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Went over to Oppo again this afternoon. Very helpful and knowledgeable folks.
I now understand why selecting Audio Only on HDMI does not allow the screen to remain and send DSD. There are some screens, such as the Pany they had that have the HDMI always hot and therefore a handshake always occurs and there is risk. A shame.
We also chatted about impressions and I noted that the only thing so far less than satisfactory is CD playback. They asked why. I said "thin". They said, you mean "analytical". Seems like they have heard this before.
The main reason I went over, though, is that wireless will not work/ They asked me to bring my dongle and it worked fine there, even with TKIP as I have set at home after they reconfigured one of their routers to test for me. But, they gave me a new one anyway. Unfortunately, that does not work either. At a loss. 2 Laptops and A Sony monitor and iPhone all have no problem with my router or network, but the Oppo does.
They are considering coming over as I am only 12 minutes away. I have exhausted everything I can possibly think of as the problem. Must be in the Oppo is all I can figure.
Someone asked about what tones I used for bass management levels. First, I am using exclusively analog outs. I use the internal tones in both the Oppo and my Proc, though, of course, they work in different situations on different inputs. The Disney WOW disc also has tones but sub levels there are grossly too loud causing me to back down 6 or 8 dB. The Oppo tones, when raising the sub 10 dB and lowering mains about 5 dB seems to be a very good balance.
For Rang who asked which Denon - DVD-3910.
So, where am I today with the device? Wish the networking worked. Other than that, good unit. I now have to ask myself if the Nuforce hotrodded 93's might have the edge on analog audio, but likely will not have a chance to hear that. And something to be said for Oppo service. Really superb.
It is very good, make no mistake. Video superb. DVD-A best I have heard in my system. SACD similar to the Denon. CD, not yet the way I would like. Blu-ray audio just arrived from Amazon and Mojo - Tom Petty and Crossroads Clapton are OK, but not stunning. I have no reference to whether that is the discs or the player. Will know more as I try more discs. Stop Making Sense cued up for next.
More as I know it.
Ooops, more to reply to:
Yes, entering the password correctly, which starts the Oppo to rry to connect to the network. Then it fails. Every time. Maybe 60 tries in different ways so far.
And as to DVD-A, much better than the Denon DVD-3910 which was not bad and was much better than the Panasonic I had before that. So far, in terms of audio, this is where the Oppo shines most "for me".