Originally Posted by BoomMan
Thank you for the quick reply. I'm assuming I would be better off with a Sony 590 as I don't need the Marvel Qdeo in the player as my receiver comes with it?
Would there be any difference in using the the Marvel Qdeo processor from the Oppo as opposed to the one in my Onkyo? Would the picture quality be the same?
I would like to purchase a new Blu-ray player regardless as my current one does not have built in wifi, 4k upscaling, and does take a long time to load.
If it it not just the Marvel processor that gives the superior picture quality of the Oppo then perhaps I should look into one?
Another Oppo owner here. If you only watch blurays, the improvements you get in picture quality may not be worth the increased money.
The other improvements - being able to process signals from your cable box, game box, etc, really good 2d to 3d conversion, broad support of video and audio file formats from the network, very high quality analog audio outputs, SMB drive support and excellent DLNA support - all of these have to be worth it to you to make the step up (I haven't listed the great service, that's taken for granted). They are to me, but if you are just watching blurays, the Sony is a very good bluray player.
I think one thing that tends to be overly simplified is the presence of the latest video processor. The QDeo is a great processor, but it can only be used by well designed firmware. In other words, the software that drives and implements a lot of the functions is what makes the thing sing. I have a QDeo processor in my AVR (Pioneer Elite VSX-33), but I shut if off when my Oppo is running (an old BDP-83), since the PQ from my Oppo is superior to it when it's doing the decoding. I've tried both, the Oppo is better. Nothing against Pioneer, they do a great job, and when I feed a cable signal through, that QDeo is on, but it is an AVR company, and shouldn't be able to compete with a dedicated device like a bluray player.
As to 4K upscaling, that requires a 4K capable screen, until one is available within my means, it doesn't enter my calculations. I will be buying an Oppo 103 soon, and that does that conversion, but if it wasn't there, it wouldn't concern me. I think most players are fairly quick in loading time now.
So - if your needs are just blurays, I'd go with a Sony. If you want to get the best possible universal player (IMO), get the Oppo BDP-103 and keep it for a long time (I've had mine for 3.5 years now, and still very happy), but it is more than just a player - if you don't need that, go with something else.