Oppo BDP-93 Universal Network 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player Review
Audio Video Revolution
7 July 2011
Excerpt: Oppo Digital in a few short years has become a force in home entertainment, competing with, and sometimes embarrassing some of the well established giant conglomerates that produce audio visual components sold to mass markets. Their first products were feature packed "universal players" that could handle DVD video, DVD-A audio, and SACD/CD discs. They also decoded HDCD, and could handle just about any video format through a USB input.
Excerpt: The Blu-ray format has seen its fair share of changes since its introduction in 2006. Its initial launch included players with base playback functionality and poisonously slow boot-up and disc-loading times. Then came BonusView-enabled players, which added a minimum 256 megabytes of local storage with secondary audio and video decoders for picture-in-picture. Next were the BD-Live-capable players.
Conclusion: The BDP-93 is easily OPPO's most impressive disc player to date. And while the spit and polish on the OPPO's user interface isn't quite on a par with that of an LG or a Sony, the player makes up for this with its top shelf video performance. The selection of streaming services is weak, but it has Netflix and that may be enough for many people.
Cons: No VUDU, Hulu Plus, Amazon VOD, Pandora or YouTube, Power-on doesn't bring you to the more-useful "Home" screen, Inconsistent menu navigation (left cursor vs. "Return"), Off-axis remote control response could be better, Remote control buttons are a bit too spongy
Excerpt: With A/V streaming gaining ground on packaged media, those shiny plastic discs that arrive regularly in your mailbox might soon become a thing of the past. Physical formats like Blu-ray and CD are likely to stick around for at least a few years; even so, it’s probably time to put some thought into what machine you’ll use to play your disc collection in the future.
Product Review : Oppo BDP-93 Universal 3D Blu-ray Player Full Review
15 March 2011
Excerpt: How do you upgrade the number one solution for Blu-ray on the market? It's hard, but Oppo Digital did it by adding 3D Blu-ray capability to their new BDP-93 (still) Universal Blu-ray player. Oh, and they changed the chassis to eliminate the one thing Lexicon's Oppo seemed to improve on their player last year. Plus they also added more network functionality in the form of Netflix and Blockbuster on Demand streaming movie services.
Pros: Exceptional video quality, Flexible, dual HDMI outputs, Wi-Fi connectivity, Embarrasses most reference BD players
Cons: No Hulu Plus, Home Menu not "automatic", Immature DLNA networking
OPPO BDP-93, BDP-93NE (NuForce Edition), and BDP-95 Universal 3D Blu-ray Players
Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
7 February 2011
Summary: Both the OPPO BDP-93 and BDP-95 represent two of the very best Universal Blu-ray players on the market, and especially the BDP-95's audio performance is nothing short of superb, posting some audio measurements that were below the limits of detectability by the standard bench test instrument in the industry. The OPPO's video performance is also excellent.
Excerpt: What do you do after your first Blu-ray player receives awards from nearly every publication and web site that pays attention to such things? Where do you go from there if you are a small company that doesn't roll out new models every nine months? That's the question that OPPO Digital was faced with after their BDP-83 proved tremendously successful throughout 2009 and 2010, becoming one of the benchmark hardware platforms for equipment reviewers and the favored player...