Oppo 105, wow

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Nelson Au, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Hal F

    Hal F Stunt Coordinator

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    I love my Oppo too. :)
    However, when my son was interested in purchasing a blu ray player and asked me which one I would recommend, I recommended the PS3 him because I thought it would fit his viewing needs better. I saw little point in him spending extra money on features he would never use.
     
  2. Robert Crawford

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    Listen I made my little point and that's that as Nelson has been enlighten and apparently, still is happy with his new BD player.
     
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    Man, I'm glad there are people everywhere that can tell other people what they see or don't see. I have a PS3 and I have a OPPO and I can see a difference in both of them. They both had different calibration results so how can they not be different? Thank goodness for the internet so other people can tell me I'm wrong. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. FoxyMulder

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    Explain the part where you talk about different calibration results, how exactly are you calibrating things at your end.

    Link below, click it and see why there is no difference and David Mackenzie actually helped Oppo with the development of the BD-83 and did the encode for the recent Spider Baby UK transfer as well as many other blu ray and DVD encodes, he is an ISF calibrator, he does reviews over at HDTV test site, if he isn't qualified to say there is no difference then i do not know who is.

    Oh i don't know, who to believe, an expert on all this or casual observers, tough decision.

    http://forums.hdtvtest.co.uk/index.php?topic=6531.300
     
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  5. tele1962

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    Again they disappear. ;) :P
     
  6. Nelson Au

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    Well for me, as Robert has said above, I am enlightened by the responses. Yet I'm still very happy with the Oppo. I picked especially well mastered discs to try on the Oppo and had really stunning images appear on my screen. Two of those discs I saw for the first time. From Russia With Love I had seen before and it did look great when I saw it last played on my old Sony blu ray player. But this time on the Oppo it was probably my enjoyment of the image quality and perhaps a bit of over enthusiasm as I made the original post. It a very nice player, boots up and loads much faster then my older player. And i can watch 3D material for the first time ever at home, could not do that before. Where I'm finding it shine even more is the DACs for audio play back of music CDs.Why the Oppo is constantly praised for great image quality over other players in reviews comes from, I don't know yet, I'm still looking when I have time. Must be spill over from the praise it gets for up converting standard DVD's. In tests I've read so far, the Oppo appears to edge the competition out. But one poster here says its a minor point as one test is an obscure test, to poorly paraphrase him. I don't want to misquote. Maybe it came down to cables used. Maybe the input settings for one HDMI input was different for another input if two players are used on one monitor. So I am fine to just leave this alone and agree that all things being equal, an Oppo shouldn't be able to generate in image better then any other player, when playing a blu-ray if the players are all following the rules.
     
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  7. Gary Seven

    Gary Seven Grand Poo Pah

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    Well, I got bored with the incessant, repetitive diatribe. Perhaps if you jumped up and down like Yosemite Sam you might sway me. :lol:
     
  8. tele1962

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    There are plenty of other threads to take part in if this one bores you. :)
     
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  9. Chris Gerhard

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    I own the PS3, Oppo BDP-80, BDP-83 and BDP-93. All four players are great but there is no difference in Blu-ray video in my opinion. There should be no difference when compared to the BDP-95 or BDP-105 but I don't own either of those. DVD-V quality and scaling can vary widely but a properly working and set up Blu-ray player shouldn't result in differences in Blu-ray video.
     
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  10. AndyMcKinney

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    Agreed. There are many reasons for someone to purchase an Oppo (better DVD scaling, as mentioned, multi-standard PAL/1080i/50 play-through and/or conversion, more audio connection options, build quality, etc), but the picture quality of BR playback only isn't one of them. If all you want in a player is Region A blu-ray playback, there are many cheaper options out there.
     

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