Originally Posted by reisb
I've been debating on Oppo for quite some time. Now I've moved homes and setup 135" projector (Sony hpl40...) and am looking again. Most watching is Directv and then Blu Ray when getting Redbox movies or playing Blu rays I own. Some Chromecast and ps4. Currently using ps4 as player.
My thought was having a good BD player would make larger pic better since at 135", all errors are magnified.
Is it worth it? Reading several pages back, I've seen some users run their cable/sat thru Oppo too. Didn't even know that was an option. Was originally thinking Oppo just for Blu Ray.
What are the thoughts on Oppo for larger displays and any feedback?
I've been using a 131" diagonal image from a Panasonic PT-AE2000U 1080p LCD projector for seven years, initially with a Panasonic BD-50 Blu-ray player, and for the last three years with the Oppo BDP-93.
I got the Oppo to upgrade the sound, as I had noticed that my even older Denon 2910 DVD/DVD-A player sounded richer playing CDs than the Panasonic did - since the Oppo also played DVD-A disks I figured it would have audio circuitry that could upgrade the sound of Blu-rays as well. (I was running with the multichannel analog output at that point, since my AVR then was pre-HDMI.)
The Oppo did upgrade the sound - but I was suprised that it also upgraded the image, since the "received wisdom" in this hobby is that all Blu-ray players' images look the same. Not true. The Oppo's color rendition was much more natural than it had been from the Panny BD-50, making older films look new.
The Oppos' streaming abilities are nothing to sneeze at - I buy downloads of original high-definition surround recordings from iTrax (sister site to AIX Records) and stream them over my LAN using my Oppo - even the most current AVRs only stream music over DLNA / UPnP in stereo.
I use an outboard $200 Darbee Darblet connected between my receiver and my projector for on-the-fly detail enhancement, which gets that applied to all video, even old videotapes. Many folks here buy the 103D, which builds Darbee into the player for half that price, and run their HDMI sources (which could simply be the AVR's video output) through the Oppo for the same reason - though that makes the plumbing a bit more complicated, with stuff being shuttled between the Oppo and the AVR in both directions.