Originally Posted by turbosc297
I would really appreciate some advice here.
I've got a Panasonic DMP-BDT310 and I'm considering purchasing an Oppo 103. Will I see a noticable gain in quality? I do listen to 2ch music regularly so that has moderate importance to me as well.
Thanks for any input!
I had the oppo 103 and returned it.
I ended up with the $100 panasonic 220 instead.
The Oppo has several issues with HDMI outputs, sharpness, color, etc.
The hope is they will address the issues with FW.
What broke it for me was the SD performance.
Playing the original SD DVD from the Oppo was no better than streaming a ripped file.
At that point I wasn't sure i was getting my $$ worth from the machine.
So I went the opposite way and spent very little on a cheesy, featherweight 220 machine.
It does not look impressive in my rack at all. (yuck)
But- it performs.
Blue Ray is just as good as the Oppo- maybe better if you factor in the Oppo's sharpness issue.
SD DVD performance from the 220 is where I was really blown away.
I played the same disc in both and the 220 is clearly better. Richer and sharper image without the processed look.
I was shocked.
I hate the look and build of the Panasonic unit- but the image is rock solid.
That said- the audio on the Oppo is very nice. It delivers with force. Sound is full- you really feel it.