Oppo 83 a better transport than previous Oppos?

Has anyone compared the Oppo BDP-83 to other Oppos as a transport? I understand that the other models may not be good transports. I am looking to buy a Blue-ray player and might also want to get rid of my Music Hall CD25, which is only used for its' digital out.
i am reviewing the oppo83 se. i will test its capability as a transport. have patience. this player has many functions.