Originally Posted by rdgrimes
As has already been said: Oppo already tried this and it FAILED. The BDP-80 was a great transport that nobody bought.
First, I must apologize. We're buying a 65" Samsung 3D TV, so we need a 3D feature. Not quite "barebone".
For BD playback on our RS1 we use an HTPC. Otherwise, we probably would have sprung for the 80 when it was current.
Here's a link to a photo of the back of the BDP-80:
As far as I can tell, those are analog audio outs, correct? If they are, I don't need them or, for that matter, the analog video outs. Just give me HDMI and the digital audio outs, please.
Most importantly, when it was availble, how much did Oppo sell the 80 for?
The bang for the buck in BD players nowadays is simply amazing. Last week we bought a Toshiba 2D BD player for the LCD in front of our treadmill. It has on its back only an ethernet connection and HDMI and spdif outputs. Its video output is amazingly good for a $67 unit!! It has a 2x, 4x, etc. zoom, but only the 2x is of any real use, and that only for 2.75:1 movies (unless there is a nipple you want to fill the screen with) and, even in the case of 2.75:1 movies, I'd like less zoom than 2x. Oppo's presets are much more useful, IMO.
But I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the Toshiba's lifespan was shorter than that of a mosquito and here is where the Oppo's no doubt greater cost could/would be justified.