Originally Posted by boe
Since the bulk of my wants for the next Oppo are streaming related, I'd be fine if Oppo released a very high end streaming device like a Roku maybe more like a asus chromebox but with extremely high end components for top notch audio processing. I might even stop getting their BR players if they offered a high end streaming device as I just rip all my new discs to my PC so I don't have to get the disc out to use it and so I always have a backup.
I ripped all my CDs and saved them to a 1 TB laptop. I use wireless HDMI to my AVR (Denon 3808) and I also use a visualization software (soundspectrum Aeon / G-Force) on the laptop. The laptop transfers PCM/Visualization to the AVR through wireless HDMI (Nyrius pro) and then the AVR uses AL24 to upsample the 16 bit CD quality to 24 bit. The audio quality is nice (can be better using a better pre/pro) and the picture looks great.
I wanted to take the streaming route, but the easiest way for me to transfer CD audio and visualization together was with wireless HDMI.
The only thing that I don't like about my setup is that my laptop cannot play SACD. I have to play the physical disk (SACD) in Oppo. As a result, I cannot play visualization with it, but it is minor to me since I do not have many SACDs.
I don't know if that works for you, but just a suggestion.
Last edited by sharok; Yesterday at 02:00 PM.