Originally Posted by flossy
I was wondering if I should purchase the current OPPO OPDV971H DVD player for my new 42 60u PDP or wait for the newer one coming out in April. Will the new DVD player be a better performer with my PDP?
I asked the same question in a different thread. When using my DVD player, an inexpensive progressive scan Toshiba 3950, I thought the picture was VERY good, both through component and s-video. This means that the de-interlacer and upscaler in the Panny must be very good indeed. (I also have the 42-inch 60U.)
Someone replied that the new Oppo will have HDMI but will NOT have a deinterlacer. HDMI might be reason enough to get the new Oppo, which apparently will be less expensive than the 971.
A private e-mail from Oppo said this:
"We will be releasing a new DVD player in April. If you are concerned
about de-interlacing, then you will want to purchase the OPDV971H, as
the new player will not have a Faroujda chipset. However, if you have
an external scaler, or want a universal audio player (DVD-A and SACD
support), then you will want to look into our next product."