SOURCE: OPPO Digital, Inc.

December 06, 2006 08:30 ET

OPPO Makes DVD Look Its Very Best With New Universal Up-Converting DVD Player

DV-981HD Scales Standard Definition DVDs up to 1080p HD-Quality

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 6, 2006 -- OPPO Digital (www.oppodigital.com), an award-winning consumer electronics manufacturer, announced the DV-981HD, its new flagship universal up-converting DVD player. The DV-981HD excels in translating standard definition video stored on DVD discs to high definition format suitable for display on HDTV and home theater projectors. Featuring an HDMI output and DCDi® by Faroudja video processing technology, it delivers a breath-taking picture with vivid color, fine details, and life-like picture quality. The player also plays high resolution audio formats such as DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD (SACD) for enveloping acoustics.

Designed for HDTV enthusiasts, the DV-981HD delivers exceptional core video performance as it improves picture quality with progressive scan, film mode detection, TrueLife™ enhancement and motion adaptive noise reduction. Available up-converted output resolutions include 480p/576p, 720p, 1080i and even true HD 1080p. The new generation of true HD 1080p TV has up to 6 times more pixels than what is encoded in traditional DVD discs, and the 1080p output from the DV-981HD is a great match for these new TVs. The DV-981HD is also compatible with discs and TVs in both NTSC and PAL formats.

Not only is the picture gorgeous, but the sound is equally impressive. The high bandwidth HDMI output enables transmitting multi-channel high resolution digital audio to a compatible A/V receiver or TV. Additional audio outputs include digital coaxial and optical, as well as gold-plated 5.1-channel and stereo analog outputs powered by a 24-bit/192kHz high resolution audio D/A converter. Its ability to truthfully reproduce sound from DVD-Audio, SACD, HDCD, music CD and Dolby Digital or DTS sound tracks makes the OPPO DV-981HD a true universal player.

"With the confusion over up-converting DVD players and compatibility with the various output connectors, consumers are looking for products such as the OPPO DV-981HD that combine superb up-conversion to HD with easy connectivity," stated Colin Dixon, Practice Manager, IP Media, for the Diffusion Group, a leading research and advisory firm in all matters related to digital home and new media endeavors.

"With the incredible success of the OPDV971H, our first and highly rated up-converting player, we are very excited to introduce the even more powerful and high performing DV-981HD," said Nathaniel Plain, Manager of Technical Service at OPPO Digital. "Users can enjoy HD-quality DVD movies without having to become an early adopter of expensive and undecided HD-DVD or Blu-Ray players."

The OPPO DV-981HD is a tremendously versatile player and an official DivX® certified product, offering compatibility with many digital audio/video/picture types and formats such as DivX video, Kodak Picture CD, Windows Media Audio (WMA) on CD-R/RW, DVD+/-R,RW and DVD+R DL discs. Its dual-laser optical pickup head ensures skip-free playback with excellent error correction. Boasting a stylish and sleek black casing, the DV-981HD is a perfect match for any high definition home theater system. Available today with an estimated retail price of $229, it can be ordered directly from OPPO Digital's web site www.oppodigital.com and authorized resellers.

About OPPO Digital, Inc.

Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, award-winning OPPO Digital, Inc. manufactures and markets high quality digital electronics that deliver style, innovation, value, and performance to A/V enthusiasts and savvy consumers alike. The company's leading R&D, high performance products, and strong customer focus distinguish it from traditional consumer-electronics brands.

More information can be found online at www.oppodigital.com.

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