Originally Posted by HyrliK
I just ordered a new higher end LED set and want to get a 103D but would be annoyed if by christmas there would be a 113D or equivalent.
Thanks for the notes back guys.
Having followed Oppo for a while as a user and owner, my observation is that they only come out with new players when those players are going to have significant improvements or new functions.
As an example, they introduced their first bluray player (BDP-83, which is still cranking along for me) in 2009. That's three full years after bluray players hit the market. They also had a long and open testing phase for it, which you can read about in one of the threads here.
Each of their new players hasn't been prompted by calendar as far as I can see, but to introduce new features that were not possible to add to their previous player by firmware updates. The last player I bought - the 103d is I think a new player, since the graphic chips were swapped, the Darbee was added, etc.
With Oppo's usual great QC, I haven't had any issues with the player or the new components. Given Oppo's resale value, buying one now and selling then would probably get you most of your 'investment' back.
You've gotten good information, Oppo won't move until it feels the specs are stable and it can maintain its high standards. If and when you have a 4K player from them, you can be sure in my opinion that it will be rock solid and won't try to beat the first number of 4K players. It's probably why I'll get one to go with my OLED display (would be cool if it were from Vizio).