In order to test the video upscaling performance of the OPPO Digital BDP-103, I used the standardized HQV DVD Benchmark Test Disc originally obtained from Silicon Optix (IDT). The test disc has a series of test patterns and images that test how well a video processor in a Blu-ray Disc player
, DVD player
, TV/video projector, or Home Theater Receiver
can perform the proper 480i
conversion progressive scan
processing, and upscaling
in order display a good quality image when faced with a low resolution or poor quality source.
The following tests were conducted with the OPPO BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player using both HDMI outputs connected alternately to Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e Video Projector (on review loan) with 1080p native resolution. The OPPO Digital BDP-103 was set for 1080p output so that the test results reflected the video processing performance of the BDP-103. All tests were conducted using the BDP-103's factory default settings.
The test results shown in this gallery are taken from the BDP-103's HDMI 1 output, which utilizes the Marvell QDEO video processing, as measured by the Silicon Optix HQV DVD Benchmark Disc.
Note: All the test results shown reference 480i/480p or 1080i/1080p conversion and 1080p upscaling capability of the BDP-103. I was unable to verify the 4K upscaling capability of the BDP-103, as I did not have a 4K-capable TV or video projector, nor a 4K content test source onhand.
Screen shots in this gallery were obtained using a Sony DSC-R1 Digital Still Camera. Photos were taken at 10-Megapixel resolution and resized for posting in this gallery.
After going through this Step-by-Step look at some sample tests, also check out my supplementary Photo Profile and Review of the OPPO Digital BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player.