Oppo Digital built its reputation on upscaling DVD players that offer high quality image processing and output at prices that didn’t require customers to be card-carrying Home Cinematiphiles or take out second mortgages on their homes just because they liked movies. Last year, the company announced it would be bringing its savvy to Blu-ray players, and Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc Player is now finally available, offering high-end Blu-ray performance for a $500 price tag.
The BDP-83 includes ACnhor Bay’s Video Reference Series (VRS) video processing for high-quality output—but for folks who already have their own high-end video processing gear, the player also offers a Source Direct mode that enables output straight from the disc with no processing or alteration. Of course, the BDp-83 supports HDMI output, Dobly TureHD and DTS HD audio, along with 7.1 analog audio output and PAL/NTSC conversion. The unit also sports dual USB ports, Ethernet for tapping into BD Live content, and optional Wi-Fi and RS-232 connection kits for tapping into home automation or wireless networks. And for the audiophiles out there, the player also supports SACD and DVD-Audio discs.
The Oppo Digital BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc Player is available now from Oppo and other etailers at a suggested price of $499.