.The Oppo BDP-105D (Darbee Edition) completes the range of Blu-ray players offered by this high-end producer of technology. But this name is the device only a partial review. Strictly speaking, there is a Blu-ray/DVD/SACD-Universalplayer with audio/video streamer and D/A converters plus 2D/3D-Video-Prozessor/Scaler. The word is often flagship endeavor in such situations. German and international test magazines such as STEREO and Audiovision gave the 105EU in their highest praises.
Sure we’ve all heard the arugment for these attractive sounding ‘All-in-one/All-rounder devices’ are good but how far does that really go outside of the tech-freak so-called ‘connoisseur’ circles? While it may be based on experience and perhaps have some truth in it that fact is thart 1,519.00 € to put down on an home cinema unit just isn’t as popular in times in this day and age. We expect the quintessential first and foremost: when one keeps in mind the impressive processing and the playback quality of the BDP-105D in mind, you can begin to see it for the bargain it really is.
As a basis for the BDP-105D series, Oppo’s BDP-105 makes its mark with an assortment of awards, prizes and convincing consumer-test reports. In addition with the ‘Darbee Visual Presence’ and other specialties (see below) the 105D is convincing in the aural and visual departments. It really can make itself the ideal focal point of a digital home theatre or listening room. By incorporating stereoscopic image, a patented depth field of information based on 2D and 3D models of human vision 2D and 3D model, both the perceived image presence is increased and strengthened the impression of depth of field. This in turn leads to a dynamic, life-like viewing experience. The intensity, engages the Darbee, can be individually regulated and adjusted to personal taste.
The SABRE32 Reference ES 9018 Audio DAC made by ESS Technology is at the heart of the high – merry sound of the 105D . As the name suggests, it is in this DAC is a 32-bit converter, which is often used in high-priced hi-fi/high-end appliances and professional studio area. The patented ESS Technology 32bit Hyper-Stream ™ DAC architecture impresses with a dynamic range of up to 135dB and THD + N of-120dB. That should be enough to convince even the most demanding enthusiasts and satisfy. The BDP-105D two of the ES9018 DAC chips are used: one for the 7.1 – channel output stage, one for the dedicated stereo output, which is present in both XLR and RCA variant. The XLR output shines with a differentiating signal from the DAC to the 3-pin XLR connector.
BDP-105D can also be used as an external digital-to-analog converter. Via USB DAC input, it converts example, the output signal of each computer, which outputs the audio signal via the USB interface to an analog signal. High-resolution audio as DSD64 and DSD128 is supported.
Speaking of support: the BDP- 105D plays and converts pretty much everything you as a disc and file type offers him: BD- Video, Blu- ray 3D , DVD -Video, DVD – Audio , AVCHD , SACD , CD, HDCD , Kodak Picture CD, CD-R/RW, DVD ± R / RW, DVD ± R DL, BD-R/RE, MKV.
All common audio formats are supported: As mentioned above, DSD64 and DSD128, WAV, FLAC, AAC, WMA and MP3.
The BDP-105D can be controlled using the included, backlit IR remote control to a. In addition, there are both for iOS and Android, the Media Control App with which the player and can be operated entirely by smartphone (remote); that involves digging in your Media Libraries , control of playback options of the media files and even the switching on and off.
The network capability leaves little to be desired. Whether by the included wireless-N adapter or via RJ45 Ethernet, the 105D allows access to Netflix, VUDU, YouTube, Gracenote MusicID and VideoID, to data that are in the home network. And of course can update the firmware, if this is necessary.
The player is now available in our shop in black or silver for €1519. For just an additional €100 there is, as usual with Oppo, an option to upgrade the model to ‘Code-free’ meaning that you can play DVDs and Blu-ray discs from any region i.e. the US or Asia.
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