Excerpt: Awarding a Top Pick rating is always a big deal with us, but I don’t think we’ve ever had two Top Pick products merge into one. That, however, is exactly what we have with Oppo’s latest generation of Blu-ray players, the BDP-103D and BDP-105D. The second D stands for Darbee Edition, as Oppo has thrown Darbee video processing right into the 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.
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.
This Blu-ray player has the best picture that money can buy -- end of story
Good Gear Guide.au
21 November 2012
Summary: The BDP-103 is as good a Blu-ray player as we’ve ever seen. It’s extremely well-built and uses the highest quality components. It produces the best picture, supports the most formats, and has the most features of any consumer-level Blu-ray player on the market. Its international-focused video services are largely useless to Australia, though.
Pros: Unrivalled image quality, Class-leading design and build, Unique feature-set
Cons: Netflix and Vudu not useful for most Australians, No eSATA or Gigabit Ethernet, Expensive
Summary: Der Oppo erobert mit Fug und Recht und aus dem Stand die Top-Position in der Spitzenklasse. In Sachen Bildqualität machen ihm selbst teurere Geräte kaum etwas vor und seine Ausstattung ist über jeden Zweifel erhaben – ein absolutes Spitzengerät.