Originally Posted by jdanielsg
all this talk about whether the tray is noisy or not.. what constitutes noisy? there would definitely be some sound...its definitely not as smooth and quiet as my 4k cd player...
The unit should be whisper quiet. The only noise I hear from the system is when I Eject or Close the tray, and when a disc first spins up. Otherwise, I have to put my hear completely on the case to hear anything emanating from it. It is no more noisy than the DV-981HD you are currently using.
now thing is...I am assuming this is the supposed week of the release, no one actually has one yet?
They started shipping last Monday.
I am curious to see how much of a drop in picture quality i would have to endure with the 980
With the lack of a Faroudja chipset, in test patterns, you will notice a major difference in the ability to de-interlace and scale properly. In the real world, the difference is subtle, with minor increases in interlacing and aliasing errors. The lack of a Faroudja chipset really starts to show itself through animated contents (Japanese animation, cartoons) and PAL media. Most NTSC media should be almost indistinguishable.