Oppo Digital – no more new products

oppo 205Sad news if you are a fan of OPPO Digital’s universal disc players as there will be no more after the UDP-203 and UDP-205.

OPPO Digital was established in the United States 14 years ago. With the support of customers, technical partners, and movie/music studios, it produced many award-winning Hi-Fi audio products. Word has just come in to GadgetyNews that they will no longer be producing any new products.

I have been a huge fan and evangelist for OPPO universal disc players spanning three generations from DVD, Blu-ray, and finally to 4K UHD. I own their 4K UHD UDP-203 which is great, and their flagship UPD-205 is outstanding. The latter, unfortunately, appears to be their last hurrah.

Additionally, I love their PM-1 and PM-3 headphones. This is quite a crushing blow for me.

Oppo Logo High ResNigel Rich, Managing Director of OPPO Digital UK said:

We can be very proud of our achievements over the past few years. Along with market leading products, we have provided first rate customer service and support from our offices here in Norwich. I am very proud of our staff and very sad that we will now be closing our doors for good. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our European distributors, retailers and, of course most importantly, the people that have purchased OPPO products in Europe. We will continue to support products in and out of warranty and we have made provisions to continue this high level of service.”

What happens now?

oppo-udp-205-region-free-blu-ray-player-internalThough 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 are assured that they will continue to receive the high quality service and support that they have come to expect from OPPO Digital.

OPPO Digital UK will continue to trade while stocks last. However it expects to close its doors in the Summer.

Technical support, warranty claims, servicing and spares will in future be handled by a third party, with details to follow.

All commitments made by OPPO Digital UK will be met.

Final word

oppo pm1 pm3 ha2Ever since my first, second-hand OPPO universal disc player, I have enjoyed their versatility and build quality. Once I discovered the brand, I have had no need to own a separate CD and DVD/Blu-ray player. Audio out of these disc spinners were always awesome, especially if you got the 05 model. If it wasn’t for budget restraints, I so would have had a UDP-205. However, my 203 is still pretty great.

It is such a shame that there will be no more to come after these.