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: I have had my Oppo BDP-105 since Christmas. The audio and video performance has been exceptional. I rate the unit 4.5 stars almost a 5.0 (see cons below) I have my unit hooked up in 5.1 analog audio for movies, SACD, and TV and dedicated 2 ch for CD and MP3. The value to me is the variety of input and output options, especially the ability to use dedicated analog outputs for multi-channel and 2 Ch audio. The two HDMI inputs are also a bonus.
Pros: Two HDMI inputs The best audio performance I have ever heard. I have played music in the following formats CD, SACD, and DVD. Movies and TV also sound great. I have watched the Hobbit and Star Trek Into Darkness Blu rays and both have sounded great. The video has remarkable detail. You can stream Pandora directly from the Oppo and it sounds great, significantly better than when I streamed Pandora from my IPad directly into my Pre-Amp.
Cons: The firmware version out of the box did not sync well with my cable box. Once I updated the firmware the problem was fixed. For the price the Oppo should not have sync issues out of the box. The display on the unit scrolls "screen saver" after a few minutes, which can be a distraction. If you want to stop playing a movie and start where you left off you must either open the door or turn off the player. If you stop & switch functions the disk will start at the top of t...
Summary: Expensive but worth it. While the Blu-ray/DVD picture quality is no better or worse than some standard Blu-ray/DVD players I've owned, the other features are worth it if your an audiophile. I can't speak highly enough of the DAC Sabre audio chip that processes MP3/Flac files off a CDR disk, network streaming audio/video files (recommend using oShare as the client streaming software; just do a Google search for it, it's free), standard CD's & SACD disks.
Summary: I purchased Oppo BDP-105 and the Cambridge Audio 752 for my dedicated home theater to decided which component complimented my system. I use B&W 800 series speakers, Arcam AV 9, Rotel amps and Purist Audio Speaker cables and interconnects. Both Oppo and Cambridge offered great video and audio. Video output was substantially better than my favorite blu ray player: Panasonic bdp 350 and Sony.
Pros: Great video and audio. High quality construction, so many features! Great unit in general
Summary: THIS replaced my 83SE, which I gave to my Dad. It is the "audiophile" version, with improved performance in the DAC's (digital to analog convertors) and other parts of the audio circuitry over their 103. If the difference in sound quality isn't important to you, or you plan to use a dedicated sound processor, preamp, or receiver connected via HDMI or optical line out, the 103 will serve you just as well and save you a ton of money.
Super Sound and Great Blu-Ray but...... WiFi and Media features are primitive.
15 June 2013
Summary: I bought this unit based on prior ownership of the original OPPO DV-981HD(an excellent unit for the 200.00 I paid.) The new 105 has a fantastic picture. We watched an older standard DVD of Monsters Inc. last night and it looked as good as any Blu-Ray, thanks to the 105's up conversion and it even seemed three dimensional in some scenes. The regular audio is just fine and the dedicated headphone amp/processor is AMAZING.
Summary: I bought this Oppo for an audiophile stereo system as a do-it-all digital source. It replaces my CD player and possibly my stand-alone DAC for computer music (we'll wait to see until after break-in). It comes surprisingly close to the excellent sound I get from the stand-alone DAC which costs about what the the Oppo costs. This unit is the Swiss Army knife of the digital world.
Pros: Do-it-all digital hub with top-notch audio and video quality at an unbelievably reasonable price. Unmatched customer support and 60 day return policy of Crutchfield.
Cons: A tad lean and bright for high-end audio use; although that is a matter of taste.
Summary: This player is amazing in sound and video quality. I use the analog outputs for 7.1 into my Pioneer Elite home theatre amp so that I get the benefit of the great audio design. The sound field is better than ever. It is all I expected it to be with one exception. The cable company HD TV box is connected to the HDMI 1 input on the Oppo. The Oppo is connected directly to the tv with HDMI out.
Pros: Great video. Fast load time of DVD. Analog audio output is top notch. Streaming Netflix video looks great (have it connected with CAT 5e, not wireless).
Cons: Only issue is audio/video sync problems when using cabe tv box into Oppo unit. No resolution time given to me by Crutchfield.
Summary: Comparing this to other blu-ray players I own it has a good picture, reasonably high-quality audio output and good feature set. It is not particularly speedy at loading although it is not sluggish either. Setup is fairly easy and flexible. I like the convenience of being able to play everything except my HD-DVD discs (don't ask...) in one player.