The instant I pulled my new Oppo 93 out of the box I knew I’d made the right decision. Not just because it comes in a black faux-cloth bag with an Oppo logo on it, but because it’s fairly heavy and in my head that means it’s a sturdy, high-quality thing. I’ve never liked buying hardware of any kind that feels proportionally too light. I don’t care if the manufacturer has inserted lead bars so it’ll feel heavier — people like me associate high-end performance and reliability with molecular density.

From the Oppo 93 web page: “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.

The Oppo 93 is the Macbook Pro of Bluray players — I know it’ll drive like a Beemer for as long as I own it. I haven’t even looked into the various capabilities, but I love the wifi flash drive that you plug into the back.