panasonic s97 or oppo dv97

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  1. gunner84

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    hi

    can anyone tell me what dvd player they would recommend out of the

    panasonic s97 and oppo dv97

    i like the look of the oppo as it is different and not as common. but noy sure which is better.

    thanks
     
  2. gunner84

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    has anyone got the oppo

    thanks
     
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    Ive got the Oppo and can categorically say I have not seen a bettter picture from my Sanyo Z2 projector. This is when people usually jump in and say you will get better picture from a HCPC but cant be assed with all the hassle/cost for a picture that could only slightly improve the picture Ive got. I have no intentions of changing the player until I make some upgrades projector wise as the z2 doesnt need it.
     
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    What display(s) are you using, gunnar84? What kind of connections do they allow? You need to find a player that is a reasonable match for your display.
     
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    hi im using a 37" pv500 plasma
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Since you says you like the looks of this toy I thought some photos might help you make up your mind.
     
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    Damn! That looks so nice! It looked nasty in the promotional photos. Wish I'd got the Oppo now!
     
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    thanks

    that does look nice , what cables are you using there.



    cheers
     
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    Oppo DVI-HDMI cable and the other blue interconnects cost £5 each from a website a friend told me about.
     
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    I've been using the Oppo for about a month now, and have nothing but praise for it.

    The importance of upscaling in a DVD Player cannot be understated. Many will say it is un-necessary, as the TV will upscale everything to it's native resolution anyway, and this is true. However, the reality doesn't usually pan out that way, as most sets simply deal with the 720p input so much better, letting the player deal with the scaling itself. Anyone who wants to try this can just compare setting the Oppo to 480p then setting it to 720p and see the difference in quality.

    The DVI also helps, giving the best possible picture, and you get a DVI-to-HDMI cable if you order from the official page.

    That said, if you don't care about upscaling or DVI, or intend to use Component, don't bother with the Oppo... it was designed with the DVI in mind.
     
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    hi

    if i use a dvi-hdmi cable will that be for audio and visual signals or do i need another cable as well .

    if i do what would it be . i have a 37"pv500 plasma and have ordered an oppo

    thanks for any help
     
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    The digital output on the Oppo is DVI so it will be for video only, not audio, you'll need to use the Digital Optical or Coaxial out for audio
     
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    Hi all. :hiya:

    I don't want to throw a spanner in the works, but a friend of mine has both the Oppo and the Phillips DVP9000S.
    According to him, the latter gives a better image on his 42PV500 (even after tweaking the Oppo).
    It is obviously more expensive, but it's worth keeping in mind the Oppo might not be one of the best DVI player, as a lot of its users seem to think. :)[/
     
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    if i do need the interconnects for the audio how many do i need, i only want to connect from the player to the tv.

    thanks
     
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    Well depnding what kind of setup you have i would imagine a dvi cable from the DVD Player to the TV for video and for sound you would in most cases just have a single digital audio cable from the player to your amplifier/surround sound system, either digital optical or digital coaxial
     
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    thanks ,

    i have not go a sound system at the moment im just using the tvs sound
    so do i just need a single set of interconnects .

    thanks
     
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    What if I just have a DVI TV and no amp? Does it connect via L/R analog phonos?

    TIA
     
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    It sure can do. It comes with a cable to connect the L/R analog phono's on the player to whatever you use (my TV has a separate audio input for use with DVI, for example).
     
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    hi

    if im just using the tvs speakers , what is the best cable to use with a oppo dvd player and the pv500

    the oppo has coaxial and optical digital out for the sound but would i get the quality using these if it is connecting straight to the pv500.

    thanks
     

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