Oppo BDP-83

The Good Universal disc player capable of handling Blu-ray, DVD, SACD, DVD-Audio and CD; outstanding image quality on Blu-rays and DVDs; best-in-class operational speed and stability; 7.1 analog outputs; feels built to last; onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding; Profile 2.0-compliant; 1GB onboard memory; backlit remote; two USB ports; HDMI cable included.

The Bad Expensive; competing players offer comparable performance on vast majority of Blu-ray movies; no Wi-Fi for BD-Live features; lacks streaming media services like Netflix and Pandora.

The Bottom Line The Oppo BDP-83 is an outstanding universal disc player with excellent performance on Blu-rays and DVDs and lightning-fast operational speed, but most home theater fans will balk at the high price.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 9.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 10.0
8.6 Overall

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Price $650 Amazon.com $198 Amazon.com $85 Amazon.com $130 Amazon Marketplace $60 Amazon.com
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Review

Oppo BDP-83

Editors' note: The rating on this product has been lowered because of changes in the competitive marketplace.

Ever since standalone Blu-ray players hit the market, there's been a great deal of anticipation for an Oppo Blu-ray player, mainly because of the company's reputation for making excellent upconverting DVD players. Oppo held out for quite some time, and in retrospect it was a smart move; almost all the early Blu-ray players were plagued with usability problems and hardware limitations. After a long beta-testing period, the Oppo BDP-83 is finally here and it lives up to the hype. The player feels fast and reliable, and has outstanding image quality on Blu-rays and DVDs. It's a true universal disc player, handling both DVD-Audio and SACD discs in addition to Blu-ray Discs, CDs, and DVDs.

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  • Brand OPPO Digital
  • Type Blu-ray disc player
  • Form Factor tabletop
  • Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
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