The BDP-83, 93, and 95 do not implement Cinavia and OPPO has stated they never will.
Originally Posted by Jed1
Have you or any of the beta testers come across any BD movies that were ripped that now will not play because of Cinavia?
I see a lot of sony owned BD movies already have this feature embedded in them. I also came across a site that has a list of players that are Cinavia capable and the OPPO BD 83 and 93 are on the list. Is this accurate? Even my Pioneer BDP 320 is on the list.
Explanation of Cinavia:
Also, other than the Roku streaming stick what would be the purpose for two HDMI inputs?
I kind of was hoping for something more grandiose in the new OPPO player
I think I shot myself in my own foot as my expectations were a bit to high as the new features is not what I hoped for, but if I need a replacement for my BDP 83 or an additional player I will not hesitate to purchase the BDP 103.
They are old enough that they are grandfathered in before the new licensing restriction came into effect.
The 103 and 105 DO implement Cinavia as all newly released, stand-alone Blu-ray players are required to do by the Blu-ray licensing. In Beta Testing we've confirmed that the Cinavia restrictions function as they are required to do. You can expect that more and more commercial releases will come with Cinavia "watermarking" embedded. As is usual with such stuff, there are undoubtedly people out there trying to figure out convenient ways to get around the restrictions. Time will tell.
The HDMI inputs can be used to pass other HDMI source devices through the player -- for example a TV set top box. I can think of a variety of situations where an owner might want to do that, but we'll just have to see, as time goes on, the clever uses people come up with for this new capability.
I think one thing that's hard to tell from the photos and brief highlights of the player features posted so far is that the players have more powerful processing. They are FASTER. This alone will be a big deal to some folks. It's hard to gauge how enticing these will be for upgraders until the full set of specs come out and some usage reports start getting posted.
--BobEdited by Bob Pariseau - 9/7/12 at 3:55pm