Oppo BDP-105D Darbee Edition

Universal 3D Blu-ray player with digital audio inputs and Wi-Fi® (Silver)

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Our take on the Oppo BDP-105D Darbee Edition

by David Brown

Blu-ray Disc players — the ultimate picture and sound

Blu-ray players deliver a better picture to your HDTV than any other available source. In fact, Blu-ray's 1080p picture is a perfect match for the 1080p screens found on most current TVs. Blu-ray movies also offer the most precise and realistic surround sound you can get. These players do a terrific job with standard DVDs, too — you'll see a cleaner, clearer picture with every disc in your collection. Many Blu-ray players can connect to the Internet for watching online movies from Netflix® and other video services.

Oppo keeps raising the bar higher and higher. Never satisfied, they keep finding new ways to add more performance and capability to their highly regarded universal players. Their latest innovation is the BDP-105D Darbee Edition, which offers even better picture quality than the standard player. By incorporating Darbee's enhanced video processing, this player offers increased depth that will make your HDTV's picture look better than ever. Just like the standard edition, the BDP-105D offers audiophile features to go alongside videophile-pleasing performance. Connect other sources to this player's digital inputs and enjoy its extraordinary sound quality, giving this machine an unparalleled level of versatility.

A universal player that does more than ever

The BDP-105D will make the most of virtually any disc you throw at it. 3D and standard Blu-ray movies look amazing. 2D Blu-ray discs and DVDs can even go three-dimensional thanks to the BDP-105D's new 2D-to-3D conversion. Movie soundtracks will reach new heights as this player delivers the latest audio formats like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® Master Audio™ with crystal-clear detail. Music will sound fresh and new, especially if you have high-res stereo and multichannel DVD-Audio and SACD discs, which will truly sparkle with the BDP-105D.

But it's much more than a disc player

Thought your A/V receiver was the centerpiece of your home theater? Think again. The BDP-105D is poised to become a powerful multimedia hub for all your digital sources. With dual HDMI inputs as well as optical and coaxial digital inputs, you can run gaming consoles, network streaming devices like Apple TV®, and other digital sources through the BDP-105D for truly brilliant picture and sound. The front-panel HDMI input doubles as a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) input for use with compatible smartphones and tablets or the Roku Streaming Stick™ — it's another way to enjoy movies, music and photos in your home theater using this versatile player.

Digital inputs on BDP-105 back panel

The BDP-105D's digital inputs — optical, coaxial, USB type B, and HDMI — let you take advantage of the superb audio circuitry to enjoy amazing sound from digital sources like an HDTV, computer, game console, Apple TV®, etc. An updated asynchronous USB DAC input supports DSD and double-DSD files (2.8MHz and 5.6MHz resolutions).

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Bypass your computer's soundcard for a transcendent performance

Oppo's flagship player can also transform your computer into an audiophile-grade component. The BDP-105D's updated asynchronous USB DAC is now compatible with high-resolution DSD files, decoding them in their native resolution. Almost any uncompressed music file will benefit from this player's outstanding digital-to-analog conversion, for sound quality that rivals any CD and transport combination.  You can even listen through the '105D's dedicated headphone amplifier, for DAC and headphone amp performance that by itself would justify this player's price. Of course, there are tons more features that make the BDP-105D a genuine bargain.

Darbee's Virtual Presence™ offers stunning visual depth

Oppo's flagship player is a brilliant choice for serious home theaters that include a large flat-panel TV or projector. Those displays really benefit from a top-notch video source that lets them show their stuff. The BDP-105D features some of the latest and most advanced video circuitry available, including Darbee's Virtual Presence technology, which adds astounding depth and realism to Blu-ray movies. You can even select the amount of processing that takes place, so you can customize the picture to your taste. DVD upconversion yields extraordinary results with your old discs — you'll occasionally be hard-pressed to tell the difference between DVD and Blu-ray. And with 4K upscaling, you'll be ready for the next generation of Ultra High Definition displays.

"If ever a product deserved to be considered the Swiss Army knife of digital media playback, the BDP-105 is the one. Whether you choose it for multi-format disc playback, for network-streaming capabilities, or to use as a DAC at the heart of a computer-audio system, the BDP-105 will consistently serve up levels of sonic refinement and sophistication that belie its modest price. Enthusiastically recommended."

— From Chris Martens' review of the BDP-105 (standard edition) in The Absolute Sound, April, 2013

Uncompromised sound makes this player stand out

While this player's picture quality is stunning, it's the BDP-105D's sonic capabilities that really make it a star. It handles every multichannel music and soundtrack format out there. Its 7.1-channel analog output makes the BDP-105D the ideal companion for older A/V receivers and preamp-processors that lack either HDMI connections or decoding for the latest surround sound formats. If you use the analog outputs, you'll enjoy sound quality that's superior to that of most A/V receivers. Oppo's fanatical approach to sound combines careful engineering with high-quality parts. For example, the player's dual audio DACs are the top model in the acclaimed ESS Sabre DAC family. Both are 8-channel DACs — one is dedicated to multichannel audio, while the other provides a stereo listening experience characterized by vanishingly low distortion and exceptional detail and soundstaging.

High-res audio

Wireless streaming with surprising picture and sound

Need more ways to enjoy movies and music? Connect the BDP-105D's Ethernet port to your home network, or use the included Wi-Fi® adapter and enjoy Internet movie and music streaming with quality that will surprise you. The '105D supports 1080p streaming for Netflix® and VUDU®, as well as 5.1 surround sound for Netflix and 3D for VUDU. For music, there's Pandora® Internet radio for casual listening, or try downloading high-res FLAC files and putting them on a thumb drive. Pop it in the front-panel USB drive and you'll be amazed at the lifelike sound. If you own an iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®, be sure to download Oppo's free MediaControlHD app, so you can browse and play songs from connected storage drives without turning on your TV.

Built like a tank

In a world of lightweight Blu-ray players, Oppo's commitment to solid construction is reassuring. The BDP-105D's sturdy drive mechanism and advanced error correction help it sail through discs that cause other players to stumble and stall. One nice extra is two HDMI outputs. That's handy for feeding two displays, like home theaters with both a projector and a flat-panel TV. It's also a great solution if you have an HDMI-equipped receiver that doesn't handle 3D: you can send 3D video to your TV over one HDMI while sending multichannel audio to your receiver with the other. Like the original BDP-105, the BDP-105D is a pleasure to use, with soft-touch controls on the front panel and one of the best backlit remotes we've seen.

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Key Features:

  • includes Darbee's adjustable Visual Presence technology, which enhances video quality for more depth and realism
  • updated asynchronous USB DAC input supports DSD audio in standard rate (2.8MHz) or double rate (5.6MHz)
  • plays standard and 3D Blu-ray discs, SACDs, DVD-Audio discs, DVDs, and CDs
  • Internet-ready — plays movies and more from Netflix®, VUDU® and YouTube™, and music from Pandora® Internet radio (membership required for Netflix and VUDU)
  • includes wireless adapter for Wi-Fi networking
  • streams photos/videos/music from a compatible DLNA-enabled Windows® PC
  • BD-Live and BonusView support for added bonus features with compatible discs — includes 1GB of built-in memory for downloadable content
  • two ESS Sabre DAC (ES9018) 32-bit audio digital-to-analog converters with jitter reduction
  • built-in headphone amplifier for uncompromised sound quality
  • newly-designed custom-built toroidal power supply for clean, robust power
  • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
  • native DSD playback (.dff and .dfs files) from USB and network storage devices (requires firmware update)
  • extensive picture and sound adjustments
  • download the free Oppo MediaControl HD app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch® to browse and play songs from a connected hard drive or network-attached storage device
  • illuminated remote control
  • plays Region A Blu-ray discs and Region 1 DVDs
Technical Specs:
  • selectable video resolution up to 1080p and 4K (Ultra High Definition) via HDMI output (requires compatible display)
  • video upconversion for DVD and streamed video (HDMI only)
  • dual-core processor for faster response time
  • fanless, ventilated construction for quiet playback
  • 2D-to-3D conversion (3D-compatible display required)
  • HDMI version 1.4a for 3D video, Deep Color, x.v.Color, High-Bit-Rate Audio, and HDMI-CEC control
  • built-in audio decoding for Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • outputs high-resolution audio for decoding in your compatible receiver (HDMI connection required)
  • dual HDMI audio/video inputs, including front-panel MHL-compatible input for use with tablets and smartphones
  • dual HDMI outputs for 3D video capability with non-3D-compatible A/V receivers
  • audio outputs include stereo (RCA and balanced XLR), 7.1-channel RCA, and optical and coaxial digital
  • 3 digital audio inputs (optical, coaxial and USB) for use with HDTVs, game consoles, computers, and more
  • Ethernet port for BD-Live, Internet audio and video streaming, and firmware updates
  • 3 USB ports (1 front and 2 rear) for photo/video/music playback
  • RS-232 port for automated control systems
  • detachable power cord
  • 6-ft. "High Speed" rated HDMI cable included
  • 4.5-ft. USB cable included
  • 16-15/16"W x 4-13/16"H x 14-7/16"D
  • weight: 17.3 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • *Some cable boxes, when connected through the BDP-105's HDMI inupts, experience A/V synchronization issues. Oppo continues to develop solutions to this problem with firmware updates.

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
Surround Sound Decoding Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
3D Capable Yes
Internet Movie Streaming Netflix,Vudu,YouTube
DLNA Certified Audio
Smartphone App Control Yes
DVD Video Upconversion 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K
Multibrand Remote No
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
CD-R Capable Yes
CD-R/W Capable Yes
MP3 Playback Yes
WMA Playback Yes
SACD Playback Stereo
DVD-Audio Playback Yes
Digital Optical Output 1
Digital Coaxial Output 1
HDMI Outputs 2
HDMI Version 1.4a
Ethernet Ports Yes
Analog Audio Outputs 7.1ch/2ch
1080p Video Output Yes
Component Video Outputs None
RS-232C Port Yes
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  • Single-disc Blu-ray player
  • 5' AC power cord
  • 6' HDMI cable
  • Remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • Wireless-N USB adapter
  • USB dock (with attached 57" cable)
  • Nylon tote bag
  • User Manual

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Disc Compatibility
Video Section
Audio Section
Network/USB Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control

Disc Compatibility

Disc Compatibility: The Oppo BDP-105D Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc types:

Disc Type Disc Description
Blu-ray BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE (DL)
CD CD-Audio, SACD, HDCD, CD-R, CD-RW, Kodak Picture CD

Blu-ray Disc: Blu-ray, also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD) is the name of a next-generation optical disc format. The format was developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of data. The format offers more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs and can hold up to 25GB on a single-layer disc and 50GB on a dual-layer disc. This extra capacity combined with the use of advanced video and audio codecs will offer consumers an unprecedented HD experience.

  • Better Picture Quality: Blu-ray Disc is a true high-definition format offering video at 720p, 1080i, or 1080p resolution. While standard DVDs look very good on an HDTV, they don't provide a high-definition signal (not even when you use an up-converting DVD player). Blu-ray Disc delivers an extraordinarily sharp, clean, detailed picture, with deeper, richer colors.
  • Better Sound Quality: In addition to the same multi-channel sound formats you're accustomed to with DVD (Dolby Digital and DTS), Blu-ray Disc offers Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, and uncompressed 7.1 channel PCM.
  • Much Greater Storage Capacity: What makes Blu-ray Disc's superior picture and sound possible is the much higher storage capacity of Blu-ray Disc discs. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25 gigabytes of data, over five times the amount a standard DVD can hold. Dual-layer Blu-ray Discs hold 50 gigabytes, which equates to nine hours of High Definition or 23 hours of Standard Definition video, plus high-resolution multi-channel audio and the added features and material that require multiple discs with standard DVD.
  • Backward Compatible: To ensure backward-compatibility with your existing library of discs, Blu-ray Disc players use a dual-laser mechanism: a blue laser for playing high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and a conventional red laser for playing DVDs and audio CDs.
Note: Like DVD, BD uses region codes. The region code on your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will not play. The BDP-105D is Blu-ray region A and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc uses the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized recording of copyrighted material.

Blu-ray 3D: Blu-ray 3D is the Blu-ray disc video format for 3-dimensional (3D) video playback developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA). Supporting Full HD (1080p), so you can enjoy high quality 3D video. TV and Blu-ray titles are also required to be 3D compatible to enjoy the 3D experience. Adding a 3D capable A/V Receiver will provide a more engaging audio and video consumer experience.

Firmware Updates: As Blu-ray technology continues to evolve, new disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In order for you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to update the firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become available for downloading from the Internet via the rear-panel Ethernet terminal. Occasionally, Oppo may release new firmware for the purpose of additional features or product improvements. Firmware updates can be downloaded from the Oppo website via the player's Ethernet connection. This player offers automatic firmware notification.

Note: Visit Oppo's Help and Support site for the latest firmware updates.

DVD-Audio: DVD-Audio is an extension of the highly popular DVD format, distinguished by its capability to deliver high quality multi-channel audio capability previously unavailable in traditional packaged audio media.

SACD: The BDP-105D plays Super Audio CD (SACD) and supports both stereo and multi-channel high resolution audio programs. Blu-ray Players that support Super Audio CD use a technology called Direct Stream Digital (DSD) to convert music into a digital signal that can be stored on a disc. Compared to the traditional PCM method (the technology used for CD), DSD offers a much higher resolution by following more closely the original waveform of music. Users can select whether to output the DSD (Direct Stream Digital) signal in its native format over HDMI or convert it into high resolution PCM. With a frequency response of over 100kHz and a dynamic range over 120dB across the audible frequency range, some 64x higher resolution then CD, Super Audio CD offers music reproduction that reveals details you just can't hear on a normal CD.

HDCD: High Definition Compatible Digital (HDCD) discs let you enjoy expanded dynamic range and improved audio resolution.

AVCHD: AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) is a digital video format used to record high definition or standard definition video, using an efficient data compression coding technology. The format is designed to compress video and audio (Dolby Digital or Linear PCM) data, enabling a high definition video signal shot on a digital camcorder and recorded on DVD disc to be played back. The BDP-105D supports AVCHD playback from DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs.

DivX Plus HD: The Oppo BDP-105Dsupports DivX Plus HD playback from DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW discs. The unit supports DivX Plus HD video with a resolution up to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

JPEG Slideshows: The BDP-105D will playback JPEG still image files written to DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs.

Music File Playback: The Oppo Blu-ray disc player supports playback of AAC, FLAC, MP3, PCM, WAV, and WMA audio files recorded onto DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs.

PAL/NTSC Conversion: The BDP-105D supports NTSC and PAL systems for both disc playback and video output. It can also convert content of one system for output in another.

Parental Control: Parental Control allows you to set a rating limit based on the age of the viewer, preventing your children from viewing inappropriate material. Playback will stop if the ratings exceed the level you set, and it will require you to enter a 4-digit password before the disc will play back.

Video Section

Rigid Chassis Construction: Built around a heavy gauge steel chassis, sculptured aluminum faceplate, and center-mounted tray, the BDP-105D is designed to impress as well as to provide a stable base for the highest quality reproduction of your favorite audio/video media. The BDP-105D is also passively cooled, allowing it to run both cool and quiet without the need for internal or external fans.

Qdeo by Marvell: The BDP-105D incorporates Marvell's Kyoto-G2H video processor with the second generation Qdeo technology. Qdeo video processing delivers a truly immersive viewing experience by rendering quiet natural video free of noise and artifacts for all types of content. For high-quality Blu-ray content, the BDP-105D faithfully reproduces the program just as the director intended; for DVD, the up-converted picture quality bridges the visual gap from your current DVD library to Blu-ray discs; for network streaming and user-encoded content at a variety of formats and quality, the BDP-105D offers enhancement options including video noise reduction, compression artifact reduction, intelligent color, contrast, detail and edge enhancements.

Darbee Visual Presence: The Oppo BDP-105D Blu-ray player incorporates Darbee Visual Presence technology to bring added depth and realism to your 2D or 3D video experience. Darbee Visual Presence technology provides greater clarity and increases the perception of depth resulting in a more dynamic, lifelike experience. The amount of processing is adjustable, allowing you to customize the visual enhancement to your particular taste.

HDMI Inputs/Outputs: The Oppo BDP-105D is fitted with dual HDMI outputs and dual HDMI inputs.

  • Dual HDMI v1.4a Outputs: The BDP-105D is equipped with two HDMI v.1.4a output ports and offers the most versatile installation options. You do not have to upgrade your A/V receiver to a 3D model in order to enjoy 3D. One HDMI output of the BDP-105D can be connected to a 3D TV and the other can be connected to a pre-3D HDMI (v1.1-v1.3) A/V receiver. For projector users, you can connect one output to a projector for home theater use and the other to a TV for casual viewing. For a multi-room installation the BDP-105D can output audio and video to two 3D or 2D TVs simultaneously. Both HDMI outputs support 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and 4K video signals. Only HDMI 1 output features the superior Marvel QDEO video processor.
  • Dual HDMI Inputs: The BDP-105D provides two HDMI inputs (one on the front-panel and one on the rear-panel) to connect external devices to take further advantage of its excellent audio and video processing functions. Both HDMI input ports are HDMI v1.4 compatible and can accept up to 1080p high-definition video signal, however, due to internal bandwidth limits, the audio signal is up to 6ch/192kHz or 8ch/96kHz PCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, and AAC. The front-panel HDMI input is MHL (Mobile High-definition Link) compatible, which means if it is connected to another MHL-enabled device (like your smartphone) through a MHL cable or adaptor (not included), then this HDMI port is not only capable of accepting high-resolution digital signal, but can also simultaneously charge the connected device.
Notes: Some A/V sync problems may occur when some cable TV boxes are connected via the HDMI IN port (front or back). The Blu-ray player does not feature any analog video inputs or outputs; such as composite, component, or S-video.

4K Up-Scaling: The Oppo BDP-105D further enhances your home theater experience with four times the resolution of Full HD 1080p, by up-scaling all video sources to 4K (3840 x 2160) output resolution.

True 24p Video + DVD 24P Conversion: Many Blu-ray Discs are recorded at 24 frames-per-second (fps), the same frame rate as the original movie's theatrical release. The BDP-105D can faithfully redeliver the original frames using 1080p 24Hz output (compatible display required) for smoother motion and a flicker-free, film-like home theater experience. DVD 24P Conversion allows you to enable 24Hz frame rate conversion for DVD for smoother motion picture experience.

Source Direct Mode: For users who wish to use an external video processor, high-end audio/video receiver or display, the BDP-105D offers a "Source Direct" mode. The original audio/video content on the discs is sent out with no additional processing or alteration. The actual output resolution varies by content:

Content Source Direct Output Resolution
PAL DVD 576i
Most Blu-ray Movies (film source) 1080p or 1080p/24Hz
Most Blu-ray TV shows or Concerts (video-source) 1080i
SACD and DVD-Audio 1080p

3D-Ready: The Oppo BDP-105D lets you enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc movies in full HD 1080p. There are three 3D output settings.

  • Auto: Automatically outputs 3D if supported both by the disc content and the display. The player automatically checks for the existence of 3D content on the disc and the 3D compatibility of the TV or projector. If both are qualified, the player sends 3D video from its HDMI output terminals, otherwise only 2D video is sent out.
  • Forced: Always outputs 3D video format for 3D Blu-ray discs. You might experience a black screen (no video output) if your TV is not 3D compatible.
  • Off: Always outputs 2D video format, even when 3D video exists on the disc. This guarantees the video quality if your TV is not 3D compatible, or some necessary part (such as the 3D glasses) is missing.
Note: 3D viewing requires compatible 3D content, 3D-ready HDTV, 3D emitter and glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable (supporting at least 10.2 Gbps) connection.

2D-to-3D Conversion: Take your standard DVD, Blu-ray, and other video content to the next dimension by converting them into 3D with the simple press of a button. The BDP-105D can also adjust the depth and eye convergence levels to suit your personal preference.

3D TV Size: This option applies to 3D mode, to help the player adjust the 3D image to the screen size of your HDTV for better visual quality.

x.v.Color: x.v.Color reproduces a wider range of color than the HDTV standard, showing almost all of the colors that the human eye can detect. Currently there is no x.v.Color software available on Blu-ray, but the BDP-105D is ready to take advantage of x.v.Color discs when they become available.

Deep Color: The HDMI output supports Deep Color, increasing the number of bits available for transmission, meaning more colors are displayed. The BDP-105D can provide 4,096 shades of each of the three primary colors, for a total of 68.7 billion possible colors. This results in greater color fidelity, smooth tonal transitions, and ultra-fine gradations between colors. It also enables more shades of gray, for higher contrast ratio.

Aspect Ratio and Zoom Modes: The BDP-105D supports multiple levels of aspect ratio control and image zooming. Users can watch a movie in its original aspect ratio, fit to the full screen, or zoom in to remove the black bars on some titles. For users with a 2.35:1 CIH (Constant Image Height) display system, the player's zoom modes include a vertical stretch mode to work nicely with an anamorphic lens. You can choose from the following Aspect Ratio and Zoom Modes:

  • Aspect Ratio Modes: 16:9 Wide, and 16:9 Wide/Auto
  • Zoom Modes: 1:1 (no zooming), Stretch/Compress, Full Screen, or Under Scan

Subtitle Shift: For customers using a 2.35:1 "Constant Image Height" video projection system, subtitles may get cut off because they are positioned outside of the active video area. The Subtitle Shift feature can be useful to these customers. The player can shift subtitles up or down so they are displayed within the active video area.

Advanced Picture Control: Users can have fine control of brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, sharpness, noise reduction, color, and contrast enhancements. The player can remember and apply three custom picture control modes to suit a variety of viewing conditions and content types.

Bonus View: The Bonus View feature provides picture-in-picture capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view addition content (such as director/actor commentary) in a small display window while the movie is playing.

Audio Section

High-Quality Sound: Thanks to the high performance DAC chips, the toroidal power supply, high quality parts, and engineering, the Oppo BDP-105D offers a very detailed sound with an extremely low noise floor and distortion. You will hear details from your music that you have missed before.

Sabre³² Reference Audio DAC: The DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) is one of the most important components for digital audio playback. The Sabre³² Reference ES9018 from ESS Technology is the world's best performing 32-bit audio DAC solution targeted for high-end consumer applications and professional studio equipment. With the ESS patented 32-bit Hyperstream DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the Sabre³² Reference DAC delivers an unprecedented DNR (Dynamic Range) of up to 135dB and THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise) of 120dB; the industry's highest performance level that will satisfy even the most demanding audio enthusiast. The BDP-105D uses two ES9018 DAC chips; one for the 7.1-channel output, and another for the dedicated stereo output.

Toroidal Power Supply: A toroidal power transformer offers superior power efficiency and much lower exterior magnetic fields over traditional laminated steel core transformers. The BDP-105D's toroidal linear power supply provides a very clean and robust power source to the critical audio components.

Analog Outputs: The Oppo BDP-105D is fitted with unbalanced stereo RCA outputs, XLR balanced stereo outputs, and 7.1ch RCA analog outputs.

  • Unbalanced Stereo RCA Output: The BDP-105D features a dedicated 2-channel analog RCA output with specially optimized ES9018 DAC and output driving stages.
  • XLR Balanced Stereo Output: The balanced output features a true differential signal path all the way from the DAC to the 3-pin XLR connector. By transmitting a pair of differential signals, the balanced output provides better common-mode noise rejection and improves signal quality.
  • 7.1Ch Analog Output: Individual analog 7.1ch surround RCA outputs are ideal to connect to a 7.1ch or 5.1ch surround sound system. Powered by the ES9018 Sabre³² Reference DAC, the BDP-105D delivers an incredible and immersive multi-channel sound stage.

Digital Outputs: For simple and easy connection to more traditional A/V receivers, the BDP-105D features both optical and coaxial outputs for digital audio. The optical and coaxial digital inputs support 48k LPCM, 96k LPCM, 192k PCM, and Bitstream (Dolby Digital/DTS). Due to bandwidth limitations, high resolution audio formats such as Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution, and DTS-HD Master Audio cannot be sent through the coaxial or optical digital audio output. A reduced resolution version of the same audio track will be output instead.

Digital Inputs: The Oppo BDP-105D can function as a dedicated DAC (digital-to-analog converter) and process external digital audio signals with its internal Sabre³² Reference DAC. Three digital audio inputs (Optical/Coaxial/USB) allow you to connect external audio devices. The processed analog audio is output through the player's stereo RCA, XLR and analog multichannel output terminals.

  • Optical/Coaxial: The BDP-105D supports up to 2ch/96kHz PCM, Dolby Digital, DTS, and AAC audio signals through its optical and coaxial digital audio inputs.
  • USB (type-B): The BDP-105D supports up to 2ch/192kHz PCM audio signals through it USB (type-B) port. To utilize the USB (type-A) port with your Windows computer (XP/Vista/7), a software driver will need to be installed on your computer. The driver is available online at Oppo's BDP-105D Support Page. No software driver is required for Mac computers.

Digital Audio Formats: The Blu-ray player's HDMI output is capable of multi-channel bitstream (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital, and DTS) and multi-channel PCM output. The optical and coaxial digital outputs pass either Dolby Digital or DTS bitstream, or 2-channel PCM.

  • Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD delivers lossless studio master quality audio designed specifically for high definition entertainment. The BDP-105D supports bit-stream output of Dolby TrueHD via its HDMI 1.4a output. It can also internally decode Dolby TrueHD into LPCM and output via HDMI or the 7.1ch analog audio output terminals. Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus audio formats are also supported.
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio delivers an auditory experience that matches the lifelike images of high-definition video with up to 7.1ch that are bit-for-bit identical to the studio master. The BDP-105D supports bit-stream output of DTS-HD Master Audio. It can also internally decode DTS-HD Master Audio and output via HDMI or the 7.1ch analog audio output terminals. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS Digital Surround are also supported.

Pure Audio Mode: You can enjoy higher quality music audio by turning off the video processing and output. The Pure Audio mode reduces any potential interference between the video and audio signals.

Note: Because HDMI carries audio together with video, the HDMI video signal cannot be completely turned off. A black screen is transmitted instead to minimize any potential interference.

Audio Format Chart:The following chart provides a reference to what type of audio signal can be expected (when Secondary Audio is off):

Source Format HDMI Output Coaxial/Optical Output Analog Multi-Channel Output
Bitstream LPCM Bitstream LPCM
LPCM 2ch LPCM 2ch LPCM 2ch LPCM 2ch LPCM 2ch 2ch
LPCM 5.1ch LPCM 5.1ch LPCM 5.1ch LPCM 2ch LPCM 2ch 5.1ch
LPCM 7.1ch LPCM 7.1ch LPCM 7.1ch LPCM 2ch LPCM 2ch 7.1ch
Dolby Digital Dolby Digital LPCM 5.1ch Dolby Digital LPCM 2ch 5.1ch
Dolby Digital Plus Dolby Digital Plus LPCM up to 7.1ch Dolby Digital LPCM 2ch up to 7.1ch
Dolby TrueHD Dolby TrueHD LPCM up to 24-bit/192kHz 7.1ch Dolby Digital LPCM 2ch up to 7.1ch
DTS DTS LPCM up to 7.1ch DTS LPCM 2ch up to 5.1ch
DTS-HD High Resolution DTS-HD High Resolution LPCM up to 7.1ch DTS LPCM 2ch up to 7.1ch
DTS-HD Master Audio DTS-HD Master Audio LPCM up to 24-bit/192kHz 7.1ch DTS LPCM 2ch up to 7.1ch

ARC (Audio Return Channel): Audio Return Channel (ARC) is a feature introduced in HDMI v1.4 which allows you to send digital audio signals from the television back to the player or your receiver. Instead of listening through the TV speakers, ARC allows the sound to be processed and produced by your home theater audio system.

Direct Stream Digital (DSD) Encoding: The Super Audio CD standard is based on Direct Stream Digital (DSD) technology, a 1-bit system with a digital sampling frequency 64x that of conventional audio CD's 2,822,400 samples per second. Mixed with as many of the original frequencies as possible, the audio information audible for human ears sounds much more natural than CD. The DSD bitstream can be output via HDMI or the multi-channel output.

Down Mix Mode: Down mix is the process of converting multi-channel audio to less number of channels. For example, converting a 5.1ch source to stereo, or converting a 7.1ch source to 5.1ch. Down mixing allows the audio output from the player to match the exact number of speakers available in your home theater. The following down mix modes are available.

  • LT/RT: Left Total/Right Total. The center and surround channels are mixed into the two front channels according to the LT/RT matrix. A Dolby Pro Logic receiver will decode the two-channel audio into surround audio.
  • Stereo: This mode down-mixes multi-channel audio to 2-channel stereo output. For original stereo content the output will not change. For original multi-channel content the surround and center channels will be mixed with the left and right front channels. Recommended for use with TV sets or stereo receiver/amplifiers.
  • 5.1Ch: This mode enables 5.1ch decoded audio output. The number of actual output channels depends on the disc. If the source content has more channels, the surround back channels will be mixed into the surround channels.
  • 7.1Ch: This mode enables 7.1ch decoded audio output. The number of actual output channels depends on the disc. For 6.1ch contents, the left and right surround back speakers will both output the same surround back audio channel.

Speaker Configuration: In the Speaker Configuration menu you can configure speaker settings such as speaker distance, speaker size, crossover frequency, and trim level.

  • Test Tone: Test tone is a special group of artificially-created sounds that are used to test your audio speaker system and help to identify any wiring faults.
  • Speaker Size: The speaker size parameter sets bass filtering control for the speakers. The options are:
    • Large: Bass frequencies are passed to the speakers.
    • Small: Bass frequencies are not passed to the speakers to reduce possible distortion. If the subwoofer is available, bass frequencies are redirected to the subwoofer.
    • On (for subwoofer only): Specifies that a subwoofer is available
    • Off: Speaker for the corresponding position does not exist. Audio for the missing speaker is redirected to other speakers or discarded if redirection is not possible.
  • Crossover: When a speaker size is set to "Small", bass information below the selected crossover frequency (40/60/80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250Hz) is not passed to the speaker to reduce possible distortion; and if a subwoofer is available, the bass information will be redirected to the subwoofer.
  • Speaker Distance: The speaker distance parameters set delay control for the corresponding audio channel. The delay is used to compensate for the audio time difference caused by the placement of speakers. The speaker distance can be set from 0 to 60'.
  • Trim Level: The speaker trim level parameters sets the volume of each individual channel. The trim level can be set to +/- 10dB in 0.5dB increments. Channel trim is generally not required since most A/V receivers have the capability to adjust.
Note: Speaker Configuration applies to the multi-channel analog audio outputs only. All digital bitstream and LPCM outputs are unaffected by these settings.

Dynamic Range Control (DRC): DRC can smooth out the sonic peaks and valleys common with wide-range digital audio. Enabling DRC may make low level audio more audible during low-level listening. The Dynamic Range Compression is applied on the analog audio output; it also works on the digital audio output (HDMI, Coaxial and Optical) when the audio format is set to PCM.

Headphone Output: The Oppo BDP-105D features a front-panel 1/4" headphone jack for connecting a set of headphones, so you can listen to your music privately. The headphone output's volume can be adjusted within the unit's on-screen menu.

Network/USB Functions

Wireless or Wired Network Connection: Using the included wireless-N adapter or the built-in Ethernet (RJ-45) port, you will be able to interact with BD-Live content, watch instant streaming programs from online providers (such as Netflix/Vudu/Pandora/YouTube), playback contents stored on your home network, and keep the BDP-105D up-to-date with firmware releases to ensure maximum Blu-ray compatibility.

Network Media Sharing: The Oppo BDP-105D can remotely play back music, photo, and video files stored on your Windows PC or NAS (Network Attached Storage) that are connected to the same home network. Your Windows PC or NAS must be DLNA certified or SMB/CIFS compatible.

  • Supported Audio Files: AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD128 (2.8/5.6Hz), FLAC, MP3, PCM, WAV, and WMA
  • Supported Video Files: AVI, DivX, MKV, MPEG, and WMV
  • Supported Photo Files: JPEG, GIF, and PNG

Video On-Demand (VOD): You can instantly watch movies from Netflix, CinemaNow, and Vudu over the internet using this Blu-ray disc player. You also get access to YouTube Leanback and Pandora Internet Radio.

  • Vudu: Vudu lets you stream thousands of movies instantly the day-and-date they are released on DVD/Blu-ray in stunning 1080p/5.1ch audio. You pay per movie, with no monthly subscription. Service available in the United States only.
  • Netflix (5.1ch): With more than 20 million members in the United States and Canada, Netflix is the world's leading Internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV shows. The Blu-ray player supports up to 5.1ch audio streaming from Netflix. For $7.99 a month, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited movies and TV episodes streamed over the Internet. Netflix is available in the United States and Canada.
  • CinemaNow: CinemaNow is a digital entertainment service that offers instant access to an extensive library of premium video content for rental or purchase, including new release movies and TV shows, with no subscription required.
  • Film Fresh: Film Fresh (by RoxioNow) offers thousands of online movies and TV episodes for you to download and instantly watch. No subscription necessary. You can rent movies for $2.99 or purchase movies for $9.95.
  • YouTube Leanback: YouTube Leanback is a new way to watch YouTube videos on your TV. YouTube Leanback has been formatted and optimized specifically for TV viewing. With simple controls and full screen viewing, Leanback makes watching videos on YouTube as effortless as watching TV.
  • Pandora Internet Radio: Pandora is an online automated music recommendation and Internet Radio service. You can create your own personalized radio stations. You can then sort tracks within these radio stations. You can even skip up to 6 tracks that are being played back within 1 hour. Pandora is only available in the United States.
  • Rhapsody: Rhapsody is a streaming music subscription service (starting a $10 per month) that allows you to play the full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of over 10 million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or download the music.
  • Picasa: The Blu-ray player lets you connect to your Picasa account and provides online photo viewing and sharing capability.
Note: Video On-Demand requires a home network with a connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD content). Video quality and picture size vary and are dependent upon broadband speed and delivery by content provider. Online content may require additional fees and/or PC registration. Available online content may change without notice.

BD-Live: BD-Live is a collection of online interactive features that content providers may include with a Blu-ray Disc movie to enhance your enjoyment of that movie, providing you a compelling new world of extended interactivity. BD-Live includes access to studio-specified Internet sites that provide you the ability to, for example, download current movie trailers or other exclusive content, play movie related games, enhance the content of their disc, chat with other viewers, play games with other BD-Live connected players, and much more. Blu-ray players and movies must both support BD-Live in order to use the technology.

Triple USB (type-A) Ports: The Oppo BDP-105D Blu-ray Disc Player is equipped with three USB ports (1 front/2 rear). The player also includes an external USB dock for easier connection. You can use the USB ports to plug in a USB drive for audio, video, and photo playback. The USB ports are rated to provide 5V and 1000mA (maximum) to power a USB drive; that is sufficient for USB (MSC) thumb drives and flash memory card readers, a USB hard drive may require an external power supply. Supported USB drives can be formatted with the FAT (File Allocation Table), FAT32, or NTFS (New Technology File System) file system.

  • Supported Audio Files: AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD128 (2.8/5.6Hz), FLAC, MP3, WAV, and WMA
  • Supported Video Files: AVCHD, AVI, DivX, MKV, MPEG, and WMV
  • Supported Photo Files: JPEG, GIF, PNG
Note: USB devices such as MP3 players, digital cameras, and mobile phones are not compatible. Not compatible with iPod, iPhone, or iPad.

Convenience Features

Start Up/Play Back Time: The Oppo BDP-105D Blu-ray player has a start-up time of approximately 16.1 seconds. It takes approximately 25.7 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback.

Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started with the Blu-ray player initially turned off and in standby mode. The Start Up Time test was stopped when the player's Home Menu screen appeared. The Play Back Time test was stopped when the Blu-ray disc began playback.

Gracenote MusicID and VideoID: Music and Video recognition technology and related data are provided by Gracenote. Gracenote is the industry standard in music and video recognition technology and related content delivery. By connecting to Gracenote's global media database over the Internet, the BDP-105D can offer an enriched playback experience by displaying Cover Art, Title, Artist, Genre and other media information for CD, DVD, Blu-ray and a wide range of digital media files. For more information visit www.gracenote.com.

Memory and Automatic Resume: The player automatically remembers the current position when playback is interrupted. Operations such as Stop, Open/Eject, or turning Power off will cause the player to save the current playing position. The position is memorized even after turning off the unit or changing the disc. When the next time the disc with a memorized playing position is played back, the player will recognize the saved playing position. Playback will automatically resume from this saved position. The player can remember playback position for up to 5 discs. When the sixth disc is memorized, the oldest one is replaced.

Note: Some Blu-ray Discs do not support resuming and will always play from the beginning.

Display Dimmer: The Blu-ray player lets you control the display intensity of the front-panel Vacuum Fluorescent Display. You can choose Standard, Dim, or Off.

Screen Saver: The screen saver is designed to minimize burn-in concerns for plasma and CRT display devices. Video output will be turned off after 3 minutes of inactivity.

Remote Control

Wireless Remote Control: The BDP-105D comes with a fully back-lit remote control for ease of use in dark home theaters. With its ergonomic button layout and clear labeling, operating the Blu-ray Disc player is easy. It even offers dedicated buttons to access Netflix and Vudu on-line movie services.

HDMI CEC: HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (HDMI CEC) simplifies your home theater by allowing a single remote control to operate multiple devices through HDMI connection.

Oppo Remote Apps: Oppo offers two free Apps for controlling the BDP-105D with a compatible mobile device. The Oppo MediaControl app lets you completely control the player with your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Android device. The app lets you browse media libraries, control playback of media, and turn the player on and off. If you just need a simple remote control app without the media playback features, you can download the Oppo Remote app for iOS or Android devices. The Blu-ray player and your compatible mobile device must be connected to the same home network.

Note: The Blu-ray player may require a firmware update to be compatible.

External IR: The BDP-105D features a 3.5mm IR input. If the player is to be installed in an equipment cabinet where direct line-of-sight is not available for the remote control you can purchase an external IR Remote Sensor (sold separately) and plug it into the IR input. Then place the sensor head at a location where there is direct line-of-sight to ensure reliable operation.

RS-232C Port: The BDP-105D has an RS-232C control port and can be integrated into most custom home theater control systems.

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5 out of 5


Written By Bob, Peoria,Az on Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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Still learning the player picture quality and sound is excellent but I think I will get much more out of this player with time with its capabilities it has a lot to offer.
Picture quality is excellent still learning the sound system but its getting better all the time, I am using a surround system so trying to make adjustments, I have a Pioneer Elite Receiver with Bose speakers.
None at this time the player has a lot to offer.
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5 out of 5


Written By Peanutbutter74, Chicago, IL on Saturday, October 04, 2014
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When I put this player into my home theater, not only did the picture quality vastly improve, but the impressive audio quality was immediately apparent! One of the best things about the sound quality is when watching a movie, the dialogue is SO much more intelligible! Additionally, the detail, textures, background noises, EVERYTHING aspect of the sound quality went up. In my opinion, the Darbee processing is worth it on most sources; especially DVD. Plus, you can tailor the effect to your liking or turn it off completely. This player is so good that I'm going to change out my amplifier from my main listening system just to hear how much of an improvement it'll make. A word on the ease of use: VERY easy to navigate and to hook up. The only thing (and this is a minor quibble) I wish the remote did was turn on my Panasonic plasma (then, I would be down to just the Oppo remote!). Oppo's packaging was ridiculously OUTSTANDING! I have audio components that cost far more than this player that can't even approach how well this thing was presented when you unbox it! This thing would be a steal at $2000! If you're on the fence in deciding to get it or not, be assured that your money will be well spent. Oh, and I almost forgot! Their customer service on the phone was SUPERLATIVE!!! I have called Oppo 5 times now with questions about this player and every single time have been impressed!!!
pretty much everything
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5 out of 5

Exceeded my expectations

Written By Robert W., Elkins Park, PA on Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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The Oppo 105D arrived as predicted and the set-up was straightforward. Right out of the box, the first multi-channel SACD I played was an audio delight. I am hearing nuance in the sound field that I never heard before. Stereo sources are simply astounding. It's like every recording is new to my ears. the video performance is equally phenomenal. Two emails asking about advanced setup and playback questions were answered in the same day by the Oppo tech support staff. American made, solid build-quality, and a great manufacturer... pretty difficult to believe. Believe it.
Superior Audio and Video performance. Excellent build quality. Excellent customer service.
High cost... but totally worth it.
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5 out of 5

Oppo bdp-105d

Written By Michael G, Northridge, CA on Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Having owned an oppo bdp-93 in the past I have come to expect nothing but the best from the 105d and I must say this player does not disappoint. You will enjoy an apple-like experience when unboxing this beast. It comes well packaged and has impecable build quality. It has top shelf sonics from any format you through at it. You'll need to hook it up via balanced audio outputs in order to enjoy its audio prowess in stereo which truly sounds fantastic. The picture is also no exception it looks beautiful and the darbee enhancement give the picture new found depth from and material. Highly recommended if you can handle the price.
Build quality, analog and digital sound, picture and darbee enhancements. Styling and remote
Slow power up and down, load and eject times. Not cheap
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5 out of 5


Written By davzway, Fort McCoy FL on Wednesday, September 17, 2014
September 2014 addition to prior review. One of the principle reasons for buying the OPPO BR player was speaking with Crutchfields tech folks on OPPO and OPPO's prompt response to all email questions BEFORE the sale. After months of dealing with issues on HDMI out not working in a Yamaha AV receiver (avr-867); I purchased a new Denon AVR-X2000 Receiver (from Crutchfields) and when I could not get the OPPO BR player to work on four different outs, spent two weeks going through EVERYTHING trying to make it work. Finally contacted OPPO as I'd isolated that the only equipment not working in four hdmi outs was OPPO. There technical rep spent a LONG time on the phone, trying various connections and testing the unit, before he determined there was a problem with HDMI Out #1, #2 worked. What shows how outstanding this company is, they are sending a new replacement unit (shipped the following day) EVEN THOUGH IT IS OUTSIDE THEIR NORMAL EXCHANGE PERIOD and normally would have been repaired under warranty. If you want the BEST Blu Ray player buy OPPO. If you want the BEST BluRay picture, buy the DARBEE unit- it is extremely user friendly and easy to use- you can adjust Darbee while watching- even has the option to SEE a Spit screen comparison or go back and forth, allowing YOU to adjust % of the Darbee affect to suit your tastes. . User manual is best I've seen in 40 years.
OPPO didn't have to REPLACE the OPPO Darbee unit, it could have been repaired under warranty and I would have been without their unit for couple of weeks just in shipping. INSTEAD- they ship a NEW unit, with a RETURN shipping label for the box for the old unit. Does not get better than that.
Are NONE. Don't say that often, Crutchfield STANDS behind what they sell, ensuring their customers are satisfied AFTER the Sale;
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5 out of 5

Quality Multi Format Disc Player

Written By Chris B, Albany NY on Friday, September 12, 2014
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I was looking forward to receiving the Oppo 105D and getting it set-up after reading all the reviews recently. The unit is wonderful and the build quality is apparent from the time you open the box. I have purchased many different systems and components over the years and while I dont consider myself an over the top "audiophile" I do appreciate and expect great sound and quality. This unit did not dissappoint. Unlike many also ran competitors the unit is very high quality, has great packaging and wonderful documentation for easy set-up and calibration etc. Oppo did not skimp on this and you even get a carry bag in the box that I am using to keep my documentation together. The sound quality is great and the controls very simple and easy to use. I highly recommend this unit if it fits even a stretched budget.
build quality, documentation, ease of set-up and use, sound and picture reproduction
cost and single disc
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5 out of 5

Oppo BDP-105D Darbee

Written By dennis m, Tucson, Az on Friday, August 08, 2014
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Best Player of dvd or blue rays I have ever used. Terrific sound quality. Using in stereo sys with Lexicon controller and aerial 10T speakers with Levinson 333 amp. New 3 terabyte Tivo pro and an inexpensive BIC America 12" sub set up through crossover in the Lexicon. At my age I have owned tube sys, 4 channel venal with AR3s VCRs of every kind as well as a 5.1 dedicated theater with a projector and 6' screen. I have had my Lexicon upgraded as well as my Levinson 333 amp. I am very happy with the system as it is currently configured and the Oppo was the last component I can afford to buy in a world where America owned the R & D for audio and video as well as the manufacturing facilities. We no longer have video, and there are fewer specialization stores for audio and video exclusive of very large cities.
Picture and sound
Like many products, I have to worry about future repair.
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5 out of 5


Written By davzway, Fort McCoy FL on Friday, August 01, 2014
First off, this is actually for the OPPO 103D, which is nearly the same electronics except it doesn't have the Whiz Bang of the 105D in the AUDIO side. Wish I had the money for the 105D, didn't and had to settle for the 103D. Second, would have bought from Crutchfield and asked three times but they didn't carry the OPPO 103D model. Been doing the 'audiophile routine since the mid-1960's, building Mac tube amps, Marantz, building custom 3-way speakers as prelude to building a pair of Altec Lansing 'Voice of Theater' speakers (their components and design, my 100-hours to build a walnut box as their speaker was black painted plywood for use in auditoriums). Am not easily impressed, but OPPO has done it. From OPPO's aluminum metal chassis which weighs in at 3-5 times what box store's plastic BluRay players (Sony, Samsung, LG. etc.) will weigh, ... to their OUTSTANDING User Manual, in English (no other languages present- thank you"; each language should have it's own book in this reviewer's opinion"- cudo's to OPPO), ... a User Manual with the Best laid out / Best seen in Years, having the most Concise explanations on what to do and how to connect OPPO's BluRay player- this 103D BluRay player is a 'Class Act' (OPPO 105D sold by Crutchfield is THE UNIT to buy, IF you have the bucks (specifics see OPPO's Web site at: ... www.oppodigital.com Oppo's 103D & 105D metal case, and BR drive are the SAME. Electronics adjusting Sound is where a 105D shines (see PRO below)
Review continued. The 105D has the HIGH-END ELECTRONICS to provide the OPPO'S OWNER with the LAST WORD in customizing, improving, or creating BETTER SOUND (OPPO manual> www.oppodigital.com/BDP105/BDP-105D_USER_MANUAL_English_v1.1.pdf ,,, OPPO 105D is made FOR anyone having, wanting, or working on HIGH END audiophile sound system. You can spend MORE money; however, it's doubtful you'll find better. 'Q' for quality is built in; push drawer button (lighted) to load a disc & listen. cont-Cons
Short answer- NO CONS found. Review cont'd: Listen to "snick, snick" of drawer opening and closing, it's movement has more commonality to a bank vault than 'normal' BluRay players. DARBEE is same in both 103D & 105D. More amazing than the VIDEO picture's quality you SEE using OPPO's 103D/105D, is how OPPO made Darbee system so easy to use (ps: you get a Darbee unit- FREE! / Darblet DVP-5000, available at Crutchfield) All BluRay is not the same- not when you see Darbee BluRay- BUY IT
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5 out of 5

Oppo BDP-105D

Written By Knight, New Jersey on Tuesday, July 08, 2014
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I found this unit to have outstanding picture and sound quality. With a unit like this the quality of other features are less important. Though I would say the other features are in line with what you'd hope for. The use of dual HDMI ports allows for a higher quality method of connection by allowing the user to run direct to the processor and display like back in the days of component video. The analog stage is very impressive. It is in fact the biggest reason to select this player over the 103D. If you plan to just watch movies and not so much with the audio then the 103D is the better choice. The build quality is excellent. rather the build quality is what it used to be before the current wave $100 junk players. With the digital of blu-ray there is such a small difference in video quality that there has been a race to the price floor. In that race build quality has been nearly lost. Not with this player though. I was also impressed with how it was packed in the carton. The Darbee feature is neat. It does add a bit to the picture. Considering how the picture on blu-ray is produced it does help to overcome the inherent problems with the format. However it is not an advantage for all material.I would recommend this player to anyone that is looking for the best possible quality at an affordable price.
A/V quality Build quality Price, I note price because typically this level of performance relative to the state of the art would generally carry a price tag of 2 to 3 times the price of the Oppo.
I don't consider the analog stage a con however if you are not interested in SACD, DVD Audio or high quality CD then paying for this would be a disadvantage. You could buy the cheaper 103D and not notice what you are missing as the video quality is the same with similar build quality.
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4 out of 5

Swiss Army Knife

Written By jambro, Asheville, NC on Tuesday, July 08, 2014
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The Oppo BDP-105D is truly a Swiss Army Knife of DVD Player + Streaming device. It easily found and plays my digital library of mostly 96/24 FLAC files on a Vortexbox. These and Rhapsody tracks sound better using the Oppo as both streamer and DAC than I have experienced before. Given that, the clunky interface needs much improvement. Prior to the Oppo, I used the Squeezebox Touch as my door to both my NAS and online services. I loved the ease with which I could mix tracks from my NAS with Rhapsody into one seamless playlist. The Oppo requires the TV screen menus to access online services while its iPad app only provides the NAS library. The sound is excellent. The DAC is no slouch, at least equal to component DACs in its price range. The pass through "Pure Audio" feature allows use of a stereo preamp in the system, but this unit itself works beautifully as a very flexible multi-channel pre-amp. DVD playback is perfect as one would expect from a device of this caliber. I do not have a 4k or 3D TV so I cannot comment on that. For me, the Darbee feature is just a toy, not worth the extra cost. One final complaint, the remote lacks discrete buttons for input selection. It uses a single button to rotate the inputs requiring viewing of the unit or the TV screen to select one. Netflix works well but I still prefer Roku for the its variety and ease of use. In sum you get an excellent DVD player, music and video streamer, DAC and pre-amp in one nice package.
Fine DAC, good NAS streamer, great flexibility in speaker set up, good selection of inputs and outputs, great DVD player, can use an add-on Roku stick via MHL port in back.
Needs a much improved iPad app. Needs discreet input selection instead of a single scrolling button on the remote.
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5 out of 5

BD Player

Written By Scheiner, Jersey City, NJ on Friday, June 06, 2014
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One of the best players on the market. But if you have already a good DAC, choose the 103D.
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5 out of 5

More than a universal player

Written By Eliut, Puerto Rico on Monday, June 02, 2014
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The Oppo BDP-105D is much more than a universal CD/SACD//DVD/BlueRay disc player. It actually has become the heart of my home theater. With its HDMI INPUTS, DACS and Darbee Visual Presence capabilities it has become THE audio and video processor in my setup and it does so brilliantly.
Excellent built quality and performance.
Limited universal remote capabilities.
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5 out of 5

Best Blu-Ray player under $5000

Written By Scott-USA, San Francisco, CA on Friday, May 16, 2014
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This is a very high quality Blu-ray player that can play almost every type of Disc including SACD's. Plus with the built in apps, like Netflix and Pandora, you can use the Oppo's built-in high end DAC's and video processing to produce the best possible quality available from these services. With the digital inputs and volume control available on the remote, this Oppo can be connected directly to a multi-channel amplifier without the need for a separate preamp/processor. But I would still recommend using a separate preamp or receiver with this player if you need more than just a few digital inputs and if you want to use the automatic room correction and EQ available on most preamp/receivers. Despite my title, I am not sure you can find ANY Blu-ray player at ANY price that can outperform the picture and sound quality of the Oppo BDP-105D.
I wish Oppo had more built-in apps, especially some more high bit rate music service apps like "Beats Music" and "Spotify". Also, although this Oppo can upscale content to 4K, as far as I know, it can not stream 4k programming from Netflix. I am not sure if this can be changed with a future software update, or if the current hardware configuration is not capable of processing 4k Netflix.
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5 out of 5

Oppo 105d

Written By Hunag, Honolulu on Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Amazing product. Stunned even my AV installer. Clarity so far on Blueray amazing. Depth of field unlike any other player we've used. Great value at this level. Looks amazing on our 75" monitor.
Could probably use one more audio out for use with audio matrix and distribution to other zones in house.
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5 out of 5

Well worth the money.

Written By Mark B, New Jersey on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Although the price may seem like a lot to some, for me it was well worth it. It has 4K, HDCD and lossless support and balanced outputs as well. Sound quality is excellent although maybe a touch harsh. I will probably continue to use my old player for audio CDs as the imaging is better. I'll use the Oppo for Blu-Ray.Transport is reasonably quiet and boots up CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray quickly. All the other Blu-ray players in the same price range couldn't match the features. The Oppo easily boots up CDs, DVDs and Blu_rays that my $4500 Denon choked on.
Supports everything I want including balanced outputs, HDCD and lossless formats. It also has 4K video support should I decide to buy a 4K TV in the future.
I prefer real front panel buttons for play, next track, etc. Don't care much for the touch-screen type buttons. You have to look to see which button your finger is on as opposed to finding it by touch.
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4 out of 5

truly high fidelity

Written By StevieG, Laguna Beach CA on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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I use this Oppo unit to play SACD discs, and have compared it to a NAD Masters Series M5 SACD player I have; I cannot tell any difference in terms of resolution and clarity between the two units. So sonically it is very impressive. I also enjoy the local networking features; using my iPad, I can listen to music from several computers on my network system, but the networking software is a little glitchy and needs to be more robust. If Oppo could stabliize and improve the network search features and the user interface, including the iPad app, this unit would be unbeatable.
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5 out of 5

Sharpens Regular TV Viewing + Other Outstanding Benefits

Written By Ralph, San Francisco, CA on Monday, March 10, 2014
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This is a brilliantly designed and exceptionally performing product. It does a great job with any type of disc, blu-ray, dvd, cd, sacd, etc. Sound quality is very much better than my top of the line Sony ES player which cost much more. My main surprise is how much it improves regular tv watching with my Comcast converter plugged into the Oppo BDP-105D. Cable tv now looks and sounds like a high quality dvd. This is truly a high end quality product in both audio and video performance. The price may seem high but compared to its competition it is a great value. Oppo's customer service has a reputation of being prompt, dependable, and U.S. based. I am very happy with this purchase.
Amazing sound and vivid picture.
Menu scrolling. Maybe I'll find some short-cuts.
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4 out of 5


Written By Todd TN, Atoka on Saturday, March 08, 2014
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I really like the Oppo 105D. The player is well built and looks great. The analog sound is awesome. The Blu Ray player is beautiful and loads so fast it isn't even funny. The only drawback is the Darby is barely noticeable and not worth the extra cash. Save it for some discs.
Sound quality, build quality and load speed.
Cost. Darby not really worth the extra money. Crutchfield was a joy to do business with as usual.
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What are the dimensions of this unit? [ MICHAEL  Sep 01, 2014 ]
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  • The width is 16.9" with a height of 4.8" and a depth of 14.4" [ Greg Staff  Sep 01, 2014 ]

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