Originally Posted by Randall.White
Thanks for the reply.
So it may be overkill? My thinking was a $300 blu ray player lasted me a year and these Oppo seem to have quite a following. Maybe it would last longer, possibly even 5 years. In the past I bought cheaper Onkyo receivers only to upgrade in 6 months, then finally just decided to spend a good chunk on a nice Denon.
How long do these typically last? Is there a burn in period?
Also since my regular player wouldn't work last night, I used a cheaper one that I have in my bedroom (Samsung $80). Watched Elysium last night and felt that it wasn't very dynamic? I couldn't hear/feel the bass and overall it just didn't seem up to par with my other player. I'm running (2) Outlaw LFM-1EX subs, so I should be able to notice the bass.
The burn in you are referring to is probably more for the BDP-105 that has a much higher quality analog audio stage than their other players.
Some people subscribe to "burn in", some people don't. I have heard the benefits of doing a burn in, but some make it out to be much more than it is.
More than likely the dif you are hearing between the 2 players is either because they are setup differently, or it may quite simply be a more lackluster sound track that you heard but expected more from. If you are using analog audio, that is where the most difference can come into play. Though with your Denon AVR you mentioned, not sure why you would use analog anyway unless it's for a specific reason.
Now when you want to talk reliability, Oppo is at the top of the pile IMO. Their products have an outstanding reputation for reliability, and if something does go wrong during warranty, getting it repaired is quick and painless. Even their out of warranty repair service is very good.
This is not to say that some other manufacturers are poor in those areas, some are and some aren't.
I have never heard of an Oppo BD player breaking beyond the point of a simple cost effective repair.
Just as well, their players hold a strong resale value.
Once again an Oppo may be overkill for the features you use, but maybe what you are looking for is more in the build quality and reliability domain, and you certainly can't go wrong in those areas with Oppo.