A decade or so ago disc formats were changing so regularly that I got tired of replacing players and built a HTPC. The advantage of the PC was a low cost software update kept me current. Sometimes I needed a new optical drive but that was never a major purchase. Then content protection came along and software+drive solutions no longer worked. Plus the software needed to recognize each disc as legitimate. So, someone needed to keep up with disc releases authentication. I would say the HTPC has been pretty much killed off. It gets to be a major expense because when the player become obsolete the AVR needs replacing as well. So, my concern is future firmware and software to keep the OPPO functioning for - say 5 years.
3D movies came along and I liked them. Ultra HD is nice but 3D can be more immersive. Now 3D is passing away.
Then there are audio formats in constant flux.
Obsolescence is a profit driver for the industry witches. Double bubble, toil and trouble.
Anál nathrach, orth’ bháis’s bethad, do chél dénmha
Display: LG OLED 65e6p, Player: OPPO UDP-203, AVR:Yamaha TSR 7810, Streaming: Comcast 60Mbps RG6 to Cat6a, Speakers: Mains Vandersteen IIC, Center, Surrounds, Rears Klipsch
Last edited by Postmoderndesign; 04-05-2018 at 12:29 PM.