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#274724 - 2018-04-03 08:02 OPPO cease product development and production
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Gianni Offline
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Official announcement on their website

And an independent journal also reporting

Seems like there is little money in A/V and hardware-based sources...


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#274726 - 2018-04-03 08:44 OPPO cease product development and production [Re: Gianni]
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Colin Triggs Offline
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This is seriously disappointing news, I didn't see this one coming!


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#274727 - 2018-04-03 08:46 Re: OPPO cease product development and production [Re: Gianni]
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Hi Gianni

I was just about to post a link to this disturbing news...bit of a shock. They have felt like a such a solid and reliable part of the AV establshment for the past decade or more, quite sad to hear they are winding down.

George

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#274728 - 2018-04-03 09:28 Re: OPPO cease product development and production [Re: Gianni]
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Sad news indeed


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#274729 - 2018-04-03 10:13 Re: OPPO cease product development and production [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Ratbert Online sleepy
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I guess streaming is taking over, as long as your broadband is fast enough?


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#274731 - 2018-04-03 10:30 Re: OPPO cease product development and production [Re: Ratbert]
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Sad, but I have to say, not surprising. The premium disc player market has to be a rapidly declining one.

I have to confess, I have a growing collection of 4k discs and don't own a 4k capable player.


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#274735 - 2018-04-03 11:28 Re: OPPO cease product development and production [Re: Albert]
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Sad news, but my mercenary streak wonders if there will be some bag-end deals...


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#274737 - 2018-04-03 11:52 Re: OPPO cease product development and production [Re: IanM]
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Oppo tell us that latest models, UDP-203 and UDP-205 will continue to be available until at least 2019, so I'm not expecting a firesale.

Rick


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#274745 - 2018-04-03 15:14 Re: OPPO cease product development and production [Re: AudioImages - Rick]
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Mmmm!
Not an unexpected dealer response considering that the Oppo product is well respected in the market. Just not production volume viable in the future v streaming alternatives.
Who's next to fall from grace?
Hector


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#274747 - 2018-04-03 17:49 Re: OPPO cease product development and production [Re: Hector]
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Probably as hard for dealers as it is for the rest of us. U.S. site www.avsforum.com contacted Oppo directly on the West Coast and amongst other things were told the following :

"Q: Why is Oppo terminating its product manufacturing?

A: The revenue from sales cannot offset the cost of developing players and maintaining a production facility.

Q: The announcement says Oppo will “gradually” stop making products. How gradually?

A: We are in the process of manufacturing our last batch of products. If there is no change to delay or speed up the production, we expect the last product to come out of the factory in June.

Q: When production stops, will you continue to sell products in your inventory? How long do you anticipate that might last?

A: Yes, we will continue to sell products in our inventory. It is hard to predict how long that might last; based on the previous rate, it may last 2-3 months. However, demand may slow down given the announcement, or perhaps people will want to get products while they can and the inventory will be sold out quickly.

Q: What will happen to the company in the long term? Will it change its focus in some way, or will it stay open long enough to support its products for some period of time? Are we talking months or years?

A: The company will transition from product development to product support. We are committed to supporting the products for as long as we can. For those who just purchased one of our products or will purchase them, we will honor the 2-year manufacturer’s warranty, so we are talking about years rather than months. This is also why we made the announcement now, so customers can make an informed decision regarding future purchases, and we can plan to have the proper resources to support the customers and products. "


This is a bleak day indeed. Oppo are one of the, sadly, very few companies whose products and customer service and interaction with owners before and after purchase has been the Gold Standard since their inception.

I've had the 83/93/103 and now 203 and never had to wait more than a day for a reply to any query ever. That, and regular user-updatable firmware updates distinguish them from the multitude.

~M~


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#274748 - 2018-04-03 19:28 Re: OPPO cease product development and production [Re: Meridialien]
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Ratbert Online sleepy
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+1, an object lesson in how to communicate with your customers.


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#274749 - 2018-04-03 20:19 Re: OPPO cease product development and production [Re: Ratbert]
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+2
An honest approach in the current market climate. Others are hanging on by fingernails.
Hector


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