I have an issue with the DVD image from my 980 beginning with the set-up menu - there is significant "ghosting" that manifests itself as a white outline around the text of the set up menu and in movies as well that is becoming very distracting. I am hooked up to an older Panasonic rear projection Hi-def set with 1080i as its native resolution and no HDMI, so I use the component cables on 480p. When I run some unprotected material on 1080i, the ghosting goes away but the picture isn't as crisp as on 480p. I am outside my 30 day return period so I am looking at having to send the unit in for repair. I have tried switching cables, leaving all the OPPO video settings at 0, eliminating the picture modifiers on my display. I do not have this issue on hi-def TV programming via my cable box, so it is hard to think that my TV is the issue, though I realize I can't rule that out. The fact that the issue manifests itself initially on the setup menu suggests to me that there is something wrong with the unit. I do plan down the road to get a HDMI TV which may eliminate the problem, but just the fact that I am having a problem with component outs makes me feel that the rest of the unit may not have been up to spec when it left the factory. I wrote this up to OPPO service and they responded for me to eliminate all "artificial" settings as I have done. I will also say that it is not easy for me to remove the OPPO from its rack and set it up to another TV. I would be able to take another DVD player and run it through the front S-video jacks on the TV just to see if I see ghosting on the menu. Before I send my unit in for repair, is there anything any of you experts can share with me regarding this problem or potential fix? One thing I haven't done is to calibrate the TV with one of the discs out there - I don't know how to access the service menu on my Panasonic rear projection set, but again, I don't see the ghosting issue on TV programing, which looks quite good in 1080i format.
Thanks for any suggestions you may have,