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post #91 of 3337 Old 04-02-2018, 06:29 PM
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Reasons for failure:

An inability to develop quality software. (firmware) Each new model required 3 months or more to becomes stable. It appears OPPO was a hardware company not a software company. The ability to develop quality software is a requirement in today's world.

A lack of applications such as Netflix on 20X series. As is noted above, cheap devices have this support and yet OPPO was unable to provide it in the 20X series. This eliminated the OPPO units from consideration by many potential purchasers of the product.
Not to be a contrarian (as you made good points), but just as an opposing point of view:

- The "inability to develop quality software" is just as true for the media players out there as well. (Networked Media Tanks and the like.) Come to think of it, does ANYONE have 'quality software' in this field?

- I don't know about other people but both my LG OLED and my Apple TV 4 have Netflix and plenty of other apps, I guess you could fault Oppo for not covering all the bases and providing that "one-stop shopping extravaganza" but that's a huge field to have to cover beyond the basics of "Make a good hardware disc player".

I guess it depends on what people are looking for, I bought a Dune HD Max media player (crappy interface, next to no apps) because back in 2014 it played all the media types I needed (except 4K/UHD, of course). The unfortunate thing is that the high-end media players (eGreat A11, upcoming Dune HD Pro 4K, Popcorn Hour etc.) are all approaching the Oppo in price, and without any disc capability.

I still think price had something to do with it. Before 4K/UHD and streaming people were willing to pay a premium for a good product but most 4K/UHD disc players are half the price of a BDP-203 and it's harder to justify the premium nowadays.
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The normal guy (joe 6 pack) who knows nothing but price put Oppo out of business.
That is a bit harsh, Oppo was never created to cater to the wider value seeking customer. I wonder if the 203 had been a success from the start rather than bug ridden would they have done this now. The bad publicity damaged the overall brand. But that aside we are ever moving more into a steaming world and high end bluray players look to have a limited future. Which is presumably why the likes of Denon have not even bothered producing a UHD model.

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Well this threads a real downer. ::lays rose on casket::
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A quick look at Amazon and it all makes sense. We, the enthusiast, are a small fraction of the buying public. The normal guy (joe 6 pack) who knows nothing but price put Oppo out of business.
I'm an enthusiast and wanted a player with DV support. As I recall it was either the LG 970 or the Oppo and I went with the LG because $179.00 < $559.00. (The XB1X has far too many audio sync issues)

I didn't care about the lack of internal apps any more than I did the non-plastic construction. At the end of the day the nearly $400 saved went a long way towards building a solid 4K disc library which is now over 60 titles since the purchase a couple months ago.

I'm sure the Oppo is an amazing player but in the end all I need is something to play BR and UHD BR discs. The LG does that. The fact it's got a plastic shell doesn't mean jack to me... it's sitting on a shelf and has been since I left the store with it.

I quickly jumped on the 65"... the additional price was worth it over the 55" for obvious reasons. I didn't see any obvious reasons to pay 3x as much for my BR player... so I didn't.

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Wow. I was on the fence about adding a 203 as I’m a big fan of my 103. I have the Panny UHD player and am pleased with it. It jumping on a 203 now. Bummed.
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I said this on another forum but ultimately the problem with Oppo players is the cost to ACTUAL value ratio. Im sorry but probably like 99.88776% of the population couldnt care less about SACD or DVD audio support. Its a useless feature for most. So are analog audio outs or whatever other "boutique" features they threw into these players. Yes, they are built nicely. Fair enough - but once its in the gear rack, does that really matter that much? I dont think its worth $400 bucks more.

They support Dolby Vision which is nice but again..... HDR gets the job done and looks great so if I dont get Dolby Vision I dont feel like Im slumming it with HDR. Far from it. What else do they have thats a TANGIBLE improvement over any of the other UHD players out there. Picture Quality is basically identical between like every player out there and most reviews state this. A good UHD disc looks fabulous on a good display no matter the brand or model. So again - if the PQ is identical and the audio quality is too.... what am I "getting" for $400+ more bucks? 10lbs of chassis material? Ehhhh. OK. Great.

I have a "cheapo" Sammmy 8500 player and it plays every disc I throw at it and still gets firmware updates. It just works. If some elves swapped my player out with an Oppo overnight Im sure Id never be able to tell the next time I watched a UHD disc. I use my TV to stream and Id MUCH rather watch a film using physical media. But, the world we live in does stream a lot of stuff and many people count on their disc players to do that. The video purists hate the idea but the facts state that no streaming support was a huge downside to these players. Its a fail, no two ways about it.

It stinks that they are going away. I hate to see that. But Im nor that shocked, honestly for the reasons I mentioned and probably others.
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I can still return my 203 until Friday. Any thoughts on what I should do? It’s been great so far but I have serious doubts about timely firmware updates to address compatibility issues, etc.
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I'm an enthusiast and wanted a player with DV support. As I recall it was either the LG 970 or the Oppo and I went with the LG because $179.00 < $559.00. (The XB1X has far too many audio sync issues)



I didn't care about the lack of internal apps any more than I did the non-plastic construction. At the end of the day the nearly $400 saved went a long way towards building a solid 4K disc library which is now over 60 titles since the purchase a couple months ago.



I'm sure the Oppo is an amazing player but in the end all I need is something to play BR and UHD BR discs. The LG does that. The fact it's got a plastic shell doesn't mean jack to me... it's sitting on a shelf and has been since I left the store with it.



I quickly jumped on the 65"... the additional price was worth it over the 55" for obvious reasons. I didn't see any obvious reasons to pay 3x as much for my BR player... so I didn't.


The Oppo is more than just a Blu-ray player though which I realize is all you were looking for but you’re not really comparing apples to apples


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Hate to say it, but the writing was on the wall when they took a pass on including any apps. I do love my 203. But without apps it's the least used device in the lineup. Sad news in a shrinking market of high quality A/V products.
Why would you want apps built into your disc player? I use the apps built into my TV currently, but when those are no longer up to date I'll get a dedicated streaming box like an nVidia Shield, Amason FireTV, or Apple TV - let each device do what it does best, the disc player plays discs, the streaming box streams stuff.
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I can still return my 203 until Friday. Any thoughts on what I should do? It’s been great so far but I have serious doubts about timely firmware updates to address compatibility issues, etc.
Mine is going back tomorrow, I’ve only owned it 11 days. Only question is whether the reseller will try to hit me with a fee since it’s been used.

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Mine is going back tomorrow, I’ve only owned it 11 days. Only question is whether the reseller will try to hit me with a fee since it’s been used.
They have 30 days return in the states. No questions asked to the best of my knowledge.

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Most guys who own Oppos would never consider streaming. Best PQ and AQ is number one to us and NetFlix doesn't cut it. Sorry dude.

this ridiculous statement is why oppo couldn't sell many of their players. Of course people love watching their discs. but theres only so many discs you can watch on a daily basis. A lot of the hardcore 4k people watch more from Netflix and Amazon than they do of their discs. 4k player for movies, streaming for tv shows. its simple math.


Of course I prefer disc every time. But can I watch Ozark on disc? no. Id love to be able to take advantage of the oppo processing for streaming. too bad it looks like thatll never happen. (ive had handshake issues trying to feed a stream through the input of the oppo).

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I guess two can play the sarcasm game - I don't know what this SACD thing is that you're referring to... oh wait, is it that format that was scientifically shown in 2007 to not be discernible by the average human ear in comparison to CD audio? The one that I bought about 30 discs of in the early 2000s and realized that we were all part of an "Emperor Wears no Clothes" scam. The one where it only made sense to buy if the music was originally recorded with discrete channels like live shows, but you could buy the corresponding DVD disc of and actually have video along with the music of the concert? The one that nobody cares about for over 10 years... ok, I think I'm starting to remember this SACD silliness you're talking about.
Sounds like someone has a chip on their shoulder...we get it, death to Oppo, shame on them for selling $500 disc players. Jeesh.

I loved my 103D...still have it sitting in my closet. Probably my favorite player ever after my Sony 5000ES. Considered getting a 203 or 205 once the Dolby Vision update hit for my A1E, not so sure now. Will have to just hope that Panasonic throws some love our way for 2018.

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Because of the elitist attitude proven by some of those Oppo owners. We Oppo others don't stream the lowly Netflix. Get a dam life. It's a crappy Chinese company in business for 14 long years. 50 bucks to build, charge 600 or 1200 bucks and the suckers tell you the picture quality is better. It's not some great audio company from Germany or Britain in business for 100 years.

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For those saying they won’t hold value. I sold my Oppo 93 for $240 about a month ago on eBay. Show me another 8 year old Blu-ray player that would have sold for that lol.

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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.

In hindsight i suspect this is why there was no apps, they knew what they were going to be doing and to support apps would be a nightmare.
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For those saying they won’t hold value. I sold my Oppo 93 for $240 about a month ago on eBay. Show me another 8 year old Blu-ray player that would have sold for that lol.
Lets hope the buyer doesn't try to return to you. LOL.
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Hard to believe this is real and I actually had plans to get a Oppo UDP-203 someday. So now with Oppo leaving all we have left is the Korean giants LG, Sony, and Samsung. Panasonic makes great players too but unsure if any of their 2018 players will get a US release or not.
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Heh. It figures that I'd buy an enthusiast product within 2 months of the manufacturer ceasing operations. How much faith does anyone have in their statement of continued firmware support for the 203? That was my deciding factor in paying the premium for the Oppo in the first place. I'm kind of wishing I was within the return window.
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Hard to believe this is real and I actually had plans to get a Oppo UDP-203 someday. So now with Oppo leaving all we have left is the Korean giants LG, Sony, and Samsung. Panasonic makes great players too but unsure if any of their 2018 players will get a US release or not.
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For those saying they won’t hold value. I sold my Oppo 93 for $240 about a month ago on eBay. Show me another 8 year old Blu-ray player that would have sold for that lol.
Ive lost less than 100$ on any oppo Ive ever sold, even years later. They sure held their resale value.

I didnt care about apps, i have a shield on every tv in the house. I bought it for 4k disks, thats it. With the new beta firmware and the ability to tone map, it has made my projector never looks better with hdr.

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Heh. It figures that I'd buy an enthusiast product within 2 months of the manufacturer ceasing operations. How much faith does anyone have in their statement of continued firmware support for the 203? That was my deciding factor in paying the premium for the Oppo in the first place. I'm kind of wishing I was within the return window.


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I hate to see this company go. Still using my BDP93. For the past several years to me AV components while getting better were getting boring at the same time.

For the most part BluRay was a big part of this.......no matter what you are doing with your system the player is just a transport. All the fun stuff is happening in the display and AVR. When analog went away for video outboard processing just can't add anything. Yes I know there was the flirt with Darbee Vision.

For all the good it has brought, digital content with digital delivery has homogenized our hobby.
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Sadly, it's real, not an April Fools joke. Here is my writeup about the news. I will add to that article as I learn more.

UPDATE: I emailed Oppo with some questions, and I got a quick response, which I added to my article...check it out!
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I can still return my 203 until Friday. Any thoughts on what I should do? It’s been great so far but I have serious doubts about timely firmware updates to address compatibility issues, etc.
Look at it this way: If you buy a Samsung or Sony player, support ends after about 6 months. So how are you any worse off?
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Heh. It figures that I'd buy an enthusiast product within 2 months of the manufacturer ceasing operations. How much faith does anyone have in their statement of continued firmware support for the 203? That was my deciding factor in paying the premium for the Oppo in the first place. I'm kind of wishing I was within the return window.
I am in the return window as I just received mine about 2 weeks ago after spending a whole bunch of time reading about all the different players out there before pulling the trigger on the Oppo 203. I am torn as to returning it as I do love the player. Even though they are saying they will continue firmware updates I find it hard to believe it will go on for the useful life of the player. Reminds me of when Tag McLaren got out of the business.
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Sad news. Would consider getting another 203 for the BR display, but I don't have time to watch movies as much as I use to. But I am very happy with the Oppo players that I own.
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Wow, sad news. Glad I got my 203 when I did. I'm still using my BDP-83 in the bed room system and I still have my old 980H, which works perfectly. I think the most depressing thing about this is the knowledge that we will likely never see this level of customer service again from another company selling moderately priced consumer electronics.

Regarding Panasonic and a possible entry into the US market, they say nature abhors a vacuum, so perhaps Oppo's demise might encourage them to come in.
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I have link idea why she's me one would return their 203/205... that makes NO sense and is reactionary at best.

Stop being results oriented.
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