Originally Posted by DDailey
Sony only released this to make Oppo fan boys snoot, get red faced, and jump up and down
Well, I have a Sony BD Player that isn't half bad at home, especially for the price and we've got a few Oppos where I work. Can't claim to be a fanboy, but I'll be waiting for the Oppo and I'll wait a while if needed. Pricey, but I'm impressed with what I've seen. Not sure why it'd get Oppo fanboys in a tizzy though. It'd be like Apple fanboys doing the same whenever Samsung releases a new Galaxy. Neither side really cares about the other!
Originally Posted by Snowmanick
So if this is in the same rumored price range as the upcoming Oppo's ($1,000-$1,500), it's not unprecedented or alone in that price range and may offer some features that the Oppo may lack. My current Sony BDP-S790 has more streaming features built in than Oppo offers for instance.
From everything that I've heard, including from Oppo representatives, their aim is to maintain similar pricing structure to what they have now, lower end and higher end, or at least that's how I understood it. Not worried too much about streaming features since my Sony TV likely has all of that covered anyway.
Originally Posted by hernanu
In my opinion, Oppo will come out with a similar player to the ones they have now, with HDMI inputs to allow processing and upscaling as needed, two HDMI outs, analog outputs, excellent codec support and video file support, Darbee processing and more. Add great support, you have an excellent product.
Originally Posted by rdeyoung
I have a bad feeling that when they do release their entry level player its going to start at $1k
See above comment.
Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman
Sony is competing with the Oppo.
Do you really think they are competing? Oppo seems to have its own niche and doesn't seem too interested in competing on an apples to apples level with any of the other brands. Though, if they keep a similar pricing and feature structure to what they have now, the only thing saving the other brands is just that - the niche market for Oppo. Where I work, almost nobody (except the actual AV guys) had even heard of Oppo.