I've trolled the official Darbee Darblet and Oppo 103D threads on here, and to some extent the issues I will present here are addressed, but I'm finding it difficult to keep track and summarize.
I have a 65" 3D Plasma (Samsung), and my current BD player is the Sony BDP-S5100, also used for streaming Netflix. All sources into a Yamaha RXA-800 AVR. I have long considered purchasing an Oppo, and recently started learning a bit more about Darbee processing, which I'm interested in.
In any situation, I think I would likely want to run my cable box through the Darbee processing, which I understand you can do using the Oppo as well.
Based on what I've read, the following 2 statements are my basic thinking on the decision of which "box" (as my wife likes to refer to everything in my system) to add:
1) If I was going to buy both an Oppo 103 AND a Darblet, then it makes practical and monetary sense to just purchase the combined 103D.
2) If I just want the Darbee effect, with no Oppo, then it probably makes sense to wait for the release of the new DVP-5100CIE, given it resolves known possible "handshake" issues, not to mention it looks better in the rack (not just a plastic box). But it will cost more
Is there something that I am missing? Will the DVP-5100 have other benefits and/or features that would make it and a separate "regular" Oppo a better choice than the Oppo "D" version?
Thanks in advance.