I need some help with this decision. I'm long winded so bear with me. A couple years ago my wife bought me a Samsung BD C-6500 for Christmas. I installed it alongside my Oppo 980H. We own some Blu Rays but mostly rent them from Netflix. I am astounded by the audio quality of the Blu Rays. I have a lot of concert DVD's. I tend to play them on my Oppo because I "think" it does a better job of upscaling the video and I "think" it does a better job of processing the audio. I have played these DVD's in the Samsung and I "think" there is a difference. In a blind test I doubt I would know which machine was being used. I am buying a Roku and tweaking my system, having two players sometimes causes confusion for the wife and kids, happened again yesterday. So, your well respected opinions please, would you retire the Oppo?
Well, I guess I am pretty biased, however, I am now on my FOURTH Oppo player which started out with your current 980H. Realistically, you no longer need it since assuming your connections are via HDMI, the Samsung will do everything you require, however, if it was me and you really wanted the best to maximize your video AND audio performance, and since the Samsung is a couple of years old, I would get rid of the Samsung, buy the Oppo 103 or 103D(Darbee video enhancer)which as you know from Oppo's after market service and regular firmware updates, has a longer shelf life than most other mainstream players, better built and more up-to-date streaming, connectivity and download features.
I own the Oppo BDP105, however, whether it be the 103, 103D or 105, now these are players.