Where the heck are you getting those prices from?
The new upcoming BDP-83 will feature everything needed for Blu-ray playback, including BD Live / 7.1 MCH analog output / internal decoding of DTS-HD/MA, [u]superior[/b] scaling and deinterlacing for standard def via VRS from Anchor Bay Technologies, Dvd-Audio and SACD decoding, extended support for audio codecs, dual USB inputs, "source direct" mode, backlit OEM remote, and much more.
It is estimated to retail for $499-$600.
The previous SD universal player, the DV-983H, retailed for $399. So I'm not sure why you are posting those prices. Next time please do not post speculation as fact. Thanks.