Why is Oppo stopping products.

Just went to their website and they are no longer making new products. 

You joke, but in the 50's and 60's there were actually record players for cars.  


I do occasionally miss playing vinyl.  I really liked my Linn Sondek, CJ Sonographe and Ariston.  However, I don't miss the Delphi Oracle MK4.  It was sooo finicky and prone to vibration.  I remember spending a lot more time setting up to play a side than it actually took to play a side.  After dropping the stylus, I would tip toe over to the listening chair and very gentle sit down.  I eventually purchased a very heavy Rockport TT stand.  Flooring was subfloor over concrete slab.  The next step was to tear up the floor and re-do it; I wasn't going there.

BTW - Delphi still makes their reference CD turntables.  
File based audio/video is the way to go whether downloaded or streamed. Less plastic, cardboard, transportation & delivery -  stuff we just don't need in this world. These universal blu-ray players are the best and simplest audio/visual processors that have multichannel DAC capability so their demise is not good. I've got a Cambridge CXU and I'm glad it's still working fine.
FWIW, I have been using my Oppo 205 as a Roon player for a couple of weeks now without a single hiccup. I output into a Naim 5si integrated. Great sound. The 205’s universal format disc capability is a nice backup feature, as I saved about 700 of my favorite cds in two cloth “carrier/storage” cases. A QNAP TS251+ NAS with maxed RAM runs Roon core fine. 
angelwars and jb0194,

     Yes, the combining in one high quality component of the ability to play most physical discs with the ability to convert and play back digital streaming and stored files at a variety of resolutions is what has made the top Oppo and Cambridge players so extraordinary, useful and valuable.

     For about 3 years now,  I've been utilizing my Oppo 105 just as you have your 205 and CXU without any hiccups.  Excellent universal components with outstanding sound quality.  
     I had just made the decision to upgrade to the 205 for its 4K video and likely even better audio performance abilities when I heard Oppo had decided to cease production and leave the market.. Awful timing.

     Hopefully, some enterprising audio/video companies will view Oppo's exit from this market as an opportunity and will develop/produce some products to fill the void.  I know Cambridge still offers some re-badged Oppo models but I suspect those will probably be going away once current inventory is depleted.
     I agree with angelwars that file based downloaded and streamed audio/video is likely only to continue to grow as the content delivery method of choice.  
     I hope, in the near future, there will be a significant increase in content recorded direct to a hi-res digital format since this is the biggest determinant of the highest quality playback sound in my system that I've discovered thus far.  The typical method of transferring the original analog master recording to h-res digital results in very good playback quality but, in my opinion and experience, content recorded direct to hi-res digital is clearly and consistently superior.


Trying to understand why with the oppo bluray drives? If you have a great preamp/processor/AVR with ESS DAC , why would I need oppo?not following