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Out came the Denon 2500BTci. In went the Oppo BDP-103. This is my first Oppo player and I'm really impressed with the user interface. Before I hooked everything up, I grabbed my Harmony 1100 and added the Oppo to the devices, ran the Activity wizard, and swapped the Denon for the Oppo. As stated in a few other posts, there is no " Option " key in the Logitech database, but adding the button isn't that hard at all. That can be done with the v 7.7.0 software in Activity / Customize Buttons. Once you do it there the new button is added to the button list in the device. It took me a couple of hours to decide where I wanted all the remote buttons to be located. I'll probably still have to tweak it if I find myself needing buttons on the same page.
Since I just did a device swap in an Activity I had no issues with the player interfacing with my Denon 5308ci(a) w/3D upgrade. I set up a static network and had immediate access to the other PCs on the network. All I had to do is log in. I didn't have any time to try any streaming. I popped in Avengers just to make sure BD-Video worked fine. Nothing different there since I just pass it to the receiver and to the display. I still have to try upscaling some old Divx discs I have and compare the Oppo to the Denon receiver. I'm betting the Silicon Optix SX T2 is better than the Marvell Qdeo.
A couple of weeks ago I downloaded a piece of software for the PC called Cirlinca HD-Audio Solo Ultra. MY blood boils EVERY TIME I put one of my Alexander Jero " Bootleg " 7.1 discs in my player, that I decided to give it a go and see if I could do a better job with a 2.0 FLAC file I had. I upmixed the file to 5.1 24bit/96KHz PCM and made a crude menu for the BD. The disc wouldn't work on my PC w/ BD drive nor would it work in the Denon 2500BTci. Instead of throwing it away, I held onto it. Put the BD in the Oppo and the menu actually came up. I selected a file and IT PLAYED. LOL Sounded 1000 times better than the crap Jero sold me too and that was my FIRST time using Cirlinca. I hit " info " and it displayed it as 5.1 24/96 LPCM. NONE of my Jero discs work in the Oppo. LOL No great loss as I just picked up the last two Thielemann/Weiner Philharmoniker Beethoven BDs to replace the crappy Jero ones.
Denon AVR X7200WA, Emotiva XPR-5, Emotiva XPA-7, Sony XBR 75" 850C, Oppo UDP-203, Roku Ultra.
DefTech BP7000SC (L/R), CLR3000 (C), SM55 (FH), UIW BPZ/A (SB), UIW 75 (TM).
JBL L7 (Sur), EoSone RSR 350 (RH).
PC 2.1 setup. Emotiva Stealth 6, SVS SB16-Ultra sub, Emotiva DC-1 DAC.