Originally Posted by pepar
I continue this OT side argument .. Is there data somewhere that gives usage information on optical disk users? Is someone who buys a 103D ... a “D” version yet, and barely uses it mainstream or an outlier? Ditto 203? Or are posts like these just expressing someone’s feelings or even their own personal preferences?
Beyond that, what must one’s viewing criteria be to prefer streaming a highly compressed version of a movie over a 4k version? I’m sure right here will be where the compression fans will step up and retort that Blu-rays and UHD content is compressed. Rather that join that brouhaha, I will close my post with relating it all to display size. If you are watching movies on a (plug in a number) say EIGHT FOOT or larger screen, your critical watching is Blu-ray/UHD. If you are watching on a 60” display or smaller, you may not see a difference.
So, I’ll toss out this nugget, if ya stream, you’re more likely watching on a “small” display.
Frankly the data is from asking owners about their usage patterns.
I've been hunting down used Oppo's now since their announcement and find that sellers are pretty straight forward, my own usage with my Maggy dvd/hdd recorders is like a lot of them, in the end I might have used the hdd to record a ton of programs, but rarely used the burner for actually making discs. Although the unit is 6 years old the DVD drive has almost no time on it. Same with my used Oppo's, all my recently bought used units look almost store boxed new. Loading time for discs is quick, if the lasers were worn badly then I'd see some problems, with these units, after a bit of use, if anything is going to break it would be the transport or the laser unit.
Plus a lot of OPPO owners also have dedicated 2 channel stereo setups for their regular cd's, leaving the Oppo's for special occasions, like impressing friends at movie parties.
Oh, and I just scored another OPPO bpd-83 for less than $150, one owner, all accessories and box.
The deals are out there, you just have to be diligent.