(December 2011) Winner: PCMag Readers' Choice Awards Best Blu-ray Player
"Apple doesn't make Blu-ray players, but if it did, we have a feeling that OPPO Digital would still beat it in customer satisfaction. The small Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of Blu-ray disc players earns a Readers' Choice award, having received the highest satisfaction scores of any company in all of our satisfaction surveys this year. Respondents rated overall satisfaction at 9.5 on a scale of 0 (worst) to 10 (best). That was actually the lowest of its major ratings: Overall reliability was a 9.7 and likelihood to recommend was 9.6. For comparison, the highest rated products in 2011 to date were Apple's desktops and notebooks which rated 9.2 for overall satisfaction.
OPPO currently only has two products on the market, the $499 BDP-93 and the $999 BDP-95. In addition to being designed to meet the demands of audiophiles and videophiles, both provide access to a diverse selection of content including Blu-ray discs and Blu-ray 3D, as well as a variety of streaming sources, including Netflix, VUDU, YouTube, Pandora, and more."" -- PCMag.com
Oppo's BDP-93 gives you universal playback of Blu-ray, DVD, CD, SACD, DVD-Audio, and a wealth of digital files, with solid picture and sound quality no matter the format. With access to streaming content from Netflix on Demand, USB and eSATA ports for your external drives, and wide connectivity including dual HDMI 1.4, this player defines versatility.
The BDP-93 is ready to play most any disc media. Enjoy the latest and greatest with the Blu-ray Disc and Blu-ray 3D formats (3D television and glasses required for Blu-ray 3D). On the Blu-ray front, the BDP-93 also supports BD-Live (Profile 2.0), with Ethernet/wireless networking and a gigabyte of internal storage; and BonusVIEW, which enables picture-in-picture features while the movie plays.
DVD audio and video are supported, and it'll play Super Audio CD (SACD) in stereo or multi-channel. Users can select whether to output the DSD (Direct Stream Digital) signal in its native format or convert it into PCM.
Add the USB/eSATA connectivity and the list gets longer, with support for DVD, audio CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, AVCHD, MP4, DivX, MKV, FLAC, WAV and other audio/video/picture files on recorded discs.
Instantly watch movies and shows streamed to your TV via the Internet connected BDP-93 with Netflix Instant Streaming (membership required) on Demand.
The BDP-93 incorporates Marvell's Kyoto-G2 video processor, which delivers a truly immersive viewing experience by rendering video free of noise and artifacts. This goes for all types of content--Blu-ray, up-converted DVDs, streamed content, etc. Enhancement options include video noise reduction, compression artifact reduction, intelligent color, contrast, detail and edge enhancements.
Per-pixel motion-adaptive de-interlacing and advanced scaling transform the standard definition image on DVDs to high-definition output to your TV, with help[ from the Qdeo processing for a clearer, smoother, and true-to-life picture free of noise and artifacts.
The BDP-93 features user selectable video output resolutions, including 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and up to 1080p 50 or 60Hz. The BDP-93 can also faithfully display 24 fps Blu-ray discs for smoother motion and a flicker-free, film-like home theater experience.
For users who wish to use an external video processor, high-end audio/video receiver or display, the BDP-93 offers a "Source Direct" mode for sending out content with no additional processing or alteration.
Two assignable HDMI v1.4a outputs are provided, giving you the option of full audio and video output to two displays; or dedicating one to audio and one to video. The BDP-93 supports 3D and Deep Color modes on both HDMI output ports.
The BDP-93 supports bit-stream output of lossless Dolby TrueHD audio via its HDMI 1.4a output, and can internally decode Dolby TrueHD into LPCM and output via HDMI or the 7.1ch analog audio output terminals (Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus audio formats are also supported).
The BDP-93 also supports bit-stream output of DTS-HD Master Audio, for decoding and output via HDMI or the 7.1ch analog audio output terminals. (DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS Digital Surround are also supported.)
Individual analog 7.1-channel surround outputs are ideal to connect to a 7.1-channel or 5.1-channel surround sound system. The BDP-93 delivers an incredible sound stage and an immersive surround experience. For users with stereo speakers, the BDP-93 offers a down-mix mode.
For simple and easy connection to more traditional A/V receivers, the BDP-93 features both optical and coaxial outputs for digital audio.
The BDP-93 is equipped with two HDMI output ports, for versatile installation options. No need to upgrade your A/V receiver to a 3D model--one HDMI output of the BDP-93 can be connected to a 3D TV and the other can be connected to a pre-3D HDMI v1.1-v1.3 A/V receiver. For projector users, you can connect one output to a projector for home theater use and the other to a TV for casual viewing. For a multi-room installation the BDP-93 can output audio and video to two 3D or 2D TVs simultaneously.
Dual USB ports and an eSATA port provide you with options for external storage, so you can enjoy high-speed delivery of your digital files.
Using the included wireless-N adapter or the built-in RJ45 Ethernet port, users will also be able to interact with BD-Live content, watch instant streaming programs from provides such as Netflix, etc., playback contents on their home network, and update firmware to keep up with new Blu-ray releases.
This product is 3D-related. To help you get a great 3D experience, use our checklist below to ensure that you have everything you need. If you have any questions or want to learn more about 3D, we invite you to visit 3D 101--our center for everything 3D. To get started with 3D, please ensure that you have:
A DisplayThe first--and most important--item you'll need is a 3D-ready display--whether it be a 3D HDTV, 3D projector, or 3D computer monitor. These displays usually have a higher processing power than older models as they need to display one image for each eye to create a 3D effect.
A SourceWhile your display is ready for 3D playback, you still need a device to read 3D content (i.e., a movie or a show). This source can be a cable box with a subscription to a 3D channel, a 3D Blu-ray Disc player, or a PlayStation 3.
ContentIn order to watch 3D, you will need to get some 3D content. This 3D content will come from the source mentioned above in the form of a 3D program, movie, or game. Please ensure that your 3D movies are in the Blu-ray 3D format, as this new format will provide the best 3D experience.
3D GlassesAll 3D HDTVs on the market require Active Shutter glasses to create the 3D effect. You will need to buy one pair of glasses for each viewer. Also make sure that the Active Shutter glasses you buy are compatible with your display--for example, buy the glasses from the same brand as your 3D HDTV.
HDMI CableTo connect your source (such as a 3D Blu-ray Disc player) to your display, you'll need a hgh-speed HDMI cable. Cables with this designation--with bandwidth speeds up to 10.2 Gbps (gigabits per second)--will be able to carry the 3D signal without any loss of quality.