Originally Posted by txsn
Can anyone comment on PQ of the OPPO playing blu-rays and DVDs vs the PS3? I've borrowed my brother's PS3 and have tested out a few DVDs. I've been pretty impressed with the upconverting of the player. I'm just curious how it stacks up against the OPPO.
Originally Posted by Mactavish
GEEZ, where is "SmartyPants" when you NEED em? He'll be around to help you, in the meantime, just search or scroll this entire thread, or just look up our sales member SmartyPants. I believe he will tell you the uprez chip in the Oppo has no peers, at least for now....
Well, you're pretty much right. When it comes to a Blu-ray/dvd player, I hear a couple of the newer players out can almost hold their own against the ABT:VRS solution in the BDP-83, but for a long time the PS3 was a close second to the OPPO DV-983H and BDP-83 players when it came to dvd playback.
Most certainly though, it is better in the OPPO than in the PS3. You're not going to see a large difference most of the time. However when you get a pic from a dvd blown up on a large projection screen, you can definitely see the scaling is better than the PS3, and the deinterlacing on many discs is much better.
When you need a top_notch deinterlacing chip to do the dirty work on discs with odd cadences and errors too, you WILL NOT find a better solution in the price range of the BDP-83.
Now most of that so far refers mainly to dvd, but for Blu-ray it can be just as much of the same criteria.
When you are comparing 1080p/24HZ and/or 1080p/60HZ output via HDMI from most Blu-ray players, you are not going to see much of a difference.
However when it comes to other content on Blu-ray, it can be very different.
There are many Blu-ray discs out there that are actually 1080I/60HZ native. A lot of people don't know that.
Then there are the extra features on discs, BDLive content, video and audio from USB flash drives and hard drives alike. ALL of those sources are more then likely to contain resolution lower than that of a 1080/24 Blu-ray disc.
Once again, this is where the scaling and deinterlacing of the ABT chip in the BDP-83 comes into play. (<-see paragraph 1)
So next time someone says that Blu-ray playback is the same on all players. Just tell them "No no noooo... no non nooo... not all content on Blu-ray is at 1080/24, the BDP-83 is a notch above in this category against any other player costing even twice as much as the OPPO, let alone in the same price class."
So to sum up... Ya, it's better than the PS3, in more ways than one.
The PS3 can get the job done adequately, and does a good job at it too... AND, it's a gaming machine on top of that. Quite an awesome piece of machinery.
However, if you are looking for the best possible Universal Blu-ray disc player, there's no need to look farther than the OPPO BDP-83. It is top notch quality and performance that can't be beat for the bargain price compared to anything else that can even compete.