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Old 12-05-2012, 10:01 PM   #501
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A very extensive BDP-103 review from Kevin Nakano - LA Audio File

Lots of images
Pretty cool.....thanks John!

BTW - New owner of a BDP-103, my first Oppo....
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:41 PM   #502
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Oppo BDP-103 Universal 3D 4K Blu-ray Player Video Review - Audioholics

by Clint DeBoer December 05, 2012 21:40

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Oppo has hit another one out of the park. The BDP-103 may not be light years ahead of the BDP-93, but it is ready for 4K conversion and the Marvell Qdeo processing is one of the best systems on the market in our testing. The player has some other whiz-bang features like 2D-to-3D conversion but overall you want to buy this if you've been out of the market for a while or are looking for a flagship Blu-ray player. If you've already got a BDP-93 - congratulations you've made a fine choice and there's little reason to upgrade just yet.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:31 PM   #503
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Oppo BDP-103 Universal 3D 4K Blu-ray Player Video Review - Audioholics

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Two great reviews.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:39 AM   #504
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New Beta Firmware has been released.


Release Notes:

This version is designed for the OPPO BDP-103 and BDP-105 Blu-ray Disc players. Comparing to the previous Public Beta release version BDP10X-37-1114B, the major changes included in this version are:

1) Improved audio/video synchronization for disc playback, internet streaming, and external HDMI/MHL inputs. In the previous firmware, customers have been reporting that the sound could be out of sync with the picture. This issue has been improved in this Beta firmware.
2) Resolved the DVD de-interlacing performance issue of previous Public Beta firmware BDP10X-37-1114B. DVD de-interlacing performance in the previous Public Beta firmware was not as good as that of the current official firmware release BDP10X-33-1018. This new Public Beta firmware has resolved the issue and DVD de-interlacing performance is as good as the official firmware.
3) Improved media file navigation speed on USB hard disk or thumb drives. This is achieved by caching some of the media information in an "OPPO_Media_Info" folder on the USB drive. For users who prefer that the player not write anything to the USB drive, there is a "Cache Media Info" item in the "Setup Menu" under "Device Setup". We recommend that you set this "Cache Media Info" option to ON and do not delete the "OPPO_Media_Info" folder and its files. This will deliver user experience improvement in media navigation. On the other hand, turning this option OFF can prevent the player from writing to your USB drive, at the cost of slower media file navigation.
4) Added the support for DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD sound tracks in MKV files. As with any user-encoded media files, compatibility still depends on the software and techniques used to encode the media files.
5) General disc compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted disc
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:04 AM   #505
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New Beta Firmware has been released.
To download for USB go here BDP10X-38-1205B

Two things that stand out is the "Improved audio/video synchronization for disc playback, internet streaming, and external HDMI/MHL inputs" and the "Resolved the DVD de-interlacing performance" with the previous beta. This will help if you have a AppleTV or Roku Stick for example against audio sync.

This is a safe one to install, and you can always roll back if you need to. Please reports any issues back to Oppo.

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Old 12-07-2012, 07:30 AM   #506
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Two great reviews.
Look at OP for more reviews
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BDP-103EU player review - AV Forums, UK - Steve Withers - December 2012

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OPPO may have been a little late to the Blu-ray party but when they finally did show up they certainly brought their 'A' game. The BDP-93EU was a tough act to follow but OPPO have managed it, delivering a new player with even better build quality, more features and an equally superb performance - all for the same price.
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Look at OP for more reviews
I thought HDTVTests was the best, but i am biased.

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Old 12-07-2012, 05:01 PM   #509
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I thought HDTVTests was the best, but i am prejudiced.
Actually despite your loyalty the most critical reviews come from Secrets of Home Theater, as they have a BDP-103 review coming shortly, and the BDP-105 review is up to page 4 with a elaborate array of tests reflected by test equipment.

What is neat about Secrets gang, like other professional reviewers is that they critic the player and feedback any concerns to Oppo Digital, as Oppo UK does over the course of testing.
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Actually despite your loyalty the most critical reviews come from Secrets of Home Theater, as they have a BDP-103 review coming shortly, and the BDP-105 review is up to page 4 with a elaborate array of tests reflected by test equipment.

What is neat about Secrets gang, like other professional reviewers is that they critic the player and feedback any concerns to Oppo Digital, as Oppo UK does over the course of testing.
Our reviewer worked for them in a similar capacity
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:10 PM   #511
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Our reviewer worked for them in a similar capacity
That just illustrates why improvements and additional capacities get added over the life of the player. The latest work is directed towards tweaking audio sync with external HDMI/MHL devices allowing greatly expanded internet options for users of 103/105 players which is important to UK users.

Thats not to say you won't see more internet app's in the home menu in the future.
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Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity finally concluded their 5 page BDP-105 review

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What we see here is not just another universal Blu-ray player, but a player that is morphing into a media server. It has every type of input that one could ask for, including a connection for a hard drive through the USB port, that gives you unlimited space to store your music and video files, as well as an HDMI input, coaxial and optical digital inputs, and wireless network, which allows you to access music and video files anywhere in your wireless home network. It was designed as a Blu-ray player that has superb video and audio, with the media server features added, rather than a conglomerate of several terabytes of storage with a network connection, and a Blu-ray player added.

The result is something magical. When the iPad app is completed, we will truly have an audiophile-grade universal source, universal server, or whatever name you want to put to it, that is almost limitless in capability. Well done, OPPO!
Please note this is mostly a audiophile review of the BDP-105, the upcoming BDP-103 review by Chris Heinonen which shares commonality against video design will present the majority of tests in that capacity.

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AudioHead: New YouTube video review of the BDP-105


Essentially the same as his 2 page text review (previously posted)
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A question to anyone upgrading from the 93 to the 103; is it worth the upgrade? I've had the 93 for several years now and I love it. If the upgrade to the 103 is worth it, I may sell the 93 and get the 103. Any insight would greatly be appreciated.
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One of the pro reviews thought that if you had a 93 the difference is to small to warrant a upgrade but I guess it depends. You will get cinavia but you also get a better dlna streamer. So I probably keep my 93 for now.
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One of the pro reviews thought that if you had a 93 the difference is to small to warrant a upgrade but I guess it depends. You will get cinavia but you also get a better dlna streamer. So I probably keep my 93 for now.
I agree with that statement. I am keeping my oppo 93.

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One of the pro reviews thought that if you had a 93 the difference is to small to warrant a upgrade but I guess it depends. You will get cinavia but you also get a better dlna streamer. So I probably keep my 93 for now.
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I agree with that statement. I am keeping my oppo 93.

Jacob
Thanks for your input. I have read several reviews (including the review in the latest Home Theater Magazine), but I couldn't find anything for a direct comparison between the 93 and the 103. If the differences are minimal then I will most likely hold onto mine as well.
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Thanks for your input. I have read several reviews (including the review in the latest Home Theater Magazine), but I couldn't find anything for a direct comparison between the 93 and the 103. If the differences are minimal then I will most likely hold onto mine as well.
If you just talking about basic DVD/BD operation and playback then they are equivalent. However because the SOC is so much faster, navigating YouTube search is slow responding on the 93, however is quite fluid on the 103 for example. The 93 has no HDMI-Inputs, so it can't be used with any external devices as a video processor for say a roku or AppleTV or cable box. Some internet app's are newer versions on the BDP-103, netflix offers better interface along with 5.1 audio for example. Another example is the quick start mode (standby) that allows the played to wakeup and play a BD in a few seconds. Then there is the media player with all the added grace note music ID with album art and info, where the BDP-93 just lists text against the media's album and track.

While I continue to utilize and like the BDP-93, in no way when you start really using the two do you get a impression that they are really so similar once you get away from the basics.

see How is the BDP-103 different from the BDP-93?
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OPPO BDP-105EU test: a marvel! (translated hdfever.fr)
Published December 8, 2012 by Nicolas Bcuwe

A very extensive review with a ton of images.

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Old 12-08-2012, 05:45 PM   #520
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This was earlier OPPO BDP-103EU test: the ultimate universal platinum? also from HDFever.fr (translated) that I referenced previously in this thread has been added to. Published October 26. 2012 by Nicolas Bcuwe

Again very detailed, with lots of images.

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Both this BDP-103 article and the BDP-105 article above show the internal design of the latest Oppo players in great detail and are probably the most extensive detailed set of reviews out there. Also note they even compared 93 to 103 images against internal shots.

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