Oppo has been at the forefront of the up-conversion DVD player market for a couple of years now. A few months ago they released the DV-981HD, a 1080p up-conversion DVD player, but it was missing something - component video jacks. Sure, HDMI might be the cool kid on the playground but there are still a lot HDTVs that cannot play nicely with HDMI and rely on component for their high-def fun. Plus, the new DV-980H doesn't stop with just 1080p and some messily component outputs, oh no, 7.1 analog audio output along with a USB 2.0 port were added too. If you happen to be one of those folks that cannot make up their mind on which high-def format is right for you, the DV-980H is currently available for $169 on their website and will help make those standard DVDs look at least a little better.