Originally Posted by robertazimmerman
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.
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.
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