Originally Posted by Robert Saccone
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.
Of course support won't last for the LIFE of the player...
Oppo players are built to last, and they do for many many years. Others boast about still using Oppo's first Blu-ray players,
and some people still use their older dvd players for different things.
It's hard to say just how long support for the current 20X players will last. Only Oppo can answer that, but as far as the longevity of the players,
they have a long history of literally being a life-long player. Of course technology seems to make older models obsolete before they actually break.
You can't play BDs on a DVD player, and you can't play 4K discs on 2K player.
I think anyone who sends their player back for a refund or sells it off in a panic will likely regret it later on.
Oppo players also have a history of holding their value, and at times demand has even garnered sale prices that reach higher than the msrp.
Notice how all the posts in this thread that speak negatively toward Oppo players are from users who have never owned one of their players.
One thing I have always put a lot of stock in, are reviews and recommendations of products from people who own them.
Just about all professional reviewers who use optical disc players actually own Oppo players. There's a clear and logical reason for that.