Not necessarily. The laws of supply and demand will always prevail. Just because a manufacturer discontinued a product, doesn't automatically equate to a decreased value.jamhead said:Well, the value of the 83 on the used market just plummeted.
Both players do feel pretty stable these days, but I would expect to see updates if there are any new disc releases that cause problems. Thankfully, the frequency of such releases has gone down some from past years.Towen7 said:I wouldn't expect continued firmware updates for a player Oppo no longer manufactures. I can't see why the should spend time adding functionality to legacy platforms. Bug fixing is a different matter. I don't own either but I assume that the 80 and 83 are fairly stable at this point.
They don't build these when you place your order. They purchase fairly large production runs from the factory in China (no idea of exact numbers, but I would expect the factory to prefer larger orders) then stock them in a warehouse on the west coast. Even if their inventory control person was a magician, he couldn't plan things such that all three players' inventories ran out at the same time. The SE is their most expensive offering, with the upgrades relative to the stock BDP-83 relating solely to analog audio output (a feature that plenty of owners don't need and therefore don't care to spend an extra $400 on), so it's not surprising that the final production run of SE's is lasting longer than either the BDP-80 or stock BDP-83.Rope said: