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Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I can't help you with your Oppo 103. I have an older 93. Plus I haven't had it plugged into the Internet in 2 years. If one is up for a new blu ray player to do good 3D and lots of aps, do 4k up conversion and has the latest fast processor, I was simply recommending the Sony 6200 because it is doing the job for me. Plus this one can be bought to be region free. I've seen pricing as low as $100 for the base machine and $69 for the plugin hardware for region free. That's a heck of a low price for all those features. I don't claim it is better than the Oppo 93. It is just as good for image quality, plus it loads faster and does the Netflix 3D better than my PS3.
I'm sorry if I made you feel bad or that you think I was suggesting a person go out and buy all new equipment every time there is a new development. None of us do that. Why do you give me the impression you think I suggested that?
So you understand, enthusiasts need to decide what has priority, then work to obtain that priority. Some may want Netflix 3D or an AVR that can pass 3D but maybe 3D is not that important as compared to owning expensive collection of blu ray disks. I'm sure some here have unlimited funds for upgrades but most of us don't, so we put priorities and decide that way.
If you believe buying a new receiver now forces you to buy a new one with every new development in the future, you are either incredibly crazy, or just trying to make an argument with a very weak point. What is ludicrous is even wasting space with that level of thinking!
What I do is wait for the time a new piece of equipment is released that has the new features that I can justify the upgrade. When I upgraded my receiver to one that switched 3D hdmi and did 11.2 channels, I waited 11 years and since the old one was still working, I donated it to a young fellow who is getting very good use from it. Meanwhile, I did make the move to 7.2 audio only because there are enough programs now that justified the budget for those additional speakers. 11.2? Not yet. Other than some demo disks I have from DTS, there isn't any content to justify the cost. But the. 11.2 came along for the ride when I upgraded.
I don't consider myself an early adopter by AVS standards. I don't even want to be. I wait for the new stuff to become standard and ubiquitous, plus drop in price so that the upgrade offers much improvement, lots of new features and capability and the price is so low that it becomes a no brainier for my budget. I'm not like many here, when it comes to new technology and equipment and programming, I have the patients to wait until it is ready for prime time.
I'm traveling for the next week heading down into Central America. So my response may be sporadic.