Summary: The sound and video from this player are as good as anything else that I've experienced, which is saying something! I'm a little bit insane about music, in particular, and needed a player to replace my exotic, vacuum tube filter stage, CD player which is dying. In an A/B comparison, this player was at least as good as my beloved and hard won standby player.
Summary: Having previously owned a BDP-95, I upgraded to the BDP-105D mostly to get the extra audio/video digital inputs. The only flaw I found with the older BDP-95 was the clunky/slow UI (everything else was great), so the 105D had a tough act to follow. I'm pleased to say that the 105D goes so much further it warrants a solid 5 stars. First, the UI has been improved and is much faster.
Summary: Not bad... when it's not locked up. Which it does with depressing regularity, as I've discovered. It really, REALLY doesn't like playing MP3s via the USB port. A few times I've had to completely unplug it to get it to reset. Sure, playing MP3s is a secondary function, but it does market itself as an 'audiophile'-quality device, which someone might actually want to take advantage of.
Summary: I was torn between buying this and using it also as my pre-amp versus buying the Parasound Halo P5 pre-amp and using my existing basic Blu-Ray player (which can also play SACD's). The Parasound has decent DAC capabilities but not as versatile as the Oppo. My system: Parasound Halo A21 Amp, with B&W CM9 S2 speakers. My retailer was kind enough to let me borrow a floor model of the Oppo for a few hours to bring home and try out as well as the Parsound P5.
Simply the best all around audio product that I have ever purchased.
David Miles "Miles Sound Music Productions", Amazon
3 December 2014
Summary: Simply the best all around audio product that I have ever purchased. It does so much so well. The ESS DACs sound so incredibly detailed, and for lack of a better word, analog. It lets the music come through at it's own pace and air. It handles just about any disc or file you can through at it and makes it sound better than you've ever heard it.
Oppo BDP-105D, an unbeatable multi-format hi-end machine at its price
2 November 2014
Summary: As a former owner of an Oppo95, the 105D has exceeded my expectations and represented a wortwhile upgrade in audio quality (very noticeable), in video, and in features. It offers more ports, it can be used a s a DAC, and has a very welcome earphone socket which I use with my AKG-701 earphones. All these improvements may become quite noticeable providing the user combines the Oppo105 with hi-end amplifier, speakers and cabling (interconnects and speaker wires).