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Gadgtfreek, Do you like your 103 D PQ over 103 Need your personal opinion ...I do have 103 and got 103D yesterday
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I havent been able to use it for blu-ray yet (other than Spears and Munsil, WOW and DVE patterns), too busy. Ill be honest, I dont expect to see a lot there even though I felt the 103 wasnt as crisp as some other players Ive seen. Maybe thats the Marvell issue, maybe Im just seeing things smile.gif

As far as video processing an input it seems to work the same, granted thats pretty subjective but I think it does a good job. The Darbee implementation is well thought out IMO and much better than a Darblet remote, if you like the Darbee tech.

Unless wanting Darbee, Id probably say there is no real reason to upgrade. Unless they have some other goodie we do not know about planned for the future.
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I havent been able to use it for blu-ray yet (other than Spears and Munsil, WOW and DVE patterns), too busy. Ill be honest, I dont expect to see a lot there even though I felt the 103 wasnt as crisp as some other players Ive seen. Maybe thats the Marvell issue, maybe Im just seeing things smile.gif

As far as video processing an input it seems to work the same, granted thats pretty subjective but I think it does a good job. The Darbee implementation is well thought out IMO and much better than a Darblet remote, if you like the Darbee tech.

Unless wanting Darbee, Id probably say there is no real reason to upgrade. Unless they have some other goodie we do not know about planned for the future.

The Marvell did suck imo last year on the 103.
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I never tried the HDMI 2 out really, so I guess it's tough to comment for me. I did feel my BDT500 offered a slightly more crisp image. None of this was side by side of course, so it's highly subjective.

It seems like the handshakes are already better on this 103D for me, vs HDMI 1 on the 103.
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Can the 103D be used as a preamp like the 105. 103D has volume control so I am assuming it can be but want to make sure.

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Hi,

 

I think that is what is happening. How do i set my Oppo to 1080p/24 vs 1080p/60?

 

 

 

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Can the 103D be used as a preamp like the 105. 103D has volume control so I am assuming it can be but want to make sure.
It can be used as a preamp with the same potential issues the 103 has (some people have run into compatibility issues with some amps - check the 103 thread for specifics) - the 105 uses a better DAC which also has a better volume control.
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Put another way, how does the Roamio processing compare to the Roamio processing?
One would hope those 2 scenarios would produce identical results. Sorry, just couldn't pass that one up biggrin.gif.
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It can be used as a preamp with the same potential issues the 103 has (some people have run into compatibility issues with some amps - check the 103 thread for specifics) - the 105 uses a better DAC which also has a better volume control.

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Would appreciate it if you would try the "3D TV Size" setting again with a BD 3D comparing the display screen size setting and the optimum 999 setting. It makes a drastic difference for my 3D perception on both my 65" plasma and HMD headset.

I don't think I ever tried it that high. I will give another look the next time I have a chance. I have the latest Spears & Munsil disc with 3D test patterns now, so that should prove useful as well.

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I have the standard version of the 103. Coming from a Sony BDP-S5000ES, I find the Oppo's 103's picture to be soft on blurays and only average on DVD upscaling. However, I really like the colors the 103 produces which is superior IMO to the Sony and I understand this is due to the Marvell chip. I really do miss the sharpness of the Sony, however, and I can't tweak the sharpness setting of the 103 to my liking. I think the Darbee version of the 103 my be what I am after. Anyway, my question is this...is the beauty of the colors in the 103 Marvell chip lost in the 103D? If anybody that has seen both can answer my question, I would appreciate it!

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One last video of the OPPO BDP 103D and the SONY VPL-VW1000ES 4K

http://www.projection-homecinema.fr/2013/10/10/oppo-bpd-103d-darbee-test-video-avec-le-sony-vpl-vw1000es-4k/

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Hi,

I think that is what is happening. How do i set my Oppo to 1080p/24 vs 1080p/60?



Thanks!

It would help us a lot if you read the manual and had a look at the FAQ before posting here.

Setup -> Video Setup -> 1080p24 Output

ON produces 1080p24 from Blu-ray (unless the disc itself is 1080i60). OFF will produce 1080p60. Make sure your output resolution is set to 1080p.

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I don't think I ever tried it that high. I will give another look the next time I have a chance. I have the latest Spears & Munsil disc with 3D test patterns now, so that should prove useful as well.
After some extensive testing of the "3D TV Size" setting while using the Spears & Munsil HD Benchmark 2nd Edition, I've come to the conclusion that the "3D TV Size" setting is actually a Stereoscopic 3D visible depth setting. The Default "46 inches" is approximately @ 15% Depth-of-field and is set for what is considered as the consumer adjusted stereoscopic 3D viewing comfort level. The optimum 999 setting allows 100% Depth-of-field for actual real-world 3D depth ability. 100% is also what I apply in my NVIDIA Control panel on my 3D laptop and is why I recognize the real-world range difference changes for closest to farthest objects in a scene.
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As best I've been able to figure out, the 3D screen size setting has to do with insuring the 0 depth plane of the 3D image aligns with the surface of the displays screen and is not in front or in back of that.

This is necessary to minimize eye strain. The 3D effect is not "real" 3D of course -- the imagery is being generated on the surface of the display. That means the eyes need to focus at the distance of the display screen.
You are right that the comfort for the majority of consumers is the key reason, but the Spears & Munsil Stereoscopic test confirms that at 999 = 100% depth-of-field, stereoscopic position is 0% at the surface of the display screen, just as accurate as the default setting.

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I have the standard version of the 103. Coming from a Sony BDP-S5000ES, I find the Oppo's 103's picture to be soft on blurays and only average on DVD upscaling. However, I really like the colors the 103 produces which is superior IMO to the Sony and I understand this is due to the Marvell chip. I really do miss the sharpness of the Sony, however, and I can't tweak the sharpness setting of the 103 to my liking. I think the Darbee version of the 103 my be what I am after. Anyway, my question is this...is the beauty of the colors in the 103 Marvell chip lost in the 103D? If anybody that has seen both can answer my question, I would appreciate it!

I would suggest you first try using HDMI-2 from your 103 for a while, this will give you a slightly sharper image as it bypasses the "softness" of the Qdeo chip. As for "colors", both the players are identical on both HDMI outputs, and it has nothing to do with the Qdeo chip.
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And shouldnt HDMI 2 on the 103 be the same as HDMI 1 and 2 on the 103D?
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One would hope those 2 scenarios would produce identical results. Sorry, just couldn't pass that one up biggrin.gif.

Oh, bummer. biggrin.gif
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Would like to ask. I too have a Roamio and have thought about getting the 103D . Do you see much of a difference with the Oppo over having the Roamio set to 1080p output? Put another way, how does the Roamio processing compare to the Oppo processing? Do you have to freeze the picture or can you pick up on it during motion. ......sometimes we can only see certain things on a paused picture that doesn't show up in normal viewing.

Lets try it this way. smile.gif
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And shouldnt HDMI 2 on the 103 be the same as HDMI 1 and 2 on the 103D?

Correct, they are indistinguishable, given default settings in each case.
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I don't think I ever tried it that high. I will give another look the next time I have a chance. I have the latest Spears & Munsil disc with 3D test patterns now, so that should prove useful as well.
After some extensive testing of the "3D TV Size" setting while using the Spears & Munsil HD Benchmark 2nd Edition, I've come to the conclusion that the "3D TV Size" setting is actually a Stereoscopic 3D visible depth setting. The Default "46 inches" is approximately @ 15% Depth-of-field and is set for what is considered as the consumer adjusted stereoscopic 3D viewing comfort level. The optimum 999 setting allows 100% Depth-of-field for actual real-world 3D depth ability. 100% is also what I apply in my NVIDIA Control panel on my 3D laptop and is why I recognize the real-world range difference changes for closest to farthest objects in a scene.
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As best I've been able to figure out, the 3D screen size setting has to do with insuring the 0 depth plane of the 3D image aligns with the surface of the displays screen and is not in front or in back of that.

This is necessary to minimize eye strain. The 3D effect is not "real" 3D of course -- the imagery is being generated on the surface of the display. That means the eyes need to focus at the distance of the display screen.
You are right that the comfort for the majority of consumers is the key reason, but the Spears & Munsil Stereoscopic test confirms that at 999 = 100% depth-of-field, stereoscopic position is 0% at the surface of the display screen, just as accurate as the default setting.

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An interesting result, but I wonder why that would have any connection with "screen size"??

And of course, it begs the question, which setting more "accurately" renders the 3D content according to what the filmmakers intended?
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And shouldnt HDMI 2 on the 103 be the same as HDMI 1 and 2 on the 103D?

Same as HDMI 2 on the 103D. Should be same as HDMI 1 on the 103D if the Darbee and VRS adjustments are all at their default (0) values.

I've seen testing reports that HDMI 1 and HDMI 2 on the 103D are close enough to identical that no difference can be spotted up to 1080p output, but comparison of either against the HDMI 2 output of the original 103 is tougher due to the practical testing complexities. We EXPECT them to be the same and so far I don't think anyone has spotted any differences.
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An interesting result, but I wonder why that would have any connection with "screen size"??
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My guess would be that a bigger screen increases seating distance which proportionately maintains the comfort level.
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An interesting result, but I wonder why that would have any connection with "screen size"??

And of course, it begs the question, which setting more "accurately" renders the 3D content according to what the filmmakers intended?
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Thats me. I'll just stay at 65" setting for my display size until I hear something different. Very odd for sure.
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Can anyone get subtitles to work with MKV files?

I think oppo needs to fix this as well.

Both my PC (XBMC) and netgear NTV550 media streamer work fine with subtitles, not the oppo.
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Can anyone get subtitles to work with MKV files?

What format? VOBSUB, SRT and other text formats are supported, but not PGS/SUP.

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Thank you Bill.

Why. Does the oppo have so many little issues... Guess nothing's perfect... smile.gif
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Thank you Bill.

Why. Does the oppo have so many little issues... Guess nothing's perfect... smile.gif

Well, no, nothing is.

Media file support all comes from Mediatek. Sometimes they do good things, sometimes you have to be patient. Or live without.

PGS/SUP subtitles can be converted to hidef VOBSUB. Look for a utility called BDSup2Sub.

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Thank you Bill.

Why. Does the oppo have so many little issues... Guess nothing's perfect... smile.gif

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And of course, it begs the question, which setting more "accurately" renders the 3D content according to what the filmmakers intended?
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IMO, For native-3D a filmmaker's intention would be to mimic a true-to-life experience and that would be exactly what you would get comfortably for the majority of consumers with a 999 inch screen.wink.gif
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While they have had more disc based issues (new releases) than say Panasonic, their support, reliability and reference output make it well worth the minor tweaks IMO. Of course you pay for it smile.gif
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