Hi all, although i do not have many posts , i have been lurking around this forum as a guest first, as a member later for quite a few years now and i value it as a great source of information.
I currently own both a regionfree modded Oppo 83 (US-sourced), as well as a european dealer bought 103 3Dplayer and i need to get another regionfree and Cinaviafree 3D capable machine for my hometheater (103 is in the living room paired wit a Samsung 55 ES8000).
Best thing would be to find a new Oppo 93, but these are very rare and expensive beasts to get in the cinaviaplagued world. I have done a lot of internet research about audiophile blu ray players and i stumbled upon 2 chinese blu ray players and HD media players with very similar characteristics to the Oppo players, except for the possibility of a built in HDD.
One of these players is the BARU HD007 which comes in a 007+ and a 007SE variety http://www.xuting.net/english/product/bd007pls.asp
, much like the Oppo xx3 and xx5 models, the other one is the Century Gray 5i-1600 http://www.cen-grand.com/en/content/?35.html
, which is even more geared towards audio reproduction.
Rather than copy / pasting all the characteristics, i just included the links to the relative manufacterers relatice product descriptions.
Both players feature tick most of my boxes and at least look very well built. Since they are quite a few legit chinese audiophile products, these 2 players are quite promising.
I have not been able to find any reviews of these 2 quite interesting looking machines and i am wondering whether there any forum members that have more insight than i do.
I do NOT want to start a discussion about Cinavia or regionfree mods.
I want one easy to use machine (plug and play) and i also do not want to put up with a hometheater PC, although it might be able to meet almost all of my expectations, except for the ease of use for an absolute computer noob.