Originally Posted by criagD
Is there a $100 difference between the two? I think both use Faroudja processing, so will the upconversion be about the same? I think the Oppo can send SACD/DVD-A out the HDMI and the Denon can not. Is that about the only difference?
"Denon 758/1940 vs. Oppo 980"
I have an OPPO 981 (used extensively), and have given away a 980 unit as a gift, so I have some limited experience with that too.
The better deal is a roughly 80% off closeout DVD Denon unit; either a Denon 1940ci (which I own) $80.53 closeout + Free Shipping thru amazon
Or a closeout Denon 2930ci (which I also own) $199.88 + Free Shipping
I suggest you buy one or the other through www.amazon.com
. Go there and search on: denon sacd player
FWIW I have nothing to do with amazon, but think that if there is any issue with a unit that you get using them (as primary with a secondary company) it is very very easy to deal with, whereas I don't have much trust in dealing directly with these secondary companies.