I don't understand your basis for that opinion? Presumably Oppo, Denon, Arcam, Marantz, Cambridge Audio and others will continue to make their kind of high end offerings when they go UHD. I doubt this Cambridge is any last chance saloon and the timing of its release seems way off.1080p or not, I doubt we will ever see an UHD-BD player utilizing this class of components.
But we are right at the beginning, nobody has even brought a player to the market and there is no disc yet. That doesn't imply most manufacturers wont produce these players. Far from it.Have Oppo, Arcam et al released any news or details of a UHD-BD player?
Just because the high end boys have not released any news yet dont mean they won't release any new players i can't see the likes of oppo standing by and letting the likes of panasonic, sony and samsung who have confirmed box. Out soonSo you see UHD-BD making it as a physical format for the next what? few years or so... Sorry I doubt there will be a BD format left soon. I don't see a lot of company's investing in UHD-BD the way streaming is currently taking over. I hope I'm wrong as I prefer the disc format for purer PQ & SQ, but I don't see the format lasting a hell of a lot longer alas...The UHD-BD format can easily go the way of HD-DVD if enough people don't buy into it.
Have Oppo, Arcam et al released any news or details of a UHD-BD player?
I have expressed my doubts here, mainly about UHD-BD high-end players, not a £200 Sony, Samsung or Panasonic. But I would love to be as sure.That doesn't imply most manufacturers wont produce these players. Far from it.
we will see those discs next year and presumably manufacturers at all levels will cater to that. Including the high end manufacturers.
That's true and in no way has that stopped high end manufactures making bluray players. Whilst streaming has become more popular the imminent demise of the physical disc appers unlikely. The imminent arrival of the new format lends weight to that.DVD is still the biggest disc selling format among the public.
I never even hinted to the fact that manufacturers would continue to support 1080p over UHD in the coming years. Thats another issue altogether & its obvious 1080p will not be on the manufacturers to-do list of any spec on any players in the future, it will drop down the ranks like 720p or 576p.To me it seems highly unlikely that Samsung, Panasonic and Sony would make UHD players and Denon, Oppo and Cambridge Audio wouldn't? When they come to refresh their high end ranges in 2016/2017 it would be bizarre if they were still 1080p and ignored the newer, higher quality technology.
I agree. I take WHF with a pinch of, but was surprised by the AVF review not addressing it. Note that Darbee only put up the Oppos by £100. A travesty that they did this also IMHO. One suspects that there were problems with continuation of the status quo (Qdeo) rather than Oppo thinking that customers just had to have Darbee.Maybe Cambridge Audio use their own power supplies, DACs etc & might be superior to Oppos, I'm not sure...
I can't rate the QDEO high enough concerning off-air HDTV PQ & The BDP movie PQ on a good quality disc conversion. Great on DVDs too.I agree. I take WHF with a pinch of, but was surprised by the AVF review not addressing it. Note that Darbee only put up the Oppos by £100. A travesty that they did this also IMHO. One suspects that there were problems with continuation of the status quo (Qdeo) rather than Oppo thinking that customers just had to have Darbee.