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Oppo BDP-93 Networking Universal Blu-ray Player

Links
Audioholics
AVS
Bluray.com


Cost: $499.99
Release: (???) November / Before Christmas

From Audioholics:
"The Oppo BDP-93 will do virtually everything the BDP-83 BD player did, plus have some major feature upgrades as listed below:

- Blu-ray 3D support
- Netflix streaming support
- CinemaNow support
- Additional network streaming features will be announced once partners certify the player. Oppo has divulged several of their potential partners to us and users should not be disappointed.
- Wireless-N networking
- Dual HDMI outputs. The two HDMI ports can be configured to support separate video and audio paths, or to support two displays at the same time.
Marvell KYOTO G2 chipset with Qdeo video processig(though prototypes were also built with the ABT2015)
- eSATA port in addition to two USB ports"


More Notes on BDP-93
- Blu-ray.com (link) notes that the BDP-93 also plays 3D Blu Rays
Oppo 95 (???) - link
- Middle Atlantic Faceplate
1. Oppo BDP-83 MA faceplate won't work for the BDP-93
2. Oppo hasn't sent out for a new MA faceplate yet.

From Oppo CS:
They requested it, and we sent them a unit. We didn't just send it out to them on our own. I'm sure they will request a unit in due time, and we'll have one out to them. No, the 83 faceplate won't work.
From gsr @ AVS:
In case anyone is not aware, just the faceplate can be ordered as long as the number of rack spaces remains the same (I wouldn't expect that to change as the overall player height appears to be about the same). That makes the cost a little more reasonable. One good source to order from is Stay Online. It looks like the custom shelf price has gone up a bit since I last ordered one a few months ago for something else.
Stay Online - $58 - $68 depending on finish


Oppo BDP-80
The Oppo BDP 80 has been discontinued, per Oppo...
Due to a shortage of major components, we have ceased production of this model.
Oppo BDP-83
I wonder if the BDP83 will still be available and what the new price will be.
Per Bluray.com (link) it is not planned to be discontinued.
Gonk update (see post below):
It's definitely made for some interesting reading. Some posts on AVS have indicated that they've now built all the BDP-83's and BDP-83SE's that will ever be built (a part used in all the BDP-8* players having apparently been discontinued), but the BDP-80 inventory ran out first.

Oppo BDP-95
From drbonbi @ AVS:

From this previous post and the interview with Jason where he indicated the SE replacement would be built "from the ground up," it appears OPPO has assigned it a separate model number - 95.


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Beta testing / EAP

From Waboman at AVS:

Just received this email from Oppo:

"Beta Testing has already begun for this player and has been in full swing for a while now. We are not looking at expanding our Beta Testing at this time.
In terms of an Early Adoption Program this is something that we may consider, but most likely we will release the player without needing to limit the sale of the player initially.

Best Regards,"
 

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Neuromancer AVS "owner's thread"

AVS link from Neuromancer:

I will start an owner's thread once the player is finalized and all of the features have been detailed.
I really do not want to start an Owner's Thread until a release date, firm price, and final specifications (especially certification for Netflix et al) have been set.

Want to start a new thread as clean and without speculation as much as possible.
 

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It's definitely made for some interesting reading. Some posts on AVS have indicated that they've now built all the BDP-83's and BDP-83SE's that will ever be built (a part used in all the BDP-8* players having apparently been discontinued), but the BDP-80 inventory ran out first.
 

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It's definitely made for some interesting reading. Some posts on AVS have indicated that they've now built all the BDP-83's and BDP-83SE's that will ever be built (a part used in all the BDP-8* players having apparently been discontinued), but the BDP-80 inventory ran out first.
So maybe the 83's will sell out before or close to the 93 / (? 95 ?) release(s) and will then likely hold there value for a while.

Interesting.

I emailed Oppo CS to ask if the Middle Atlantic faceplates will be the same for the 83 and the 93.

Are you a beta tester?

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If they could get Hulu streaming added (without Playon!) then I'd at least be interested. I know ultimately they are more interested in being a BD player, but if they could improve their DLNA capabilities and make it really able to stream say BD ISO rips then I would buy it. The BDP-83 streaming capabilities suck.
 

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Are you a beta tester?
Huh? Wha? I don't own any betta fish, and if I did I wouldn't expect them to take tests... :scratchchin:

Seriously, the BDP-93 sounds like a fun player and I hope to get to spend time with one. The BDP-95, being even more mysterious, is also intriguing. If I learn anything and am allowed to share it, I will do so. :)

If they could get Hulu streaming added (without Playon!) then I'd at least be interested. I know ultimately they are more interested in being a BD player, but if they could improve their DLNA capabilities and make it really able to stream say BD ISO rips then I would buy it. The BDP-83 streaming capabilities suck.
Anything they can do to expand their network options is sure to help them in the current marketplace, but unless they change SoC manufacturers (which would be a huge departure for them) I doubt they'll be able to convince Mediatek to include ISO support of any sort. They've asked for it for years, going back to the 980H or before I think, but Mediatek feels that it would be seen as condoning piracy.
 

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Would the Oppo be considered the better quality player compared with the Dune?
http://dune-hd.com/hd_players/current/135-dune-hd-max.html

The ISO abilities of the Dune are really pulling me that direction, but I guess I am wondering what I would be missing. I love Oppo, but with storage being so cheap now I am transferring everything to ISO and would love to have an all in one box solution.
 

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I know a few people on AVS did a direct Dune and BDP83 comparison and everyone thought the Dunes held up very, very well. It's exactly what I am doing Jed. Hard drives are so cheap these days (below $100 for 2TB!!!) that with a little effort going digital is an easy task.
 

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If they could get Hulu streaming added (without Playon!) then I'd at least be interested. I know ultimately they are more interested in being a BD player, but if they could improve their DLNA capabilities and make it really able to stream say BD ISO rips then I would buy it. The BDP-83 streaming capabilities suck.
Have you tried PS3 Media Server / Oppo.

Out of all the DNLA software out there that one seemed to work the best for me.
 

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I know a few people on AVS did a direct Dune and BDP83 comparison and everyone thought the Dunes held up very, very well. It's exactly what I am doing Jed. Hard drives are so cheap these days (below $100 for 2TB!!!) that with a little effort going digital is an easy task.
Thanks. I didn't realize you posted about the Dune right before I asked my question. I must have been typing very slowly. Great minds think alike I guess. I am pretty sure Dune is the way I am going too. Going to go read up on AVS now.
 

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I've got a SageTV300 right now and I'm waiting for my Dune Smart to come. I love the Sage GUI and flexibility, but ultimately the quirks may drive me to the Dune.
 

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Oppo BDP-93 Middle Atlantic faceplate

1. Oppo BDP-83 MA faceplate won't work for the BDP-93
2. Oppo hasn't sent out for a new MA faceplate yet.

From Oppo CS:
They requested it, and we sent them a unit [referring to Oppo BDP-83 in 2008].
We didn't just send it out to them on our own.
I'm sure they will request a unit in due time, and we'll have one out to them. No, the 83 faceplate won't work.
 

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From gsr @ AVS:

In case anyone is not aware, just the faceplate can be ordered as long as the number of rack spaces remains the same (I wouldn't expect that to change as the overall player height appears to be about the same). That makes the cost a little more reasonable. One good source to order from is Stay Online. It looks like the custom shelf price has gone up a bit since I last ordered one a few months ago for something else.
Stay Online - $58 - $68 depending on finish
 
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