Jason, just want to let you know that I love my Oppo DV-981HD and BDP-83 if that’s any help.
And yes the BDP-83 actually up-converts better than the 981HD.
Add to that, I’ve put over 1500 disks in/out of my 981 to chapter through rips to make sure they were good and it’s still hanging in there.
Did I mention they even play my old VCDs. Universal anyone?
P.S. Glad to be of service.