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I have an 83 and two 93s. I always wondered why when I played DVDs on the 83 they looked so damn good. Unfortunately, there's some stuff out there that just won't ever likely make it to Blu-Ray (Mannix is one I can think of offhand) but my 83 can make the late Mike Connors look sharp on my 55" LCD.



When my kids were little, we went thru too many cheap DVD players. Eventually my wife complained about the poor reliability of the cheapie players enough that I searched around and found the DV980H. It got raves for quality, so I bought it. I still have that unit in the closet somewhere. It played every disc we put into it.



When it came time for a Blu-Ray player, I bought some cheap Panasonics, but then gravitated back to Oppo. Their units are superb for picture quality, reliability, and ability to play any kind of disc you put into it. I really like my 83 and the 93s, and intend to keep them as long as I can.



I am sorry that Oppo threw in the towel, but I can more or less understand why.
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Thanks... tried all those things to no avail.

FYI... I just received a reply from Oppo requesting I return the unit along with a couple of the
problematic discs so they can troubleshoot and repair.

Very impressed that they responded to my email so quickly.

Repacking it up again as we speak.
Thankfully I have a back-up player while the BDP-83 is away being repaired.
Too bad you got the problem, but it's great they are taking care of you.
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Thanks for the heads up, I decided not to sell my Oppo

I want to buy a blu ray that is region a. Will my unmodified Oppo play it? It's very confusing, I live in the states and Googleing around I found that it is Region A locked. Does that mean it only plays Region A formats? Which would not make since I live in the states which is Region B.
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Thanks for the heads up, I decided not to sell my Oppo

I want to buy a blu ray that is region a. Will my unmodified Oppo play it? It's very confusing, I live in the states and Googleing around I found that it is Region A locked. Does that mean it only plays Region A formats? Which would not make since I live in the states which is Region B.
What country do you live in and what firmware do you have installed now?

The US is region A.

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Thanks for the heads up, I decided not to sell my Oppo

I want to buy a blu ray that is region a. Will my unmodified Oppo play it? It's very confusing, I live in the states and Googleing around I found that it is Region A locked. Does that mean it only plays Region A formats? Which would not make since I live in the states which is Region B.
As Bill mentioned, for bluray, the US is region A.

Here's the breakout, from Amazon:

Standard DVDs

Region 1: U.S., U.S. Territories, Canada, and Bermuda
Region 2: Japan, Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East, including Egypt
Region 3: Southeast Asia, East Asia, including Hong Kong
Region 4: Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean
Region 5: Eastern Europe, Baltic States, Russia, Central and South Asia, Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
Region 6: China


Blu-ray Discs

Region A/1: North America, Central America, South America, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
Region B/2: Europe, Greenland, French territories, Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand
Region C/3: India, Nepal, Mainland China, Russia, Central and South Asia
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I installed a region free kit in my 83SE---right after I got it. It was a long time ago, so don't remember the manufacture, but a small circuit board and adapter/jumper harness was part of the kit.

There still may be region free kits avail...
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Maybe this is helpful...


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... have a nice day ...
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About to insert this into a casual 2 channel setup and can’t remember if it’s better to use the stereo analog outs or the front 2 for 5.1 analog outs?
CD/SACD and stereo DVD-A as medium I’m using.
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About to insert this into a casual 2 channel setup and can’t remember if it’s better to use the stereo analog outs or the front 2 for 5.1 analog outs?
CD/SACD and stereo DVD-A as medium I’m using.
The dedicated stereo outs are usually preferred, but its easy enough to try it both ways and choose a preference.
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The dedicated stereo outs are usually preferred, but its easy enough to try it both ways and choose a preference.
Ah, forgot I could just wire them both up to two different analog inputs on the Integrated and decide but I guess I was looking for the “preferred” method for two channel listening.

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dedicated 2 channel analog output please!

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About to insert this into a casual 2 channel setup and can’t remember if it’s better to use the stereo analog outs or the front 2 for 5.1 analog outs?
CD/SACD and stereo DVD-A as medium I’m using.
the dedicated standalone 2 channel output is the best. not only is it dedicated for it, but, you can also play multichannel audio and it will automatically downmix it to stereo without you having to do anything. if i'm not mistaken, someone correct me if i am, it's full range audio output from that stereo output no crossover limits.

one of the nicest things is that you can if playing SACD send pure DSD via analog with no PCM conversion that's how i have my current Oppo 105 setup in my dedicated 2 channel rig, i use the dedicated 2 channel output and get true DSD via analog out to my 2 channel balanced analog pre-amp. when i had my 83, that's exactly how i listened to it via those dedicated stereo analog outputs. listening to Jazz, Classical, Classic Rock, whatever from SACD via 2 channel is something special my friend.

that is a feature that i think all Oppos (80 series up to the 200 series) have had is a dedicated stereo output and the ability to send pure DSD via analog from SACD discs!

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the dedicated standalone 2 channel output is the best. not only is it dedicated for it, but, you can also play multichannel audio and it will automatically downmix it to stereo without you having to do anything. if i'm not mistaken, someone correct me if i am, it's full range audio output from that stereo output no crossover limits.

one of the nicest things is that you can if playing SACD send pure DSD via analog with no PCM conversion that's how i have my current Oppo 105 setup in my dedicated 2 channel rig, i use the dedicated 2 channel output and get true DSD via analog out to my 2 channel balanced analog pre-amp. when i had my 83, that's exactly how i listened to it via those dedicated stereo analog outputs. listening to Jazz, Classical, Classic Rock, whatever from SACD via 2 channel is something special my friend.

that is a feature that i think all Oppos (80 series up to the 200 series) have had is a dedicated stereo output and the ability to send pure DSD via analog from SACD discs!
Ah yes! I haven’t had the 83 in place for quite some time. (Currently using a 103D)
It’s now coming back to me.

Thanks for the insight.
This will be in a bedroom type situation but still want it to be the best it can be.

Have a 205 but it’s still in the box awaiting a decision on whether I use it for HT and 2 channel combination family room or dedicated 2 channel in the audio room.
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Ah yes! I haven’t had the 83 in place for quite some time. (Currently using a 103D)
It’s now coming back to me.

Thanks for the insight.
This will be in a bedroom type situation but still want it to be the best it can be.

Have a 205 but it’s still in the box awaiting a decision on whether I use it for HT and 2 channel combination family room or dedicated 2 channel in the audio room.
the reason most purchased the 205 over the 203 is for the superior DAC and XLR output, if it were me, that 205 would be in my 2 channel setup for music. of course, this all depends on whether you are more of a movie person or a music person. do you do serious music listening sessions in your HT or in your dedicated 2 channel room?

i have a 105 in my bedroom 5.1.4 setup and i use it for music only with the dedicated 2 channel RCA analog output used for music, not HDMI. i listen to music in the bedroom.

for my dedicated 2 channel setup (2.0 ) i have another 105 and i use it for music only and use the Balanced XLR output into my Balanced 2 channel analog Pre-Amp!

so, again, if i were you, i'd get that 205 into my dedicated 2 channel setup. also, you will enjoy that 83 playing SACD's in the bedroom via dedicated RCA analog output getting sweet pure DSD via analog! your speakers and ears will thank you!

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Sorry if this is answered elsewhere and I just can't find it.

I just picked up a used BDP-83 with the bluraychip.dk internal region-free ribbon mod. It changes regions by holding the blue button until it beeps, then pressing 1, 2, or 3. It's currently on firmware version Main Version: BDP83-55-0226.

Is there any reason for me to not update to the latest available firmware, Main Version: BDP83-60-1110, Loader Version: BE2800 or BT0500?

(And while I'm here and asking possibly obvious questions—is there an optimal a/v settings guide for the 83 anywhere?)
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Sorry if this is answered elsewhere and I just can't find it.

I just picked up a used BDP-83 with the bluraychip.dk internal region-free ribbon mod. It changes regions by holding the blue button until it beeps, then pressing 1, 2, or 3. It's currently on firmware version Main Version: BDP83-55-0226.

Is there any reason for me to not update to the latest available firmware, Main Version: BDP83-60-1110, Loader Version: BE2800 or BT0500?

(And while I'm here and asking possibly obvious questions—is there an optimal a/v settings guide for the 83 anywhere?)
No reason not to update at all - I have the same mod.
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(And while I'm here and asking possibly obvious questions—is there an optimal a/v settings guide for the 83 anywhere?)
Start in the first post of this thread.
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I finally got around to installing my Disc Tray repair kit for my 83 which finally failed to open several years ago. Works great now and I am watching the 1972 Blu ray from my Floyd set right now. I also have a 103 and a 203...….still love my 83 for sure.
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I finally got around to installing my Disc Tray repair kit for my 83 which finally failed to open several years ago. Works great now and I am watching the 1972 Blu ray from my Floyd set right now. I also have a 103 and a 203...….still love my 83 for sure.
Same equipment as you (got the 83 tray replaced awhile ago also) and a still working great 983H. Gotta love Oppo products. Glad to have been part of their run.

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Hi, guys. I have Oppo-83SE of Nuforce Edttion. Tell me please, what firmware for this player the newest? The saame as for Oppo-83SE? Or there is a special firmware from Nuforce?
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Hi, guys. I have Oppo-83SE Nuforce Edttion. Tell me please, what firmware for this player the newest? The same as for Oppo-83SE? Or there is a special firmware from Nuforce?
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Hi, guys. I have Oppo-83SE Nuforce Edttion. Tell me please, what firmware for this player the newest? The same as for Oppo-83SE? Or there is a special firmware from Nuforce?
Same same.. but I'm impressed your play still works..
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I'm in the club... I have a BDP-83 and a BDP-83SE as well as two BDP-95s still working, although I had to repair one BDP-95 for a main board failure.

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OK, this is a weird problem and I apologize in advance for not consulting the thread thoroughly.

I just bought a new UHD TV. It's a Westinghouse, model WE55UN4108 (please don't laugh, I just needed a cheap 55" TV and it was a closeout model at the local MicroCenter, sadly has a much better picture than our old Element 55" that developed a line of dead pixels). I connected my BDP-83 connected via HDMI and the picture looked posterized, for lack of a better term. The TV is showing the input from the BDP-83 as 2880 x 1080 at 60 Hz which of course is wrong, the BDP-83 is set to output 1080p. I have tried another component cable and it does the same thing. There does not appear to be any audio being output either. I then hooked the BDP-83 back up to the Element TV and the output is just fine. I hate to return the Westinghouse. I guess I could hook the BDP-83 via component cable but would this not limit resolution? I checked both the TV and the BDP-83 and both say the respective firmwares are up to date. Would appreciate any help that could be provided as I really would like to keep the TV.


UPDATE: Thanks for the input...problem was with the TV (or more accurately, the TV's user...). Buried in the menus is an "HDMI Mode" where you choose EDID 1 or EDID 2, whatever those are. The TV was on EDID 2, I changed to EDID 1, and now everything's working fine. It may be a cheap TV, but it sure looks BEAUTIFUL. My BDP-83 output looks like a million bucks.

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OK, this is a weird problem and I apologize in advance for not consulting the thread thoroughly.



I just bought a new UHD TV. It's a Westinghouse, model WE55UN4108 (please don't laugh, I just needed a cheap 55" TV and it was a closeout model at the local MicroCenter, sadly has a much better picture than our old Element 55" that developed a line of dead pixels). I connected my BDP-83 connected via HDMI and the picture looked posterized, for lack of a better term. The TV is showing the input from the BDP-83 as 2880 x 1080 at 60 Hz which of course is wrong, the BDP-83 is set to output 1080p. I have tried another component cable and it does the same thing. There does not appear to be any audio being output either. I then hooked the BDP-83 back up to the Element TV and the output is just fine. I hate to return the Westinghouse. I guess I could hook the BDP-83 via component cable but would this not limit resolution? I checked both the TV and the BDP-83 and both say the respective firmwares are up to date. Would appreciate any help that could be provided as I really would like to keep the TV.
I component working properly and HDMI not? Or are both not working?

I suspect some HDMI or HDCP level mismatch; the -83 is pretty old. You should contact OPPO support and ask if they know anything about this.

You can get 1080i over component; this is the same resolution as 1080p. See the FAQ: Does the component output support 1080p?

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