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RE: Alternative to Oppo BD93?

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In reality it looks a fairly dodgy substitute that doesn't come close to matching the Oppo's performance.

"Reality" is too strong a term if you haven't assessed its performance yourself. Based on the forum discussions I've read so far, I get the impression that the blu ray / DVD performance is on par with the Oppo, but the media streaming capabilities is a big letdown (which is surprising, considering Asus being a technology company should have at least excelled in that).

My main concern is the lack of a decent dealer network.

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RE: Alternative to Oppo BD93?

bigboss wrote:

strapped for cash wrote:

In reality it looks a fairly dodgy substitute that doesn't come close to matching the Oppo's performance.

"Reality" is too strong a term if you haven't assessed its performance yourself. Based on the forum discussions I've read so far, I get the impression that the blu ray / DVD performance is on par with the Oppo, but the media streaming capabilities is a big letdown (which is surprising, considering Asus being a technology company should have at least excelled in that).

My main concern is the lack of a decent dealer network.

And I thought I was pedantic. If I really wanted to, I could highlight a grammatical error in your post, but I do my best to shy away from such commentary.

Substitute whichever term you think appropriate. Besides, you're no better situated to make claims about performance, but you're still keen to extol the Asus's virtues as DVD/Blu-ray spinner. Based on what I've read, the Asus also has problems with 3D Blu-ray playback, though that's perhaps not a priority for everyone.

I honestly wasn't looking for a squabble. I merely wanted to draw attention to views on the player from an actual owner.

"Reality" is also a highly unstable term and we could have a long and complex philosophical debate about its meaning. (I'm guessing you'd prefer not to.)

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RE: Alternative to Oppo BD93?

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bigboss wrote:

strapped for cash wrote:

In reality it looks a fairly dodgy substitute that doesn't come close to matching the Oppo's performance.

"Reality" is too strong a term if you haven't assessed its performance yourself. Based on the forum discussions I've read so far, I get the impression that the blu ray / DVD performance is on par with the Oppo, but the media streaming capabilities is a big letdown (which is surprising, considering Asus being a technology company should have at least excelled in that).

My main concern is the lack of a decent dealer network.

Besides, you're no better situated to make claims about performance, but you're still keen to extol the Asus's virtues as DVD/Blu-ray spinner.

I've not made any claims myself (highlighted for your convenience).

I'm merely stating what I thought after reading the discussions, which was different to what you thought.  Smile

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RE: Alternative to Oppo BD93?

Likewise, I made it very clear in my first post on this thread that I was presenting the views of an owner. I quoted them in full and merely commented on the quote.

Anyway, I'm sure you'll agree this isn't worth either of us losing any sleep over... Smile

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Anyway, I'm sure you'll agree this isn't worth either of us losing any sleep over... Smile

Another of the rare instances we actually agree on! Smile

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Another of the rare instances we actually agree on! :)

They do happen!

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RE: Alternative to Oppo BD93?

Hi Guys,

Sorry I missed all the posts over the weekend. My only motivation for selling the Oppo would be to free up some cash. I love it in every respect and to be honest I dont think I'd do it. The pioneer looks like a good option but i'd want to be getting a good price for the Oppo and clear at least 100 pounds in the deal to make me consider it. I think i'll try and save that money elsewhere!

Thanks for all the suggestions and input though. Oh and the Oppo is not noisey..

Cheers,
Mick

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RE: Alternative to Oppo BD93?

You can save money by selling your Harmony 1100 & going for a cheaper Harmony.  Wink

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i could if my wife and kids hadnt dented all the corners at this stage by dropping it on the floor so much... still though.. its one device i wouldnt be without Smile

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chebby wrote:

Michael, please can you sort your quoting out a bit on that last one? It looks like you posted what I said.

Not important here maybe, but if lots of people get the quoting wrong then no-one knows who said what.

Cheers.

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Sorry Chebby, do not know what happened.

In fact a few minutes ago I could not even find my post, then it re appeared :O

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The pioneer bdp-450 looks

The pioneer bdp-450 looks like it may be a bdp-440 with the bugspray used...intensely. The op is looking to free some cash,but aren't we all these days? Freeing some money would be impossible for me in this game as i love upgrading too much.

But i don't think i'd ever spend the money i got from an oppo 93 to get the pioneer bdp-450. I'd spend all my time growling at the 450 instead,& im a pioneer fan!

Of course each to their own & in these cash-strapped times,money may be the necessity,depending on any given situation...

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RE: Alternative to Oppo BD93?

I'm looking to get the Pioneer BDP 450 as I primarily need a SACD/DVD-A player to replace my ageing unit.

I've read on various other forums though that the Pioneer drive is noisey to the point of being returned by various users.

Is there any other alternatives in the price region?

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RE: Alternative to Oppo BD93?

greycounciller wrote:

I'm looking to get the Pioneer BDP 450 as I primarily need a SACD/DVD-A player to replace my ageing unit.

I've read on various other forums though that the Pioneer drive is noisey to the point of being returned by various users.

Is there any other alternatives in the price region?

 

Mine can be noisy when starting up but I dont even notice this, soon as it starts playing it goes quiet.  A few people on here have the 55 which got good reviews.  I have read a good review of the 450 on Trusted Reviews.

Home cinema system: LG 55EA980W OLED TV,  Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.  Headphones: B&O H6.  Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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RE: Alternative to Oppo BD93?

Thought of selling a kidney instead?

http://kidneykidney.com

That will free up a lot of cash , so you can keep the Oppo and maybe even upgrade other kit Smile

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Thanks for that reply GEL.

Sonically, what can I expect from the unit?

I'll be look into ordering a DVD region free model during next week.

Hope I get a good one.

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