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Oppo 103 Blu-ray Player Gets 3 Stars!

Looks like some things never change, Pioneer still the best when it comes to Blu-ray players.  Lol  Laughing

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Not in our book it doesn't...

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Dare I ask where it gets 3 stars?   No sign of a new edition of WHFSV in our part of the swamp yet.

Michelin Guide?

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DandyCobalt wrote:

Dare I ask where it gets 3 stars?   No sign of a new edition of WHFSV in our part of the swamp yet.

Michelin Guide?

 

The new edition of What HiFi out today.   Smile  

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I have found several reviews on line from well known sources and they are all extremely complementary. I cannot find any trace of a 3 star review .

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gel wrote:

DandyCobalt wrote:

Dare I ask where it gets 3 stars?   No sign of a new edition of WHFSV in our part of the swamp yet.

Michelin Guide?

The new edition of What HiFi out today.   Smile  

Do you mean it's been delivered to subscribers today? In which case do you think you could hold off on the spoilers until some of us have had a chance to get home from work and read it for ourselves...

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gel wrote:

DandyCobalt wrote:

Dare I ask where it gets 3 stars?   No sign of a new edition of WHFSV in our part of the swamp yet.

Michelin Guide?

 

The new edition of What HiFi out today.   Smile  

Better take "The world's most trusted tech reviews" of the web site banner then.
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hammill wrote:

gel wrote:

DandyCobalt wrote:

Dare I ask where it gets 3 stars?   No sign of a new edition of WHFSV in our part of the swamp yet.

Michelin Guide?

 

The new edition of What HiFi out today.   Smile  

Better take "The world's most trusted tech reviews" of the web site banner then.

 

Yep, wise words, too expensive for what they are, not any better than £200 Blu-ray players.

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Better take "The world's most trusted tech reviews" of the web site banner then.

Sorry "Off"
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RE: Oppo 103 Blu-ray Player Gets 3 Stars!

Interesting, I will have a read of the review.

I would not say its no better than a £200 player, I have had a demo of the unit and it beat all budget players I threw at it. Both musically and for AV. 

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I tend to agree with a lot of the reviews on the site, but to say this player is no better than a sony s790 (for example) is simply not true.  The Sony performed poorly in handling image and fast motion, it looks blurred in comparison to the Oppo.

I would argue its the other way around 3 stars for Sony and 5 for Oppo.

Again I will read the review at home later, I am sure there is more to this.

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Do you mean it's been delivered to subscribers today? In which case do you think you could hold off on the spoilers until some of us have had a chance to get home from work and read it for ourselves...

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In that case you sould be working, not reading internet forums :grin:

 

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Do you mean it's been delivered to subscribers today? In which case do you think you could hold off on the spoilers until some of us have had a chance to get home from work and read it for ourselves...

In that case you sould be working, not reading internet forums :grin:

I'll have you know I've done at least an hour's work today...

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In that case you sould be working, not reading internet forums :grin:

I'll have you know I've done at least an hour's work today...

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RE: Oppo 103 Blu-ray Player Gets 3 Stars!

WHF not the leading authority on all things! Every other reviewer in every other highly regarded publication, gives it either reference status, or nothing near it at any where near the price status:star:

I compared my 95 to denon costing £2500 at the time the oppo was at £900. Amongst other players costing much much more. Nothing came near. I never looked back. And wont be changing my 95 any time soon.

When will some of you guys stop seeing whf mag as the holy grail? And start reading someone elses also, for a more balanced view. And get out there and dem this kit!!

If the 103/105 is only half the machine the 95 is, it will be awsome.(With the right partnering kit of course)

Cheers

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Page 75 is worse. The guy is looking for a 32gb tablet for around £200, so What-Apple Advice Centre suggests an ipad mini at £349.  Or page 77, where the poor guy is recommended a Sony Blu-Ray and TV as it can be controlled with a  free Media Remote for iphone, even though he doesn't say he's got an iphone at all.

Page 90 competition is for 2 pairs of interconnects and speaker cable at £2550.. The review says, and I quote, ''they are, of course, expensive''.  We couldn't have worked that one out!

It's still far and away the best mag out there. Yes, we poke fun at it now and again, but generally it is very good. We wouldn't subscribe otherwise.

 

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