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UPDATED 11/29/2014 - Official BDP-80 26-1020 Firmware Released
UPDATED 03/06/2012 - Official BDP-80 25-0301 Firmware Released
UPDATED 12/21/2011 - Official BDP-80 24-1104 Firmware Released
UPDATED 11/10/2011 - Beta BDP-80 24-1104B Firmware Released
UPDATED 04/12/2011 - Official BDP-80 21-0402 Firmware Released
UPDATED 09/19/2010 - BDP-80 Discontinued
UPDATED 06/08/2010 - (Hippo Tech Solutions) Review Posted
UPDATED 06/08/2010 - Kevin Nakano (LA Audiofile) Review Posted
UPDATED 06/01/2010 - BDP-80 14-0522 Firmware Released
UPDATED 04/13/2010 - Matthew Moskovciak (cnet) Review Posted
UPDATED 04/09/2010 - Andrew Marshall (audio ideas guide) Review Posted
UPDATED 03/18/2010 - Robert Silva (Audioholics) Review Posted
UPDATED 01/25/2010 - BDP-80 Universal Blu-ray Player Released

BDP-80
MSRP: $289.00

Complete Media Support:
  • Blu-ray Disc - The high definition Blu-ray Disc™ format provides pristine video and audio quality for your home entertainment.
  • BonusVIEW - BD "Profile 1.1" enables "picture-in-picture" and secondary audio features for viewing director or actor commentary while the main movie is playing.
  • BD-Live™ - BDP-80 supports BD "Profile 2.0" and contains all necessary hardware - audio/video decoder, Ethernet port, and 1GB of internal storage - for BD-Live.
  • DVD Up-Conversion - The BDP-80 up-converts DVD from standard definition up to 1080p output. The up-converted video maximizes DVD picture quality and bridges the visual gap from your current DVD library to Blu-ray discs.
  • DVD-Audio - The BDP-80 plays DVD-Audio and supports both stereo and multi-channel high resolution audio programs. Users can select whether to play the DVD-Audio or the DVD-Video portion of the disc.
  • SACD - The BDP-80 plays Super Audio CD (SACD) and supports both stereo and multi-channel high resolution audio programs. The BDP-80 can output DSD (Direct Stream Digital) over HDMI in its native format or convert into PCM. (Analog audio output for SACD supports PCM mode only, and is not available when DSD over HDMI is in use.)
  • Additional Media Formats - Additional disc and file formats, such as audio CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, AVCHD, MKV, and other audio/video/picture files on recorded discs or USB drives can be played back on the BDP-80.
Excellent Video Quality:
  • Full HD 1080p Output - The BDP-80 features user selectable video output resolutions, including 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and up to 1080p 50 or 60Hz.
  • True 24p™ Video - Many Blu-ray Discs are recorded at 24 frames per second, the same frame rate as the original movie's theatrical release. The BDP-80 can faithfully redeliver the original frames using 1080p 24Hz output (compatible display required) for smoother motion and a flicker-free, film-like home theater experience.
  • Source Direct Mode - For users who wish to use an external video processor, high-end audio/video receiver or display, the BDP-80 offers a ™Source Direct™ mode. The original audio/video content on the discs is sent out with no additional processing or alteration.
  • Multiple Zoom Modes - The BDP-80 supports multiple levels of aspect ratio control and image zooming, including a vertical stretch mode for customers with a 2.35:1 CIH (Constant Image Height) display system.
  • Subtitle Shift - The BDP-80 is able to shift subtitles up or down on the video screen. This feature makes it possible to see all subtitle text when using a 2.35:1 CIH display system.
  • HDMI - HDMI is an all digital interface for the cleanest possible connection. It delivers high-quality digital video and audio through a single cable. The BDP-80 features an HDMI v1.3 output with 30-bit and 36-bit Deep Color support.
High Fidelity Audio:
  • Dolby® TrueHD - Dolby TrueHD delivers lossless studio master quality audio designed specifically for high definition entertainment. The BDP-80 supports bit-stream output of Dolby TrueHD via its HDMI 1.3 output. It can also internally decode Dolby TrueHD into LPCM and output via HDMI or the 7.1ch analog audio output terminals. (Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus audio formats are also supported.)
  • DTS-HD Master Audio™ - DTS-HD Master Audio delivers an auditory experience that matches the lifelike images of high-definition video with up to 7.1 channels that are bit-for-bit identical to the studio master. The BDP-80 supports bit-stream output of DTS-HD Master Audio. It can also internally decode DTS-HD Master Audio and output via HDMI or the 7.1ch analog audio output terminals. (DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS Digital Surround are also supported.)
  • 7.1-Channel Analog Output - Individual analog 7.1-channel surround outputs are ideal to connect to a 7.1-channel or 5.1-channel surround sound system. The BDP-80 delivers an immersive surround experience. For users with a stereo sound system, the 7.1-channel analog output can be configured to down-mix the surround audio into stereo.
  • Digital Optical and Coaxial Outputs - For easy connection to more traditional A/V receivers, the BDP-80 features both optical and coaxial outputs for digital audio.
Ultimate Convenience:
  • Dual USB Ports - Two USB 2.0 high speed ports are provided, one on the front panel and one on the back. Users can enjoy high definition video, high resolution photos and music directly from their USB drives.
  • PAL/NTSC Conversion - The BDP-80 supports NTSC and PAL systems for both disc playback and video output. It can also convert content of one system for output in another. (Subject to DVD and BD region restrictions.)
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Remote Control - The BDP-80 comes with a remote control with glow-in-the-dark buttons. With its ergonomic button layout and clear labeling, operating the Blu-ray Disc player is easy and intuitive.
  • Universal Power Supply - The BDP-80 features a wide-range world power supply that is compatible with the AC power of all regions. No worries about damaging the player due to incorrect power voltage.
  • HDMI CEC - HDMI Consumer Electronics Control simplifies the home theater by allowing a single remote control to operate multiple devices.
General Specifications:
  • Power Supply: ~ 100V - 240V, 50/60Hz AC
  • Power Consumption: 30W (< 1W Standby)
  • Dimensions: 430mm x 281mm x 53mm, 16-7/8 x 11 x 2-1/8 inches
  • Mass: 3.5kg / 7.7 lbs
REVIEWS
gonk's BDP-80 Review
winston9332 Mini-Review
Robert Silva (Audioholics) Review
Andrew Marshall (audio ideas guide) Review
Matthew Moskovciak (cnet) Review
(Hippo Tech Solutions) Review
Kevin Nakano (LA Audiofile) Review

FIRMWARE RELEASES

Release date: January 18, 2010.
Category: Latest Official Release
Main Version: BDP80-10-1230
Loader Version: BT0350
Sub Version: MCU80-05-0815

Release date: June 1, 2010.
Category: Latest Official Release
Main Version: BDP80-14-0522
Loader Version: BT0410
Sub Version: MCU80-06-0118

1. Fix for the SACD pops/crackles issue. Some users have reported hearing pops or crackles between SACD tracks. This issue happens to certain discs that have data frames that are not aligned with track boundaries. This version removes such pops or crackles.
2. Improvement to MKV compatibility. Some MKV files do not play or play with severe video artifacts when using previous firmware. This version improves the playback of such files.
3. General disc compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted disc samples.
4. Experimental feature - home network streaming. This feature can be accessed from the "My Network" icon in the "Home Menu" screen. It requires a DLNA-capable media server running on your computer. The supported media types are the common set of what the player can decode and what the media server can stream.
5. Experimental Feature - BluTV. This is an interactive television service that will initially feature channels such as casual games, widgets and movie art. To use this feature, the "BD-Live Network Access" item in the "Network Setup" section and the "Secondary Audio" item in the "Audio Format Setup" section of the player's setup menu must be turned on.

Release date: April 12, 2011.
Category: Latest Official Release
Main Version: BDP80-21-0402
Loader Version: BT0500
Sub Version: MCU80-06-0118

1. Certain SACD discs with many short tracks or with a long track following several short tracks can cause the player to freeze during playback. This version fixes the issue. The crackles and pops that happened occasionally between tracks on some discs are also eliminated.
2. Fix for the issue of incorrect video size when playing some Blu-ray discs, such as "Patton", "Horseman", "Time Bandits" and "Date Night".
3. Quieter laser head movement for CD playback.
4. Improvement to MKV compatibility. Some MKV files do not play or play with severe video artifacts when using previous firmware. This version improves the playback of such files.
5. General disc compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted disc samples.
6. Improvement to the experimental home network streaming feature for stream format and server software compatibility. This feature requires a DLNA-capable media server running on your computer.
7. Minor changes to BD-Live and BD-Java behavior. Erasing the persistent storage from the setup menu now erases both downloaded BD-Live contents and Java-based bookmarks. BD-Live access is set to off after resetting factory default settings. If you prefer to have BD-Live access, please turn it on from the setup menu.

Release date: November 10, 2011.
Category: Public Beta Test Version
Main Version: BDP80-24-1104
Loader Version: BT0500
Sub Version: MCU80-06-0118

1. Resolved the disc loading issue reported on several recently released DVD movies. These DVD discs come with their Blu-ray package and sample titles include "True Grit", "Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon" and "Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides". The reason for this issue is related to the new anti-copy strategy implemented on these DVDs which keeps BDP-80 searching for non-existing contents. This problem has been solved.
2. Other general disc compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming releases. Sample titles included "Rory Gallagher: Live in Montreaux (DVD)", "Avatar" (Blu-ray included in the Panasonic 3D Kit Bundle), "OTAKU (DVD)", "Alban Berg Quartet: Beethoven String Quartets, Vol. 1 (DVD-A)" and "Live! (DVD, 2007)".

Release date: December 21, 2011.
Category: Latest Official Release
Main Version: BDP80-24-1104
Loader Version: BT0500
Sub Version: MCU80-06-0118

1. Resolved the disc loading issue reported on several recently released DVD movies. These DVD discs come with their Blu-ray package and sample titles include "True Grit", "Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon" and "Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides". The reason for this issue is related to the new anti-copy strategy implemented on these DVDs which keeps BDP-80 searching for non-existing contents. This problem has been solved.
2. Other general disc compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming releases. Sample titles included "Rory Gallagher: Live in Montreaux" (DVD), "Avatar" (Blu-ray included in the Panasonic 3D Kit Bundle), "Otaku no Video" (DVD), "Alban Berg Quartet: Beethoven String Quartets, Vol. 1" (DVD-A) and "Live!" (DVD, 2007)".

Release date: March 06, 2012.
Category: Latest Official Release
Main Version: BDP80-25-0301
Loader Version: BT0500
Sub Version: MCU80-06-0118

1. Resolved the random image freezing issue observed on several Warner Brothers Blu-ray movies. The problem happens when "BD-Live Network Access" is set to "ON" in the player's setup menu. Sample titles include "Sex and the City 2 (BD, 2011)" and "Inception (BD, 2011)". This issue has been resolved in this release.
2. Resolved the loading failure issue observed on several recently-released Blu-ray series, including "Fringe" (Season 3, 2011), "Chuck" (Season 4, 2011), "Dexter" (Season 5, 2011), "Star Wars" and "Lord of the Rings". Normally, these movies can be played with no problems when initially loaded. However, if disc playback has been stopped or the disc ejected, the disc would fail to load again the next it is played. The TV would get a black screen and the front panel display would remain at 00:00:00. The cause of this error is related to the discs' resume function implemented in BD-Java. This firmware properly handles the resume function.
3. Other general disc compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming releases. Sample titles include "Contagion (BD, 2012)" and "Mildred Pierce (BD, 2012)".

Release date: November 29, 2014
Category: Latest Official Release
Main Version: BDP80-26-1020
Loader Version: BT0500
Sub Version: MCU80-06-0118

1. Resolved a disc loading failure issue with the "X-Men: Days of Future Past (BD)" released by 20th Century Fox.Customers reported that after inserting the Blu-ray disc, the player would report "Wrong Disc" error and eject the disc. This is caused by the new "BD+" protocol (or Digital Rights Protection system) applied to this title which requires longer decryption time than the value allowed by the player. This firmware adjusted the decryption time and resolved this issue.


FIRMWARE INSTRUCTIONS
VIA USB
1. Download the latest firmware release
2. Insert a USB thumb drive to the computer that stores the downloaded zip file, and unzip the firmware file to the USB drive. Verify that the USB drive now contains a UPG folder, and inside the UPG folder there are three files: BDP-83.bin, DVD.BIN and MCU83-1.BIN.
3. Remove the USB drive from the computer.
4. Turn on your TV display and the OPPO player. Make sure that there is no disc in the player and no other USB device is connected to the player.
5. Insert the USB drive containing the firmware file to a USB port on the player's front or back panel.
6. The player usually can recognize the firmware file and prompt you for firmware upgrade. In case the player does not prompt you, press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Firmware Upgrade, and then Via USB.
7. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process.
8. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
9. In order to complete the firmware upgrade process, the player will turn off automatically. Unplug the USB drive after the player turns itself off.
10. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Reset Factory Default, and then choose OK to reset the player settings. Enter your customized settings as necessary after resetting.
11. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please retry the firmware upgrade procedure from step 4 to ensure all parts of the firmware package are installed. Early production models (not sold to retail customers) do not have an upgradeable MCU so the MCU firmware upgrade will fail. This is normal for units with serial number "E202..." .
12. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade. Delete the UPG folder and its content from the USB drive so you do not accidentally install the firmware again.

VIA CD
1. If you requested a firmware CD from OPPO customer service, jump to step 5 of this procedure. You may also follow steps 2 - 4 to burn a firmware CD.
2. Download the latest firmware release.
3. Unzip the firmware file to the hard disk of the computer. Once unzipped, there should be a UPG folder, and inside the UPG folder there are three files: BDP-83.bin, DVD.BIN and MCU83-1.BIN. Note the location of the UPG folder.
4. Use your favorite CD/DVD burning software to create a new data disc. Put the UPG folder and its content onto the newly created data disc, and burn the disc to a CD or DVD recordable media. After the disc is burned, verify on the computer that the disc now contains a UPG folder, and inside the UPG folder there are three files: BDP-83.bin, DVD.BIN and MCU83-1.BIN. This is your firmware disc.
5. Turn on your TV display and the OPPO player. Make sure that there is no disc in the player and no USB device is connected to the player.
6. Eject the disc tray, put in the firmware disc, and then close the tray. The player usually can recognize the firmware disc and prompt you for firmware upgrade. In case the player does not prompt you, press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Firmware Upgrade, and then Via Disc.
7. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process. Remove the disc from the tray when the tray ejects out.
8. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLOSE THE DISC TRAY, TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
9. In order to complete the firmware upgrade process, the player will turn off automatically.
10. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Reset Factory Default, and then choose OK to reset the player settings. Enter your customized settings as necessary after resetting.
11. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please retry the firmware upgrade procedure from step 5 to ensure all parts of the firmware package are installed. Early production models (not sold to retail customers) do not have an upgradeable MCU so the MCU firmware upgrade will fail. This is normal for units with serial number "E202..." .
12. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade. Erase or discard the firmware disc so you do not accidentally install the firmware again.

VIA ETHERNET
1. Press Eject. If you have Firmware Notifications (Device Setup) set to ON, the player will inform you of a new firmware release. Skip to Step 4.
2. With no disc in the player press Setup.
3. Select Device Setup then Firmware Upgrade then Via Ethernet.
4. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process.
5. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
6. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Reset Factory Default, and then choose OK to reset the player settings. Enter your customized settings as necessary after resetting.
7. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please retry the firmware upgrade procedure from step 5 to ensure all parts of the firmware package are installed. Early production models (not sold to retail customers) do not have an upgradeable MCU so the MCU firmware upgrade will fail. This is normal for units with serial number "E202..." .
8. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade. Erase or discard the firmware disc so you do not accidentally install the firmware again.

REVIEWS
Robert Silva (Audioholics)
 

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Read the FAQ! You'll Be Glad You Did!


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The Back-lit remote is $9.50 extra as a option.
 

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So this is what Oppo did to cut costs, I'm very impressed to say the least! What's more impressive is where this link was found!
Neuromancer can you explain the video processing please?



Thing missing from the BDP-80

1. Glow in the dark remote, No Back-lit

2. DVD 24p Conversion

3. IR In/Out Ports

4. RS-232 Remote Control

5. Analog Output: Shared with 7.1ch

6. Cheaper plastic faceplate

7. "System-on-Chip" with Custom Firmware ?


8. For home theaters with large screens - (Not Recommended)



Nice job Oppo Digital,

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"7. "System-on-Chip" with Custom Firmware ?"


Aka they are using the same decoder (Sysem-on-Chip) that uses slightly different firmware since there is no ABT VRS attached for video processing. Also, no DLNA (yet).
 

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"7. "System-on-Chip" with Custom Firmware ?"


Aka they are using the same decoder (Sysem-on-Chip) that uses slightly different firmware since there is no ABT VRS attached for video processing. Also, no DLNA (yet).

On the top of my 83SE it says VRS by ABT, huh?
 

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On the top of my 83SE it says VRS by ABT, huh?

Why the huh? The 83, 83SE include the additional ABT VRS processing.
 

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Why the huh? The 83, 83SE include the additional ABT VRS processing.

But since this is a successor to the 980, it might be a new upgraded version of the Mediatek?
 

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But since this is a successor to the 980, it might be a new upgraded version of the Mediatek?

Its not the older MT1389OP2 for sure.
 

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Is the remote the same design as the 83 but without backlighting or is it different in layout and/or shape?
 

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Why the huh? The 83, 83SE include the additional ABT VRS processing.
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"7. "System-on-Chip" with Custom Firmware ?"


Aka they are using the same decoder (Sysem-on-Chip) that uses slightly different firmware since there is no ABT VRS attached for video processing. Also, no DLNA (yet).

So my question is what video processing "chip" does the BDP-80 use? "System-on-Chip" with Custom Firmware means nothing to me, as in it go's right over my head.
Never heard that phase before in this life, lol!
 

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So my question is what video processing "chip" does the BDP-80 use? "System-on-Chip" with Custom Firmware means nothing to me, as in it go's right over my head.
Never heard that phase before in this life, lol!

Remember Neuromancers answer to you when you were comparing the BDP-83 to the BDP-80. "Aka they are using the same decoder (Sysem-on-Chip) that uses slightly different firmware since there is no ABT VRS attached for video processing."
 

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Remember Neuromancers answer to you when you were comparing the BDP-83 to the BDP-80. "Aka they are using the same decoder (Sysem-on-Chip) that uses slightly different firmware since there is no ABT VRS attached for video processing."

No but I Googled Sysem-on-Chip, I get it.
 

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Is the remote the same design as the 83 but without backlighting or is it different in layout and/or shape?

same.
 

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"7. "System-on-Chip" with Custom Firmware ?"


Aka they are using the same decoder (Sysem-on-Chip) that uses slightly different firmware since there is no ABT VRS attached for video processing. Also, no DLNA (yet).

Soc VP must by MTK, simular even same with CA 650BD:

Decoder Chip: Mediatek MTK8520

Video Processor: Mediatek MTK8575
 

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Amazing. Good job Oppo.


I'll be interested in seeing and hearing peoples impressions of the DVD upconversion capability. That is what sold me on the 83.


This will send some ripples in the blu ray player market.
 

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Amazing. Good job Oppo.


I'll be interested in seeing and hearing peoples impressions of the DVD upconversion capability. That is what sold me on the 83.


This will send some ripples in the blu ray player market.

I agree, most average consumers just want to dip their feet in the water and buy a BD player that's simpler, nothing fancy for around $300 bucks. Perfect for my mother who just wants a BD player without going nuts. My 2 cents
 
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