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Official OPPO BDP-95 Owner's Thread

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OPPO Wiki FAQ
Unofficial BDP-93 FAQ (Applicable to the BDP-95)
Unofficial DLNA FAQ

UPDATED 12/06/2011 - BDP-95 receives Best of 2011 from Home Theater Review and Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
UPDATED 08/18/2011 - Home Theater Magazine (David Vaughn) Review Posted
UPDATED 08/11/2011 - Home Cinema Choice (Steve May) Review Posted
UPDATED 08/02/2011 - Home Theater Review (Brian Kahn) Review Posted
UPDATED 06/21/2011 - from Script to DVD (Bill Kallay) Review Posted
UPDATED 06/11/2011 - TechnoFile.com (Jim Bray) Review Posted
UPDATED 05/18/2011 - The Perfect Vision (Chris Martens) Review Posted
UPDATED 05/09/2011 - AVForums Review Posted
UPDATED 04/23/2011 - Cnet (Steve Guttenberg) Review Posted
UPDATED 03/15/2011 - Audioholics Bench Test Posted
UPDATED 02/07/2011 - Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (John E Johson ) Audio Benchmark Posted
UPDATED 01/31/2011 - Pre-Ordering is Now Available
UPDATED 01/31/2011 - LA Audiophile (Kevin Nakano) First Look
UPDATED 01/27/2011 - Early Release Units Sold By OPPO

High Fidelity Audio Performance:

  • SABRE32 Reference Audio DAC - The DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) is one of the most important components for digital audio playback. The SABRE32 Reference ES9018 from ESS Technology is the world’s best performing 32-bit audio DAC solution targeted for high-end consumer applications and professional studio equipment. With the ESS patented 32-bit Hyperstream™ DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the SABRE32 Reference DAC delivers an unprecedented DNR (Dynamic Range) of up to 135dB and THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise) of -120dB, the industry’s highest performance level that will satisfy even the most demanding audio enthusiast. The BDP-95 uses two ES9018 DAC chips - one for the 7.1-channel output, and another for the dedicated stereo output.
  • Toroidal Power Supply - Custom designed and built by Rotel, the toroidal power transformer offers superior inrush current and much lower exterior magnetic field over traditional laminated steel core transformers. The BDP-95's toroidal linear power supply provides a very clean and robust power source to the critical audio components.
  • Dedicated Stereo Output - The BDP-95 features a dedicated 2-channel analog output with specially optimized ES9018 DAC and output driving stages. Each output is driven by 4 DAC channels stacking together to achieve even greater audio performance.
  • XLR Balanced Stereo Output - The stereo output offers both XLR balanced and RCA single-ended connectors. The balanced output features a true differential signal path all the way from the DAC to the 3-pin XLR connector. By transmitting a pair of differential signals, the balanced output provides better common-mode noise rejection and improves signal quality.
  • 7.1-Channel Analog Output - Individual analog 7.1-channel surround outputs are ideal to connect to a 7.1-channel or 5.1-channel surround sound system. Powered by the ES9018 SABRE32 Reference DAC, the BDP-95 delivers an incredible and immersive multi-channel soundstage.
  • Digital Optical and Coaxial Outputs - For simple and easy connection to more traditional A/V receivers, the BDP-95 features both optical and coaxial outputs for digital audio.
  • Dolby® TrueHD - Dolby TrueHD delivers lossless studio master quality audio designed specifically for high definition entertainment. The BDP-95 supports bit-stream output of Dolby TrueHD via its HDMI 1.4a output. It can also internally decode Dolby TrueHD into LPCM and output via HDMI or the 7.1ch analog audio output terminals. (Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus audio formats are also supported.).
  • DTS-HD Master Audio™ - DTS-HD Master Audio delivers an auditory experience that matches the lifelike images of high-definition video with up to 7.1 channels that are bit-for-bit identical to the studio master. The BDP-95 supports bit-stream output of DTS-HD Master Audio. It can also internally decode DTS-HD Master Audio and output via HDMI or the 7.1ch analog audio output terminals. (DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS Digital Surround are also supported.)

Note - Although the BDP-95 shares the same playback platform as the BDP-93, it is designed from the ground up with a different chassis and many different components optimized for the analog audio performance. For this reason it is not possible to upgrade a BDP-93 to gain the BDP-95's enhanced audio performance by replacing parts.

Diversified Media Support:

  • Blu-ray Disc - The high definition Blu-ray Disc™ format provides pristine video and audio quality for your home entertainment.
  • Blu-ray 3D – Experience high definition in all new dimensions. The BDP-95 supports the new Blu-ray 3D specifications (3D television and glasses required).
  • Netflix Instant Streaming Ready - Instantly watch movies streamed to your TV via the internet when connected to the OPPO BDP-95. (Unlimited membership required. US only)
  • Blockbuster on Demand - The newest releases instantly from your couch! (Service available in the United States only)
  • BD-Live & BonusVIEW - The BDP-95 supports BD-Live™ (Profile 2.0) and contains all necessary hardware - audio/video decoder, Ethernet and wireless networking, and 1GB of internal storage - for BD-Live. It also supports BonusVIEW (Profile 1.1) enabling "picture-in-picture" and audio features for viewing director or actor commentary while the main movie is playing.
  • DVD-Audio - The BDP-95 plays DVD-Audio and supports both stereo and multi-channel high resolution audio programs. Users can select whether to play the DVD-Audio or the DVD-Video portion of the disc.
  • SACD - The BDP-95 plays Super Audio CD (SACD) and supports both stereo and multi-channel high resolution audio programs. Users can select whether to output the DSD (Direct Stream Digital) signal in its native format over HDMI or convert it into high resolution PCM.
  • Additional Disc & Media Formats - Additional disc and file formats, such as DVD, audio CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, AVCHD, MP4, DivX, MKV, FLAC, WAV and other audio/video/picture files on recorded discs, USB or eSATA drives can be played back on the BDP-95.

Unparalleled Video Quality:

  • Qdeo by Marvell - The BDP-95 incorporates Marvell's Kyoto-G2 video processor with the second generation Qdeo™ technology. Qdeo video processing delivers a truly immersive viewing experience by rendering quiet natural video free of noise and artifacts for all types of content. For high-quality Blu-ray content, the BDP-95 faithfully reproduces the program just as the director intended; for DVD, the up-converted picture quality bridges the visual gap from your current DVD library to Blu-ray discs; for network streaming and user-encoded content at a variety of formats and quality, the BDP-95 offers enhancement options including video noise reduction, compression artifact reduction, intelligent color, contrast, detail and edge enhancements. More Info
  • DVD Up-Conversion - Per-pixel motion-adaptive de-interlacing and advanced scaling transforms the standard definition image on DVDs to near high definition video quality. Additional Qdeo video processing options help to deliver a clearer, smoother, and true-to-life picture free of noise and artifacts.
  • Full HD 1080p Output - The BDP-95 features user selectable video output resolutions, including 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and up to 1080p 50 or 60Hz.
  • True 24p™ Video - Many Blu-ray Discs are recorded at 24 frames per second, the same frame rate as the original movie's theatrical release. The BDP-95 can faithfully redeliver the original frames using 1080p 24Hz output (compatible display required) for smoother motion and a flicker-free, film-like home theater experience.
  • Source Direct Mode - For users who wish to use an external video processor, high-end audio/video receiver or display, the BDP-95 offers a "Source Direct" mode. The original audio/video content on the discs is sent out with no additional processing or alteration.
  • Multiple Zoom Modes - The BDP-95 supports multiple levels of aspect ratio control and image zooming, including a vertical stretch mode for customers with a 2.35:1 CIH (Constant Image Height) display system. A unique subtitle shift feature allows the user to move the subtitle up and down, making it possible to see all subtitle text when using a 2.35:1 CIH display. (Blu-ray discs with BD-Java may prohibit zoom operation.)
  • Dual HDMI v1.4a Outputs - Two assignable HDMI v1.4a outputs are provided to capitalize on the optimum audio and video settings to all old, new, and future HDMI televisions and receivers. With the option of full audio and video output to 2 displays; or dedicate one HDMI for audio, the other for video, it promotes a high quality video and audio for both signal paths. The BDP-95 supports 3D and Deep Color modes on both HDMI output ports.

Ultimate Convenience:

  • Dual HDMI Outputs – The BDP-95 is equipped with two HDMI output ports and offers the most versatile installation options. You do not have to upgrade your A/V receiver to a 3D model in order to enjoy 3D. One HDMI output of the BDP-95 can be connected to a 3D TV and the other can be connected to a pre-3D HDMI v1.1-v1.3 A/V receiver. For projector users, you can connect one output to a projector for home theater use and the other to a TV for casual viewing. For a multi-room installation the BDP-95 can output audio and video to two 3D or 2D TVs simultaneously.
  • eSATA Port – The BDP-95 features an eSATA interface on its back panel. Customers can take advantage of this fast interface to play contents from external hard drives and enclosures which contain audio, video and photo files.
  • Wireless & Ethernet – Using the included wireless-N adapter or the built-in RJ45 Ethernet port, users will be able to interact with BD-Live content, watch instant streaming programs from provides such as Netflix, Blockbuster etc., playback contents stored on their home network, and keep the BDP-95 up-to-date with firmware release to ensure maximum Blu-ray compatibility.
  • Dual USB Ports - Two USB 2.0 high speed ports are provided, one on the front panel and one on the back. Users can enjoy high definition video, high resolution photos and music directly from their USB drives.
  • PAL/NTSC Conversion - The BDP-95 supports NTSC and PAL systems for both disc playback and video output. It can also convert content of one system for output in another. (Subject to DVD and BD region restrictions.)
  • Back-lit Remote Control - The BDP-95 comes with a fully back-lit remote control for ease of use in dark home theaters. With its ergonomic button layout and clear labeling, operating the Blu-ray Disc player is easier than ever.
  • World Power Supply - The BDP-95 features a world power supply that is compatible with AC power from all regions. Voltage range from 100V-120V and 200V-240V can be selected by flipping a switch on the back panel.
  • External IR - For integration into home theater control systems, the BDP-95 provides external IR IN port to use with an IR distribution system.
  • RS232 Control - For custom installation, the BDP-95 offers an RS232 control port with a rich control and communication protocol. Installers can easily program their favorite control systems to operate the BDP-95.
  • HDMI CEC - HDMI Consumer Electronics Control simplifies the home theater by allowing a single remote control to operate multiple devices.

OPPO BDP-95 User's Manual
Unofficial BDP-93 FAQ (Applicable to the BDP-95)
OPPO Wiki FAQ
Unofficial DLNA FAQ

REVIEWS
Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (John E Johson ) Audio Benchmark
LA Audiophile (Kevin Nakano) First Look
Audioholics Bench Test
Cnet (Steve Guttenberg) Review
AVForums Review
The Perfect Vision (Chris Martens) Review
TechnoFile.com (Jim Bray) Review
from Script to DVD (Bill Kallay) Review
Home Theater Review (Brian Kahn) Review
Home Cinema Choice (Steve May) Review
Home Theater Magazine (David Vaughn) Review
BDP-95 receives Best of 2011 from Home Theater Review and Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity

FIRMWARE RELEASES
Check the Official BDP-93 Owner's Thread. I want to keep this thread more about the quality of the player, and less about software/firmware issues.

FIRMWARE INSTRUCTIONS
VIA USB
1. Download the latest firmware release
2. Insert a USB thumb drive to the computer that stores the downloaded zip file, and unzip the firmware file to the USB drive. Verify that the USB drive now contains a UPG folder, and inside the UPG folder there are three files: BDP9X.BIN, BDP9X.SIGN, and DVD460.BIN
3. Remove the USB drive from the computer.
4. Turn on your TV display and the OPPO player. Make sure that there is no disc in the player and no other USB device is connected to the player.
5. Insert the USB drive containing the firmware file to a USB port on the player's front or back panel.
6. The player usually can recognize the firmware file and prompt you for firmware upgrade. In case the player does not prompt you, press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Firmware Upgrade, and then Via USB.
7. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process.
8. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
9. In order to complete the firmware upgrade process, the player will turn off automatically. Unplug the USB drive after the player turns itself off.
10. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Reset Factory Default, and then choose OK to reset the player settings. Enter your customized settings as necessary after resetting.
11. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please retry the firmware upgrade procedure from step 4 to ensure all parts of the firmware package are installed.
12. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade. Delete the UPG folder and its content from the USB drive so you do not accidentally install the firmware again.

VIA CD
1. If you requested a firmware CD from OPPO customer service, jump to step 5 of this procedure. You may also follow steps 2 - 4 to burn a firmware CD.
2. Download the latest firmware release.
3. Unzip the firmware file to the hard disk of the computer. Once unzipped, there should be a UPG folder, and inside the UPG folder there are three files: BDP9X.BIN, BDP9X.SIGN, and DVD460.BIN. Note the location of the UPG folder.
4. Use your favorite CD/DVD burning software to create a new data disc. Put the UPG folder and its content onto the newly created data disc, and burn the disc to a CD or DVD recordable media. After the disc is burned, verify on the computer that the disc now contains a UPG folder, and inside the UPG folder there are three files: BDP-83.bin, DVD.BIN and MCU83-1.BIN. This is your firmware disc.
5. Turn on your TV display and the OPPO player. Make sure that there is no disc in the player and no USB device is connected to the player.
6. Eject the disc tray, put in the firmware disc, and then close the tray. The player usually can recognize the firmware disc and prompt you for firmware upgrade. In case the player does not prompt you, press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Firmware Upgrade, and then Via Disc.
7. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process. Remove the disc from the tray when the tray ejects out.
8. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLOSE THE DISC TRAY, TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
9. In order to complete the firmware upgrade process, the player will turn off automatically.
10. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Reset Factory Default, and then choose OK to reset the player settings. Enter your customized settings as necessary after resetting.
11. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please retry the firmware upgrade procedure from step 5 to ensure all parts of the firmware package are installed.
12. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade. Erase or discard the firmware disc so you do not accidentally install the firmware again.

VIA NETWORK
1. Press Eject. If you have Firmware Notifications (Device Setup) set to ON, the player will inform you of a new firmware release. Skip to Step 4.
2. With no disc in the player press Setup.
3. Select Device Setup then Firmware Upgrade then Via Network.
4. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process.
5. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
6. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Reset Factory Default, and then choose OK to reset the player settings. Enter your customized settings as necessary after resetting.
7. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please retry the firmware upgrade procedure from step 5 to ensure all parts of the firmware package are installed.
8. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade. Erase or discard the firmware disc so you do not accidentally install the firmware again.

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I will be using this post to track user created media, Internet streaming, and external storage compatibilities. These will be updated periodically to reflect changes in firmware and end-user compatibility reports. Click on "Show" in the spoilers text to view the relevant post information.

User Created Media*
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Supported
eSATA/USB
  • Audio:

    AAC
    APE
    FLAC
    M4A
    MKA
    MP3
    WAV
    WMA

  • Picture:

    GIF
    JPG
    PNG

  • Video:

    AVI (DivX/XviD)
    AVCHD
    DIVX
    M2TS
    MKV (FLAC and Dolby Digital TrueHD are not supported. DTS-HD Master will likely crash the player)
    MOV
    MP4
    MPEG-1/2 (includes VOB)
    OGM (Vorbis Audio is not working)
    TS
    WMV

DLNA
  • Audio:

    AAC
    FLAC
    M4A
    MKA
    MP3
    PCM
    WAV
    WMA

  • Picture:

    GIF
    JPG
    PNG

  • Video:

    AVI (DivX/XviD)
    MKV (FLAC and Dolby Digital TrueHD are not supported. DTS-HD Master will likely crash the player)
    MP4
    MPEG-1/2 (includes VOB)
    M2TS
    TS
    WMV

Not Supported
  • Audio:

    AIFF
    OGG (Recognized, but does not result in audio)
    MLP (Recognized, but does not result in audio)

  • Picture:

    BMP
    MPO (Multi-Picture Output. aka 3D images)
    TIF
    SVG

  • Video:

    FLV
    RMVB



Internet Streaming Services*
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  • Blockbuster (United States only)
  • Netflix (United States only. Canada streaming is still going through certification. ETA is Spring for Canadian based Netflix streaming)


External Storage*
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Supported
  • Kingwin EZ Dock (USB, eSATA)
  • Seagate FreeAgent 500GB~1.5TB (USB, eSATA)
Not Supported
  • None (?)

*subject to change through future firmware releases.

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BDP93.conf - Put this in the "renderers" folder where PS3 Media Server was installed (ex. C:\\Program files\\PS3 Media Server\
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Bob, There is a question for you in the old thread.
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Why the same FW in the 93 beta and here official?

It should be identical as you say, but one is still in beta until Oppo says its official.

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Why the same FW in the 93 beta and here official?

Presumably just a bit of a delay while the web site and update server get changed.
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They share the same internal processing outside the analog portions. (93 FW versus 95 FW)

You are missing the point. The 93 FW is beta and 95 is official. This is the same FW. Editing ^^^^^ Thank you Bob
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You are missing the point. The 93 FW is beta and 95 is official. This the same FW.

I revised my earlier comment after I rereading your earlier post. You responded too quick.

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The 38-0126 Firmware was released as BETA to ensure that there were no major issues with it. There were not.

So it will be made Official for the the BDP-93 (likely this afternoon) and is the Initial Firmware for the BDP-95.
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I'll try to answer your Q? Tomorrow. I have the ability & cables to do just that. But what I understand the XLR output dB, is different than the RCA output {if I have this correct}. Will it sound different??????
I can do an A/B comparison. I just did a A/B comparison with the 83 vs. 95 using RCA in friends "vintage/legacy' system. I 'll report on that later.
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Here is probably a real stupid question from someone with aboslutely no knowledge of XLR connections, but here goes, would it make a difference in analog out performance/sound if the XLR outs were sent to RCA's on the Amp using a gender XLR to RCA cable changer? DAH

I just saw different OPAMPS were used for RCA vs XLR, and I do know OPAMPS affect the tone of the sound from using solid state headphone amps! "
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The 38-0126 Firmware was released as BETA to ensure that there were no major issues with it. There were not.

So it will be made Official for the the BDP-93 (likely this afternoon) and is the Initial Firmware for the BDP-95.

Will the Sub Version: MCU93-06-1008 be the same as well.
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Oppo BDP-95 Now Available for General Purchase Pre-Orders

http://www.oppodigital.com/products.asp

$999.00. Expected ship date March 4 - March 10.
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Will the Sub Version: MCU93-06-1008 be the same as well.

Not in front of my unit, so I can't confirm this. This is a straight cut and paste from the BDP-93 thread.
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Neuromancer,
Could you add a link to the Oppo DLNA discussion thread in the first post near the FAQ link? (Also in the 93 owner's thread?)

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1215071

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I'm eagerly awaiting some feedback from new owners who previously had the 83SE. In particular, I'm interested in how much discernable difference there is on the multi-channel sound for movies etc.

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The release firmware information has just appeared on Oppo's web site.

http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-b...5-Support.aspx

The correct version numbers for the launch firmware in the BDP-95 are:

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Firmware Release:

Latest Version

Release date: January 31, 2011
Category: Latest Official Release

Main Version: BDP9x-38-0126
Loader Version: CN0500
Sub Version: MCU95-07-0103
Installation: This firmware is already pre-installed on your BDP-95.

Note that the "Sub" version is, indeed, different on the 95 compared to the 93.
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The Downloadable User Manual for the BDP-95 is Now Available

http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-b...5-Support.aspx

ETA 2: The download link is now live.
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Just received an e-mail from OPPO and my 95 was shipped today, Monday (1/31/11), via Fed Ex.

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The Manual download link is now working.
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Is the Oppo 95 volume control for Analog signal still recommended at 80% or above for best results?
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I don't believe it matters any more since it is now implemented in the DACs, but Neuromancer should probably confirm.
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Just picked mine up. Only 4 there when I got there, so must have been a busy day at Oppo.

I have never seen a better packed audio device. What care and thought.

So, while there I asked if I could chat with an engineer. When I did, I asked if there were different opamps on the balanced and unbalanced stereo outs. There are.

They are both National Semiconductor, but in the same family. the balanced uses duals and come off the DAC at a different point which is balanced. So they do not recommend unbalancing the balanced output by either telescoping the shied or tying cold to ground. Say that the noise floor and distortion will rise. But, they also say the distortion could add warmth and sound a bit more "tube like" so it can be tried. But I think I will avoid it.

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Is the Oppo 95 volume control for Analog signal still recommended at 80% or above for best results?

Haven't read the manual yet. Is the Oppo volume just for analog? I would think so. And I am also interested in the recommended setting.

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How tall is the unit (just the part without the feet)?
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