OPPO Digital - Blu-ray and Up-Converting DVD Players - Buy Direct from the Manufacturer
DVD players are nolonger available!!!
Least expensive player is US$ 500!!!
Sign of times?
Today, i ordered an Oppo 981 through eBay for $160 + 63 bugs for shipping (the item displayed was listed as new), hoping to receive the player by second week of Dec 09.
Is it a case of the well wishers like on this forum and others across the world vouching for Oppo quality and value made them realize that they have an opportunity to move on to the higher segment than what they were pitching earlier.
Also that now thay have woken up to "Value Based Pricing" in case of BDP over the "Cost Plus pricing" on the DVDPs they have been following earlier and the initial response suggested that they can make bigger margins even with lesser units sold.
All in all it appears that they just got out of reach for many of us
I would say that this is a missed opportunity for Oppo.
My next prediction _Pio 610 Out of production!! Or iy already is?
The s/w is pretty pricey too, apert from thr region issues.Another fine example of manufacturers dictating technological progress and deciding what is right for the customer.
Blu Ray may be the future but definitely not worth the bomb the hardware costs at the moment...