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Oppo BDP-83 is on it's way!


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#1 of 35 OFFLINE   Ed Moxley

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Posted November 08 2009 - 03:28 AM

Yahoo! I can't wait.
I just finished ordering one, and am kinda excited. I already have three BD movies. Have had them for awhile. Finally finished delivering phone books, so I told my wife that I was going to go ahead and order it. It shouldn't take longer than a week to get it, should it?

One of the movies I got, she loves. Every time it's on tv, she watches it (Independence Day). I've watched the other two on a friend's setup, but was saving ID, to be our first movie on the Oppo. When I can, I'll get the two Men In Black movies for her too, so she'll feel better about it.

Did I say I can't wait?
I'm anxious to see how the movies look on my big 61" screen. Gonna have to get a movie too, with a true 7.1 soundtrack. I know a couple I'd like...........
Samsung HL61A750 (LED DLP)            Onkyo TX-SR805
Oppo BDP-83 Blu ray                                  Polk Audio LSi9
Polk Audio LSiC                                  Sony SS-MB100H
SVS PC12-NSD (Sub)                       ...

#2 of 35 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted November 08 2009 - 04:32 AM

Good for you Ed!  Enjoy, as somebody that bought his first BR player when there was less than 20,000 sold units, I think you'll enjoy your new HT experience.





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#3 of 35 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted November 08 2009 - 04:47 AM

Time to add it to your equipment list in your signature.

#4 of 35 OFFLINE   gene c

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Posted November 08 2009 - 05:05 AM

And remmember Ed, proper setup and calibration is eccential to getting the most out of your new BR player /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif">  /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif . Congrats on the new purchase. . BTW, I'm only about 25 miles from OPPO so I picked mine up the next day myself. This is going to be one of the longest weeks of your life <img alt=.
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"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


#5 of 35 OFFLINE   Ed Moxley

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Posted November 08 2009 - 07:07 AM



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Time to add it to your equipment list in your signature. /img/vbsmilies/htf/smile.gif
As soon as it gets here, I will. I don't want to jinx it by jumping the gun.............



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This is going to be one of the longest weeks of your life /img/vbsmilies/htf/laugh.gif.
Oh I know. I'm already so antsy, I can hardly stand it!

As well as the BD movies, I can't wait to listen to my sacd and dvd-audio discs too. I'll be making some room on the stand by removing the Denon 2200. That was one reason I wanted the Oppo. There's a guy on CL that listed a Toshiba HD DVD player w/8 movies, for $15. I may see if he still has it. I figured I can use that to watch regular dvds upscaled, and save wear and tear on the Oppo. I'm not counting on him still having it though. For $15, it can't be beat.....


Samsung HL61A750 (LED DLP)            Onkyo TX-SR805
Oppo BDP-83 Blu ray                                  Polk Audio LSi9
Polk Audio LSiC                                  Sony SS-MB100H
SVS PC12-NSD (Sub)                       ...

#6 of 35 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted November 08 2009 - 09:57 AM

Congrats on the new player, Ed, and welcome to the wonderful world of Blu-ray. 

Personally, I would use the Oppo for SD-DVD playback. The player is supposed to be superb at playing DVDs, so why not take advantage of the feature? You paid a premium for the player for this feature.


#7 of 35 OFFLINE   JediFonger

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Posted November 18 2009 - 09:40 AM

yipeee congrats! to go from no blu-ray players (i assume) to the 83 is a huge step! i think a lot of people upgrade steadily from @least 1 standalone or other BD capable players (like BDROM) toward 83 =).

oh and don't forget about the SACD/DVD-Audio capabilities. i know there aren't new titles, but of the older titles that exist, they still sound awesome, like dark side of the moon 5.1 ;)


#8 of 35 OFFLINE   Ed Moxley

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Posted November 18 2009 - 10:46 AM

Thanks Jedi.............
SACD & DVD-Audio are part of the reason I went with this player. I like that they play over HDMI, and I don't have to jump back and forth from multi-channel. You're right too, that I went from no BD player, to the Oppo. This thing is awesome! The movies are looking and sounding great too. Having a 61" screen doesn't hurt either...............

Occasionally, a jazz or classical SACD still comes out. Not heard of any new DVD-Audio discs coming out in a long time though. It's a real shame too. I can't believe that people rather lister to mp3 tracks, than the hi res tracks.

Samsung HL61A750 (LED DLP)            Onkyo TX-SR805
Oppo BDP-83 Blu ray                                  Polk Audio LSi9
Polk Audio LSiC                                  Sony SS-MB100H
SVS PC12-NSD (Sub)                       ...

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Posted November 19 2009 - 09:03 AM

yeah i luv pop music in SACD =). i wish they released more =(. Blu-Ray seem to be the new replacement =). if you read wikipedia's explanation of Blu-Ray spex, technically profile "3.0" is AUDIO-ONLY!

i read that 24/192 is only available in 5.1, 7.1 is limited to 24/96.


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Posted November 27 2009 - 02:02 PM

I have to admit I'm very envious! I already have a BD player (my PS3) but in "simplifying" my HT setup a couple of years ago when I bought it, I removed my DVD-A and SACD players from the system. I have about 50 discs combined of DVD-A and SACD that I'd like to spin up from time to time and I'm starting to itch for a player upgrade.

Maybe after I pay off my Christmas bills I'll treat myself to a post-Christmas present...

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Posted December 06 2009 - 01:58 AM

 almost pulled the plug on the JVC blu ray player then decided what the hell and went for the new Oppo unit as well after reading all the rave reviews on this unit and the company itself. Should be here next week
unfortunately my AVR is a bit older..its a Denon 2802..I assume I can hook up via the analog outputs for the new codecs??

#12 of 35 OFFLINE   Ed Moxley

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Posted December 06 2009 - 02:28 AM



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unfortunately my AVR is a bit older..its a Denon 2802..I assume I can hook up via the analog outputs for the new codecs??
Yes, that's what you'll need to do. You're gonna love it. Very easy to setup. It does a great job upscaling regular dvds also. For years, I'd read how good Oppos were for upscaling and playing sacd and dvd-audio discs. When they finally released a blu ray player that did all this too, I had to have one. So far, we're very happy with the purchase............/img/vbsmilies/htf/smile.gif


Samsung HL61A750 (LED DLP)            Onkyo TX-SR805
Oppo BDP-83 Blu ray                                  Polk Audio LSi9
Polk Audio LSiC                                  Sony SS-MB100H
SVS PC12-NSD (Sub)                       ...

#13 of 35 OFFLINE   bill.M

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Posted December 06 2009 - 02:47 AM

 thanks for clarifying that Ed..
yes i getting rid of my old Pioneer upscaling/SACD/DVD-A to go Blu Ray so I was glad to find a unit that did all that....The Pioneer did a great job upscaling BTW so Im hoping the Oppo does as good if not better..
now i assume i can leave my digital optical/coax connected in addition to the 5.1 analog connections to output regular dolby digital and DTS 

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Posted December 06 2009 - 02:52 AM



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Thanks Jedi.............
SACD & DVD-Audio are part of the reason I went with this player. I like that they play over HDMI, and I don't have to jump back and forth from multi-channel. You're right too, that I went from no BD player, to the Oppo. This thing is awesome! The movies are looking and sounding great too. Having a 61" screen doesn't hurt either...............

Occasionally, a jazz or classical SACD still comes out. Not heard of any new DVD-Audio discs coming out in a long time though. It's a real shame too. I can't believe that people rather lister to mp3 tracks, than the hi res tracks.
Ed - not sure what kind of music you are into but a few of the new boxsets and remasters that have come out or are coming out are in DVD-A and /or SACD along with regular cd. The Genesis remasters from last year and the King Crimson 40th Anniversary remasters this and next. 
The whole thing with MP3 is portability for most folks. Its a shame really and not a good trade off IMO
Funny thing is the younger kids are now embracing vinyl now in addition to MP3..talk about an oxymoron :)




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Posted December 12 2009 - 02:10 AM

 hooked up the oppo (code free hardware modded as well) today..very easy to setup with my older Denon..pic is outstanding on Blu Ray ray as well as SD

#16 of 35 OFFLINE   Ed Moxley

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Posted December 12 2009 - 02:58 AM

Glad you're enjoying it! /img/vbsmilies/htf/smile.gif

Samsung HL61A750 (LED DLP)            Onkyo TX-SR805
Oppo BDP-83 Blu ray                                  Polk Audio LSi9
Polk Audio LSiC                                  Sony SS-MB100H
SVS PC12-NSD (Sub)                       ...

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Posted December 12 2009 - 07:06 AM

 I do notice a lack of punch to the subwoofer somewhat in comparison to my old pioneer. Still sounds good but i remeber pictures rattling on the walls before :)
guess i will have to fiddle with the audio a bit more

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Posted December 12 2009 - 05:24 PM



Quote:
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 I do notice a lack of punch to the subwoofer somewhat in comparison to my old pioneer. Still sounds good but i remeber pictures rattling on the walls before :)
guess i will have to fiddle with the audio a bit more
You need to boost the sub-woofer channel by 10 - 12 db on your receiver. Also, using the coaxial/optical connection for plain old DD & DTS is a good idea.
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Posted December 13 2009 - 12:23 AM

 Sanjay - I am using optical for DTS and DD , I will try and boost the subwoofer channel as you mentioned though. Thanks! 

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Posted December 14 2009 - 08:11 AM

 How do you set to/tell if the player is outputting 24P?  

The resolution key on the remote brings up 1080P, my Toshiba LCD says 1080P, but neither tells me whether it is synching at 60 or 24Hz.  Yes, I did set the BDP-83 to enable 24P in the settings.

Edit: after reading the manual, I'm sure I've set it correctly for 24Hz output, but I sill can't figure out a way to tell if a given BD is encoded at 24 or 60.

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