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  • delkaldelkal Posts: 310
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Would something like this void the oppo factory warranty on anything?

    I thinking if you have loading and drive problems under factory warranty time frame.

    You are assuming there is still a warranty. Last I heard OPPO is done with and they contracted with a third party for warranty claims. I don't think anyone knows what that means yet. And I hope they have the repair parts.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,810
    delkal wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Would something like this void the oppo factory warranty on anything?

    I thinking if you have loading and drive problems under factory warranty time frame.

    You are assuming there is still a warranty. Last I heard OPPO is done with and they contracted with a third party for warranty claims. I don't think anyone knows what that means yet. And I hope they have the repair parts.

    Aren't you a buzzkill. Last i read oppo was going to still support their products including all firmware needs.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,193
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    delkal wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Would something like this void the oppo factory warranty on anything?

    I thinking if you have loading and drive problems under factory warranty time frame.

    You are assuming there is still a warranty. Last I heard OPPO is done with and they contracted with a third party for warranty claims. I don't think anyone knows what that means yet. And I hope they have the repair parts.

    Aren't you a buzzkill. Last i read oppo was going to still support their products including all firmware needs.

    This is what Oppo told me as well. They are not marketing them any more, but are not going out of business.
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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,125
    Oppo sent out a new firmware update for the 205 at the end of June and said they would continue to provide periodic updates.
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    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 Preamp; Sonic Frontiers Power 2 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Pioneer Elite SC97 receiver; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,611
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    delkal wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Would something like this void the oppo factory warranty on anything?

    I thinking if you have loading and drive problems under factory warranty time frame.

    You are assuming there is still a warranty. Last I heard OPPO is done with and they contracted with a third party for warranty claims. I don't think anyone knows what that means yet. And I hope they have the repair parts.

    Aren't you a buzzkill. Last i read oppo was going to still support their products including all firmware needs.

    This is what Oppo told me as well. They are not marketing them any more, but are not going out of business.
    They're one of the bigger mobile phone manufacturers in the world, so still a viable company.
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  • delkaldelkal Posts: 310
    edited October 9
    Sorry to be a buzzkill but here is an older article from Forbes. Not sure if anything changed but it was clear at the time that Oppo was cashing out (or taking the money and run?) and letting a third party be responsible for warranty work. They are supposed to keep giving software updates but for how long who knows.



    "The tech support, warranty, servicing and spares business will apparently be handled by an as yet unnamed third party. It's also worth mentioning that Oppo's mobile phone business is unaffected by the announcement."

    https://forbes.com/sites/johnarcher/2018/04/02/oppo-shock-popular-av-brand-announces-that-its-time-to-say-goodbye/#4376fcd83acc





  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,125
    That Forbes article was updated with more recent information and commentary from Oppo and Cambridge Audio indicating their ongoing firmware support and collaboration with Mediatek which does most of the work on the 4K platform. Sony, and probably others, continue to use the Mediatek platform for 4K players.
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 205; Toshiba HD-DVD Player; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 Preamp; Sonic Frontiers Power 2 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Pioneer Elite SC97 receiver; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,867
    Maybe this will help kill the buzzkill..


    While I hesitate to recommend any unit you cannot audition beforehand, Modwright takes the risk out of owning its modified Oppo, Although the factory warranty is voided, Modwright offers a one-year warranty of its own and offers to service the unit should it fail in a way that would otherwise be covered by the factory warranty, for cost of parts alone. Because the Oppo is so reliable, this is “very seldom necessary,” according to Dan. Even Oppo’s Jason Liao praised the workmanship of the Modwright modifications as “exceptional.” One rarely hears this kind of praise about any modification from the manufacturer of the original equipment.

    One of my audio buddies and a frequent listener to my system said that he thought that I was playing my turntable when the Modwright-Oppo was in the system. I must admit that there were times when I was so lost in the music that I had to look up to see which source was playing. That is very high praise and has never happened to me before with a digital source in my home.

    Conclusion
    So are the Modwright “Truth” modifications to the Oppo player worth the cost and the risk? The answer to that question is a resounding, “Yes!” The build-quality is exemplary and the sonics are exceptional. It is the first digital player I have had in my listening room that didn’t make me want to go back to my analog rig right away, and that’s because it sounds so much like analog in many respects, without giving up the bass extension and control, clarity, fine detail resolution and retrieval, and convenience that can make digital so attractive. With outstanding sonics that can make you forget you’re listening to digital, and its remarkable flexibility and compatibility when playing discs from a player or a computer-audio setup, I suspect this is one universal player that you’ll be hanging on to for a long time. While I’m unwilling to abandon my analog rig, I can see why others, like Arnie, have chosen to do take this path, particularly when one feeds the Modwright-Oppo first-rate, high-resolution source material. The Modwright Oppo is now my digital reference.

    That is just part of the article....
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,611
    Do it, and don't look back!
    7.1 - polk RTi10 x 3 (LCR) : FXi3 x 2 : RTi4 x 4 : Sunfire SDS-12 : Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 : Adcom GFA-7500 : Squeezebox Touch : DIRECTV : Roku SE : Panasonic PT-AX200U PJ @ 120"
    5.1 - Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 x 4 : ProCenter 1000 : Klipsch Sub-10 : Pioneer Elite SC-91: DIRECTV : LG OLED55B6P : Roku Premiere+
    Garage Duty - polk Monitor 10s : Pioneer A-717 Integrated Amp : Squeezebox Classic
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,912
    edited October 10
    Congrats.

    I've owned the Signature Truth ModWright Sony 999ES and Sony 9100ES. 5687 tubes, tube regulated PS. Good stuff. Also had a couple of his pre amps, SWL 9.0SE and the SWLP 9.0SE, the P being built in tube phono.
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  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,070
    edited October 10
    Here’s the question, even assuming that the warranty suddenly disappeared into the ether (which I don’t believe it has): Does the vanishingly remote chance of the need to file a warranty claim negate the value/desirability of the unit, any modifications notwithstanding? The answer is clearly, “no.” I can’t remember ever having to have had warranty work done on any electronics purchase, and certainly never have done so for hifi gear. I’m sure I’m not the only member of that group. This debate over the warranty is much ado about nothing.
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,324
    Looks like a great upgrade, will you be using this for audio only? How does this Mod Wright upgrade improve viewing 4k content?
    Home Theater
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    2 Channel
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,867
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Looks like a great upgrade, will you be using this for audio only? How does this Mod Wright upgrade improve viewing 4k content?

    Yes I will only be using this for audio only, the upgrade is for only audio as well..

  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,324
    That's what I thought, good thing you have a second one then for viewing 4k material. Enjoy.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,961
    Major, major modifications that, if well implemented, could be very substantial improvements... although one could debate the value of vacuum tube vs. solid state power supplies 'til the cows come home ;)
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,867
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    That's what I thought, good thing you have a second one then for viewing 4k material. Enjoy.

    You can still use the player for all functions.. But yes the one in my HT will stay stock..

  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,396
    I think I have a woody.
    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,810
    steveinaz wrote: »
    I think I have a woody.

    quick go find Bev!! Like rain in Arizona it only happens twice a year at your age :D :D
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,867
    OPPO is on the bus headed to ModWright!!!! Picked up about an hour ago..
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,070
    Did u use greyhound’s shipping service. I’ve never used it. How much does it cost and how convenient (or not) is it?
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,239
    steveinaz wrote: »
    I think I have a woody.

    :p

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