Originally Posted by tym2relax
Hello to 103D owners, I have a question for you.
I recently got a 103, and while I love it, I wish I had the Darbee processing. So, my options are, return the 103 and get a 103D, or add the Darbee Darblet.
Say the added cost is the same. Is there any real advantage of the 103D over the 103 with Darblet?
I had the Darbee Darblet before getting the 103D and agree with everything Bill said above. While I did have some handshake problems with the Darblet what was more problematic for me was the remote control, it was very unreliable, often having to be right on top of the unit to get it to respond. The Darbee feature built-in to the Oppo has operated perfectly without issue.
As far as cost, you should be able to get at least $150 for the Darblet and that will more than cover the extra cost of the 103D over the 103.