You see, it will play all manner of discs – DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, Divx and DVD-R(W)/DVD+R(W) – but it doesn't handle Blu-ray.
Now a year or two back that wouldn't have mattered. But today it does. Especially as Oppo itself is expected to launch a universal Blu-ray disc player later this month for around $500-$600.
So we thought it would be intriguing to put this odd-ball player to the test. Read our full review of the Oppo DV-983H on whathifi.com.