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#1 of 14 Keith Plucker

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Posted December 22 2009 - 05:03 AM

According to EngadgetHD (http://hd.engadget.com/2009/12/22/oppo-to-add-a-lower-cost-blu-ray-player-to-its-lineup/#comments), Oppo announced on their Twitter feed that a lower priced blu-ray player is coming soon. From twitter...

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We will be announcing a lower-cost Blu-ray player in early January 2010. Visit www.oppodigital.com around that time to learn more.


I don't suppose anyone has any more information on this? I am guessing not. I was getting read to buy a BD player, guess I will have to wait now.

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Posted December 31 2009 - 08:11 PM

 I found this on the blu-ray.com. (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=3948)

Oppo Digital, the maker of the acclaimed but pricy BDP-83 Blu-ray player, has announced on its Twitter page: "We will be announcing a lower-cost Blu-ray player in early January 2010." There is no information regarding technical details or specific pricing at this time, but people interested are encouraged to visit the company's website "around that time" (presumably coinciding with CES) to learn more. 

A company representative also revealed that they are investigating several streaming options


#3 of 14 Cees Alons

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Posted January 01 2010 - 12:38 AM

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#4 of 14 ScottJH

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Posted January 01 2010 - 01:50 AM

Also there's already been a thread started about this in the HD Hardware section. http://www.hometheat...-cost-bd-player

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Posted January 01 2010 - 03:48 AM

To keep the discussion about this new Oppo BR Player, I merged two threads together. 






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Posted January 01 2010 - 06:20 AM

I really like Oppo BR player, but they are sure expensive. It is nice to hear that the company is releasing a lower cost BR player. I hope the quality don't decrease though.

#7 of 14 Chris Brunner

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Posted January 04 2010 - 05:30 AM

Of course!

This is happening because my wife really outdid herself and bought me a BDP-83 for Christmas. :(

It's not the lower price that will make me sick, it's if there are newer/better features. I didn't want just ANY BD player and had a hard time convincing her the justification of the 83 over $120-199 players she regularly saw in local shops.

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#8 of 14 Keith Plucker

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Posted January 13 2010 - 05:01 PM

 Well I am little disappointed that Oppo hasn't announced the low cost player they mentioned for early January. Hopefully it won't slide too far down the line. I would settle for mid January or even late January. :)

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#9 of 14 Scott Merryfield

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Posted January 13 2010 - 11:55 PM

The rumors regarding this player do not really excite me. I already own an Oppo 980H, and this new player is supposed to be an upgraded 980H with BD capabilities. I was hoping for something with improved SD-DVD playback and scaling for less cost than the BDP-83.


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Posted January 18 2010 - 11:50 AM

I'd be interested if it was just as good as the BDP-83 on the video side, but stripped down on the analog audio out section (to make it a cheaper player). Most likely I'd be using HDMI bit streaming, so that won't matter. Video, on the other hand,...

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Posted January 21 2010 - 09:08 AM

I think what they should do is put an Oppo BDP-83 in a cheaper case, and sell it for $350 less.   ( re: the Lexicon)
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#12 of 14 Adam Gregorich

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Posted January 22 2010 - 05:03 PM

Official announcement and available for purchase on Monday 1/25.  Here is a link: http://www.oppodigit...blu-ray-bdp-80/  $289

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Posted January 24 2010 - 04:45 AM

Well, it appears from the spec sheet that it's largely the same with one major difference: the cheaper version doesn't have the Anchor Bay VRS.. that's a pretty significant difference in my book, and would definitely cause the change in price to make the higher end version worth it.

But it's likely the entry level model will still be a very nice unit for the price.

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#14 of 14 Adam Gregorich

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Posted January 24 2010 - 06:07 AM

I think it is geared toward someone who has a good upconverting AVR or scaler, or who doesn't use it for DVDs.  If any of those apply to you why spend the extra money on a video section you won't use?  Regardless of which works for you they are both outstanding values.




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