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Originally Posted by Dizzyboy
So is it official that the BDP-83 is still a better SD-DVD up converter than the new 103?
There is nothing official other than subjective opinions (including present company). My ownership of my BDP-93 briefly overlapped my ownership of my BDP-83SE and I do recall preferring the BDP-83SE for DVD playback, but it was only on specific content. There were times when either transport would have sufficed, but if I had to make a choice it probably would have been the BDP-83SE. Again, all subjective. We must keep in mind that Oppo had extensive experience with the ABT chip in the BDP-83. In the long run the improvements in the BDP-93 far outweighed my subjective preference for the BDP-83s DVD playback.
Fast forward to the BDP-103 and I do see improvements over the BDP-93 as it pertains to DVD playback. I am not sure how much more there is to be squeezed out of a DVD.
Home theater - LG OLED65E6P, Sony UBP-X800, Oppo UDP-203, Arcam FMJ BD300, Denon DVD-5910
Master bedroom - Oppo BDP-103
Breakfast area - Pioneer BDP-320
Office - Sony BDP-S5000ES
Family room - Pioneer BDP-320, Sony BDP-S790
Revel Performa3 F208, C208, M106, M105