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post #1 of 11 Old 01-03-2007, 10:01 PM - Thread Starter
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I am in the market for a new DVD player. I currently have an old Sony DVP S330 (which came out in the very very late 1990s... 99?) and it works fine but it seems like i'm lacking something. I am getting everything ready for a nice set up (I already have a decent AVR which is a Technics SA-DA8 that supports DVD-Audio input) which consist of **********'s Onix X-series 5.1 speakers which will most likely consist of the floorstand speakers that will come out later this month. The TV will most likely be a Westinghouse LVM-42w2.

So lets get to the point of this thread! I am looking for a DVD player in the 150-250 dollar price range. I will need good video output quality and most importantly, good audio output (I'm not blowing money on the speakers and cables for nothing). Seems like the Oppo DVD players fits my needs but there seems to be a lack of quality audio output? Should i just buy an Oppo and blow more money (which i absolutely do not want to do) Sony SCD-CE595 CD/SACD player instead?

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What type of audio outs are you looking for? I'm assuming for DVDA and SACD you're looking for analog outs?

Also, what type of video out? 480i? 480p? 720p? Component or DVI/HDMI?

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To be honest, i'm going to need help on that too. I guess which ever input is best on the Westinghouse TV and which ever is best for the source component.
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To be honest, i'm going to need help on that too. I guess which ever input is best on the Westinghouse TV and which ever is best for the source component.

Well, I have a Westinghouse LVM-37w3 and both Oppo 971 and 981. My comments comparing these two players with this display are here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post9128910

I haven't tried the 970. If you have a 1080p display then the 981 is a natural fit.

I'm afraid I'm indifferent to audio.

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971...............................reason Why's It's Still $200
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Can anyone compare the audio quality between the Oppo and the Sony SCD-CE595? Or at least have some input and give me some info on how good the audio quality of the Oppo is?
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971...............................reason Why's It's Still $200

Let's see:

- near perfect score on the DVD shootout
- excellent deinterlacing and scaling
- region free
- has DVI out with NO HDCP
- fantastic support from Oppo - they listen to their customers and improve/fix their firmware on a regular basis.

It beats players which are many times its price.

Edit: some of the things it can't do:

- DVDA or SACD
- 480i output via DVI
- Make coffee for you in the morning
- Rub your wife's feet

I've had a 971 for about a year now, and it's a great machine for the price. That said, I just picked up a 970, because I want to feed 480i to my scaler...

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It acutually can play DVD-A.
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Hey hey, scratch one off the list of 'can't's. The 971 still can't rub my wife's feet though...

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It acutually can play DVD-A.

Yeah i know that. I've search on google for reviews of the Different Oppo players and none of them shows how they stack up against other equipment (that i have experience with). I guess the video quality is taken care of but i still need some answers for the audio quality against maybe a Sony SCD-CE595 when it comes to CDs, DVD-A, SACD, etc.
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I'm just going to get a 595 as a CD player....

I still have time to choose though...
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