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The last time I was this excited about a product was when I was

about to receive my Pioneer PRO-151.
 

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I am one of the Fortunate 50. Over the years, I have received some very good information and advise, as well as respectful answers to many of my questions on this Forum. I have what probably would be described as a mid-level knowledge of all things home theatre, and have a mid-level system as well (Samsung 67" 750 LED DLP TV which replaced a Pioneer Elite Pro 730 RPCRT TV, a new Pioneer Elite receiver, a Toshiba XA2 HDDVD player, a Oppo 983H, and a number of Blu Ray players including the Pioneer 51FD, Panasonic BD-35, and LG BH-200. I use Monoprice cables.


I would be happy to now give back to this Forum by testing out or trying out the various features and goodies the BDP-83. I expect to receive my player soon since I live in Northern California, a couple hundred miles from Mountain View.


If you like, please post what you would like me to test out on the BDP-83 and/or observe, and Ill report my findings back to this Forum.
 

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Wow, they let in people from Jersey?

I was shocked too.


Feels like I won the lottery.
 

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I am one of the Fortunate 50. Over the years, I have received some very good information and advise, as well as respectful answers to many of my questions on this Forum. I have what probably would be described as a mid-level knowledge of all things home theatre, and have a mid-level system as well (Samsung 67" 750 LED DLP TV which replaced a Pioneer Elite Pro 730 RPCRT TV, a new Pioneer Elite receiver, a Toshiba XA2 HDDVD player, a Oppo 983H, and a number of Blu Ray players including the Pioneer 51FD, Panasonic BD-35, and LG BH-200. I use Monoprice cables.


I would be happy to now give back to this Forum by testing out or trying out the various features and goodies the BDP-83. I expect to receive my player soon since I live in Northern California, a couple hundred miles from Mountain View.


If you like, please post what you would like me to test out on the BDP-83 and/or observe, and Ill report my findings back to this Forum.

+1


I'd be glad to test anything for my fellow avs members.
 

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Under-priced by about $200 IMHO. Under-priced by about $3700 according to Denon.

Actually, according to the new Denon hubris, about $4,001.00 under-priced. Have you seen the latest posting for the Denon DVD-A1UDC1 at their site -- UNBELIEVABLE !!!


But, C'mon now !!! $499.00 is a totally justifiable and reasonable price, and it would just spell total doom and damnation for Oppo to even think about increasing it for the official release
. You beta-testers and EAP winners should not screw with us-others' already somewhat despondent and delicate loser-mentalities.



-- da Choge
 

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I'd like to know the extent of adjustments for analog audio.


Does it have adjustable crossover, distance as well as individual level adjustments?
 

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Does it have adjustable crossover, distance as well as individual level adjustments?

One difference this time around is that the Speaker adjustments only effects the analog outputs. HDMI, even when HDMI is sending a LPCM signal, is unaffected by the Speaker adjustments.


No adjustable cross-over. It is set to 80Hz (like the previous OPPO products). This is something I have requested to be updated in a future firmware release, as I am more concerned about hammering down the core performance of the player first.


Speaker Distances are set like the previous players as pairs and the Surround and Rear Surround speakers can't be set further from the listening position than the Front speakers.


Channel Trims are set per speaker +/-10dB.
 

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Speaker Distances are set like the previous players as pairs and the Surround and Rear Surround speakers can't be set further from the listening position than the Front speakers.

Why do you think that is? i saw this on another player once before...or maybe it was a receiver.



My fronts are 11 feet from seating position while my rears are more like 13 feet.
 

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I disagree.

Jim -


You disagree that $499.00 would be a fair official release price or do you disagree that early-adopters have to pay $499.00 (which possibly could become $599.00 @ official release; at least according to previous posts)? I know what you're saying, but to be involved with a product development like the BDP-83, even on a secondary/tertiary level, would be totally worth it to me. But, sadly, Oppo did not invite me to participate; if they did, I would have jumped at the chance without any regrets. In any case, I trust that you realize my post was somewhat tongue-in-cheek.


-- da Choge (john)


PS. And I don't think that many, if any, early adopter selectees are bugged about their status.
 

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Why do you think that is? i saw this on another player once before...or maybe it was a receiver.

It has to do with the way that Dolby Digital recommends decoding multi-channel audio. In order to use the player for Channel Distance compensation, you can't have the Surrounds or Rear Surrounds further than your main speakers. If they are further, just leave them at the same distance setting as the mains.
 

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Well after getting an EAP email from Oppo yesterday I thought I would be one of them , so I canceled my order for a BDP-51FD from 6th Ave. Electronics. But I guess not. After thinking about it I guess maybe its not so bad , heck it may not be as great of a player as expected.


I guess if there is anything id like the early adopters to do , its just one think. When you get your BDP-83 , plug it in and fire it up expecting to find faults. I wanna see some hardcore very critical reviews. Just be honest and do you best to find its faults early adopters. That is all I ask.
 

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Oh, if you want critical, click your heels three times while saying "Bob Pariseau". He will give you a dissertation on all the faults the player has. The guy is a machine.
 

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I would very much like to know from each owner the following.


1.) What processor/receiver (with HDMI 1.1 or greater) do you own?


2.) What difference do you notice using the analog outputs of the Oppo with hi res audio vs sending a PCM signal or bit-streaming to your processor/receiver.
 

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Originally Posted by da Choge
But, C'mon now !!! $499.00 is a totally justifiable and reasonable price, and it would just spell total doom and damnation for Oppo to even think about increasing it for the official release
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Totally justifiable IF it delivers.

Is Oppo going to allow returns for early adopters who are unhappy with it?
 

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Speaker Distances are set like the previous players as pairs and the Surround and Rear Surround speakers can't be set further from the listening position than the Front speakers.

Can the side and rear surrounds be set closer than the fronts?
 

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2.) What difference do you notice using the analog outputs of the Oppo with hi res audio vs sending a PCM signal or bit-streaming to your processor/receiver.

I enjoy the sound of MP3s and love matrixing CDs to 5.1 using DTS Neo 6 Music, so I will abstain from answering your inquiry.
 

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Can the side and rear surrounds be set closer than the fronts?

You can set any of the speakers closer than the mains. You just can't set the other speakers further than the mains.
 

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Jim -


You disagree that $499.00 would be a fair official release price or do you disagree that early-adopters have to pay $499.00 (which possibly could become $599.00 @ official release; at least according to previous posts)? I know what you're saying, but to be involved with a product development like the BDP-83, even on a secondary/tertiary level, would be totally worth it to me. But, sadly, Oppo did not invite me to participate; if they did, I would have jumped at the chance without any regrets. In any case, I trust that you realize my post was somewhat tongue-in-cheek.


-- da Choge (john)


PS. And I don't think that many, if any, early adopter selectees are bugged about their status.

That really wasn't that clear after rereading it.



What I intended to say is that I think its very reasonable to give these testers a price break for their help and that the price of the player once released would be more.
 

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Is Oppo going to allow returns for early adopters who are unhappy with it?

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For the period beginning at the purchase date and ending 30 days after the BDP-83 official release date, the customer can return the player for a full refund of the purchase price and sales tax (if any). The initial shipping and handling cost is non-refundable.
 
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