Oppo’s rollout strategy for its new BDP-83 Blu-Ray player will take its next step this month. Between May 5th and May 15th, those who received invitations to purchase a player will get theirs in the mail, a move that follows on the heels of Oppo’s earlier, and even more exclusive, releases to select individuals in order to get feedback on the product.
The Momitsu BDP-899 is shipping now, and its manufacturer claims that it is a “Region 0” player – capable of playing Blu-Ray discs from any region. This player features BD-Live capabilities, upscaling to 1080p, can display HDMI Deep Color, and includes picture-in-picture functionality.
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.