Originally Posted by vinnie97
You mean doing the resell routine? That thought had crossed my mind, but I am reeling from recent purchases, so I'm in no rush (and quite happy with the 103 proper). If Oppo offered an actual trade-in incentive for the new player, I might even be more inclined.
Yeah like trading in where you bought the 103 from against the price of the 103d. Some dealers let you do that. I traded in my 51FD to go towards the cost of a 2500bt many moons ago.
But had to sell on the 2500bt separately and the Darbee i had only for only two months ages ago due to employment issues to put toward the new plasma i have now. Definitely interested in the 103d as i always wanted the 103 and having basically lost the Darblet it's like two birds with one stone imo. I liked the performance and sound of the Denon transport but it's SD performance was shady to say the least (soft) and tbh the PS3 beats it in that regard. This phat 60GB PS3 is a console specialist refurb - new upgraded intenal cooling system and whisper 19 blade fan, new blu laser, artic cooling paste everywhere, reballed GPU - the works. I wish i had bought one four years ago instead of (imo) wasting money on the Denon transport. No way i would have sold on the PS3 like i did the Denon thinking back. Would have found the money elsewhere.
Darbee was good - game mode worked better for sd i found - sharpened up distance objects far far better than HD mode for SD mode, certainly on the 500A anyway. HD mode worked for just that. Full pop a no no for anything, not on plasma anyway imo.
It wasn't ideal though really for broadcast SD - compression was highlighted beautifully lol - even if the distance objects was clearer. Decent quality DVD'S were much better though. Grainy blu-ray's it made the grain shinier - lol.
At this moment in time i'm thinking everything into a decent HDMI splitter, then a decent to good HDMI cable from another standalone Darbee into the back of the display but not sure yet