I'm not a regular in this section of the HTF.
I thought I'd make a quick post to see what others think. I know of another forum with a little too much technical focus, but I wanted to post here for impressions.
I just got the new Oppo 105. I've been waiting for it as I was ready to go for a Oppo 95. Glad I waited!
Previously I had a Sony BDP S550 connected to a new Rotel Pre Pro via HDMI. That is connected to a Panasonic VT30 65 plasma I bought two years ago. The new set-up has the Oppo 105 connected directly to the Panasonic via HDMI out for video from the Oppo, and the second HDMI from the Oppo goes to the Pre Pro. Also doing the analog stereo audio out from the Oppo to the Pre Pro for music via the Oppo's sabre DAC.
I've only had this new Oppo set-up for a few weeks, so it's the first time I've had the ability to play all the 3D blu rays I collected. Those are fun to watch, but I was curious to see the performance of the 2D blu rays. I've only seen a few movies so far like Prometheus 3D and a few other new films in 2D. Plus the blu rays on Star Trek TOS. But what got me was watching From Russia With Love last night. I knew the blu rays of the early Bond films were very well done when remastered several years ago. But is it my imagination? Do these discs just look even more stunning then before? I can believe that the Oppo is just doing a better job then my old 2008 Sony BD player!
Also, this is the first time my Pre Pro is displaying that it's recieving DTS HD audio! That's really nice too! So many firsts for me with this Oppo.
I feel like the system now is running at its best to fully display a very good image! And sounding great too. Looking forward to seeing more of the early Bonds and the Hitchcock discs. I did see Dial M for Murder in 3D and while the film source wasn't perfect, it sure was a great looking image.
What do you guys think?
Edited by Nelson Au, July 07 2013 - 09:11 AM.