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alaScore 80

127 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the OPPO BDP-83 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 127 reviews)

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Oppo BDP-83


In 2006, Internet-direct merchant Oppo Digital caught a lot of attention by serving up super high-performance video and audio playback with its DV-970HD up-converting DVD player. Since then, Oppo has taken its success and poured it into improving and...

Superb picture and audio quality ; Extremely fast ; Plays back SACD, DVD-Audio and many other formats ; Solid build ; 6’ HDMI cable included

Lacks streaming media support (Netflix, Youtube, etc.) ; No built-in wireless support ; Price tag may be a bit steep for some

We feel that the device’s stellar performance and considerable build quality more than make up for any shortcomings.

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Oppo BDP-83


Ever since standalone Blu-ray players hit the market, there's been a great deal of anticipation for an Oppo Blu-ray player, mainly because of the company's reputation for making excellent upconverting DVD players. Oppo held out for quite some time, and...

Universal disc player capable of handling Blu-ray, DVD, SACD, DVD-Audio and CD; outstanding image quality on Blu-rays and DVDs; best-in-class operational speed and stability; 7.1 analog outputs; feels built to last; onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD...

Expensive; competing players offer comparable performance on vast majority of Blu-ray movies; no Wi-Fi for BD-Live features; lacks streaming media services like Netflix and Pandora

The Oppo BDP-83 is an outstanding universal disc player with excellent performance on Blu-rays and DVDs and lightning-fast operational speed, but most home theater fans will balk at the high price.

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Oppo BDP-83 Universal Blu-ray Player Review


Last year we reviewed the Oppo DV-983H universal DVD player which, while a couple years too late to market, was still an impressive product that redefined the price points for universal players. Now, with the only other universal Blu-ray/DVD player...

Plays all disc formats ; Inexpensive ; Superb video quality ; Embarrasses high end players

Slow BD-Live! performance ; Expect some firmware updates


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Oppo BDP-83 Universal Blu-ray Player Bench Test Review Supplemental


Based on my bench tests and real world usage, the Oppo BDP-83 is everything everyone claims it to be. It's easy to set-up, and plays back all of of the current formats via a single HDMI connection

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Oppo Digital BDP-83 Blu-ray Player Sneak Peek


at the DVDO booth. This year they didn't disappoint. Unannounced, wegot wind of a non-functioning prototype Blu-ray player that was sittingat DVDO's CEDIA booth. What's this? An Oppo Blu-ray player? Could thisbe the holy grail so many were hoping and...

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Oppo BDP-83 Review


Oppo BDP-83 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Oppo BDP-83 and comparisons to other CD Players

Excellent disc compatibility; Great audio quality; Lots of connection options; Plays Blu-ray Discs

Expensive; Some dedicated CD players sound a little better

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Oppo BDP-83 Special Edition Universal Player Reviewed


Targeted at the audiophile who plans to use the analog audio outputs, the special-edition version of Oppo's popular BDP-83 shares all the Blu-ray features of the original player but uses higher-quality DACs and an upgraded power supply....

The remote that comes with the Special Edition is the same as the one that comes with the standard BDP-83. While those who are buying players at this price point are more likely to have custom programmed remotes, many will still be using the Oppo...

The Oppo BDP-83 Special Edition is significantly improved over the already good standard BDP-83. However, these improvements are only available through the analog audio outputs. The improved analog performance greatly narrows the gap between Oppo and...

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Review Of The Oppo BDP-83 Blu Ray Player


The oppo BDP-83 is a universal player and can support all formats that include DVD, Blu-ray, SACD, DVD-Audio and CD.  It even plays the PAL- encoded DVD accurately, so you can pull- out all your old favorite CD's and watch them in new light. the BDP-83...

Amazing picture quality on Dvds as well as blu rays; universal disc player capable of playing DVD, Blu-ray, SACD, DVD-Audio and CD; outstanding performance in terms of speed and functionality; onboard memory of 1GB; two USB ports; Dolby TrueHD and...

No streaming features like Pandora and Netflix; no Wi-fi features; costly

The Oppo BDP-83 is a great overall performer, it has excellent picture and video quality, the performance was outstanding too but it lacks in the feature to price ratio. So, if you are more interested in video quality and are not interested with wi-fi...

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Oppo Digital BDP-83 Universal Player Reviewed


Oppo Digital's first Blu-ray player, the BDP-83 is also a universal disc player that supports SACD, DVD-Audio, and HDCD playback. That's a rare feature at this product's $499 price point. This Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player also uses Anchor Bay's VRS...

Performance-wise, I have no criticisms of the Oppo BDP-83, which is an amazing statement, considering the player's low price and ambitious list of performance features. Yes, the audiophile in me would have liked to see the inclusion of better analog...

The Oppo BDP-83 is a great player that does a lot and does it really well. This single unit replaces the need for separate high-quality CD, DVD, SACD, DVD-A and Blu-ray players. The BDP-83's analog audio outputs are extremely good, pushing the border...

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PLAYBACK 22: Oppo Digital BDP-83 Blu-ray/Universal Player


Home theater enthusiasts have long dreamed of owning disc players that could handle virtually every type of material one might want to play—movies in either DVD or Blu-ray format, CDs, and even specialty audio discs in formats such as SACD, DVD-Audio...

Product Specifications

The BDP-83 plays Super Audio CD (SACD) and supports both stereo and multi-channel high resolution audio programs. Users can select whether to output the DSD (Direct Stream Digital) signal in its native format or convert it into PCM. The BDP-83 incorporates Anchor Bay's award-winning Video Reference Series (VRS) technology, and delivers a picture that is cleaner, smoother, true-to-life and free of artifacts. For users who wish to use an external video processor, high-end audio/video receiver or display, the BDP-83 offers a "Source Direct" mode. The original audio/video content on the discs is sent out with no additional processing or alteration. The BDP-83 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. The BDP-83 features a dedicated 2-channel analog output with specially optimized digital-to-analog converters and output driving stage. The BDP-83 comes with a fully back-lit remote control for ease of use in dark home theaters. With its ergonomic button layout and clear labeling, operating the Blu-ray Disc player is easier than ever.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS decoder / DTS-HD High Resolution / DTS-HD Master Audio
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Type:BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM / CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-Audio / DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+R DL / DVD+RW / Kodak Picture CD / SACD
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

DVD Features

HDCD decoding: Yes


Manufacturer:OPPO Digital
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:OPPO