Hardware Review: OPPO BDP-83 Blu-ray Player


Oppo are some fantastic players and at really good prices. My parents have an Oppo DVD player and couldn’t be happier (my dad was a former Sony fanboy), so that’s saying a lot. Read the review and decide for yourself, of course…I’m keeping my HTPC 🙂


High Def Digest

At $499, the OPPO BDP-83 is a high-end Blu-ray player comparable to the much more expensive flagship models from premium labels. I can think of almost no reason to spend more money on any other player. Audiophile users who require their disc players to perform decoding and Digital-to-Analog conversion internally may possibly find another model with a more sophisticated D-to-A section, which could conceivably offer improvement there. However, anyone wishing to perform these tasks in the A/V receiver should use an HDMI connection and set their disc player to "Bitstream" for audio. Any and all HDMI 1.3 equipped players will be identical for that task.