Originally Posted by David Susilo
I'd like to know whether this player is worth the $400 + shipping + duties in price (it'll be close to $550 once it arrives in Canada). I was looking forward to the ABT processor, but considering a Reon outboard processor is only $500, I wonder about the value of this unit.
Click on the Oppo link right on the main page a few lines down from the top.
As they say, you can get it to your door for CDN$397+taxes if you pre-order since shipping is free in this case.
Shipping is only 2 dollars anyway.
Either way, you will have to wait till the end of March as they say.
As far as Reons go, I would say the ABT is a superior solution but thats just my take on the subject.
To get an outboard processor that has the same chipset as this one [VP20 or VP30 with the ABT102D add-on card], you would have to spend at least CDN$1500 and thats through eBay.
It would cost you a couple of hundred more if you bought it new in Canada.
Hope the local Oppo link helps you.