Oppo has a new Blu-ray player coming.
Oppo has a new Blu-ray player coming.
Good job, Chris.
UGH. Now I have to restrain myself, although Blu-Ray 3D has no interest from me at all.
Cool! a new player! Not as nice looking as the '83, imo, but I'd still be proud to own a '93 if ever I did.
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Apparently no analog 2 channel outs for us stereo guys (heresy, I know )
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I will be interested to see if Oppo brings out a new SE model based on the 93, and what it will be priced at. I am looking to upgrade from my 970 but will wait for the new model(s).
On some players, like my Denon 3930, the 2 channel outs use different/better DACs than the MC outputs so in theory the 2 ch outs should sound better.
Not 100% sure but I think the same thing applies to the Oppo 83 because on the 83SE I believe it was those separate 2 ch outputs that were upgraded (but I stand to be corrected on that point, if necessary).
You are probably right about the stereo source coming out of the FR/FL on the MC outputs, so for most people that may be good enough.
I don't know how if many players use a better DAC for the dedicated stereo output but I do know that I see that mentioned as an important player attribute at Steve Hoffman Forum. I don't bother to connect the dedicated stereo analog output personally so I can't comment from first hand experience.
I was wondering how long it was going to take for someone to start a Thread on the new announced player and it didn't take long at all.
Oh no another upgrade coming!
Not a big deal really. I'm not all that hot on 3d and I'll wait until you can get a reasonbly priced display that you don't need those silly glasses. So figure about 4-5 years and there will be another upgrade or 3 in that time anyway.
The standard version uses a cirrus Logic DAC per channel, and the SE uses 4 ESS per channel.....
It makes my old Denon 2910 sound like a transistor radio by comparison.
As for the 93, why 2 HDMI ports?
Don't get it - Oppo themselves say not to use HDMI for audio on the 83 SE model......
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Well, I'm pretty bummed. Finally decided to pull the trigger and get into the Blu-ray world and order a BDP-80, only to find them now unavailable. The thing I don't get is that now the 83 has also been discontinued and the rumor is months before the 93 becomes available. That leaves Oppo with no product except their $900 SE which seems like it would be putting a real hurt on their cash flow these days. Since there is no plans for a replacement for the 80, guess I'm probably going to look elsewhere and have to have two players- one for BR and keep my old Oppo 980 for DVD-A and Sacd since I don't really have enough interest in BR to spend $500 with so many much less expensive players out there.
Their website says: Due to a shortage of major components, we have ceased production of this model.
Almost sounds like this shortage snuck up on them with no warning, otherwise they would have had new models ready to go.
Maybe a bigger company has cornered the component market for their own players, or (conspiracy theory here) just to knock down the successful newcomer a notch or two.
Anyone know what these major components are?
If the 83SE is still available perhaps the the parts in question don't apply to the SE (DACs?).
Their authorized Canadian seller, with which I have no affiliation, still has stock. http://shop.solutionsav.ca/
Could this be temporary...cease production doen't necessarily mean discontinued.
No, it's not temporary. It's permanent. I would think it was the Loader that was discontinued because they are always being improved and their models (BDP-80, 83 & 83SE) were designed around that specific model.
Slightly off topic here, glad they have built in Wi-Fi here in these things if they're going to offer streaming. I have 3 devices that need hard wire internet connections in one room alone, let alone the other ones!
By California law, OPPO has to supply parts for X amount of time for their products.
If the model is still under warranty and they don't have the parts to fix a particular issue, the legal way would be, to replace such machine with a current model so they can fulfill their obligation.
Over the last 12 years or so, any VCR or CD or DVD player that needed repair has simply been replaced but I have never had an expensive model breakdown.