-- You need to read this article on 3D formats: http://www.projectorcentral.com/what...ready_mean.htm
The "Checkerboard" format was an old legacy (interim) 3D format that was created before the Blu-Ray formats were even specified. It is an obsolete format that is not part of the HDMI 1.4 & 1.4a specification. It is also not a format supported by any projector nor the newer 3D flat panel (LCD and Plasma) displays.
If you have a legacy 3D display that only recognizes the "Checkerboard" format, you can buy a converter box that is able to convert frame-packed or side-by-side 3D to a checkerboard TV signal for your display. There is no solution to do the reverse (and no 3D BD discs that use the "Checkerboard" 3D TV format).
In searching through this thread, I only found one link to the Audioholics article. FYI, here it is again: http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/t...ay/oppo-bdp-93
They are working on a BDP-90 version (to replace the BDP-80). There will also be a BDP-93SE version, a totally new design, which will be released later next year.
The other question that keeps popping up is the size of the BDP-93. It is the same height and width as the BDP-83, but is only half as deep
(so it can be placed on a shallower shelf). It weighs more than the BDP-83, in part due to the heftier loader, which is not as "flimsy", and a lot quieter, than the one in the BDP-83.
The addition of an eSATA connector should enable the use of an external HDD (my guess it's for being able to play movies stored on it). The Wireless-N capability and the network connector should enable streaming from your home network and other sources, such as Netflix, and others (certifications in process).