You can count me IN on wanting a quality room correction software package in the UHD players from Oppo.
I have been using their 10x players for quite a while now, and a -105D in my media room running directly to amps
with no pre-amp/avr in the mix. I feel it sounds great, but I could still use more bass management.
I also do not need all the bells and whistles of a full featured external processor,
and for people like me I think it's ridiculous to expect them to spend anywhere from several hundred to several thousand dollars
on a processor that they may only need 5% of what it offers.
I don't know exactly what Oppo is going to offer.
The Dirac version they will have for their Sonica speaker line may not be full featured room correction software.
(Oppo's wireless speakers with Dirac speaker/room calibration) (http://www.oppodigital.com/sonica/)
It may only be app based (which could still be great, we'll just have to wait and see),
and even then, who knows if the same version would potentially be in their UHD players.
If it is actually in the players, it could be the type used with a smart device, and if it is that type, then perhaps Oppo could control it as an optional feature.
Perhaps those who want it could just pay for the app separately and that could unlock the feature.
On the other hand maybe Oppo will include it for all players, because the license fee may not increase the price of the player too much
if the cost is spread out over all players. Then again, maybe it won't be included at all.
Seriously though, for people who already use a full featured external processor WITH decent quality room correction features,
then yes Dirac would be redundant (unless it actually does a better job than your processor, hehe),
but on the flip side of the coin, there really are a lot of situations where people can use it,
especially when not using a processor, and when in more simple systems like a living room or bedroom stereo setup.
There can be valid arguments for and against it, but think of the same scenario with all the other features of Oppo players
that people love so much. Does everyone really use ALL the features of their current Oppo players?
In most cases, no, but they also love the fact that the features are there for when they might want to use them.
When is the last time you actually put your gloves in the glovebox of your car?