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.
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.
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