Blu suede shoes: OPPO’s new players have some formidable footwear to fill

Oppo BDP-103 blu-ray player OPPO Digital – known for their high end universal disc players – will be debuting two new blu-ray players, the BDP-103 and BDP-105. The company has yet to nail down release dates for the models, but expects the BDP-103 to ship in October, while the BDP-105 will wait until the tail end of 2012.

The new blu-bloods are successors to the  oft laureled BDP-93 and BDP-95 models and will hope to continue in the same vein, by providing superior video quality, audio quality and a movie theater feel. These iterations use a Marvell’s Qdeo video processor, which provides for 4K up-scaling, 2D-to-3D conversion, and 1080p24Hz output. They also come equipped with three USB ports, wired and wireless networking capability, and support for Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD (SACD), HDCD, and CD formats.

Outfitted with dual HDMI inputs, the players can connect to different audio and video systems, or even fuel two separate displays simultaneously. Each also supports virtually every high-end audio format known to man. Though both models are considered state-of-the-art, the The BDP-105 is a steep step up from the BDP-103, offering a beefed up audio system and an asynchronous USB, allowing users to stream without worrying about the quality of their computer’s master clock.

The suggested retail prices are $500, for Oppo  BDP-103, and $1200, for the BDP-105.

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