Okay guys, I fully understand that A/V in general is very subjective. Maybe a rephrasing of my question would be better received:
For those that now own the BDP-83, is anyone regretting the purchase?
I am more than willing to shell out $500 for a nice player. I can read about the features and decide which of them are important to me. But like many people, I don't want to take the time to personally test several units to compare. That's why I come to avs. I trust the information I gather from this forum and I enjoy reading many of the posts. I have used information from avs to purchase many items in the past and it's a nice little technical shortcut that people can take without relying on tainted reviews by some of the commercial web sites.
Again, thanks for keeping this forum lively. Those of us that enjoy A/V but don't allow ourselves time to become true experts really appreciate this type of information.
Receiver: Harman Kardon DPR2005
Front Speakers L/R: Athena Audition AS-B1; Front Speaker Center: Athena Audition AS-C1
Surround Speakers: Advent from 1988
Subwoofer: Dayton 10" 100 Watt powered sub
DVD Player: Oppo BDP-103
Display: Panasonic TC-P55VT60