"I love my Oppo"5.0 starson by onlysolitaire
Pros: - Stellar DVD performance
- Cool "retro" design
- Handles variety of file types and formats (including PAL!)
- Very fast
- Great back-lighting on remote
Cons: - Expensive
Summary: When considering this purchase, the most important thing for me was DVD upconversion. The Oppo BDP-83 delivers splendidly in this area, and then some. I have never seen a Blu-ray player do such a good job of DVD processing. The picture quality of my standard DVDs is so good, I sometimes find myself forgetting that I'm not watching HD. The other most important things for me are speed and the ability to handle various file types and formats. And again, the Oppo excels in these areas. I can see how some prospective buyers might be disappointed over the lack of streaming and Wi-Fi. But for me personally, these are not important factors, so the Oppo doesn't lose any points from me as a result of the lack of these features. That said, there's no doubt that the Oppo is rather expensive. However, it's not like there isn't a great product behind the high price.