Summary: 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.
Pros: 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.
Cons: 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.
Summary: Oppo has a winner on their hands with the new BDP-83. It's a well-rounded player and is priced more than competitively for one of the first universal Blu-ray players to hit the market (as soon as they release it into full production, that is). For those looking to consolidate their disc players, this is a no-brainer.
Pros: Plays all disc formats, Inexpensive, Superb video quality, Embarrasses high end players
Cons: Slow BD-Live! performance, Expect some firmware updates