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post #1 of 3 Old 01-03-2007, 07:46 PM - Thread Starter
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I've got a Denon 1600 standard DVD player that I've had for a long time and I just recently bought an Onkyo TX-SR674 receiver with HDMI in/out on it so I thought I'd hook up my Samsung HD860 upconverting DVD player. I wasn't exactly impressed with it so I've actually gone back to my Denon. So the question is do I keep with the Denon or is it worth spending ~$200 on an Oppo 971 or something similar?
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The Denon 1600 is still a champ, so long as its limitation to component video and 480p aren't a concern. I SDI-modified mine and still use it as my primary DVD player.

I've owned an Oppo 971 and currently own the 970. Both are excellent region-free players. However, the 971's picture is softer than the Denon 1600, and the 970 doesn't deinterlace as well.

If you're still happy with the Denon 1600, just stick with it. If you have the itch to upgrade, the only meaningful place to go is HD DVD.

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I should've also mentioned that I got the HD-DVD add-on drive for my Xbox 360 as an xmas present and I'm loving it. So, I've got the HD end covered. Sounds like I'm probably just fine with the Denon... right? I've been out of the DVD game for a while!
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