When one goes out of business, then one can no longer lay claim to supporting any format, at all.The 9000 looks good, but it won't satisfy the "I love OPPO because it supports all my favorite formats" people.
Many thanks, RobertR. Yah, I just went to your supplied link and - in their own words - they wrote "not to be confused with the 900". Hey there, Panasonic, it looks like its too late; as the confusion by one digit, alone, has already begun. Makes one wonder why they simply didn't call it the 9001. Again, so sad to see Oppo go; but, hey, I'm not going to invest any further energies on mourning or being a part of any run on model or business that's exiting. Panasonic was there before and will remain, thereafter; so I, myself, will go to where there will be long-term support. Plus the end of 2018 is when the Panasonic 9000 is due to be out, which now gives me plenty of time to financially prepare.No, there's a new flagship called the 9000.
Yes, it seems that the only difference between them is that the 820 lacks the "audiophile" features of the 9000.Panasonic is also coming out with a UB820 model which is supposed to support Dolby Vision and HDR10+. This unit should be much lower priced than the new flagship 9000.
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I didn't. The 900 is already out and doesn't support Dolby Vision. The 9000 is supposed to be their top of the line model for 2018. The 820 is the step-down model. Both will have Dolby Vision, but neither is certain to be sold on this side of the world. We're waiting to find that out.BTW, did you both mean 900?
There has to be a reason they are not telling us!
So anyone who was planning to get an Oppo 4K player later this year before this announcement? What player will you go with now? What player out there will come close to the Oppo?
I don't like owning unsupported products and it would just be a matter of time.