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Guess maybe I should have worded it differently, is there any visual difference using split A/V or running through AVR?
I would say the only visual difference you might see is whatever video processing your AVR might do to the signal.
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Not to impugn your idea of choice, but how gadget-inclined is your elderly mother? If she prefers simplicity for only listing to music CDs, then something like this would be more suitable instead of having to tinker with an amp/receiver, then the Oppo. But hey if she insists, then connecting the two FR/FL RCA analog stereo out and enjoy. Sounds great!
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hi y'all, I'm putting together a small bookshelf system for my elderly mother used mainly for 2 channel listening. how is the sound quality of the 2 channel output? I'm looking at this oppo bdp-103 because I have heard good things about it. can anyone think of a better "CD player" for $500 or less? thanks in advance, jay (p.s. I notice the RCA outs are labeled FL,FR,SL,SR,C,SW,SBL and SBR. which two would I use for 2 channel stereo listening, maybe the FL and FR?)
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Wow, that's pretty inexpensive. ^
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Guess maybe I should have worded it differently, is there any visual difference using split A/V or running through AVR?
Same answer: there *should* be no difference.
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80sGuy, thank you, too. However, I even tried swapping the AudioQuest out for the cable OPPO provided in the box. Still got dropouts! That convinced me that the AudioQuest cable probably wasn't to blame. Surely, OPPO wouldn't include an inferior cable in the box with their product, right?

Also, thanks for the picture. I didn't realize some HDMI connectors were shorter than others...that is interesting! I always figured size and shape were standardized; I'll know now to beware of differences in the future.

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Believe it or not, the culprit can be from your HDMI cable. I once lived with the issue for many months until I discovered this (pictured below) and ultimately cured it.
Noticed the cable on the right (the culprit) had a much shorter connector/contact compared to the one on the left. Due to the flaw, it has been creating all sorts of problems from not recognizing a device from time to time, and above all - dropouts! Switched and replaced with a generic cable provided by my cable company and everything's history.
Check and compare your cables, because not all HDMI cables are the same.


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80sGuy, thank you, too. However, I even tried swapping the AudioQuest out for the cable OPPO provided in the box. Still got dropouts! That convinced me that the AudioQuest cable probably wasn't to blame. Surely, OPPO wouldn't include an inferior cable in the box with their product, right?
If that's the case, carefully inspect the cable ends and make sure they are tightly connected, push them in as far as possible. The thing with HDMI connectors is that every tiny bit of off-line and wiggle play can cause the tiny pins to offset, thus causing dropouts and such. If you have to slide your equipment in and out for inspection, make sure they stay tightly connected when sliding back in.
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Question regarding the OPPO BDP-103's settings, specifically, Crossover. My OPPO utilizes the analog outs for two-channel audio. I listen with Polk Audio LSi15 speakers, which have an overall frequency response of 22Hz-27kHz, and -3dB limits of 32Hz-26kHz. The speaker's crossover frequencies are 150Hz, 800Hz, and 2.4kHz. Crossover slope for the woofer is 2nd Order LP, drivers are 1st Order HP and 2nd Order LP cascaded, and tweeter is 3rd Order HP. (All that means "not a darn thing" to me lol. All I know is, they all sound really good together. )


So...my question is...is there an "optimal" setting for the OPPO's Crossover, using these particular Polk Audio speakers? Should Crossover be left at the default--80Hz? The options Setup gives me are: 40-160Hz (in steps of 10Hz), 200Hz, and 250Hz.


I don't know which one's "best"...or even if there is a "best" OPPO crossover frequency for the capabilities of my speakers. As I said, the default sounds great; I just don't know if it's "best." Could I be "missing out" on some of the music? (Yes, dumb question...but I just don't understand why there are so many choices for the Crossover setting!)

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Can you get 1080p/24 via Netflix on the Oppo 103? If so, how?
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So...my question is...is there an "optimal" setting for the OPPO's Crossover, using these particular Polk Audio speakers? Should Crossover be left at the default--80Hz? The options Setup gives me are: 40-160Hz (in steps of 10Hz), 200Hz, and 250Hz.


I don't know which one's "best"...or even if there is a "best" OPPO crossover frequency for the capabilities of my speakers. As I said, the default sounds great; I just don't know if it's "best." Could I be "missing out" on some of the music? (Yes, dumb question...but I just don't understand why there are so many choices for the Crossover setting!)
The "best" crossover for your setup is "no" crossover. You have full range speakers, and should be setting your speakers to "Large" in your Oppo's speaker configuration menu. When set to "large", the crossover has no effect.
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80sGuy, thanks again. You know, it occurred to me...we're talking about audio dropouts while using the ANALOG outputs, not the HDMI. As far as ANALOG goes (that's what I use for two-channel stereo), I have AudioQuest Diamondback cables from the OPPO to the L/R inputs of my Carver receiver (I use it as a preamp). Those connections are very snug, no play at all.

My memory's bad; but someone suggested the dropouts were probably caused by something in the OPPO-to-Sony HDTV interface, which does connect by HDMI.

They suggested I either (1) turn the TV on while listening to two-channel music (so the OPPO/Sony could "communicate" with each other), or (2) unplug the HDMI (so the OPPO doesn't "look" for the Sony, and/or vice versa). Unfortunately, I still get dropouts either way. Turning the TV on--just so I can listen to music on my stereo without dropouts--seemed rather unrealistic. Likewise, unplugging the HDMI cable--for the same reason--seemed just as bothersome. Anyway, the dropouts don't last more than 2-3 seconds and are not frequent. Thanks!

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If that's the case, carefully inspect the cable ends and make sure they are tightly connected, push them in as far as possible. The thing with HDMI connectors is that every tiny bit of off-line and wiggle play can cause the tiny pins to offset, thus causing dropouts and such. If you have to slide your equipment in and out for inspection, make sure they stay tightly connected when sliding back in.

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Hi DanF8500. Thanks! Just re-read your post and saw that it says Large disables Crossover. They were already set to Large, so I won't fiddle with any more settings in the Crossover. Thanks again!

PS No wonder they sounded great already... LOL

I now see in the Manual where it says, "When all speaker sizes are set to Large, there is no Bass Management." And yet, I'm still able to enter the Crossover settings and change the frequencies. It might have been beneficial for OPPO to disable that capability, if Large speaker size was selected. Anyway, thank you for your answer!

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The "best" crossover for your setup is "no" crossover. You have full range speakers, and should be setting your speakers to "Large" in your Oppo's speaker configuration menu. When set to "large", the crossover has no effect.

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Can you get 1080p/24 via Netflix on the Oppo 103? If so, how?
No. The native apps in the Oppo don't support 1080p/24 output. I believe a Roku does support the above res/frame rate, and the Oppo's hdmi inputs will pass that thru fine.
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Can you get 1080p/24 via Netflix on the Oppo 103? If so, how?
Sadly no... All USA Netflix content is output at 60Hz.

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