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Old 01-17-2008, 07:00 PM
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Question A3 vs Oppo 980H for upconversion

Does anyone have experience of the upconversion ability of an A3 against the Oppo 980H?
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:04 PM
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yeah I have the 980. It is pretty much the same. some people like the A2 better and some the Oppo. There really has been no consensus that I have seen.

EDIT: sorry, I actually have the 970. but I have heard that the 980 is very similar even though it has the Farouja chipset.
Actually I just looked and it looks like only the 981 has the Farouja chip so the 980 is maybe the same as the 970. not totally sure on that.

Anyway, I have read a number of threads from people trying to get a consensus on this issue, and I have yet to see a real strong opinion one way or the other.

There is NO doubt that the Oppo's are very good for the $$, but I would still prefer a player with the Reon or Realta chip.
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:15 PM
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Yes I think only the 981 has the Farouja .

Reon and Realta options are just too expensive.

Are the A2 and A3 equivalent (in terms of upconvert)?
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I mean I'm not positive, but I would say any difference would be nil.
You might be able to pick up an XA2 cheap somewhere and get the Reon with that. That's what I'm hoping to do.
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:19 PM
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That would be nice.

Then the XA2 would go in my main room and the A2 that's there now would go in the gym (where the A3 or Oppo would go).
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:36 PM
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I prefer the Oppo DV-980H over the Toshiba HD-A1 but I have no experience with the HD-A3.

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