Region free details. (mod kit or buy player)
Region free mod kit instructions.
Region free firmware download.
*It's based on the beta 601 version but only upgrades the main firmware, so make sure you've already upgraded fully (all 3 parts) with the 601 from the Oppo site first, then copy just this file down a "UPG" folder and load it in the normal way*
*The Blu-ray region is switched by entering a 4 digit code while on the setup menu. So just press setup on remote once so the menu appears then hit:
7891 : Region A and region free DVD
7892 : Region B and region free DVD
7893 : Region C and region free DVD
The setting is saved when the player is switched off, as with any other option*
FAQ's. (excellent for info)
Close up pics of the players motherboard,chips etc.
Nics first impressions of the player.Another user review. (updated)
Video setup guide and player features.
Secrets of Home Theater.
Pressing Eject on the remote will power on the player and eject the tray.
If you press and hold the Setup button on the remote you will get the Picture Adjustment menu directly.
For DVD the Top Menu remote button is the same as TITLE, and the Popup Menu remote button is the same as the MENU function on DVD remotes. (Not all discs use both functions).
When playing DVD (not Blu-ray), pressing the YELLOW button on the remote will take you to chapter 1 of the longest title on the disc. You can use this during startup to skip the introductory material.
When playing DVD, the BLUE button performs the random/shuffle cycle for titles and chapters, just as with media files and audio tracks.
JACKET_P images on DVD are supported. JACKET_P is optional cover art that displays when a disc is stopped.
With mp3 files, the browser will display ID3v2 tags, including "PIC" cover art images.
CD-Text is shown on the On Screen Display: album name, artist and track title.
You can play AVCHD. See Is AVCHD video supported?
You can get Slow playback in forward and reverse by pressing Pause and then using the right and left arrow buttons. The speed steps are 1/16, 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2.
My findings with the player.
Build quality and player size comparison.
Load times.Player operation and features.
Audio settings.83 remote turning on your other Oppo kit as well? click here.
BDP-83 as a DVD player.
SD and HD processing.
BDP-83 as a CD player.
BDP-83 compared to the Sony 5000ES and Pioneer LX91.
BDP-83 vs the Denon 3800 BD player.