SOURCE: OPPO Digital, Inc.
November 27, 2007 11:00 ET
OPPO DV-981HD Named "Product of the Year Award" by The Absolute Sound
Up-Converting DVD Player Continues to Lead the Field in Performance and Price
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - OPPO Digital, Inc. (www.oppodigital.com),
award-winning consumer electronics manufacturer, today announced that its
DV-981HD up-converting DVD player has won The Absolute Sound's "Product of
the Year Award" in the category of Digital Source for 2007.
OPPO's flagship up-converting player continues to receive high marks from
the video and audio community -- with a long list of industry awards,
including Product of the Year for 2007 by Electronic House, Reviewers'
Choice by SoundStage AV, and Best DVD Player of the Year for 2006 by
Digital Trends. Last year, OPPO's DV-970HD universal player won The
Absolute Sound's Budget Component of the Year.
"OPPO's DV-970HD universal player won TAS' Budget Component of the Year
award for 2006 because it offers better-than-decent video performance and
sound quality that belies its modest price... Now, the DV-981HD offers
nearly identical sound quality, but dramatically improved video performance
thanks to a built-in Faroudja video processor," wrote The Absolute Sound.
Designed for HDTV enthusiasts, the DV-981HD up-converting player makes
standard DVDs look their best on high definition televisions -- letting
viewers sit back and enjoy their DVD collection while the HD-DVD/Blu-Ray
battle continues on.
OPPO's player supports 480p/576p, 720p, 1080i and even true HD 1080p output
resolutions. The DV-981HD's HDMI output, combined with award-winning
DCDi® video processing technology by Faroudja, breathes new life into the
home theatre experience with vivid color, fine details, and life-like
picture quality. And with support for high-resolution audio formats like
DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD (SACD), it offers an equally powerful audio
"From the DV-970 to the DV-981HD, we're committed to breaking the myth that
high performance must mean a high price tag," said Jason Liao, vice
president of product development for OPPO Digital. "So we're honored that
The Absolute Sound has once again chosen to recognize our products. The
magazine is well-regarded by high-end audio enthusiasts everywhere and its
annual product recommendations have become a must-read for the industry."
The award-winning DV-981HD is available today at an estimated retail price
of $229 and can be ordered directly from OPPO Digital's web site
www.oppodigital.com or through an authorized reseller.
About AV Guide
AVguide.com is the leading online buyer's guide for consumers of audio and
home theater equipment. Launched in 2001, AVguide.com is produced by
Absolute Multimedia, Inc., publisher of The Perfect Vision and The Absolute
Sound. The driving forces behind the site include industry heavyweights
Mark Fisher, Robert Harley and Harry Pearson. In addition to product
reviews and recommendations, AVguide.com provides technical resources and
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.