Summary: I was attracted to the BD-80 due to owning SACDs I wanted to be able to play over HDMI as well as to owning a seperate high-end video processor. My biggest complaint (and I know people are going say this is not the place) is that Blu-ray still sucks (can you say "bleeding edge"). Easily half of the new disks with cool BD-live content over the past couple of years have been problematic (and all of them have been unplayable on the Blu-ray drives in my new Dell and HP...
Summary: The OPPO BDP-80 is a fantastic Blu-Ray DVD player. This unit is also available as multi-region. The Hollywood cartel in an attempt to LOWER DVD sales has created various regions. This means that a movie sold in Australia or England will usually not play on an American DVD player. There are many fine movies that are not for sale in the American market but you will find them for sale from England or Australia.
Summary: Have had this player since early July. I purchased it due to Oppo's reputation, reviews that I have read, pricing and for the 7.1 analog audio outputs. One thing that I needed was the analog audio outs. I probably would have better audio (I find the audio good/very good, but not great) if I bought the BDP 83, but $499 was not in the budget. I got this unit for $289 and I now see that its going for $489 because Oppo has discontinued production due to a parts shortage.
Summary: This unit isn't cheap, but sometimes we get what we pay for. This BD Player plays MKV and AVI files alond with DVD and BluRay. Color reproduction on AVI is a little off but watchable, MKV are great. I like that it will play video from a flash drive and can almost replace my HTPC. I had to flash the unit with new firmware for MKV to play correctly. I always wanted an Oppo, now I have one.
Summary: I was looking for a Universal player to replace my Denon 5910 which is pre- blu ray era. Since BDP-80 is capable of sending all hi res audio formats to my AVP via HDMI, I though I could use it as a transport only and save some $$$ that way. It didn't work out, audio quality, specially for SACD is not good compared to the Denon analog outputs through the same AVP so I'm having to keep my Denon plus, as a Blu Ray player, I have had a lot of issues with certain disks like...
Summary: 2 stars for this unit after reading praised comments over it's "quality" other than functionality to justify the higher price(you can get a top notch sony or panasonic player with 3Ds and netflix etc for 299.99...)and this unit doesn't decode bitstream right. Bought this unit based on close friend recommendation and unusual high positive reviews from Amazon.
Summary: I just got this blu-ray player and based on so many good reviews here, I certainly had high hope of this one which should get all basic things right. However, the first disc I played is Kung Fu Panda, and resume play does not work. Yeah, I tried a couple of times to make sure it is not my fault, but every time I turn off the player and power it on, the disc plays right from the beginning.
Summary: Delivers what it promises! Really easy to use, the machine is just a silent genius of Blu-Ray players. The region free option for Blu-rays and dvd's is phenomenal for movie lovers. Now I can watch every little rare gem of film there is! There was no difficulties getting started with the player, the user manual is handy enough. I live in Finland, so the power cable plug in is different, we also have different electricity standards.