The best Blu-ray players that also perform as
world-class music players!
NuForce BDP-93 Edition MSRP $899.00
- The best all-rounded Blu-ray player with a
seductive Class-A Triode sound signature. Musical, warm and smooth
Upgradable to Xtreme Edition for $400.
NuForce BDP-93 Xtreme Edition MSRP $1399.00
- Technologically sophisticated with unique
asynchronous clocking VCXO. Provides superior high-end sound:
powerful bass, robust mids, extended high, very revealing and detail
presentation, wide and precise sound stage.
- The performance of BDP-93 Xtreme Edition has surpassed our
highest expectation and we do not believe that we can improve BDP-95
Xtreme Edition with sufficient performance difference to justify a
much higher price. Therefore BDP-95 Xtreme Edition project
has been terminated.
- All NuForce Blu-ray players are based on OPPO's players. These
NuForce Edition players are sold by NuForce only.
- Note that all Blu-ray transports are noisier than the transport in
a high-end CD player such as NuForce CDP-8.
Extracting high-quality audio from Blu-ray players can be
problematic in that the HDMI signal format interleaves video and
audio data into a single transmission medium. While a convenient
means of transferring A/V data between components, the process of
combining these signals invariably imparts a level of digital jitter
to the audio data sometimes as high as seven nanoseconds. For the
purpose of comparison, a good CD player's jitter specification is in
the picosecond range, i.e., three orders of magnitude less. In
practical terms, it is difficult to decode HDMI audio without
employing extensive re-clocking circuits, thus inflating the cost of
a good HDMI audio pre-processor.
The simplest, most cost-effective way of dealing
with the analog audio issue is at its source. And this is what we
have accomplished in the NuForce BDP-93NE and BDP-93NXE. By
replacing the analog output circuit board with a proprietary design,
the 93NE and 93NXE delivers the highest possible levels of the
natural, beautiful sound that has long since established NuForce’s
enviable reputation. We’ve every confidence you'll agree that the
NuForce BDP-93 Xtreme Edition equals or exceeds the performance of
the world’s best digital audio disc players.
NuForce BDP-93 Edition player (MSRP $899) and
93NE upgrade board (MSRP $400) features:
- All 8-channels have been re-engineered to
deliver ultimate audio performance.
- Onboard linear processing circuitry delivers
highly regulated and filtered DC power to all analog output
stages for lowest noise and distortion performance.
- output stage designed to avoid the need for a
signal-degrading muting circuitry.
- Advanced analog filters eliminate phase
shifting within the audible bands.
- High performance op-amps for a warm, vibrant,
- The 93NE board's sonic goal was for 12AX7-type triode
characteristics without tubes.
NuForce BDP-93 Xtreme Edition (MSRP $1399) and 93NXE upgrade board (MSRP
$900) offer all the features of 93NE plus:
- A sophisticated clocking scheme to suppress
jitter for all eight channels. An ultra-stable VCXO generates an
audio clock that is completely asynchronous from the transport's
clock. The result is a theoretical jitter specification of < 3ps
(RMS)(PCM data only) – jitter so low that our test equipment
cannot measure it.
Jitter spectrum plot:
DIY customers can purchase NuForce Xtreme Edition analog boards
(sold separately) to upgrade standard Oppo BDP-93 players.
A special 'minimal phase shift filter' is used in
the audio band to preserve the best sound quality. This filter has a
gentle roll off curve to minimize phase shift. FR spec: +/- 3dB from
Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz, 192kHz, 16-24-bit
The BDP-93 takes OPPO design engineering and support to a whole new
dimension. The BDP-93 adds exciting new features, including support for
3D Blu-ray, network streaming (Netflix, YouTube & more), dual HDMI 1.4
outputs to simplify connections with your A/V receiver or multiple
displays, and the ability to playback high definition, audiophile-grade
FLAC audio files. With the BDP-93, OPPO worked with the best technology
partners in the industry to bring you an incredible audio visual
Diversified Media Support:
- Blu-ray Disc - The high definition Blu-ray
Disc™ format provides pristine video and audio quality for your home
- Blu-ray 3D – Experience high definition in all
new dimensions. The BDP-93 supports the new Blu-ray 3D
specifications (3D television and glasses required).
- SACD - The BDP-93 plays Super Audio CD (SACD)
and supports both stereo and multi-channel high resolution audio
programs. Users can select whether to output the DSD (Direct Stream
Digital) signal in its native format or convert it into PCM.
- DVD-Audio - The BDP-93 plays DVD-Audio and
supports both stereo and multi-channel high resolution audio
programs. Users can select whether to play the DVD-Audio or the
DVD-Video portion of the disc.
- VUDU HD Movie Streaming - Stream thousands of
movies instantly the day-and-date they are released on DVD/Blu-ray
in stunning 1080p/5.1 audio. Pay per use, not as subscription
(Service available in the United States only)
- Netflix Instant Streaming Ready - Instantly
watch movies streamed to your TV via the Internet connected OPPO Blu-ray
Disc Player. (Membership required)
- Pandora Internet Radio - Personalized music
streaming using the Music Genome Project, staying true to their
mission: "Playing only the music you'll love." (Service available in
the United States only)
- YouTube Leanback - Watch an uninterrupted
stream of standard and high definition content from YouTube. You can
search by name or browse by category.
- DivX Plus HD Certified - The highest level of
certification to ensure playback of your DivX (.avi and .divx) and
DivX Plus (.mkv) files including purchased Hollywood movies,
offering the most comprehensive and highest quality playback
- BD-Live & BonusVIEW - The BDP-93 supports
BD-Live™ (Profile 2.0) and contains all necessary hardware -
audio/video decoder, Ethernet and wireless networking, and 1GB of
internal storage - for BD-Live. It also supports BonusVIEW (Profile
1.1) enabling "picture-in-picture" and audio features for viewing
director or actor commentary while the main movie is playing.
- Additional Disc & Media Formats - Additional
disc and file formats, such as DVD, audio CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture
CD, AVCHD, MP4, DivX, DivX Plus HD, MKV, FLAC, WAV and other
audio/video/picture files on recorded discs, USB or eSATA drives can
be played back on the BDP-93.
Unparalleled Video Quality:
- Qdeo by Marvell - The BDP-93 incorporates
Marvell's Kyoto-G2 video processor with the second generation Qdeo™
technology. Qdeo video processing delivers a truly immersive viewing
experience by rendering quiet natural video free of noise and
artifacts for all types of content. For high-quality Blu-ray
content, the BDP-93 faithfully reproduces the program just as the
director intended; for DVD, the up-converted picture quality bridges
the visual gap from your current DVD library to Blu-ray discs; for
network streaming and user-encoded content at a variety of formats
and quality, the BDP-93 offers enhancement options including video
noise reduction, compression artifact reduction, intelligent color,
contrast, detail and edge enhancements. To learn more about the Qdeo
video processing technology, please read the
Qdeo Extended Technology Brief.
- DVD Up-Conversion - Per-pixel motion-adaptive
de-interlacing and advanced scaling transform the standard
definition image on DVDs to high definition output to your TV.
Additional Qdeo video processing options help to deliver a clearer,
smoother, and true-to-life picture free of noise and artifacts.
- Full HD 1080p Output - The BDP-93 features user
selectable video output resolutions, including 480i, 480p, 720p,
1080i, and up to 1080p 50 or 60Hz.
- True 24p™ Video - Many Blu-ray Discs are
recorded at 24 frames per second, the same frame rate as the
original movie's theatrical release. The BDP-93 can faithfully
redeliver the original frames using 1080p 24Hz output (compatible
display required) for smoother motion and a flicker-free, film-like
home theater experience.
- Source Direct Mode - For users who wish to use
an external video processor, high-end audio/video receiver or
display, the BDP-93 offers a "Source Direct" mode. The original
audio/video content on the discs is sent out with no additional
processing or alteration.
- Multiple Zoom Modes - The BDP-93 supports
multiple levels of aspect ratio control and image zooming. Users can
watch a movie in its original aspect ratio, fit to the full screen,
or zoom in to remove the black bars on some titles.
- Vertical Stretch Mode - For customers with a
2.35:1 CIH (Constant Image Height) display system, the player's zoom
modes include a vertical stretch mode to work nicely with an
anamorphic lens. A unique subtitle shift feature allows the user to
move the subtitle up and down, making it possible to see all
subtitle text when using a 2.35:1 CIH display.
- Dual HDMI v1.4a Outputs - Two assignable HDMI
v1.4a outputs are provided to capitalize on the optimum audio and
video settings to all old, new, and future HDMI televisions and
receivers. With the option of full audio and video output to 2
displays; or dedicate one HDMI for audio, the other for video, it
promotes a high quality video and audio for both signal paths. The
BDP-93 supports 3D and Deep Color modes on both HDMI output ports.
- Advanced Picture Control - Users can have fine
control of brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, sharpness, noise
reduction, color and contrast enhancements. The player can remember
and apply three custom picture control modes to suit a variety of
viewing conditions and content types.
High Fidelity Audio:
- Dolby® TrueHD - Dolby TrueHD delivers lossless
studio master quality audio designed specifically for high
definition entertainment. The BDP-93 supports bit-stream output of
Dolby TrueHD via its HDMI 1.4a output. It can also internally
decode Dolby TrueHD into LPCM and output via HDMI or the 7.1ch
analog audio output terminals. (Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital
Plus audio formats are also supported.).
- DTS-HD Master Audio™ - DTS-HD Master Audio
delivers an auditory experience that matches the lifelike images of
high-definition video with up to 7.1 channels that are bit-for-bit
identical to the studio master. The BDP-93 supports bit-stream
output of DTS-HD Master Audio. It can also internally decode DTS-HD
Master Audio and output via HDMI or the 7.1ch analog audio output
terminals. (DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS Digital Surround
are also supported.)
- 7.1-Channel Analog Output - Individual analog
7.1-channel surround outputs are ideal to connect to a 7.1-channel
or 5.1-channel surround sound system. The BDP-93 delivers an
incredible sound stage and an immersive surround experience. For
users with stereo speakers, the BDP-93 offers a down-mix mode.
- Digital Optical and Coaxial Outputs - For
simple and easy connection to more traditional A/V receivers, the
BDP-93 features both optical and coaxial outputs for digital audio.
- Rigid Chassis Construction - Built around a
steel chassis, aluminum faceplate, and center-mounted tray, the
BDP-93 is designed to impress as well as to provide a stable base
for the highest quality reproduction of your favorite media.
- Dual HDMI Outputs – The BDP-93 is equipped with
two HDMI output ports and offers the most versatile installation
options. You do not have to upgrade your A/V receiver to a 3D model
in order to enjoy 3D. One HDMI output of the BDP-93 can be connected
to a 3D TV and the other can be connected to a pre-3D HDMI v1.1-v1.3
A/V receiver. For projector users, you can connect one output to a
projector for home theater use and the other to a TV for casual
viewing. For a multi-room installation the BDP-93 can output audio
and video to two 3D or 2D TVs simultaneously.
- eSATA Port – The BDP-93 features an eSATA
interface on its back panel. Customers can take advantage of this
fast interface to play contents from external hard drives and
enclosures which contain audio, video and photo files.
- Wireless & Ethernet – Using the included
wireless-N adapter or the built-in RJ45 Ethernet port, users will be
able to interact with BD-Live content, watch instant streaming
programs from provides such as Netflix, Blockbuster etc., playback
contents stored on their home network, and keep the BDP-93
up-to-date with firmware releases to ensure maximum Blu-ray
- Dual USB Ports - Two USB 2.0 high speed ports
are provided, one on the front panel and one on the back. Users can
enjoy high definition video, high resolution photos and music
directly from their USB drives.
- PAL/NTSC Conversion - The BDP-93 supports NTSC
and PAL systems for both disc playback and video output. It can also
convert content of one system for output in another. (Subject
to DVD and BD region restrictions.)
- Back-lit Remote Control - The BDP-93 comes with
a fully back-lit remote control for ease of use in dark home
theaters. With its ergonomic button layout and clear labeling,
operating the Blu-ray Disc player is easier than ever.
- Universal Power Supply - The BDP-93 features a
wide-range world power supply that is compatible with AC power from
all regions. No worries about damaging the player due to incorrect
- External IR - For integration into home theater
control systems, the BDP-93 provides external IR IN port to use with
an IR distribution system.
- RS232 Control - For custom installation, the
BDP-93 offers an RS232 control port with a rich control and
communication protocol. Installers can easily program their favorite
control systems to operate the BDP-93.
- HDMI CEC - HDMI Consumer Electronics Control
simplifies the home theater by allowing a single remote control to
operate multiple devices.
- DLNA Certified - Digital Living Network
Alliance (DLNA) Digital Media Player (DMP) compliance enables wired
or wireless access of audio, picture, and video files stored on
DLNA-compatible digital media servers such as a computer or network
storage device (NAS). More details on
BDP-93's wiki page.
Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
3D, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, AVCHD, SACD, CD, HDCD,
Kodak Picture CD, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, DVD±R DL, BD-R/RE, BD-R/RE
2.4 Profile 5 for 3D (also compatible with Profile 2, Profile 1
Version 1.0 and 1.1)
(Approximately 1GB available for BD-Live persistent storage.
Actual storage varies due to system usage)
7.1ch, 5.1ch, or stereo
Digital Audio: Coaxial, Optical
HDMI Audio: Stereo, up to 7.1ch high-resolution PCM, up to 5.1ch
DSD, bitstream or LPCM conversion of Dolby Digital, Dolby
Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio,
and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Analog Video: Composite, Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr, 480i/480p,
720p/1080i available for non-restricted content only)
Digital Video: HDMI with HDCP (NTSC:
Amplitude: 1.0Vp-p (75Ω)
Component Video: Y: 1.0Vp-p (75Ω), Pb/Pr: 0.7Vp-p (75Ω)
||Frequency: 20Hz -
20kHz (±0.3dB), 20Hz - 96kHz (±2.0dB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >110dB (A-weighted)
THD+N: < 0.002% (1kHz at 0dBFS, 20kHz LPF)
||Power Supply: ~
100V - 240V, 50/60Hz AC
Power Consumption: 35W (0.5W Standby)
Dimensions: 430mm x 311mm x 79mm, 16-7/8 x 12-1/4 x 3-1/8 inches
Mass: 4.9kg / 10.8 lbs
||5°C - 35°C
41°F - 95°F
||15% - 75%
* Compatibility with user-encoded contents or user-created discs is
on a best-effort basis with no guarantee due to the variation of media,
software and techniques used.