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#23866 - 10/14/07 12:38 AM OPPO DV-981HD cables
saddlesore Offline
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Registered: 03/15/06
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I use this player for DVD playback but would like to use it for SACD, DVD-A's (5.1 & 7.1) and audio CD's. Can anyone recommend decent quality cables for this unit at a reasonable price. This player costs $230 and I don't want to pay more for the cables than the player.

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#23867 - 10/14/07 12:59 AM Re: OPPO DV-981HD cables
BloggingITGuy Offline
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Registered: 02/20/06
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Loc: Beaverton, Oregon
Check out http://www.bluejeanscable.com/

I've always found them to offer good quality cables at reasonable price.

When you are talking about buying 6 or 7 cables though, there's not really any cheap route.

6 cables at 6' each from them runs about $120 total after shipping. 7 cables is $140.

That's still cheaper than your DVD player though. smile

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#23868 - 10/14/07 01:31 AM Re: OPPO DV-981HD cables
saddlesore Offline
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Whaat would be the downside of using seven of these?

http://www.monoprice.com/products/produc...&seq=1&format=2

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#23869 - 10/14/07 01:49 AM Re: OPPO DV-981HD cables
BloggingITGuy Offline
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Those look like digital cables. You should be using audio cables for hooking up multichannel SACD.

So not sure how that will affect the sound or if it will at all...

Basically it's a question of how much signal loss and/or crosstalk you might get with them.

But for $35 or so for the set, not much to lose I suppose...well other than $35.

I'd still play it safe and get the Bluejeans cables, but that's just me.

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#23870 - 10/14/07 04:08 AM Re: OPPO DV-981HD cables
gonk Offline
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Using coaxial digital cables wouldn't hurt anything. For all intents and purposes, tey're just analog cables rated for 75 ohms. I'm using Blue Jeans cables between my 980H and my 990 - specifically, two sets of their component cables (which are identical to their composite and coaxial digital cables). They'll work fine.
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#23871 - 10/14/07 03:43 PM Re: OPPO DV-981HD cables
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I have found CABLES FROM THIS SOURCE to be excellent.
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#23872 - 10/16/07 08:34 PM Re: OPPO DV-981HD cables
Lizard King Offline
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Get the Bettercables Silver serpent Reference HDMI cables. They will auction them off on Ebay so go hunt.

Make sure your unit can pass that signal along the HDMI. I feel using analog is better especially if you use a high end DVD player.
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#23873 - 04/26/09 05:58 AM Re: OPPO DV-981HD cables
doug0617 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/09
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I am currently trying to cable my system as well. I have the Oppo 981 as well as a newly purchased 970 and thought I read that to pass the SACD signal from the oppo you had to use the HDMI output. If so how do I hook it up to the 970 to get the full affects of the sacd output.

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#23874 - 04/26/09 02:44 PM Re: OPPO DV-981HD cables
gonk Offline
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To output SACD, you need to use either HDMI or multichannel analog. In the case of the 981HD paired with a Model 970, you will need to use multichannel analog. I would connect either coaxial or optical for regular CD's and DVD's, and then just use the multichannel analog for SACD's. The setup section of my 981HD review might be helpful in discussing this, but the 981HD's manual is also quite well written and worth a read in this regard.
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#23875 - 04/26/09 07:22 PM Re: OPPO DV-981HD cables
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