Christmas is upon us. I finally had time to swap out my 83SE with the new 103 -- I haven't played with the analog out of the 103 yet, but using HDMI for video and audio I will say that the 103 is better in every way. The PQ is more detailed and the color better rendered, the sound builds on what the 83SE did well and takes it further, cementing an already good sound envelope and resolving it more richly. I've only logged 3 hours (have to wrap the wife's gifts before she gets back from shopping) but I must say "Well done, Oppo, well done."
I loath spending money on a new model only to find that I have less money and what I already had in a different package. I want upgrades I can see and hear without nuance. I got it.
Thanks to everyone on the forum for the discussion.
Oh, one last comment -- the 3D performance is really good, much better than the cheap Panny I was using to get by. It was hard to watch with the Panny because of the awful sound quality, but the 83SE didn't speak 3D.
To heck with the wife's gifts, she can wrap them herself if she wants them wrapped. Back to the theater room. . .