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    Default Oppo 971/981 owners

    I'll be ordering 2 981's in the next couple days and have a few last questions for any owners.
    1. Have you had any "handshake" issues with the hdmi cable?
    2. How do superbit dvd's look on it?
    3. Anyone have it hooked to an HD-ILA? If so, how does it look?

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    971 here,

    1. No
    2. Great...most DVDs look better, great transfers look like HD.
    3. Not sure what you're asking...;)

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    dats ma teevee (in my best southern drawl):p
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    JVC 61" HD-ILA
    Sony DA4ES AVR
    Oppo 981 DVD
    Sony CDP-CX235 CD
    Signal Bi-wires
    AR ProII IC's

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    981 here ...

    1. No ... But I am running HDMI straight to the TV, not through a receiver or pre/pro.
    2. Great
    3. I have a large DLP not an ILA ... It looks fine and I imagine it would on an ILA as well.

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    I'll let you know tomorrow [Thurs. 28th] when my 971 arrives.
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    971

    1. No problems whatsoever
    2. Fantastic
    3 It should look great on any tv. Mine is a 55" lcd rp.

    btw, I demo'd both the 970 and the 971 and the 971 was definately the better picture.

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    Thanks for all the responses. You've confirmed what I was thinking.
    Everytime I think I'm out, THEY PULL ME BACK IN!!!!!!

    Polk 70's,40,30's
    Velo DLS 3500 Sub
    JVC 61" HD-ILA
    Sony DA4ES AVR
    Oppo 981 DVD
    Sony CDP-CX235 CD
    Signal Bi-wires
    AR ProII IC's

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    a great player all around, especially at its price point. its ability in redbook CD playback (2 channel) was FAR better than I expected.
    Theater - Polk LSi15, LSiC, LSi9 speaks, DIY Sub (142.5L box, SVS plus driver, 500 Watt plate amp)...Outlaw 990 pre/pro, Carver TFM45, 2 X Outlaw M200 . Rotel RB980 . PS3, Monster 3600 power center

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    981

    1. No problems (I'm also connected via HDMI directly to the display)
    2. Alright, but nothing spectacular
    3. Connected to a Sony XBR2 (LCoS)

    I've been less than impressed with audio output of the 981 and have reverted back to my old Newcastle player.

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    So is the picture better on the 981 over the 971, but the sound is better on the 971 over the 981?

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    IMHO the PQ & SQ are both better on the 981 ... One COULD argue that SQ on the 970 is at least as good ... However for large ( > 50" ) screens even Oppo will point you at the 971 or 981 ... To me this made the eventual choice simple ...

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    I thought the video section on the two was the same. What did they change in the 981?
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    It has 1080p output and only allows HDMI output ...

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    ah, forgot about 1080P. I guess you would notice a difference with a 1080P tv...
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    Magnepan 1.6QR fronts, POlk R15 surrounds, Pioneer SC-25, Parasound Halo A23, Oppo BDP-105, Panasonic TC-P60ZT60, Sony PS3, Apple TV

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    Polk Blackstone TL3, Polk PSWi225 Wireless Sub, HK 3490 Integrated, Oppo BDP-103, Sharp Aquos 32" TV, Apple TV

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    27" iMac w/Amarra, AudioQuest Dragonfly 1.2, Focal XS Book, Schiit Valhalla, Cypher Labs Theorem 720, Philips Fidelio X1, Sennheiser HD600, HiFiMan HE-500, B&W P7, LG 47LM7600, Sony PS3, Apple TV

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