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TapOrSnap's Avatar TapOrSnap 12:33 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

The Early Adoption Program is not designed to allow for stockpiling. It is designed as a market study to ensure that the player is indeed ready for widespread public use.

The hardware is done and all that's left is very minor firmware fixes. OPPO knows they have a great product that will be in high demand. 40 out of 40 voted that the player is stable enough for their use. OPPO could release the BDP-83 to the general public today and it would be a huge success.

The only reason I can think of for allowing only 100 more people a chance to purchase the player during the next two weeks (or more) it the ability to stock more units.

Even when the player is released to the general public OPPO has stated that they are thinking about letting people on the EAP list get first priority to purchase it (which I hope they do). Which may or may not have to do with a shortage of supply?

Again just my thoughts, not based on any specific knowledge.

rdgrimes's Avatar rdgrimes 12:33 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by videoaddikt View Post

Well, if they jumped into full production then folks would be complaining they did not spend much time evaluating concerns. Ya just can't win, I tell ya!!

Not to mention the potential nightmare if some unforeseen hardware issue required a modification of even the simplest kind. You don't start buying players from the factory en masse till you are 110% certain you are getting what you want.
rdgrimes's Avatar rdgrimes 12:36 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by TapOrSnap View Post

The only reason I can think of for allowing only 100 more people a chance to purchase the player during the next two weeks (or more) it the ability to stock more units.

Again, if past experience is any help, Oppo doesn't stock anything. The 983s pretty much came in one door and went out the other from day one. The -83 will be the same IMHO.
TapOrSnap's Avatar TapOrSnap 12:38 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

Not to mention the potential nightmare if some unforeseen hardware issue required a modification of even the simplest kind. You don't start buying players from the factory en masse till you are 110% certain you are getting what you want.

Nothing is 100% certain (except death and taxes)
rick240's Avatar rick240 12:51 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by TapOrSnap View Post

The only reason I can think of for allowing only 100 more people a chance to purchase the player during the next two weeks (or more) it the ability to stock more units.

I'm as anxious as anyone to get this into my hands, but I'm not sure I agree with this.

Earlier this month 50 EAPers were given the chance to use this.

I believe everyone was very impressed.

I also believe that many (most) experienced an issue worthy of contacting Oppo about.

I would expect that Oppo would like to see that number be in the single digits (percentage wise) and not double digits prior to general release.
TapOrSnap's Avatar TapOrSnap 12:52 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

Again, if past experience is any help, Oppo doesn't stock anything. The 983s pretty much came in one door and went out the other from day one. The -83 will be the same IMHO.

I understand small companies not wanting to have huge inventories. But OPPO has a good idea how many units will be sold in the first initial wave after it's officially released based on the number of people on the EAP list.

It's that amount of units I think they are short on.

Hypothetical: if 2500 are on the EAP list and OPPO believes 80% of them will purchase the player they would need 2000 unit ready to go. But they only have 750 units stocked up. By holding the release date a few weeks longer then necessary they could bring in another 1250 units.
narkspud's Avatar narkspud 12:55 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by TapOrSnap View Post

I understand small companies not wanting to have huge inventories. But OPPO has a good idea how many units will be sold in the first initial wave after it's officially released based on the number of people on the EAP list.

It's that amount of units I think they are short on.

Hypothetical: if 2500 are on the EAP list and OPPO believes 80% of them will purchase the player they would need 2000 unit ready to go. But they only have 750 units stocked up. By holding the release date a few weeks longer then necessary they could bring in another 1250 units.

Objection, your honor. No foundation. Speculation on the part of the witness.
wmcclain's Avatar wmcclain 01:00 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by rick240 View Post

I'm as anxious as anyone to get this into my hands, but I'm not sure I agree with this.

Earlier this month 50 EAPers were given the chance to use this.

I believe everyone was very impressed.

I also believe that many (most) experienced an issue worthy of contacting Oppo about.

I would expect that Oppo would like to see that number be in the single digits (percentage wise) and not double digits prior to general release.

Yes, you want to be extra cautious about releasing a product to the general public. I'm not talking about anyone here, but if you try to help people out in the world with their gear you will encounter many who won't read the manual or FAQ, won't try out any setup options, wanted "the best" but don't know what that means, and if they encounter any obstacle at all it is just wah wah wah.

And we still need DVD-A for the official release.

-Bill
TapOrSnap's Avatar TapOrSnap 01:00 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by narkspud View Post

Objection, your honor. No foundation. Speculation on the part of the witness.

Agreed. This is ONLY my opinion.

(plus I am bored at work)
snapper's Avatar snapper 01:00 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by TapOrSnap View Post

The only reason I can think of for allowing only 100 more people a chance to purchase the player during the next two weeks (or more) it the ability to stock more units.

I think that this viewpoint is a symptom of consumers being used to (and dare I say - expecting) products to be sold before they have been adequately tested to ensure 100% functionality. I for one, applaud Oppo for staying the course and taking the necessary steps (testing, testing, and more testing) to ensure the BDP-83 works as described before making it available to the general public. If Oppo made a preamp/processor, or a computer, or software, or a car, I'd be buying those products too.
Operon's Avatar Operon 01:10 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by TapOrSnap View Post

I understand small companies not wanting to have huge inventories. But OPPO has a good idea how many units will be sold in the first initial wave after it's officially released based on the number of people on the EAP list.

It's that amount of units I think they are short on.

Hypothetical: if 2500 are on the EAP list and OPPO believes 80% of them will purchase the player they would need 2000 unit ready to go. But they only have 750 units stocked up. By holding the release date a few weeks longer then necessary they could bring in another 1250 units.

Probabilistically, there are a lot less than 2500 people on the EAP list. When I spoke with OPPO earlier in the week I got the distinct impression that the official announcement will come very closely on the heels of the release of the next 100 into the wild. From this I will go out on a limb to make the conjecture that the next 100 will be rigged with a firmware version that supports DVD-A. Moreover, the guy at OPPO clearly intimated that their current stock is insufficient to satisfy the anticipated demand from the general public and that the first offerings post official release will be made to those who made an expressed interest in the BDP-83.
Dart23's Avatar Dart23 01:14 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Yes, you want to be extra cautious about releasing a product to the general public. I'm not talking about anyone here, but if you try to help people out in the world with their gear you will encounter many who won't read the manual or FAQ, won't try out any setup options, wanted "the best" but don't know what that means, and if they encounter any obstacle at all it is just wah wah wah.

And we still need DVD-A for the official release.

-Bill

Can anyone comment on DVD-A availability? Could it be out with the next batch of EAP? I know I have a bunch of DVD-A disks I'd like to throw at it...
It would seem with the official release soon, they would need a round or two of testing to get DVD-A right.
Unless of course it's already in the hands of the Beta testers. If so, throw us a wink or something to ease our fears of that delaying the official release....

Chris
Huckster_Doug's Avatar Huckster_Doug 01:15 PM 03-13-2009
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Probabilistically, there are a lot less than 2500 people on the EAP list. When I spoke with OPPO earlier in the week I got the distinct impression that the official announcement will come very closely on the heels of the release of the next 100 into the wild. From this I will go out on a limb to make the conjecture that the next 100 will be rigged with a firmware version that supports DVD-A. Moreover, the guy at OPPO clearly intimated that their current stock is insufficient to satisfy the anticipated demand from the general public and that the first offerings post official release will be made to those who made an expressed interest in the BDP-83.

This would be great news - but I suspect the EAP list is a multiple of hundreds - any ones guess - so its like NOW!!! - or 4-6-8 weeks from now. I hate the waiting, and posting here or hitting refresh doesn't help. I am a child of the immediate gratification generation ...
TapOrSnap's Avatar TapOrSnap 01:19 PM 03-13-2009
I'll right FINE..I'll admit it!

I am just anxious to get a BDP-83 in my home. I am tired of looking at the dozen or so blu-ray disk I've collected since Christmas gathering dust. I am an OPPO fan (I own two players now) I am also a self proclaimed impulse buyer who has been waiting over three months for this player

Did I mention I was bored at work?
wmcclain's Avatar wmcclain 01:21 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by Dart23 View Post

Can anyone comment on DVD-A availability? Could it be out with the next batch of EAP? I know I have a bunch of DVD-A disks I'd like to throw at it...
It would seem with the official release soon, they would need a round or two of testing to get DVD-A right.
Unless of course it's already in the hands of the Beta testers. If so, throw us a wink or something to ease our fears of that delaying the official release....

Chris

"Soon. The Oracle will only say Soon."

-Bill
pete6737's Avatar pete6737 01:22 PM 03-13-2009
Messaage to Oppo,
Can you please add adjustable crossover frequencies?....Pretty Please?
Bob Pariseau's Avatar Bob Pariseau 01:24 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by Dart23 View Post

If so, throw us a wink or something to ease our fears of that delaying the official release....

Chris

Beta testers don't wink. You wouldn't want to play against us in a poker game either...


--Bob
robertazimmerman's Avatar robertazimmerman 01:26 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by alfbinet View Post

I suspect that this piece won't be sitting around for long! My prediction is that the 83 is going to fly off the shelves.

One would certainly hope so, but remember "Oppo" is still not a household name and with other players selling for $199-$299, a $500-600 player will appeal primarily to video aficionados, not to the average consumer.

Although we all want Oppo to include features like SACD and DVD-A etc., these features appeal to the .000546% of us who can appreciate them, not Joe Public.

R
petmic10's Avatar petmic10 01:33 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by John Ballentine View Post

The 17-18 "key" features are darn nice (including the bag)- but most important to me is day-after-day reliability. Disc "freezes" (which sometimes require the need to unplug the player to re-boot) are beyond embarrassing when you have guests over for a movie. Hopefully the BDP-83 will be superb in this area.

Agreed.

This was my exact feelings whenever I used my Pioneer 51.

Will it freeze?
Will the disc load?
Will it stutter?

The Oppo has been a totally different scenario. I just put in
the disc and enjoy. No worries.
westgate's Avatar westgate 01:36 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by robertazimmerman View Post

One would certainly hope so, but remember "Oppo" is still not a household name and with other players selling for $199-$299, a $500-600 player will appeal primarily to video aficionados, not to the average consumer.

Although we all want Oppo to include features like SACD and DVD-A etc., these features appeal to the .000546% of us who can appreciate them, not Joe Public.

R

the 'average' consumer is still watching dvd.
facesnorth's Avatar facesnorth 01:41 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by John Ballentine View Post

The 17-18 "key" features are darn nice (including the bag)- but most important to me is day-after-day reliability. Disc "freezes" (which sometimes require the need to unplug the player to re-boot) are beyond embarrassing when you have guests over for a movie. Hopefully the BDP-83 will be superb in this area.

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Originally Posted by petmic10 View Post

Agreed.

This was my exact feelings whenever I used my Pioneer 51.

Will it freeze?
Will the disc load?
Will it stutter?

The Oppo has been a totally different scenario. I just put in
the disc and enjoy. No worries.

This I feel is one of the greatest strengths of the BDP-83 and any OPPO player for that matter. The fact that they conduct beta tests in the manner which they do, and this EAP as well, may have a lot to do with it. These guys are by the people, for the people.
rboster's Avatar rboster 01:41 PM 03-13-2009
No one has directly offered to sell their players...

But, this is a friendly reminder, that for sale, trade or want ads are not allowed in this thread or any where else outside of the classified forum. To be safe, we don't need posts letting us know you are selling your current player.
Amahl2442's Avatar Amahl2442 01:43 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by Amahl2442 View Post

Hi, is the cable supplied with the Oppo blu ray player a Category 2 rated cable? (i.e. tested to 340 MHz for 1.3c)
Thanks.

Oppo answered my question. Why ask the clergy when you can go straight to God? For anyone interested:



-----Original Message-----
From: Amahl T. Scheppach
Sent: Fri 3/13/2009 12:00 PM
To: OPPO Service
Subject: bdp-83 hdmi cable

Hi, quick question, is the hdmi cable that will be shipped with the bdp-83 on its release a category 2 (340 MHz) cable?
Thanks - looking forward to the player's release.
AT Scheppach


The cable has been tested and verified to support 1080p/60Hz with 36-bits Deep Color. We have not gone through the certification process for the HDMI 1.3 or Category 2 ratings.

Best Regards,

Customer Service
OPPO Digital, Inc.
2629B Terminal Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
Service@oppodigital.com
Tel: 650-961-1118
Fax: 650-961-1119
videoaddikt's Avatar videoaddikt 01:43 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by robertazimmerman View Post

One would certainly hope so, but remember "Oppo" is still not a household name and with other players selling for $199-$299, a $500-600 player will appeal primarily to video aficionados, not to the average consumer.

Although we all want Oppo to include features like SACD and DVD-A etc., these features appeal to the .000546% of us who can appreciate them, not Joe Public.

R

Maybe .00546%..lol..
I think the Oppo may bring some out of the 1K-2K player crowd (or cloud?). The advantage of spending more than a grand to best the Oppo is like spending double on 20 year housepaint when you plan to sell in 10.
At the same time, others my aspire to jump the $500 hurdle from a $200-300 player ...last time I looked it's still much closer than $500 to $1000.
tonyve's Avatar tonyve 01:45 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by TapOrSnap View Post

I'll right FINE..I'll admit it!

I am just anxious to get a BDP-83 in my home. I am tired of looking at the dozen or so blu-ray disk I've collected since Christmas gathering dust. I am an OPPO fan (I own two players now) I am also a self proclaimed impulse buyer who has been waiting over three months for this player

Did I mention I was bored at work?

This is your boss. I need to see you in my office immediately.
Perpendicular's Avatar Perpendicular 01:46 PM 03-13-2009
There is one main feature that someone has failed to mention. All the OPPO players contain a volume control feature that no other current player, that I know of, provides. This feature is at the top of my list when considering the BDP-83 because I own amplifiers only. No pre-pro or receiver. It's nice that I can plug and play with this device with one less component in the signal chain. I might be losing resolution with the dacs in this way but I can't tell.
It all sounds good to me!
sac8d4's Avatar sac8d4 01:53 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by Perpendicular View Post

There is one main feature that someone has failed to mention. All the OPPO players contain a volume control feature that no other current player, that I know of, provides. This feature is at the top of my list when considering the BDP-83 because I own amplifiers only. No pre-pro or receiver. It's nice that I can plug and play with this device with one less component in the signal chain. I might be losing resolution with the dacs in this way but I can't tell.
It all sounds good to me!

And many claim the sound to be more transparent this way without use of a preamp and a second set of ICs
Jim Hef's Avatar Jim Hef 01:54 PM 03-13-2009
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Originally Posted by Robert Cook View Post

...There is also an issue with the BDP-83 manual claiming support for 7.1/192/24 Dolby TrueHD soundtracks, which is beyond what Dolby currently claims (as far as I'm aware)....

From the Dolby website:

Supports up to eight full-range channels of 24-bit/96 kHz audio*
Supports up to 5.1 channels of 24-bit/192 kHz audio
Kage's Avatar Kage 02:08 PM 03-13-2009
How does the Oppo BDP-83 handle Netflix blu-ray movie rentals?
Neuromancer's Avatar Neuromancer 02:13 PM 03-13-2009
I have not had a single issue with all the Blu-ray movies I have received from NetFlix. In fact, I never bother cleaning them. I take them out of the sleeve, drop it into the OPPO, and commence my enjoyment.
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