Online publishing enthusiasts audioholics.com filled with righteous indignation. And they can be understood. Ready to take apart and admire the Blu-ray player Lexicon BD-30, they never expected to see inside an exact copy of another Blu-ray player - Oppo BDP-83. And not just a few identical parts, but a completely repeated filling of the player. In other words: manufacturers took the player Oppo BDP-83 and put it in the body Lexicon BD-30.
|Left - Lexicon BD-30, right Oppo BDP-83|
Assumptions about the similarity of the two players were put forward before, at the CEDIA Expo in the Entente, it was noticed that the new Lexicon BD-30 has a very similar Oppo BDP-83 the back panel and a similar arrangement of the main buttons, which, of course, suggested an internal similarity. But when the experts, armed with screwdrivers, opened the suspect, there was no doubt left, the initial suspicions were fully confirmed: Lexicon BD-30 - it's a clone Oppo BDP-83.
It would seem that the manufacturer rigged the cards a little, it’s unpleasant, but why is there such a loud indignation? And it's all about the price difference between the two models. And it is neither more nor less - $ 3,000 (The price of the player Lexicon - $ 3,500, and the price of the device Oppo -499 dollars). Are you willing to pay that price for a beautiful case? Moreover, not only one case is being sold, but also, allegedly, an innovative, technically improved device.