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Lexicon BD-30 Blu-ray Player (Oppo BDP-83 Clone) Review — Reviews and News from Audioholics


It's an Oppo BDP-83. Normally we'd launch into a statement like this with more tact. We may, for example, wax eloquent about the Lexicon BD-30's beautiful chassis or it's billet aluminum front face. We could tell you about the heft of the unit, or the fact that comes double boxed with enough padding to warrant throwing it off the FedEx or UPS truck while it's still moving. While all of that is true, the Lexicon BD-30 is still an Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray Player. And what's more, it's not just using the same parts - they actually stuck the player inside - chassis and all. This would be OK, were it not for the $3000 premium and THX certification. As Sherlock Holmes would say: The game is afoot!








New Lexicon THX Certified Blu-Ray player. - Page 5 - AVS Forum


The best part is the high end audio crowd at avsforums still try and defend the product!

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"Black levels were close, but the Lexicon had a more natural contrast and color palette than the Oppo. More importantly, the Lexicon was nearly totally silent when loading discs and changing tracks...


....Lexicon worked with the drive makers to customize this unit to their specifications and the quality they added really shows."





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The ultimate irony would be if Oppo themselves were to market the BDP-83 as performing as well as a US$3,500 player, for a fraction of the price  ;D


This really demonstrates how value is in the eye of the beholder. As the review suggests, it seems logical that Lexicon has done this in order to provide a Lexicon-branded universal player for custom installers who want to put in an all-Lexicon system. So stick the BDP-83 in a fancy block of aluminium, and people will pay several times more for it.



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