Right now I'm building a pair of speakers for my office, and I want as good of a source unit as I can afford on my very tight budget. I was originally looking at the Cambridge Audio DVD87, since it appears to be the same as the 89 but without the HDMI output. Reviews that I've found for the DVD89 seem very favorable. Then I discovered that the Oppo 970HD seems to have the exact same internals as the Cambridge, except for a smaller power supply.
Has anybody listened to both of these two units? Video quality is really of no concern to me, since the only time I'll even see video is for the DVD concerts that I watch, or to navigate the DVD-A menus. Am I likely to hear an improvement in quality between these units and my current Pioneer DV-563A?
I'm somewhat torn, because the Cambridge is available locally from a B&M that I trust, but it's over $100 more than the Oppo, and I don't believe that it's got the video defeat option like the Oppo has. On the other hand, it's got a better power supply, and a vastly better appearance.