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Old 09-30-20, 10:22 PM
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OPPO to start making TVs!

https://gadgets.ndtv.com/tv/news/opp...5-inch-2303121

Never expected this after they pulled out of the disc player market. Details are very sketchy- not even clear what countries these will be sold in. My hope of course is for 3D support, but the largest size announced is 65 inches which is 10 inches smaller than what I have and I won't settle for less than that. Their disc players were made for enthusiasts (they could still play DVD-Audio and SACD even after the mainstream declared those "dead") but who knows if the people responsible for those are even with the company anymore. Anyways, just wanted to put this news out here.
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Re: OPPO to start making TVs!

It's my understanding that everyone behind Oppo Digital (maker of DVD and BD players) has been let go and already moved on with their careers. I've also heard Oppo in China may be getting into electric cars.
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Without any technical details, my knee-jerk reaction to this would be Oppo's head company just slapping the "brand name" onto some "made in china" generic junk tvs.

Basically exploiting the goodwill of the Oppo name from the dvd/bluray market, and cynically "extending" it to the television screen market to unsuspecting customers who don't know any better.
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I've also heard Oppo in China may be getting into electric cars.
Oppo slapping the "brand name" onto an electric car, probably isn't as much of an issue in regard to tricking future customers into thinking "quality".

Automobiles and dvd/bluray players are drastically different enough, that I suspect consumers will not make an immediate connection with the "quality" of dvd/bluray players.
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Re: OPPO to start making TVs!

Mitsubishi sold cars along with TVs and A/V components. Wonder what the Oppo people who've "moved on" are doing now?
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Wonder what the Oppo people who've "moved on" are doing now?
Depends on what their job duties were.

The managers with MBAs and other non-technical folks, have likely moved on to "managing" operations at another corporation if Oppo didn't keep them around.


The technical folks were likely divided between hardware and software.

The hardware folks likely moved on to another job which involved designing electronics.

The software folks were likely experts in embedded programming. Embedded programmers can design firmware for other devices, such as IoT type stuff.
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Mitsubishi sold cars along with TVs and A/V components.
How much of this was done as an afterthought, done all on the cheap?
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Re: OPPO to start making TVs!

Yeah, this is non-news in my book. But I guess how people who know the Oppo name are going to think they'll be providing a cutting edge TV just like their blu/4K players. Their TV's won't be anything like that, if they ever actually produce them on a large scale.
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I would also be interested if they had 3D support. Could nearly corner the market on the first set to have it in a half decade.
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Without any technical details, my knee-jerk reaction to this would be Oppo's head company just slapping the "brand name" onto some "made in china" generic junk tvs.

Basically exploiting the goodwill of the Oppo name from the dvd/bluray market, and cynically "extending" it to the television screen market to unsuspecting customers who don't know any better.
What RCA (what's left of it) has been doing ever since flatscreens came out basically. That's tragic enough, but Oppo hasn't even been around long enough to sell itself out like that. If they made a TV with the same thought and support their disc players had, that would really be something.

If I designed a TV I'd get rid of all the extras that aren't needed- smart features can be done better with an external box and updated more easily also. I don't know what an off-air tuner costs, but even that could be left out and an external one used instead. ATSC 3.0 is gonna need one anyways. I'd actually have the default picture settings be CORRECT also- I'd be tempted to leave out motion-smoothing but that is kind of fun to have as an option even though it ruins the intended look of films. Main thing would be that it displays ANYTHING you throw at it.
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What RCA (what's left of it) has been doing ever since flatscreens came out basically. That's tragic enough, but Oppo hasn't even been around long enough to sell itself out like that.
RCA isn't the only ones who debased their own beloved "brand name" over the years.

For example, Panasonic consistently made the worst computer cd/dvd drives over the past two decades or so. (Back in the "made in japan" era, Panasonic had a top notch reputation for quality for their generic stuff).

Sanyo made really nasty computer cd/dvd drives. Though as indirect redemption, Plextor used the exact same Sanyo chipsets and made the best computer cd/dvd drives before exiting the business.


Fast foward to the present, nowadays I don't trust any "brand names" anymore in the electronics sector. I read a lot of 1-star (or 2-star) reviews which explain technical problems in detail.
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If I designed a TV I'd get rid of all the extras that aren't needed- smart features can be done better with an external box and updated more easily also. I don't know what an off-air tuner costs, but even that could be left out and an external one used instead. ATSC 3.0 is gonna need one anyways. I'd actually have the default picture settings be CORRECT also- I'd be tempted to leave out motion-smoothing but that is kind of fun to have as an option even though it ruins the intended look of films. Main thing would be that it displays ANYTHING you throw at it.
This can certainly be done.

Do you have a background in electrical / electronics engineering, in particular digital electronics ? Do you know how to design firmware ?

If you do, then you can certainly "macgyver" your own TV with these exact specifications using "scrap parts" from existing tvs you might currently own.


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Re: OPPO to start making TVs!

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I'd be tempted to leave out motion-smoothing but that is kind of fun to have as an option even though it ruins the intended look of films.
The only thing this should be used on is sports. It makes everything else look awful, though.


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Re: OPPO to start making TVs!

I'm waiting for the Oppo pillows and sheets coming in 2022.

Then Oppo supplements in 2024.

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