It used to be Hippo that decided to change name in nearest government office...
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Oh, so it's a last name. If the wife knew this, she may show more respect.
Now that I have four of them, only two which she knows about, I need to be careful.
Just the other day, she gave me another theory as to what OPPO stands for. Evidently, if you switch the letters around, you get POOP.
Once she discovers the 95, she'll probably tell me that I oppoed all over our marriage.
According to various references on the web, including this Wikipedia writeup, the name of the parent company in China, transcribed to Western lettering, is "Guǎngdōng Ōupò Yídòng Tōngxìn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī," which translates to "Guangdong Oppo Mobile Communications Co., Ltd." Guangdong is a province in China.
So it seems clear that Oppo is derived from "Ōupò." I have no idea, though, as to what "Ōupò" may mean, if anything.
I recently bought a 103D for use as a universal transport and it far exceeded my expectations....It is a great machine for the money and although the main reason I bought it was to use with my DAC, along with the fact that my current player's transport was audible from my listening position which was annoying. Their support is top notch too. I would have loved a 105 but with a kid in college I needed to be a little more practical than previous upgrades..... This machine is a huge value for the money.
I'm using a NAD M51, it's a great combo. The OPPO really is a nice machine, it replaced a Sony 9000ES and a Panasonic bdt500. The Panasonic was nice, it really sounded good through its analog outs for a BR player although I was using it with with a YBA WD202 DAC which for the money was excellent. Then I bought the M51 which was a huge upgrade. The Panny was a great player with a horrible remote and user interface which is what prompted me to get the OPPO 103d , it's user interface is excellent.
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Guess they couldn't figure a profitable way forward as physical media and the hardware associated with it continues to decline. The fact that no one made a viable offer to buy them would seem to confirm their decision just to close shop. Impressive, but not surprising, that they'll continue to support their products. Sad when good companies with good products and service go away. Still have my DV-970HD that failed once but that the company fixed and got back to me from across the country in a few days at no cost. Sigh.