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dwa247 04-02-2018 04:21 PM

I'm also shocked and disappointed about this news. The BDP-83 was my first Blu-ray player. I currently still use a BDP-103 and was considering upgrading to a UDP-203 in the near future.

sutton8 04-02-2018 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kucharsk (Post 55963796)
Also from their FAQ:

I bought from Richer Sounds, a UK reseller, so wouldn’t apply to me.

korsjs 04-02-2018 04:29 PM

I bought the opportunity 29 days ago on 3/3. I am assuming I have a few hours to return it since Amazon show I can still return it. Any thoughts? Support going forward? Obsolete in a year or so? This was my really first high end player. Any thoughts in they next couple of hours would be appreciated.

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gomo657 04-02-2018 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kucharsk (Post 55963718)
From their FAQ:



I understand the statement but IMO not worth the cost with the hope of update and this coming from an Oppo owner.

kucharsk 04-02-2018 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sutton8 (Post 55963828)
I bought from Richer Sounds, a UK reseller, so wouldn’t apply to me.

Contact them; many if not most dealers have similar return policies.

petetherock 04-02-2018 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by korsjs (Post 55963878)
I bought the opportunity 29 days ago on 3/3. I am assuming I have a few hours to return it since Amazon show I can still return it. Any thoughts? Support going forward? Obsolete in a year or so? This was my really first high end player. Any thoughts in they next couple of hours would be appreciated.

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Check your drive.. if it works well, it's a solid player. That's the component with the most issues in their 4k players.

kucharsk 04-02-2018 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by korsjs (Post 55963878)
I bought the opportunity 29 days ago on 3/3. I am assuming I have a few hours to return it since Amazon show I can still return it. Any thoughts? Support going forward? Obsolete in a year or so? This was my really first high end player. Any thoughts in they next couple of hours would be appreciated.

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Amazon has different return requirements than manufacturers.

If Amazon says you can return it, you can return it regardless of what the manufacturer has to say.

rdgrimes 04-02-2018 04:35 PM

In case nobody else has figured it out: NOW is the time to buy a player from Oppo, or 3 or 4, and leave it in the box for a couple years. Resale values are about to go nuts.

love_that_sound 04-02-2018 04:35 PM

There is absolutely nothing wrong with their present offering. Its a piece of electronic equipment.. someone or something else will replace it. I do hope they get the DV bug worked out with Sony TVs ..whatever that entails. if not .. ill sell my 205 to a collector and pick up the Panasonic UB9000 and hopefully figure out a way to take out all the Alexa crap.

korsjs 04-02-2018 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by petetherock (Post 55963902)
Check your drive.. if it works well, it's a solid player. That's the component with the most issues in their 4k players.

I guess I can initiate the return tonight but then I have a couple weeks to get it in the mail which gives me some time. I really liked this player.

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wxchaser 04-02-2018 04:38 PM

Sad news from a company that produced high quality products. My UDP-203 has been flawless for well over a year now.

funky54 04-02-2018 04:39 PM

I really enjoyed my 93 and 105. I went with the Sony x-800 this round and while I’m happy its sad to see Oppo wont be a choice in the future. The loss of apps is what killed it for me.

gadgtfreek 04-02-2018 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by korsjs (Post 55963878)
I bought the opportunity 29 days ago on 3/3. I am assuming I have a few hours to return it since Amazon show I can still return it. Any thoughts? Support going forward? Obsolete in a year or so? This was my really first high end player. Any thoughts in they next couple of hours would be appreciated.

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My only concern is software updates going forward. Problematic disc out there, and no update? No way to know for sure. Ill prob sell mine late year once the Panny UB9000 is out.

imagic 04-02-2018 04:48 PM

I was inevitable. Over on FB one industry guy I know was wondering if the recent China tariffs had any influence on the decision. My feeling is it's simply the declining market for physical media, period.

The audiophiles are gonna suffer more than the AV guys for the loss of Oppo IMO. RIP to the true UDP.

Still, the UDP-203 is a great tool. I surely do appreciate it.

I guess headphones and Sonos-like speakers did not work out.

KMFDMvsEnya 04-02-2018 04:50 PM


markrubin 04-02-2018 04:56 PM

OPPO has always been a class act: they will be missed

FrankVP 04-02-2018 04:59 PM

Glad I picked up my first Oppp, a 203 a couple of weeks ago.

sworth 04-02-2018 05:00 PM

Looks like Oppo will be gradually ceasing production. I hope they keep the firmware coming for my 203

Daniel Chaves 04-02-2018 05:00 PM

This is sooo sad, so does that also mean their Cellphone division is also shutting down? or is it only their AV side of the business?

drewTT 04-02-2018 05:03 PM

Oppo could have easily charged double for their players, especially something like the 105, and 205. I am also surprised that they just didn't sell it off...

rwestley 04-02-2018 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves (Post 55964108)
This is sooo sad, so does that also mean their Cellphone division is also shutting down? or is it only their AV side of the business?

BBK the parent company makes cell phones for One-Plus and Oppo. They will continue and sell millions of phones. I guess the market was just too small for the type of products Oppo was trying to sell. Very sad indeed.

sutton8 04-02-2018 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kucharsk (Post 55963894)
Contact them; many if not most dealers have similar return policies.

Yes I’ll be contacting them tomorrow with a view to returning the 203. Part of the reason I’ve been prepared to pay Oppo premium prices in the past is due to continued development and support over years. It is clear that has gone even though they will cover existing warranties. My Sony player will be back in my rack tomorrow evening.

travis-g 04-02-2018 05:07 PM

Just placed my order. Going to hold on to this for the OMG I can’t get what I want when I want crowd. $$$$$$$

Azekecse 04-02-2018 05:10 PM

In the words of Maria, "Don't let it be true"...

tezster 04-02-2018 05:15 PM

Hmm... I put my 103 on sale as I've been happily using the 203 for some time now... how will this effect the re-sale value? Will it go up/down? Should I adjust my price?

Eventually 04-02-2018 05:19 PM

That does suck. Guess it was inevitable, even Denon stopped making players.

Blorton 04-02-2018 05:22 PM

Time to quit messing around on picking up that 203...

Riot Nrrrd 04-02-2018 05:27 PM

Wow, shocking news :eek: I see the eBay price gouging has already started ... :rolleyes:

What's a drag is that I held off on buying one because it doesn't support the media types the other media players do (Dune, eGreat, Zappiti et al.), but the media players aren't shipping units with Blu-ray drives anymore. :(

AllenA07 04-02-2018 05:29 PM

Such sad news. My 203 was one of the initial pre-orders and I have been thrilled with it.

Tom Bley 04-02-2018 05:29 PM

Thanks Oppo, I love my 203 but, sad to see you go. :(


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