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post #39601 of 39613 Old Yesterday, 05:12 PM
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^ Actually it is quite rare that a new title won't play on the 83. Don't panic.
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^ Actually it is quite rare that a new title won't play on the 83. Don't panic.
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It's not that I'm panicking, it's just that I'm going by statements like this one from AVfile:

I wouldn't count on it. Even if Oppo does come up with a workaround, this won't be the last title you will have problems with. You best start shopping for a cheap secondary player if you want to continue watching new releases.

and this one from Neuromancer...

Except that even after the player stopped receiving firmware upgrades, there have been around 5 titles which are not compatible with the player. Just because one "major release" has issues does not mean that you will have a general trend.

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Nowadays it's a good thing to have more than only one Blu-ray player.
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I have two decks; the problem is, my first player was a completely obsolete (now) Panasonic DMP-BD10A that not only doesn't bitstream TrueHD, it doesn't support Master Audio at all...

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Bob,

I don't understand why you keep insisting that I am hyperventilating or otherwise going into a full-bore Ebola panic over the OPPO BDP-83...

BTW -- it's "breathe" not "breath" in the context you were attempting to communicate in...

All I was doing was asking if it was feasible to take everyone's assertions here that many new discs probably won't play on this deck going forward, as it's been suggested by several members (two of which I referenced in my last message to you). Are you now saying, in differently worded terminology (i.e. "the worst that can happen is that you'd have to skip some titles..."), that there will in fact be a handful or more of current and future releases that won't play?

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I don't understand why you keep insisting that I am hyperventilating or otherwise going into a full-bore Ebola panic over the OPPO BDP-83...

BTW -- it's "breathe" not "breath" in the context you were attempting to communicate in...

All I was doing was asking if it was feasible to take everyone's assertions here that many new discs probably won't play on this deck going forward, as it's been suggested by several members (two of which I referenced in my last message to you). Are you now saying, in differently worded terminology (i.e. "the worst that can happen is that you'd have to skip some titles..."), that there will in fact be a handful or more of current and future releases that won't play?
Neuromancer indicated that there are a total of 5 known titles that won't play, including at least 1 popular movie. It stands to reason that the number will increase over time. It's not ideal, but if you consider it a big deal, it's probably time to sell the BDP-83 and upgrade to a newer player - Oppo or otherwise. I think you'll find that BDP-83's still hold their value surprisingly well on the used market.
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Lame attempt at humor aside, my point was that the number of problem discs has been small and will likely remain small compared to the overall number of titles being released.
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Wait a minute, wait a minute fellas...


Are you telling me the BDP-83 could basically be totally obsolete going forward as new releases hit the market? This is discouraging, because I was waiting to buy one of their next-generation 4K players once they're launched to replace my '83 -- not any time before that, as the player has been solid as a rock for us on DVD and Blu-ray.


What would new releases be encoded or bogged down with that would render them unplayable on the deck? Is BD-Live seeing a resurrection from its longtime slumber?

I've got an 83 that is now my second player (was my first for four years) and have no problem with almost all of my blurays. I think the only one with issues for me was Monsters U. Everything else plays and so far all new titles play too. Haven't tried this one on it since I have a 103D doing main duty now.

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Lame attempt at humor aside, my point was that the number of problem discs has been small and will likely remain small compared to the overall number of titles being released.
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This they way I look at it, I have 6 hdmi inputs I use every one of them on my receiver, My next bluray player will be PS4.
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Fair enough, gentlemen...

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Neuromancer indicated that there are a total of 5 known titles that won't play, including at least 1 popular movie. It stands to reason that the number will increase over time. It's not ideal, but if you consider it a big deal, it's probably time to sell the BDP-83 and upgrade to a newer player - Oppo or otherwise. I think you'll find that BDP-83's still hold their value surprisingly well on the used market.
Yep - selling the BDP-83 and switching to a manufacturer/player with a stronger reputation for their firmware being able to deal with new releases more reliably sounds like a worthy recommendation. Or, if you are married to your BDP-83 for some reason, pick up an additional player from a manufacturer with a stronger reputation for their firmware being able to deal with new releases more reliably.

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Or buy a player that does what you want, when you buy it, exceptionally well, and resign yourself to the fact that the powers that be in the home entertainment industry are going to continue to work diligently to make you want to replace your gear with newer gear faster than you would like. As they always have.
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