High-Def Digest: After all the hype and anticipation, is the OPPO BDP-83 the best Blu-ray player on the market? In my opinion, it certainly belongs at the top of that list. The unit has excellent Blu-ray quality, world class DVD upconversion, extremely fast boot-up and loading times, and universal compatibility with the audiophile SACD and DVD-Audio music formats.
What doesn't it do? The player is not region-free for either DVD or Blu-ray (as some OPPO fans may have expected it to be). It has no internet streaming from Netflix, Amazon, or any other comparable movie services, if that's a requirement. And it will not play video games like the PS3 does. Other than that, its performance in the core Blu-ray and DVD playback areas is second-to-none.