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Not sure why HD-DVD players keep getting mentioned as good upscalers - the A2 (the most popular model) is pretty poor at it, and the X2 is only as good as an Oppo from around that same time frame, circa 2007.
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I guess it's just semantics. You said "first class", which I assumed to be equal (100%). I'd say most non-Oppo players are in the 90% range. I'd put my $30 Sony 1100 in that category.

I've had many Panasonic and Sony players and would put Panny on top in the upscaling department (if you turn off all effects), and at the bottom for file streaming.
he he thank you. I put Oppo in "First Class with Distinction" category.
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Oppo's Blu-ray players seem expensive compared to other Blu-ray players--on Oppo's store, the BDP-103 costs $499, the BDP-103D costs $599, the BDP-105 costs $1,199, and the BDP-105D costs $1,299, whereas LG's BP540 costs $90 at BestBuy.com, down from its MSRP of (I think) $130. Why do Oppo's players cost so much more than other Blu-ray players?
They have audiophile-grade internal components including sophisticated digital to analog converters. In particular the analog 7.1 outputs could be used to feed an amp without needing an expensive pre/pro or a receiver with analog outs (difficult to find these days and expensive if you do). The Oppo is also a true universal player offering playback of SACD, DVD Audio, etc. Beyond that the build quality and sheer depth of customization available on the Oppo sets it apart from 'off the shelf' models. That being said, if all you do is watch bluray movies and pipe all your video/audio through the HDMI to your receiver there is probably little cause to spend the extra money. Still, I have an Oppo 980h DVD player serving duty after several models of bluray players and even a couple of HD DVD players have long since been replaced. Truly a quality product.

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They have audiophile-grade internal components including sophisticated digital to analog converters. In particular the analog 7.1 outputs could be used to feed an amp without needing an expensive pre/pro or a receiver with analog outs (difficult to find these days and expensive if you do). The Oppo is also a true universal player offering playback of SACD, DVD Audio, etc. Beyond that the build quality and sheer depth of customization available on the Oppo sets it apart from 'off the shelf' models. That being said, if all you do is watch bluray movies and pipe all your video/audio through the HDMI to your receiver there is probably little cause to spend the extra money. Still, I have an Oppo 980h DVD player serving duty after several models of bluray players and even a couple of HD DVD players have long since been replaced. Truly a quality product.
Great explanation, thank you. What other player do you suggest which has finest Blu-Ray video and sound quality and best DVD upscaling and leave out other OPPO features.
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