Digital democracy is live and well, at least in the Early Adopter program that Oppo has begun. They distributed an email to their customers that outlined a democratic way of kicking off (or closing the doors on) their highly anticipated BDP-83 Blu-Ray player.
The faltering economy affects every industry, and consumer electronics is certainly no exception. Industry hawks and insiders are keeping their eyes on the few sectors that they believe will be able to weather the storm, and may even see some growth during this turbulent time – one of which is the Blu-Ray market.
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Oppo has finally announced details for their upcoming BDP-83 Blu-ray player. Denon recently announced a universal player for $3,800. Oppo is delivering their own version for far far cheaper. The specs that have been given make Oppo's player are extremely promising.
Sherwood first showed their Blu-ray player at CEDIA this year. Shortly thereafter the company announced that the player's release would be delayed. The release was postponed even further when the market shifted and offered consumers relatively cheap Profile 2.0 players. At this point it was rumored that the player would be axed.
Recently it was noticed that Wal-Mart was giving more shelf space to Blu-ray software. Now, with Black Friday right around the corner, Wal-Mart is setting a new low price for Blu-ray hardware. They will be offering the Magnavox Profile 1.1 Blu-ray Player for just $128. This marks the lowest price for a Blu-ray player yet.