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    Default Oppo adds a cheaper Blu-ray player to its lineup with the $289 BDP-80

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    Here is a link to the product page at Oppo


    http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-80/

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    Nice. I might end up getting a BR player much sooner than I thought.
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    This would be the one to get if you aren't doing any SD DVD upscaling. However, if that were the case, I might look at some other brands as well.

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    hmm I'm tempted to pick it up and try it out. I've been using my Pio 05 for the past month and love it, except it doesn't have BD live and I hate the load time. However the picture is wonderful and I love it. I'm just curious as to how this will compare.

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    for that price mite as well get a ps3,lots more features
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    BD Live is a huge disappointment and a major cause of runtime problems.

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    I saw this and must say that i am interested in it. I told the wife about it and did not even get a roll of the eyes. That means it may happen sooner rather than later. I like the SACD and DVDA playback.

    When talking about upconversion, it still has to better then the cheap BDP's right. Currently i am using a Toshiba hd-dvd player i got super cheap after they lost the format war. I am pretty happy with the picture quality of that on regular DVD's.
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    Actually, if I am not mistaken, the HD-1A (?) is a mighty fine upconverting DVD player.

    If DVD upconversion is a must, go with the BDP-83 and you will be pleased.

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    Just seen it.

    Cant beat that. Plays anything you throw at it.

    Im very tempted


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    BD Live sucks big time.

    That is a sweet little Oppo. Wonder how it would perform as a CD player using the analog outs?

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    Thanks but no thanks. Not too thrilled about sacrificing that Anchor Bay chipset. You might also notice that on the site it's pretty clear that the 80 is NOT for home theatres with very large screens (counts me out). Still planning to pay the extra for the 83 as soon as I have some extra scratch. Going to move my Sammy into the bedroom.
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    That company really knows how to drop into the market, even if it means taking a hit on something. Their profits are said to be outstanding since hitting the ground.

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    Read an article about a week ago, Sound and Vision mag, about the end of this year comming out with 3-d players. It also added the fact that 3-d will only be able to be transmitted over hdmi 1.4. Any of you guys have that yet ? Yes I'm being sarcastic. Also you will need a TV with hdmi 1.4 and if you want to route it all through the receiver,yep,you'll have to have 1.4. Which pretty much makes the oppo obsolete almost from the get go. Of coarse it all means diddley squat if you have no interest in 3-d. I personally don't but hey, some of you guys like to have the latest and greatest.Panasonic is the big pusher behind it and with recently grabbing a hold of pioneers kuro technology, there should be some interesting products on board for next x-mass. Save your coin, for that new TV,new receiver,and new player, I'm sure oppo will come out with a 3-d player by next spring.

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    I can't really make a decision on 3-D because I haven't seen it yet. Finally, we can get some satisfaction from 3D-BD porn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyboy View Post
    I can't really make a decision on 3-D because I haven't seen it yet. Finally, we can get some satisfaction from 3D-BD porn.
    I haven't seen too much 3D and I'm getting too old for porn, but I'd definitely think about upgrading if the 3D quality is Avatar good, which adds depth and perspective with just a few subtle effects, rather than "dick in your face" stunts that usually are implemented in these features.

    As to the player...well it's got a propreitary chipset which isn't even identified by the parts used. I wouldn't worry about it though, the upconversion will probably be at least as good as the old 980. BR is pretty much on par industry wide...and I will be interested in reading about load times. That's a pretty steep hill to climb for most players. I don't know if it's a transport/laser issue or firmware. If it ain't mechanical, then the Oppo should be very fast.

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    I think hockeyboy was referring to "dick in her face" stunts, so it shouldn't be an issue.:p
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Read an article about a week ago, Sound and Vision mag, about the end of this year comming out with 3-d players. It also added the fact that 3-d will only be able to be transmitted over hdmi 1.4. Any of you guys have that yet ? Yes I'm being sarcastic. Also you will need a TV with hdmi 1.4 and if you want to route it all through the receiver,yep,you'll have to have 1.4. Which pretty much makes the oppo obsolete almost from the get go. Of coarse it all means diddley squat if you have no interest in 3-d. I personally don't but hey, some of you guys like to have the latest and greatest.Panasonic is the big pusher behind it and with recently grabbing a hold of pioneers kuro technology, there should be some interesting products on board for next x-mass. Save your coin, for that new TV,new receiver,and new player, I'm sure oppo will come out with a 3-d player by next spring.
    Don't forget the $100 glasses you will need to buy ea person to watch.

    The PS3 is not 1.4 but will be able to do 3D. You will not need a new receiver, you can buy a 3D BD player with dual HDMI out's or just by a splitter. But you will need a new TV.

    I don't think 3D will take off until sometime in 2012 - 2013 or even later. People are just not going to run out and get a new TV, BD player etc... There will not be alot of 3D movies coming out next year on BD.

    I went and watched Avatar 3D. I kept taking my glasses off to watch it. No 3d for me for a very long time.

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    3D has been around for AGES! It's never been more than a 'novelty' item....the tech is better now but it's not 'perfect'...you can still tell it is '3 D' (essentially a trick to the eye/brain to make it think it sees 'depth')...long way to go before it really looks as good as 2 D in HD....I doubt it will take off for another 10 years?

    You may see players sooner as mentioned above...but few filmmakers will adopt the format--except for 'Gamer-like' films....films that look like Xbox or PS3 games?

    A lot more needs to be done with this format....GLASSES ARE A PROBLEM!!

    PS3 or cheap Oppo? PS3 definitely. Better to spend the extra money and buy the fully functional Universal player by Oppo....a lot of people seem to like them?

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    Not quite the Lexicon version, but here's the Oppo BDP-80 (top) and the very similar Cambridge Audio BD-650 (bottom, $700 @ audioadvisor.com as of this post)



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    I much as I like Oppo, and as tempting as this is, I just pulled the trigger today on a new ps3. I want to be able to network and store downloaded media on a hard drive, and the Oppo doesn't do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Tse View Post
    Not quite the Lexicon version, but here's the Oppo BDP-80 (top) and the very similar Cambridge Audio BD-650 (bottom, $700 @ audioadvisor.com as of this post)
    I suspect this is an apples to oranges comparison. I have the BD83, and while it does a great job displaying a BR picture, and decoding the audio into LPCM, it's build quality leaves a lot to be desired. I have other CA equipment and the build quality on it is superb, so I would expect the 650 BRP to be on par. Whether it is worth the extra $200 over the BD83 I do not know. However, it is less expensive than the new modded BD83. To compare it to Oppo's new entry level player is probably not valid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    I suspect this is an apples to oranges comparison. I have the BD83, and while it does a great job displaying a BR picture, and decoding the audio into LPCM, it's build quality leaves a lot to be desired. I have other CA equipment and the build quality on it is superb, so I would expect the 650 BRP to be on par. Whether it is worth the extra $200 over the BD83 I do not know. However, it is less expensive than the new modded BD83. To compare it to Oppo's new entry level player is probably not valid.
    I think you misunderstood....the $700 Cambridge Audio BRP650 is very similar to the $290 Oppo BDP-80.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Tse View Post
    I think you misunderstood....the $700 Cambridge Audio BRP650 is very similar to the $290 Oppo BDP-80.
    In what way? The $290 Oppo BDP-80 is very, very, similar to the $900 Oppo BDP-83SE.

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    I ordered the BDP-80 for occasional DVD-audio and mulit-channel SACD listening. I wasn't real concerned with "audiophile quality" since all the multi-channel stuff runs through an Onkyo TX-SR707 which I really like for HT, but certainly isn't the last word in audio quality. It will also be interesting to see how it compares to my Samsung BD-P1600 and PS3 for Blu-ray.

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    Here's a review from a beta tester that also uses the 83...

    http://www.prillaman.net/oppobdp80_review.html

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    Thanks for the review, sounds like I made the right choice being primarily concerned with SACD and DVD audio over HDMI.

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    Sounds like a decent Blu-ray player..........Thanks
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