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), an 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 experience.

"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

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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.

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