Originally Posted by robertazimmerman
Can anyone say "deal breaker"?
weird. Ah, well, what's important to some...
Frankly, why not just play CD/SACD/DVD-A/BD/DVD with lossless audio instead, and hookup a computer for FLAC/WMA lossless if that's what's really required? If you're running flac, and posting on AVS, you've got a comp somewhere at the house to manage the larger files.
Respectfully, this goes beyond expectation management - I was vocal, and continue to be, about mutliregion support, as this is a limitation of a feature we've come to expect from Oppo. It's also directly related to playback of core functionality (DVD). If there was no support for TrueHD, or DTS-HD MA, or 7.1 PCM, then, yeah, deal breaker.
I'd -love- Flac support, but I simply can't see how that's not a stretch, particularly given the fact that this is hardly news, being discussed for -months- now. No Oppo has ever done Flac, I can't think of any BD player that does either (save through UpnP and tversity transcoding).
Besides, it's not like you're adverse to having more than one player in your equipment rack (*cough* Laserdisc *cough*)
ps. In case you missed it, the players are available now in T.O. from local resellers...