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quakerroatmeal
02-07-2007, 12:30 PM
Well as you guys know if you saw the thread. I purchased a 50" Samsung DLP HLS5087W 1080P for the downstairs living room. I'm looking to purchase a up-conversion dvd player. As much as I would like a real HD-DVD player like the Toshiba HD-A1. I just can't afford it. I was looking at these two and was wondering if anybody has any experience with them

Oppo DV-981HD and the Samsung HD-960. Both are suppose to be 1080p upconversion. Anybody have any thoughts?

I meant up-conversion dvd player, not hd-dvd player.

thylantyr
02-07-2007, 01:08 PM
I have a Samsung because it did upconversions over analog via a 'remote hack'
so I can get 1080i over my component video, the PQ is improved. This is an
illegal operation as upconversions are done via digital output. You can probably
get good results via digital for either of those, but alot of people do have a boner
for the Oppo brand so I would look more into this. Check this forum for more
info. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/index.php?

PatFitz9
02-07-2007, 01:09 PM
get the oppo... i just got mine yesterday. it's wonderful. and a little under 250 shipped with HDMI cable is a great price.

quakerroatmeal
02-07-2007, 01:24 PM
I look on avsforum sometimes. I absolute hate looking/reading on that forum because of how unorganized everything is, and the ten million pages each section has. Someone suggested me to get the oppo dv-970 over the oppo dv-981 because of enhance macroblocking issue, i'm not even sure what this means. But I want a 1080p upconversion dvd player not a 1080i.

PatFitz9
02-07-2007, 01:27 PM
yeah, i am not sure what macroblocking is. i thought it was for plasmas though.

quakerroatmeal
02-07-2007, 01:41 PM
I believe its on DLP/Plasmas. Which I own a DLP. Dangit

1loudsuv
02-07-2007, 02:16 PM
I believe its on DLP/Plasmas. Which I own a DLP. Dangit

lol it affects ALL tvs lol

its source related not your tv unless you got some real crappy tv lol

but think about it man. if it was your tv would they recommend a better dvd player? no cause its your tv LOL

but since it isnt they recommended a better dvd player. stop playing around and just get an hd-dvd player theirs no microblocking at all...and its probably $150 more then the oppo and does and awesome job in upconverting dvds

1loudsuv
02-07-2007, 02:18 PM
oh yah microblocking acours when theirs a fast moving object sometimes even slow it looks like the image gets all blocky and blurry

PatFitz9
02-07-2007, 02:26 PM
the reason i didn't get an HD player was the cost, and who knows what is going to happen with Blu-ray and HD. i just wanted to find something that would look good with my current DVDs and not break the bank. so i got the oppo. plus, i think the 981 looks really nice (physically and display).

quakerroatmeal
02-07-2007, 02:26 PM
The cost is my main problem also. I want something for the downstairs living room. Same about blu-ray and hd-dvd. I plan on getting a real hd-dvd player once I get a tv for my room. But I need something that would look good with standard dvd's that doesn't cost as much as a hd-dvd player.

joetama
02-08-2007, 12:21 PM
Get the Oppo....

For the money I don't think you could go wrong.

I've been thinking about picking one up to compare it to my Pioneer, since it doesn't upconvert and I have that Pioneer Elite Plasma just begging for an upconverted signal....

heyman421
02-08-2007, 12:24 PM
my pops has the lg upconverting player that was $90 at best buy, and it works fine

there's definietly a large improvement when upconverting with the player vs. allowing the tv to scale the image itself

joetama
02-08-2007, 12:33 PM
my pops has the lg upconverting player that was $90 at best buy, and it works fine

there's definietly a large improvement when upconverting with the player vs. allowing the tv to scale the image itself

Indeed there is....

When I got my TV I had it hooked up at my parents place. My dad has a Arcam DVD player which will upconvert to 1080i and it was insane the difference between 480p to 1080i or 720p. I figured I would maybe see a little difference but everything was much clearer and more real. AMAZING!

quakerroatmeal
02-09-2007, 01:53 AM
Ah, being that you have all those high end equipments I figured you yourself would have a hd-dvd player or a blu-ray dvd player of some sort. I think I may go with the Oppo 1080i over the Oppo 1080p version. I hear about the 1080P version having a lo to enhanced macroblocking problems.

ngsm13
02-09-2007, 01:56 AM
Do you happen to have an Xbox360?

nG

quakerroatmeal
02-09-2007, 03:10 AM
Nope. I plan on getting one with the add-on hd-dvd player though. But that's not for the living room that'll be for my personal room.

quakerroatmeal
02-11-2007, 10:47 AM
Bought a Samsung DVD-HD860 1080i Upconvert dvd player to test out. First thing out the box was that it came with NO components which I thought it would at least come with. Turned it on with a/v's that it came with only, looked like ***. Friend came over with his components & hdmi cable. Hooked up the hdmi cable, and this thing looks TONS better. Watched King Kong, The Incredibles, Troy, Spider-Man 2. All 4 movies looked satisfiying, really nice. I'm pleased so far. But i'm doing some further testing, vs the Oppo 970HD 1080i upconversion, and a regular dvd player on components. I don't know about the oppo 970hd, it ONLY comes in silver which I do not like. The Samsung Black/Silver Trim matches the tv perfectly and is really slick. I also plan on borrowing my friends philips upconversion player just to compare also.


http://www.samsung.com/Products/DVDPlayer/HiDefConversion/images/b2c_l_dvdhd860.jpg

1loudsuv
02-11-2007, 09:44 PM
Aren't there several dual format players coming out in the spring ? Why buy a single format one now ?

cause the lg is crippled on the audio side and its 1199 you can get a ps3 and a toshiba a2 for less...

and its lg com'on lol

joetama
02-11-2007, 09:58 PM
cause the lg is crippled on the audio side and its 1199 you can get a ps3 and a toshiba a2 for less...

and its lg com'on lol

Yea... Boo LG....

quakerroatmeal
02-12-2007, 01:05 AM
Ah well I bought a upconversion player not a hd-dvd player. It's doing good. I decided I'm going to just keep this. Matches my tv very well.

joetama
02-12-2007, 11:54 AM
:eyebrow:

One of the most important things is that it matches your TV style wise...
:rolleyes:

1loudsuv
02-12-2007, 01:14 PM
:eyebrow:

One of the most important things is that it matches your TV style wise...
:rolleyes:

LMFAO!!!!!

ive got over 10 grand worth of stuff and guess what?
its all on a $79 tv stand LMFAO and i dont care to much

joetama
02-12-2007, 01:19 PM
LMFAO!!!!!

ive got over 10 grand worth of stuff and guess what?
its all on a $79 tv stand LMFAO and i dont care to much

Yea lets see...

My speakers a black, TV black, CD & DVD player black, Processor Silver, amp black, power conditioner silver...

So yea... Matching the look isn't exactly important...

Scoobydoo
02-12-2007, 03:29 PM
it is if you have a woman in your life that cares about things like that

joetama
02-12-2007, 07:05 PM
it is if you have a woman in your life that cares about things like that

Sound Equipment > Women....

1loudsuv
02-14-2007, 03:58 AM
depends how hot she is lol

joetama
02-14-2007, 12:11 PM
depends how hot she is lol

Has your speakers ever nagged at you? Or made you do something you didn't want to do? Do you have to buy it flowers if you make it mad?