Originally Posted by video_analysis
Yes, but once again, it's not just one or two features that command the extra dough but the whole package. I fully know I'm in the minority. The only fair price comparison should be between Sony's, Samsung's, Panasonic's, and LG's highest end offerings, and that is closer to a 100% delta in price.
this feels like a pc vs mac debate... the value is there if you check ALL the boxes
i'm not saying it's not a fair price for what you get, but that what you get is massive overkill for the vast majority of consumers.
again it comes to options, options are great, and it's sad that this option is being taken away. but if oppo wanted to compete, it probably should have offered something more mainstream to keep the lights on.
i want to say the real shame is that the market doesn't cater to quality, long-lasting products anymore. i'm fully willing to spend double, if it lasts 3 times as long(or more). but with the current market, nothing stays relevant long enough to justify the cost. i mean, if i had the world's greatest dvd player right now, i wouldn't know what to do with it. in 2 years, i might feel that way about anything that doesn't have the latest version of hdmi. there's very few products that are still worth investing in quality for, and that's a real shame, imo.