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+1... minus the Darbee feature, what is its advantage over other BDP and/or NMT.
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I have a question about the Oppo MediaControl App for Android.

Does the shuffle function work ?

I have tried this various times but the songs in the folder still continue to play in normal sequence.
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OPPO has a lot of features, not all of which are of interest to every user. The company's web pages has details, but the things that usually occur to me:

  • SACD and DVD-A.
  • 50hz support for both PAL DVD and imported Blu-rays
  • Zoom controls include vertical stretch for anamorphic lens projectors
  • HDMI inputs
  • DLNA and SMB networking
  • 7.1 analog audio output for those who need it; RCA and balanced stereo on the 105 models
  • Commitment to A/V quality, showing "textbook" signals when tested
  • Most of their sales are direct to the customer, meaning you don't pay for the distribution chain
  • Build quality, repairability, 2-year warranty standard. Excellent customer support.

OPPO is an enthusiasts brand, a small company run by people who give a damn.

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Denon DVD-3910

"You might try Denon 3910 Owners Thread"

I have but the info I am looking for is just not in there....

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Any other Oppo 103 or 105 owner have trouble playing the BD Merlin The Complete Series? I put in the first disk last night a couple of times and the video/audio became stuck and the player unresponsive to any remote actions. The only thing that worked both times was unplugging from the back and then plugging back. After the first time, it did the same thing again. I had to remember to eject the disk before it started playing again, otherwise it would become stuck (unresponsive) again. I will call Oppo support today.

BTW, I put the first Merlin BD on my cheapo LG player and everything worked fine.
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Yes, every time I want to watch Vudu on the Oppo 103 I have to unplug at the back and then plug back in before watching. It will work that time and then later when I want to watch Vudu I need to do it again. The reset seems to get it working for a short time and then it stops after that until I re-do the reset all over again.
I finally found an Oppo CSR that was able to fix the problems I was having with Vudu and the Merlin series. I was still running the last beta firmware and when you have the latest beta firmware, it will not prompt you to install the latest final firmware. He walked me through installing the latest firmware via USB and now everything is working fine. I don't think I will even install another beta firmware and don't even remember what compelling reason there was for me to install it the last time.

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It depends. ...What video system setup do you have, display?
I have Kuro 151.
But I plan to use the 103 or 103d in the new HT with plans to get the Sony VW300ES/350ES.
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I was under the impression LFE was its own discrete channel. Not the same as bass content already in the L-R channels, boosted 10db. There are scenes like crashes & explosions that suggest rumble, boom, rumble. These are rendered as rumble, dead silence, rumble. I can live with the mains not being able to boom like a sub, but it's distracting when the low frequency cuts out. The speakers do ok for bass heavy CD music. Didn't realize Dolby spec says to drop content when down mixing. It's not really mixing at that point, if it's just being dropped. It would have been nice to have the option, but I guess can't fault Oppo for following the specs.
You missed the point about how the LFE channel CANNOT be mixed into the L-R without overloading it. That's why we have the LFE channel in the first place - to allow VLF at higher levels than the L-R can tolerate without overloading (clipping). According to the specs, the LFE channel *should* contain audio that's duplicated from the main channels, its supposed to be a boost to the VLF. None of that accounts for goofy audio mixing that goes on, where special effects are found only in the LFE channel. That's outside the specs and is done for wow-factor, there's nothing to prevent a studio from doing that.
For music, the LFE channel has almost no practical function except for bass steering done in your processor to compensate for main speaker limitations.
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Very interesting. Do you have any leanings as to the stick version's performance? I have read the stick version is quite buggy with Youtube and other apps, perhaps with Netflix that the continuous streaming doesn't work, with long startup and load times, etc etc. I have a Roku 3 on another television that has been quite good, but this will be playing on my projector and the 1080p/24 Hz is desirable. Also, is 24Hz automatic or does it need to be selected?
The 24Hz output is automatic with Netflix content encoded as such. I really don't use the stick very often as my TiVo Roamio also does 24Hz with Netflix as well as with Amazon, both at 1080p, Amazon is only 720p on any model Roku. I haven't tried YouTube on the stick so I can't comment. The Stick also runs the older Netflix interface and menu with the red background versus the newer black background, image intensive interface. The quality of the content is no different. The Stick will also output Dolby Digital Plus(Roku 3 does as well) which both Netflix and Amazon use for the bulk of their multi-channel content, it could be all of it by now in fact.

To be honest, I bought the Stick without really giving it much thought other than it provided 24Hz from Netflix, not even thinking about the fact that my TiVo will do the same. Had I done my due diligence I would likely have not purchased the Stick, it was essentially an impulse buy.

If you have no other 24Hz source for Netflix/Amazon then I would go with the stick, as noted, the Roku 3 does not output 24Hz. If you have no other source for the second HDMI input(assuming you're using the first one for a TV source) then it might be worth the purchase.

If 24Hz is the primary driver then I would go with it, I don't know of any other device that would be less expensive that would also output Netflix at 24Hz. The integrated remote(Oppo remote) is also nice, though it doesn't make much difference to me as I use a Harmony 880 remote, it's all seamlessly integrated.

One concern might be support, given that the Netflix app is still running an older version of the interface while other devices have long since been updated to the newer version it makes one wonder if support for the Stick is done, what you have is what you get. As long as it continues to access and play the content though it should be fine. After all, who really cares that much about a menu system when it's the content we're really after?!
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I have Kuro 151.
But I plan to use the 103 or 103d in the new HT with plans to get the Sony VW300ES/350ES.
If you have a half decent BD player now, why not wait until the 4K players come out possibly in Q4'15? I think the 300ES needs little help from an 103D.
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You missed the point about how the LFE channel CANNOT be mixed into the L-R without overloading it. That's why we have the LFE channel in the first place - to allow VLF at higher levels than the L-R can tolerate without overloading (clipping). According to the specs, the LFE channel *should* contain audio that's duplicated from the main channels, its supposed to be a boost to the VLF. None of that accounts for goofy audio mixing that goes on, where special effects are found only in the LFE channel. That's outside the specs and is done for wow-factor, there's nothing to prevent a studio from doing that.
For music, the LFE channel has almost no practical function except for bass steering done in your processor to compensate for main speaker limitations.
I would only say that part of many folks' confusion comes from blurring the linguistic distinction between the LFE channel (the discrete .1 channel coming from the source) and the signal actually sent to the subwoofer, which is the LFE combined with the bass redirected by bass management (or "steering") functions in players or amplifiers.

Bass redirection is usually more necessary for the surround channels than for the mains, since the mains are more likely to have their own woofers - though it is also often said that redirecting even the mains' bass to the sub helps by taking that load off the amplifier. Of course, that also assumes a truly nondirectional bass, which may not be true - particularly for music. I compromise by sending the mains' deep bass out of both the sub and the mains.

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Question usb hd limits

Ok, so I have been ripping to beat the band to a WD 2TB HD and was wondering will I bump up against a limit to the number of files the Oppo can index??? Also how do I remove songs from the playlist in the options menu? I can find no entry in the manual regarding this issue.


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