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Old 09-20-2012, 10:43 AM
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Default Oppo Announces a Pair of High-End Universal Blu-ray Players

The BD-103 and BD-105's newly added HDMI ports mean you can route other devices through your player to take advantage of the scaling and processing.

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Old 09-20-2012, 11:08 AM
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It is going to be interesting to compare the 103 with the Sony 790 and Panny 500.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:11 PM
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It is going to be interesting to compare the 103 with the Sony 790 and Panny 500.
Since the Oppo player is a universal Blu-ray/DVD-V/SACD/DVD-A player and Sony has never made a DVD-A player and Panasonic has never made an SACD player and left DVD-A behind several generations back, I know some differences immediately. I know the Sony BDP-S790 is getting great reviews so far and the market for DVD-A isn't huge so there will be some competition for certain market segments.
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The Sony only has stereo outputs, I assume, like the rest of their stuff.
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I have a Sony BDP-S790, and an Oppo 83 ( with universal DVD & Blu Ray playback, for international discs). The Sony is one awesome player, and is tough to beat for less than $250. I like my Oppo, but it is getting old for some of the latest Blu Ray titles, where it is taking longer and longer to load. So, I use the Oppo mostly for international Blu Rays, DVD's, and for my DVD-A & SACD's. Not sure I will upgrade the Oppo anytime soon, and it is getting harder and harder to spend a lot on these Blu Ray players. $500 for a Blu Ray player is a lot today, with such quality lower cost options, in 2009 the Oppo price was not that much more. If my reciever or amp was of extreme quality ( I have an Onkyo 808 reciever ), this might be a different story. I think Oppo needs a $299 unit to be competitive.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:40 PM
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Oppo is rather overpriced considering it's made in China. $1,200 for the new top-of-the-line. Absurd. Profit margin must be ridiculous.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:41 AM
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The base model is not overpriced. It does what few other players do, and Oppo support is beyond outstanding. Six months ago my 93 was freezing up a lot, I emailed tech support to see if there was a known problem, long story short they had me send it back and refurbed it for free, even though it was long out of it's warranty period.

I think I'll upgrade for the 2D to 3D conversion, thus eliminating the need for the Panny player in te set up, and later for 4k upscaling which should come in handy in the next year or two. Plus being that these players hold their value, I can no doubt sell my 93 for $400 or so(anyone interested, shoot me a PM )
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:36 PM
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Any 4K display is going to handle upconversion.

The extra video inputs sounds good for people that don't have a good pre/pro or already maxed out their inputs.

With all the power this thing packs I hope they use a good fan this time. It's gonna run hot! To that end I wish they made a fanless AUDIO-only player like Esoteric.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:48 PM
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That raises an interesting question. Upscaling DVD players were not created equal, some did the job well, most sucked. Oppo 1st got a name for itself being a top quality upscaling DVD player at an affordable price point. Will the same thing happen with upscaling 1080p to 4k, or is it standard-ized enough that that result should always be the same? Surely not especially when you consider upscaling a DVD to 4k. As pretty much all BD players output the same BD quality, Oppo still remains top tier for the upscaling of DVDs.
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I'll stick with my $70 LG.
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