Oppo Digital bids farewell
Oppo Digital has abruptly announced that it will be bowing out of the audio-visual/personal audio business.
The company is renown for its high-performance Blu-ray players, planar magnetic headphones, and headphone accessories.
In a message on its webpage, it thanked customers and said that it will gradually stop manufacturing new products. They will continue to sell stocks that they have on hand and will do so until their inventory is exhausted.
Existing Oppo Digital owners shouldn't worry, however, as the company said that that "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."
Incredibly, Oppo Digital also said that they will continue to maintain firmware and release updates from time to time, so it's not all gloom and doom.
This news comes as a shock to home theater enthusiasts and audiophiles as the company's products have always been well regarded.
Their Blu-ray players, especially, are consistently regarded amongst the best in the business and the company has had some success in the personal audio market with their range of easy-to-drive planar magnetic headphones.
Presumably, this is because of the decline of physical media. With the rise of video streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, few people are now purchasing Blu-rays and DVDs.
Oppo Digital is based in Menlo Park, California, and is an independently operated overseas division of BBK Electronics, who also owns Oppo Electronics - one of the top five smartphone makers in the world.
Source: Oppo Digital