Oppo BDP-103D Blu-ray Player with Darbee Visual Presence Review
8 November 2013
Excerpt: We first got a look at the new Oppo BDP-103D (Darbee Edition) at this year's 2013 CEDIA Expo in Denver. The 'D' stands for Darbee Visual Presence, or "DVP". This is a brand new video processing technology that enhances depth and detail by looking at the luminance information on the fly and modulating the pixels to create better contrast and definition. It doesn't affect color, and it's not a system that changes the frame rate or adds any frame interpolation.
Summary: Those who would be satisfied with a player that's "only" very good should consider the Sony BDP-S5100 (Est. $120) . Picture quality is a hair behind, though it should be more than good enough to impress the majority of viewers. The Sony also falls behind in high-end features and connectivity (no analog audio outputs, for example), but is otherwise well equipped, with robust streaming and 3D support.
Pros: Incredible load speed, Superior picture quality, Tons of features
Cons: Limited onboard streaming, Costly compared to other mainstream Blu-ray players
Excerpt: OPPO’s BDP-103EU is a state-of-the-art Blu-ray player, matching a luxurious, heavyweight build quality with an astonishing range of features. In addition to two HDMI outputs, external sources can take advantage of the player’s high-grade processing via its twin HDMI inputs, while USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi capability make it easy to play back your own media files.
Oppo BDP-103 Universal 3D 4K Blu-ray Player Review
10 December 2012
Excerpt: At the 2012 CEDIA Expo the show floor may have had lots of 4K displays, new speakers to demo, and a whole host of audio and video products - but one device was shared in whispers. There was no booth... no demo room... just secret meetings all over the place. If you're a fan of our site you're probably aware that we're talking about the Oppo BDP-103 Blu-ray Player. At first glance the new Oppo looks both very similar and very different than the existing BDP-93 .
Excerpt: We’ve come a long way since Blu-ray hit the market in 2006. Back then, players retailed for over $1,000, took more than a minute to boot up, and as long as two and a half minutes to load a disc. Thankfully, those days are behind us and the user experience with Blu-ray is now approaching that of a DVD player—although we’ll never get rid of the frequent firmware updates thanks to Hollywood’s piracy fears.
Excerpt: I want to begin by stating that my BDP-103 was an impulse buy, and so far I have not regretted it. Before purchasing it, I had been eying the OPPO players for quite some time, probably a couple years if I'm honest. After toying with a few PC-based music and video sources for my home theater, I decided a multi-format disc player with some network features would suit my needs quite nicely.