Originally Posted by MrHifi
My info. came from a dealer so I would believe Jeff. Even so, the price drop does appear to signal some sort of action on the part of Optoma. Jeff, are you sure? Not that it makes a big difference any more but it would be nice to know.
I am as sure as I can be, short of being in product planning meetings at Optoma USA.
I sent the Optoma product manager an email today and had his response via
email three minutes later, it reads:
"Hey Jeff, the HD81 is EOL now. There are none in production. However, the
HD81-LV is still in production and there are plenty in stock. Hope all is well!"
I ordered the Samsung BD-UP5000 in August and hope to see it soon. Unfortunately, the BD-1400 has had bugs and this will be Samsung's first
HD DVD product, so I am expecting issues.
My biggest concern right now is that the 7.1 analog outputs don't have
speaker distance management capability and that profile 1.1 compliance
won't arrive until a firmware update late in January. That and I'm still not
sure which advanced audio codecs are decoded internally prior to promised new firmware.
Why do we do this to ourselves, over and over again?