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post #24751 of 24755 Old 08-14-2017, 04:33 PM
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Cool! Thank you for the fast reply!

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I've done a few searches, but came up empty handed.

I want to ditch cable and get a Roku4 and stream Playstation Vue. Is it possible to connect the Roku to the 103 by HDMI and then have HDMI run to the TV? Has anyone done this? Issues? Currently, I have a Yamaha 2095 which is optically connected to the 103 and would like to continue this way. Any issues with this?

Much appreciated as I'm new to this streaming TV gadget tech.
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I did that for a while with my Roku when my AVR was in for service. Worked fine, no hassles.

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Lightbulb You can improve your audio with a bunch of RCA cables.

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I've done a few searches, but came up empty handed.

I want to ditch cable and get a Roku4 and stream Playstation Vue. Is it possible to connect the Roku to the 103 by HDMI and then have HDMI run to the TV? Has anyone done this? Issues? Currently, I have a Yamaha 2095 which is optically connected to the 103 and would like to continue this way. Any issues with this?

Much appreciated as I'm new to this streaming TV gadget tech.
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Consider changing the audio connection from the 103 to your pre-HDMI 5.1 channel Yamaha 2095 from optical to multichannel analog, with a bundle of six RCA cables. (I ran my setup that way for many years until I got a Yamaha that has HDMI two years ago.)

An optical or coaxial connection forces the 103 to re-encode the audio as lossy (mp3-like) DVD-era surround. Using the Oppo's multichannel analog jacks gets you your Blu-rays' lossless Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Master Audio and LPCM soundtracks, decoded by the Oppo and fed into the Yamaha's 5.1 analog jacks.

You'll have to set the channel balance, speaker sizes, and distances inside the Oppo, but those few minutes spent on initial setup will get you much better sound.


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Consider changing the audio connection from the 103 to your pre-HDMI 5.1 channel Yamaha 2095 from optical to multichannel analog, with a bundle of six RCA cables. (I ran my setup that way for many years until I got a Yamaha that has HDMI two years ago.)

An optical or coaxial connection forces the 103 to re-encode the audio as lossy (mp3-like) DVD-era surround. Using the Oppo's multichannel analog jacks gets you your Blu-rays' lossless Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Master Audio and LPCM soundtracks, decoded by the Oppo and fed into the Yamaha's 5.1 analog jacks.

You'll have to set the channel balance, speaker sizes, and distances inside the Oppo, but those few minutes spent on initial setup will get you much better sound.
I'm actually doing just that with a Roku and a cable box - HDMI sources go through a switcher into the Oppo's rear HDMI input - because I'm not using an AVR, I'm using an old Sansui QRX-7001 receiver. I just tell the Oppo that I don't have a center channel or a sub, and all my "surround" sources magically become "quad" sources.

It would be better, of course, if I were using a BDP-105 - but even today they're still a little pricey used and I've been enjoying the 103 for a few years now.

One system does it all - I can watch TV *and* listen to quad LPs or tapes!

Yes, I could do the same thing with an AVR and an outboard CD-4/SQ/QS decoder, but playing with old stuff is fun
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A seventies quad Sansui receiver being fed streams from a Roku via a 103. This is a magnificent melding of the ages and I bet it sounds fantastic. Very fine job sir, very fine indeed.


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