SOURCE: OPPO Digital

June 17, 2008 12:30 ET

OPPO DV-983H Earns Reviewers' Choice From SoundStage!

SoundStage! Tabs OPPO's Flagship Player "Another Giant Killer" With the Same Video Processing Technology as Players Ten Times the Price

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - OPPO Digital (www.oppodigital.com), a renowned leader in up-converting DVD players, today received yet another industry accolade for its newly launched DV-983H Universal DVD Player. SoundStage AV! awarded the player with its Reviewers' Choice rating -- declaring the product "another giant killer."

OPPO's new flagship DV-983H features an HDMI output, 7.1 channel audio, true high-definition 1080p up-conversion, and the latest video processing technology from Anchor Bay. In fact, as reviewer Wes Marshall noted, the DV-983H uses the same top-notch Anchor Bay deinterlacing and video-scaling chipsets as the industry's top of the line component pieces that are ten times the price of the DV-983H.

During video performance stress tests, Marshall tried the Edko Region 3 DVD DTS version of House of Flying Daggers, and concluded it "came through with gorgeous detail and stunning sound, especially in the Dancing Echoes scene. The scene in the bamboo forest was sharp, clear, and never once strained my system."

The DV-983H's advanced up-converting technology ensures that standard DVDs look and sound their best on today's large screen, high resolution displays -- so videophiles with extensive DVD collections can maximize their home theater library, without having to reinvest in Blu-Ray disks (if available). According to Marshall, "If you, like me, have a nice collection of DVDs, I can't imagine any DVD player beating the OPPO DV-983H... The OPPO was so clear and so unflappable that my eyes actually relaxed while watching it."

In addition to the player's video performance, Marshall was impressed with the player's audio performance. The DV-983H supports 7.1 channel audio with Dolby Digital Surround EX decoding, DTS Digital Surround, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Pro-Logic II, and support for CD, Super Audio CD and DVD-Audio formats. In his review, Marshall said, "The DV-983H played SACD and DVD-Audio discs with amazing sonic clarity. Using the OPPO's HDMI output to feed my Integra DTC-9.8, I began with Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon [SACD, Capitol CDP 582136 2]. Alan Parsons' recording still sounds remarkably good, and the detail and transparency were as good as I've heard in my system... and the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus just burst out of the speakers."

"We've been thrilled by the industry's enthusiastic response to our flagship up-converting player," said Jason Liao, vice-president of product development at OPPO Digital. "And this latest recognition from the experts at SoundStage! is a great testimonial to the exceptional value and new price/performance level achieved by the DV-983H."

The DV-983H is available today for an estimated retail price of $399, and can be ordered directly from OPPO Digital's web site www.oppodigital.com and authorized resellers.

About SoundStage AV

SoundStageAV.com is part of the SoundStage! Network, owned by Schneider Publishing Inc. SoundStageAV.com began publishing on January 1, 2005, with the mission to create an all-in-one resource for audio and video enthusiasts. With cutting-edge reporting and editorial content from the world's best team of AV writers, SoundStageAV.com is the largest online resource in our Network.

Since 1995 the SoundStage! Network has been producing the best online magazines and resources for audio, video, music, and movie enthusiasts. To learn more about the SoundStage! Network and all of our sites, visit www.SoundStageNetwork.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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