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    Default Oppo's going Blu-ray

    Apparently, Oppo has confirmed such development and has already obtained agreements on necessary licenses and parts....

    Oppo's going Blu-ray

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    This will be the beginning of wider spread Blu acceptance amongst J6P. One format, now prices will drop further as other makers try to reach the OPPO price point. A good thing for HD.
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    everybody and their mother have been waiting for oppo to join in the realms of high def!

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    just an example of how the format war was hurting HD in general. Now more and more manufacturers will join in and prices will get lower -- meaning more people will buy players and studios will release more movies at lower prices.

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    Very cool.

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    Yep. Looking forward to this one.
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    A win, win situation for both the manufactures & consumers. If the OPPO player is a killer (like their others) & priced as good...let the price wars begin!!!
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    Price wars > format wars

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIZILL View Post
    everybody and their mother have been waiting for oppo to join in the realms of high def!
    Funny, most of the people I know have still never heard of Oppo ;)

    Seriously, I'm anxious to see what Oppo can do with the format. I don't think Bluray output can get much better, but they can improve speed, reliability, and hopefully (hopefully) put good quality upscaling and deinterlacing in it for playback of SDDVD.

    Of course, I'm also crossing my fingers for them to include SACD playback!

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    The only *improvement* I care about is being able to get a player for $200 or less. The more manufacturers that are making players the sooner that will happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhantomOG View Post
    The only *improvement* I care about is being able to get a player for $200 or less. The more manufacturers that are making players the sooner that will happen.
    I'd settle for a $300.00 Blu-ray player that will also do DVD-A and SACD (not to mention HDCD as well) ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by billbillw View Post

    Of course, I'm also crossing my fingers for them to include SACD playback!
    That would be sweet if they did.

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    I think I am going to hold off for about 6 mos on a BD player. I think it's going to get interesting. Toshiba is obviously going to have to come out with a BD player also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkg999 View Post
    Toshiba is obviously going to have to come out with a BD player also.
    Actually, their press releases indicate that they will NOT make a bluray player. Instead, they are going to focus on faster processors and high volume solid state storage technologies. I think they are positioning themselves to be a supplier of chips and memory for future playback technologies.

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    I've been waiting for this. If oppo stays true to form, I'm in!!!! Quality at a bargain price is how I roll.
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    It would be nice to see an actual "budget" BRP....I thought about the PS3, but I can't see shelling out that much coin for something I would rarely use for games, until GT5 comes out anyway....I barely use my 360 as it is, I just don't have time/inclination to play much anymore, and I actually am really enjoying the new rig I just put together.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by billbillw View Post
    Actually, their press releases indicate that they will NOT make a bluray player. Instead, they are going to focus on faster processors and high volume solid state storage technologies. I think they are positioning themselves to be a supplier of chips and memory for future playback technologies.
    My guess is at the high-stakes global CEO level, Sony offered Toshiba some olive branches to hasten their exit. My guess is Toshiba has a sweet deal on licensing the BD technology if they want to build BD players.
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    [QUOTE=billbillw;806749]Funny, most of the people I know have still never heard of Oppo ;)

    I certainly was one until I joined a few boards and became a tiny bit smarter.......still miles and miles to go, but I am VERY HAPPY with the 981 and the price was very right :)

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    Great...Now I'm going to have to tell my wife our 1 yr old Oppo 981 isn't good enough anymore, and we need a new one.

    I'm sure I have some time to come up with a good excuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivrrat View Post
    Great...Now I'm going to have to tell my wife our 1 yr old Oppo 981 isn't good enough anymore, and we need a new one.

    I'm sure I have some time to come up with a good excuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivrrat View Post
    Great...Now I'm going to have to tell my wife our 1 yr old Oppo 981 isn't good enough anymore, and we need a new one.

    I'm sure I have some time to come up with a good excuse.
    You wife knows your rig that well?, I can usually replace this like that and she never even notices it ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ledhed View Post
    Unplug the cable halfway so signal is intermittent or has some problems, point to the TV and say (As manly as possible) "I'll fix it!" and come back with a BR player.
    Hahahaha this is how I plan on getting a XA2 when the prices fall through the floor...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Ayotte View Post
    Hahahaha this is how I plan on getting a XA2 when the prices fall through the floor...
    Unless you are going to get a refurb, the price is about as low as it will ever get on a new one. $450 at www.Valueelectronics.com/avstc.htm and less than 50 left. Nobody else has this in stock that I've seen.

    I picked up a refurb last week for about $235 shipped. I don't think they will go much lower than that either.

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    Denon is releasing two new BluRay players within the next couple of weeks. They are pricey...but Denon usually has higher end stuff. Anyway, their players will not include SACD/DVD-A. A Denon rep says they are considering this feature for future generations.

    My feeling is that we may not see SACD on BluRay players. Once HDMI is fully implemented, an SACD player only needs to be a transport with no DAC needed. Therefore, very inexpensive SACD players can be separate from BluRay players. Also, a separate laser lens is needed for each format. It may be expensive for a manufacturer to include SACD on their BluRay player since there is little commercial demand for this feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertPilot View Post
    My feeling is that we may not see SACD on BluRay players. Once HDMI is fully implemented, an SACD player only needs to be a transport with no DAC needed.
    Marcus, I'm not sure if this is possible. One of SACD's anti-piracy protection is accomplished by prohibiting DSD output via spdif. Analog or HDMI outputs are the only options that I know of.

    Now, if you're saying that future SACD players will only have HDMI and no analog, negating the need for an internal DAC, I guess that would work if HDMI receivers with 5 HDMI inputs are ubiquiteous in the future but that would limit the player to a very small segment of audio buyers.

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