H is based on the same design as the 980H, but receives some further optimization:
1.Isolated power regulators and larger capacitors are used for each portion of the analog audio path: the digital portion of the DAC, the analog portion of the DAC, and the op-amps.
2.The power supply voltage for the op-amps is raised to 12V and -12V from the 980H's 9V and -9V. This helps with the dynamic range.
3.The front L/R channels receive special treatment with better audio coupling capacitors and power de-coupling capacitors.
4.The switching power supply is electro-magnetically shielded.
One party out there has said the sound was better with the 983 and one has said any improvement was not very significant...."
As an owner of the 980H this sounds like good news for the 80.
Now another question is how will the 80 and 83 compare in terms of analog AQ (multichannel is of particular interest to me)?