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01-20-2013, 09:09 AM
I am looking for a new quality Blu Ray player. I have a 70" Sharp 3D and I want to buy a quality 3D Blu Ray player. I'll be routing everything through a Yamaha RX-V673. Should I consider buying a Yamaha Blu Ray for compatibility with the AV receiver? BDS 673 maybe?

Any suggestions?

Mr Peabody
01-20-2013, 12:27 PM
I feel the Yamaha BDP's cost too much for what you get. You can buy the Oppo for the same $499.00 and have an excellent player. For less money the Sony S590 is really good and easy to set up, featuring Wyfi, a step up would be the Sony S790 which would give you two HDMI outputs and reviewed to have great picture quality.

01-20-2013, 01:48 PM
You won't regret getting an OPPO-103. I have two 93s and love them.

01-20-2013, 02:13 PM
What, exactly, do you mean by "quality"?

The Oppo's are very nice and the larger ones offer multi-channel analog audio options but, they cost a pretty penny and most people don't really need/use them.

Virtually any Blu-ray can produce a stunning picture and sound that, thanks to HDMI, is limited only by your receiver and speakers.

You would be surprised at what a petite Sony BDP-S390* can offer as far as picture quality pictures and a plethora of WiFi apps as well. They sell for under $130. Sometimes > $100 on sale.

Granted, it doesn't look impressive and the price really doesn't confer bragging rights, but when you overlook those things, it's a pretty durn fine performer.

*If you want 3D, then the Sony BDP-S590 sells for about $10 more.

01-20-2013, 08:55 PM
You won't regret getting an OPPO-103. I have two 93s and love them.
Looks like OPPO-103 is not getting good reviews regarding its picture and sound quality...

Oppo BDP-103EU review from the experts at (

I agree with Markw that Sony bluray players are probably the best player on the market in terms of picture quality. Here is a reveiw of Sony basic model BDP-S390 that got better rating than OPPO-103 and it cost much less:

Sony BDP-S390 review from the experts at (

01-21-2013, 08:50 AM
Well I am glad I got the second 93 instead