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In Japan, having uncanny similarity to the new Oppo in features:

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A//www.stere...

Releasing Feb 2013 in Japan. Any news of UK availability?

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RE: Cambridge Audio 752BD announced

Main differencies between new 752BD and 751BD:

- support & upscaling up to 4K

- 2D to 3D video conversion

- both HDMI outputs got Audio Return Channel

- 2 HDMI INPUTS v.1.4a, one of which supports Mobile HD Link (MHL), introduced

- new optical & coaxial digital INPUTS introduced

- updated decoder chip from Mediatek MTK8530 to MTK8580

- e-SATA port dropped / third usb 2.0 introduced

- component video output dropped

- new remote control Backlit Azur Navigator.

 

Sales start in feb. 2013.

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RE: Cambridge Audio 752BD announced

Nice!

Certainly a good competitor for Oppo and a good company to boot. After Christmas I will be having a Demo with the current line of Cambridge audio bluray players. Richer sounds is willing to let me demo them verses cheaper alternatives. They tell me I will notice the difference, we shall see Wink

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RAGE..... Not long since bought the 751 

 

Grrrrr!!!!!!!! :-) 

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duaplex wrote:

Certainly a good competitor for Oppo and a good company to boot.

Oppo makes blu ray players for Cambridge Audio.

http://database.ul.com/cgi-bin/XYV/template/LISEXT/1FRAME/showpage.html?...

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RE: Cambridge Audio 752BD announced

bigboss wrote:

duaplex wrote:

Certainly a good competitor for Oppo and a good company to boot.

Oppo makes blu ray players for Cambridge Audio.

http://database.ul.com/cgi-bin/XYV/template/LISEXT/1FRAME/showpage.html?name=AZSQ.E222192&ccnshorttitle=Audio/Video+Apparatus&objid=1075798402&cfgid=1073741824&version=versionless&parent_id=1073984370&sequence=1

I thought Cambridge said they didn't? Not that it really matters.

Not sure what this offers over a 751 tbh...

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Well, Cambridge Audio didn't respond to my further queries in this thread:

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/blu-ray-players/cambridge-audio-blu-ray-pl...

What are the chances of Cambridge Audio introducing 2 HDMi inputs in the same generation as the new Oppos, for example?

I don't think there'll be any performance improvement over the previous generation, just some extra features.

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Chances are quite high, I'd say, manufacturers need to keep up with each other. TBH though they can make players for them if they like Smile

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I suspect we'll find out more during CES, Las Vegas in January. I'll be seeing Cambridge Audio then, so will get an update.

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beauty, eh

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Very pleased (keeping money in wallet) - nothing substantial enough to make me "upgrade" from my existing 751, but might tempt non-751 owners.

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My justification is no longer merely about picture and bluray, but more to do with music, this is my reason to part with yet more money!.  That was an interesting read, regarding Oppor and Cambridge.

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RE: Cambridge Audio 752BD announced

bigboss wrote:
Well, Cambridge Audio didn't respond to my further queries in this thread: http://www.whathifi.com/forum/blu-ray-players/cambridge-audio-blu-ray-pl... What are the chances of Cambridge Audio introducing 2 HDMi inputs in the same generation as the new Oppos, for example? I don't think there'll be any performance improvement over the previous generation, just some extra features.

CA replied in another topic around here - they explicitly denied Oppo or anyone else manufactuers their Blu-ray players - they may share some components like the video decoders but the audio DACs are different for example.

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bigboss wrote:
Well, Cambridge Audio didn't respond to my further queries in this thread: http://www.whathifi.com/forum/blu-ray-players/cambridge-audio-blu-ray-pl... What are the chances of Cambridge Audio introducing 2 HDMi inputs in the same generation as the new Oppos, for example? I don't think there'll be any performance improvement over the previous generation, just some extra features.

CA replied in another topic around here - they explicitly denied Oppo or anyone else manufactuers their Blu-ray players - they may share some components like the video decoders but the audio DACs are different for example.

CA have not replied to my queries yet. 

If you have a CA or Oppo go to the setup menu and select > NETWORK SETUP>CONNECTION INFO>NEXT PAGE. This should show an "Ethernet Mac" i.e. 00-22-DE-89-XX-XX-XX. The six digits i.e. "00-22-DE" are the IEEE OUI (organisation unique identifier).

Using this link type the first six digital you found in the search section at the bottom of the linked page -

http://standards.ieee.org/develop/re...ui/public.html.

Some CA Blu-ray products appear to show an IEEE OUI address that reports as Oppo. What does that mean?

The UL certification suggests one manufacturer for both Oppo & CA:

http://database.ul.com/cgi-bin/XYV/template/LISEXT/1FRAME/showpage.html?...

We'll see if CA returns to clarify these points.

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Besides, as I explained in the other thread, CA is free to specify the type of blu ray player it wants, including different components to the Oppo. Oppo can make the players to CA's specification.

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bigboss wrote:
Besides, as I explained in the other thread, CA is free to specify the type of blu ray player it wants, including different components to the Oppo. Oppo can make the players to CA's specification.

So what's the big deal then? Doesn't really matter does it?