Originally Posted by Jamo8
So, what are the differences did you notice ? Mainly on PQ & SQ ?
None. Trust me, I buy at least 3 blu-ray players a year, have owned 2013 and 2014 Sony's, 2008-2014 Panny's, and 3 different Oppo's (as well as PS3 and Xbone).
1080p/24 blu-ray play back on the standalones is just not a big deal. As long as they pass video tests fine they play the movie backs OK. The 103D of course has Darbee and I did not care for that, so it was overkill. I do not use analog outs because I come out of the X4000 to my amp with analogs, so, overkill.
I do not really watch DVD's, so no big deal there either. The Oppo lacks streaming solutions, but you can add a roku stick ($$$ on top of $$$).
It's hard for people to get past "if it costs more it's better" in HT, but with blu-ray players today, thats not really true. If you are playing 1080p/24 blu-ray and bitstreaming HDMI audio, dont waste your time or $$$.
And don't take this as a knock on Oppo, it has its place and they have great customer service, At some point however, it makes more sense to get the same performance, and use that money elsewhere. Owning an Oppo to say you have one is not very cost effective, but if you have a need for Darbee or a video processor, go right ahead.