Summary: You can spend about $70 at Wal-mart, maybe less, and get a Blu-ray player. Of course, that unit might end up being a doorstop after a bad firmware upgrade, or from just poor build quality. OPPO is definitely not in that league.
Summary: OK, I had the first CD player McIntosh made ,, the MCD 7000, and after one refurb... its still playing and as a metter of fact Im playing it right now... still sounds great. Sooo, why do I mention it???
Summary: Just a tremendous Blu-ray disc player. Crisp picture, rich sound, and the upscale of the picture on non Blu-ray videos is the best I've ever seen. It plays music CDs with vibrancy and accuracy. Plus, it's a handsome to look at and easy to set up.
Summary: I have the Region 1 version of the BDP-83SE that I purchased from Music Direct for $899 about 6 months ago. I chose the SE because my system is geared more towards music than video and I do not have an HT processor or receiver.
Summary: I wanted a Blu-Ray player that I could also use as a CD player with a good audio system. Based on magazine and user reviews I went for the Oppo BDP-83; it's pricey but quality is never cheap. This is the best piece of equipment I've bought in ages.
Summary: I needed analog audio since my Sony STR-DG800 amp doesn't believe HDMI really means 'multimedia' and doesn't do sound via HDMI. (No more Sony for me, ever again.) So some day I'll have to update that, but no time soon since it sounds fine.
Summary: I've used my Oppo for a few days now and am very happy with this purchase. I thought I'd post a few of the pros and cons. This isn't an exhaustive list, of course -- just some of the things that jump out at me right off the bat, which could be useful to some, since SOME of these things aren't much...
Summary: This is the second Oppo product that I have purchased; the first being the DV981 DVD player. As others have already mentioned, the BDP 83 is a very classy unit - from the packaging to the weightiness, appearance and operation of the unit, it exudes a level of quality that very few, if any, mass...
Summary: This DVD Blu-ray player is just Great. Works just as I had Expected it to. Plays about every disk that i have put into the player. I am very pleased with the player, If you are looking for a dvd blu-ray player that is top of the line and plays about all the disk, this is it.