News about OPPO DV-981HD
Dear OPPO resellers and partners,
We would like to let you know about an upcoming new DVD player model DV-981HD from OPPO. As many of you already know, OPPO is constantly working on developing new products. The DV-981HD has been in development for many months. The design is based on the legendary success of OPDV971H. The DV-981HD keeps the Genesis/Faroudja video processor with its DCDi® technology for de-interlacing and up-converting. Updated features include HDMI output, 1080p 60/50Hz output resolution, and SACD playback. It will no longer have a component video output, as this model is designed specifically for displays with digital inputs (HDMI or DVI). The chassis design is similar to the OPDV971H, but comes in black instead of silver.
The DV-981HD is still in the development stage. We are conducting limited test and product revision right now. In order to ensure the product performance, which customers associate the OPPO brand with, we are spending extra time and effort. We look forward to releasing the new DV-981HD model for this Christmas season, however there is no predetermined release date. We will release the product only when we are certain of its quality and performance. The price of DV-981HD is not determined yet, but we expect it to be slightly higher than the OPDV971H.
OPPO will keep the OPDV971H model in our product line and continue to provide inventory and support. The DV-981HD is positioned as a slightly higher level product than the OPDV971H, not a replacement to it. Based on the great number of positive reviews and the unique design of the product, we expect there will still be strong demand for the OPDV971H model. For this reason we recommend our resellers keep their normal inventory levels of the OPDV971H inventory appropriate for the season. We support our resellers with long term mutually beneficial relationship. Should there be a concern of inventory level, we will be glad to help.
As more information becomes available and the product becomes ready to release, we will keep you updated.