So this would be your SUBJECTIVE opinion? I will say that subjectively the BDP-83 was a better DVD spinner than the BDP-93, but the BDP-103 on the latest official firmware would hold its own against the BDP83 (based on memory). I'm feeding the BDP-103 through my Pioneer Elite Pro-150FD.
And I would say the BDP-93 is clearly better with DVDs than the BDP-103, not based on memory but comparing them side by side (having them both at the moment, but soon returning the BDP-103).
Apparently, there is no objective answer to the question which of Oppo's players is most suited for DVD playback.