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post #31 of 3937
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Originally Posted by winston9332 View Post

any one remember which mediatek chip the jvc xv bp1 uses?

Are you insinuating this is a re-badged JVC in an Oppo box?

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post #32 of 3937
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Originally Posted by rick240 View Post

too bad

It looks like they dropped abt

They should have dropped analog, component, etc and made an 83 with a single hdmi connection.

+1
post #33 of 3937
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Originally Posted by blacklion View Post

Are you insinuating this is a re-badged JVC in an Oppo box?

They are not. Own both. Just curious what chip the jvc uses.
post #34 of 3937
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Originally Posted by winston9332 View Post

They are not. Own both. Just curious what chip the jvc uses.

Just kidding. I know OPPO are not low down sneaky @#$%^^&*( like LexiCon

I'm definitely going to get one of these bad boys when hardware modded region free versions are out.

You couldn't by any chance speed up that review? Monday feels like a decade away, I'm so excited!
post #35 of 3937
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Originally Posted by TimB View Post


... sigh ...
I WAS only needing to sort my thoughts between the 83 and SE, now this ...

For right now, I am only downconverting to 720p, but it will be on a very large screen. Not sure that the VRS will be of much consequence?

For 2ch audio, is there reason to think there will be much/any difference between this and the base 83 (over either digital or analog)?

As you probably figured out by comparing the specs, the BDP80 loses the dedicated analog stereo outputs as well as DSD-direct DAC's.

For what it's worth, I own the BDP83 and it scales a lot better to 720p onto my 92" projection screen vs the Denon 3800 which has the HQV Realta. If you are in a similar situation, I highly suggest getting the BDP83 instead as I don't expect the Mediatek chip to do the job adequately on its own on a "large" screen.
post #36 of 3937
WOW. 2 page "owners thread" and no one even owns one yet! This should be a good one. I plan on ordering one on monday as well.
be interesting to hook it up downstairs and feed source direct to my onkyo 3007 and compare scaling with the 83 in my system.
Chris
post #37 of 3937
Is it is safe to assume Oppo won't offer streaming on any of there players?

The BD-80 looks like a perfect player for my setup but I would really like Netflix and other streaming options.

I also assume the BD-80 will output 480i over HDMI with SD DVDs. Will it output 1080i over component and 1080p/24fps over HDMI at the same time?
post #38 of 3937
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Originally Posted by EWL5 View Post

As you probably figured out by comparing the specs, the BDP80 loses the dedicated analog stereo outputs as well as DSD-direct DAC's.

For what it's worth, I own the BDP83 and it scales a lot better to 720p onto my 92" projection screen vs the Denon 3800 which has the HQV Realta. If you are in a similar situation, I highly suggest getting the BDP83 instead as I don't expect the Mediatek chip to do the job adequately on its own on a "large" screen.

What is DSD-direct DAC's? Does this matter if you want to send DSD directly to the processor via HDMI?

Edit: I think I understand. The 83 will output DSD direct over the analog and HDMI outputs. The 80 will convert it to PCM over the analog ouput. It appears they both will output DSD over HDMI.
post #39 of 3937
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Originally Posted by beekermartin View Post

What is DSD-direct DAC's? Does this matter if you want to send DSD directly to the processor via HDMI?

"DSD-direct DAC's" are DACs that can convert a DSD bitstream to analog without having to have the bitstream converted to PCM first. It relates solely to the analog output, so there's no need to worry about this if you are using the HDMI output for audio.
post #40 of 3937
Huge value in this thing. I may get a few of these around the holidays to put under some trees.
post #41 of 3937
The BDP-80 seems like the perfect OPPO player for those of us that don't have very many DVDs anymore. I think I would have to retire my LG 390 if this player had streaming capabilities.
post #42 of 3937
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Originally Posted by beekermartin View Post

Is it is safe to assume Oppo won't offer streaming on any of there players?

The BD-80 looks like a perfect player for my setup but I would really like Netflix and other streaming options.

I also assume the BD-80 will output 480i over HDMI with SD DVDs. Will it output 1080i over component and 1080p/24fps over HDMI at the same time?

The features and functions are pretty well detailed by Oppo, and the manual is also available:

http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-80/
post #43 of 3937
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

The features and functions are pretty well detailed by Oppo, and the manual is also available:

http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-80/

I read all the specs and I am printing the manual now. It does say it does "source direct" so I assume that means 480i over HDMI with sd dvds. I will read the manual to verify.
post #44 of 3937
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Originally Posted by rick240 View Post

Too bad

It looks like they dropped ABT

They should have dropped analog, component, etc and made an 83 with a single HDMI connection.

That's what I was hoping for. A pure digital transport with ABT and HDMI output only. DVD upscaling is what usually sets Oppo apart from the crowd.

Instead we get average upscaling and a plastic face plate. For almost $300, they could have at least kept the aluminum faceplate. No plastic faceplates go in my system.
post #45 of 3937
Why did they add S-Video when the bdp-83 does not have it?
post #46 of 3937
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Originally Posted by beekermartin View Post

Is it is safe to assume Oppo won't offer streaming on any of there players?

The BD-80 looks like a perfect player for my setup but I would really like Netflix and other streaming options.

I also assume the BD-80 will output 480i over HDMI with SD DVDs. Will it output 1080i over component and 1080p/24fps over HDMI at the same time?

I notice that the BD-80 has BD-Live and 1G storage. Doesn't this provide streaming capability?
post #47 of 3937
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Originally Posted by Ant99 View Post

Why did they add S-Video when the bdp-83 does not have it?

Would u seriously use s-video? I think oppo had alot of s-video parts let over & dump it on the 80
post #48 of 3937
I have to say this player hits absolutely perfect for me. I went through a major upgrade in Fall of 08 and bought the DV983. It wasn't that much longer the BDP-83 came out for not a whole lot more than what I paid for my 983. It is one of the few things I have had bad timing on so I didn't want to jump right back in on the BDP-83. I have just been using my PS3 in the meantime.

Now with this though this couldn't of worked out better and seems like a great deal. Since I have plenty of space and hookups I will just keep my DV983 hooked up anyway and use that for DVD playing and just use the 80 for blu-ray. Great news hearing about this new Oppo.
post #49 of 3937
How do people still not get that this is a 980 with Bluray?! This is not a cheaper 83...
post #50 of 3937
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Originally Posted by mr335tr View Post

I notice that the BD-80 has BD-Live and 1G storage. Doesn't this provide streaming capability?

The streaming capabilities we're speaking of are DLNA streaming on a home network, and streaming services such as, Netflix, Vudu, and the like. BD-Live is a different animal.
post #51 of 3937
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Originally Posted by WilliamZX11 View Post

That's what I was hoping for. A pure digital transport with ABT and HDMI output only. DVD upscaling is what usually sets Oppo apart from the crowd.

This is comparable to the 983H/980H relationship. The 980H seems to have been a very successful player for OPPO. Since they're too small to afford to build every desirable permutation, they have to settle on the ones that are likely to be the best overall fits for their market. They have not got three player options:
  • BDP-80: entry-level player (SoC handles video processing, basic analog output)
  • BDP-83: upgraded video processing, upgraded analog output, fancier faceplate
  • BDP-83SE: further upgraded analog output and upgraded power supply

You could add several more options to this list (such as entry-level transport with no analog outputs or upgraded video processing with no analog output), but they don't do enough volume of business to justify that level of fragmentation.
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Originally Posted by WilliamZX11 View Post

Instead we get average upscaling and a plastic face plate. For almost $300, they could have at least kept the aluminum faceplate. No plastic faceplates go in my system.

Find another Blu-ray player priced under $300 that has an aluminum face - I can't think of one. Manufacturing aluminum faceplates costs money.

If you need an aluminum faceplate and ABT video processor, they have the BDP-83 in stock and ready to sell to you.
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Originally Posted by mr335tr View Post

I notice that the BD-80 has BD-Live and 1G storage. Doesn't this provide streaming capability?

No. BD-Live doesn't guarantee streaming, it just means the player can support discs that have BD-Live content.

OPPO has been investigating options for streaming on the BDP-83 (as seen by the recent addition of DLNA support and BluTV), so at some point there may be a firmware update that adds some streaming capabilities. No guarantees, though.
post #52 of 3937
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Originally Posted by beekermartin View Post

Is it is safe to assume Oppo won't offer streaming on any of there players?

The BD-80 looks like a perfect player for my setup but I would really like Netflix and other streaming options.

I also assume the BD-80 will output 480i over HDMI with SD DVDs. Will it output 1080i over component and 1080p/24fps over HDMI at the same time?


Page 12 of the manual states in bold letters that it will NOT output over component when it is playing a 1080p/24fps BR disc with source direct selected.

The remote has a resolution button. So changing it to 1080i when I want to use my RP CRT via component will be easy enough to do.
post #53 of 3937
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Originally Posted by CCONKLIN1 View Post

WOW. 2 page "owners thread" and no one even owns one yet! This should be a good one. I plan on ordering one on monday as well.
be interesting to hook it up downstairs and feed source direct to my onkyo 3007 and compare scaling with the 83 in my system.
Chris

Maybe for at least a week I'll be able to keep up.

I'm in on Monday as well. I was considering some other players but not now!
post #54 of 3937
Another great player from Oppo. Nice work guys!!!

Bet this player will be awesome
post #55 of 3937
Its a interesting amalgamation of enhancements over the DV-980.
post #56 of 3937
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Originally Posted by beekermartin View Post

Page 12 of the manual states in bold letters that it will NOT output over component when it is playing a 1080p/24fps BR disc with source direct selected.

The remote has a resolution button. So changing it to 1080i when I want to use my RP CRT via component will be easy enough to do.

Verified, picture via component drops when 1080p24 is playing with DIRECT mode on. With Auto its fine.
post #57 of 3937
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Originally Posted by Jon Spackman View Post

Verified, picture via component drops when 1080p24 is playing with DIRECT mode on. With Auto its fine.

So if it is set to Auto it will ouput 1080p/24 over HDMI and 1080i over component at the same time???
post #58 of 3937
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Originally Posted by gonk View Post

This is comparable to the 983H/980H relationship. The 980H seems to have been a very successful player for OPPO. Since they're too small to afford to build every desirable permutation, they have to settle on the ones that are likely to be the best overall fits for their market.

True, but the 980 was one of the best video players available for the price when it was released, I don't think the same is true for the 80. I don't see where there will be much difference in video quality between the 80 and BD players currently available for as little as $100. They may not have SACD or DVD-A playback, but your average consumer has no use for that anyways.

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Find another Blu-ray player priced under $300 that has an aluminum face - I can't think of one. Manufacturing aluminum faceplates costs money.

I can't think of any either. It's disappointing because it would probably add less than $10 to the cost, all the SD DVD players I have owned had them, most were under $200, some under $100.
post #59 of 3937
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Originally Posted by WilliamZX11 View Post

True, but the 980 was one of the best video players available for the price when it was released, I don't think the same is true for the 80. I don't see where there will be much difference in video quality between the 80 and BD players currently available for as little as $100. They may not have SACD or DVD-A playback, but your average consumer has no use for that anyways.

Average consumer? That not the target market for OPPO, is it?

-Bill
post #60 of 3937
Since the Oppo BDP-80 has a new video section, I wonder if the zoom functionality of the Oppo BDP-83 has been retained.

I read on these boards that the BDP-83 has a special zoom mode that is perfect for letterboxed fullscreen DVDs (the ones with black bars to the left, right and to the top and bottom).

If somebody who got their hands on the BDP-80 could test this, that would be great. BTW, by design, the zoom modes are not supposed to be functioning in Source Direct mode.

Thank you.
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