Summary: This universal player replaces a Pioneer Elite DV-45A. I had been using an outboard DAC with the Pioneer to try and improve its sound, but it only made a marginal improvement. As such, I did not believe I would hear much of a difference when I received the Oppo BDP-105. But wow...what a difference! A lot of that cold, digital hardness is gone from CDs, and high-res sources sound sublime--smooth, non-fatiguing.
Great for what's there, but needs the ability to handle more formats.
Paul Derby, Amazon
5 May 2014
Summary: I have two BDP-105 media players that also play Blu-ray DVDs. We have two home theater setups in the house. What's in this device is superb. What's missing is the ability to play music from iTunes libraries. Fortunately the Marantz 7701 Pre/Pro processor can do that task, but doesn't have near the quality of the OPPO. My work around was to convert all the lossless music that I moved from my CD collection into an iTunes library into FLAC.
Summary: Ok, so my review headline might be a little hyperbolic and a lot weird, but it gets my point across quickly. Not the point that I'm weird. I'll leave that for another discussion. The point that the OPPO produces the kind of sound that I've never heard outside of a concert hall. I'm an audio guy rather than a video guy, so why buy a Blu-ray player?
Summary: I had been planning on buying an Oppo player since I read reviews of the first model. Several models later I finally did it. I am very glad I did. The sound and picture quality is amazing and truly compliments my high-end system. Also the extra features like Netflix, etc. network connectivity, USB DAC and being able to plug a hard drive full of videos/music files into the back of the player etc.