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: I bought an Oppo BDP-83 Special Edition back in March of 2010 and was immediately impressed with its terrific video and audio quality. At $899, it was a bit pricey for me, but in light of how well this machine performs, I consider it an excellent value.
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: Finally, an all-in-one disc player that lives up to the hype! This machine loads super fast, can play just about every type of file (actually, i think it misses the mark on ape, ogg, flac files...
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...