Originally Posted by mantaraydesign
I am preparing to buy this player today but have some questions.
There are 2 HDMI OUT inputs. I have a DLP projector and I am using a receiver. Can you use the HDMI OUT 1 input to the DLP projector and use the other HDMI OUT 2 input to the receiver for sound? Do you know what I am talking about?
I am thinking if you connect this player directly to the projector, that the picture quality would be much better. And for the sound, I can use the other HDMI input for the sounds coming from the receiver.
I don't think connecting the player through the receiver and from the receiver to the DLP projector will not look so good. The receiver does not have the high video technology like the 103.
Without letting us know which receiver and DLP projector you have, it's kind of difficult to give you much more than a generic answer to your question. First off though, the player has 2 HDMI outputs and 2 HDMI inputs - referring to the outputs as "HDMI OUT inputs" is only going to confuse things.
Now to your question:
1) If your receiver has the ability to disable video processing and can handle 3D passthru, there's usually no need to use both HDMI outputs. In this case, just hook HDMI 1 out from the player to an HDMI input on your receiver and connect the HDMI output on your receiver to your projector.
2) If your receiver has the ability to disable video processing and your projector can't do 3D, there's usually no need to use both HDMI outputs. In this case, just hook HDMI 1 out from the player to an HDMI input on your receiver and connect the HDMI output on your receiver to your projector.
3) If your receiver doesn't have the ability to disable video processing or it can't handle 3D and you have a 3D projector, connect HDMI 1 out from the player to an HDMI input on your projector and connect HDMI 2 out from the player to an HDMI input on your receiver.
If you let us know exactly which receiver and DLP projector you have, we might be able to give you more specific advice.
Also, about listening to 2 channel music for SACDs. By looking at the picture of the back of the 103, I do not see a 2 channel RCA connection. But I do see a FL and FR rca connection on the back. Can I just use the FL and FR for 2 channel music listening?
Yes, or you can just use the HDMI connection to deliver the audio to your receiver. If you use the analog outputs, make sure you configure the audio settings in the Oppo to properly reflect your speaker configuration. Note that the speaker configuration settings won't be used if you decide to keep SACD's in DSD through the DAC - you need to convert DSD to PCM in the player if you want to apply the Oppo speaker distances, subwoofer crossovers, etc.