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post #781 of 6369
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Originally Posted by iggymama View Post

Oh, but I am also saving the tax, which is $22 with the shipping, since I am in California! That sucks! How come you paid only $3-4 for shipping on the 980H, when I paid $8 for the 970HD refurb in California? They said shipping out of state was more like $13. Is the shipping on a new 980H less than the shipping on a refurb 970HD? Makes no sense.

Amazon.com basically orders stock based on demand. Likely when they originally ordered product from OPPO it was a very low number, since the pre-orders were very low. This number has likely gone up from the original order date, so I would expect a more substantial order to be going to Amazon.com in the coming weeks.
post #782 of 6369
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Originally Posted by iggymama View Post

Why would the delivery estimate for my order placed 3 days ago be 9/25/07 (not 9/23/07) to 10/8/07, when it your order placed TODAY has a DELIVERY estimate of 9/17/07 to 9/24/07? Are you sure that's not a shipping estimate? Did you request free super saver shipping? My shipping estimate is 9/18/07 to 9/25/07, which is AFTER your DELIVERY estimate! Wassup with that?

I haven't requested Free Super Saver. I chose Standard Shipping (3-5 business days) which was FREE too. So, I thought this can be faster than Super Saver. Lets see what happens here.
post #783 of 6369
I'm very interested in this unit, however I'm worried about the load times for an external harddrive even though this player has usb 2.0. Can somebody who owns this unit tell me how long it takes for it to load up an ext harddrive (about 150-500 gigs of songs and video), and if there is a similar delay when browsing thru the fielist or switching back to dvd mode and back to usb mode?


Very much thanks in advance!
post #784 of 6369
Just another heads up for Canadians. My 980H just shipped from SolutionsAV for delivery tomorrow and onlybestrated.com also has units in stock as of this morning. There are hundreds available between the 2 sellers apparently.
post #785 of 6369
Amazon offered free shipping with a free trial of Amazon Prime, so I am hoping. I wish I knew. It has not shipped yet, so I won't know until I get a tracking number. I ordered on Friday. I am hoping to get it before I get back from Tehachapi (where I am setting up a home theatre system, including my old 970HD, at the Universal Life Church) on Sept. 4th, or I will go without a DVD player until it arrives!
post #786 of 6369
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Originally Posted by iggymama View Post

Amazon offered free shipping with a free trial of Amazon Prime, so I am hoping. I wish I knew. It has not shipped yet, so I won't know until I get a tracking number. I ordered on Friday. I am hoping to get it before I get back from Tehachapi (where I am setting up a home theatre system, including my old 970HD, at the Universal Life Church) on Sept. 4th, or I will go without a DVD player until it arrives!

Yes, they offered me the same thing. I still can change that, but later I'll need to cancel that. It doesn't make much difference. Once it's shipped, it should take a couple days to receive it. I'm wondering if they have it in stock. Was your CC charged?
post #787 of 6369
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Originally Posted by mdLCD View Post

I haven't requested Free Super Saver. I chose Standard Shipping (3-5 business days) which was FREE too. So, I thought this can be faster than Super Saver. Lets see what happens here.

Thanks for the heads up! I just checked out my order, and Amazon allowed me to changed my shipping preference from Super Saver to Standard (still FREE, to my surprise!), and now the Delivery estimate is 9/20/07 to 10/1/07 - almost a week earlier! Still slow, but the shipping estimate is still the same, so if it ships sooner, then the delivery will be sooner, too! Good to know!

Fingers crossed...
post #788 of 6369
I did'nt have to cancel my order, I just changed the shipping preference to Standard. According to Amazon, it should ship faster! Doesn't hurt to change it!

My CC was not charged.

Oh, wait a darned minute - I checked Amazon again, and found out I didn't order with Amazon Prime after all. I guess I clicked the wrong button!

I cancelled the original order and placed a new order with free 2 DAY SHIPPING with Amazon Prime free trial, and now my shipping estimate is 9/17/07 to 9/24/07 and my delivery estimate is 9/19/07 to 9/26/07! Getting better all the time!

I will cancel Amazon Prime before the free trial ends, so I don't have to pay $79 for a year - pretty pricey for expedited shipping, when I don't order that much from Amazon.
post #789 of 6369
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Originally Posted by goofart View Post

I'm very interested in this unit, however I'm worried about the load times for an external harddrive even though this player has usb 2.0.

Depending on the density of the disc, load times can take up to 2 minutes initially.

There are no real delays when browsing, but depending on the media, there can be a decoding delay when the file is first played back.
post #790 of 6369
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Originally Posted by iggymama View Post

I did'nt have to cancel my order, I just changed the shipping preference to Standard. According to Amazon, it should ship faster! Doesn't hurt to change it!

My CC was not charged.

Oh, wait a darned minute - I checked Amazon again, and found out I didn't order with Amazon Prime after all. I guess I clicked the wrong button!

I cancelled the original order and placed a new order with free 2 DAY SHIPPING with Amazon Prime free trial, and now my shipping estimate is 9/17/07 to 9/24/07 and my delivery estimate is 9/19/07 to 9/26/07! Getting better all the time!

I will cancel Amazon Prime before the free trial ends, so I don't have to pay $79 for a year - pretty pricey for expedited shipping, when I don't order that much from Amazon.

I have a feeling that they don't have it in stock otherwise they would charge CCs right away, but I may be wrong.
post #791 of 6369
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Originally Posted by zeroendless View Post

Just got the 980h for a week, it played hdcd, sacd, dvd-a and redbook cd flawlessly. I have yet tried the hdmi audio out as i am still waiting on the new Integra 9.8 pre-pro.

I found me a used hdd, formatted with Fat32, copied my dvd achieve with vob file. It read vob fast and played them smoothly but menu doesn't work. I hope they there's a future upgrade more on vob support because that's how i achieved my dvd collection.

Did anybody else find smooth paying archived DVDs with the 980 from a USB HDD too?
post #792 of 6369
How is the 1080i output on this player?
post #793 of 6369
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Originally Posted by zibbyi View Post

Did anybody else find smooth paying archived DVDs with the 980 from a USB HDD too?

I have had good success with HDD media, but slow playback with USB thumdrives, when playing high-bandwidth media like VOB.
post #794 of 6369
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Originally Posted by Kage View Post

How is the 1080i output on this player?

Better than the DV-970HD, as there is no vertical compression.
post #795 of 6369
Thumb drive speeds can vary widely, too! YMMV.
post #796 of 6369
Can't wait for my 980H so I can compare 480p with 720p & 1080i without that ANNOYING vertical squeeze of the (returned) 970H! I was using 480p because I couldn't stand the squashed images at higher rez. USB 2.0 will be NICE, too!
post #797 of 6369
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Originally Posted by iggymama View Post

Can't wait for my 980H so I can compare 480p with 720p & 1080i without that ANNOYING vertical squeeze of the (returned) 970H! I was using 480p because I couldn't stand the squashed images at higher rez. USB 2.0 will be NICE, too!

If you can't wait, why are you even using Amazon? I know free shipping, and perhaps tax free? The shipping for 3 days to you is $7.95 plus CA Tax. But it would be to you a lot sooner.
post #798 of 6369
New Beta Test Firmware posted on Oppo site as well as original release Firmware.
Beta Test Version:
DV980H-01-0820

Note: This release is still a beta test version, not an official release. Use it only if you would like to experiment with the new features and improvements. There is a chance of the new features and improvements not working properly. If that happens, please update your DVD player back to the previous official firmware release.

Initial Release Version:
DV980H-01-0719
post #799 of 6369
Can we use dvd-r discs to update the firmware?
post #800 of 6369
Can anyone attest to the PAL>NTSC conversion quality of this machine, when compared to the Philips DVP 5982?
This ability is very important to me, and if the 5982 is poor in comparison, or if the 980HD is miles better, then i'll probably stump up for the 980HD, but if the difference would be slim, then i think i'll save my dosh and grab the 5982.
I will be using either machine in my bedroom with an SDTV right now, but i plan on getting an LCD HDTV very soon, approx 32".
Any opinions of which machine i should get in this situation?
post #801 of 6369
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Originally Posted by Kage View Post

Can we use dvd-r discs to update the firmware?

Yes, you can use DVD-R Media to burn firmware.
post #802 of 6369
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01-0820 Firmware Release Notes:

1. Improved DVD-Audio Disc Compatibility

There are reports of some DVD-Audio discs released by Arista and Silverline not playing properly on the DV-980H with the previous firmware version. This version improves the compatibility and will play those discs properly.

2. RGB Range Selection

This firmware version adds a setup menu item "RGB Range" in the "Video Setup Page". The default setting is "Normal", which is the recommended setting and the same as the previous firmware. The new "Enhanced" setting expands the studio RGB range of 16-235 into the 0-255 range, suitable for PC display. Use the "Enhanced" setting only when you use a PC display or encounter poor black-white contrast. For normal video display (TVs and projectors), using the "Enhanced" setting will result in clipping black and white signal level and loss of details.

3. Easier Disc Memory Operation

This firmware version saves the breakpoint for disc memory when the STOP or EJECT button is pressed. The previous firmware version saves the breakpoint only when the EJECT button is pressed while the disc is playing.
post #803 of 6369
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Originally Posted by guyrobinson View Post

Just another heads up for Canadians. My 980H just shipped from SolutionsAV for delivery tomorrow and onlybestrated.com also has units in stock as of this morning. There are hundreds available between the 2 sellers apparently.

Picking mine up from SolutionsAV tomorrow night, can't wait!!

fish1050
post #804 of 6369
I don't think Amazon will take that long to ship it. I ordered mine on Aug 4 (when they just added the item to their site and had 0 in stock) and had it in my home on Aug 14. The shipping estimates are way out there at Amazon. For example last night I ordered a couple of SACD's from them, the delivery estimate is Aug 31 - Sept 7 but I just got an email that they shipped out today. Give it a few days before you cancel your order.
post #805 of 6369
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Originally Posted by iggymama View Post

Oh, but I am also saving the tax, which is $22 with the shipping, since I am in California! That sucks! How come you paid only $3-4 for shipping on the 980H, when I paid $8 for the 970HD refurb in California? They said shipping out of state was more like $13. Is the shipping on a new 980H less than the shipping on a refurb 970HD? Makes no sense.


Sorry my mistake. I just checked my confirmation from OPPO and the shipping was $14 not $4.

Jim

See below.

Product ID: DV980H
Product Name: OPPO DV-980H 1080p Up-Converting Universal DVD Player with HDMI and 7.1CH Audio
Quantity: 1
Unit Price: US$ 169.00
> HDMI Cable : 6' HDMI Cable + 15' HDMI Cable (24AWG) (Gold Plated) (+US$ 29.00)
> Warranty : 1 Year Standard Warranty
--------------------------
Order Total : US$ 198.00
Shipping : US$ 14.00
Grand Total : US$ 212.00
post #806 of 6369
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

You can only have one subtitle type per video file. The reason for this is that you need the name of the file and the name of the subtitle to be the same.

Thanks for the reply, I guess my search for a perfect DVD/DivX player continues

To be fair, it should be added that the only reason for "one sub file per video" limitation is that Oppo's engineers haven't gotten around to fixing this - there are a mirriad cheapo MediaTek-based players with multiple .srt support so it couldn't be rocket science. I hope this will get fixed on the Oppo line of players as well.
post #807 of 6369
I have a Pioneer plasma 5060. 1080i max res. I had the Oppo 971H and just got the 980H. Anyone has video optimal settings for HDMI connection.

720p will be used but wondering about contrast,brightness etc and if anyone had it calibrated and what settings you are using ?

Thanks

Pete
post #808 of 6369
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Originally Posted by igorer View Post

To be fair, it should be added that the only reason for "one sub file per video" limitation is that Oppo's engineers haven't gotten around to fixing this - there are a mirriad cheapo MediaTek-based players with multiple .srt support so it couldn't be rocket science. I hope this will get fixed on the Oppo line of players as well.

My guess is that it is a low priority. Much like how they have not implemented more robust subtitle support for external subtitles (particularly unicode or larger viewing box).
post #809 of 6369
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

01-0820 Firmware Release Notes:

1. Improved DVD-Audio Disc Compatibility

There are reports of some DVD-Audio discs released by Arista and Silverline not playing properly on the DV-980H with the previous firmware version. This version improves the compatibility and will play those discs properly.

2. RGB Range Selection

This firmware version adds a setup menu item "RGB Range" in the "Video Setup Page". The default setting is "Normal", which is the recommended setting and the same as the previous firmware. The new "Enhanced" setting expands the studio RGB range of 16-235 into the 0-255 range, suitable for PC display. Use the "Enhanced" setting only when you use a PC display or encounter poor black-white contrast. For normal video display (TVs and projectors), using the "Enhanced" setting will result in clipping black and white signal level and loss of details.

3. Easier Disc Memory Operation

This firmware version saves the breakpoint for disc memory when the STOP or EJECT button is pressed. The previous firmware version saves the breakpoint only when the EJECT button is pressed while the disc is playing.


No fix for the HD JPEG picture slideshow aspect ratio problem yet?
post #810 of 6369
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Originally Posted by gshelley61 View Post

No fix for the HD JPEG picture slideshow aspect ratio problem yet?

Not in this beta. It's still being worked on.
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