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Oppo BDP-831?

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So then, now it seems to have broken cover for the UK are there anymore details such as why the model number difference?

Do we know what website address it will be sold from? Will it come with the setup discs the US version has?

And most importantly will it come with the handy shopping bag and if so, will any of you be seen using it to carry rocks to any future stonings? Will Clare be modelling it when you review it? Smile

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If by 'modelling it' you mean 'taking the new Oppo home for a good long Blu-ray and multichannel-music fest', then quite probablyBig Smile

Can't wait to give it a spin - we're holding  our final Awards judging for BD players until we've had time to give it a good comparative going-over.

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Re: Oppo BDP-831?

The model number is a conspiracy between the greys and the illuminati.

The website address we have but there's no point in publicising it until it goes live.

Have it here and haven't even unpacked it yet so no news on shopping bag. Stonings are a thing of the past.

And keep up the good moderation work.

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Andrew Everard:

The model number is a conspiracy between the greys and the illuminati.

I've heard the difference in model number is covered in this, which is released IN THE SAME MONTH Surprise

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Re: Oppo BDP-831?

Since Ian_S has asked the question twice in two parts of the site, thought I'd better copy the answer over:


I guess the 831 might be to distinguish the official UK version from
the many parallel imports seemingly already sold, and indicate that
this one has official Oppo support in the UK.

 

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I know you just got it in, so I'll try to be patient while you guys check it out. BUT.... please answer me 1 question: does the UK version have the same specs & connections as the US one?  

I wonder, after reading about the Pioneer BDP-320 EUR/US differences...

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Re: Oppo BDP-831?
Andrew Everard:

Since Ian_S has asked the question twice in two parts of the site, thought I'd better copy the answer over:

I guess the 831 might be to distinguish the official UK version fromthe many parallel imports seemingly already sold, and indicate thatthis one has official Oppo support in the UK.

 

Oppo give one of the best customer care . Ask anyone who purchased the oppo 83 from Crt poor Henry.

As regard the stoning its early days yet depends on your Test/Review.

You know the saying where there's a Will ??? Or is IT...... Their Will?

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Re: Oppo BDP-831?

I think I possibly understand less than 50% of that last post

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mike.legio:
BUT.... please answer me 1 question: does the UK version have the same specs & connections as the US one?

AFAICS, yes.

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Thanks Andrew. Cool

I'll just shut up and wait for the review...

 

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Re: Oppo BDP-831?

Well, my first post on the comments took a while to appear, so I wasn't sure it would. However, thanks for answering it twice.

 

If it is because of the parallel import situation then I have little sympathy for Oppo, as Oppo SE should be having stern words with Oppo USA as they must be supplying these grey units. They were in decent supply before the unit was even publically released in the USA, so the problem is entirely of Oppo's own making IMO.

 

It will be very interesting to see what reception it gets in the UK HiFi press given the hype it generates around the net.

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Well, I for one can't wait for the review.

And in time for the awards season too Wink

Yay! With the addition a user installed hardware modification taking this player MultiRegion for BluRay as well as DVD for only £50, this is looking to be the steal of the Universal Player season. I hope!

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And I'm sure if you ask Will - who's not been banned, it seems - he'll be able to suggest a nice man who just happens to sell the mod. This is his cat, apparently...

 

Here we go again...

BTW, BDP-831 now up and running, and blasting out ZZ Top's Live From Texas as a warm-up. Looking (and sounding) promising so far...

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Re: Oppo BDP-831?

Hi Andrew, just wondering if it is DVD multi-region as standard?

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No, it isn't

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Re: Oppo BDP-831?
Andrew Everard:
I think I possibly understand less than 50% of that last post

True and Intended. Look forward to the review Andrew.