Originally Posted by audiofan1
"Significantly better than the current Oppo players"
I notice you only mention streaming here
Yes. Because the statement about it being significantly better was in relation to the streaming ability. If you read up through the thread I make that very clear.
For someone that is paying for Netflix each month, not utilizing the 1080p stream and Dolby Digital Plus audio that they provide is silly. If you are going to pay for a service each month, at least get the best out of it, as you can.
With the Oppo, you wont see the 1080p streams or hear the Dolby Digital Plus audio bitstream.
Similarly, if you are a amazon prime member, and a hulu+ subscriber, you are out of luck completely on the Oppo.
If you like to watch the odd Seinfeld episode on crackle, don't bother with the Oppo, because its not supported.
My statement about it being better was in regards to streaming. OK?
Oppo owners can wait for a firmware update hoping they will upgrade their netflix client, or add additional services .... of course they can. But what does a user do, between now and then ... whenever then is? Wait, keep paying for the services that are crippled or not offered at all? That doesn't sound very sensible to me.
No, get a new 2012 BD player from Sony or Panasonic, and enjoy a great "all rounder". Great disk playback, and awesome streaming capabilities today.
I actually owned a Oppo-93 back in December 2010 when they were first made available. Back then, streaming wasn't like it is today, so it really didn't matter. 2 Years on, and its all changed. Streaming and instant is the future. Either embrace it, or don't. No matter.
Ok ... next.