Oppo’s BDP-83 Blu-ray Player Hits the Streets

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.

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