OPPO Digital BDP-103 3D Network Blu-ray Disc Player Photos

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OPPO Digital BDP-103 3D Network Blu-ray Disc Player - Photo Profile

OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Front View with Included Accessories
Photo of Front View of the OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player with Included Accessories. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

To start off this photo profile of the OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player is a look at the accessories included with the unit provided for this review. Starting on the back is the included packing/carrying bag, remote control, and HDMI cable. Resting on the top of the BDP-103 are the remote control batteries, USB docking station, Wireless USB Adapter, detachable power cord, and User Manual.

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OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Front and Rear View Photo

OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Front and Rear View Photo
Photo of front and rear views of the OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Shown on this page is a dual photo of the front (shown on top) and rear (shown on bottom) view of the OPPO BDP-103. As you can see, the front panel is very sparse. This means that most of the functions of this DVD player can only be accessed via the provided wireless remote control - Don't Lose it!

Starting on the far left is the on/off button.

Just to the left of the on/off button is a dark red area where there is an LED status display.

Mounted in the center of the front panel, where you see the Blu-ray logo, is the Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD tray, follow on the right with the tray eject button.

To the right of the loading tray is the disc eject buttons and then two connections. The first connection is a front mounted USB port (two additional USB ports is located on the rear of the unit). The USB port allows access to video, image, and music files stored on a flash drive or iPod.

Just to the right of the USB port is a front mounted MHL-enabled HDMI input. This input allows ​you to connect an external source device that can take advantage of the BDP-103 built-in video processing and scaling functions. Also, you can connect compatible MHL-enabled source devices that include select smartphones and tablet.

Finally, on the far right are the onboard playback and navigation buttons.

The bottom photo shows a look at the rear panel of the BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc player. On the left and center of the rear panel are the abundant video and audio connections, and, on the far right is the AC power input (removable power cord provided). For a detailed close-up look at, and explanation of, the video and audio connections of the BDP-103, proceed to the next two photos.

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OPPO BDP-103 Blu-ray Player - LAN, Digital Audio, HDMI, USB, Control Connections

OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - LAN, Digital Audio, HDMI, USB, and Control Connections
Photo of Front USB Connection and MHL-HDMI Input - OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Shown on this page are the majority of the connections provided on the rear panel of the OPPO Digital BDP-103.

Starting on the left is Ethernet (LAN) port. This allows connection to a high-speed internet router for access to internet-based content (such as Netflix, Vudu, and Pandora), as well as content stored on network-connected PCs. Also, using this connection also provides access to downloadable firmware updates, which are periodically required. However, it is also important to note that the BP-103 also provides a USB WiFi adapter that also provides internet and network connectivity without the need for plugging an ethernet cable in the LAN port. Both options are provided for cases where you wireless network is not stable.

Moving to the right is the rear-mounted HDMI input. In a similar manner as the front-mounted HDMI input shown in the previous photos, this connection is provided so that users can connect external source device that can take advantage of the BDP-103 built-in video processing and scaling functions. It is important to point out that the HDMI inputs on the BDP-103 are not provided for any type of Blu-ray or DVD recording function.

Next is the Diagnostic video output (labeled DIAG). This connection utilizes a Composite video connection. This output only displays the onscreen setup menus for the BDP-103 in case there is difficulty setting up the HDMI outputs. A further explanation will be provided later in this profile.

Just below the DIAG connection are both a Digital Coaxial and Digital Optical audio connections. Either connection can be used, depending on your receiver. However, if your receiver has 5.1/7.1 channel analog inputs (shown in the next photo) or HDMI audio access, that is preferred.

Next are the dual HDMI output connections. HDMI 2 is 3D compatible but does not take advantage of the QDEO video processor for DVD upscaling. DVD Upscaling and video processing chip for the HDMI 2 output is provided by an OPPO-contract SOC (system-on-chip).

On the other hand, the HDMI 1 output is the primary audio/video output for the BDP-103. This output is also both 2D and 3D compliant and also takes advantage of the onboard QDEO video processor for upscaling.

Both HDMI outputs have the ability to provide up to 4K video upscaling when connected to a compatible TV or video projector. However, the HDMI 1 output provides more extensive video settings which will be shown later in this photo profile.

- If using only one of the HDMI outputs, the additional HDMI video output settings do not need to be accessed.

- If using both HDMI outputs for audio and video, use the Dual Display option.

- If using a 3D TV or Video projector with an HDMI-equipped home theater receiver that is not 3D-enabled, use HDMI 1 for the video and HDMI 2 for the audio by selecting the Split AV option. In this configuration, HDMI 1 will output only a video signal, and HDMI 2 will output both a video and audio signal.

Moving further right are two USB ports (a third is on the front panel). This allows connection to the provided USB Dock, that can be used to connect the Wireless Internet USB Adapter, USB flash drive, external hard drive, or iPod with audio, photo, or video files.

Next is the IR in connection. This allows more efficient integration with a central IR-based remote control system.

On the far right of this photo is the RS232 connection. This connection option is provided for full control integration in custom-installed home theater installations.

NOTE: It is important to point out that the BDP-103 does not provide Component Video output. For more details on why this connection has been eliminated, refer to my article: High-Definition Via Component Video Connections Ends.

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OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Multi-Channel Analog Audio Outputs

OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Multi-Channel Analog Audio Outputs
Photo of Rear View of the OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player showing the Multi-Channel Analog Audio Outputs. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Shown in this photo is a close-up of the analog audio outputs of the BDP-103, which are located to the right of the center of the rear connection panel.

These connections allow access to the internal Dolby Digital/Dolby TrueHD and DTS/DTS-HD Master Audio surround sound decoders and multi-channel uncompressed PCM audio output of the BD-P103. This is useful when you have a home theater receiver that does not have digital optical/coaxial or HDMI audio input access, but can accommodate either 5.1 or 7.1 channel analog audio input signals.

Also, the FR (red) and FL (white) can also be used for two-channel analog audio playback. This is provided not only for those that do not have surround sound capable home theater receivers but for those that prefer a good quality 2-channel audio output option when playing standard music CDs.

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OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Front View Open

OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Front View Open
Photo of the Inside of the OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player as viewed from the rear. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Pictured on this page is a photo of the inside workings of the BDP-103, as seen from the front of the player. Without getting into technical specifics, on the far left side of the photo, is the Power Supply section. In the center is Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD disc drive. The board located behind power supply is the analog audio board. The board on the right is the board that contains the digital audio and video processing chips, as well as the IR and RS-232 control circuitry.

For a look at the interior parts, as shown from the rear of the BDP-103, proceed to the next photo.

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OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Rear View Open

OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Rear View Open
Photo of the Inside of the OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player as viewed from the rear. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Pictured on this page is a photo of the inside workings of the BDP-103, as seen from the rear of the player. On the far right side of the photo, is the Power Supply section. Just to the left is the Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD disc drive. The board shown on left side houses the main digital audio and video processing functions, as well as the IR and RS-232 control circuitry. Lastly, to the right of the audio/video board and in front of the disc drive, is the analog audio processing board.

For a look that remote control provided with the BDP-103, proceed to the next photo.

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OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Remote Control

OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Remote Control
Photo of the remote control provided for the OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player. OPPO Digital BDP-103 Remote. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Pictured on this page is a close-up view of the wireless remote control for the OPPO BDP-103.

Starting at the top are the Power, Input Selection, and Disc Tray Open buttons.

Just below the top buttons are direct access buttons for both Netflix and Vudu.

Continuing down are the Pure Audio (disables video functions if desired, when listening to audio-only content), Volume (only active if using the multi-channel analog audio outputs), and Mute.

The next section of remote house the direct channel and track access function buttons, as well as Home Menu access, and Menu Navigation.

Below the menu navigation buttons, are the Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow buttons. These buttons are designated for special functions available on select Blu-ray discs, as well as additional functions as determined by OPPO.

On the bottom portion of the remote are the transport controls (Play, Pause, FF, RW, Stop) and lesser used functions. The remote control also has a backlight function that makes the buttons visible in a darkened room.

Also, it is important to note that since very few functions can be accessed on the DVD player itself, don't lose the remote.

For a look at the onscreen menu functions of the OPPO Digital BDP-103, proceed to the next series of photos.

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OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Main Home Menu

OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Main Home Menu
Photo of the Main Home Menu for the OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player.OPPO Digital BDP-103 Main Menu. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a photo example of the onscreen menu system. The photo shows the main Home Menu page. This menu is accessible via the Home button on the remote control. As you can see, there are several categories that direct the user to more extensive sub-menus.

From left-to-right, the icons on the top row represent the following:

The Disc Menu is for access audio or video disc-based content. However, you do not have to go to this menu to play a disc. If you insert the disc directly the BDP-103 will detect which type it is and play it using either remote or front panel controls.

The Music Menu is for accessing music files stored on discs, flash drives, or home network.

The Photo Menu is for accessing image files stored on discs, flash drives, or home network.

The Movie Menu is for accessing movie files stored on discs, flash drives, or home network.

My Network is for establishing and maintaining the BDP-103's connectivity other devices (such as a PC, network media player, or media server) that are on the home network.

The Setup Menu accesses all other functions of the BDP-103, including video and audio settings. It is important to note that the Setup Menu can also be accessed directly via the clicking on the Setup button the remote control.

Along the bottom row are the icons that take you to streamable content from several popular online providers. It is also important to note that Netflix and Vudu can also be accessed directly via the remote control without having to into this menu.

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OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Playback Setup Menu

OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Playback Setup Menu
Photo of the Playback Setup Menu for the OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player.OPPO Digital BDP-103 - Playback Menu. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

This photo shows the selections within the Playback Setup menu category.

SACD Priority: SACD (Super Audio CD) discs are playable on the BDP-103. The SACD Priority function allows the user to tell the player which layer of the SACD should be accessed when the disc is inserted. The choices are Multi-channel, Stereo, or CD player.

DVD-Audio Mode: Sets the BDP-103 to play either the DVD-Audio layer or the Video with Dolby Digital or DTS Audio layer of a DVD-Audio disc.

Auto Play Mode: If set to "On" This function allows the user to tell the BDP-103 to either start playing an SACD or CD automatically when the disc in inserted. If the Auto Play Mode is set to "off", the user must press "Play" on the player or the remote control to start SACD or CD playback.

Auto Resume: If set to "On" a disc will play back where you left off if you have stopped the disc or have removed the disc from the player without a complete viewing. If set to "Off" the disc will always start at the beginning of the disc when play is pressed or the disc is inserted.

Parental Control: Allows user to set allowable ratings (G,PG,PG-13,R, etc...) independently for Blu-ray and DVD disc contents, as well as setting the Area Code the player is located in and Password Access and Change functions that allow user to change rating access.

Language: This category leads to a submenu that allows you to set your language preferences: Player language, Disc menu language, Audio language, Subtitle language.

For more specifics on the Playback Setup menu categories and sub-menu settings, refer to Pages 51 and 52 in the OPPO BDP-103 User Manual.

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OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Video Settings Menu

OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Video Settings Menu
Photo of the Video Settings menu for the OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a look at the Video Setup Menu of the BDP-103.

Picture Adjustment: This category provides access to a picture adjustment submenu. The setting options include Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Saturation, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, and Contrast Enhancement. These settings will override the picture adjustment settings provided on your TV. Also, there are different setting options for the HDMI 1 and HDMI 2 output. For a detailed explanation on how to use each setting, refer to Pages 56 to 60 of the OPPO BDP-103 User Manual.

Dual HDMI Output: Provides settings for configuring the audio and video output priorities for the two HDMI outputs. Split A/V sets HDMI 1 as a video-only output and HDMI 2 as both and audio and video output. Dual Display sets both HDMI 1 and HDMI 2 for parallel audio and video output for two displays (such as two TVs or a TV and Video projector).

3D Output: Auto allows the BDP-103 to automatically sets the 3D mode by detecting whether it is connected to a 3D TV. If connected to a 3D TV, the 3D function is enabled. If connected to a 2D TV, the signal sent will be 2D. OFF is used if the user desires to view a 3D Blu-ray Disc in 2D on a 3D TV. This comes in handy if there are not enough 3D glasses available for the number of viewers.

4. 3D Setting: The BDP-103 has the ability to convert 2D to 3D. The 3D setting submenu provides an adjustment for the amount of desired 3D depth when using the conversion feature. Also, setting is provided for you enter the size your TV screen. This helps to optimize the 3D signal to minimize 3D artifacts (crosstalk, ghosting).

TV Aspect Ratio: This determines how widescreen content is displayed on a TV:

16:9 Wide - On a 16:9 TV, the 16:9 Wide setting will display widescreen images properly, but stretch out 4:3 image content horizontally to fill the screen.

16:9 Wide/Auto - On 16:9 TVs, the 16:9 Wide setting will display both widescreen and 4:3 images properly. The 4:3 images will have black bars on the left and right side of the image.

TV System: This chooses the signal output for your TV, based on whether disc content is in the NTSC or PAL system. If the TV is NTSC-based, choose NTSC. If the TV is PAL-based, choose PAL. If the TV is both NTSC and PAL compatible, then choose Multi-system.

Output Resolution: This allows the user to choose the output resolution for both Blu-ray and DVD that most closely matches the native resolution of the TV being used with the BDP-103.

There are additional menu categories below the scroll that are not shown in this photo:

1080p/24 Output: If you have an HDTV that is 1080p/24 compatible, you can activate this setting.

DVD 24p Conversion: This allows for viewing DVDs at the 24p frame rate. This can only be used with HDTVs that are 1080p/24 compatible with an HDMI input.

Display Options: Subtitle Shift (can reposition subtitles), OSD Position (positions the onscreen menu system on the screen, OSD Mode (sets how long the onscreen menu display shows on the screen after it has been accessed), Angle Mark (turns the camera angle icon on/off when this feature is provided on a Blu-ray disc or DVD, Screen Saver On/Off.

For a complete rundown on both the above categories and those not shown in the Video Setup Menu, refer to Pages 53 - 56 in the OPPO BDP-103 User Manual.

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OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Picture Mode Settings - HDMI 1 and 2

OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Picture Mode Settings - HDMI 1 and 2
Photo of the Picture Mode Settings for both HDMI 1 and 2 outputs for the OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a look at the Picture Mode Settings Menu for the HDMI 1 (shown on the left) and HDMI 2 (shown on the right) outputs (click on ​the photo for larger view).

The HDMI 1 output features Marvell Qdeo video processing, while the Picture Mode Settings for the HDMI 2 are associated with an OPPO/Mediatek processing chip. Note that extra settings for Color Enhancement and Contrast Enhancement are not included for the HDMI 2.

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OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Audio Format Setup

OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Audio Format Setup
Photo of the Audio Format Setup Menu for the OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Shown on this page is the Audio Format Setup Menu for the OPPO BDP-103.

Secondary Audio: When using the "On" setting, the secondary audio track (such as a director commentary) is mixed into the main soundtrack so both can be heard. If you do this, the combined audio soundtrack output is converted to standard Dolby Digital or DTS output.

This is necessary due to the extra bandwidth required when access both soundtracks simultaneously. On the other hand, if you set the secondary audio setting to "Off" you will not be able to access the secondary audio program, but you will be able to access full resolution Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD Master Audio from the main program.

HDMI Audio: This function allows the user to tell the BDP-103 how to output audio using the HDMI output depending on what type of home theater receiver is being used.

Select the Auto Setting if you want the BDP-103 to automatically detect which audio format to output based on the HDMI device it is connected to.

The LPCM setting is used with home theater receiver does not have built-in decoders for Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio. In this case, the OPPO BDP-103 will decode all surround sound formats and output it as Uncompressed PCM.

The Bitstream setting is used when a home theater receiver has the ability to decode all surround sound formats via HDMI.

Select Off if you do not want to output audio via the HDMI connection. Use this setting if your home theater receiver does not have ​the ability to access audio via the HDMI connection. In this case, you must use standard Digital Optical/Coaxial, of the OPPO BDP-103. In this setup, you will only be able to access standard Dolby Digital or DTS signals, but if your receiver has a set of analog multi-channel 5.1/7.1 inputs, you will still be able to access uncompressed PCM from the BDP-103.

Coaxial/Optical Output: If you are using either a digital optical or digital coaxial output (instead of HDMI or multi-channel analog), this option determines what type of audio signal you want to send to your home theater receiver.

If you choose any of the LPCM options, you will access an uncompressed PCM signal. However, since uncompressed PCM takes up a lot of bandwidth, it is limited to two channels over a digital optical/coaxial audio connection.

On the other hand, if you choose Bitstream, the BDP-103 will output an undecoded Dolby Digital or DTS signal via the digital optical/coaxial output and allow your home theater receiver to decode the signal into its proper surround sound placement.

SACD Output: Sets the output of the SACD signal to either PCM or DSD, depending on the other capabilities of the home theater receiver or amplifier being used.

HDCD Decoding: Many CDs are HDCD encoded, which provides a wider dynamic range and higher audio resolution. If you want to access these features, select "On". If not, select "Off". It is important to note that HDCDs can play back on any CD player.

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OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Audio Processing Setup

OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Audio Processing Setup
Photo of the Audio Processing Setup menu for the OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a look at the Audio Processing Menu for the OPPO Digital BDP-103.

As you can see there are three selections:

Speaker Configuration: This option takes the user to another submenu that provides for designating the speaker size, speaker distance, and speaker output level when using the 5.1 or 7.1 channel analog audio outputs instead of HDMI, Digital Optical, or Digital Coaxial audio output options.

Crossover Frequency: The option regulates the Bass Management system for all speakers. If speaker size is set to "Small" in the Speaker Configuration sub-menu, the crossover frequency for each speaker can be set. Frequencies below the crossover points are sent to the subwoofer channel. The available crossover frequency settings are 40/60/80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250 Hz.

Dynamic Range Control: This option allows the user to set the volume distance between the loudest and softest portions of a soundtrack. In other words, if the dialog is too soft and the explosions are too loud, this control evens out the sound by increasing what is too low and decreasing what is too high. However, this also changes the natural character of the soundtrack.

DTS Neo:6: Allows the employment of DTS Neo:6 audio processing when using the analog audio output option.

Output Volume: Sets how the sound level output is control when using the analog two or 5.1/7/1 channel analog audio outputs. The Variable setting allows the output volume to be controlled by the BDP-103, the Fixed setting allows the volume to be controlled by the destination device, such as TV or home theater receiver.

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OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Player - Analog Output Speaker Configuration Menu

OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Analog Output Speaker Configuration Menu
Photo of the Analog Output Speaker Configuration menu for the OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a look at the Speaker Configuration Setup sub-menu. This option provides for designation of which speakers are active, the speaker size, and distance when using the 5.1 or 7.1 channel analog audio outputs instead of HDMI, Digital Optical, or Digital Coaxial audio output options.

If you have the Blu-ray Disc player connected to a home theater receiver using 5.1 or 7.1 channel analog inputs, you can use this menu to test that the audio signals from the Blu-ray Disc player are being routed through the receiver to the speakers via a Built-in Test Tone. You can also set the subwoofer crossover point to better match the subwoofer signal output with the rest of the 5.1 or 7.1 channel outputs.

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OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Diagnostic Video Output Message

Photo of the OPPO BDP-103 Diagnostic Video Output Message.
OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player - Diagnostic Video Output Message. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Shown on this final page of my photo profile of the OPPO BDP-103 is a look at the message displayed on the Diagnostic composite video output if you try to access video content, other than the player's setup menus.

The output that is labeled DIAG. is provided only for access to the BDP-103's menu system if there is a problem setting up the HDMI connections or other setting options.

For additional perspective on the OPPO BDP-103, read my Full Review and check out a sampling of Video Performance Text Results.

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