"OPPO Does it Again!!!!"4.5 starson by Worf101
Pros: Well built, sleek desgin, excellent backlit remote, quick loading times, front panel usb port for firmware upgrades. Great manual, easy set-up and menu trees. Excellent sound and picture.
Cons: Expensive (but worth it) Amazon provides free shipping and no sales tax, while OPPO hit me for $17 shipping and handling. No way to watch Netflix or other services but who cares?
Summary: After spending over a year with my upconverting Oppo DV-981HD I vowed to wait till hell freezes over to get a Blue-Ray player with the OPPO name on it. It was a long wait but definately worth it. Great piece of kit, American made and well executed. I can't recommend this company or it's products more highly.Not to rest on their laurels, Oppo has two new versions of the BDP-83, an "SE" or special edition version with improved DAC's that provide superior sound through the analog outs and an even pricier "NuForce" edition with even more analog enhancements. The company makes it clear however that those using HDMI outs to carry their audio would see no improvement and recommends you stay with the base model. How do you like that!!! A company urging people NOT to waste their money!!! Gotta love em.
Updated on Jan 7, 2010