It is currently 27 May 2018, 02:18




 Page 1 of 3 [ 48 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 20 Apr 2017, 02:01 
Absolute fan
Absolute fan
User avatar

Joined: 02 May 2006, 13:59
Posts: 1590
Location: United Kingdom
Has thanked: 21 times
Been thanked: 13 times
Good evening / Morning everyone

Click here to learn more about the OPPO UDP-205.
To pre-order the OPPO UDP-205, please use this special link: http://oppodigital.com/proddetail.asp


Reference Quality 4K Ultra HD
Audiophile Blu-ray Disc Player
Thank you for your interest in the OPPO UDP-205 - it is now available for pre-order. Drawing from over a decade's worth of experience in advanced image processing technology and high fidelity audio performance, the UDP-205 is the perfect choice for discerning enthusiasts. The UDP-205 provides reference level sound quality through the analog outputs, improves the clock precision of the HDMI audio output, and increases the power of the built-in headphone amplifier.

Just thought I would let you know,

Kind Regards
_________________
Το ταξίδι για την αλήθεια κάθε σκάφος δεμένα, κατόπιν δεν είναι να ληφθούν, ή μάλλον βάδισαν
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 20 Apr 2017, 02:17 
Jedi Knight
Jedi Knight
User avatar

Joined: 03 May 2004, 19:05
Posts: 4418
Location: United States
Has thanked: 19 times
Been thanked: 27 times
Sounds nice, nice to have the headphone jack in the front.
I still want to pickup a pair of good headphones for home use but never really have the time to sit and listen like that.
Always working around the house doing stuff so music or movies are the background sounds.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 20 Apr 2017, 02:59 
Jedi Initiate
Jedi Initiate
User avatar

Joined: 16 May 2009, 18:05
Posts: 2820
Location: MA USA
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 21 times
Selling my modded bdp-105 to Julien, now waiting for the Mcintosh rebadge of the udp-205 to be released;)
_________________
Wanted
HD-VMD Discs
Hi-Vision/Muse Discs Only complete/mint!
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 20 Apr 2017, 05:17 
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 07 Aug 2002, 23:37
Posts: 1925
Location: Tg Pagar, Singapore
Has thanked: 44 times
Been thanked: 58 times
substance wrote:
Selling my modded bdp-105 to Julien


Can't wait to receive it! 8-)

Julien
_________________
Shop on LDDb / Shop on eBay SG / LDDb on Facebook!
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 20 Apr 2017, 15:35 
Jedi Initiate
Jedi Initiate
User avatar

Joined: 16 May 2009, 18:05
Posts: 2820
Location: MA USA
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 21 times
203/205 has no hdcd and streaming support, that's a bummer
_________________
Wanted
HD-VMD Discs
Hi-Vision/Muse Discs Only complete/mint!
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 29 May 2017, 15:39 
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 07 Aug 2002, 23:37
Posts: 1925
Location: Tg Pagar, Singapore
Has thanked: 44 times
Been thanked: 58 times
admin wrote:
substance wrote:
Selling my modded bdo-105 to Julien


Can't wait to receive it! 8-)


A big thank you to substance who, as usual, delivers on every commitment and shipped the BDP-105 wonderfully packed, delivered within a few days, and working great out of the box.

Cabling evening followed by a quick sound check of the CDs/SACDs I know by heart to enjoy the clear audio and quick menus/controls.

Thank you S!

Julien
_________________
Shop on LDDb / Shop on eBay SG / LDDb on Facebook!
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 04 Apr 2018, 07:47 
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 07 Aug 2002, 23:37
Posts: 1925
Location: Tg Pagar, Singapore
Has thanked: 44 times
Been thanked: 58 times
(Thanks to substance for the news)

This model will be short-lived since OPPO is shutting down operations and will discontinue all A/V products, that includes the UDP-203 and UDP-205.

=> https://www.oppodigital.com/farewell.aspx

Quote:
Farewell

April 2, 2018

It has been 14 years since we established OPPO Digital in the United States, and with the support of our customers, technical partners, and movie/music studios, we produced many award-winning Hi-Fi audio products and universal disc players, spanning three generations from DVD, Blu-ray, to 4K UHD.

As our latest 4K UHD players reach the pinnacle of their performance, it is time to say goodbye. We are proud to have made such well-regarded products and to have served the enthusiast community. Without our customers' suggestions, encouragement, and support, we could not have accomplished these achievements.

Though OPPO Digital will gradually stop manufacturing new products, existing products will continue to be supported, warranties will still be valid, and both in-warranty and out-of-warranty repair services will continue to be available. Firmware will continue to be maintained and updates released from time to time. Customers can rest assured that they will continue to receive the high quality service and support that they have come to expect from OPPO Digital.

We greatly appreciate the opportunity to have developed such exciting products for our customers. It has been an honor.

Best regards,

All of us at OPPO Digital


Julien
_________________
Shop on LDDb / Shop on eBay SG / LDDb on Facebook!
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 04 Apr 2018, 13:10 
Hardcore fan
Hardcore fan
User avatar

Joined: 02 Apr 2006, 21:20
Posts: 1126
Location: United States
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 3 times
Always wanted one but now I guess I will have to used to get one.
_________________
DVD&BDs | LD/DVHS Collection
http://X310.info
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 04 Apr 2018, 13:30 
True fan
True fan
User avatar

Joined: 16 Jun 2015, 15:40
Posts: 496
Location: Australia
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 9 times
If only this announcement had been a day earlier.......
_________________
HLD-X9/HM-D101/TU-MDC100, Lumagen 2144, Epson EH-TW5500. For PAL CLD-925.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 04 Apr 2018, 16:34 
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 07 Aug 2002, 23:37
Posts: 1925
Location: Tg Pagar, Singapore
Has thanked: 44 times
Been thanked: 58 times
audioboyz1973 wrote:
If only this announcement had been a day earlier.......


They voluntarily delayed it by one day to avoid being taken as a joke...

Julien
_________________
Shop on LDDb / Shop on eBay SG / LDDb on Facebook!
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 04 Apr 2018, 18:19 
Jedi Knight
Jedi Knight
User avatar

Joined: 03 May 2004, 19:05
Posts: 4418
Location: United States
Has thanked: 19 times
Been thanked: 27 times
Oh, I get it now.
I thought that audioboyz bought one at full price and they dropped the prices now due to the fact that they are going out of business.

14 years in the economy that they went through is a good run for super high end and high priced equipment.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 05 Apr 2018, 02:46 
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 07 Aug 2002, 23:37
Posts: 1925
Location: Tg Pagar, Singapore
Has thanked: 44 times
Been thanked: 58 times
rein-o wrote:
I thought that audioboyz bought one at full price and they dropped the prices now due to the fact that they are going out of business.


I would say they're likely to go up in price... but only time will tell.

Julien
_________________
Shop on LDDb / Shop on eBay SG / LDDb on Facebook!
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 05 Apr 2018, 09:47 
True fan
True fan
User avatar

Joined: 16 Jun 2015, 15:40
Posts: 496
Location: Australia
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 9 times
admin wrote:
I would say they're likely to go up in price... but only time will tell.
Julien


I kind of thought the same and the Australian distributor is definitely thinking along those lines; this is from their version of the Oppo website:
"Interdyn has enough stock ordered to ensure fulfillment of Blu-ray players at current demand levels for much of 2018. Nevertheless, we encourage enthusiasts to make their purchases earlier rather than later, as it is possible that demand will increase as a result of this announcement. Any OPPO Digital products supplied by Interdyn to our network of resellers during this period (and onto customers within a three month window of shipment to the reseller) will have the manufacturer’s warranty period of two years guaranteed."

I guess it all boils down to how much faith people will have in the assurances about warranties and ongoing firmware support, especially the newer models which might more likely need it.
_________________
HLD-X9/HM-D101/TU-MDC100, Lumagen 2144, Epson EH-TW5500. For PAL CLD-925.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 05 Apr 2018, 11:34 
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 07 Aug 2002, 23:37
Posts: 1925
Location: Tg Pagar, Singapore
Has thanked: 44 times
Been thanked: 58 times
audioboyz1973 wrote:
I kind of thought the same and the Australian distributor is definitely thinking along those lines.


Right now, I'm balancing between getting a UDP-203 or a UDP-205, considering that I already have a BDP-105.

UDP-203 would purely to play 4K UHD BD while keeping the BDP-105 for all things sounds/SACD/HDCD/streaming/DAC/etc.

UDP-205 would be a bigger investment (203 x2 in $ terms) but would likely become the main player while keeping the 105 as a backup.

Right now in Singapore, only considering DVD+BD region free modded players:

  • BDP-203 = US$1,000
  • BDP-205 = US$2,000

Julien
_________________
Shop on LDDb / Shop on eBay SG / LDDb on Facebook!
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 07 Apr 2018, 14:10 
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 07 Aug 2002, 23:37
Posts: 1925
Location: Tg Pagar, Singapore
Has thanked: 44 times
Been thanked: 58 times
I saw UDP-205 go for above US$3,500 on eBay past few days.

I think OPPO got complains that the Farewell notice had no grace period and it triggered a market reaction so...

https://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-udp-205/lastbatch.aspx

Quote:
Potential Production Run...

We are considering one final production run of UDP-205 4K UHD Blu-ray disc players. If this final batch is produced, the estimated arrival date will be July/August, 2018*.

Sign up to be notified about this potential production run.

* - Projected. Actual availability date tentative and subject to changes.


I will probably be moving out of Singapore around August.. can't wait.
I'll go for one still in stock locally.

Julien
_________________
Shop on LDDb / Shop on eBay SG / LDDb on Facebook!
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 07 Apr 2018, 15:01 
Hardcore fan
Hardcore fan
User avatar

Joined: 24 Jun 2010, 10:23
Posts: 1514
Location: Sweden
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 9 times
I bought a UDP-203 with region mod right after the announcement. After having used my Pioneer BDP-450K and Panasonic DMP-UB700 combination for universal playback, I felt like this was my last chance to replace the units with an all-in-one solution that I will feel comfortable with. No Smart apps, streaming or other junk, just pure physical media from all over the world. And none of that plastic crap that you get from other manufacturers. And you get firmwares with features that you're actually asking for. I love this player, it's so minimalistic and pure yet satisfies all of my needs.

I really don't miss anything from my Pioneer. The only thing I miss from my Panasonic was its spectacular HDR->SDR conversion, but that should be considered more of a bonus feature. And I still have it in my house so I'm at no loss. :)
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 09 Apr 2018, 05:49 
Honest fan
Honest fan
User avatar

Joined: 29 Nov 2003, 14:26
Posts: 110
Location: United Kingdom
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 3 times
To be fair Oppo have made it clear they will stop production of their players in 2020 and still support them with upgrades for 7 years after that. Not bad considering the news.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 10 Apr 2018, 09:34 
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: 07 Aug 2002, 23:37
Posts: 1925
Location: Tg Pagar, Singapore
Has thanked: 44 times
Been thanked: 58 times
admin wrote:
I'll go for one still in stock locally.


I eventually pulled the trigger.
They had 20 units for Singapore (not even advertised on their website yet), 5 units left, I secured one while available.

Local price (multi region) is nowhere near original US prices but for US$2,000 modded + imported + 2-year warranty, I consider myself OK.
Here there is basically no competition since each brand gets an exclusive retailers while nearby countries will refuse to export to you at a cheaper price.

After the quick opportunity buy-it-nows on eBay.com following the announcement, prices are now floating in the US$2,000~3,500 range and buying new in France would start at US$2,400 (EUR 1,949).

Julien
_________________
Shop on LDDb / Shop on eBay SG / LDDb on Facebook!
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 10 Apr 2018, 20:09 
Hardcore fan
Hardcore fan
User avatar

Joined: 24 Jun 2010, 10:23
Posts: 1514
Location: Sweden
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 9 times
Fantastic Julien! You won't be disappointed. :)
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 10 Apr 2018, 21:38 
Jedi Initiate
Jedi Initiate
User avatar

Joined: 16 May 2009, 18:05
Posts: 2820
Location: MA USA
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 21 times
I think the price is good. It’s $1300 here plus taxes, another $120 for the mod (and labor if you can’t install it), import taxes and whatnot, you are already at $2000 if not more.
_________________
Wanted
HD-VMD Discs
Hi-Vision/Muse Discs Only complete/mint!
Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 Page 1 of 3 [ 48 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to: