Not sure if this was begun by an owner yet, but figured I would get it off the ground so folks could discuss settings, operations, suggestions, tweaks, etc. for the player. I have run into some snafus during setup already, and can't seem to get that much from OPPO even with seemingly infinite amounts of correspondence.
Here's what I posted in the Special Edition thread for now; I'll post my other settings and thoughts at another time. Let's hear about your settings, experiences, etc. with the player!
I don't know about the Special Edition version of this player, but I haven't been too impressed with the performance of the standard model; I have been going back and forth with OPPO's support since the player arrived and we've corresponded with countless amounts of e-mails already trying to figure out the problems.
For starters, after I reported to them that the DVD upconversion didn't look that "breathtaking" (as everyone is reporting it to be) with the Anchor Bay processor, they recommended I change these settings under HDMI OPTIONS:
Deep Color: 36-Bits (instead of OFF)
Color Space: 4:4:4 (instead of AUTO)
They told me to leave De-interlacing and CUE Correction settings at AUTO, and when I pressed them about my display/any software right now not supporting Deep Color, they ensured me that keeping the BDP-83 to "36-Bits" will force the player to operate and sample at a higher, better rate than keeping it OFF, even if a display or software doesn't support it.
Further, I ran the de-interlacing and processing tests on the included Spears & Munsil calibration Blu-ray, and these patterns seemed to fail on my BDP-83 -- where the ABT chip is supposed to "take care" of these ringing/jaggies/noise issues, the player exhibited horrendous jagged edges on these tests at 1080p which didn't make sense to me. Real-world material doesn't seem to be so bad, but these tests indicate the jaggies are still horrendously there. When pressed about it, OPPO suggested the problem is in my display, not their player. Still trying to figure out the proper configuration for my BDP-83.