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post #1 of 6 Old 04-29-2015, 07:19 PM - Thread Starter
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Talking Thrift store find! Oppo DV 981-HD, minty condition.

I was perusing around today and found a near mint Oppo DV 981-HD in our local thrift store. After checking functionality in the store I have returned home and am listening to it right now. I was initially disappointed that there was no factory remote but after calling Oppo customer service I learned that a replacement remote is available for only $8.00 plus shipping. It was promptly ordered.
My sole use for this unit is audio.
1. This is my first SACD capable player, other than my Blu-ray player which is in another room. Is this still a current technology and is the small investment in a few disks money well spent?
2. Should I look into DVD-audio instead?
3. Was $9.95 too much too spend for this player? I am kidding about this...

Thanks in advance for the advice!
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Lucky dog. I'd love to have one of those. Not for audio though. It is a great DVD upscaler for video using the anchor bay chip. My Oppo BDP-83 had the anchor bay chip and dvd never looked better. When I bought the 95 and sold the 83 I was disappointed with dvd upscaling. The 95 is good, but the 83 was fantastic. Having a large DVD collection, I'd love to find a 981.

As far as audio goes, you can do both. The player will do both. I tend to stick to SACD, more titles are available. I do buy high resolution titles from HD tracks and a few other places and can burn them to DVD-audio, which I do kind of as another backup. Try it and see if you like them.
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Congrats on the new player... how much did you pay for it..??
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Good player but pretty cheap loader mech,
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Nice find in a thrift store! I never find good stuff like that. Surprised it didn't end up on Ebay before it made it to the retail floor.

Did you ever pick up any SACDs and if so which ones?
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You lucky dog! That was a seriously good find! Enjoy your new player. FWIW, a customer of mine just gave me the SACD of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon as a gift. AMAZING disc! I can' recommend it highly enough.

Enjoy your Oppo!
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