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#260090 - 05/12/09 10:56 AM Re: Oppo BDP-83 on the way. [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 06/23/07
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Randy, it's supposed to be the cream of the crop, although some members on AVS have posted that they doubt it could beat the Reon chip in their Denon player. The SD upconversion is identical to the 983, which was a legend in upconverting DVD players. I've heard nothing but glowing reviews from "special members" on the official forum, and I've read probably 300 of the 339 pages (and counting).

Here's the latest review that I know of.
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#260092 - 05/12/09 11:14 AM Re: Oppo BDP-83 on the way. [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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Registered: 08/05/06
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I think that the Oppo blu ray is supposed to be maybe a slightly better upconverter than the 983. Also, it has 24 fps support for dvd's which only the high end Toshiba HDDVD player has had so far (the Oppo 983 didn't have this).

- Nick

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#260094 - 05/12/09 11:20 AM Re: Oppo BDP-83 on the way. [Re: Nick B]
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Hey Nick, I was just going by reviews I've read, and also an official Oppo reply on AVS, but if it's better, all the better for me and everyone else!
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#260176 - 05/13/09 10:00 AM Re: Oppo BDP-83 on the way. [Re: Spoiler]
Nick B Offline
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Registered: 08/05/06
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Somehow I have missed what the price on the Oppo blu-ray is supposed to be. Is it $500 or $600?

- Nick

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#260179 - 05/13/09 10:55 AM Re: Oppo BDP-83 on the way. [Re: Nick B]
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I paid $499 for mine, I don't know if that is a discount for the early signup folks or the actual retail.
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#260185 - 05/13/09 12:32 PM Re: Oppo BDP-83 on the way. [Re: HomeDad]
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#260188 - 05/13/09 12:50 PM Re: Oppo BDP-83 on the way. [Re: Spoiler]
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Registered: 03/19/09
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Received my Oppo Blu Ray yesterday. I was expecting great picture quality and was not disapointed. What I wasn't expecting was the amazing sound that I got from it. I've never had the opportunity to compare other players so I really can't comment on that. The tune-up disk that came with it was over my head.

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#260189 - 05/13/09 12:53 PM Re: Oppo BDP-83 on the way. [Re: JerryCalif]
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$499, ouch...I may just get the Panny with the $50 off sale right now for $229.
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#260195 - 05/13/09 01:54 PM Re: Oppo BDP-83 on the way. [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 07/03/08
Posts: 768
Loc: Toronto
I hooked up and tried out my NEW Oppo BDP83 last night and I certainly was impressed. Regarding the issue of comparing it to other BD players, (I have a Panasonic BD55, and don't ask me why I now have TWO BD players), although there wasn't any "substantial" difference in the picture, it should be noted that the Oppo loaded somewhat faster than the Panny and has a number of adjustment features that I have never seen on any other player including a "source direct" mode which is designed for those with an expensive outboard video processor. There are other features that would take too long to describe here. It is also a very solid well-built unit. As we all know, Oppo is known for their outstanding service and providing any firmware updates in the future that will further improve the performance of their products.

Keep in mind at $499 or even $599 that we are talking a "universal" player that includes SACD and DVD Audio among other things. The only other unit is the new Denon, the "alleged world's first and only" universal player at a price of $5500!!!

Since the Oppo BDP83 now can play EVERYTHING, my BD55 will be retired to the bedroom.

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#260209 - 05/13/09 05:20 PM Re: Oppo BDP-83 on the way. [Re: casey01]
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Registered: 10/23/03
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Loc: Jacksonville, IL
Yay. Just got an email from Oppo with an invitation to buy one myself. I signed up on the interest list a couple of months ago.

$499. So tempting. But not exactly cheap (for me, anyway). I've never been thrilled with my current SACD player (crummy bass management, no DSD via HDMI, just sort of old), and have always wanted an Oppo SACD/DVD-A player but wanted to wait for a true all-in-one that was 'reasonable' in price. Today's the day, it would seem.

For those that have both the Oppo and the PS/3, any differences in DVD or BR playback? I'm pretty content with my PS/3's abilities to do BR & DVD media. Stupidly, my PS/3 is not of the generation that can play SACD's. Ignorance, of course, is bliss. Is the new Oppo superior with BR's or DVD's?

Other than the ability to bitstream the HD audio codecs and SACD playback, is there any other advantage to the Oppo over a PS/3?

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