Originally Posted by theaterofpain
I just don't understand how a lot of you think; it's like you're living in a dream world where Oppo is providing you with the essentials of life - "It's my precious!"
Not understanding someone else's passion doesn't make you any smarter or "in the know" or them as owners any more clueless or fanatical. I sold a long time county sheriff cars for years and he dumped untold amounts of money into some ugly lime green open top classic car he always brought to our car shows. Talk to those guys for an hour on a 110 degree day on hot concrete and you'd think they were as mad as a hatter. Little secret... They weren't. They were just passionate about a hobby that took their minds off their day to day lives. What they spent to have a seat upholstered would buy a couple of OPPO's but mayor's and city councilman and assorted bankers from my home town all thought it was money well spent.
These Oppos are NOT going to be collector items in the realm of home video -
I'm not an OPPO fanboy and have never personally owned one myself but your wrong as they already are and have been for years. Don't necessarily agree with it but saying they aren't/won't be ignores the obvious fact (like it or not) that they already are. Plenty of qualified buyers were on our lot over the years looking for a used 1990's ZR-1 even though the newer Z06 outpaced it technologically. It's not all about the most current specs with all buyers.
even if 4K HDR on BR is the last physical format, you're already behind the 8 ball since HDMI 2.1 is about to roll out.
The full benefits from HDMI 2.1 are years away both in content and in hardware. It's a future proofing standard. There'll be plenty of consumers unwilling to chase that train until it's all the way in the station. Count me as one of them
Furthermore, the Oppo's DAC is superior to most other player's DAC, but that's about all it has going against the $99 players (yes, I know you're excited about touching the metal case, and hearing that smooth motor suck in the robust tray) - 4K is 4K is 4K.
There's literally like 100 things other than what you've touched on here which independent reviewers have cited for OPPO's value in the marketplace. The DAC is most often mentioned last or not at all and is more relevant to the 2 channel crowd as in a home theater setup using HDMI out to an AV receiver the OPPO's DAC is irrelevant. The receiver's DAC takes over. Thus most home theater reviewers skip over this part. Just saying something over and over again doesn't make it true. Just redundant.
I will put my $99 LG UHD player against any Oppo in a double blind test and no difference will be noticed, assuming both display sources are equal.
The "double blinded" tester's will probably have to be "double ear muffed" as well from what I've read about your LG
But, no, just keep telling your wife that the 2-3 extra Oppos you bought are a sound investment for the future.
Seriously, can we have sense of logic in this forum - it appears to only be filled with emotion and waxing nostalgic over some overpriced no-name (to the rest of the world) Chinese junk.... like the junk that everyone else, including me has, except we didn't overpay for it.
Hmm... What do or don't you tell YOUR wife? More than likely there's a few white lies or crossed fingers in there somewhere over the years regarding your own particular hobby but what do I know. I only spent 22 years listening to every married guy I ever sold a car to swear me to secrecy over something they had in their trade in that their significant other wasn't aware they bought. Same gripers here with regards to OPPO are paying too much(by someone else's standards) for something in their own life be it Cadillac's/Lexus's or fountain pens or custom tailored suits or Godiva chocolates.
If the buyer likes the product, the packaging, the performance, the customer service and the resale value why is it your new found job all of a sudden to make that sound bad? Don't make any sharp pulls on the reins there.You might fall off of that high
you're so sure the OPPO owners are riding.
Most of them by the by have been pretty helpful and nice to many of us non OPPO owners over the years here on AVS and we'd like to keep it that way.
There's lots of consumer junk made right here in the good ole US of A as well bud. Geographical location doesn't dictate quality. Some of our highest rated automobile plants are located around some of the not so nice parts of Mexico. Plenty of lawyers and big shots driving that "junk" as well.