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Old 04-12-18, 11:21 PM
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Re: Oppo Calls it a Day

well...sharing is caring.

seriously, if you have a lot of legacy media, you'd love the Oppo.

If you don't, you'd likely never miss it.
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Old 04-13-18, 02:42 AM
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Just a soundbar. I'm not too big on loud theatrical booming sounds. Annoys my ears.
In that case, a 205 won't be of much use to you.
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Old 04-13-18, 03:38 AM
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I think you mean that Oppo lets you over-ride "Prohibited User Operations". This is fine, and a totally artificial limitation, but some other players have hacked firmware that allows the same thing.
My Oppos can't do that, I was just talking about moving subtitles all the way down so they aren't actually seen.

I do have a Pioneer player with hacked firmware that overrides the button lockouts; I keep it hooked up just because of that. That one will let you turn off all subtitles, but some discs are authored so that they come on even when set to Off. It lets you skip past forced material also and makes it very easy to find hidden stuff; I'd love it if someone could get Oppo players to do that.
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Old 04-13-18, 10:30 PM
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well...sharing is caring.

seriously, if you have a lot of legacy media, you'd love the Oppo.

If you don't, you'd likely never miss it.
Im still debating. I might have to flip a coin soon to determine outcome of purchase.

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In that case, a 205 won't be of much use to you.
If I had spectacular speakers then the 205 is worthy of a purchase. But I had my eyes set on the 203 since the get go.

I was mostly interested (and nosy ) as to why Columbo had thoughts on wanting to return the 205.
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Old 04-14-18, 02:58 AM
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If I had spectacular speakers then the 205 is worthy of a purchase. But I had my eyes set on the 203 since the get go.

I was mostly interested (and nosy ) as to why Columbo had thoughts on wanting to return the 205.
The 203 should work quite well for ya.
It has superb video processing across all video formats.
Also, it is one of the few 32bit DAC players, if you need analog audio.
In addition, unlike any other player, it can play every 5 1/4" disk format ever made (except HD-DVD).
No other player comes close to its capabilities.
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Old 04-14-18, 05:18 AM
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Re: Oppo Calls it a Day

I did the cart trick over at https://www.oppodigital.com to see how many 203's were actually available last night probably around 9-10 EST.

They were showing 546, which to me sounded like a lot.

I just checked now and they were down to 513.

They have have one last run being shipped over, but that's still selling at a faster clip than I'd expected.
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Old 04-15-18, 04:23 PM
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Re: Oppo Calls it a Day

Originally Posted by melasnus View Post
The 203 should work quite well for ya.
It has superb video processing across all video formats.
Also, it is one of the few 32bit DAC players, if you need analog audio.
In addition, unlike any other player, it can play every 5 1/4" disk format ever made (except HD-DVD).
No other player comes close to its capabilities.
But, can't most standalone players play "every" 12 cm disc format? I know my viable $29 Sony can play:
CDs, DVDs, BDs, CD-Rs (80, 90 and 99-minute), DVD-R, DVD+R (standard 4.37 GB *and* overburned to 4.5 GB), BD-R (25 GB and 50GB). I haven't tried CD-VIDEO or .mpeg1, but who uses such obsolete formats nowadays?

Also supports a USB hard-drive connected, NTFS, .mkv playback, .m2ts playback, AVI, DIVX, .FLAC audio, MP3, etc, picture playback (JPG, PNG, etc).

What other formats does the $500+ Oppo support that my trusty, venerable $29 Sony BD player does not? Outside of hacked firmware for the Oppo, what more *can* it support than the above that the cheap $29 supports out of the box? .ISO playback is about the only thing I can think of, and THAT was quietly taken away from the Oppo years ago.

Inquiring minds want to know.
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Old 04-15-18, 05:05 PM
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What other formats does the $500+ Oppo support that my trusty, venerable $29 Sony BD player does not?
SACD and DVD-Audio.

Granted, there was the 12cm LD variations "CD Video" and VSD, so the Oppo can't play "every" 12 cm disc format, but it comes close.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD_Video
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_Single_Disc
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Old 04-16-18, 05:38 AM
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My Sony BD player plays every disc I've thrown at it including VCDs. They look like crap, but it plays them!
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Old 04-16-18, 09:02 PM
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256 units left of the 203
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Old 04-17-18, 02:00 AM
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256 units left of the 203
If anyone wants the best disk player on the market, now is THE time.
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Old 04-17-18, 12:41 PM
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They got me. I can't let go. Been with Oppo too long. My 83 is still going but I know I will probably get into 4K next year and I can't stand the thought of not having an Oppo player to do it.
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Old 04-17-18, 04:23 PM
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I finally pulled the trigger on a 203 as well. If this ends up being my last physical disc player, I want to go out in style.


ETA: earlier today cart trick showed less than 100 units remaining. Now shows over 880...

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Old 04-26-18, 08:37 PM
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Wish I had bought the 203 much sooner. Better late than never I guess. I just opened the box today and connected it. Reviews were not lying when they said this player is built like a tank. Man the construction is AMAZING. Incredibly sturdy and heavy too. The remote is perfect. Some user was complaining that it's too bright but my remote lighting is dull. I guess because I put some rechargeable batteries in it instead. I also like how the lights turn off in a few seconds. I don't see what's to complain about when it comes to the remote.

Discs load/boot up super fast.

Firmware upgrading was quick as well.

The super quality is all there.
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Old 04-27-18, 01:50 AM
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Wish I had bought the 203 much sooner. Better late than never I guess. I just opened the box today and connected it. Reviews were not lying when they said this player is built like a tank. Man the construction is AMAZING. Incredibly sturdy and heavy too. The remote is perfect. Some user was complaining that it's too bright but my remote lighting is dull. I guess because I put some rechargeable batteries in it instead. I also like how the lights turn off in a few seconds. I don't see what's to complain about when it comes to the remote.

Discs load/boot up super fast.

Firmware upgrading was quick as well.

The super quality is all there.
Good to hear you're happy.
Oppo owners never regret their purchase...
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Old 04-28-18, 05:36 AM
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That's great, Sonic! Very happy to hear it didn't disappoint.
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Old 04-28-18, 07:10 AM
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What current 4K player supports both SACD and DVD Audio?
The Sony UBP-X800. It was on-sale for $150 last holiday season.
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Old 04-28-18, 04:32 PM
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The Sony UBP-X800. It was on-sale for $150 last holiday season.
Will it bitstream both?
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Old 04-28-18, 05:01 PM
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In regards to the 203:

202 players in stock yesterday, 172 now. Seems on weekends they sell more.
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Will it bitstream both?
Yes
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In regards to the 203:

202 players in stock yesterday, 172 now. Seems on weekends they sell more.
If anyone is hesitating, NOW is the time to make a decision...

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Yes
I don't know of its video qualities, but if anyone is looking for an audio transport, this model might fit the bill.
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Old 04-30-18, 11:25 PM
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I love how the Oppo 203 is playing disc 1, then I decide to watch disc 2, then go back to disc 1 and the player memorizes where I left off on disc 1.
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I love how the Oppo 203 is playing disc 1, then I decide to watch disc 2, then go back to disc 1 and the player memorizes where I left off on disc 1.
Glad you like your new player, and I definitely do not want to poop on your party, but I believe most BD players do that. My inexpensive Sony does that as well as whatever one my in-laws have.
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Old 05-01-18, 06:52 PM
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Glad you like your new player, and I definitely do not want to poop on your party, but I believe most BD players do that. My inexpensive Sony does that as well as whatever one my in-laws have.
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Old 05-04-18, 11:34 PM
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