Originally Posted by RolandOG
Is there a pre-order list yet?
Kidding, but I'm definitely waiting for this player to be released before buying my first BR player this winter/spring. I love my 983 and have high hopes for the S83. The S83 and Pio 51 are on my very short list.
I am in complete agreement with you. I've been looking to "pull the trigger" on getting my first Blu-Ray (yeah, I'm a bit slow in getting the toys, but am extremely particular about their capabilities). The Pio 51 was on the list, but was uncertain about its DTS MA abilities (my very quick scan of these forums left me thinking that the FW updates to enable those abilities wasn't out yet). Then I was reading about Oppo looking to release a new Blu-Ray player, and about their existing DVD player upscaling abilities. All that reading left me wanting Oppo to come out with a player that included all the Pio 51 cabailities and the current capabilities of their 983H model (ABT upscaling and more). If they come up with a pre-order list, I'm in too (if it does all I want it to).
First off, thank you very much for posting the pics. When you posted "1.3 2.0" in one of your next posts, I'm assuming you meant HDMI version 1.3 and BD profile 2.0 . . . right? Also, being that the unit was in the ABT booth, is it safe to assume that it has the ABT upscaling chip(s) in it? Do you think that they are the same or better than what is in the 983H? I have alot of SD DVDs and upscaling is one of my most important capabilities desired. I'd rather buy one player instead of an Oppo 983H and something else.
Anyway follks, thank you all for sharing your insights, test results, and most importantly, the info you happen across.