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Old 01-28-2011, 03:13 PM
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Default Early-Purchase Oppo BDP-95 Players Sold Out - Shipping in February

I got an email yesterday about the availability of early BDP-95's from Oppo and they were marked as sold out just shortly after.

Did anyone happen to pick one up?
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:56 PM
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I got mine in within 10 minutes of getting the email. Order is showing; Est Ship Date: 2/1 thru 2/4
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:57 PM
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From where? You buying these directly from the manufacturer? What did it cost?
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:40 AM
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I signed up for an early release notification as soon as Oppo announced the player. And yes, Oppo sells directly to the public. The price was $999 + shipping.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:54 AM
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I have to ask, why would anyone pay $1,000 for a Blu-Ray player? Does thing at least stroke you off for the $1,000.00?

There are tons of great players out there sub $500, I just am wondering why pay a $1,000.00 for 5 year old technology.
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:23 AM
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Most people buy them for the audio improvements. People who use the analog outputs, like me. Those who play SACDs and high resolution dvd-audio disks. They also decode HDCDs which is unusual.

Anyone who buys these strictly for Blu-ray playback probably is spending too much. And this is a product of China.

I plan to buy one of these as soon as I can.
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:03 PM
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I have to ask, why would anyone pay $1,000 for a Blu-Ray player? Does thing at least stroke you off for the $1,000.00?

There are tons of great players out there sub $500, I just am wondering why pay a $1,000.00 for 5 year old technology.
Go ahead and provide a list of the players that will do what this one does for under $500. Also find any players that won't do half of what this one does using the same DACs for the $1,000.
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The new 3-D OPPO BDP-95 is an excellent deal for $999. The only other Blu-ray player that is comparable is the 2-D Denon DVD-A1UDCI with its dedicated XLR stereo outputs and 2 HDMI outputs for a $4,500 list price.

http://usa.denon.com/US/Product/Page...f-8da0f4de0482
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:25 AM
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Ok, who the hell needs XLR out for their home theater? Seriously that is plain overkill. Unless you're Quentin Tarantino or Brad Pitt you're just throwing away money.

The DVD Audio function is nice but my plain ole Samsung DVD player already does that. SACD, ok I will buy that people want it for that purpose, but, SACD has been around a while and I would think who ever has any SACD already has a player for it. HDCD... got me on that one, but seriously for home theater on the budget most of us live on for money, come on.... again this is not newly launched technology... $1,000.00 is just beyond overpriced especially for OPPO

Now someone mentioned DENON, if that name was on it I could see maybe spending $1,000.00, but DENON has always been a high end audio company. Hell in my DJ days I used DENON DN-2500F Cd Players that was a $2500.00 Dual Disc unit with Reverse Sampling, Looping and +/- 16% Pitch control, but that was new technology in 1997, so you paid a premium for something like that today that same unit if still made would be about $699.00

Seriously, $1,000.00 for a BR player 5 years into the technologies release, over priced, even for the XLR outputs which seem to be the only advantage versus the HDCD. Just my opinion of course, but I am sure if you sat down long and hard enough to think about it... you're wasting your money. Especially for an item that will be outdated in 6 months
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Nobody is forcing YOU to buy the player!!!

And why can't Oppo make a better player than Denon?

And why isn't $1000 and ok price for a 5 year old technology, when you paid $2500 for a 13-18 year old technology in 1997?

This one hasn't the same build quality as the Denon at $4500, but if Denon made a player 100% like this one, with just Denon in stead of Oppo on the front. The price would be double or more. Just because Denon has a bigger company to employ. Oppo are small, makes great players, and sells directly to the customer. They win, and we win.

And if one has a good amp to use, the BDP-93 at half the price will be just as great.
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