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Old 05-17-2009   #40
laelops
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Default Re: OPPO BDP-83 Bluray player

Overall I highly recommend it, it's a tremendous piece, more specifically:

positives:
- top notch digital processing, sounds better than the D2 did which was already very very good - the inclusion of 192 in is great for the HRX recordings which have to be heard to be believed
- ARC room correction does a very nice job, using it in a very tough room with wall of glass and open back wall
- video processing is better (IMO) than the anchor bay and realta solutions, actually makes DirecTV watcheable
- highly configurable, multiple zones
- great ergonomics
- analog section is top notch, use only for CD playback with Linn Sondek CD12 (simply the best piece of audio equipment ever produced)

negatives:
- some minor HDMI handshake issues, but they seem to be solving quickly through firmware updates
- 2nd HDMI output is parallel, so to have video on zone 2 or 3 you need to run component cables too
- very sensitive power supply, make sure you are feeding it nice clean power

If want any additional information about specific areas, just ping me.
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