SOURCE: OPPO Digital

December 04, 2007 11:00 ET

OPPO Tops List at Audioholics' 2007 Consumer Excellence Awards

OPPO DV-980H Up-Converting Player and HM-31 HDMI Switch Awarded Top Honors in Their Categories

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - OPPO Digital (www.oppodigital.com), a renowned leader in up-converting DVD players, today announced that both its HM-31 HDMI Switch and DV-980H up-converting player won the 2007 Consumer Excellence (CE) Awards from Audioholics. The CE awards program recognizes the most advanced and forward-thinking products in crucial consumer electronics categories.

"As an ideal source component for the latest audio/video receivers with HDMI, the DV-980H stands out from competing products by featuring PCM and DSD multi-channel high resolution audio through its HDMI 1.2a output and for DVD-Audio and SACD," wrote Clint DeBoer of Audioholics.

OPPO's DV-980H up-converting player won top honors in the highly competitive DVD and Universal Disc Player category. The latest addition to OPPO's award-winning collection of up-converting players, the DV-980H offers 1080p video up-conversion and 7.1-channel audio output -- enabling standard DVDs to look their best on high-definition televisions and ensuring audio lovers enjoy a wealth of high-resolution music. The player features a USB 2.0 port, high resolution photo slide show capability, and DivX playback function to open the home theater to digital cameras, portable audio players, and content downloaded from the Internet.

"Consumers clearly want to future proof to some extent their existing DVD libraries as well as move user generated as well as purchased content that resides on multiple consumer electronics products, and bring it into their home theater experience. Upconverting DVD players like the DV-980H allow them to do that quite easily," said Randy Giusto, group vice president and general manager of IDC's Mobility, and Consumer markets research group.

Along with the DV-980H, OPPO's HM-31 HDMI Switch was also recognized -- winning best product in the Splitter and Switches category. As one of the few HDMI Switches to pass the official HDMI 1.3 certification test, the HM-31 is compatible with all HDTV resolutions up to 1080p and PC resolutions up to 1920x1200. Equipped with advanced HDMI 1.3 features such as Deep Color, higher bandwidth and a signal equalizer, the HM-31 is ready to support the latest generation of home theater products.

"Audioholics sets a clear benchmark in identifying products that will make an impact in the coming year," said Jason Liao, vice president of product development for OPPO Digital. "We're thrilled that not one, but two, of our products took home top honors this year. Since their release, both the DV-980H and HM-31 have created a loyal following within the audio and video communities for offering high quality and versatility, without a big price tag."

The award-winning DV-980H and HM-31 are available today at an estimated retail price of $169 and $99 respectively and can be ordered directly from OPPO Digital's web site www.oppodigital.com or through an authorized reseller.

About Audioholics

Audioholics, LLC is the industry's largest and most "no nonsense" home theater publication covering the latest products, industry news and technical articles associated with home theater. For over 9 years Audioholics' motto has been "Pursuing the Truth in Audio and Video" focusing on delivering objective but easily-read reviews to consumers as well as providing set-up guides and product support for dealers and industry professionals. For more information please visit www.audioholics.com.

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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