For you, go with the standard edition. Enjoy!
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Yes, it would be better for you. Also, resale when the 'next big thing' comes along will be at least $200 higher. Another factor will be the audio side when the many Blu-Ray audio stuff starts to be issued this year. BRA will initially be limited to classic disc's like Miles Blue, but many others will follow.
Just to clarify, (please excuse my noobness)so having the audio coming from the 7.1 analog outputs will have a higher quality signal than using HDMI?
This would be news to me and I have capabilities for both in my current set-up. I just thought that the simplicity of using HDMI, and the newer technology advantages, would trump the old 7.1 analog outputs. If using the 7.1 analog outputs for audio, and HDMI for video, would allow the best sound quality, I will need to re-wire my HT accordingly!
Longhornguy wrote:I did not say that and I do not believe that. (Some do.)
What I said was that IF you are using the analog outputs of the player, the 83SE is recommended over the 83. Because I can, I use HDMI.
Oppo 83se is a very good blu-ray player to pair up with older av processor via 7.1 analog. To me, I am still keeping my Classe SSP-60 since most of the newer AV processor is not up to my taste, yet. Admitted, there are some very good one from Krell or Classe but my budget is not allow me to do so. Hopefully, will be able to buy one for half price from audiogon someday in the future. For now, I am very happy with this combo Classe ssp-60 and Oppo 83se Nuforce edition. They will stay in my system for several more years.
I believe your focus is on movie soundtracks via analog... would just stick with the 83. Now if you were interested in better music performance then yes, the SE would be a substantial improvement as far as I know having read user and pro reviews. Also, within the 'regular' 83 the dedicated 2ch analog outs are slightly different than the L/R anolog outs of the 7.1 section. Be patient and see what they have up their sleeve.
04-07-10: Nglazer: Is there any difference in DAC's used for SACD in 83 vs 83SE?Yes. The DACs for all the formats are different.
If so, is there an audible difference in performance to justify the price differential?Yes, see http://stereophile.com/musicintheround/music_in_the_round_41/#
Will be using coax out for DVD's.Not HDMI?