After reading the very helpful discussion and comments on this board, I purchased the 980H directly from Oppo. My receiver does not have HDMI, so I have an HDMI cable sending video to my Sharp LCD and I have digital audio cables and a set of analog audio cables going to my Denon 2803 receiver.
I am having a problem with one DVD-Audio disc, the 2004 Silverline Classics recording of the six Bach Brandenburg Concertos performed by Academy of St. James, which plays fine on my Denon 2200 DVD player. When I load the disc in the 980H, and use the Audio Setup menu option to select either the 2-channel or the surround high resolution 96 kHz/24 bit track, and go back and select the Playlist menu option, the player freezes, stuck on the main menu. The 980H front display will give a reading of track 1 and timing 00:00 as if it's almost made it to the start of the track. The player is sufficiently frozen so that pressing Stop on the remote or even the player itself does nothing. I have to eject the disc and start over. Both Dolby tracks play fine, but the advanced resolution tracks will not play on this player. I tried using the Goto button on the remote control, described on p. 33 of the manual, but when I enter Title 1 or Title 2, the player does nothing, while Title 3 and Title 4, the Dolby tracks, play fine as usual. Any ideas?
I have an unrelated question. When I play an SACD, in the upper right-hand of the onscreen display there are horizontal dashes that occasionally have green bars above them. What are these markings? The upper left-hand part of the display shows red bars of increasing height but they don't appear to change position.