I really like mine.
I better sell the 93 quick before the 103's floods the market!
Well, I have not doubt that the Oppo103 a superb product. I had an Oppo83 and loved it, but sold it for an almost even cost for a Sony790 in order to have something that can do 3d (which I really don't care for!) and also networking capabilities. I'm sure the Oppo 103 is a finer product than the Sony790, but the 4k upconversion to the Sony1000 is irrelevant, since the 1000 beasts them both.
So I'm just going to stand pat with the BD player I now have (Sony790) until we have 4k BD's. If it's an Oppo, that would be nice!
My solution to screen size is similar to Ben Withrow's. I wanted a wider screen for 2.35 than the largest 16:9 screen that would fit my wall. So I also went with a 'hybrid' size, 2.0 in my case (144x72) since this is the widest that would fit my wall and the highest that I could digest for 16x9 (actually 17x9 for the 1000).
So for 2.35 I zoom to 144"W; the height of the pic is ~ 61", so I shift this down to the bottom edge of the screen and have a ~ 10" wide black bar at the top (where it's essentially ignorable). For 17x9, I use the full height, 72", and the width of the pic is 136"; this is lens shifted to have a 8" wide black bar at the side, and I slip in a manual panel to mask it. These two zooming and lens shifting configurations are stored and achieved with the push of one button.
This works great for me. I think everybody has to think though all these issues for their own specific situation, and thus come to different setups that work best for them.
Yes, one can spend $4K or more on 4-way masking systems (provided you have the space to accommodate them), but with some ingenuity one can do quite well with much less. I qualify my comments though: my room is not a specially designed and built HT, with rows of seating, etc. It is a former master BR in ~90 yr old Berkeley house, but it is (now) fully light controlled, with black covering on most all walls. I.e., it is close to the 'bat cave', but not with haute decor.
See my post a couple items above. With 2.35, by shifting the pic to line up with the bottom of the screen (which is very desirable in general), the black bar is across the top. The eye NEVER picks this up, so one can forget about masking it. For 17x9 pics (which fills the full 72" height) I lens shift to line up the pic with the right side of the screen (since my main seat is slightly to the right of center), and there is an 8" wide black bar on the left side. For this I bought a 1.5" thick styrofoam sheet at Home Depot (~$7 IIRC), cut a section 72''x8", and covered it with ProtoStar self adhesive material; it's the same black felt material on my screen frame. It slips perfectly inside the screen frame (Dalite DaSnap, which protrudes 1.5" in front of the screen )and gives a result that looks exactly like my screen without a black bar. Total cost < $50.
Again, one has to plan all of this--size, screen frame, screen material etc.--but by doing so one can often come up with a very satisfactory solution without being extravagant.