- Written by Chris Heinonen
- Published on 21 January 2013
Introduction to the Oppo BDP-103 Blu-ray Player
For years now, Oppo has dominated the high-end of DVD and Blu-ray players. Virtually every other reviewer and enthusiast I know has at least one in their system, if not more. I've personally been using their players going back to the DVD days, and have had every single one of their Blu-ray players in my system at some point and use them as my reference players. In many ways you wonder what Oppo has to improve upon, as they have the only players that score perfectly on all of our bench tests: DVD, Blu-ray, and HDMI. It turns out that beyond increasing performance, it's adding features as more and more of our content shifts from media to online.
Among the improvements from the BDP-93 are more streaming services, 2D to 3D conversion, better Netflix support with 1080p and 5.1 audio as well as the Kids portal, 4K output, HDMI inputs, and an MHL input to support smartphones and tablets or devices like the Roku stick. Additionally Oppo has said they have improved on the speed of the BDP-93, made the playback of media over your local network faster, and are releasing iOS and Android apps for playback control. Has the wait for a new Oppo player been worth it for those that want the best in playback, but also want lots of the usability features that other players offer?
OPPO BDP-103 BLU-RAY PLAYER SPECIFICATIONS
- Design: Universal Player
- Codecs: All
- Streaming Support: Netflix, Vudu, FilmFresh, Pandora, YouTube, Picasa
- Connections: Two HDMI 1.4a outputs, 2x HDMI 1.4a Inputs, MHL Input, Optical and Coaxial Audio, 7.1 Multichannel Audio, 3x USB, Ethernet, RS-232, IR
- Dimensions: 3.1" H x 16.8" W x 12.2" D
- Weight: 10.8 Pounds
- MSRP: $499 USD
- SECRETS Tags: Oppo, Blu ray, Video, Universal Players