OPPO has been recognized as a leader in Blu-ray players ever since the introduction of the original BDP-83 design back in 2009. Receiving high praise from the press, Oppo soon released the next generation BDP-93 which became one of the most sought after players by the serious home theater enthusiast. Oppo has just released the new BDP-103 that once again leverages from past successes. The BDP-103 represents the company's third generation Blu-ray design with many of the great features found on its predecessor and now with additional capabilities such as Ultra High Definition (4Kx2K) video up-scaling, 2D-to-3D conversion, and dual HDMI inputs. The Netflix application now supports 1080p video with 5.1 audio, and the new VUDU application supports 3D.
The BDP-103 features a beautiful black anodized aluminum front panel
(similar to the BDP-93) with only a few buttons (power, tray open/close and navigation
controls) giving the unit a high-end look. The buttons have a bit more contour and are easier to see and feel compared to the previous design. Kudos to Oppo for illuminating the Eject button, so that users can see it in the dark. In terms of new features, little can be seen on the front panel with the exception of the new Mobile High-definition Link HDMI/MHL input connector. The display is attractive and easy to read and can be dimmed or turned off for those with low-light theater rooms. The design uses the same smooth transport mechanism found in the BDP-93 design.
The BDP-103 packaging keeps with the Oppo tradition, complete with the player wrapped in a reusable carrying
bag and a protective film on the front face. A separate box in the package holds the remote,
batteries, power cord, HDMI cable, WiFi adapter with dock, and User's manual. The BDP-103 weighs approximately the same as the previous model and has the same solid build quality customers have come to expect from Oppo.
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The BDP-103 back panel looks different from the BDP-93 with several significant improvements. The two HDMI outputs still remain, but are now capable of ARC (Audio Return Channel) with compatible displays. Both HDMI outputs have adjustable resolution supporting 4Kx2K, Auto, 1080p, 1080i, 720p,
480p/576p, 480i/576i, and Source Direct. If Auto is selected, the player will determine the output resolution based on the best signal resolution that the TV can display. The eSATA port has been removed and replaced with an additional USB 2.0 (now two USB 2.0 ports in the back). The BDP-103 still has both optical and coaxial digital outputs, wired ethernet, RS232 control, an IR input, composite video (for diagnostics) and 7.1 analog outputs. A detachable power cord makes installation easier in tight places.
Analog Component Video Removed
TV manufacturers and the industry in general have been moving away from analog interfaces and more towards HDMI (digital video). Blu-ray playback is already limited to 480i resolution on newly released models and by the end of 2013, analog video outputs will be removed or disabled entirely. Looking forward, Oppo has made the decision to exclude the analog video interfaces (with the exception of the diagnostic composite output) from the 103/105 Blu-ray players since these interfaces will offer little value in the near future.
More importantly, the digital video interface (HDMI) must be used to take full advantage of the superb picture quality offered by these advanced high definition players. In addition, the premium video processing features are only available over the HDMI output. This includes the latest 3D and up-scaled 4K x 2K resolution. Here we used a set of Accell's Ultra-Thin low profile round and flat cables during some of our testing. Both Ultra-Thin cables are available in 1-meter and 2-meter lengths.
The BDP-103 includes a USB wireless N WiFi adapter since the capability is not built into the unit. An extension cable with an attached dock is provided and allows the dongle to be placed on a flat surface away from the back of the BD player for optimal reception. In our tests the signal strength was at 74% with the dock optimally placed in our room with the access point in a different room. We ran 1080p content from Netflix and VUDU and never experience any dropouts, even with this less than perfect signal strength. Configuration is easy with the Internet Connection menu where the user can select either wired or wireless connectivity. We ran all of our tests in this review with a wired ethernet cable for the fastest and most reliable connection, with the exception of our testing done with the wireless features. This capability is very handy for those with limited wired network access.
The BDP-103 has a similar layout to its predecessor (the BDP-93) with three main boards (not including the front panel). The unit has a separate power supply board located on the left side that accommodates worldwide power from 100-240VAC (50/60
Hz). The main A/V board has the video decoder and processor handling the digital audio and video interface connections. A large heat sink keeps the video processor temperature down to help improve reliability. As a result, there is no need for an internal fan, so the unit is dead quiet when operating. The Audio Board provides the analog audio interface that feeds the back panel and includes the D/A conversion and line level drivers.
The "L" shaped audio/video processing board is located on the right side towards the back of the unit next to the Blu-ray drive. This board handles all of the A/V processing and most of the interfaces including the BD drive, front panel board, rear digital audio and video interfaces and the USB 2.0 ports. OPPO's design topology keeps the sensitive analog audio
electronics away from the noisier digital signals to improve audio performance. Like its predecessor, the BDP-103 also has a Pure Audio mode that is designed to keep the video circuits off to minimize noise bleeding into the audio section.
The BDP-103 uses the latest Marvell 88DE2755 “Kyoto-G2H” (KG2H) Digital Video Format Converter with its award-winning Qdeo™ technology, similar to the original "Kyoto-G2" chip used in the BDP-93. The newer KG2H processor adds the 4Kx2K scaling capability and includes an HDMI transmitter, used for the main HDMI output (HDMI 1). It also has a built-in ARM processor that is used to control the HDCP encryption. A single 1 gigabit DDR3 SDRAM (K4B1G1646G-BCH9) is used by this chip.
Hidden beneath the large black heat sink lies the new A/V decoder chip (OP8581), a custom version of the MediaTek MT8580. This SoC (System-on-Chip) includes a dual-core ARM processor and a special DSP for audio/video decoding and laser pickup control. This device is used to drive the second HDMI output (HDMI 2). Four 1 gigabit DDR3 SDRAMs (K4B1G1646G-BCH9) are used by the custom OP8581 chip. The improved processing performance allows for an enhanced user interface for CD and other media. In addition, this hardware upgrade improves responsiveness and users can now access more features such as cover art and track info (title, artist, genre etc.).
The main A/V board also uses the Silicon Image SiI1292 chip for the front HDMI/MHL input, which is an auto-sensing MHL/HDMI solution for audio/video connectivity between MHL-enabled mobile devices and the internal A/V interfaces.
The audio board in the BDP-103 uses the same Cirrus Logic
8-Channel D/A Converter (CS4382A) for the 7.1 analog outputs found in the earlier BDP-93 BD player. This multi-channel DAC has 24-bit resolution and supports 192kHz sample rates. The sole purpose of this audio board is to convert the 7.1 digital audio channels from the A/V board to high quality analog output with minimal digital processing.
7.1 Analog Outputs
The BDP-103 includes some incremental improvements in the analog output circuit design along with a redesign of the post-DAC filter stages. The result is said to produce a warmer and more open sound over the earlier BDP-93. Power for the digital and analog circuits continue to use linear voltage regulators with the advantage of producing cleaner (quieter) power to the audio components. All
analog outputs pass through dual high-performance low noise (5532) operational
amplifiers before exiting the gold-plated RCA connectors on the back panel.
For our testing, these outputs were connected to the analog inputs on the Anthem AVM 50v and we have to say this interface sounded fantastic. Warm and smooth are good descriptions of the sound we heard when using these outputs. In addition, the midrange was crystal clear without any harshness. We're not sure if the sound difference was due to one interface being more accurate than the other. Regardless, this analog output option certainly sounded good to our ears. The low-frequency response was excellent with the full articulate bass impact we would expect from a premium audio component.
If you happen to be one of those audiophiles that plan on using the analog outputs, Oppo has released a successor to the BDP-95 called the BDP-105 (available for $1199). This unit will include ESS Sabre32 Reference Digital-to-Analog Converters (DAC), two-channel balanced (XLR) outputs and a more robust power supply design.
The BDP-103 remote has excellent range and worked well even beyond 20 feet away from the unit during our testing. The remote has been redesigned and is slightly longer than the one included with the BDP-93 with two new dedicated buttons on the top for Netflix and VUDU media streaming. Also new to this remote is the Input button, which allows users to select either the front or back HDMI inputs that have been added to this unit. Oppo has kept most of the layout identical to the earlier version with incremental improvements made to the buttons. The full-size design maintains the rounded back giving it an ergonomic
feel. The remote has large buttons that have identifying symbols and are backlit making them easy to see in the low light
environments. The backlight is now white and slightly easier to see when compared to the previous generation amber color found on the BDP-93. Like the earlier design, the layout works well and follows a logical format. A new backlight option is available that only lights the keys when the Backlight button is pressed. This helps preserve battery life and remove the annoyance of the remote lighting up in a dark environment. The mode can be toggled to the older functionality illuminating the backlight when any button is pressed. To toggle modes, simply hold down the Backlight button for 5 seconds until the backlight flashes 3 times.
The Top Menu and Pop-Up Menu buttons are
located on the upper left and right sides of the navigation buttons. Option and Return are located on the lower right and left of the navigation
buttons. The navigation buttons have been redesigned in a circular fashion tapered inward towards the Enter button giving the remote a better feel when using these controls. The more frequently used Stop, Play and Pause buttons are larger for easy access. Pressing the Resolution button allows the user to select from Auto, 4Kx2K, 1080p (60Hz/24Hz), 1080i(60Hz), 720p(60Hz), 480p/576p, 480i/576i, or Source Direct. OPPO
has also included a three position switch inside the battery compartment that allows the user to change
the command set so that it does not interfere with other OPPO products.
This feature provides full and separate control of multiple OPPO units in the same room.
There are apps available for both the iPhone and Android-based phones that can be used to control the BDP-103 through a local wireless network. We tested it using our Samsung Galaxy Nexus and it work great. However, I still prefer using the Oppo provided remote to control the unit.
Our review system consisted of an Anthem AVR 50v 3D preamp/processor mated to a Parasound HCA-2205AT five channel amplifier. We connected the BDP-103 HDMI 1 output directly to the projector and HDMI 2 to the Anthem A/V unit. While our main projector (Anthem LTX-500v) is currently not 3D capable, we also tested this unit with a Mitsubishi HC7800U 3D DLP projector.
Speakers included a trio of M&K S150THX speakers across the front and a pair of SS250 surrounds. The THX crossover
set at 80 Hz works well with our speaker configuration. The subwoofers included four new Ken Kreisel DX12012 subs stacked four high (called the Quattro ) for an unbelievable bass experience. The Anthem A/V processor
is capable of decoding all of the latest surround formats over HDMI and
also has the option for analog audio inputs, allowing us to test the player's
internal decoding, DACs and analog section. Our projector shoots video onto a 100-inch 16:9 Stewart FireHawk. Walls
are covered with Echo Buster sound absorption panels to minimize reflections and help
reduce slap echoes, which often blur
the sonic image.
Configuring the HDMI Outputs
When “Split A/V” is selected, HDMI 1 is the primary video port and HDMI 2 is the primary audio port. HDMI 1 outputs video at the highest possible resolution and mutes audio. HDMI 2 outputs video at a resolution that can sufficiently carry the best audio. This mode is intended for users who connect HDMI 1 directly to a projector and HDMI 2 to an A/V processor or receiver. When “Dual Display” is selected, HDMI 1 and HDMI 2 take a “best effort” strategy and output an audio/video signal that is commonly compatible with the downstream devices connected to both ports. This mode is intended for simultaneously supporting two screens. When only one of the HDMI ports is in use, the “Split A/V” or “Dual Display” setting is not applicable. We ran many tests using a second smaller 1080p monitor on HDMI 2, allowing us to keep the main projector off while listening to audio and still being able to see pertinent information including cover art.
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
The OPPO BDP-103 leverages heavily on the success of the earlier user interface design found on the BDP-93, with minor updates to the menu control. Personally, I really like Oppo's user interface because it not only looks and feels good, but placement of key items have been organized in a logical and easy to follow manner. OPPO has done
an excellent job putting together menus that work well for both novice and
advanced user. Most menu items can also be accessed without having to stop playing the disc, which
is a great feature.
The Setup Menu on the BDP-103 has six categories and provides
the user with advanced control of the unit's operation. Each menu (Playback
Setup, Video Setup, Audio Format Setup, Audio
Processing, Device Setup, and Network Setup) has
an extensive set of parameters that can be adjusted for optimal performance.
The Playback Setup menu sets the SACD Priority (multi-channel, stereo or CD-mode) as well as selects how DVD-Audio discs will be played through the DVD-Audio Mode (DVD-Audio or DVD-Video). Auto
Play Mode and Auto
Resume can be individually set On or Off. A four digit password accesses the Parental
Control (based on the BD or DVD rating) settings. Users can set the Language (Player, Disc Menu, Audio and Subtitle). This player only has English available for the Player language, but other language settings can be selected from the available languages on the disc being played.
The Video Setup menu adjusts all the video parameters for both HDMI outputs. The Picture
Adjustment panel allows the user to independently change the settings for HDMI 1 and HDMI 2. Each HDMI output offer three picture modes with settings for Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Saturation, Sharpness, and Noise reduction. HDMI 1 also includes adjustments for Color enhancement and Contrast enhancement that are not available on HDMI 2's picture adjustment menu. This is because the two HDMI outputs use different video processing chips within the BDP-103.
The 3D Mode can be set to Auto, Off or Forced. To maximize 3D performance, Oppo allows the user to control the 2D->3D Depth (0 to 16) and define the 3D TV Size. The TV Aspect Ratio (16:9 Wide, or 16:9 Wide/Auto), TV System (NTSC, PAL or Multi-System) and Output Resolution (4Kx2K, Auto, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p/576p, 480i/576i or Source Direct) are also in this menu. The 1080p24 Output (Auto, Off, or On) provides the option for a 24 frame per second output rate. In addition, the DVD 24p Conversion (Off or On) can be configured for film-based DVD's.
The HDMI Options menu defines the Color
Space (Auto, RGB Video Level, RGB PC Level, YCbCr 4:4:4, or YCbCr 4:2:2) and the Deep Color (36-bits, 30-bits (Dithered), 30-bits, Off (Dithered), or Off). These settings can be set independently for HDMI 1 and HDMI 2. It should be noted that HDMI 2 only supports non-dithered (36-bit/30-bit) Deep Color options. Finally, the Display Options allow setting adjustments for Subtitle Shift (-5 to 5), OSD Position (0 to 5), OSD Mode (Normal, Minimal, or Remaining), Angle Mark (On or Off), and Screen Saver (On, Off, or Energy Saver).
The Audio Format menu sets the Secondary Audio (On/Off), which
mixes the secondary audio with the main audio. HDMI Audio (Auto/LPCM/Bitstream/Off)
can be set based on the equipment or preferences of the user. We ran our
outputs in the bitstream mode and let the Anthem AVM 50v processor do all the decoding.
The Coaxial/Optical Output (48k LPCM/96k LPCM/192k LPCM/Bitstream)
selects whether the player converts
the audio to PCM or allows the receiver to decode the raw bitstream. The SACD Output (PCM/DSD) can be set to output a raw DSD stream
or converted PCM data and HDCD Decoding can be set On or Off.
The Audio Processing menu defines the Speaker Configuration of the system and allows each channel to be set to large or small and
adjusted for level and distance. The Speaker Configuration only
applies to the analog outputs and does not affect the digital bitstream
or LPCM outputs. The Down Mix Mode can be set to 7.1CH, 5.1CH,
Stereo and LT/RT. This mode will down mix the source material to the specified
mode. The Crossover frequency can be set from 40Hz to 250Hz covering a huge range of loudspeaker configurations. We feel that 80Hz is optimal in most cases. The Dynamic Range Control can be set to Auto, On or Off. The DTS Neo:6 Mode can be set to Music, Cinema or Off. The Output Volume can be configured for Fixed or Variable, with the latter allowing the Oppo remote to set the output level.
The Device Setup menu provides Firmware Information and options to perform a Firmware Upgrade via USB, Disc, or Network. Firmware Notification can be set On to automatically check for firmware updates through the OPPO server. There are also settings for the Remote Control Code (1, 2, 3, or Alt. Code), HDMI CEC (HDMI 1, HDMI 1 (Limited), HDMI 2, HDMI 2 (Limited), and Off), Standby Mode (Energy Efficient or Quick Start), Front Panel Brightness (Standard, Dim, and Off), Persistent Storage options (internal/USB storage, Erase Persistent Storage), Netflix (Display ESN, Deactivate Netflix), VUDU (Deactivate VUDU), and Reset Factory Defaults.
The Network Setup menu configures the ethernet connection
that allow access to BD-Live content as well as firmware
updates. The Connection Information displays the current IP address. BD-Live Network Access, My Network , and Gracenote Lookup can independently be turned on or off. The user can choose the Internet Connection (ethernet, wireless or off). The Wireless Setting selection becomes active if wireless is selected and can scan for active WiFi links. IP Settings can be auto or manual and Proxy Setting can be on or off. The manual mode allows the user to enter the
current IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, DNS 1, and DNS 2.
The Connection Test will run a check to verify the network connection is working properly.
When powered on, the BDP-103 can automatically poll the OPPO server for updates if the network connection is active. Users can also manually check for firmware updates using the menu options and select to update the firmware through the network connection, USB port or disc image. Our review unit immediately polled the Oppo server and found an update available. Oppo has been very good about providing periodic updates for their Blu-ray players. These updates provided fixes for issues that arise as well as provide feature enhancements. In many cases, the end-user can report issues back to the manufacturers and OPPO has always been responsive to their customers.
The Home button on the remote takes you to the Home screen where it is easy to access music, photos and video clips. Special icons are available for Netflix, VUDU, Film Fresh, YouTube, Pandora, and Picasa. Media content can also be accessed on local home networks using a Network Attached Storage (NAS) drive or any file server complete with login and password capability. We have both NAS drives and Windows Home Servers (WHS) installed for network testing. Performance on our local network was excellent and the BDP-103 was able to stream content without interruptions. We found that Film Fresh was our least favorite offering on this system largely because their servers appear to be rather slow based on our experience.
The built-in Netflix streaming capability is a great feature that was added to Oppo's previous generation BD players. The updated version in the BDP-103 is even better with excellent graphics and a responsive user interface that is easy to use. Streaming was very reliable on this unit and we did not experience any bad behavior even with 1080p high-definition material. Netflix has a good movie selection and there is plenty of content for just about everyone. Having Netflix built into this unit eliminates the need for a separate media player.
Something recent to the Oppo line is the inclusion of VUDU, a high quality video streaming system that has excellent audio and video performance. Video is available in up to three different speeds (SD, HD, and HDX) depending on your network bandwidth. Our FIOS-based internet sustains a reliable 15 Mbps, so HDX was our choice especially when watching 1080p content. VUDU provides a utility to check the bandwidth of your connection to help you choose the right quality setting without interruptions.
Pandora Internet Radio
Pandora Internet Radio is the perfect application to have on this unit. Simply pick your genre of music or your favorite artist and Pandora will do the rest. It's a great way to get the music you love into your entertainment room and the interface is user friendly. Audio quality is good with Pandora without objectionable compression artifacts.
One of the enhancements made to the BDP-103 is the ability to select the HDMI inputs added to the player on the front and back of the unit. Using the Input button on the remote, users can select the Blu-ray player, either HDMI input, or either of the Audio Return Channels (ARC) from the HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 outputs. The ARC feature was introduced as part of the HDMI v1.4 specification, which allows users to send
digital audio signals from the television back to the player or receiver. This feature allows the TV audio to be played through the main audio system instead of listening
through TV speakers. An HDMI 1.4 cable is required (included) and you need to make sure the HDMI input port on
the TV is ARC capable.
The front HDMI input is also Mobile High-definition Link (MHL) compatible, giving users the ability to connect their smartphone to the player. We connected a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus using an Accell MHL cable to test this feature. This particular smartphone has a micro-USB interface that is used for charging, data transfers, and for the MHL interface. Once plugged into the BDP-103, the phone provided a visual copy of what was on the phone display. In addition, the phone was powered and charging, so there was no need to worry about draining the battery.
When playing discs on the BDP-103, the unit can connect to Gracenote's global media database over the Internet and display Cover Art, Title, Artist, Genre and other media information for CD, DVD, Blu-ray and a wide range of digital media files. This feature greatly enhances the playback experience and it even found cover art for rare DTS 5.1 CDs.
The BDP-103 feels more responsive than its predecessor (the BDP-93), thanks to the power of a new dual-core ARM processor. Having been a heavy user of the original BDP-83 and the more recent BDP-93/95, my expectations were high on this product. I have to say that Oppo has kept all of the great features that I have come to love on their products and made it even better. The new HDMI inputs allow users to connect other components such as set-top boxes to the the Oppo and have it perform advanced video processing (up-conversion to 1080p) for an improved picture. We connected our Dish Network Hopper, which normally outputs 1080i and it worked very well without any noticeable motion artifacts.
Some users have made comments about delays associated with Blu-ray players in general when ejecting a Blu-ray disc from players. The delay is usually associated with BD-Java intensive discs as it completes the housekeeping routines before yielding control back to the player. Non-Java Blu-ray and DVD's eject fairly quickly. It is actually recommended that users disable BD-Live network access (using the Network Setup menu) unless absolutely needed or desired. In the end, it is a trade-off between BD-Live features and player responsiveness.
We watched several DVD and Blu-ray discs on this player and video quality was excellent as with the previous generation of OPPO BD players. While scaled DVD content never looks as good as well mastered BD content, this player did a great job up-scaling standard definition DVD to 1080p. Other sources from 1080i and 720p up-converted nicely as well. Support for 1080p/24 Blu-ray discs made for smooth motion and the Marvell video processor did an excellent job on the material we played through this unit. Unfortunately, we were not able to test the Ultra High Definition (4Kx2K) resolution as our current projector does not support this format. The BDP-103 has multiple levels of aspect ratio control and image zooming, including a vertical stretch mode for users with a 2.35:1 CIH (Constant Image Height) projector lens.
3D Picture Quality
We used the Mitsubishi HC7800 3D projector and the recent release of Titanic 3D on Blu-ray for much of our 3D testing. The 3D picture quality was superb with smooth gradations, excellent resolution and phenomenal depth. Colors were rich and skin tones looked natural. The picture quality was absolutely stunning on this player with 3D content. Other 3D discs we tested included Immortals, Shrek, and Megamind, produced similar results. We also ran the built-in 2D->3D video processing to see how well this worked on the BDP-103. While this feature can add significant depth to standard 2D source material, I found it to be somewhat distracting and not always beneficial in many cases. To me, the 2D->3D conversion does not compare to true 3D content being offered on Blu-ray. Interestingly, I saw similar results with the 2D->3D conversion built into the HC7800 3D projector as well.
One of reasons the BDP-103 is so attractive is simply the number of audiophile formats supported by this player. For those like me with an extensive collection of SACD, DVD-Audio, HDCD, and CDs, a universal player like this is a must. Add in the ability to play Blu-ray discs with DTS (Master Audio) and Dolby (TrueHD) lossless bitstreams and you have a dream player. The BDP-103 can also stream WAV and FLAC files over the network connection.
John Mayer's Where the Light Is on Blu-ray is an excellent recording with both acoustic and electric guitar performances. The Dolby TrueHD track reveals amazing detail and clarity that truly comes alive in high resolution audio with the benefit of a lossless format. It's refreshing to see performances like this captured on Blu-ray in 1080p accompanied by reference quality audio.
It was great to be able to put in any disc from my SACD, DVD-Audio, HDCD, and CD collection and have no problem playing it. One of my favorite DVD-Audio discs is Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, which uses MLP (Meridian Lossless Packing) 96/24 and plays in 5.1 channels and it sounded absolutely stunning on the BDP-103.
Many of our older DTS 5.1 CD recordings are among our favorites. One excellent recording is Steely Dan's Gaucho. This recording has a very punchy midrange with extended bass, which reveals a system's playback capability. Another great recording is the Eagles concert Hell Freezes Over. While this DTS 5.1 recording dates back to the original laserdisc release in 1994, it has been featured at many of the Consumer Electronics Shows over the years and is still a great recording that provides an engaging 5.1 experience.
The analog audio quality has been improved and sounds very good on this unit, so users with receivers that have no built-in decoding can depend on this for great sound in their theater room. We chose to use the HDMI interface to carry multi-channel PCM, DSD, and other multi-channel bitstreams and let the A/V processor handle the D/A conversion. As a transport, this player is fabulous and any audiophile will be hard pressed to find a better universal media player for the dollar.
The $499 BDP-103 is Oppo's latest (third generation) Blu-ray player that provides a solid design and offers the best in high quality home entertainment including Blu-ray, SACD, DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, HDCD, CD, high definition movie and music streaming, and local network-based content. This player has leveraged from the highly successful BDP-93 Blu-ray player and features new 4Kx2K up-scaling and built-in upconversion for other digital video sources through the HDMI inputs. Netflix and VUDU 1080p streaming make this BD player better than ever with video performance not seen in the earlier players. If you happen to be an existing Oppo BD customer, then you will definitely enjoy the improvements that have been made to the BDP-103. If you are new to Oppo, then you have been missing out on one of the best BD players your money can buy. You owe it to yourself to audition one.
- Kevin Nakano