Well now I have confirmation that the new one's are not gapeless either, I can say that for me there will be no Oppo chapter in my home.
I think it becomes more and more frustrating, not any better. Cinavia, Oppo cannot help it, that is HAS to be implanted for the Bd licence. But honestly, then just throw away the Hard disc playback and make an audiophile Bd player where you can play Bd's, DVD A and Sacd discs.
For Bd's files, it will not read most of them, when cinavia is getting more and more used on discs.
To play your music, flac, Wav, Mp3 whatever, without gapeless, your external decoder, that can be better then the internal one, you have to stand an annoying "click" also. Even my 200 € mediastreamer, at least not stop the stream, so even without being totally gapeless, it is still more convenient to listen too, especially for normal cd's, that are not live.
Software and searching files is not convenient and slow, that is probably improved on the new models.
If you want to play your external files this is not a versatile machine, and has less and less use to replace a HCPC, if you tired of that. It has come to a point, at least for me, that I think it is better to buy a cheaper BD player that delivers also good pq, combined with a good streamer, that plays flawless ALL YOUR FILES and decode audio to an external device., like my Acuphase cd player, that is still better then the Oppo anyway. or if you rip your Bd's to hard disc just find a a streamer with also marvelous pq (maybe the Pch A 400, or the Dune's to come).
Limitations kills my interest of these well made machines, sorry.
I like my HT, wine and pretty girls. But...am I the only one