Originally Posted by swarm87
honestly id like to see a low cost option; no fancy DAC or anything just a "tank" built player with 2 hdmi out/ 2 in with killer upscaling(basically take the 103D and strip out the DAC analog outs and charge $349) probably not going to happen though
Oppo isn't a big brand manufacturer. They can't really afford to make 5 different players that cater to every niche of consumers.
What they are good at though is packing as many awesome features as possible into 1 universal player for an awesome price.
Maybe not compared to a $99 BD player, but compared to other similar players that sell for twice as much.
There are more than few simple BD players out there that are very good quality, and if that is what a consumer needs at a lower price point then that is what they should get.
Don't get me wrong... I would love if Oppo did make such a player as you suggest, but I just don't think they can compete in that market against other giant manufacturers.
I think Oppo is just so d*** good at what they do, we just want all our components to be Oppo.