In 2006, Internet-direct merchant Oppo Digital caught a lot of attention by serving up super high-performance video and audio playback with its DV-970HD up-converting DVD player. Since then, Oppo has taken its success and poured it into improving and refining its products, year after year. Now, Oppo takes its brand of excellence and brings it into the Blu-ray disc age with the BDP-83 Blu-ray player. A true universal disc player, it will play SACD, DVD-Audio, HDCD (as well as just about anything else you can throw at it) - and will do it faster and better than most rivals. Though the Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray disc player is missing a couple of today's popular streaming media features and costs a bit more than its competition from LG, Samsung and the like, fear not. The device delivers where it counts and can hang with some of the most expensive high-end players available.