Originally Posted by Stew4msu
What's the advantage of the Oppo vs one of the other players with dual HDMI (like the Samsung 7900 for $250)and something like the Neo 550 (for $200). That combination would be $50 cheaper, for example.
The main benefits are that you know you are getting the absolute best picture and audio without any false enhancements, you have access to a universal media player (DVD-Audio, SACD, CD, DVD-Video, and Blu-ra), you have access to fast and informative customer service, the build quality and expected life expectancy of the player is done to a higher standard.
OPPO also usually upgrades their firmware on a fairly regular basis, and the firmwares do make things (usually) for the better.t.
I also have no need for a universal player, or analog audio.
If you are just looking at Blu-ray performance there is nothing really demanding to require the premium price.