updated 11:25 am EDT, Tue July 7, 2009
Oppo BDP-83 now shipping
Oppo is now shipping its flagship Blu-ray player, the BDP-83, with shoppers anywhere in North America able to purchase it from Amazon. First announced last year, the player has Anchor Bay video processing and supports SACD and DVD Audio discs. Users can also play back content on USB flash drivers thanks to a pair of USB ports, there is an Ethernet jack for accessing BD-Live content and there is a full set of connections for 7.1-channel analog audio support.
Both PAL and NTSC video system discs can be played back thanks to a conversion function, and Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio codecs are supported. There is a backlit remote control that can control compatible devices connected to the BDP-83 via its HDMI CEC connection. An RS232 serial connector can be added to the BDP-83 for home automation.
The BDP-83 is priced at $500. [via CNET]