Originally Posted by JMAUSGP
I must admit that I have not had any problems with the BDP-83 other than the stated issues with DVD Audio. I will head home from the hospital soon to see what the new firmware fixes, but I am pretty sure it will fix the DVD-Audio issues I experienced and not the issues I had Sunday night.
I have run quite a few DVD-SD movies, SACDs, CDs and some DVDa discs after switching to lpcm thru the 83 without issue and up until Sunday night I had watched several Blu-ray movies without a single incident.
Then Sunday night I had a friend over to watch Gone Baby Gone. And had what can best be described as an INCIDENT with the BDP-83.
About half way in to the movie there is a scene by the old quarry where they are suppose to exchange money for the kid. From seemingly out of no where gun shots are heard. And I mean HEARD!
I have a 7.2 sound system with hybrid electrostatic speakers and SVS PB13 ultra Subs and an 800 watt per 7 channel amp.
The Gunshots were so loud, two pictures came off the wall and crashed to the floor breaking the glass in their frames, it startled my friend into tipping the chair over backwards where he hit his head on the floor and was knocked out cold. I kicked my leg off to the side and hit a heavy glass coffee table. My shin opened up and started to bleed and swell. I went down on the floor in pain.
My wife came in the room yelling and screaming about me being an idiot for firing a gun in the house and when she saw the blood, glass and my friend out cold on the floor and me on the ground writhing in pain....well I was lucky we did not end up with a 911 call and a full scale SWAT team at my house.
Although my friend and I are on the mend now and need no help from the latest OPPO firmware release. I am afraid my two rear channel woofers in my hybrid electrostats are a true casualty of the gunshots and are dead and gone for good. I called Martin Logan yesterday to order new woofers and today I took two picture frames in to get new glass. My wife is not speaking to me, and that is actually a good thing, thanks OPPO.
I am afraid if the BDP-83 improves much more via firmware then I will have to get my insurance policy deductibles re-written.
Bottom line, although I have read of some issues that other people have had with the BDP-83, based on my understanding of the 2nd EAP, the voting should be done on each of our own individual experiences and although I have endured physical pain and monetary loss testing the OPPO BDP-83, I will be voting yes tonight for its release. I see no reason for other people not to experience the joys and agonies that I have experienced at the hands of what is now MY OPPO BDP-83
Remember, in my opinion our votes should be based on our own individual experience, not what we read here at AVS. That is the only way for OPPO to get a grasp on the real percentages out there.
Now I will go put my flame suit on...although I can't seem to get it on over my right leg, the swelling is still too high. I guess I need to go back in to hydro-therapy for a little while longer. Maybe I will sit in the tub and watch a BD movie