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Oppo Bluray player

Discussion in 'Blu-Ray Hardware' started by FogCutter, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. FogCutter

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    I'd agree with you most of the time, but I want to move up from my Sony in the theater room. I'm running a 194" front projector so small improvements should be evident.

    Plus in my youth I was a bit of a Golden Ear audiophile. The Special Edition offers high end analog audio.

    So far the Supreme Commander isn't budging. "But you already have one of those BluRay things!"

    May just have to buy the thing and tough out the ensuing hail storm.
    After all, she can't stay mad forever. At least I don't think she can.
    Well, maybe she can, but that Oppo sure would be nice!
     
  2. hdtvfan0001

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    WOW!

    Nice.

    Yup - money well spent in that setup.
     
  3. Richierich

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    Maybe just maybe!!!

    I heard his ship is coming in but the Coast Guard has it anchored somewhere off the coast of New York while they are checking for illegals!!! :lol:

    Wish they would let that ship come on in to port!!!:hurah:

    I believe I heard him say something like "I'm waiting on a Slow Boat from China!".
     
  4. hdtvfan0001

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    Sounds like a golden opportunity to get the OPPO. :D
     
  5. FogCutter

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    Good news! They have a hospital bed that soaks up and disposes of human waste automatically. If the wife keeps you fed you wouldn't have to ever move again.
     
  6. Richierich

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    You know the President can Overrule the Supreme Commander when he wants to but he just has to have the Large Gonadal Things in order to make that Presidential Decision.

    The President can always ask for forgiveness later saying "The Devil Made Me Do It!!!" then take her out to a nice lunch.

    And don't forget to tell her how much SHE IS GOING TO ENJOY WATCHING BEAUTIFUL HD MOVIES!!!
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

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    One of the advantages of an HD Dictatorship.

    It's good to be the King. :D

    Blu Ray lives.
     
  8. Richierich

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    EXECUTIVE DECISIONS CAN NOT BE MADE BY THE WEAK!!!

    THEY MUST BE MADE BY A STRONG AND NOBLE RULER!!! :hurah:
     
  9. FogCutter

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    Worth a try. Usually given enough time she comes around. When I bought the new projector last year she was steaming toward having me send it back. A fast Quicken report showed that her clothes spending was three times the cost of the projector. I suggested that the projector goes back after she gets refunds on the clothes.

    The projector stayed.

    It's fun to win once in a while.
     
  10. hdtvfan0001

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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  11. Richierich

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    Sometimes you just have to PLAY HARDBALL!!! :lol:
     
  12. FogCutter

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    I complain but I have friends whose wives spend them into poverty, so I am blessed in that respect. And I have to keep some of my powder dry for a 1080p projector.

    And we did just get a new 58" plasma and yes, a Bluray player, so she has half a point, kinda sorta.

    She'll want something before long. :lol:
     
  13. Cholly

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    TiVo has had MRV for several years. Works great, but like any streaming, it's best to let the transfer complete or at least run about half way through the show so you don't get a lot of pauses. Also, there's a lot of program material that is flagged so it can't be transferred. I recorded several movies around Halloween, and they were all flagged so I couldn't transfer them from my bedroom TiVo to the one in the family room. :(
     
  14. Richierich

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    Charlie, how do you let the transfer complete? Do you Select it and then hit Pause and let it sit for 10 minutes or so and then hit Pause again so it starts playing.
     
  15. FogCutter

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    Great news -- the Supreme Commander relented, but I have to wait until Christmas.
    Not a total victory but close enough.
    Thanks for the feedback.

    I'll post when I have had it long enough to have an opinion.
     
  16. Richierich

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    Sometimes you just have to prepare your well thought argument in advance so she can see how she will benefit from the purchase.

    You gotta Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan!!! :lol:
     
  17. Grentz

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    It really just depends on the situation. I think it is a bit much as well and I dont have anything that it really would make that big of a difference on (I dont even have a bluray player yet :lol: ).

    Then again, the Oppo looks like a deal in comparison to some of the $2-4k+ players out there. Same as anything...just how much you want to spend. I just got done installing a $6k Receiver/Amp for a client. IMO I would not probably spend that much in my house for the incremental improvement, but he is very happy and it is cheaper than the $10k Receiver/Amps out there :p
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    I'd pretty much agree with your points.

    If you have the $$$ and it makes you happy - go for it.

    For those of us more frugal, we need to see the value/benefits for the extra cost.
     
  19. FogCutter

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    Yeah, for some folks something is better because it does cost more. I've auditioned some $100K+ home theaters, and frankly, I wasn't impressed. I have less than $10K in my entire setup and it flogs the expensive rigs I've seen.

    The flip of that is that people tend to put up with some real crap just because it's cheap. I know some of those, too.

    Couple of years ago Denon launched a $2K DVD player that was NOT Bluray. What the heck? Who would buy such a thing? Not this farm boy. Five years ago I did spring for a Denon DVD player for $600 when the average DVD player was well under $200 and Bluray was but a gleam in Sony's eye. Guess what, the dang thing was a lot better, sound and image.

    I'm hoping this Oppo comes through.

    Oh well. The world goes around.

    Now I am worried. The Supreme Commander flipped too quickly, not nearly enough fretting and angst. What is she up to? Plans within plans. She is angling for something.

    Hmmm.....
     
  20. Richierich

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    Gosh, I had better not tell you about my $5,000 Denon or I'll never hear the end of it. Also, some people have more money than they can reasonably spend in a lifetime so why waste time to find the Best Buy when you find what you like and since you can afford it you buy it.
     

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