Summary: First off, this oppo 83SE arrived very well packaged. I mean very well.. Beyond the call of duty. Everything is neat & tightly, & comes with a carrying bag & two calibration disc, one for audio, one for video. They also include a 6FT HDMI cable which is un heard of.
Pros: Price to performance. Plays every format. Excellent CS. SABRE32 DAC chip. Great HD picture quality.
Cons: Chassis is the same as the 83 model. Drawer could be more sturdy. Runs a bit hot.
Summary: It will handle DVDs, SACD and Bluray. If you need to have 1 transport, this is not a bad choice. I can't say that it has knocked by socks off, but it has been reliable, with excellent picture and sound. Loads faster than many Bluray players.