Last month, OPPO revealed two new Blu-ray 3D players, the BDP-103 and the BDP-105. Long known for manufacturing products that produce high picture quality, OPPO doesn’t disappoint and makes no exception of the BDP-103 and BDP-105. OPPO, for the most part, designed both Blu-ray players to offer the most convenience and flexibility for interested consumers.
The OPPO players support a number of optical disc formats out of the bat. The most crucial formats supported are Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, SACD, HDCD, DVDs, and CDs. In addition to this, the players also support the most common video and audio file types, namely AVCHD, MKV, WAV, and FLAC. In line with the current trend of home entertainment that interacts closely with computer technology, each player model is equipped with three USB ports, giving the freedom for connectivity with any USB compatible devices.
The inclusion of wired and wireless networking features also gives consumers the ability to choose to incorporate the players into a LAN network or a home wireless setup. The connection possibilities are expanded even more considering that access to a number of entertainment network services through the players has already been worked out by OPPO. Netflix, Pandora, and YouTube are some of the more influential services, and OPPO plans to get more services to jump onto the bandwagon.
The video quality expected from OPPO starts surfacing in just a couple of features. Two-step video processing combines with dual-core SoC and the newest Marvell Qdeo video processor to ensure the highest possible home theater experience. Some other video features include 4K up-scaling, 2D-to-3D conversion, and 1080p 24Hz output to some of the numerous features.
Meanwhile, in terms of audio, high-resolution audio format support is available in both models. There’s bit-stream output and onboard decoding of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Providing more flexibility in the audio and video processing functions is the inclusion of two HDMI outputs and two HDMI inputs. Both players can be controlled in a total of four ways: by remote, IR IN, the RS-232 control ports, and control apps installed in a mobile phone.
The more audiophile-approved of the two, the BDP-105 includes analog output with two ESS Sabre32 Reference DACs, a re-designed Toroidal linear power supply, and speaker outputs with RCA and XLR balanced connections. The list prices for the Blu-ray 3D players are as follows: $499 for the BDP-103 and $1199 for the BDP-105. Estimated release dates are by the end of October and the end of this year for the BPD-103 and BDP-105, respectively. Orders can be placed directly through OPPO’s website or through recognized resellers.