Oppo Has The Cure For Your Home Theater Blu’s: The BDP-80

Posted in: Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on April 6th, 2010

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Gino Sassani

Gino Sassani is a member of the Southeastern Film Critic's Association (SEFCA). He is a film and television critic based in Tampa, Florida. He's also the Senior Editor here at Upcomingdiscs. Gino started reviewing films in the early 1990's as a segment of his local television show Focus. He's an award-winning recording artist for Omega Records. Gino is currently working on his 8th album Merchants & Mercenaries. Gino took over Upcomingdiscs Dec 1, 2008. He works out of a home theater he calls The Reel World. Favorite films: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Body Snatcher (Val Lewton film with Karloff and Lugosi, not the pod people film), Unforgiven, Gladiator, The Lion King, Jaws, Son Of Frankenstein, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and Monsters, Inc.

6 Comments

  1. Oppo Has The Cure For Your Home Theater Blu’s: The BDP-80 | Oppo: New Zealand’s No.1 Blu-Ray Players
    04/22/2010 @ 6:39 pm

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  2. Chris
    05/04/2010 @ 3:28 am

    Hi there.
    I love the sound of this unit, but I’m kind of trying to be greedy and looking for something i can connect my hard drives full of avi/mkv movies to and play them through to my home theatre too. Computer is unfortunately at the other end of the house so i’d love to do it remotely. Any good suggestions? I’d love to just run a Cat 5 ethernet cable and put that into the back of the oppo, but it doesn’t work as a media centre am I right?

    Thanks for any thoughts.

  3. Gino Sassani
    05/04/2010 @ 12:27 pm

    Hey Chris,
    Great question. Here’s what the folks at Oppo had to say:

    “There will be a firmware upgrade for the BDP-80 to enable DLNA support. With that, the user can set up a DLNA server on a computer and then stream the audio/video content to the BDP-80 for playback. This feature is currently available on BDP-83 and we are in the process of testing it on BDP-80.”

    I hope that helps.

  4. Bud
    08/02/2010 @ 5:25 pm

    I gather from the article that the USB ports support popular flash drives containing .MKV and .AVI video files. Will this unit read a hard disk drive with video files onboard?

  5. Gino Sassani
    08/02/2010 @ 5:59 pm

    Yes, Bud. It does. It does not read a normal hard drive, however. I use a flash drive all of the time. It’s great.

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