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post #3301 of 3937
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Originally Posted by t4t3r View Post

I called Oppo 2 days ago and was told they had none to sell - new, refurbed, b-stock, nothing.

I just got one last week. Ordered it on the 12th of Sept. and got it on the 17th. (BDP-80)

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post #3302 of 3937
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Originally Posted by douglas-b View Post

I just got one last week. Ordered it on the 12th of Sept. and got it on the 17th. (BDP-80)

douglas-b,

A very good purchase for a transport with this feature set at this price. Too bad it has had a very short shelf life.


Willie
post #3303 of 3937
Hahah.. those "old" 80's don't stop working all of a sudden guys. I have old equipment from years ago that still work just fine. (Panasonic LX1000 laser disc player comes to mind)
post #3304 of 3937
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Originally Posted by blacklion View Post

A new player with 3D/wi-fi/streaming may be a good idea in principle; but Oppo needs to avoid being lumped with Panasonic/LG/Samsung since it does not have the sales volume of these companies and many Oppo buyers appear to be relatively uninterested in these features.

Excellent & keenly-observed points!
post #3305 of 3937
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Originally Posted by bakerwi View Post

douglas-b,

A very good purchase for a transport with this feature set at this price. Too bad it has had a very short shelf life.


Willie

What do you mean, "very short shelf life?"
post #3306 of 3937
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Originally Posted by fubdap View Post

I will contact Oppo if I were you. You never know....

All ready did... the response is that "...DNLA was available for the BDP-80 on June 1st, if you look at the firmware section on our website".

Of course it is "experimental" & "non-supported".

That was the extent of the reply, so I believe that we will not see any new features nor any of the experimental features made supported. Nor do I believe we will see any move by Oppo to offer the orphaned -80 owners any upgrade path etc. Thanks for your $$$ and good luck.

Seems quite a different Oppo these days.
post #3307 of 3937
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Originally Posted by Pluvious View Post

Hahah.. those "old" 80's don't stop working all of a sudden guys. I have old equipment from years ago that still work just fine. (Panasonic LX1000 laser disc player comes to mind)

Your LD player doesn't have to contend with cheaper parts nor new LDs with dirrerent copy protection issues, does it?

Yes the -80 will continue to operate, but it may not play tomorrow's BDs or have a fully working DLNA.
post #3308 of 3937
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Originally Posted by visiter555 View Post

Nor do I believe we will see any move by Oppo to offer the orphaned -80 owners any upgrade path etc. Thanks for your $$$ and good luck.

Seems quite a different Oppo these days.

I don't recall them ever offering a trade in on old gear for new. I don't think there is any cause for complaint.

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Originally Posted by visiter555 View Post

Yes the -80 will continue to operate, but it may not play tomorrow's BDs

Or it may. I would be startled if OPPO did not continue disc compatibility support for a long time.

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or have a fully working DLNA.

DLNA was never promised, so again I don't see the injustice.

-Bill
post #3309 of 3937
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Originally Posted by douglas-b View Post

What do you mean, "very short shelf life?"

douglas-b,

I don't mean short shelf life in the sense of the longevity of the player. There are rumors (maybe confirmed) that Oppo may be discontinuing the BDP-80.

I'm glad I got mine when they were 1st introduced.


Willie
post #3310 of 3937
I'm just worried about them following up with updates...I wouldn't have like it but I would have sprung the extra scratch for the 83 for the promise of future playability. I did write them a minute ago asking about future updates. Depending on the answer, maybe I'll send it back for the 83.
post #3311 of 3937
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Originally Posted by bakerwi View Post

There are rumors (maybe confirmed) that Oppo may be discontinuing the BDP-80.

Willie

The E-Mail I got from Oppo two days ago says, "Unfortunately this player has been discontinued and we are not planning on carrying this product in the future."
post #3312 of 3937
From the Oppo site: "Due to a shortage of major components, we have ceased production of this model."

I would hope they continue to at least update the firmware for future titles that need it. Getting all of the bugs worked out for proper SA-CD playback would be nice, too, but I don't see that as a priority for them right now.
post #3313 of 3937
"Yes, we stopped production on our players a while back, and the BDP-80 is first to run out.

Yes, we will absolutely continue to keep up with software updates for disc compatibility and other featuers, and are keeping stock of spare parts for repairs that may come later down the line."


Best Regards,

Customer Service
OPPO Digital, Inc.
2629B Terminal Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
Service@oppodigital.com
Tel: 650-961-1118
Fax: 650-961-1119


There ya go.... did you read the word "players". I did and I wrote back asking about that...more to come.
post #3314 of 3937
"All of them. One of the components we use is not availble to produce more units. We bought a projected supply and will keep it as spares. We've considered finding another supplier, but that process would take months and by then we will be close to releasing our next player, which will replace the bdp-83."


Best Regards,

Customer Service
OPPO Digital, Inc.
2629B Terminal Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
Service@oppodigital.com
Tel: 650-961-1118
Fax: 650-961-1119

There you go again......this sucks. Keep it, send it back.
post #3315 of 3937
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Originally Posted by visiter555 View Post

All ready did... the response is that "...DNLA was available for the BDP-80 on June 1st, if you look at the firmware section on our website".

Of course it is "experimental" & "non-supported".

That was the extent of the reply, so I believe that we will not see any new features nor any of the experimental features made supported. Nor do I believe we will see any move by Oppo to offer the orphaned -80 owners any upgrade path etc. Thanks for your $$$ and good luck.

Seems quite a different Oppo these days.

Orphaned? Not sure what that means. You did purchase the player, and it functions as it should with minimal compromise.
Now the player is no longer being sold, but this has no impact on the performance of your own personal player.

Not sure how you think OPPO has changed.
If anything, they have gotten better at what they do.
What they have never offered, it to lie you down in a crib full of fluffy white bedding, and feed you warm bottles of milk until you may be ready for potty training or solid foods.
The attentive customer support only goes so far.

Be happy that you have a great player to use.
The same player that was great before AND after production.
Mine is still in my family room used several times a week, and I don't have any plans on replacing it anytime soon.
post #3316 of 3937
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Originally Posted by Grubert View Post

Maybe a new upmarket player with 3D, Netflix streaming and WiFi. Then drop the price of the 83 to $249.99.

Part 1 of that post just happened

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1278530



Waiting now for the other shoe to drop...
post #3317 of 3937
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Originally Posted by douglas-b View Post

I'm just worried about them following up with updates...I wouldn't have like it but I would have sprung the extra scratch for the 83 for the promise of future playability. I did write them a minute ago asking about future updates. Depending on the answer, maybe I'll send it back for the 83.

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Originally Posted by Neil S. Bulk View Post

I would hope they continue to at least update the firmware for future titles that need it. Getting all of the bugs worked out for proper SA-CD playback would be nice, too, but I don't see that as a priority for them right now.

I'm pretty sure Oppo will continue to support this player as long as updates are required to play new releases. Hopefully, the studios will stop tinkering so we can just sit back and enjoy the movie.


Willie
post #3318 of 3937
Is there an ETA on the 80 replacement? I waited too long (chronic problem for me this Summer, sorry) and failed to acquire one.
post #3319 of 3937
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Originally Posted by 18628239 View Post

Is there an ETA on the 80 replacement? I waited too long (chronic problem for me this Summer, sorry) and failed to acquire one.

There are still -80s available on eBay with region mods, go grab one. No doubt the recent discontinuing of the model will cause some used units to show up as well. But be aware that prices will not be going down any time soon.
post #3320 of 3937
Some of you might have read my previous posts about my problem with audio interruptions occurring with hdmi connection straight to an 5080. I'm using the BDP 80 source direct into a Pioneer 5080 panel via hdmi and the audio stutters on and off for a period of 3 to 4 seconds periodically throughout a movie. Otherwise I really like this player and wish to marry it, slightly kidding.

I can keep this player and have it serviced but then my return period will be up and I'll have to keep it for good or bad. I need the help of those who have used this player in the configuration above. If I can determine that my player can be fixed and it is not an incompatibility problem with my panel then I would much rather keep it, even more so since it is becoming irreplaceable. Can some one verify that it will work this way?
post #3321 of 3937
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Originally Posted by blacklion View Post

A new player with 3D/wi-fi/streaming may be a good idea in principle; but Oppo needs to avoid being lumped with Panasonic/LG/Samsung since it does not have the sales volume of these companies and many Oppo buyers appear to be relatively uninterested in these features.

Great points, but uh-oh -- for those who haven't heard yet, Oppo has just announced the BDP-93 w/3D support, wifi, streaming, etc., for this November. Altho I'm still not interested in streaming, I won't be able to resist the feature set and reportedly better build quality and will pull the trigger before Christmas, as I've been wanting to get the 83 anyway. I'll be moving my 80 to a secondary setup. Hopefully, the 93 will be easily-modded to region-free as well.
post #3322 of 3937
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by 18628239 View Post

Is there an ETA on the 80 replacement?

There is no replacement. The BDP-83 is receiving a replacement called the BDP-93. There is no such replacement plan for the BDP-80 at this time.
post #3323 of 3937
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Originally Posted by estop View Post

Some of you might have read my previous posts about my problem with audio interruptions occurring with hdmi connection straight to an 5080. I'm using the BDP 80 source direct into a Pioneer 5080 panel via hdmi and the audio stutters on and off for a period of 3 to 4 seconds periodically throughout a movie. Otherwise I really like this player and wish to marry it, slightly kidding.

I can keep this player and have it serviced but then my return period will be up and I'll have to keep it for good or bad. I need the help of those who have used this player in the configuration above. If I can determine that my player can be fixed and it is not an incompatibility problem with my panel then I would much rather keep it, even more so since it is becoming irreplaceable. Can some one verify that it will work this way?

hi - thats rather annoying i know - it happened to me before with a different player - and i had a minor issue with my BD 80 - it may have been the disc i was playing - the audio was weird on that disc -

what you can try - and it may do something is try a different cable - i know its a long shot - but i used the cable with i got with the player - - i have since put back my old cable which were monoprice cables - and the reason i did that was because - all my HDMI cables are the same from monoprice - theres a slim chance that different cables react differently when trying to connect etc. - its a long shot but stranger things happen with audio setups and fixes - then you can also try turning on your player first and then TV - or vise versa - in my case - i would say it was my disc or since i changed the cable and changed how the player starts etc. from my power conditioner - maybe that could have affected my player to get a bad handshake -

i have since put the cable back and put the power conditioner for that player back the way it was before - i havnt had a issue since - could have been a fluke with something minor as a cable or bad disk -

you could try - hope it helps
post #3324 of 3937
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Originally Posted by visiter555 View Post

It would be nicer if Oppo offered those who bought into the -80 an upgrade to the -83 at a reasonable price.

Why? You had the option of buying an 83 when you bought the 80. If you wanted an 83 then you should have bought an 83. Thinking that you should be given a discount on one now because of a product line being discontinued is ridiculous. Product lines all get discontinued at some point; your product continues to work - you're not entitled to personal compensation because of a corporate decision.
post #3325 of 3937
Solutions AV in Toronto has some left in inventory. I ordered on yesterday and it arrived today. http://www.solutionsav.ca/oppo.html
post #3326 of 3937
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Originally Posted by soundlovr View Post


Why? You had the option of buying an 83 when you bought the 80. If you wanted an 83 then you should have bought an 83. Thinking that you should be given a discount on one now because of a product line being discontinued is ridiculous. Product lines all get discontinued at some point; your product continues to work - you're not entitled to personal compensation because of a corporate decision.

I have an -83 which I bought long before I got the -80. I bought the -80 after talking to Oppo and being led to believe that Oppo would be continuing the -80 and DLNA not just as "experimental", matter of fact I still have the follow-up e-mails indicating the DLNA would be brought into the -80 as a standard feature. If Oppo goes ahead and moves the DLNA into a supported feature set then I am good.

Go back to your soapbox and step down a rung or two, take a deep breath of the air at sea level and relax and lighten up. I said it would be nice if Oppo offered, as they did with the -83SEs (hey, I happen to have one of them as well), I did not demand anything, nor did I say ANYthing to indicate such.
post #3327 of 3937
Thread Starter 
I highly doubt at this point that the DLNA streaming will be further enhanced for these line of players. The DLNA client on the player has been in there since December 24th and has not been enhanced since the original release.

The only thing we can hope for is that the DLNA streaming supports all the files that USB does. Currently, DLNA is missing a lot of the media support over DLNA, such as AVI (DivX/XviD).
post #3328 of 3937
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Originally Posted by Skurvish View Post

Solutions AV in Toronto has some left in inventory. I ordered on yesterday and it arrived today. http://www.solutionsav.ca/oppo.html

Do they ship to the US? Didn't sound like it by reading the website...
post #3329 of 3937
Thread Starter 
You can try calling OPPO on Monday during their business hours. They may still have refurbished players for sale.
post #3330 of 3937
My bdp-80 region free will be here tomorrow.

Just curious i seen a post stating speaker and bass management is effected passing lpcm over hdmi is this true??
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