Well, I got the chance to listen to an Oppo BDP-95, and although it did sound good, it just couldn't match the Primare in terms of realism. The Oppo just sounded sterile and did not conjure the same images of a bow on strings and vibrating wood bodies of violins on some of my favorite classical tracks. So if the 105 has a similar sound to the 95, which I can only assume it does, it's off the list.
I like the suggestion of a Primare DVD30, and I'm also looking at some of the McIntosh MVP universal DVD players. I don't plan to use these for video at all, so any thoughts on the McIntosh audio?