Originally Posted by discophire
Hey, all. Sorry if this topic has been posted already, but this thread is ridiculously long. Anyway, can I get a recommendation on what would be an optimal DVD player to use with the 50PX60U?
Specifically, I was looking at the OPPO OPDV971H and the OPPO DV-970HD because I've read a lot of feedback about how the OPPOs in terms of picture quality are competitive with the very high end DVD players. Can anyone recommend one of the OPPOs over the other. I'd also be intersted in any other DVD players out there that I'm not aware of.
If you have not already done so, plan on reading the "Oppo Digital DV9-970HD FAQ/Brain Dump" thread in the Video Components>DVD Players (Standard Def) forum.
It is currently about 62 pages long, but it tells it all. Based on my reading it over a few days, I ordered the newer one (970) after reading 1-> 55. Which was about 3 wks ago. The delivery and support was very good. The picture quality is lovely and the price makes this a fabulous piece to have until the HD/DVD format wars shake out. THe msrp price is around $150 for the 970 and around $200 for the 971 + $15 Shipping.
You do need to read it through for yourself to see some of the nuances. The feedback on the tread is also extremely good. While there are two separate threads (one for the 970 & one for the 971). Reading the 970 thread is the one I focused on to match up with my 50px600u which was on order at the time. The two (Plasma & Oppo 970) arrived within a day of each other and I am very, very happy.
Not trying to be pedantic, but, when you make an investment like you have with the Panny plasma, reading that thread should take a lot of the 'after purchase angst of did I buy the right one' away.
Plus if after reading them you still are not sure, consider ordering both the 970 & 971 for a side by side comparison as they have 30 day turn around/refund policy.