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UPDATED 03/07/2012 - Official 59-0117 Firmware Released
UPDATED 01/23/2012 - Beta 59-0117B Firmware Released
UPDATED 12/21/2011 - Official 58-1215 Firmware Released
UPDATED 11/08/2011 - Beta 57-1026B Firmware Released
UPDATED 03/17/2011 - Official 55-0226 Firmware Released
UPDATED 03/03/2011 - Beta 55-0226B Firmware Released
UPDATED 02/01/2011 - Beta 54-0130B Firmware Released
UPDATED 09/27/2010 - So Long, And Thanks For All the Fish: BDP-83 No Longer Manufactured
UPDATED 08/24/2010 - Beta 52-0816B Firmware Released
UPDATED 05/05/2010 - Official 50-0424 Firmware Released
UPDATED 03/31/2010 - Kalman Rubinson (Stereophile) Review Posted
UPDATED 03/29/2010 - BDP-83 50-0323B Firmware Released
UPDATED 02/17/2010 - Chris Martens (The Perfect Vision) Review Posted (BDP-83SE)
UPDATED 02/13/2010 - Shane Buettner (Home Theater Magazine) Review Posted (BDP-83SE)
UPDATED 02/09/2010 - Chris Martens (The PerfectVision) Review Posted
UPDATED 02/08/2010 - Brian Kahn (HomeTheaterReview.com) Review Posted (BDP-83SE)
UPDATED 01/05/2010 - Official 48-1224 Firmware Released
UPDATED 12/22/2009 - Beta 48-1218B Firmware Released
UPDATED 12/11/2009 - Jim Bray (Technofile) Review Posted
UPDATED 12/07/2009 - Home Theater Review Best of 2009 Awarded
UPDATED 12/05/2009 - John Sunier (Audiofile Audition) Review Posted
UPDATED 10/18/2009 - Danny Philips (TrustedReviews.com) Review Posted
UPDATED 10/16/2009 - Roger Kanno (Home Theater Sound) Review Posted
UPDATED 10/04/2009 - David Mackenzie (AVForums.com) Review Posted
UPDATED 09/30/2009 - Official 40-0925 Firmware Released
UPdATED 09/30/2009 - Andrew Everard (What Hi-Fi?)Review Posted
UPDATED 09/30/2009 - Daniel Philips (techradar.com) Review Posted
UPDATED 09/23/2009 - BuyBlurayPlayers.com Review Posted
UPDATED 09/21/2009 - Michael Wong (AudioEnz) Review Posted
UPDATED 09/21/2009 - Tone Audio Review [Pg 147] Posted
UPDATED 09/09/2009 - Beta 38-0905 Firmware Released
UPDATED 09/04/2009 - Steve Guttenberg (C/NET The Audiophiliac Blog) Posted
UPDATED 09/02/2009 - Matthew Moskovciak (C/NET) Review Posted
UPDATED 09/01/2009 - Kevin Nakano (LA Audio File) Review Posted
UPDATED 08/24/2009 - Tom Jung (Everything Audio Network) Review Posted
UPDATED 08/23/2009 - Peter Putman (HDTV Expert) Review Posted
UPDATED 08/10/2009 - HomeTheaterReview.com Review Posted
UPDATED 08/07/2009 - Josh Zyber (High-Def Digest) Review Posted
UPDATED 08/05/2009 - Experimental 35-0805 Firmware Released
UPDATED 08/03/2009 - Mike Rollet (Projector Reviews) Posted
UPDATED 07/31/2009 - Braden Russell and Ara Derderian Podcast Posted
UPDATED 07/30/2009 - Chris Martens (Playback) Review Posted
UPDATED 07/25/2009 - Stephen Krasowski (E-Gear) Review Posted
UPDATED 07/24/2009 - Beta 34-0722 Firmware Released
UPDATED 07/09/2009 - David Vaughn (Ultimate AV) Review Posted
UPDATED 07/08/2009 - Kris Deering (Home Theater Magazine) Review Posted


Video Specifications
  • Analog Video: Composite, Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr, 480i/480p, 720p/1080i available for non-restricted content; up to 1080i Blu-ray)
  • Digital Video: HDMI with HDCP (NTSC: 480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p/1080p24, PAL 576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p/1080p24)
  • ABT2010 de-interlacing and scaling solution (HDMI only)
  • 30 and 36bit Deep Color support

Audio Specifications
  • Analog Audio: 7.1ch or 5.1ch, Dedicated Stereo.
  • D/AC: Two-channel Cirrus CS4398 DAC for Discrete Stereo; Eight-channel CS4382A DAC for Multi-Channel Analog.
  • Digital Audio: Coaxial, Optical
  • HDMI Audio: Stereo to 7.1ch.
  • Bit stream and internal decoding of Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, and DTS-HD Master Audio for HDMI and Analog.
  • SACD DSD bit stream over HDMI or straight to analog; SACD DSD to PCM conversion over HDMI and analog.

Media Compatibility
  • Disc Types: BD-Video, DVD-Video, AVCHD, DVD-Audio, SACD, CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, DVD±R DL, BD-R/RE
    (Compatibility with user-encoded contents or user-created discs is on a best effort basis with no guarantee due to the variation of media, software and techniques used.)
  • BD Profile: BD-ROM version 2 Profile 2 (also compatible with Profile 1 version 1.0 and 1.1). 1GB of Internal Storage; External Storage expandable through USB.
  • Dual USB Ports (One in back; one front) for video, audio, picture, and BD-Live expandability.

Unique or Optimized Features
  • PS3 caliber load speeds for BD-Java enabled discs.
  • Resolution, Picture and Audio adjustments can be performed on the fly.
  • Discrete Output Resolution: You can force the player to always output a 480i/p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p 50/60Hz, and 1080p/24Hz (DVD-Video and Blu-ray) video signal.
  • Source Direct: This allows the player to intelligently and automatically change the video output resolution of the player based off of the content source. For example, SD DVD will playback at 480i, Blu-ray will play back at 1080p/24Hz, and DVD-Audio and SACD will playback at 1080i (to ensure maximum audio bandwidth is available). This is ideal for people who use external scalers or do not want the BDP-83 to do any video de-interlacing and scaling.
  • Video Demo Mode: Splits the screen vertically with one half showing the original source image, while the other half shows the results of adjustment to the Edge Enhancement, Detail Enhancement and Noise Reduction controls.
  • Up to 1920x1080 native MPEG-2, AVCHD, MKV and DivX/XviD video support; JPEG and PNG picture support.
  • Fully back-lit remote control
  • Anamorphic lens compatible with constant height Zoom. Other Zoom modes identical to DV-983H
  • Think the BDP-83 is decoding and/or transporting the Lossy Core and not the ideal High Resolution Dolby Digital TrueHD or DTS-HD Master audio streams? Now you can verify this! When you press the "INFO" button on the remote control and look at the icon in the lower left hand corner of your television, if the symbol is a jagged waveform icon, then the player is currently using the Lossy Core for audio decoding and/or transportation. When the player is decoding and/or transporting the High Resolution audio stream the icon should appear as three overlapping circles

General Specifications
  • Power Supply: Power Supply: ~ 100V – 240V, 50/60Hz AC
  • Power Consumption: 35W (0.5W Standby)
  • Dimensions: 430mm x 336mm x 77mm, 16⅞ x 13¼ x 3 inches
  • Mass: 5.1kg / 11.2 lbs
  • Region Enforcement: DVD Region 1 (non-adjustable) and Blu-ray Region A (non-adjustable)
    Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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    Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
    The BDP-83 will support DVD Region 1 and Blu-ray Region A only. The Blu-ray Disc Association does not allow OPPO to support any region unlocking capabilities, even for DVD-Video playback.

    As Blu-ray is a relatively new platform, OPPO wants to make sure they can sell Blu-ray players for many more years to come. They do not want to implement or excise any content control which could jeopardize their standing with the Blu-ray Disc Association.

    These restrictions are non-negotiable. Do not discuss them in the forums.

OPPO BDP-83 User's Manual
Default Settings Checklist
Spears & Munsil High Definition Benchmark User's Guide

REVIEWS
gonk's BDP-83 Review
Gary Murrell (Home Theater Forum)
Bill Graw (Enjoy The Music)
Robert Silva (About.com)
John Sunier (Audiophile Audition)
Thomas Spurlin (Audio|Video Revolution)
Clint DeBoer (Audioholics)
clayswartz@comca (OPPO Versus Thread)
Adrian Wittenberg (Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity)
Wes Marshall (SoundStageAV) (Reviewer's Choice)
Kris Deering (Home Theater Magazine) (Top Pick) (Product of the Year)
David Vaughn (Ultimate AV)
Stephen Krasowski (E-Gear)
Chris Martens (Playback) (Playback Recommended 2009)
Braden Russell and Ara Derderian Podcast
Mike Rollet (Projector Reviews) (ProjectorsReview.com Special Interest Award)
Josh Zyber (High-Def Digest)
HomeTheaterReview.com
Peter Putman (HDTV Expert)
Tom Jung (Everything Audio Network)
Kevin Nakano (LA Audio File)
Matthew Moskovciak (C/NET) - 4.5/5
Steve Guttenberg (C/NET The Audiophiliac Blog)
Tone Audio[Pg 147]
Michael Wong (AudioEnz)
BuyBlurayPlayers.com
Daniel Philips (techradar.com)
Andrew Everard (What Hi-Fi?)
David Mackenzie (AVForums.com) (Highly Recommended)
Roger Kanno (Home Theater Sound)
Danny Philips (TrustedReviews.com)
John Sunier (Audiofile Audition)
Home Theater Review Best of 2009 Awarded
Jim Bray (Technofile)
Brian Kahn (HomeTheaterReview.com) (BDP-83SE)
Chris Martens (The PerfectVision)
Shane Buettner (Home Theater Magazine) (BDP-83SE)
Chris Martens (The Perfect Vision) (BDP-83SE)
Kalman Rubinson (Stereophile)


FIRMWARE RELEASES

Release date: May 4, 2009.
Category: First Firmware Release
Main Version: BDP83-22-0430
Loader Version: BE23F3 857523F3
Sub Version: MCU83-22-0410

Release date: June 26, 2009
Category: Latest Official Release
Main Version: BDP83-31-0620
Loader Version: BE2403 85752403
Sub Version: MCU83-23-0513
Release Notes:

The major changes included in this version are:

1. Further improvement to DVD-Audio disc compatibility and navigation.
2. Fix for the issue of losing audio at certain DVD-Audio track/chapter transitions, such as "The Beatles – Love".
3. Additional on-screen audio information display for DVD-Audio: sample rate in addition to channels and format.
4. Support for viewing static pictures on DVD-Audio discs using the PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN remote control buttons.
5. Compatibility improvement for user-encoded DVD-Audio discs.
6. A two-tiered rotation speed control for DVD media: normal speed for DVD-Video/DVD-Audio and increased speed for AVCHD on DVD media. This change is to support the occasional peaks of bit rate required by the AVCHD programs.
7. Improved detection of 4:3 aspect ratio bonus material on Blu-ray Discs.
8. DVD subtitle quality improvement (sync subtitle to frame). Combing of film-based DVD subtitle should be eliminated.
9. Improved remote control response for SACD in fast forwarding or fast rewinding mode.
10. Support for bitstream output of HDCD
11. Adjustment to the sensitivity of the front panel EJECT and POWER buttons.
12. Improvement for handling chapter breaks on DVD. This revision passes the Microsoft WHQL DVD 3:2 Chapter PF False test.
13. Improvement for DVD navigation.
14. Fix for the issue of not able to set a manual IP address when the network cable is connected and there is no DHCP server on the network.
15. Fix for the issue of angle icon appearing when the setup menu option "Angle Mark" is set to off.
16. Fix for the issue of subwoofer trim setting not applied after power cycle.
17. Other general disc compatibility and performance improvements.

Bonuses: Undocumented, no guarantee features and enhancements:

1. Fix for the Rice Krispie "Snap, Crackle, and Pops" of SACD playback.
2. Pressing the YELLOW button during DVD-Video to access the main feature no longer causes subtitles to turn on by default.

Release date: July 24, 2009
Category: Public Beta Release
Main Version: BDP83-34-0722 [Outdated by BDP-35-0805 Firmware]
Loader Version: BE2403 85752403
Sub Version: MCU83-23-0513
Release Notes:

1. Blu-ray Disc compatibility improvement, especially for certain titles such as "12 Rounds" and "The Haunting in Connecticut".
2. Additional "Deep Color" options utilizing dithering. If the display does not support 36-bit deep color, dithering 36-bit to 30-bit or 24-bit may produce an image that is visually smoother than rounding 36-bit to 30- or 24-bit.
3. Improved precision for color space conversion.
4. Improved upconversion for MKV files that have a picture size smaller than 1280x720 with 24fps frame rate.
5. Improvement for DVD navigation.
6. Other general disc compatibility and performance improvements.

Release date: August 5, 2009
Category: Experimental Release
Main Version: BDP83-36-0805
Loader Version: BE2403 85752403
Sub Version: MCU83-23-0513
Release Notes:

1. Blu-ray Disc compatibility improvement, especially for certain titles such as "Dollhouse Season 1", "12 Rounds" and "The Haunting in Connecticut".
2. Additional "Deep Color" options utilizing dithering. If the display does not support 36-bit deep color, dithering 36-bit to 30-bit or 24-bit may produce an image that is visually smoother than rounding 36-bit to 30- or 24-bit.
3. Improved precision for color space conversion.
4. Improved up-conversion for MKV files that have a picture size smaller than 1280x720 with 24fps frame rate.
5. Improvement for DVD navigation.
6. Fix for the issue of not being able to reset factory default settings introduced in the 34-0722 beta firmware.
7. Fix for the PAL DVD picture quality issue introduced in the 34-0722 beta firmware. The issue looks like a de-interlacing error but is caused by the decoder chip, not the de-interlacer.
8. New pop-up user interface for audio and subtitle selection.
9. Improved GOTO function for music file playback. The GOTO function now allows the user to jump to a certain time point within a music file.
10. Other general disc compatibility and performance improvements.

Release date: September 9, 2009
Category: Public Beta Release
Main Version: BDP83-38-0905
Loader Version: BE2600 or BT0300
Sub Version: MCU83-24-0630
Release Notes:

See 40-0925 Firmware Release Notes

Known Issue:

After selecting "Reset Factory Defaults" from the "Device Setup" menu, the player may lose video output and stop responding to remote control. Should this happen, please turn off the player, turn it back on, enter the setup menu, and select "Device Setup" - "Persistent Storage" - "Erase BD-Video Data". This should clear the error condition and allow you to reset factory default settings.

Release date: September 30, 2009
Category: Latest Official Release
Main Version: BDP83-40-0925
Loader Version: BE2600 or BT0300
Sub Version: MCU83-24-0630
Release Notes:

1. Blu-ray Disc compatibility improvement, especially for certain titles such as "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", "Lie to Me", "Dollhouse Season 1", "12 Rounds" and "The Haunting in Connecticut".
2. Additional "Deep Color" options utilizing dithering. If the display does not support 36-bit deep color, dithering 36-bit to 30-bit or 24-bit may produce an image that is visually smoother than rounding 36-bit to 30- or 24-bit.
3. Improved precision for color space conversion.
4. Improved up-conversion for MKV files that have a picture size smaller than 1280x720 with 24fps frame rate.
5. Improvement for DVD-A disc compatibility. The specific titles targeted include "Beck: Sea Change" and DVD-A discs released in Japan by JVC.
6. Improvement for DVD navigation.
7. Improvement for compatibility with Denon receivers that only acquire 2ch DSD signal upon initial playback of a SACD multi-channel disc.
8. Improvement for compatibility with receivers that show "no signal" but play audio when a CD is played using HDMI bitstream output mode.
9. Fix for the issue of subtitle being cut off when playing a PAL DVD.
10. New pop-up user interface for audio and subtitle selection.
11. Improved GOTO function for music file playback. The GOTO function now allows the user to jump to a certain time point within a music file.
12. Other general disc compatibility and performance improvements. The specific titles targeted include the CD "The Saturday Nite Agenda", DVD "IL DIVO - Live at the Greek Theater", Blu-ray "Fired Up" and a few other discs.

Release date: December 22, 2009 [REPLACED BY 48-1224]
Category: Public Beta Version
Main Version: BDP83-48-1218B
Loader Version: BE2650 or BT0350
Sub Version: MCU83-25-0811
Release Notes:

1. Blu-ray Disc compatibility improvement, especially for certain titles such as the European version of "Terminator Salvation", Indican's "The Wonder of It All", and "(500) Days of Summer" from Fox.
2. Subtitle shift feature. During playback, press and hold the "SUBTITLE" button to activate the function and then use up/down arrow buttons to move the subtitle. The shift position is saved in the "Video Setup" - "Display Options" section of the setup menu. This feature is useful for customers with 2.35:1 projection screens.
3. OSD position feature. The OSD (On-Screen Display) can be moved to work together with the subtitle shift feature. There is a new setup menu item in the "Video Setup" - "Display Options" section for this.
4. Auto mode for HDMI Audio format. The new "Auto" mode enables the player to use bitstream audio output for audio formats that are supported by the A/V receiver, and LPCM for formats that cannot be decoded by the A/V receiver.
5. Setup menu changes. Some items are re-grouped into the "Display Options" sub-menu under "Video Setup". Some items are re-ordered in the menu structure to improve the ease of use.
6. Experimental feature - home network streaming. This feature can be accessed from the "My Network" icon in the "Home Menu" screen. It requires a DLNA-capable media server running on your computer. The supported media types are the common set of what the player can decode and what the media server can stream.
7. Experimental Feature - BluTV. This is an interactive television service that will initially feature channels such as casual games, widgets and movie art. To use this feature, the "BD-Live Network Access" item in the "Network Setup" section and the "Secondary Audio" item in the "Audio Format Setup" section of the player's setup menu must be turned on.

Release date: March 29, 2010
Category: Public Beta Version
Main Version: BDP83-50-0323B
Loader Version: BE2690 or BT0390
Sub Version: MCU83-27-0326
Release Notes:

This public beta version works for both the standard BDP-83 and the BDP-83 Special Edition. Comparing to the official release version BDP83-48-1224, the major changes included in this version are:

1. When there is no disc playing, the player shows the OPPO background screen instead of the "Home Menu". The "Home Menu" can be accessed by pressing the "Home" button on the remote control.
2. Improvement to MKV compatibility. Some MKV files do not play or play with severe video artifacts when using previous firmware. This version improves the playback of such files.
3. Some users have reported hearing pops or crackles between SACD tracks. This issue happens to certain discs that have data frames that are not aligned with track boundaries. This version removes such pops or crackles.
4. Other general disc compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted disc samples.

Release date: May 5, 2010
Category: Latest Official Release
Main Version: BDP83-50-0424
Loader Version: BE2710 or BT0410
Sub Version: MCU83-27-0326
Release Notes:

1. Traditional splash screen. When there is no disc playing, the player shows the OPPO background screen instead of the "Home Menu". The "Home Menu" can be accessed by pressing the "Home" button on the remote control.
2. Improvement to MKV compatibility. Some MKV files do not play or play with severe video artifacts when using previous firmware. This version improves the playback of such files.
3. Fix for the SACD pops/crackles issue. Some users have reported hearing pops or crackles between SACD tracks. This issue happens to certain discs that have data frames that are not aligned with track boundaries. This version removes such pops or crackles.
4. Revision of the RS-232 control protocol. If the player is equipped with the RS-232 wired control option, the new protocol adds three verbose modes to enable command echo back, automatic status update and automatic program counter update. For a complete list of RS-232 protocols please refer to the OPPO BDP-83 RS-232 Control Protocol V2 document.
5. Improved volume control function for the analog audio output. Volume control was previously implemented using the DSP (Digital Signal Processor). This version utilizes the DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) chips to perform volume control. This change brings the following benefits:

* Fix for the subwoofer hum that happens when the player's volume is set to less than 100 while outputting SACD in DSD format over HDMI

* Volume control in DSD mode for SACD. Previously volume control does not work for DSD mode. With this version, all analog audio outputs of the BDP-83SE and the dedicated stereo output of the BDP-83 can apply volume control in DSD mode.

6. Fix for a compatibility issue with Sherwood Newcastle R774 A/V receiver. The issue was no audio signal over HDMI when playing a CD.
7. Other general disc compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted disc samples.
8. Minor changes to BD-Live and BD-Java behavior. Erasing the persistent storage from the setup menu now erases both downloaded BD-Live contents and Java-based bookmarks. BD-Live access is set to off after resetting factory default settings. If you prefer to have BD-Live access, please turn it on from the setup menu.

Release date: August 24, 2010
Category: Public Beta Version
Main Version: BDP83-52-0816B
Loader Version: BE2731 or BT0431
Sub Version: MCU83-27-0326
Release Notes:

1. A small number of Blu-ray discs with Dolby TrueHD audio exhibit a momentary audio drop-out issue if the player is connected to an A/V receiver via HDMI and bitstream is selected as the HDMI Audio format. This version fixes the issue.
2. Certain SACD discs with many short tracks or with a long track following several short tracks can cause the player to freeze during playback. This version fixes the issue.
3. The previous firmware version displays the time counter slightly too fast when playing SACD. This version fixes the issue.
4. Support for LPCM audio streaming over home network is restored. The previous firmware did not carry this feature over from older versions. Please note that home network streaming is an experimental feature. You will need a computer running UPnP or DLNA streaming server software that can support transcoding to LPCM in order to use this feature.
5. Fix for the issue of incorrect video size when playing some Blu-ray discs, such as “Patton”.
6. Other general disc and media file compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted samples.

Known Bug:
1. SACD snaps, crackles, and pops between audio tracks are re-introduced into the firmware. There is no solution other than reverting to the previous 50-0424 Firmware.
2. Incorrect Aspect Ratio for external media. If the "Primary Output" is set to HDMI and the Aspect Ratio is set to "16:9 Wide/Auto", then the player will pillarbox all external media.
a. The solution is to either set Primary Output to "Component" or TV Aspect Ratio to "16:9 Wide" under Video Setup. Note: setting Primary Output to "Component" will degrade DVD picture performance.

Release date: February 1, 2011
Category: Public Beta Version
Main Version: BDP83-54-0130B
Loader Version: BE2731 or BT0431
Sub Version: MCU83-27-0326
Release Note:

1. Certain SACD discs with many short tracks or with a long track following several short tracks can cause the player to freeze during playback. This version fixes the issue. The crackles and pops that happened occasionally between tracks on some discs are also eliminated.
2. Fix for the issue of incorrect video size when playing some Blu-ray discs, such as "Patton", "Time Bandits" and "Date Night".
3. A small number of Blu-ray discs with Dolby TrueHD audio exhibit a momentary audio drop-out issue if the player is connected to an A/V receiver via HDMI and bitstream is selected as the HDMI Audio format. This version fixes the issue.
4. Support for LPCM audio streaming over home network is restored. The previous firmware did not carry this feature over from older versions. Please note that home network streaming is an experimental feature. You will need a computer running UPnP or DLNA streaming server software that can support transcoding to LPCM in order to use this feature.
5. The previous firmware version displays the time counter slightly too fast when playing SACD. This version fixes the issue.
6. Other general disc and media file compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted samples.

Things still broken:
1. BD-LIVE and Persistent Storage Corruptions: This will be fixed in another firmware release. OPPO has isolated the cause of these errors and is committed to eradicating them.
2. Incorrect Aspect Ratio for MKV Files: The player will still not properly display 4:3 MKV media correctly. Set Primary Output to "Component" to resolve this error.
3. Non-Locked 24Hz MKV Treated as 1080i: This too will hopefully be corrected.
4. DLNA still does not support DivX/XviD streaming.
5. Toy Story 3's 7.1 DTS-HD Master soundtrack is still decoded incorrectly.

Release date: March 3, 2011
Category: Public Beta Test Version
Main Version: BDP83-55-0226B
Loader Version: BE2731 or BT0431
Sub Version: MCU83-27-0326

1.Certain SACD discs with many short tracks or with a long track following several short tracks can cause the player to freeze during playback. This version fixes the issue. The crackles and pops that happened occasionally between tracks on some discs are also eliminated.
2.Fix for the issue of incorrect video size when playing some Blu-ray discs, such as "Patton", "Time Bandits" and "Date Night".
3.A small number of Blu-ray discs with Dolby TrueHD audio exhibit a momentary audio drop-out issue if the player is connected to an A/V receiver via HDMI and bitstream is selected as the HDMI Audio format. This version fixes the issue.
4.Support for LPCM audio streaming over home network is restored. The previous firmware did not carry this feature over from older versions. Please note that home network streaming is an experimental feature. You will need a computer running UPnP or DLNA streaming server software that can support transcoding to LPCM in order to use this feature.
5.The previous firmware version displays the time counter slightly too fast when playing SACD. This version fixes the issue.
6.The Dolby TrueHD channel mapping problem for LPCM and analog output introduced in the previous public beta firmware (not affecting the official release version) has been fixed.
7.Other general disc and media file compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted samples.

Known Bug: MKV files which are not exactly 16:9 may show up as the incorrect aspect ratio. The solution is to set Primary Output to "Component" to force the decoder to perform the aspect ratio controls. Note: setting Primary Output to "Component" will degrade DVD picture performance, so you will want to set Primary Output back to "HDMI" whenever you watch DVD-Videos.

Release date: March 17, 2011
Category: Latest Official Release
Main Version: BDP83-55-0226
Loader Version: BE2800 or BT0500
Sub Version: MCU83-27-0326

1.Certain SACD discs with many short tracks or with a long track following several short tracks can cause the player to freeze during playback. This version fixes the issue. The crackles and pops that happened occasionally between tracks on some discs are also eliminated.
2. Fix for the issue of incorrect video size when playing some Blu-ray discs, such as "Patton", "Time Bandits" and "Date Night".
3. A small number of Blu-ray discs with Dolby TrueHD audio exhibit a momentary audio drop-out issue if the player is connected to an A/V receiver via HDMI and bitstream is selected as the HDMI Audio format. This version fixes the issue.
4. Support for LPCM audio streaming over home network is restored. The previous firmware did not carry this feature over from older versions. Please note that home network streaming is an experimental feature. You will need a computer running UPnP or DLNA streaming server software that can support transcoding to LPCM in order to use this feature.
5. The previous firmware version displays the time counter slightly too fast when playing SACD. This version fixes the issue.
6. Quieter laser head movement for CD playback.
7. Other general disc and media file compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted samples.

Known Bug: MKV files which are not exactly 16:9 may show up as the incorrect aspect ratio. The solution is to set Primary Output to "Component" to force the decoder to perform the aspect ratio controls. Note: setting Primary Output to "Component" will degrade DVD picture performance, so you will want to set Primary Output back to "HDMI" whenever you watch DVD-Videos.

Release date: November 8, 2011
Category: Public Beta Test Version
Main Version: BDP83-57-1026B
Loader Version: BE2800 or BT0500
Sub Version: MCU83-27-0326

1. Resolved the disc loading issue reported on several recently released DVD movies. These DVD discs come with their Blu-ray package and sample titles include "True Grit", "Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon" and "Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides". The reason for this issue is related to the new anti-copy strategy implemented on these DVDs which keeps BDP-83 searching for non-existing contents. This problem has been solved.
2. Other general disc compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming releases. Sample titles included "Rory Gallagher: Live in Montreaux (DVD)", "Avatar" (Blu-ray included in the Panasonic 3D Kit Bundle), "OTAKU (DVD)", "Fantasia 2000 (BD, European version)", "Alban Berg Quartet: Beethoven String Quartets, Vol. 1 (DVD-A)" and "Live! (DVD, 2007)".

Release date: December 21, 2011.
Category: Latest Official Release
Main Version: BDP83-58-1215
Loader Version: BE2800 or BT0500
Sub Version: MCU83-27-0326

1. Resolved the disc loading issue reported on several recently released DVD movies. These DVD discs come with their Blu-ray package and sample titles include "True Grit", "Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon" and "Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides". The reason for this issue is related to the new anti-copy strategy implemented on these DVDs which keeps BDP-83 searching for non-existing contents. This problem has been solved.
2. Other general disc compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming releases. Sample titles included "Rory Gallagher: Live in Montreaux (DVD)", "Avatar" (Blu-ray included in the Panasonic 3D Kit Bundle), "OTAKU (DVD)", "Fantasia 2000 (BD, European version)", "Alban Berg Quartet: Beethoven String Quartets, Vol. 1 (DVD-A)" and "Live! (DVD, 2007)".

All features and improvements of the previous firmware are also included in this version.

Release date: January 23, 2012. Replaced by Official 59-0117 Firmware March 06, 2012.
Category: Latest Public Beta Release
Main Version: BDP83-59-0117B
Loader Version: BE2800 or BT0500
Sub Version: MCU83-27-0326

1. Resolved the random image freezing issue observed on several Warner Brothers Blu-ray movies. The problem happens when "BD-Live Network Access" is set to "ON" in the player's setup menu. Sample titles include "Sex and the City 2 (BD, 2011)" and "Inception (BD, 2011)". This issue has been resolved in this release.
2. Resolved the loading failure issue observed on several recently-released Blu-ray series, including "Fringe" (Season 3, 2011), "Chuck" (Season 4, 2011), "Dexter" (Season 5, 2011), "Star Wars" and "Lord of the Rings". Normally, these movies can be played with no problems when initially loaded. However, if disc playback has been stopped or the disc ejected, the disc would fail to load again the next it is played. The TV would get a black screen and the front panel display would remain at 00:00:00. The cause of this error is related to the discs' resume function implemented in BD-Java. This firmware properly handles the resume function.
3. Other general disc compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming releases. Sample titles include "Contagion (BD, 2012)" and "Mildred Pierce (BD, 2012)".


FIRMWARE INSTRUCTIONS
VIA USB
1. Download the latest firmware release
2. Insert a USB thumb drive to the computer that stores the downloaded zip file, and unzip the firmware file to the USB drive. Verify that the USB drive now contains a UPG folder, and inside the UPG folder there are three files: BDP-83.bin, DVD.BIN and MCU83-1.BIN.
3. Remove the USB drive from the computer.
4. Turn on your TV display and the OPPO player. Make sure that there is no disc in the player and no other USB device is connected to the player.
5. Insert the USB drive containing the firmware file to a USB port on the player's front or back panel.
6. The player usually can recognize the firmware file and prompt you for firmware upgrade. In case the player does not prompt you, press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Firmware Upgrade, and then Via USB.
7. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process.
8. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
9. In order to complete the firmware upgrade process, the player will turn off automatically. Unplug the USB drive after the player turns itself off.
10. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Reset Factory Default, and then choose OK to reset the player settings. Enter your customized settings as necessary after resetting.
11. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please retry the firmware upgrade procedure from step 4 to ensure all parts of the firmware package are installed. Early production models (not sold to retail customers) do not have an upgradeable MCU so the MCU firmware upgrade will fail. This is normal for units with serial number "E202..." .
12. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade. Delete the UPG folder and its content from the USB drive so you do not accidentally install the firmware again.

VIA CD
1. If you requested a firmware CD from OPPO customer service, jump to step 5 of this procedure. You may also follow steps 2 - 4 to burn a firmware CD.
2. Download the latest firmware release.
3. Unzip the firmware file to the hard disk of the computer. Once unzipped, there should be a UPG folder, and inside the UPG folder there are three files: BDP-83.bin, DVD.BIN and MCU83-1.BIN. Note the location of the UPG folder.
4. Use your favorite CD/DVD burning software to create a new data disc. Put the UPG folder and its content onto the newly created data disc, and burn the disc to a CD or DVD recordable media. After the disc is burned, verify on the computer that the disc now contains a UPG folder, and inside the UPG folder there are three files: BDP-83.bin, DVD.BIN and MCU83-1.BIN. This is your firmware disc.
5. Turn on your TV display and the OPPO player. Make sure that there is no disc in the player and no USB device is connected to the player.
6. Eject the disc tray, put in the firmware disc, and then close the tray. The player usually can recognize the firmware disc and prompt you for firmware upgrade. In case the player does not prompt you, press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Firmware Upgrade, and then Via Disc.
7. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process. Remove the disc from the tray when the tray ejects out.
8. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLOSE THE DISC TRAY, TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
9. In order to complete the firmware upgrade process, the player will turn off automatically.
10. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Reset Factory Default, and then choose OK to reset the player settings. Enter your customized settings as necessary after resetting.
11. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please retry the firmware upgrade procedure from step 5 to ensure all parts of the firmware package are installed. Early production models (not sold to retail customers) do not have an upgradeable MCU so the MCU firmware upgrade will fail. This is normal for units with serial number "E202..." .
12. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade. Erase or discard the firmware disc so you do not accidentally install the firmware again.

VIA ETHERNET
1. Press Eject. If you have Firmware Notifications (Device Setup) set to ON, the player will inform you of a new firmware release. Skip to Step 4.
2. With no disc in the player press Setup.
3. Select Device Setup then Firmware Upgrade then Via Ethernet.
4. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process.
5. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
6. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Reset Factory Default, and then choose OK to reset the player settings. Enter your customized settings as necessary after resetting.
7. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please retry the firmware upgrade procedure from step 5 to ensure all parts of the firmware package are installed. Early production models (not sold to retail customers) do not have an upgradeable MCU so the MCU firmware upgrade will fail. This is normal for units with serial number "E202..." .
8. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade. Erase or discard the firmware disc so you do not accidentally install the firmware again.
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07/01/2009 - Wes Marshall (SoundStageAV) Review Posted
06/26/2009 - 31-0620 Firmware Available
06/25/2009 - Adrian Wittenberg (Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity) Review Posted
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05/18/2009 - Robert Silva (About.com) Review Posted
05/14/2009 - Bill Graw (Enjoy The Music) Review
05/04/2009 - 22-0430 Firmware Available.
03/06/2009 - Gary Murrell (Home Theater Forum) Review Posted
02/27/2009 - Spears & Munsil High Definition Benchmark User's Guide Available.
02/26/2009 - OPPO BDP-83 User's Manual Available.
02/26/2009 - gonk's BDP-83 Review Posted. Check Weekly For Updates.

Seeing how the Early Adoption Program has finished, and the player is shipping to "the public", I will be hiding all the Early Adoption Program information under this "spoiler":

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04/26/2009 - Vote Complete: 88.8% For General Release
04/22/2009 - Early Adoption Program Voting deadline established as Sunday, April 26. Please Vote.
04/21/2009 - 20-0417 Firmware Available
04/06/2009 - 18-0402 Firmware Available
03/24/2009 - In the Early Adoption Program? Rock the Vote
03/24/2009 - New Firmware Available: DVD-Audio Added
03/23/2009 - All Early Adoption Program Participants Verified
03/16/2009 - Second Early Adoption Program Voting Website Live
03/16/2009 - Second Early Adoption Program E-Mails Dispatched
03/14/2009 - Second Early Adoption Program to be expanded to 300 participants March 16
03/02/2009 - First 50 Early Adoption Program Participants Verified
02/25/2009 - Preliminary BDP-83 Features and Specifications Announced
02/25/2009 – First 50 Early Adoption Program Participants Contacted
02/24/2009 - Early Adoption Program, Pricing, and High Resolution Internal Audio Decoding Announced
Early Adoption Program Official Website
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We would like to thank you for the tremendous feedback that we have received from the community in response to our first BDP-83 Blu-ray player notification update. There were many great comments, suggestions and concerns which we will try to address in the release of the BDP-83. In particular, we would like to address the Early Adoption Program.

We have decided to take a democratic, by-the-people approach to the implementation of the Early Adoption Program. For the initial batch we will randomly choose 50 customers to participate in the Early Adoption Program. These 50 customers will have the opportunity to purchase the BDP-83 for $499 before the official release. After using the player for about a week, they will be required to vote on whether the program should be expanded or suspended based on end-user experiences. If a supermajority (at least 70%) votes in favor of expanding the program, we will expand the Early Adoption Program by another 100 randomly chosen customers. The player will be shipped with a pre-production firmware version. Firmware updates will be available from time to time.

The initial 50 Early Adoption Customers will be chosen no later than February 25th using the random number generator at random.org. After being contacted by us, the customer must place the order no later than 3pm February 27th Pacific Time; otherwise the opportunity to participate will be passed on to another customer. A simple "Yes" or "No" vote on whether to expand the program needs to be cast no later than March 15th.

Terms and conditions for the Early Adoption Program, as well as the current program status, can be found at our web site:
http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-83/EAP.aspx

We would also like to take this time to update you on the status of BDP-83 developments. The last two months have been very fruitful, as the player now supports BD-Live (Profile 2.0) and can internally decode Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio formats. DVD-Audio has yet to be implemented through firmware, but we are working diligently on this feature. A preliminary features and specifications list will be available on our web site on Tuesday March 3rd.

Opt-Out:

If you are still interested in receiving communications about the BDP-83 and participating in the Early Adoption Program, no further action is necessary. Otherwise, please click on the SafeUnsubscribe link below to decline participation and to opt out of any further e-mail communications regarding the BDP-83.

This is not a marketing gimmick, nor is OPPO intentionally trying to make the unit hard to procure. OPPO takes product development very seriously, and they do not want to release a player to the public at large if it will not meet the expected standards of its customer's. The biggest issue we have seen with the release of Blu-ray players are incomplete products. Many players have been released in a “beta states”. That is, they have been released with features being completely missing (ex. Decoding of DTS-HD Master), features requiring additional purchases (ex. External memory for BD Live), or just not living up to the potential of the brand.

The general public at large should never be unwilling participants of a "beta" product. For this reason, OPPO has decided to limit the BDP-83 to a randomly selected, willing group of individuals to use the player before it is officially released. Their feedback will help OPPO gauge how viable the player is for a major, official release.

This thread is dedicated to the Early Adoption Program BDP-83, its users, and the people who are looking for end user experiences.

Is the Early Adoption Program a beta test program?

No. The Early Adoption Program is not a beta test program. The beta test for BDP-83 has been an ongoing processes for the past several months. Beta test participants are exchanging information with OPPO and other beta users through a private forum on AVS (I spoke with OPPO and they would like to extend their deepest of gratitudes to AVS Forum for hosting the private discussion forum for the beta testers. It has proved invaluable to the development of the player).

The Early Adoption Program is a market trial to see how viable the player is to the current market.

How Much is the Early Adoption Program BDP-83?

Early Adoption Program units will be sold for $499. The Official player will also sell for $499 when it is released.

When Did the Early Adoption Program Start?

The Early Adoption Program started Wednesday, February 25th.

How Long Will the Early Adoption Program Run?

The Early Adoption Program will run until the product is officially released. OPPO anticipates releasing the official BDP-83 in May to priority orders culled from the

Blu-ray Interest List. There has been no established purchase date for general public sales. Who Can Participate in the Early Adoption Program?

The Early Adoption Program participants will be randomly selected from customers who signed up for the

BDP-83 Blu-ray Notification List. At this time only customers in the contiguous United States are eligible. How Many People Will Be Accepted Into the Early Adoption Program?

50 participants were selected and notified that they could purchase the player on Wednesday, February 25th. 300 additional participants will be selected after a positive vote on March 15th, with participants receiving invitation e-mails Monday, March 16. Each additional expansion will at least double the previous expansion roster.

How Does the Early Adoption Program Work?

Customers invited into the Early Adoption Program will have a 2-Day purchase window to buy the BDP-83 for $499, otherwise the unit will be forfeited to the next eligible candidate. Participating users will be required to vote on whether the Early Adoption Program should be expanded or suspended based on their experiences. A simple "Yes" or "No" vote will be conducted at milestone markers (the first being March 15th). If a supermajority (at least 70%) votes in favor of expanding the program, the Early Adoption Program will be expanded upon.

Terms, Limitations and Expectations of Early Adoption Program:

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Terms and Conditions:

By participating in the OPPO BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc Player Early Adoption Program, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions:

1. ELIGIBILITY

The Early Adoption Program is not a contest or lottery drawing for prizes. It is only a means for OPPO Digital, Inc. to invite customers to purchase and experience the BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc Player before its official release. There is no monetary value or reward in this program. Due to time and logistics limitations, the Early Adoption Program is open to customers within the 48 contiguous U.S. states. Customers invited to the Early Adoption Program must respond to communications in the time frame specified; otherwise the opportunity to participate may be cancelled.

2. COST AND WARRANTY

The price for a unit of BDP-83 player is US$499. The customer needs to pay for the cost of the player, shipping and handling, and sales tax where applicable. The purchase is governed by the Terms and Conditions list at https://www.oppodigital.com/termsandconditions.asp For the period beginning at the purchase date and ending 30 days after the BDP-83 official release date, the customer can return the player for a full refund of the purchase price and sales tax (if any). The initial shipping and handling cost is non-refundable. OPPO Digital, Inc. will pay for the cost of return shipping via ground service from a customer within the 48 contiguous U.S. states. For the period beginning at the purchase date and ending 1 year after the BDP-83 official release date, OPPO Digital, Inc. will provide the Limited Warranty to the customer as supplied in the User Manual. In the event that the Early Adoption Program hardware needs to be changed in order to meet the same specifications of the officially released product, OPPO Digital, Inc. will exchange the player at our expense. By participating in the Early Adoption Program, the customer agrees that he/she will not give or resell the player to a third party until the BDP-83 is officially released to the public. OPPO Digital, Inc. does not provide warranty, exchange or return guarantee to any third party who is not a participant of the Early Adoption Program.

3. COMMUNICATIONS

Participants agree to grant OPPO Digital, Inc. the right to publish their first name, location (city and state), votes to the program and comments on the www.oppodigital.com web site. Participants agree to receive communications from OPPO Digital, Inc. regarding the BDP-83 player and related products. If a response is required in such communications, participants agree to respond in the time frame specified. Participants agree to receive messages from other customers, forwarded by OPPO Digital, Inc. After receiving such communications it is the participant’s sole decision to respond or not. OPPO Digital, Inc. is not responsible for any consequences of such communications.

4. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

OPPO Digital, Inc. is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by web site users, or tampering or hacking, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Early Adoption Program and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to the web site. If, for any reason, the Early Adoption Program is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of OPPO Digital, Inc., could corrupt or affect the administration, integrity or proper conduct of this Early Adoption Program, OPPO Digital, Inc. reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Program. IN NO EVENT WILL OPPO DIGITAL, INC., ITS LICENSEES, AND OR AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THIS EARLY ADOPTION PROGRAM.



Video Specifications
  • Analog Video: Composite, Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr, 480i/480p, 720p/1080i available for non-restricted content; up to 1080i Blu-ray)
  • Digital Video: HDMI with HDCP (NTSC: 480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p/1080p24, PAL 576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p/1080p24)
  • ABT2010 de-interlacing and scaling solution (HDMI only)
  • 30 and 36bit Deep Color support

Audio Specifications
  • Analog Audio: 7.1ch or 5.1ch, Dedicated Stereo.
  • D/AC: Two-channel Cirrus CS4398 DAC for Discrete Stereo; Eight-channel CS4382A DAC for Multi-Channel Analog.
  • Digital Audio: Coaxial, Optical
  • HDMI Audio: Stereo to 7.1ch.
  • Bit stream and internal decoding of Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, and DTS-HD Master Audio for HDMI and Analog.
  • SACD DSD bit stream over HDMI or straight to analog; SACD DSD to PCM conversion over HDMI and analog.

Media Compatibility
  • Disc Types: BD-Video, DVD-Video, AVCHD, DVD-Audio, SACD, CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, DVD±R DL, BD-R/RE
    (Compatibility with user-encoded contents or user-created discs is on a best effort basis with no guarantee due to the variation of media, software and techniques used.)
  • BD Profile: BD-ROM version 2 Profile 2 (also compatible with Profile 1 version 1.0 and 1.1). 1GB of Internal Storage; External Storage expandable through USB.
  • Dual USB Ports (One in back; one front) for video, audio, picture, and BD-Live expandability.

Unique or Optimized Features
  • PS3 caliber load speeds for BD-Java enabled discs.
  • Resolution, Picture and Audio adjustments can be performed on the fly.
  • Discrete Output Resolution: You can force the player to always output a 480i/p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p 50/60Hz, and 1080p/24Hz (DVD-Video and Blu-ray) video signal.
  • Source Direct: This allows the player to intelligently and automatically change the video output resolution of the player based off of the content source. For example, SD DVD will playback at 480i, Blu-ray will play back at 1080p/24Hz, and DVD-Audio and SACD will playback at 1080i (to ensure maximum audio bandwidth is available). This is ideal for people who use external scalers or do not want the BDP-83 to do any video de-interlacing and scaling.
  • Video Demo Mode: Splits the screen vertically with one half showing the original source image, while the other half shows the results of adjustment to the Edge Enhancement, Detail Enhancement and Noise Reduction controls.
  • Up to 1920x1080 native MPEG-2, AVCHD, MKV and DivX/XviD video support; JPEG and PNG picture support.
  • Fully back-lit remote control
  • Anamorphic lens compatible with constant height Zoom. Other Zoom modes identical to DV-983H
  • Think the BDP-83 is decoding and/or transporting the Lossy Core and not the ideal High Resolution Dolby Digital TrueHD or DTS-HD Master audio streams? Now you can verify this! When you press the "INFO" button on the remote control and look at the icon in the lower left hand corner of your television, if the symbol is a jagged waveform icon, then the player is currently using the Lossy Core for audio decoding and/or transportation. When the player is decoding and/or transporting the High Resolution audio stream the icon should appear as three overlapping circles

General Specifications
  • Power Supply: Power Supply: ~ 100V – 240V, 50/60Hz AC
  • Power Consumption: 35W (0.5W Standby)
  • Dimensions: 430mm x 336mm x 77mm, 16⅞ x 13¼ x 3 inches
  • Mass: 5.1kg / 11.2 lbs
  • Region Enforcement: DVD Region 1 (non-adjustable) and Blu-ray Region A (non-adjustable)
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    The BDP-83 will support DVD Region 1 and Blu-ray Region A only. The Blu-ray Disc Association does not allow OPPO to support any region unlocking capabilities, even for DVD-Video playback.

    As Blu-ray is a relatively new platform, OPPO wants to make sure they can sell Blu-ray players for many more years to come. They do not want to implement or excise any content control which could jeopardize their standing with the Blu-ray Disc Association.

    These restrictions are non-negotiable. Do not discuss them in the forums.

OPPO BDP-83 User's Manual UPDATED June 26, 2009.
Default Settings Checklist
Spears & Munsil High Definition Benchmark User's Guide

Bugs

I'll try to keep a running list of reported bugs which are reported by Early Adoption Program participants. If a bug has been fixed, it will go into a Spoiler as it is no longer relevant, but may still be useful to keep track of.

Ongoing:
Bug Reported By Reported Date Date Fixed
Random HDMI handshakes causing: inverted colors (primarily seen through Anthem D2v), loss of video signal, delayed acquisition (Bit Stream DTS-HD Master soundtrack from Hairspray has been known to take a full minute to acquire) or no acquisition of (Decoding DTS-HD Master from Transporter 3) audio, and other annoyances.
Tearing, judder, and audio synchronization errors when using DVD media and 1080p/24Hz.
Speech was muted and no audio over the Center Channel when playing The Forbidden Kingdom and decoding DTS-HD Master over analog outputs. soloz2 03/10/2009 N/A
Selecting an Audio or Subtitle option in the Australia Blu-ray Menu will result in the menu screen disappearing. Unit becomes unresponsive at this time. winston9332 03/28/2009 N/A
If outputting DSD from a multi-channel SACD to a Denon/Marantz receiver as the first disc content used, the receiver will only acquire 2.0 Stereo. Inserting a DVD-Audio and then the multi-channel SACD will resolve multi-channels. Other solutions include setting DSD Multi-Channel in the reciever's setup system. guapote 04/12/2009 N/A
Repo: The Genetic Opera (BD) pops and crackles when bit streaming over HDMI. xradman 04/22/2009 Unconfirmed
General issues related to the BDP-83 not playing the beginning audio track properly (jumps around like it is not ready to start audio playback). jbm007 04/24/2009 Unconfirmed
X-Men 2 Supplements DVD: 480i material is squished into improper aspect ratio except when Source Direct is selected or Aspect Ratio is set to 4:3. Dave Vaughn 04/26/2009 N/A
Turning Speakers Off when using a 7.1 DownMix has no effect (mult-channel analog). Neuromancer 05/05/2009 N/A
Mai-Hime Vol 1~4: Subtitles will not load at all, even if selected in the DVD Menu or through the dedicated Subtitle remote button. Aird 05/16/2009 N/A
Curious Case of Benjamin Button (BD): inconsistent synchronization with audio and video when player is set to 1080p/24Hz. Source Direct does not exhibit the same issue. gsshiva 05/16/2009 unconfirmed
USB media are causing the BDP-83 to crash if they have been formated using a MAC OS. 05/16/2009 unconfirmed
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (DVD-Audio): Pops when loading the "CAPITAL RECORDS" logo. Once it advances to "Root Menu", audio is nothing but loud static. Must Stop then Resume in order to actually load this title. Paulbaby 05/17/2009 N/A
Megadeth "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying" (DVD-Audio): Unable to select on screen menu items such as Lyrics and Linear Notes. Xhorder 05/19/2009 N/A
Satriani "Strange Beautiful Music" (SACD): Track 12 - Volume will oscillate between being completely off and normal every 2 seconds for about a minute. Mr. Tao 05/28/2009 N/A
Dire Straights "Brothers In Arms" (DualDisc): If you try to Skip Forward on Track 9 (the end of the disc) the BDP-83 will hard freeze. Bill Mac 05/31/2009 N/A
Roving Mars (BD): unit freezes after showing "Title Menu". Unit needs to be hard reset. grubavs 06/03/2009 N/A
Beck "Sea Change" (DVD-Audio) - After Track 6 the tracks have to manually forward. Player will not Eject the disc without a power cycle. Jive Turkey 06/13/2009 N/A
Megadeth "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying" (DVD-Audio): Menu overlays are not showing, though you can blindly interact with the Menu. Xhorder 06/14/2009 N/A
SACD: Audio pops or dropouts between SACD tracks; random pops and dropouts. Much improved over previous firmware releases, but still prevalent. The Forum 6/26/2009 N/A
T3: Rise of the Machines (BD) - After watching bonus materials, unit does not go back to menu. Screen is blank, unit must be stopped. NAD Paradigm 06/28/2009 N/A
12 Rounds (BD): After selecting Play, the player will not load the main film. Front panel remains 00:00:00. alull 06/29/2009 N/A
Neil Young Archives Volume 1 (BD): Don't even try. Too many issues to mention in a single post. And if you do try this brickset, be prepared to make a sandwich, as load times are killer. The Forum N/A N/A

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Bug Reported By Reported Date Date Fixed
Dolby Digital TrueHD dropouts when bit streaming Celine Dion in Concert (BD) to Pioneer Elite VSX-92TXH. rrolens 02/28/2009 03/23/2009
DTS-HD Master audio dropouts when bit streaming to Sony 4400ES. firstelder 03/03/2009 03/23/2009
DownMix settings are inappropriately being applied to some decoded Dolby Digital TrueHD audio tracks over HDMI. The DownMix setting on the BDP-83 should only effect the Multi-Channel Analog outputs. jimim 03/04/2009 04/06/2009
Loud buzz through the Front Left speaker when BDP-83 is decoding the DTS-HD Master track from Baraka. Buzz occurs over HDMI, Multi-Channel Analog and Discrete Stereo. Error does not occur when bit streaming. MikeB 03/09/2009 03/23/2009
Crackling, popping, stutters or dropouts on the Surround Rear channels from DTS-HD Master 7.1 soundtracks over HDMI, while Analog will suffer from volume pumping. These errors are easily verified with Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian at 12:16 to 12:23 (HDMI crackling), 30:33 to 30:35 (HDMI stutters), 30:39 (HDMI dropout) and 30:30~30:40 (volume pumping). petmic10 03/06/2009 04/06/2009
User must manually set HDMI to "LPCM" instead of "Bit Stream" when using DVD-Audio. Otherwise, receiver will believe it is getting a DTS/DTS-HD Master signal, resulting in broken audio. nathan_h 03/23/2009 04/06/2009
Many DVD-Audio titles will not work. Seems to be associated to the DVD-Audio encryption key not being properly implemented. nathan_h 03/23/2009 04/06/2009
Sony Classical: Issac Stern Plays Vivaldi Four Seasons and Dances with Wolves SACDs will not load. bborzell and ethanwa 03/23/2009 04/06/2009
DVD-Audio does not have proper seamless transitions. Ex. Track 3 to Track 4 on Beatles Love Neuromancer 03/23/2009 04/21/2009
On Superbit DVD-Video discs which feature a minamlist menu (brushed steel background) the menu disappears after a second. Press Stop then Play to resolve a proper menu. wmcclain 03/27/2009 04/06/2009
Freezing or stuttering while playing Baraka (BD) during Chapter 18 or 19. ehlarsonand xradman 03/29/2009 Disc Specific
DTS soundtrack from Moulin Rouge is completely out of sync. jeffstra 03/29/2009 05/04/2009
Inconsistent support for HDCD media when connected to a receiver which supports HDCD decoding (most Marantz and Denon receivers). HDCD indicator will blink on and off on the receiver. Audible pops occur when the HDCD signal is lost. Optical, Digital Coaxial, and HDMI are affected. BRADH 03/29/2009 06/26/2009
DTS CDs playback at an accelerated rate over HDMI. On some receivers the audio will also break up and sound like an underwater SF has been applied. Resolved only by stopping playback. jhstn58 03/29/2009 05/05/2009
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City Music Hall (BD) audio dropout at 1:29:30 when bit streaming Dolby TrueHD 5.1. Chapter skip resumes audio output. thrand1 03/30/2009 04/21/2009
CD-Audio playing too fast. ex. Maroon 5 "Songs About Jane". Brian-HD 04/06/2009 05/05/2009
DVD-Audio Menu navigation issues. Some discs have menus which disappear or are pulling up wrong Menu options. toddthomas 04/06/2009 05/05/2009
DVD-Audio: can't use Remote or Front Panel Skip Back buttons to go to previous audio track, fast forward/reverse and Zoom are nonfunctional, Go-To either results in no change, or an approximation of the desired time rounded up to the nearest Chapter. Neuromancer 04/06/2009 06/11/2009
DVD-Audio: Elvis 30 #1 Hits (will not change to Multi-Channel), Rob Thomas "Something to Be" (will not load), Jackson Browne "Running on Empty" (crash when selecting Audio Setup), Neil Young "Hawks & Doves" and "On the Beach" (slow playback). mark69 04/06/2009 06/11/2009
CD-Audio tracks are randomly repeating. An example is Andrew Lloyd Weber's Now & Forever. Mdurnin 04/08/2009 04/21/2009
Talking Heads Brick Dual Discs: "More Songs About Buildings and Food" or "Speaking in Tongues" do not load; quirky menus that may disappear or go back to the OPPO logo. obie_fl 04/08/2009 04/21/2009
During the playback of SACD media there are pops/squeals/artifacts embedded into the sound track (I can only confirm a slight crackle when transitioning between tracks or when using the Go To button to access a specific timestamp). SACD Priority of DSD or PCM does not effect the error, but changing HDMI from Bitstream to LPCM will remove this audible artifact. mvp2005fan 04/14/2009 06/26/2009
Beatles Love DVD-Audio: non-gapless playback during transition from track 20 to 21 (note: I have no issues with the transition). Audio stops abruptly several seconds into Track 21, while counter continues. Skipping back to the beginning of the track resolves audio (note: You can never use Skip Back with this disc to go back a track, you always have to use the Left Navigation Key). Transition from Track 25 to 26 has the same error. HT_in_Me 04/22/2009 06/11/2009
Beatles Love DVD-Audio: Random audio distortion. Craven More 04/22/2009 Unconfirmed
Queen: Knight at the Opera DVD-Audio: complete freeze after selecting "Video" from the Root Menu (see post 8078 for detailed instructions). jbm007 04/23/2009 05/05/2009
Hotel California DVD-Audio: When transitioning from Track 2 to Track 3, audio does not resolve. Skipping forward, reverse, or to the beginning of the track resolves audio. Mdurnin 04/24/2009 05/05/2009
No Phantom Center when Center channel was set to Off under Speaker Setup when using Multi-channel analog outputs xxx xx/xx/xxxx 05/05/2009
Neil Young DVD-Audio: Will not play. obie_fl 04/25/2009 05/04/2009
Talking Heads Brick Dual Discs: "More Songs About Buildings and Food" or "Speaking in Tongues": When Play is selected player goes to Track screen then freezes at 2 seconds. Press Stop then Play to resume playback properly. obie_fl 04/25/2009 05/04/2009
Star Trek (BD): Angle Mark appears despite Angle Mark being turned Off. mzupeman 05/13/2009 06/11/2009
If you are connected to a router/hub/switch which has not been enabled for DHCP, you will need to disconnect the BDP-83 from the network before you can manually assign your IP, Sub Unit, Gateway and DNS server. Otherwise, the player will redact all inputs to defaults (000.000.000.000). vläd 05/15/2009 06/11/2009
Elton John "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" (DVD-Audio): Bonus Tracks are not selectable when playing the DVD-Audio layer. Sherbona 05/19/2009 06/11/2009
Yes "Fragile" (DVD-Audio): Audio drops out complete between transitions from track 3 to 4 and from track 6 to 7. Restarting the track results in reacquisition of audio. timkeeler 05/20/2009 06/11/2009
Speaker Preference: If the Subwoofer Channel Trim is adjusted beyond its default "0dB", and the player is turned off, Subwoofer reverts to "0db" internal Channel Trim. Brian A 05/29/2009 06/26/2009
Dire Straights "Brothers In Arms" (DualDisc): Transition from Track 4 to 5 resolves no audio. Must skip back. Bill Mac 05/31/2009 06/11/2009
SACD: When Repeat ALL is selected, there are gaps between tracks which are normally gapless. FTWMike 06/13/2009 06/26/2009


Feature Requests
  • APE, FLAC, and WAV lossless; WMA and AAC lossy audio support.
  • Adjustable Crossover. The crossover is either an all-or-nothing 80Hz. We would like to see 40 to 120Hz crossover support.
  • Audio Delay over analog. Audio Delay is currently only available over HDMI. There is concern that analog users will experience down stream video delays which will cause audio/video synchronization errors.
  • Audio Bit Rate and Frequency information. Current implementation only shows Audio Track selected. Having bit rate and frequency information will help determine if we are getting lossless or lossy audio when the BDP-83 is decoding Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD Master.
  • Internal Test Tones for properly calibrating analog audio outputs as well as testing proper audio output.
  • User Presets. User Presets would allow for multiple changes to the player with a single selection. Saves time adjusting individual sliders to meet specific feature requirements.
  • Network (PC to BDP-83, NAS Storage to BDP-83) and Internet Streaming (Netflix, Amazon.com VOD) support.
  • HDMI CEC should be Off by Default. Too many problems associated with leaving HDMI CEC on as a default. Will only increase number of support calls, e-mails, and posts with people assuming their player is defective as it "randomly" turns on or off.
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SACD Layer change support with the Audio button. On the DV-983H you could switch SACD Layers by pressing the Audio button. The BDP-83 requires that you go through the Setup Menu to adjust the SACD Layer. 03/23/2009


FIRMWARE RELEASES

Release date: February 24, 2009
Category: Preliminary Release
Main Version: BDP83-12-0224
Loader Version: BE2100 85752100
Sub Version: MCU83-19-0122

Release date: March 24, 2009
Category: Latest Preliminary Release
Main Version: BDP83-16-0320
Loader Version: BE2100 85752100
Sub Version: MCU83-19-0122
Release Notes:

The major changes included in this version are:

1. Preliminary DVD-Audio Support.

This firmware version provides

preliminary support for DVD-Audio playback. The DVD-Audio feature is still at an very early stage, and this firmware is just a proof of concept. Disc compatibility issues and menu navigation difficulties are expected. We are accelerating the implementation and will provide improvements with future firmware updates. 2. Fix for the audio drop-out issue affecting the bitstream output of DTS-HD Master Audio.

3. Fix for the audio drop-out issue affecting some discs with Dolby TrueHD audio tracks, such as the "Celine Dion: Live in Las Vegas - A New Day" disc.

4. Slow motion playback.

This firmware version adds a "slow motion playback" feature. To access this feature, please first pause the playback, and then use the left and right arrow buttons to select a slow motion playback speed. DVD-Video discs and Blu-ray Discs without BD-Java navigation are supported for this feature.

5. Other general disc compatibility and performance improvements.

Release date: April 6, 2009
Category: Latest Preliminary Release
Main Version: BDP83-18-0402
Loader Version: BE2100 85752100
Sub Version: MCU83-19-0122
Release Notes:

The major changes included in this version are:

1. Improved DVD-Audio Support.

This firmware version improves the preliminary support for DVD-Audio playback. Disc compatibility issues have been largely improved, although certain discs still have playback and navigation difficulties. It also fixes a problem of outputting DVD-Audio over HDMI when the "HDMI Audio" setup menu option is set to "Bitstream" mode. We are accelerating the implementation and will provide improvements with future firmware updates.

The "Playback Setup" menu now contains a "DVD-Audio Mode" setting. This settings enables the user to set a preference for which portion (DVD-Audio or DVD-Video) of a disc to play. For some DVD-Audio discs that contain concurrent multi-channel and stereo contents, this firmware version supports on-the-fly switching between the two modes with the "AUDIO" button. Playback restarts from the beginning of the current track. Not all DVD-Audio discs support this feature though. The channel number and bit rate display are improved.

2. Fix for a decoding error on some DTS-HD Master Audio sound tracks. For example, the 7.1ch DTS-HD MA audio on "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" disc now plays correctly.

3. Fix for an audio drop-out issue that happens when decoding some Dolby TrueHD sound tracks. For example, the drop-out with the "Divertimenti" Blu-ray track 5 is fixed.

4. Fix for a progressive audio/video synchronization problem. With the previous firmware, audio/video synchronization may progressively degrade as the movie plays. This version addresses the issue. We are still in the process of further improving audio/video synchronization, especially for DVD playback in 1080p 24Hz mode.

5. Fix for a disc menu rendering issue related to "Superbit" DVD with minimalist style menus.

6. Fix for an SACD disc compatibility issue that so far affects "Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus" and "Dance with the Wolves" SACD discs.

7. Other general disc compatibility and performance improvements.

Release date: April 21, 2009
Category: Latest Preliminary Release
Main Version: BDP83-20-0417
Loader Version: BE2100 85752100
Release Notes:

The major changes included in this version are:

1. Improvement to audio/video synchronization.

2. Further improvement to DVD-Audio support.

This firmware version further improves the support for DVD-Audio playback. Disc compatibility issues and navigation difficulties have been largely improved. Only a small number of discs still have playback and navigation difficulties. We are accelerating the implementation and will provide improvements with future firmware updates.

3. Fix for the issue of playing DTS CD slower than normal.

4. Slow motion playback support for Blu-ray discs with Java-based navigation. To use slow motion playback, pause the video first and then press the left or right arrow button.

5. Fix for a Dolby TrueHD audio drop-out issue that affects the "Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City Music Hall" disc.

6. Fix for a video corruption issue that happens when switching off Deep Color from the setup menu, or when turning on the player with Deep Color set to "Off" but the player is connected to a Deep Color-capable display.

7. Fix for an issue of HDMI hot plug events canceling mute for SACD.

8. Fix for a CD track looping problem.

9. Percentage (%) progress display for firmware downloading and upgrading.

10. Secondary audio default to "Off" when "Advanced" audio output mode is selected from the Easy Setup Wizard.

11. Other general disc compatibility and performance improvements.

All features and improvements of the previous firmware are also included in this version.

Release date: May 4, 2009.
Category: Latest Preliminary Release
Main Version: BDP83-22-0430
Loader Version: BE23F3 857523F3
Sub Version: MCU83-22-0410
Release Notes:

The major changes included in this version are:

1. Further improvement to DVD-Audio disc compatibility and navigation.

2. Adjustment to the BD loader for smoother operation and less vibration than the previous versions.

3. Complete fix for the CD track looping problem.

4. Support for the optional RS232 wired remote control port.

5. Other general disc compatibility and performance improvements.

Warning: Although firmware upgrade is an easy and usually trouble-free process, it is important to ensure that the power supply to the player is stable, and the upgrade process is not interrupted. A failed firmware upgrade can render the player unusable.

Caution: PLEASE INSTALL THIS FIRMWARE TWICE. Unlike the previous firmware updates which usually only contain the main firmware, this firmware update contains all three firmware parts: the main firmware, the MCU (Micro-Controller Unit) firmware and the BD loader firmware. To fully install all updates, the upgrade process takes two passes.

Release date: Jun 11, 2009
Category: Public Beta Release
Main Version: BDP83-27-0601
Loader Version: BE2400 85752400
Sub Version: MCU83-23-0513
Release Notes:

The major changes included in this version are:

1. Further improvement to DVD-Audio disc compatibility and navigation.

2. Fix for the issue of losing audio at certain DVD-Audio track/chapter transitions, such as "The Beatles – Love".

3. Additional on-screen audio information display for DVD-Audio: sample rate in addition to channels and format.

4. A two-tiered rotation speed control for DVD media: normal speed for DVD-Video/DVD-Audio and increased speed for AVCHD on DVD media. This change is to support the occasional peaks of bit rate required by the AVCHD programs.

5. Improved detection of 4:3 aspect ratio bonus material on Blu-ray Discs.

6. DVD subtitle quality improvement (sync subtitle to frame). Combing of film-based DVD subtitle should be eliminated.

7. Improved remote control response for SACD in fast forwarding or fast rewinding mode.

8. Adjustment to the sensitivity of the front panel EJECT and POWER buttons.

9. Improvement for handling chapter breaks on DVD. This revision passes the Microsoft WHQL DVD 3:2 Chapter PF False test.

10. Fix for the issue of not able to set a manual IP address when the network cable is connected and there is no DHCP server on the network.

11. Fix for the issue of angle icon appearing when the setup menu option "Angle Mark" is set to off.

12. Other general disc compatibility and performance improvements.

All features and improvements of the previous firmware are also included in this version. Bitstream output for HDCD is still a work in progress and not yet supported.

Note: Ethernet based upgrading is not available for this firmware. You must upgrade the firmware using USB or CD methods.

Release date: June 26, 2009
Category: Public Beta Release
Main Version: BDP83-31-0620
Loader Version: BE2403 85752403
Sub Version: MCU83-23-0513
Release Notes:

The major changes included in this version are:

1. Support for viewing static pictures on DVD-Audio discs using the PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN remote control buttons.

2. Compatibility improvement for user-encoded DVD-Audio discs.

3. Support for bitstream output of HDCD

4. Improvement for DVD navigation.

5. Fix for the issue of subwoofer trim setting not applied after power cycle.

Bonuses: Undocumented, no guarantee features and enhancements:

1. Fix for the Rice Krispie "Snap, Crackle, and Pops" of SACD playback.

2. Pressing the YELLOW button during DVD-Video to access the main feature no longer causes subtitles to turn on by default.

Note: Ethernet based upgrading is not available for this firmware. You must upgrade the firmware using USB or CD methods.

REVIEWS
gonk's BDP-83 Review
Gary Murrell (Home Theater Forum)
Bill Graw (Enjoy The Music)
Robert Silva (About.com)
John Sunier (Audiophile Audition)
Thomas Spurlin (Audio|Video Revolution)
Clint DeBoer (Audioholics)
clayswartz@comca (OPPO Versus Thread)
Adrian Wittenberg (Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity)
Wes Marshall (SoundStageAV) (Reviewer's Choice)


List of EAP Participants' Hardware
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I will be listing the equipment used by the Early Adoption Program users here. If you are participating and want your information shown, send me a PM. Also, if you think there should be more, or less information, please feel free to PM as well. I am always looking for suggestions.

The format:

Primary Display:
Secondary Display:
Audio/Video Receivers:
Speakers: Front/Center/Surround/Surround Back, Subwoofer
External Video Processors:
DVD Players:
Blu-Ray Players:

Neuromancer
Primary Display: Optoma HD-81, 77" throw at 10 feet seating distance.
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Integra DTC-9.8 (HDMI), Pioneer Elite VSX-54TX (Multi-Channel Analog)
Speakers: Polk LSI7/CSi-5/LSI7, M&K VX-850SF
External Video Processors: ABT VP50, Integra DTC-9.8
DVD Players: OPPO Digital OPDV971H, DV-970HD, DV-980H, DV-981HD, and DV-983H.
Blu-Ray Players: Sony PlayStation 3, OPPO Digital BDP-83

alfbinet
Primary Display: Pioneer Kuro 6010 (Non-Elite)
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Denon 4308CI
Speakers: B & W 705/HTM7/DS6 S3, B & W ASW600
DVD Players: Denon 3910, Toshiba XA2
Blu-ray Players: Pioneer 51FD and Panasonic BD30

Anthem AVM
Primary Display: Sony 70" XBR2
Secondary Display:
Audio/Video Receivers: Integra 9.9
Speakers: Dynaudio S5.4, SCX, S1.4 and SR with 2 SVS PB-13 Ultra
External Video Processors: None
DVD Players: Denon 3910 - Toshiba XA2
Blu-Ray Players: Sony PS3

AudioBear
Primary Display: Benq W5000
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Denon AVP-A1HDCi Pre-Pro/ D-Sonic Magnum 1250-7 AMP
Speakers: Dynaudio Contour X7, ACI Titan and 2 home homebuilt 12" Peerless
External Video Processors: DVDO Edge
DVD Players: Toshiba HD-XA2
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

avsinkhole
Primary Display: Mitsubishi 720p DLP HC3000U at 112" DIY screen
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Yamaha RX-V1800, Emotiva XPA-5 (200x5)
Speakers: Definitive BP7002(2)/C/L/R 2000/BP2X(2)/SM450(2), SCII
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: OPPO OPDV-971H, Pioneer DV-578A(SACD, DVD-A), HD-DVD Toshiba HD-A35
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

bakerwi
Primary Display: Pioneer Elite PRO-950HD
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Denon AVR-3802
Speakers: BIC Venturi DV62s/DV62CLR-S/DV52si/DV52si
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players:
Blu-Ray Players: Pioneer BDP-51FD, Oppo BDP-83, Velodyne 12”

bborzell
Primary Display: Optoma HD-83, Carada Screen 120" throw at 14 feet seating distance.
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Sound Processor: Rotel RSP-1066
Audio/Video Receivers: B&K TX4430 (3 Ch. AMP), B&K ST1400 (2 Ch. AMP), NHT MA-1(Mono AMP)
Speakers: Energy Reference Connoisseur (4), HTD Center, NHT Sub, CA Sat Center rear.
External Video Processors: none.
DVD Players: OPPO Digital DV-981HD, Rotel RDV-1040.
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO Digital BDP-83

barryecohen
Primary Display: Mitsubishi HC1500 > 110" diag White Canvas
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Outlaw 950/Audio Alchemy OM150 x 2
Speakers: Front- Gallo Reference LCR/Gallo Solo
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: Toshiba SD-4100KU
CD Players: Sony xa20es-cdp
Blu-Ray Players: oppo BDP-83

BillW
Primary Display: Panasonic TH-58PF11UK
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Sound Processor: Anthem D2V, Bryston 6B SST (L/R) and Bryston 3 ST (Surround) AMPs
Speakers: Aerial Model 9/CC5/SW 12
External Video Processors: none.
DVD Players: Pioneer Elite DV-78AVi
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO Digital BDP-83

BobearQSI
Primary Display: Panasonic PT-AE1000U 1080p at 121", seating at 9 & 13 feet in dedicated batcave
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Onkyo TX-SR605
Speakers: KEF 3000 SE series in 7.1 (KHT3005 SE + 2 extra HTS3001 SE)
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: Toshiba HD-A30 (HD-DVD)
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

bobloblaw
Primary Display: Sony KDS-R60XBR1
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Onkyo TX-SR805 (HDMI), Onkyo TX-DS898 (multichannel analog)
Speakers: Cambridge Soundworks Tower II/Centerstage/S300, Outlaw LFM-1 Plus
External Video Processors: DVDO VP30 w/ABT102 (not installed but available to test)
DVD Players: OPPO DV-980H, Pioneer 563a
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

butchgo
Primary Display: KDS-60A2000 60" SXRD
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Outlaw 990/7500/(2)Outlaw 2200, Outlaw LFM-1 EX
Speakers: Emotiva ERM-1 mains/Outlaw LCR/(4) Emotiva ERD-1's
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: Oppo DV-980H
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

ca1ore
Primary Display: Sony VPL-VW200 w/ Panamorph UH480 anamorphic lens
Secondary Display: None
A/V Receiver: Meridian 861v4.2
Amps: VTL-450 II; Krell KAV-3250
Speakers: Genesis 201/BG Corp 520i/
multiple subs
Video Processor: Lumagen Radiance XD
DVD: Oppo 980
BluRay: Oppo BDP-83; Sony BPDS1

CCONKLIN1
Primary Display: Pioneer RS2 clone projector on 123" Vutec Silverstar
Secondary Display:Samsung 67" LED DLP
Audio/Video Receivers: Pioneer Elite SC07, NAD 973T 7 channel AMP
Speakers: Something something equipment shame.
External Video Processors: DVDO EDGE
Blu-Ray Players: Sony PlayStation 3, Pioneer Elite BDP-05FD

CHAS ZOSS
Primary Display: Samsung HL 67 A750 LED DLP
Secondary Display: Mitsubishi WD 65831
Audio/Video Receivers: Denon 2808CI
Speakers: NHT Classic 3s Subwoofer, SVS PB12
External Video Processors:
DVD Players: Toshiba HD XA2, Panasonic CP72
Blu-Ray Players: Panasonic BMP-BD35

[d]herrick[/b]
Primary Display: Sony KDS-R50XBR1
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Anthem AVM50, Anthem MCA50
Speakers:Thiel CS 2.4/MCS1/Powerpoint 1.2, Thiel SS1
External Video Processors: Gennum VXP (Anthem AVM50)
DVD Players: none
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

diverdra
Primary Display: Mitsubishi WD73833 Diamond Series 73”
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Denon 3808CI with Sunfire TGA-5200 amps
Speakers: MartinLogan Vantage/Motif/Vignette, Depthi
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: OPPO DV-981HD
Blu-Ray Players: PS3 80GB

dogone
Primary Display: Panasonic PT-AE3000U
Secondary Display: Sanyo PLV-Z700
Audio/Video Receivers: Pioneer Elite VSX 94-TXH
Speakers:Yamaha NS-777/Axiom VP-150 v2/Yamaha NS-777's(x4), Subwoofer- Atlantic Technology 642e SB
External Video Processors: None
DVD Players: Sony DVPCX995V Mega Changer 400 Disc
Blu-Ray Players: Panasonic BD-55, Pioneer Elite BDP-05FD, and Sharp BD-HP20U.

dreamtheatre
Primary Display: Optoma HD65 Projector (77" Diagonal Matte White Screen)
Secondary Display: Sony KDS-60XBR1 RPTV
Audio/Video Receivers: Integra DTC-9.8 SSP
Speakers: Onix Reference 3/Onix Reference 100/AV123 X-MTM, AV123 UFW-12
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: OPPO 980H, Toshiba HD-XA2
Blu-Ray Players: PlayStation 3

ethanwa
Primary Display: Vizio 50''
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Onkyo TX-SR806
Speakers: Polk Audio (5.1), Velodyne 10"
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: none
Blu-Ray Players: Panasonic BD-35 Region Free Hacked, PlayStation 3

firstelder
Primary Display: Sony KDS-50A2000
Secondary Display: None
Audio/Video Receivers: Sony STR-DA4400ES
Speakers: Polk RT25i/Boston Acoustics CR1/Athena WS-15/Polk RM6751, Polk PSU 250
External Video Processors: None
DVD Players: Oppo 981-HD
Blu-Ray Players: Oppo BDP-83

G.M.
Primary Display: Pioneer Elite PDP-151FD
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Pioneer Elite SC-07
Speakers: Mythos One's/Three/GEMS, and SVS PB2-PLUS Sub (7.1 System)
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: Toshiba HD-DVD A2, Toshiba XD-E500
Blue-Ray Players: Pioneer Elite BDP-05FD, OPPO BDP-83

gsr
Primary Display: Mitsubishi 65" WD-65909 DLP
Secondary Display: Dell 2405 24" LCD Monitor
Audio/Video Receivers: Denon AVP-A1HDCI and Krell KAV-250a amps (1 2 channel model and 2 3 channel models)
Speakers: B&W 802 Series 3/B&W Matrix HTM/B&W 804/B&W 804, Velodyne HGS-18
External Video Processors: Denon AVP-A1HDCI (Silicon Optix HQV Realta)
DVD Players: OPPO BDP-83, Denon DVD-3930CI, HTPC (TheaterTek), Sony PS3, XBox Elite
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83, Sony PS3, HTPC (Arcsoft TMT / PowerDVD Ultra 7.3)

halsan40
Primary Display: JVC P70R1U 70" Pro
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Yamaha RX-V2500
Speakers:Klipsch RB-81/RC-62/Yamaha NS-6390, SVS PB12/Plus2 900W
External Video Processors:
DVD Players: none
Blu-Ray Players: Pannasonic BD-55

Jack D
Primary Display: Panasonic 65 inch Plasma (TH-65PF9UK)
Secondary Display: none
Audio Processing: Meridian G68J with 5 Mcintosh 500Watt monoblock amps
Speakers: B&W 802D/HTM1D/804S
External Video Processing: Lumagen Radiance XD
DVD Players: none
BR Player: Oppo BDP-83

Jedi_Mike
Primary Display: Optoma HD-70 projector + Panamorph UH350 lens + 106-inch 2.35:1 screen (SMX material)
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Outlaw 950 pre-pro, Parasound & Rotel amps
Speakers: Vandersteen 2ce/vcc-1/vsm-1. dual SVS CS-series subs
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: Zenith DVB318 w/component upconversion firmware
Blu-Ray Players: none

jimim
Primary Display: Pioneer Elite 50" 8g
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Marantz 8002
Speakers: Triangle Esprits, Velodyne SC15 run by the 1250 SC amp
  • All Video interconnects: HDMI are all Super HDMI from Straightwire. Components are all SilverLink II from Straightwire.
  • All Audio interconnects and speaker wire to speakers and sub are Encore II from Straightwire.
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: OPPO Digital DV-983H, Toshiba XA2 (HD DVD)
Blu-Ray Players: Panasonic 35 (still have), Pioneer 51, Panasonic 30 (got rid of), and OPPO Digital BDP-83

jjensen
Primary Display: Panasonic TH-50PH9UK Plasma
Secondary Display: Panasonic TC-32LX600 LCD
Audio/Video Receivers: McIntosh MX-119 Pre/Pro, McIntosh MC501 (x2) and MC207 amplifiers
Speakers: McIntosh LS360/CS350/WS350, PS112 and HT12
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: Denon DVD-1600
Blu-Ray Players: Sony PS3 60GB

jjwinterberg
Primary display: Panasonic PT-AE1000
Secondary display: RCA F38310
Audio/Video Receivers: Theta CBIII, McCormack DNA AMPs
Speakers: Seas/Thors
External Video Processing: none
DVD Players: none
BluRay Player: Panasonic DM-BDP10a

jmedarts
Primary Display: Sony KDS-60A2000
Audio/Video Processor: Rotel RSP-1066 (audio only, analog connects)
Speakers: B&W 603S3/LCR60/DS6
External Video Processors: n/a
DVD Players: OPPO Digital DV-981HD
Blu-Ray Players: Panasonic DMP-BD10A

Joe Cole
Primary Display: Sony SXRD 70 BR2
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Rotel 1570
Speakers: Martin Logan ReQuests/Logos/Aeroni/Definitive BP-X
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: OPPO DV-981HD
Blu-Ray Players: Sony BDP 550S, Oppo BDP-83

John Schneider
Primary Display: InFocus 7205
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers:Pre/pro Lexicon MC-12v4, Classe CAV-150 AMP
Speakers: AV123 Focus LS-6/X-voce/Thiel Powerpointsx4, JL F113 and Velodyne F1500II
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: none
Blu-Ray Players: Samsung BD-UP5000

jhstn58
Primary Display: InFocus Screenplay 7502, 92” throw at 10 feet seating distance
Secondary Display: Samsung HLN467W
Audio/Video Receivers: Yamaha RX-V4600; Yamaha RX-V2700
Speakers: Polk LSi15/Polk CSi/Polk LSi9/, Polk PSW12; KEF C6/[in-ceiling surrounds brand unknown], Sunfire True SW Mark II
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: Toshiba SD4800, Yamaha DVD-C750, OPPO DV-981HD, Sony DVP-NC80V; Xbox360
Blu-Ray Players: Sony PS3, Panasonic DMP-BD55

JVC61
Primary Display: Pioneer Elite 151 Display
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Integra DTC-9.8, NuForce 9.0 (Center and Surround Amp) and Bel Canto 100 (LR Amp)
Speakers: Pioneer S-1EX/Pioneer S-7EX/Usher BE-718
External Video Processors: Integra DTC-9.8
DVD Players: OPPO DV-983
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

John923
Primary Display: Samsung LN-T4671
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Counterpoint 3.1, Hafler DH500 AMP
Speakers: Magnaplanar MGIII
External Video Processors: none
DVD players: Denon DVD1500, Nakamichi OMS-7 (CD Player)
Blu-ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

kendo70433
Primary Display: Panasonic PT-AE3000U
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Yamaha RX-V863, Bryston 4BST
Speakers: Magnepan MG-III/phantom/Braun/, Home-made with EV 12" drivers (x2)
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: Yamaha DVD-C950
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO Digital BDP-83

Kevin McCarthy
Primary Display: JVC RS-1 projector with 100" high Power screen
Secondary Display: JVC 65S998 (65" RP LCOS)
Audio/Video Receivers: Panasonic SA-XR57
Speakers: KLH 9005s, PSW8-100 Sub
External Video Processors:Lumagen Vision HDP
DVD Players: Toshiba HD-A2
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

KingofKaty
Primary Display: 1080p LCD projector Panasonic PT-AE1000U, DaLite 106" 16:9 Cinema Perf.
Secondary Display: Olevia 37" LCD LT37HVS
Audio/Video Receivers: Yamaha RX-V2700
Speakers: Paradigm AMS-250/AMS-300/ADP-390/ADP-190, Velodyne 12" DLS-4000R
External Video Processors: None
DVD Players: OPPO DV-981HD
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

kirkusinnc
Primary Display: Sony KDSR60XBR1
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Denon AVR-3808CI
Speakers: EV Sentry III/Infinity Center/EV Sentry V/Polk Dipoles
External Video Processors: None
DVD Players: Denon DVD-2930, Toshiba HD-A35
Blu-Ray Players: Pioneer BDP-95FD

Mando
Primary Display: Sony VPL-VW10HT Projector on 100" Stewart Grayhawk (upgrading to Sanyo Z3000 projector soon)
Secondary Display: Westinghouse 32" LCD HDTV/DVD Combo - SK-32H590D
Audio/Video Receivers: Onkyo TX-SR805, Parasound HCA-2205AT AMP
Speakers: Miller & Kreisel - MK-150THX Series (front) and SS150 (surround), Miller & Kreisel - MX150
External Video Processors: none
DVD Player: Cheap Phillips (for Divx support)
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83, Samsung BD-P1400.

Marty1781
Primary Display: Pioneer PDP-5010FD
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Harman Kardon AVR-7200
Speakers: Infinity Interlude IL40/IL36c/IL10/IL10/IL120s
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: Denon DVD-2200
Blu-Ray Players: Pioneer BDP-51FD, OPPO BDP-83

mdanderson
Primary Display: Sony KDS 60A2000
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Outlaw 950, 750 and ATI 1502 AMPs
Speakers: Paradigm Ref. Studio 20's/Studio CC/Mini Monitors, SV 20-39PC
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: Pioneer DV-45A
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

Mdurnin
Primary Display: Mitsubishi WD-73831
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Denon AVR-2805, Adcom GA-5503
Speakers: Polk LSi 15s/LSi C/Mirage Omnisats (x4), SVS PB12 Plus/2
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: Toshiba HD-XA2KN, Denon DVD -2200
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO Digital BDP-83

mkbruce
Primary Display: Panasonic AE-2000U (Screen Innovations unity gain)
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Classe SSP-75 (Mult-Channel Analog), Classe CA-201 (LR Amp) and Classe CAV-75 (Center/Surround Amp)
Speakers: Mirage OM-6/OM-C3/OM-R2
External Video Processors:
DVD Players: DVP-918H
Blu-Ray Players: Sony PlayStation 3, OPPO BDP-83

mont
Primary Display: InFocus SP-7200, 119" screen.
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Denon AVR-4308CI, (4) Luxman MX100 Power Amps
Speakers: Bose 901 series V/Polk LSI Center/LSI FX, Polk PSW1000 and Velodyne 1200
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: Bravo D1
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

narkspud
Primary Display: Sony KV-30XBR910
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Onkyo TX-SR605
Speakers: Marantz Imperial 7 (stereo only)
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: OPPO DV-981HD, Momitsu DVD-V880, Toshiba HD-A30
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

NoiseGoth
Primary Display: Panasonic PT-AE900U 8' throw to Draper 73" HC-Gray
Secondary Display: LG 26" (26LC7D)
Audio/Video Receivers: Yamaha RX-3300
Speakers: JBL CinemaVision 5.1
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: DV-980H, XBox 360 add-on
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

norm428
Primary Display: Samsung HL67A750 LED DLP
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Denon 2809ci, Denon 5700
Speakers: Mythos ST/10/Def Tech BP/A (x4)
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: OPPO DV-970HD
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83, PS3 60g, Panny BD35

petmic10
Primary Display: Pioneer Elite PRO-151FD
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Onkyo PR-SC885, Emotiva IPS-1 150Wx7
Speakers: Definitive Mythos ST/10/One, SVS PCi 20-39
External Video Processors:
DVD Players: Toshiba HD-XA2
Blu-Ray Players: Pioneer BDP-51FD, Playstation 3

quern
Primary Display: Pioneer PRO530
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Arcam AVR-300
Speakers: Atlantich Technology 350THX, ACI Force
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: Denon DVD-1600 (not connected)
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

Rando235
Primary Display: Panasonic 42PZ800U
Secondary Display: None
Audio/Video Receivers: Yamaha RX-V1800
Speakers: PSB Image T45/PSB Image C40/PSB Alpha B1, PSB SubZero-i
External Video Processors: None
DVD Players: Yamaha DVD-S1500
Blu-Ray Players: Panasonic DMP-BD30

RMK!
Primary Display: JVC HD-100
Secondary Display: Panasonic TH-58PH10UK
Audio/Video Receivers: Integra 9.8, Sunfire TGA 7400 (amp), QSC 2500 (Sub amp)
Speakers: JTR Triple 12LF’s/Revel I-30 (inwall), Danley TH-SPUD passive subwoofers (x2)
External Video Processors:
DVD Players: Toshiba XA2, Pioneer Elite DV-59Avi (to be sold)
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83, Panasonic BD-30 (to be sold)

Roger Mathus
Primary Display: Marantz VP15 with 8 ft Firehawk screen
Secondary Display:
Audio/Video Receivers: DENON AVP-A1HDCI pre with KRELL 5000 amp
Speakers: M&K THX150 Front/Center/Surround Back,
Subwoofer: JL Labs Fathom sub
External Video Processors: None
DVD Players: Toshiba XA2, DENON DVD2930CI
Blu-Ray Players: Marantz BD 8002

rsxwolf
Primary Display: Panasonic PT-AE2000U / 106 Inch Draper Screen
Audio/Video Receivers: Marantz SR7002
Speakers: Paradigm- Studio 60, Studio CC-590, Studio 40
External Video Processors: None
DVD Players: Oppo DV-983H
Blu-Ray Players: Panasonic DMP-BD30K

sac8d4
Primary Display: Sharp LC-52SE94U AQUOS LCD
Audio/Video Receivers: Nuforce AVP-17, Nuforce MCH-3SE-C7 AMP
Speakers: Swan Diva 5.1s/Swan Diva C3/Swan Diva 2.1s, Swan Diva Sub 10
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: OPPO DV-981HD, OPPO DV-983H
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

sakaike
Primary Display: Pioneer Kuro PDP-5020FD at 10 feet seating distance.
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR606
Speakers: Hsu Ventriloquist 5.1
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: OPPO Digital OPDV971H
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO Digital BDP-83

Segaboy
Primary Display: Samsung LN-55A950D1
Secondary Display: Sony KV-34XBR960
Audio/Video Receivers: 2-channel Hi-Fi with Accustat pre-amp
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: Samsung DVD-HD1000, Denon DVD-3930ci
Blu-Ray Players: Sony Playstation 3

Shawn Parr
Primary Display: Samsung LN40A750
Secondary Display: None
Audio/Video Receivers: Outlaw 1070
Speakers: Anthony Gallo A'Diva Ti front l/r, Nucleus Micro for center and surround
Subwoofer: Velodyne DLS-3750
External Video Processors: None
DVD Players: Oppo DV-980H
Blu-Ray Players: Oppo BDP-83

skroeze
Primary Display: Mitsubishi WD65-831
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Denon 3808
Speakers: Energy Connoisseur Series C-7's, C-5, C-R100 Di-poles Subwoofer: Energy Connoisseur Series S10.2
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: OPPO Digital OPDV971H, DV-981HD Blu-Ray Players: OPPO Digital BDP-83

snudley
Primary Display: Samsung HLS6767W DLP rear projection
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Denon 2808ci
Speakers: Klipsch Heresy (circa 1981)/Academy/SS1/RS3II/Velodyne 1215xII
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: OPPO DV-983H, Toshiba HD-A35
Blu-Ray Players: Oppo BDP-83/Panasonic DMP-BD35

soloz2
Primary Display: none
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Marantz SR7001
Speakers: av123 ELT525T
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: none
Blu-Ray Players: Oppo BDP-83

sremick
Primary Display: Mitsubishi HC1500 DLP projector (720p), 92" screen
Secondary Display:none
Audio/Video Receivers: Harman/Kardon 247 AVR
Speakers: Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 speaker set
External Video Processors:
DVD Players: OPPO DV-983
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

sterryo
Primary Display: Sanyo z2000 92" screen
Secondary Display: 42" Visio plasma 720p
Audio/Video Receivers: Denon 3808ci
Speakers: Ess Heil/Di-pole Small Ess Heil, 2-ED A2-300
External Video Processors: BFD
DVD Players: none
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BD-83

stevec325
Primary Display: Pioneer Elite PRO940-HD Plasma
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Denon 2807
Speakers: Definitive Technology Studio Monitor 350/Pro Center 1000/Pro Monitor 1000, Definitive Technology Pro Sub 1000
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: Oppo 981, Toshiba HD-A2
Blu-Ray Players: PlayStation 3 (with PS3TF IR/BT converter); OPPO BDP-83

SubArtic
Primary Display: Pioneer PDP-5020
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receiver: Denon 4308CI
Speakers: 5.1 Sony ED series (circa 2002)
External Video Processor: none
Power Management: Panamax M5300-PM
DVD Players: OPPO DV-980H
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

TapOrSnap
Primary Display: 52” Vizio GV52LF
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Denon AVR-2309CI
Speakers: Boston Acoustics w/Velodyne 15” sub (5.1)
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: OPPO DV-981HD
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

tengizk
Primary Display: Panasonic TH-50PZ77
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: DENON AVR-2809CI
Speakers: Yamaha NS-C444/NS-555/NS-333, YST-SW315PN
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: OPPO DV-980H
Blu-Ray Players: Panasonic DMP-BD35k

Tlamb
Primary Display: 50" Panasonic Viera 1080p plasma
Secondary Display: none.
Audio/Video Receivers: Onkyo SC885 Processor/Wyred4Sound 7 Ch. Ice Amps
Speakers: Oynx Rocket ELT series Piano Black. w/Powered Bass Stands for L/R, Onyx Rocket 10" 350 watt (coming soon SVS PC-13 Ultra)
External Video Processors: none.
DVD Players: Xbox 360
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO BDP-83

Tom899
Primary Display: Pioneer 6010FD Plasma
Secondary Display: none.
Audio/Video Receivers: Yamaha RX-V1800, Outlaw 1070, Perreaux SXH1, Yamaha RX-V595a
Speakers: Energy C-3 / C-1, Speakercraft AIM8-3 (3) Aim7-2 (4) HSU Research VTF-3 MK3 Sub
External Video Processors: DVDO EDGE, Behringer DSP1124P Feedback Destroyer Pro
CD Player: AH! Njoeb Tjoeb 4000CD
DVD Players: Denon DVD-2200, Panasonic DMR-EZ48VK, Toshiba HD-XA2.

tngiloy
Primary Display: Panasonic TH50PZ800U
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Anthem D2 pre-pro, Anthem A5+A2 AMPs
Speakers: Paradigm Signature S4/C3/S4/ADP, SVS PB-Ultra (x2)
External Video Processors: Anthem D2 (Gennum VXP)
DVD Players: OPPO 980H
Blu-ray Players: Panasonic DMP-BD55, OPPO BDP-83

voigtskins
Primary Display: Pioneer 6010 FD
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Integra DTC-9.8, Emotiva XPA5, XPA2 Amplifiers
Speakers: Definitive Mythos ST/10/XL
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: OPPO Digital DV-983H
Blu-Ray Players: OPPO Digital BDP-83

webcrawlr
Primary Display: Panasonic TH-50PZ80U
Secondary Display: None
Audio/Video Receivers: Denon AVR-2309
Speakers: Def Tech BP8B, C/L/R2002, BP2X. SVS PB12-NSD
External Video Processors: None
DVD Players: Oppo DV-981HD
Blu-Ray Players: Panasonic DMP-BD35

XJ6
Primary Display: Benq W5k projector and 110" Silverstar screen.
Secondary Display: Panasonic PDP42PX60U
Audio/Video Receivers: Bryston SP1.7 (non-hdmi compliant), Aragon 3005
Speakers:Paradigm Studio 100CC/ADP (all v2), Def Tech PF15
DVD Players: OPPO DV-980H

xradman
Primary Display: Panasonic AE2000 throwing 150" picture 15 feet back
Secondary Display: None
Audio/Video Receivers: Denon 3808CI Receiver
Speakers: Klipsch Reference RC-25 for L/C/R, RB-25 side and rear surround, RW-12 for subwoofer
External Video Processors: None
DVD Players: Toshiba XA2, HTPC with ZoomPlayer
Blu-Ray Players: Sony PS3, LG BH200, Panasonic BD55, HTPC with PowerDVD 7.3 Ultra and AnyDVD HD

yarrumc
Primary Display: Samsung DLP HL-S5687W (ISF Calibrated)
Secondary Display: none
Audio/Video Receivers: Yamaha RX-V663 (YAPO Calibrated)
Speakers: KEF KHT 2001.5, Velodyne 10"
External Video Processors: none
DVD Players: OPPO DV-983H
Blu-Ray Players: Memorex MVBD-2510

Zip3kx07
Primary Display: JVC RS10
Secondary Display:
Audio/Video Receivers: Marantz AV8003 Preamp w/ B&K 125.7 amp
Speakers: Martin Logan Ascents, Theater Center, Polk towers (temp speakers), ML Descent Sub
External Video Processors: None...Yet
Power Conditioning: PS Audio Power Plant Premier
DVD Players: Toshiba HD-A1, Pioneer DV-59Avi (just sold)
Blu-Ray Players: PS3, OPPO BDP-83
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Do we have anyone that can verify they received an email?

edit: looks like there is one.
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Total Votes: 259
Abstained Votes: 91
Yes Votes: 230 (88.8 %)
No Votes: 29 (11.1 %)

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Confirmed AVSforum people - Second EAP Group of 300 (159 shown + 1 unlisted person = 160)
_Dan_ BobearQSI deepcut heatwave3 jvc61 mchait rcw styx1
~Frostillicus~ bpmmmm DennisBP Hopstretch Keith Mickunas mdanderson Ready4HD SubArctic
Acesn8s BRADH dherrick HT_n_Me kendo70433 Mdurnin Rich Strauss SwampDawg78
adydula Brian-HD diana17alex HyperM3 Kevin McCarthy mkbruce RiPeti TapOrSnap
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Atomicale brogan2424 dogone Jack D kirkusinnc mvp2005fan Roger Mathus thrand1
AudioBear Bronco70 dreamtheatre jason_f Kreator narkspud rsxwolf Tlamb
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audionutzzzz caeguy Duke976 jcdrisco leoduran NeilPeart sakaike toddthomas
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barhoram CCONKLIN1 edfowler jeffstra madkaw NoiseGoth SDouglas tpw904
Barry18025 cgp208 ehlarson jhstn58 Maestro J norm428 Sfox7076 UTSoxFan
barryecohen CHAS ZOSS ethanwa jjensen Mando obie_fl Shawn Parr. winston9332
bborzell Chimbley fyzziks jjwinterberg markn$ PArmola SierraMikeBravo xradman
BIG n cnath G.M. JMAUSGP MarkVT patheticloser Silvermayil yarrumc
billatlakegeorgeby Craven More gjamesk jmedarts mark69 Perpendicular snudley yorkiepower
BillW da Choge GJG4 Joe Cole MARS08 progprog soccertoad zauberer
billymerritt DAMCB gsr John Schneider Marty1781 PropHeadsRock stevec325 Zip3kx07
BluDevil darknet HDVikes John923 MasterWick quern SteveinDanville zorro524a
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Badgerdawg halsan40 Megajim soloz2 Whttkrasst
bakerwi Irv Kelman MickB sremick XJ6
bobloblaw jimim petmic10 sterryo
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Yes, I got my acceptance email about 15 minutes ago..

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Dear Daniel xxxxxx,

We would like to cordially invite you to participate in the BDP-83 Early Adoption Program. You are one of the 50 potential customers randomly selected to receive this invitation from the list of users interested in the Early Adoption Program.

I'd copy the whole thing but I don't see the point.
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is that the same video processing chip as in the marantz 8003 pre pro? if it is it got a pretty poor review for its capabilities...seems like a solid machine though...
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Dude I'm in!

Sweet!

Jimi

PS Just wanted to add that there is a link that is specific for those that are chose on where we purchase it. I guess we aren't calling it in just doing it online.
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Damn..I was really wanting DVD A to be confirmed.
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Dude I'm in!
PS Just wanted to add that there is a link that is specific for those that are chose on where we purchase it. I guess we aren't calling it in just doing it online.

I just used my "special" link for ordering about 5 minutes ago. Nice that they include an HDMI cable (not that I need another one).
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I also just got in, how much are we saving by being the first 50?
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I also just got in, how much are we saving by being the first 50?

There is no saving.
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is that the same video processing chip as in the marantz 8003 pre pro? if it is it got a pretty poor review for its capabilities...seems like a solid machine though...

A quick Internet search didn't turn up the exact Anchor Bay processor Marantz is using, but the BDP-83 uses the same processor as the DVDO Edge, which has gotten high praise, particularly given it's price point.

http://www.anchorbaytech.com/dvdo_edge/

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Howdy y'all...

I am in the early adopter program!!!

Well, I guess buying that Oppo DV-970 for my girlfriend 2 years ago paid off...

WHOOO-HOO!!!!

Time to see what Oppo really has up their sleeve and do some serious comparisons to the following units...

1. Samsung DVD-HD1000

2. Denon DVD-3930ci

3. Sony Playstation 3 (FW 2.60) (60-gig made in Japan unit)

These units are in two different systems, one with a Sony KV-34XBR960 (Sony's heaviest glass ever) and the other using a Samsung LN-55A950D1 (LED backlit).

If you (being the AVS Forum community) have questions you can PM me directly or if you are in Southern California, perhaps a visit to see it in action.

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is that the same video processing chip as in the marantz 8003 pre pro? if it is it got a pretty poor review for its capabilities...seems like a solid machine though...

Good god no: if that were the case the Oppo 983H wouldn't have been the legend it became! From what I can see, the Marantz AV8003 contained only the video scaling ABT1010 chip, whereas the 983 (and I can only assume the BDP-83) had the top-of-the-line ABT2010 which includes deinterlacing and all the other ABT magic. I think you can now see why the reviews of the Marantz criticized its 480i upsampling performance.

And yes, I know the first 983s had the ABT1010 + 102 combo which was fused into a single 2010 chip in later production versions. The combo and 2010 setups were equivalent as far as the 983 was concerned.
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A quick Internet search didn't turn up the exact Anchor Bay processor Marantz is using, but the BDP-83 uses the same processor as the DVDO Edge, which has gotten high praise, particularly given it's price point.

http://www.anchorbaytech.com/dvdo_edge/

Yes. The implementation is very similar as well, mostly the same features.

Suffice it say that only Oppo 983 owners can appreciate this hardware until the -83 is available. DVD PQ is equal or better than the 983. Some of the beta crew feel it's slightly better. I'm one of them. Of course the added features in the -83 implementation make it a clear winner over the 983.
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"Program should be expanded or suspended based on their experiences. A simple "Yes" or "No" vote will be conducted at milestone markers (the first being March 15th). If a supermajority (at least 70%) votes in favor of expanding the program, the Early Adoption Program will be doubled."

What happens if it doesn't get 70%? What votes, percentages or criteria will determine when the 83 is available for the general population to buy?
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I'm in...got the email and placed the order right away. Great news that Oppo is pricing it at $499, the lowest of the discussed price range. This is going to sell like hot cakes when its widely available.
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To: xxxxxxxx
Sent: 2/25/2009 5:51:34 P.M. Pacific Standard Time
Subj: Invitation to the OPPO BDP-83 Early Adoption Program


Dear xxxxxxx,

We would like to cordially invite you to participate in the BDP-83 Early Adoption Program. You are one of the 50 potential customers randomly selected to receive this invitation from the list of users interested in the Early Adoption Program.

As you already know from earlier communications, the OPPO BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc player is an exciting new product. We are taking the time and effort to develop it into a full-featured, high-performance player. The Early Adoption Program provides you an opportunity to purchase and experience the BDP-83 before its official release. As a condition of participating in this program, we will ask you to vote on whether we should expand the Early Adoption Program to more users based on your first-hand usage experience.

If you decide to accept this invitation and participate in the Early Adoption Program, please place your order no later than 3pm February 27th Pacific Time using the following link:

http://......

The link is unique for your invitation, therefore please do not share it with others. All orders are subject to verification. The invitation will expire and the opportunity to participate will be passed on to another customer if we do not receive your order by the aforementioned time. Participation is governed by the Terms and Conditions listed on our web site:

http://.........

For your reference, the preliminary features and specifications list of the OPPO BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc Player can be found at:

http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-b...-Features.aspx

Should you decide not to accept the invitation, we kindly ask you to reply to us as soon as possible. This way we can pass the opportunity to another customer.

Thank you very much for your support and we hope to see you in the Early Adoption Program. Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us.


Best Regards,

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I just purchased my new Oppo Blu Ray player!! I live in Northern California and should be receiving it hopefully before the end of the week. Can't wait. Will share thoughts when it arrives.
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FWIW, seems like this thread could just as easily be the "official owner's thread" and remain as the one true owner's thread. Unless someone thinks that the discussions might change significantly after the official release.
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Congrats to all of those members that were luckyenough to be drawn.
Hope you guys like this player and give it a "YES" vote when the time comes.
That way maybe the rest of us that have been eagerly awaiting this unit since September of 2008 will get another chance.
Again congratulations and no hard feelings??????

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So the NDA is over and all questions can be asked/answered correct?
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I'm grateful that some AVSforum members got in. Cant wait to hear your impressions. Anyone else keep checking their emails just to make sure their invitation wasnt late? lol

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I know eveyrone is eager to see how it performs both on both blu-ray and dvd, however I am more interested in hearing about the audio section, paticularly decoding the lossless formats and last but not least the discrete stereo analogs. I hope some of the lucky few do focus on this as well.

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Good day, new car and a BDP-83, maybe lotto next.
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Neuromancer,

You were quick in getting this new thread up. Nothing surprising in that.

For those that did not make the "Nifty Fifty", (hey, March Madness is almost here, I have no need for a new BD player for a time. The 983/PS3 combo will suffice ), some chosen will decide to forgo the invitation.

If the late, great Tim Russert were around with the whiteboard he would help in calculating the chances now remaining for the uninvited.

Look forward to the evaluation here.

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GOOD GRIEF!!!
I picked the wrong two days not to check my emails as I had to sift through HUNDREDS of posts in the other OPPO thread .

Congratulations to any and all EAP participants! You are going to LOVE this player. It is underpriced IMO.


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I know eveyrone is eager to see how it performs both on both blu-ray and dvd, however I am more interested in hearing about the audio section, paticularly decoding the lossless formats and last but not least the discrete stereo analogs. I hope some of the lucky few do focus on this as well.

That's my primary reason for purchasing this player. I don't believe that I'll be able to discern any differences in BR playback from any of the other 3 players I have. But I'll be comparing this player to my Pioneer 59avi in CD and SACD playback over analog. It should be fun.
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So the NDA is over and all questions can be asked/answered correct?

The NDA is not lifted for current beta testers, but as I understand it, members of the EAP program will not be restricted to an NDA.

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I'm in.

Received an email at 8:38 eastern time.

Can't wait to get my hands on this baby.

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The NDA is not lifted for current beta testers, but as I understand it, members of the EAP program will not be restricted to an NDA.

A Mysterious Voice told me:

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