Oppo Digital has released their new BDP-83 Blu-Ray player. I received one of these a few months ago and think it is worth a serious look! It is fast, has all the calibration settings you would ever need, and has crystal clear DVD up-conversion. Oppo Digital also has top-of-the line customer service.
Many of you who have worked with Blu-Ray players up to now most likely have been extremely frustrated with their speed. Too long to load a disc, too long to get to the menu, and too long to get a movie started. This player takes care of that – it is fast! I haven’t done any exact measuring, but it feels as fast as a decent standard DVD player. No more waiting! This alone makes it worth considering, but the picture and sound quality it produces, as well as the fact that it can play just about any disc out there (other than HD-DVDs), makes it a killer product for the price.
If you’re in the market for a DVD player, you should seriously consider this one. At $499, it competes with players costing thousands more.
Quote from HomeTheaterReview.com’s website (Full Review Here):
“The Oppo BDP-83 is a great player that does a lot and does it really well. This single unit replaces the need for separate high-quality CD, DVD, SACD, DVD-A and Blu-ray players. The BDP-83’s analog audio outputs are extremely good, pushing the border of reference grade at an entry-level price. Its multi-channel digital audio outputs are just as good as those of any other player or transport I have had in my system. As for video, the Oppo’s performance is phenomenal. Other, more expensive players have equaled the Oppo’s video performance in my system, but none have surpassed it.”
You can buy it at http://www.htguys.com/shop/. Search for “BDP-83” under “Electronics”