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Old 02-20-08, 10:10 AM
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oppo to make BR player

i think everyone knows oppo's reputation in the upscaling dvd market, now it looks like they'll be trying their hand with BR as well...
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Old 02-20-08, 10:14 AM
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Wonder if it will also upscale DVDs well?
I'm not sure if any BR can upscale as well as HD-DVD players, but I'd love to get one. Might have to wait for this one...especially since it should have more bang for the buck than other BR players.
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Old 02-20-08, 10:17 AM
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I'm interested. I have been pleased with my Oppo 970.
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Old 02-20-08, 10:21 AM
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And possibly a BR region-free version that we're able to import? Even if it's not advertised, OPPO would be a most likely candidate to hack I would guess. Since the majority of my collection is region-free imported DVDs I'd like to have all my players able to play them. Not just the HD-DVD players.
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Old 02-20-08, 12:53 PM
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If they make one that is also region free and plays both NTSC and PAL DVDs, I'm very interested.
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Holy shit! This is huge as Oppo has made the best dvd player I've ever had. If Oppo makes this a Profile 2.0 player, this will be a day one purchase for me.
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Old 02-20-08, 01:08 PM
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I'll buy it if it is reasonably priced.
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Old 02-20-08, 02:23 PM
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Yeah, profile 2.0, region free, bitstream audio, and DVD-Audio playback (which they usually do) would make this the player to beat
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Old 02-20-08, 02:24 PM
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There have been quite a few hints in the Oppo 983 thread at AVS for quite some time now that they will be producing a BR player. It might take awhile for them to reach the status of their SDVD machines though...with a region-free BR player.

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Old 02-20-08, 02:57 PM
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If they could be priced the same as the PS3 they will have a winner.
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I'm in line for this... NICE
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Old 02-20-08, 03:59 PM
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im in 2, but i have a feeling its going to be pricey. the 983 is somewhere in the 300s, so I can only imagine a BR would be 500 or so. eek
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I'm in if it's region free for BR and DVD, and converts PAL->NTSC. Also would help if it plays DVD Audio and SACD as the latest Oppo does.
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Old 02-20-08, 05:41 PM
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Sign me up, too. Could be the final straw towards getting me on board with BD.
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I'm in for 1.
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Region free is the dealbreaker here (I know most discs are region-free already, but that can change). I love my imports too much.
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Old 02-20-08, 11:59 PM
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If can upconvert and play region-free movies, and PAL then I'm in!
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This is probably a stupid question because I don't know everything about how it works, but could a "hackable" player cause issues with BD+? If BD+ "checks around" the player to see if everything is legitimate, could there be a problem if the player is hacked to be made region-free? Or will that be kept separated enough that BD+ won't see it?
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Old 02-21-08, 06:32 AM
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This is probably a stupid question because I don't know everything about how it works, but could a "hackable" player cause issues with BD+? If BD+ "checks around" the player to see if everything is legitimate, could there be a problem if the player is hacked to be made region-free? Or will that be kept separated enough that BD+ won't see it?
The most robust solution is to have a dual-firmware machine, that boots from firmware A or B on user selection. Then, no matter what BD+ checks are in place, it only sees a perfectly legitimate one-region firmware and machine.
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Old 02-21-08, 11:57 AM
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C'mon region free!
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