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Anyone have any idea which one of these would provide better 480p picture? Both can be found used for around $100. It will be used with a Optoma H31 480p DLP projector on 100" screen.
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Anyone have any idea which one of these would provide better 480p picture? Both can be found used for around $100. It will be used with a Optoma H31 480p DLP projector on 100" screen.

I would guess about the same. The OPPO may pass a few of the tests that the Denon fails, as shown here: http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/cgi-b...28component%29

That site shut down before testing the 980, but it's total score would be in the mid to high 80s. The 2910 scores 86.

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Ok thanks for the reply. I did see that list, and I noticed that the DV981 scored really high, that's what got me looking at the Oppo players in the first place. I can't use the 981 because I need component though. So you think the 980h would have scored about the same as the 2910? That's pretty impressive considering the 980 uses a lesser known deinterlacer, compared to the DCDI chip in the 2900 and DV981.
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Ok thanks for the reply. I did see that list, and I noticed that the DV981 scored really high, that's what got me looking at the Oppo players in the first place. I can't use the 981 because I need component though. So you think the 980h would have scored about the same as the 2910? That's pretty impressive considering the 980 uses a lesser known deinterlacer.

Yes, the 980 was a replacement for the 970 which scored 86 and 84. The 980 is at least as good, a bit better in some respects.

The BDP-80 is the blu-ray replacement for the 980, by the way: $289.

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I read the Hometheaterhifi review of the 970 and there were a couple lines I found confusing.

"While it wasn't quite to the level of popular solutions like the Realta HQV or Faroudja DCDi, it did a very commendable job with the lines." and "Overall, I would say the Mediatek did an above-average job in our de-interlacing tests for an all-in-one solution, but it still does not live up to the bar set by the higher line video processing chips out there now."

That makes it sound like the deinterlacing isn't as good as DCDI, but yet they gave the 970 the same score as the 2910 which uses DCDI. Does that mean that Denon implementation of the DCDI chip in the 2910 wasn't as good as it can be? But the best examples of DCDI are better than the 980h?
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