OPPO BDP-95 Blu-ray Player
Considering the extreme performance that the Oppo BDP-95 is capable of, it's a miracle that the price manages to creep in at just under $1000. True, a Blu-ray player costing $999 is not exactly aimed at the average consumer, but the fact of the matter is that the Oppo BDP-95 is one of the best-performing Blu-ray players available at any price. The styling of the player itself is completely devoid of flashing lights or flip-down faces which seem to be popular design touches these days. Inside, videophiles and audiophiles will find top-shelf name-brand components including a Marvell Qdeo video processor, Rotel toroidal power supply, and a 32-bit SABRE reference-grade digital-to-analog converter supplied by ESS Technology. That last inclusion allows the BDP-95 to output unprecedented analog sound quality from the 7.1-channel outputs, making the BDP-95 a top choice for dedicated audiophiles with a high-end speaker setup.