Originally Posted by dwellingheresy
just replaced my Popcorn Hour C-200 with the Oppo 95 and of course did some heavy comparing before selling the PCH.
Some minor ease of use issues (filebrowser, remote,...) that I can live with aside, there is one feature I'll really miss:
Having a regular 16:9 frontprojection setup I used the panning feature of the PCH to always shift the image down to the bottom of the screen - it just gives a more intense (and comfortable) viewing angle (my opinion and my guests opinion).
Since it seems hardly any player (the PCH is the only one I know of) incorporates this seemingly easy to implement feature (my JVC HD990 only allows for a small digital shift, the rest I have to do via lensshift which is kind of a hassle - especially since the panning option in the PCH just resets upon restart and only applies to the movie, not the player-menus).
Long story short I sent an inquiry to both Oppo UK and Oppo international.
Oppo international basically just said "This is not a networt media tank, it's a bluray player with extended features - the oppo won't see a feature like this."
Oppo UKs reply was a lot more promising! They basically said "It can be done, we experimented with it, but there is a problem to do it to both HDMI-outs which is why we decided against it. It's important to keep the player simple to be targeted at a large audience."
Would you care for this feature? Basically it could be something in the image-menu (just a long press of the Setup Button away).
Judging Oppos excellent Customer Support I would try and launch a petition here on AVS and "encourage" them to incorporate this feature at least on HDMI 1 (I don't see why joined Image-Shift on both HDMI-outs at the same time could be needed anyway).
...or am I the only one who would love this feature in their Oppo BDP?
Cheers from Germany