Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
Latest rumor is that speculation about what FOLLOWS the next round of players will remain at the same high level we have today.
Wouldn't expect anything less.
FWIW, I have 3 Oppos.
I'm a big BIG fan of the brand.
IMO, they are the finest disc players available.
Each are rock-solid and I wouldn't trade them for the world.
I am wondering if Oppo shouldn't come out with 2 different levels of UHD players.
1) The Flagship
would be its traditional Oppo uber player: state-of-the-art video processing and analog audio with multi-format ability.
2) The Entry
model would be, essentially, a transport.
With that in mind, the very latest HDR support (including DV) should be part of the feature set.
I say all of this for 2 reasons.
1) Many of us have ALREADY
upgraded to the latest surround processors and don't need
the super-duper analog audio.
All we need is a digital transport to AVRs/pre pros where the audio will be decoded.
2) The video processing in many of the top-of-line 4Ks ALREADY
have excellent video processing (for example, Sony, Samsung, etc.).
How much could Oppo really bring to the table?
Do we actually need a 4K Darbee system?
Don't get me wrong...I'm an Oppo guy.