Summary: Simply stunning ! Totally exceeded my expectations, everything is just like on darbee website. I played with different modes and settings and they are all fun. When you turn off Darbee processing it seems like there's a sheet over a screen...everything is so bland. So much better than the original 103 ( I have both ).
Summary: I can't say I notice a difference from other less expensive players when playing a Blu-ray, but, there is a huge difference when playing a DVD. The OPPO is superior when converting the DVD. CD music also sounds better when compared to other players. I've auditioned a few players at Best Buy, Paul's TV, and a couple of other stores. The remote is fantastic. It's intuitive and easy to use, I love the back lighting when its dark while watching a movie.
Summary: Transformational! As other reviews state... This is likely the best investment you can make for your home theater. I've had it for only a few days now, however I've played just about every type of media it can take including CD, SACD, DVD-A, DVD, BluRay, mp3, m4a, DSD, PCM. Every single thing I've watched or listened to has been a revelation.
Summary: All USB for me. I realize Oppo was credited for solving the chroma-bug in DVDs and became an instant hit, with other companies borrowing their innards (Ayre, Lexicon) and adding thousands to the price of the Oppo. I can't tell you much about the disc quality playback -- it's great, the best I've heard from users and reviewers, but I can't have played more than 10 discs in almost a decade of almost all the models they make...but this is the best. No kidding.
Summary: This is probably a little early for a review: I had it for only a week. But the picture is definitely better than my Sony's. However I have not yet adjusted to the difference in sound. I think that once I get the sound equalized with my speakers the it will be fine. I haven't had time to try out the many features that are offered, so that will come later. I already own a 3-yr old OPPO, so I know that they offer very good value.
Summary: Compared to other brands I have owned there is no contest. The SACD, HDCD, and DVD Audio playback using the BDP-103 are the best digital sound reproduction I have heard. Telarc 20 bit and red book CD's are up-sampled and are fantastic sounding. The Blu-ray disc and DVD playback is flawless. Netflix and other online services work well, and with far less wait time to download content. Boot time is very fast.
Summary: One of the main, if not the main, selling points is the Darbee processing chip. The claim to fame is the chip can add detail/depth to the picture without adding unwanted artifacts. I played with the unit on my 65 inch plasma. I paused quite a few movies and changed my Darbee settings. There is absolutely no doubt it works and works well. Spotting the improvements was not difficult. With Darbee set to "high-def" at about 50% the screen really popped.