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Very strange that they will still be updating current model firmware, and providing warranty, and out of warranty work per their tech support.
 

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I suspect the "support" is only short term for legal reasons to ensure all the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed.
 

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Most likely streaming started to cut into their business - and for sure their exorbitant prices didn't help - but it's still sad to see them go. They were widely regarded as the best media players in the industry. I've owned a 103 for about 5 years now, and it has been excellent.
 

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yeah, they sell excellent products. I have had no issues with my Oppo player. Works like a champ since day one.
 

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Hopefully Oppo will keep its word with the warranty/support. Being the fourth largest phone company (Oppo Mobile, sister company, both owned by BKK Electronics) probably just good practice if they want to enter the US market....
 

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This thread is exactly why we just purchased the UB900. There is a shootout on YouTube comparing the Panny UB900 to the Oppo 203. Guess who wins?

 

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I can also show you another YouTube were Vincent tells why he uses the Oppo as his player for testing
Yes, I'm sure you can. Just like Oppo is the reference standard for many in the audio industry.

But that does not mitigate the results clearly demonstrated here. And as stated, this is what convinced me to go with the UB900. Price and performance value that can't be beat. The UB900 is now the reference BD player in my system.

Considering that Oppo has bailed on the marketplace, probably for a number of reasons, this makes the decision a no brainer. Of course, I expect the cultists to make arguments on the other side.

In the meantime, I'm just loving my new Panny!
 

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Yes, I'm sure you can. Just like Oppo is the reference standard for many in the audio industry.

But that does not mitigate the results clearly demonstrated here. And as stated, this is what convinced me to go with the UB900. Price and performance value that can't be beat. The UB900 is now the reference BD player in my system.

Considering that Oppo has bailed on the marketplace, probably for a number of reasons, this makes the decision a no brainer. Of course, I expect the cultists to make arguments on the other side.

In the meantime, I'm just loving my new Panny!
When the UB9000 arrives, I would be very interested in what the reviewers say about it. I don't think it will play SACD's but I hope so.
 

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When the UB9000 arrives, I would be very interested in what the reviewers say about it. I don't think it will play SACD's but I hope so.
I agree. Wish the 900 did SACD's. My old (and very good) Sammy DVD/SACD player (Samsung HD841) has that base covered. I use this strictly as a CD/SACD player.

The UB900 is selling at a very attractive price from one of the businesses on this forum.

As we all know, everything you buy today will be obsolete in a matter of months. At least we have FW upgrades to get us through in the meantime.

The UB900 is replacing my DMP-BD85, another nice player from Panasonic. It has the analog 7.1 outputs, just like the UB900, and the 203.

I came within a hairs width of pulling the trigger on the 203.
 

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I agree. Wish the 900 did SACD's. My old (and very good) Sammy DVD/SACD player (Samsung HD841) has that base covered. I use this strictly as a CD/SACD player.

The UB900 is selling at a very attractive price from one of the businesses on this forum.

As we all know, everything you buy today will be obsolete in a matter of months. At least we have FW upgrades to get us through in the meantime.

The UB900 is replacing my DMP-BD85, another nice player from Panasonic. It has the analog 7.1 outputs, just like the UB900, and the 203.

I came within a hairs width of pulling the trigger on the 203.
I had actually ordered a back-up 203 but ended up cancelling that order for your reason only. 2-3 years from now, who knows what the 4K players will have or look like.

So, I added an Oppo one year warranty to get me thought until the future arrives.


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After hearing how much over retail Oppo owners are selling their units for on ebay... I wish Oppo would reconsider and just raise the price.
 

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After hearing how much over retail Oppo owners are selling their units for on ebay... I wish Oppo would reconsider and just raise the price.
The eBayers might have then up on auction but I don't think they are selling. They are hoping.

I can still buy a 203 from an authorized dealer for $549.00 with free shipping and $549 from Oppo
 

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The universal ones are over $3k already.Time will tell.
 

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Just because they are there does not mean they are selling.

There is also an authorized dealer selling the 205 for $1249.00.


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I did the search for sold only.
 
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