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So, I'm looking at 205s on eBay and wondering if I should be considering Barbed Wire Dolls (Caged Women) and Virgin Hunters as add-ons...


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So, I'm looking at 205s on eBay and wondering if I should be considering Barbed Wire Dolls (Caged Women) and Virgin Hunters as add-ons...

I got both of those videos included with my 205 purchase direct from Oppo .

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I got both of those videos included with my 205 purchase direct from Oppo .

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Bill, you just sold another 205 a few days ago.......
How many do you have????
And now the Cambridge units are gone..........
But i got one! Before they went bye bye.........
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Bill, you just sold another 205 a few days ago.......
How many do you have????
And now the Cambridge units are gone..........
But i got one! Before they went bye bye.........
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In the 205 thread, I asked for serial number info via PM for last batch 205's in an attempt to figure out how many Oppo 205's were made in the last batch. Several people posted in the thread and several more PM'ed me. I also tapped ebay for a wealth of info. It's amazing how much info can be gleaned from ebay photos. And even more amazing how careless people are leaving serial number and shipping label info in plain sight.


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The short answer is "2000".


Oppo made (3) manufacturing runs for the last batch.


1) A small run of about 200-250 in the first week of May. This was probably a test run. It was reported that this small batch had upgraded components resulting in cooler operation. (See post #4810 in the 205 thread.)



2) A run of 750-800 in the third week of May. Probably the balance of a 1000 unit run.


3) A run of 1000 in the third week of July. The last of the last.


These are the three waves that Oppo spoke of. The small 1st run was distributed the end of June and the 2nd and 3rd runs were both distributed beginning very late August through September.


So consider yourself fortunate if you were one of the lucky 2000 that snagged a 205.
I consider myself more than fortunate to have a UDP-205. I signed up on Oppo's website in April and got an email witha link to purchase on September 19th. The link to purchase said "sold out" but I retried the next morning and it worked. The unit that I got has a manufacture date of July 2018.

The quality of the video and audio is really quite impressive as many have already noted. Oppo is bowing out at the top of their game. I wonder who (if anyone) will fill the void they are leaving behind. My hope is that they will sell to a well funded group who will hire a significant chunk of Oppo's engineering talent. What has been done over the short life of this company in nothing short of remarkable. Godspeed to who's next.
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Oppo is bowing out at the top of their game. I wonder who (if anyone) will fill the void they are leaving behind. My hope is that they will sell to a well funded group who will hire a significant chunk of Oppo's engineering talent. What has been done over the short life of this company in nothing short of remarkable. Godspeed to who's next.
It sounds like you are unfamiliar with the company or their well advertised business plans going forward.
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I only know what they posted on their website - that they are no longer developing new products but continuing to support what they have sold. Is there more news than that? I'd appreciate any opportunity to learn more.
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I only know what they posted on their website - that they are no longer developing new products but continuing to support what they have sold. Is there more news than that? I'd appreciate any opportunity to learn more.
I think he is eluding to the fact that Oppo is NOT just a BD-player company. They are not out of business. They just decided to stop making players. The majority of their business worth comes from cell phones and other CE products. I would venture to guess that the BD player division didn't even comprise of more than 1% of their total revenue stream.

So Oppo lives on healthier than ever.
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I only know what they posted on their website - that they are no longer developing new products but continuing to support what they have sold. Is there more news than that? I'd appreciate any opportunity to learn more.
There was quite a lot of discussion in this very thread on their core business. Here's more--

$465 million in operating profit from phones at Oppo in the third quarter

That's a LOT of esoteric-market Blueray players.
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Thanks guys. I was aware of Oppo's main business lines and that the company is not going out of business. I was just stating my hope that their disc player prowess continue through a sale of that division and the future employment of those specific engineers in said transaction.
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are they still repairing their blu ray players? my BDP80 has been getting skippy and stuttery lately
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are they still repairing their blu ray players? my BDP80 has been getting skippy and stuttery lately
It may just need a cleaning. But yes, Oppo support will fix it up for you and charge a flat rate fee. Send them an email.
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It may just need a cleaning. But yes, Oppo support will fix it up for you and charge a flat rate fee. Send them an email.
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Thanks guys. I was aware of Oppo's main business lines and that the company is not going out of business. I was just stating my hope that their disc player prowess continue through a sale of that division and the future employment of those specific engineers in said transaction.
If anyone company should pick this up it should be Marantz. They're past UDP'S have been ***** but they have the pockets to pick up the team that was doing the OPPO'S. and they have the customer base to support the products. But again, with streaming taking over this isn't going to happen. So hold on to your OPPO'S boys and girls they are bonifide collectors items.....
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I think he is eluding to the fact that Oppo is NOT just a BD-player company. They are not out of business. They just decided to stop making players. The majority of their business worth comes from cell phones and other CE products. I would venture to guess that the BD player division didn't even comprise of more than 1% of their total revenue stream.

So Oppo lives on healthier than ever.
And I own an Oppo built phone. Let's just say, to be kind, that the quality is not like their blu-ray players. Sad to see another good hi-fi producer disappear and a another junky cell phone producer emerge.
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It may just need a cleaning. But yes, Oppo support will fix it up for you and charge a flat rate fee. Send them an email.
you were right, it needed cleaning. i emailed them and they gave me instructions on how to clean the optical pickup. i'm happy!
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you were right, it needed cleaning. i emailed them and they gave me instructions on how to clean the optical pickup. i'm happy!
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Please share the optical sensor cleaning instructions in the owners thread: https://www.avsforum.com/forum/149-b...-s-thread.html
here are the instructions they gave me - keep in mind this is for the BDP-80 bluray player:


It sounds like either the optical pickup is getting dirty or is going out of spec. You can try running a CD/DVD Lens Cleaner Disc to see if it helps. You can also open the player and clean the laser. Here are the steps:


You will remove the screws on the side (two on each side) and back of the player (5 screws). Remove the top cover of the player by lifting up and pulling the cover away from the player.

When you remove the top cover you will see the loader. The loader has two pieces of electrostatic tape and two screws (one on each side). Remove these.

On each side of the loader there are two black clips. Push on on one of the clips and pull up on the metal cover. You will hear a snap. Do the same for the clip on the same side as the one you just depressed. Repeat for the other side.

You can now safely remove the top of the loader and gain access to the servo. Now clean the laser head surface with a cotton swab and alcohol. Also clean the rubber spindle on the servo to make sure there is no hair or lint which can make the discs load off center.

Reverse the steps to put the player back together.
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here are the instructions they gave me - keep in mind this is for the BDP-80 bluray player:

...clean the laser head surface with a cotton swab and alcohol. Also clean the rubber spindle on the servo to make sure there is no hair or lint which can make the discs load off center.
I don't know about using alcohol to clean that plastic lens... (might actually cloud it if the alcohol solution is too strong), I would use a non- alcohol lens cleaner, like for your eye glasses. Not Windex!

I know you say this is Oppo's recommendation, but... Just sayin'
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I think he is eluding to the fact that Oppo is NOT just a BD-player company. They are not out of business. They just decided to stop making players. The majority of their business worth comes from cell phones and other CE products. I would venture to guess that the BD player division didn't even comprise of more than 1% of their total revenue stream.

So Oppo lives on healthier than ever.

The Oppo that existed in Menlo Park, California had an association with the Oppo company from China by name only. To my understanding (the details of this I do not recall), the name was leased from Oppo China, but was otherwise a separate business entity.
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The Oppo that existed in Menlo Park, California had an association with the Oppo company from China by name only. To my understanding (the details of this I do not recall), the name was leased from Oppo China, but was otherwise a separate business entity.
I hate to wiki-slap people but.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oppo_Digital

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I wish they would just keep doing the email signup thing. Once they had enough signup then they could do a production run. Heck, people wait longer for power supplies and other, more run-of-the-mill, devices.

Sounds like MassDrop, doesn't it?
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I wish they would just keep doing the email signup thing. Once they had enough signup then they could do a production run. Heck, people wait longer for power supplies and other, more run-of-the-mill, devices.

Sounds like MassDrop, doesn't it?
I'm pretty sure they were just using up components that were already produced and completing contract commitments they had with the factory in China.

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you were right, it needed cleaning. i emailed them and they gave me instructions on how to clean the optical pickup. i'm happy!
update: stopped working; sent it in for repair.
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got my BDP-80 back yesterday. tested it last night and it seems to be better than ever
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An article in Forbes News released date 12/6/18 states that Oppo is getting ready to release a newer version of it's 203 and 205 UHD players late December or early January. You can Google the article.
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An article in Forbes News released date 12/6/18 states that Oppo is getting ready to release a newer version of it's 203 and 205 UHD players late December or early January. You can Google the article.
They're talking about a software update, not new hardware.
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An article in Forbes News released date 12/6/18 states that Oppo is getting ready to release a newer version of it's 203 and 205 UHD players late December or early January. You can Google the article.
a firmware update to HDR10+
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I stand corrected, thanks. At least I was able purchase a UDP 203 in the nick of time.
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Dang. I was hoping they would return to the game. I've finally decided to spring for a 4K projector but I have been holding back because my available internet connection won't support that download speed yet. Oh well.
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