I've never understood why people who care about picture quality stream when no stream (at least not Internet-based stream) matches the bit rate of Blu from disc.
One of my issues with Oppo is that they seem to spend their time adding so much fluff to their firmware (DLNA, FLAC, gapless streaming, SMB/CIFS, CinemaNow, Netflix, Pandora, Roku, Vudu, YouTube, etc.) that they are sometimes behind the curve when it comes to the players' primary mission of flawlessly playing back Blu-ray discs. I don't care about network whatever, I just want the player to perfectly play discs.
For example, it took well over a year for Oppo to release a fix to be able to play the The Longest Day BD, something my $300 in 2008 Sony BDP-S550 could do.
Don't get me wrong, Oppo is responsive to customers and they do get fixes out, but I've also had far more glitches with operation of my Oppos (first a BDP-95 then a BDP-105) than I ever have with my past Pioneer or Sony players.
I'm in no hurry to replace my BDP-105 with a BDP-88FD, but I'll certainly take a look (and listen) when it hits the street.
Last edited by kucharsk; 09-22-2014 at 03:01 AM.