It's official. The Lexicon BD-30 is an Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray player. And what's more, it's not just using the same parts - they actually stuck the whole player inside - chassis and all. This would be OK, were it not for the $3000 premium price and THX certification... a certification which fails some basic THX tenets on both players. AV Rant broke the story first on its home theater podcast with some pics of the two players' internals. Audioholics.com then posted a full suite of pics and tested the players with an Audio Precision analyzer. Both showed identical analogue audio performance and both FAILED a couple of basic THX specifications. Audioholics also posted commentary from THX on the matter and noted that both companies appear to be in a mad scramble to hide the fact that the player was ever deemed THX certified. It's a bit of a train wreck, though we hope that the end result is a renewed THX and a Lexicon that exercises a little more effort in the future.