Oppo Digital to End Production of DVD and Blu-ray Players, Promises Updates ‘from Time to Time’
Oppo Digital will cease manufacturing its high-end DVD and 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc Players, a perennial favorite among home-technology pros . Warranties remain in place. Firmware updates will continue for a time.
Oppo Digital, one of the few remaining makers of high-end DVD, 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc Players, is discontinuing its manufacturing. The Bay Area-based company says it will continue to support its existing products in the field via firmware updates and warranties, but says it “will not have the resources to develop and release new generations of products.”
In a post on its website, the company, which is headed up by CTO and vice president of product development Jason Liao, says:
It has been 14 years since we established OPPO Digital in the United States, and with the support of our customers, technical partners, and movie/music studios, we produced many award-winning Hi-Fi audio products and universal disc players, spanning three generations from DVD, Blu-ray, to 4K UHD.
As our latest 4K UHD players reach the pinnacle of their performance, it is time to say goodbye. We are proud to have made such well-regarded products and to have served the enthusiast community. Without our customers' suggestions, encouragement, and support, we could not have accomplished these achievements."We will not have the resources to develop and release new generations of products."— OPPO Digital
Though OPPO Digital will gradually stop manufacturing new products, existing products will continue to be supported, warranties will still be valid, and both in-warranty and out-of-warranty repair services will continue to be available. Firmware will continue to be maintained and updates released from time to time. Customers can rest assured that they will continue to receive the high quality service and support that they have come to expect from OPPO Digital.
We greatly appreciate the opportunity to have developed such exciting products for our customers. It has been an honor.
Although Oppo Digital is ceasing manufacturing, existing products in the field will continue to be supported, warranties will still be valid, and both in-warranty and out-of-warranty repair services will continue to be available. Firmware will continue to be maintained and updates released from time to time.
According to the 2017 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis, Oppo is used by 27 percent of the CE Pro 100, good enough to be the third-most used brand of Blu-ray Disc Players, behind Sony and Samsung.
Technical support will continue to be available via the product support page on the Oppo Digital website. Repair service will also be available for OPPO Digital products.
Newer products such as the UDP-203 and UDP-205 will likely receive more frequent upgrades while mature products such as the BDP-103 and earlier models will only get firmware upgrades if there are critical fixes, according to the company. Any purchases made in the past 30 days are eligible for a full refund.
Integrators can still purchase Oppo Digital’s remaining inventory through the company’s website or via the company's overseas distributors.
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