OPPO has always basically had two models of Blu-ray players to choose from. Their current generation includes the 103 series and 105 series. When Darbee video processing came to market a couple of years ago, OPPO gave you an additional choice of adding Darbee, thus the 103D and 105D. I will not go into a long discussion on Darbee, just suffice it to say that it makes your picture look a whole lot better! Today you can get the 103 with or without Darbee, but for only $100 more, it’s easily worth it. The 105, however, only comes with Darbee. So let's assume your decision is going to come down to the OPPO BDP-103D at $599 or the OPPO BDP-105D at $1,299. What are the main differences? This is one of the most common questions we get asked at Audio Advice.
As big TV manufacturers struggle to sell more televisions in a soft economy, they are throwing the kitchen sink at consumers to get them to replace their probably decent flat panel TVs. Most manufacturers have resorted to throwing in a Blu-ray player if you buy a television. The result has not been increased TV sales, but a huge downgrade in...