Looking at past OPPO players, it appears to be consistently related to how the video output section is designed. When there is a dedicated scaling chip in the output signal path (Faroudja or ABT), it becomes necessary to either play some tricks that add cost to the product to retain 480i output support or it is rendered almost impossible due to conflicts in how the different chips interact (see the explanation from the 983H). It is not a company policy to omit 480i. On the contrary, it has been included whenever reasonably feasible (as with the 980H). With no idea of just what architecture an OPPO Blu-ray player would employ, it is impossible to predict whether such a player would support 480i or not.
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3/24/08 at 1:51pm