Originally Posted by theaterofpain
Not to incite a riot here, as I was both an Apple and Oppo fan 10 years ago, but I'm willing to bet that the majority of today's Oppo users are also Apple fans, which is the only rationale for why Oppos were still selling the past couple of years. People love to pay a 2-3x premium for hefty, shiny, metallic enclosed items that don't perform better than the competition, but are looked at as status symbols. However, nobody outside of AVS has heard of Oppo, so not many folks were going to buy the players. If they only had a mid-range product or reduced their prices to reflect the value that someone was getting TODAY from buying their players.
perform better? maybe not.. but last longer and be more reliable?
I IT for a company with over 300 employees, and the employees are allowed to choose their brand of choice for their laptops and phones. What I have seen over the past 12 years or so, is that the apple laptops last for a good 6-7 years, and all other windows based stuff, 2-3 years..
phones are the same. 3-4 years for the iPhones, 2-3 for the android stuff.
And this is a construction company.. the stuff isn't treated very nice.
a premium paid for just a status symbol?? How about a premium paid for premium products..
My opinion is based on my own findings, but I will hold it in higher regards than any idiot telling me they see different because of what the read on the internet, saw from their own personal experience, or heard from a friend.