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.
Edited by bakerwi - 11/19/12 at 1:06pm