I've just spent an hour poking around online trying to figure out why my Oppo DV-980H wouldn't put out any analog audio from SACD playback, regardless of the output settings in the menus. It would play audio from CDs and DVDs just fine, but with SACDs it wouldn't produce an analog signal at all, even though the clock & track counter were moving normally. Regardless of whether I had the output set to stereo downmix or a surround format, there was no signal coming out of any of the analog RCA outputs, ever. I found another post here at AudioKarma about a problem with gapless playback of The Dark Side of the Moon SACD on this same player, and a firmware upgrade that fixed it. It turns out that I supposedly already had the latest firmware installed (from 2008 - this thing is no spring chicken, even though it works great). On a lark, I downloaded the same firmware version, put it on a USB thumb drive, and "upgraded". It worked, and I'm now listening to The Dark Side of the Moon SACD in all its 24-bit glory. Hopefully this comes up in a search when someone else runs into the same problem.