I have a free 1 month trial with Netflix and I find it quite limited, loads of my favourite films in the 80's and 90's are missing.
Some films upscale beautifully, i.e The good the bad and the ugly, others like red scorpion look terrible. I wonder whether the Oppo would be better. David you are giving me more reasons to keep my 55 inch and divert the 1k cash into an oppo instead of getting the 65 inch.
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I'd be looking to put my money into a projector...
Anyway, TV's change every year - get the 105, and if means saving a bit longer for a TV, you'll be buying the next, better model
David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry
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What size projector screen at 10ft viewing distance would you recommend.... I was actually looking at them just now!
I'm 9 ft away from mine and I use a 7 ft wide screen. If you're 10 ft away, you could use up to an 8 feet, maybe even a 9 ft if you're feeling adventurous.
The rule used to be that you should sit about 1.5-2 times the screen width away, but high definition has allowed the user to use higher screens at the same distance. Plus, projectors have got better. The bigger the screen, the more iffy standard definition looks, but when you're watching HD, its so much more immersive, and more suitable to the size of the soundfield that some systems can create.
I am seriously considering a new oppo 103 but looking also the 105 seems to have some interesting features so was wondering if I will notice the difference and or is it worth the extra money
I mainly use for watching blu rays however I will use for a sacd and DVD audio and maybe a cd
I mainly listen to my I phone via USB into the reciever so my main question would be will i see a benefit with the 105 with dac as I don't use one at the moment also how good is MHL can you control the iPod from the remote ?
I have a Onkyo 809 and MA apex 5.1 for reference
Samsung 40 6600 LED TV Onkyo TXNR 809 MA Apex Oppo 103
The video element of both players is the same, so no difference will be had between the two visually. The 105 uses Sabre DACs, so will sound better than the 103 if you're going to use the analogue outputs. The USB inputs of the 105 are also asynchronous, so you'll get the best out of music digitally stored on hard drives or thumb sticks.
There is no difference in quality when it comes to bluray playback between the two. However musically the 105 is far better. The BDP-105 has two ESS Sabre32 Reference DACs, a newly designed Toroidal linear power supply, dedicated stereo outputs with both RCA and XLR balanced connections, and a headphone amplifier connected directly to the DAC. The Oppo BDP-105 can also be used as an external DAC with two HDMI inputs (rare on a DAC) and an asynchronous USB input as well.
Now the 103 is a great CD player too! The 105 is just that much better
Ah shucks beaten to it
I know this is hard to say and I have never used dac before so in a percentage wise how much better would it be I know this is really hard to say but I am trying to gauge how much better for 105 will be over the 103
It all depends on your ears and your wallet, I would demo both. Is it worth the extra £500? Probably not if primary usage is bluray. For an avid music listener who wants to replace his CD player too then it's worth every penny as the 105 is very capable CD player. Personally, I cannot justify it, but you may. Everyone has different needs and tastes.
Bottom line. Yes it's better, by 30% to me. However I could live with the 103
I too am showing a lot of intrest in the oppo 105 beacuse of the analogue outputs to an old, but good processor (naim AV2) which doesn't have hdmi. At the moment i am using a Denon BD3800 with analogue outs. I'm wondering if the oppo 105 will sound a lot better than the Denon, i must admit i am getting the itch.
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have read through this conversation about the oppo players... i'm looking to change my bluray player (pioneer LX71) and have heard a lot about these players. it will only be used for bluray's, so for me its' about the picture & sound quality from blurays.
i will be connecting it into a yamaha z-11. could someone take pity on me and suggest what would be a good replacement for my lx71. have only looked at the hifix website so far, but they don't say anything about multi region bluray, which is a feature i would like, but having said that, it wouldnt be a deal breaker if it wasn't...
As your player is a good few years old now, I'm sure you will find them an improvement, especially regarding loading times. I've never found the sharpness control to be very effective with Bluray players, but nothing up the sharpness one notch on these really sharpness up the picture - to the point that the default setting looks quite soft! There's also Contrast Enhancement, which has really improved the preceived black level on my 4 year old PJ, so along with the extra sharpness its almost like I've got a new PJ
Im now also enjoying SACD - well, the only disc I own that is SACD! Pretty impressed though, and its ability to stream ripped Blurays faultlessly and smoothly is pretty impressive too.
When we looked to take on Oppo last year, the only option for multi-region was a "solder job" board, which is something that most people would want the dealer to do. The multi-region upgrade for the new models is just a plug in module that anyone can fit, and with this upgrade being pretty cheap, it probably isn't really worth a dealer supplying and fitting - I think most people will just order the module directly and fit it themselves. So, there is unlikely to be any mention of this on our website.
Some photos and specs from HiFi + : http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/first-look-oppo-bdp-105-universalblu-ra...
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Just to add that since you've got the brilliant Z11 to decode audio, you can save cash by going for 103 instead of 105.
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