Originally Posted by kemiza
If fellow members see different things via hdmi 1 & 2 choosing one over the other is it safe to say the the player is not flawed?
That's a loaded and slightly ambiguous question. What do you consider 'flawed'? If you mean literally not functioning
properly, the only disc-playing report I've heard that seems to have some legs is that there may be a minor problem in the
4:2:2 color-space on HDMI 2 that has yet to be fixed. (Although the 1080P/24 question is interesting, but I agree
with gadgetfreek that it's probably an interface question and more about certain display limitations).
There also seems to be issue with sound sync on using the Oppo to process outside images (e.g, a cable
box), but Oppo has acknowledged it and continues to actively work on it. This last pass at firmware
was a step in going forward on that. I don't use the Oppo that way, so I can't comment personally.
If you mean an image that is less than optimal on blu-rays you are into the realm of the purely personal. I would
argue that HDMI 1 is 'flawed' in that you can't turn off all NR and other processing, even in source direct, but
that arguable 'flaw' is mitigated by the fact you can use HDMI 2 and get no additional processing. Beyond that
a few of us prefer the image on the BDP-83 to either output on the 103, but that is (for me) a very small and
very personal difference.
If you are talking about SD-DVDs, then the 103 is 'flawed' in that it doesn't do as good a job upscaling as the earlier Oppo
models that had the ABT chip, and some other players with different chips, but that is in part because many chip manufacturers
are no longer in the market. So it's a step backwards in quality, but not what I'd call a 'flaw'...