"It's OppO-mazing!"4.5 starson by richie1978
Pros: Perfect upscaling capabilities!
Cons: Very minor, but the remote control is unlit.
Summary: In the last month, I have tried the Samsung DVD-HD860 and the Samsung DVD-HD960 and was not to impressed with either player. The picture quality on both seemed to be grainy and really suffered from ghosting and artifacts during playback (made me nauseas). After reading countless & raving online reviews on the Oppo DV-981HD, I decided to give it a try. I am just floored so far on the picture quality and the lack of ghosting. Playback is very smooth and crisp and overall quality of the player is topnotch! Another great feature that I love is the ability to dim or turn off the bright LED's on the front panel, the previous Samsungs players lacked that option. If you've done your research and read other reviews about Oppo, it does come nicely packaged which is nice! If you are in the market for a excellent upconverting DVD player and are waiting the format war to end with HD &Blu Ray, this is the player to get!