Blu-ray enthusiasts who despaired of seeing an Oppo Blu-ray player under their Christmas tree will now breathe a sigh of relief, as the BDP-93 is now available to buy from the Oppo website for $499. The BDP-93 supports the Blu-ray 3D specification (with dual HDMI 1.4a outputs), Netflix Watch Instantly and Blockbuster on Demand, and wireless-N networking.
For full details about the features of the BDP-93, see Blu-ray.com, November 10.
There is also a new product page for an upcoming flagship player, model BDP-95, although no details are available at the time.
@mishal - It won't be region free out of the box, to conform with BDA certification. But mod kits for around $40 will be readily available from 3rd party vendors as soon as they can test them with the BDP-93.
> Does anyone know if they have a trade-up program?
Oppo doesn't have any trade-up program, but the BDP-83 will command a very high price on Ebay.
>I have noticed my 83 does not seem to have grabbed any FW updates lately. Does anyone know if they have simply stopped supporting that model?
Periodically you will see FW updates issued, the 83 has a huge number of users. This is dependent on encountered issues with media or gear, and BD-Live compatibility. Naturally the 93 will be seeing most of the FW updates early into its life for various reasons.