Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
Excuse a moment of simple curiosity, but is there anyone out there actually playing shiny discs on one of these puppies?
Yes! All I can say is WOW!!! Probably not a fair comparison but I am upgrading from a Samsung BD-C5500 and it's like I also upgraded my TV and AVR, video and audio is %1000 improved, win all around! Briefly tried both Blu-ray and DVD.
I've got the 103 hooked up to my home automation system and with a few minor driver tweaks (on the HA driver) will have control of my Oppo.. :-)
Love the speed of this unit, love the 5 disc memory, remembers the stopping point on the last 5 discs placed in the player. Network setup was the easiest I've experienced on a consumer AV product; I'm hardwired with static IP and all I had to do was swtich from DHCP to static, the Oppo had already filled in the fields, I just needed to change the final octet to the address of my choice, cool!
Netflix and Vudu setup was completely painless and easy
Tried the Android remote app, works. Don't like that you can't turn the player on (going to try again in "fast boot" mode since more of the unit is powered up to see if the network is active in that state)
The old adage, you get what you pay for (Samsung BD-C5500), in this case IMHO, you are getting way more than you pay for and what a difference. The packaging weighs more than my old Samsung unit. The feel of the Oppo and the remote are first rate, very substantial. The remote is easy to use. Bob commented somewhere earlier in one of the threads about the manual, the manual is not only first rate in how it is written but the quality of the printing and the paper it is printed on is also high quality.
That's is far as I got yesterday evening, more coming...
Thanks to Bob and all of the other beta testers that shared info in the Anticipation thread, it convinced me to drop the coin on the unit as soon as it was available!
-BenEdited by batwater - 10/5/12 at 11:06am