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OPPO BDP-83 vs. PlayStation 3 Slim

by bugklop / August 21, 2009 7:37 AM PDT

Hello all,

I am looking to buy a Blu-ray player and just like the subject says I'm stuck deciding between the two.

First of all, I already own Xbox 360 so I am not really looking for another gaming console. I am more interested in Blu-ray, MKV, H.264, and similar HD video format playback.

I'd appreciate any opinions and suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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(NT) Oppo is the best of the best
by givemeaname / August 21, 2009 8:32 AM PDT
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by jostenmeat / August 21, 2009 9:32 AM PDT

from the unofficial oppo 983 faq...

... click on supported media... and you get this

These file types are currently supported:

* avi
* divx
* gif
* jpg
* mkv
* mp3
* mpg
* png
* vob
* wma

These file types are not currently supported:

* 3gp
* ac3
* bmp
* dts
* fla
* flv
* m4v
* mlp
* mov
* mp4
* mpc
* m2ts (except in AVCHD directories)
* ogg
* ogm
* tif
* ts
* pcx
* wav
* wmv

it uses a Mediatek MT8520, which carries this description
* 582 pin BGA package
* Existing DVD player features plus BD-R/RE/ROM playback
* Hi-Def H.264/AVC, VC1, MPEG2 video decode, DivX, Nero support
* Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital+, Dolby TrueHD
* DTS Digital Surround, DTS-HD
* 500MHz ARM1176 core
* Still picture format support
* Security processor and hardware crypto engine for
* 2-D graphics engine with font rendering acceleration
* Six 12-bit/148MHz TV encoder supporting up to 1080@60p output
* HDMI 1.3 transmitter with HDCP1.2
* USB 2.0 x 2
* Serial ATA x 2
* Ethernet MAC with MII"

otherwise, for best of the best, Id probably say Denon actually, but it's $4,500.

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From a different perspective
by Dan Filice / August 21, 2009 11:12 AM PDT

I don't own an Oppo 83, but I do own an Oppo DVD player as well as a PS3. From my personal experience, I would go the OPPO direction, based solely on the fact that it is has a singular function of a DVD player. I love my PS3, but I get frustrated sometimes having to sift through all the game settings/functions, etc., so I prefer a cleaner, simpler machine. Also, (and this always seems to get the purists questioning me when I gripe about this), the PS3 does NOT send audio out of both the HDMI and Optical simultaneously. You need to get into the menu and choose which path you want. Seems silly, but I like to listen to DVD just through the TV speakers sometimes, and with a simple turn-on of the receiver, I can get surround of I desire. Many people ask "Why not just listen to the receiver? Who wants to listen to TV speakers?" Well, I do, and it ticks me off that the PS3 is an either-or choice on audio.

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