Originally Posted by britbill
I've decided to sell my 983 finally as 95% of my movie collection is now BD and I also just got a region free DVD/BD player. Realistically, how much should a mint condition 983 fetch?
Originally Posted by zrdb
I guess it all depends on how bad somebody wants it and how much they're willing to pay.
I've not the obvious expertise offered by zrdb but I'll hazard a few observations and questions to your request:
As I'm sure you've seen on this and many other threads, the Oppo DV-983h commands a reputation for near flawless video performance on up-scaling DVD's. Personally, I have a Pioneer BD/DVD (BD-51fd) that originally retailed for @450 and whose dvd PQ performance is complimented by many comparing it favorably (as good as) the DV-983 from the prior year!! Combined with the capability to play "damn-near-anything" and easy region-free conversion this Oppo 983h was, and still is, in some demand. But, you know all that.
I seem to remember that the 983 sold new in box at about $400. Given that Oppo has a flat-rate repair fee of something south of $100 USD, I'd not be surprised that you would get interest from the informed potential buyer anywhere from $200 up to $300 USD.
On other forums and threads persons have recently (last 6 months or so) claimed purchases from 120 up to 300. I've seen persons asking up to $350 for theirs, but have not read from anyone admitting paying that much.
btw, what multi-region DVD/BD player did you go with? Does it also convert 50hz PAL to 60hz NTSC for DVD's?