The folks over at AVSForum have spotted the Oppo BDP S83 Blu-ray Disc player, the first such player from the now famous DVD Player manufacturer. Well known for their line of upscaling DVD players, the company spent much of the format war pushing their players as a "alternative" to a high definition player.
Now fully convinced that Blu-ray is the future, Oppo is offering this BD-Live player with 7.1 analog outs and promise support for all audio codecs when it launches. The unit will have the same DVDO processing chipset as found in the new DVDO Edge (VRS by Anchor Bay). It will have 7.1 analogue outputs, HDMI 1.3 (with support for native decoding for DTS HD and Dolby Digital Plus/TrueHD), and will upscale DVDs to 1080p. It even supports 24p output.Based on the chassis markings, BD Live 2.0 support (via 10/100 Mbps Ethernet) is included out of the box and USB connectivity is provided for photos and music playback. Dedicated analogue stereo outputs are also present and the unit has IR control in/out connections ("for Oppo approved connections only"). No RS-232C control is present. Perhaps most surprising (in a pleasant way) is SACD support as well as compatibility with HDCD's. Coaxial & S/PDIF outputs are present for legacy audio, including Dolby Digital and DTS.