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Originally Posted by dd3mon /forum/post/0
I believe the consensus on this is the Oppo 970 is one of the best choices for the 5070.
The reason is because this is one of the very few players that can send 480i over HDMI. This means the panel deinterlaces and scales the picture up to it's native. Sending 480i is best for two reasons:
#1 The panel is 768p, so any input from an upscaling player (that will output 720p or 1080i) will be scaled a second time. Less processing = better in general.
#2 The Pioneer's scalers and especially de-interlacers are very, very good - in general better than the average upscaling DVD player.
So sending 480i over HDMI will reduce the processing to one step, by what is most likely the better processor and going through a digital link means there won't be any degredation of the original signal, it should basically be like the TV reading the disc directly.
A few people have differing opinions, but this is the general consensus with regards to a DVD player on this particular panel.
Originally Posted by DReilly1 /forum/post/0
But I would second the Oppo 970 and it's ability to trasmit 480i. My research led me to that same conclusion.
On a related note, I have actually decided that when the TV comes I am going HD-DVD, so I will let you know how that works, I have heard that is a very nice combo as well.
Originally Posted by YellowMonkey /forum/post/0
I ordered the Oppo 970. I refuse to touch the HD/BR stuff until all of that is sorted out, or until I get a 360.
Originally Posted by davyo /forum/post/0
As far as refusing to touch the HD/BR until the dust settles in the format war, that is too bad, you are missing a jaw dropping video experience.
Originally Posted by Marky_Mark896 /forum/post/0
I went with the Oppo 970 as well. While I agree, the Oppo upconverting is not as good as the Pio 6070, the Oppo is much better at 480i than my old philips DVD player, and it didn't cost 400 or more for a format that may or may not be around in a year or two. I'll wait till the war is over, and then go HD...maybe. The DVD's look great out of the oppo.
Originally Posted by PioManiac /forum/post/0
That gives you a Total HD package and upconverter and game console
for less than $900. Even if both technologies die a horrible death after 2 years
you only paid $1.23/day...less than most people pay for cable
Originally Posted by dlconner /forum/post/0
Well, you did forget 1 important fact...the cost for HD-DVD and BR does not just stop there...now you have to buy or rent movies.