SOURCE: OPPO Digital

March 27, 2007 11:30 ET

OPPO Products Honored Twice With Reviewers' Choice by SoundStage! Network!

SoundStage! Network Presents OPPO DV-970HD and OPPO DV-981HD Up-Converting DVD Players Prestigious Honors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2007 -- OPPO Digital, Inc. (www.oppodigital.com), an award-winning consumer electronics manufacturer, is ecstatic to report that both its DV-970HD and DV-981HD up-converting players have been awarded Reviewers' Choice Awards by SoundStage! Network. The coveted Reviewers' Choice Award is designed to recognize products that offer state-of-the-art performance and/or outstanding value in their field. The full reviews can be found at: www.soundstageav.com (DV-981HD) and www.hometheatersound.com (DV-970HD).

Priced at $149, the DV-970HD player was called "a wolf in sheep's clothing" by the editors at SoundStage! Network, and has proven to be a solid performer. The player's HDMI output ensures a pure, straight digital path for video and audio. Its built-in scaler provides resolutions up to 720p and 1080i, and the DV-970HD can also 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 exceptional audio with Super Audio CD (SACD), DVD-Audio playback and Dolby Digital surround sound decoding.

"OPPO has another winner with the DV-970HD -- it is now my reference DVD player," concluded Roger Kanno of Home Theater and Sound, part of the SoundStage! Network. "To put things in perspective: The purchase price of the OPPO DV-970HD represents less than 1% of the total value of my system, and only 50% of the cost of the power cord I plug it in with. Yet its performance is commensurate with that of the other components in my system. Don't let its paltry price and unassuming looks fool you -- the OPPO DV-970HD is a killer!"

The DV-981HD received equally glowing praise, receiving five out of five stars for value from the SoundStage! AV editors, and four and a half stars for performance. The DV-981HD's available up-converted output resolutions include 480p/576p, 720p, 1080i and even true HD 1080p. Featuring an HDMI output and DCDi® by Faroudja video processing technology, the player delivers a spectacular picture with vivid color, fine details, and life-like picture quality. It also plays high-resolution audio formats such as DVD-Audio and SACD for enveloping acoustics.

Wes Marshall, Reviewer at SoundStage! A/V, ran the DV-981HD through a series of torture tests and concluded that "the DV-981HD's picture was among the best I've seen in my home theater." He added, "I wonder how long OPPO can keep crashing the price/performance barriers. That any company can stay this close to the bottom of the price pyramid while offering performance at or near the top of the quality pyramid is nothing short of astonishing."

The DV-981HD and DV-970HD are available today at estimated retail prices of $229 and $149, respectively. Both products can be ordered directly from OPPO Digital's web site www.oppodigital.com and through authorized resellers.

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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