Not sure the oppo 95 would offer anything more than the oppo 103 in my situation, unless we are saying the oppo 95 is a better audio and visual performer at playing bluray films?
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As it has better dacs,for instance if you wanted multichannel analogue playback then the extra few hundred would be worth it...imo.
The picture quality would be the same on both models.
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Not Oppo stockists then?
As mentioned in another thread, I'll be trying a 103 out against my battleship Sony BDP-S5000ES at home next week, and hopefully the 105 in a few weeks time. Like you, Bluray reproduction is the main thing for me, but I am also interested in how well it can play back DVD's, as my Sony is very good at this, but my Panasonic BD60 isn't (but I need it for Region A Blurays). As my system sounds very good for music, I'll also be interested to see how well it does for playing back CD's - although I will shortly be adding a HDD via my Sonos ZP90 for music duties.
David I did not know you are a oppo dealer ?
I would be interested to bear your thoughts on the 103 as I have been thinking of getting one of these but keep trying to talk myself out of it as not sure how much better it will be than my BD60
i will only use for blu ray and listerning to occasional cd or DVD audio or SACD
Let us know how you get on !
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I am going for a demo of the Oppo 103 this Saturday. I am going to disconnect my LX54 and take it with me so I can compare them. If the Oppo is better visually and sonically as I am told, then I will be an Oppo owner this weekend :)
Currently, we're not! Stock will be coming through next week.
I've only been using my BD60 for Region A Blurays since I got my Sony 5000, but if one of the Oppos (with an upgrade) can replace both, that frees me up some shelf space, and a plug socket, and saves a HDMI into my processor too!
David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry
And the Oppo will give you 2 extra HDMI inputs!
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i was going to call you when you had your open day sales last Saturday but you did not have any oppo on your list I now know why let us know what you think and we can go from there after will you be offering a Multi region version then ?
Currently the mod chip to make it region free will void your warranty. However in the future when they release a specific board it will be fine. So yes you can buy one at the moment from certain retailers. This is the information I was given recently.
"This kit is very easy to install, just remove the player’s top cover, add the pcb in extension to existing flat cable, add a few extra cables, and you are ready for regionfree playback. This kit does not replace the existing cables, so if the player needs service, you can easily remove the kit again to avoid warranty problems."
You can buy the player with the kit for £100 extra, so its probably more cost effective. My only concern is the screws, they will be able to tell if you have opened it by looking for screwdriver marks.
That would be my only concern, but personaly im up for modding it
One thing to watch for (or listen for) with the 95 is that it has a fan for cooling purposes and some users have complained that they can hear it over the music they are listening to. This would be a deal breaker for me.
I'm not sure what advantages the 103 offers over the 93, will 4k be any use for the next couple of years?
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If we'd have had them in for the open day, we would've shown them on the day, but this was a fairly late thing that we decided a couple of days ago. I have made enquiries about the multi-region for Bluray, so I'm just waiting to hear back about that.
Mick the new range is passively cooled, there are no fans David this saturday I will testing it out against my LX54, hopefully they allow me to perform a side by side comparison. So far all reviews of the 103 and 105 have been positive.
It's going to cost the same, as on bluraychip.dk site, it's €114 which is about £92. And your warranty won't be voided. Just be careful when opening or closing it.
Its an £8 saving, some might say £8 is £8, but in this world that is minor I agree with you Boss. I am itching to buy the player and I hope I see an improvement over my LX54.Now to convince my conscience that I should depart with £600
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