Oppo's Sub-$300 BDP-80 Blu-ray Player Plays Whatever You Throw At ItS

We've long been fans of Oppo, makers of high-quality, universal Blu-ray players, but that quality always came at a price. Their new BDP-80, announced today, plays Blu-ray discs, DVDs, SACDs, MKVs, MP3s, and more for only $289.

The last we heard from Oppo, their BDP-83 was getting near-perfect reviews. The only problem was the price: $500. Now, you can bring a high performance Oppo player to your home theater for under $300.

The BDP-80 shaves off some of its more expensive older brother's higher end features, like 24p DVD conversion and in/out IR ports, but it still looks like it's a great option if you're looking for a high-quality, versatile BRD player. To check out a full comparison chart or place your order head to Oppo's site. [Oppo via Engadget]