SOURCE: OPPO Digital

February 21, 2007 11:00 ET

OPPO DV-970HD Declared Editor's Choice by UPBEAT Entertainment News Syndicate

Five Out of Five Stars Represents Latest in a Series of Awards for OPPO Digital's Up-Converting DVD Players

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2007 -- OPPO Digital, Inc. (www.oppodigital.com), an award-winning consumer electronics manufacturer, today announced its DV-970HD up-converting player has been yet again recognized as an Editor's Choice -- this time the award from UPBEAT Entertainment News Syndicate. Heralded by the UPBEAT editors as "the player that redefines the budgetary bargain," the award-winning DV-970HD is available from OPPO Digital and OPPO authorized resellers for $149.

In addition to the coveted Editor's Choice award, the player also received a perfect product rating from the UPBEAT editors -- a perfect five out of five stars. This honor is the latest in a recent string of accolades; the DV-970HD was also recently named Product of the Year for 2006 by both the Perfect Vision and Absolute Sound magazines.

Designed for HDTV owners far and wide, the DV-970HD player up-converts standard DVD to high-definition signal -- producing clearer, smoother, and crisper video on HDTV and projectors. Its HDMI output ensures a pure, straight digital path for video and audio. In addition to its up-conversion feature, the DV-970HD can output a native 480i/576i resolution over HDMI, making it an incredible digital transport for use with high-end video processors or scalers. As video is only part of the equation, the DV-970HD also features excellent audio with Dolby Digital surround sound and Pro Logic II decoding.

"From high-tech animation like Disney's 'Cars' or high contrasting, fast moving feature films like 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest,' the image is HD-like and difficult to look away from anytime soon," wrote John Mundazio for UPBEAT. "The player also does a fabulous job of automatically scaling each and every movie. The picture quality is positively stunning and again, for the price, it's next to impossible to beat OPPO Digital in terms of overall value."

"We've really been overwhelmed with the tremendous show of support our products have been receiving from the home theatre community," said Jason Liao, vice president of product development for OPPO Digital. "And to be awarded Editor's Choice by UPBEAT Entertainment News Syndicate is icing on the cake for us. UPBEAT caters to a very hip, sophisticated reader base, and we are sure the DV-970HD can give these savvy readers a thrilling HD video experience with unparalleled value and versatility."

The DV-970HD is one of the most versatile players on the market, providing support for DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD (SACD), DVD+/-RW and CD-R/RW. It is also compatible with Certified DivX, Xvid, Audio CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, WMA and other digital audio and video media formats. The total-package is completed with excellent design, style, and build quality, including gold-plated connectors and a 6-foot HDMI cable, all for a very modest price.

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.

About UPBEAT Entertainment News Syndicate

UPBEAT Entertainment News Syndicate, a division of LPI Global Media has often been described by critics as "Entertainment Weekly meets Reader's Digest with a slight touch of People Magazine" thrown in for good measure. Their wacky lighthearted content is hip, cool and oh so sophisticated. It includes a variety of multifaceted topics from Celebrity Profiles to Sports, Music, Film, Books, CDs, Television, Interactive Gaming and of course, Colorful Humor and Offbeat Insight. UPBEAT now reaches well over 23 million subscribers in both daily and weekly syndicated news feeds via Comtex News Service, GlobalVision, YellowBrix, NewsCom, Canadian-based City Media Network and a myriad of additional syndicated news outlets.

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