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OPPO BDP-105 Universal Blu-ray Player Review

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OPPO BDP-105 Universal Blu-ray Player Review Highlights

OPPO's new BDP-105 Universal Blu-ray Player is one of the finest Blu-ray players to hit the market. It is also a universal player, meaning that it will play Blu-ray music, as well as high resolution music files on a hard drive connected to the player via a USB jack on the rear panel.

The music files can be DSD64 as well as 24/48, 24/96, 24/176, and 24/192 PCM files. It can stream music from your computer through your wireless network too. It pretty much does everything, and with vanishingly low distortion. Its menu system is easy to use, and the sound and video quality are amazing.

The bench test results illustrate the BDP-105's impeccable decoding quality that is astonishing at this price point ($1,199). The OPPO BDP-105 promises to be a very strong contender for player of the year in A/V magazines published around the world, and likely, some vendors will use the circuit board from the BDP-105 to manufacture their own players.

Here is a video of the equipment rack in which I use the BDP-105 for home theater enjoyment.

Introduction to the OPPO BDP-105 Universal Blu-ray Player Review

OPPO continues its tradition of being leader of the pack with the introduction of the BDP-105 Universal Player. It has every type of input that one could want, making it truly a player that can handle all types of media and sources. The video quality is superb (video results coming in Chris Heinonen's review of the 103 which has the same video circuit as the 105), and the audio quality (tested in this review) is what we have come to expect from OPPO: audiophile-grade.

OPPO BDP-105 UNIVERSAL BLU-RAY PLAYER SPECIFICATIONS

  • Design: Blu-ray, Universal Player
  • Codecs: Everything from Here to Eternity
  • DACs: ESS Sabre32 Reference
  • Features: Two HDMI Inputs, Two USB 2.0 Ports (Type A) for Storage and WiFi (Type A), One USB 2.0 Port (Type B) for Connection to Computer, One Asynchronous USB Audio 2.0 Input on the Front Panel for Connection to iPod, iPad, or iPhone, 3D-Capable, 4K Upscaling (3,840 x 2,160), VUDU HD Movie Streaming, CinemaNow, Netflix Instant Streaming, Pandora Internet Radio, Rhapsody Online Music, BD-Live, BonusVIEW
  • Dimensions: 4.8" H x 16.8" W x 12.2" D
  • Weight: 17.3 pounds
  • MSRP: $1,199 USD
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