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Shame I dont have that movie
Is there also something on Spears & Munsil II which is an indicator for dither?
You can try the various charts with color ramps. But quantization artifacts are tough to see because only thin lines will be different from what they should be.
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OPPO Digital in the US has released an updated User Manual for the BDP-103, available for download on their Support page for the player.
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HI all!


Just an update on my experience with the 103. After about 5 months of comparing the analogue out of the 103 into a Burson Soloist headphone amp, and comparing it to the Schiit Bifrost Uber DAC, I finally concluded that there is no audible difference. My final evaluation with a demo pair of Grado GS1000e headphones, which are brutally detailed, was the last straw. Volume matched, I could not tell one from the other.


This darn blu-ray player is something else!
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Next, compare the analog stereo outs of the Oppo 103 perfectly volume matched with the analog outs of an Emotiva ERC-2 (or ERC-3) CD player, and playing through the exact same pair of loudspeakers and playing the exact same music recording(s).

* And to Daffie who doesn't have 'Ratatouille' on Blu-ray; go get it, it's a must have Blu-ray title.
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^ I would agree about "RaRaToodie" as my son used to call it. An awesome movie!
Last night after the talk of dithering options, I decided to play my copy and double check my settings
to see if I still didn't need dithering (as if it had changed, but never hurts to double check).
I ended up watching half the movie of course. Good stuff.

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I agree, use it to test it and there is a high chance that you might end up watching it entirely. ...Irresistable.
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Hi Everyone

I am a total newbie on these boards but a proud owner of the 103. I don't know if this query is going to make any sense but I hope someone can advise.

I am using the Oppo without an external amp or speakers, so everything comes through the TV, which is rather feeble but O.K. for movies. Now, I can get decent sound if I plug in my headphones into the TV but I want to know if I can get better sound by connecting the phones into the Oppo when I play my CDs. I know there is no headphone input on the 103, but I do have a NuForce headphone amp, which has normal RCAs and coaxial connects.

Now, the thing is I can't figure out how to connect the NuForce properly to the Oppo to drive the 'phones. The front left and right don't work. The coaxial doesn't work. Can anyone let me know if I can get the headphones to work with the NuForce and which connects to .... connect?



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Now, the thing is I can't figure out how to connect the NuForce properly to the Oppo to drive the 'phones. The front left and right don't work. The coaxial doesn't work. Can anyone let me know if I can get the headphones to work with the NuForce and which connects to .... connect?



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The FR/FL should work. There is a downmix setting in Setup you should set to Stereo so that multichannel sources are mixed correctly.

Tell us more.

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Thanks for the speedy response! I'm looking at the Set-up but I don't understand 'down mix setting'. Which menu you are referring to: Playback Set-up/Video Setup/Audio Format Setup/Audio Processing/ Device Set-up etc. Can you advise?
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OPPO Digital in the US has released an updated User Manual for the BDP-103, available for download on their Support page for the player.
I've performed a quick search of the new user manual (v1.8.1) and as far as I can see, the very useful 'blue button' network navigation feature has not been mentioned again

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^ When playing CDs, the Speaker Configuration > Down Mix setting won't do anything since CDs are already just Stereo.

If you are not getting audio from either the FL/FR Analog jacks or the Optical jack then first double check you are connected to the jacks you think you are using. Next check that you haven't hit Mute on the remote by mistake. And that the Analog Volume setting on the OPPO (Volume buttons on remote) is not too low.

That's about the only way to screw this up on the OPPO, so if still no luck you need to check how you are using your headphones amp. Is it powered and turned ON? Does it have its own Mute? Are you using the correct jacks?
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Thanks. I tried all those things. The only big mistake was the fact that my amp wasn't being powered. But I connected it to my laptop and then the TV but it it's made no difference. My mini-amp only has a coaxial, left and right RCAs, and a USB Type 2-to-USB Type 1 output. Normally, the USBs connect the amp to a computer. There's no other source. I don't know if that creates some kind of loop. I haven't changed any settings yet as I couldn't follow the previous poster's instructions.

Btw, this has some images of the headphone amp I am trying to use:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/headpho...eview/#!bpTWzn
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Thanks. I tried all those things. The only big mistake was the fact that my amp wasn't being powered. But I connected it to my laptop and then the TV but it it's made no difference. My mini-amp only has a coaxial, left and right RCAs, and a USB Type 2-to-USB Type 1 output. Normally, the USBs connect the amp to a computer. There's no other source. I don't know if that creates some kind of loop. I haven't changed any settings yet as I couldn't follow the previous poster's instructions.

Btw, this has some images of the headphone amp I am trying to use:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/headpho...eview/#!bpTWzn
Oh, good grief. Have you checked the Specifications page at that link, or looked in the Manual for your headphones amp?

The RCA and Optical jacks on that headphones amp are *OUTPUTS*.

The only INPUT to that particular amp is the USB jack you normally use to connect to the computer.
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O.K. Are you saying that that headphone amp is no good for my purposes? I really am not up on the technical side. Input and output totally confuse me. Do I need a totally different device to use my headphones on the Oppo?
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^Yep. That particular headphones amp only takes audio input from your computer (that USB jack). It produces audio output on the headphones jack, on its optical jack, and on its RCA stereo Analog jacks.

So this headphones amp won't work with the OPPO as the OPPO has no way to produce the type of USB output that comes from your computer.

That just means you need a different headphones amp. One which has stereo Analog or Optical *INPUTS*. There are lots of those out there at price points from inexpensive to ridiculously expensive.
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Thanks. That's a great help. Now I finally know where I stand. I've been on the Steve Hoffman boards for ages, and no one figured this out.
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