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@ demusoke Try adding the covert art as an individual jpeg within the music folder, I have added cover art as a jpg named "folder.jpg" in every individual album folder containing flac or wave files and then cover art displays fine on my Oppo and Marantz receiver.
I use Mediamonkey to encode metadata and have a Synology DS211j.
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I just joined the club and received by 105. When I hook it up this afternoon, it gets plugged into a Panamax surge suppressor unit. My AV equipment sits in a wall unit, and after setting the 105 up, it will be very difficult to get to the back again to unplug the 105 if it freezes (I noticed a few posts about it freezing, requiring one to unplug it). I could either plug it into a switched or unswitched plug in the back of the Panamax. Is there any downside to using a switched plug for the 105 so that all power is cut off to the unit when I turn off the Panamax (other than the inability to use Stand By mode, and needing to turn the Panamax on to watch a movie, which I need to do any way to turn on my amp/pre-amp)? My thinking is that turning off the Panamax could do the same thing as unplugging the 105 in case of a freeze. Thanks.
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I just joined the club and received by 105. When I hook it up this afternoon, it gets plugged into a Panamax surge suppressor unit. My AV equipment sits in a wall unit, and after setting the 105 up, it will be very difficult to get to the back again to unplug the 105 if it freezes (I noticed a few posts about it freezing, requiring one to unplug it). I could either plug it into a switched or unswitched plug in the back of the Panamax. Is there any downside to using a switched plug for the 105 so that all power is cut off to the unit when I turn off the Panamax (other than the inability to use Stand By mode, and needing to turn the Panamax on to watch a movie, which I need to do any way to turn on my amp/pre-amp)? My thinking is that turning off the Panamax could do the same thing as unplugging the 105 in case of a freeze. Thanks.

In the normal case you can shutdown the player with it's power off command before cutting power completely, right? I would recommend that.

Any SETUP changes you make are saved only at normal power down time.

Otherwise, I think cutting the power externally and pulling the plug would be the same thing.

-Bill
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Bill, thank you for the quick reply...

Firmware current......check
Persistent storage erased...check
Power down and back up......check

Re insert Skyfall and cross fingers............BINGO!!!!

You are a gentleman and a scholar. Thank you for the quick fix!!

This is caused by the Java program on the disc finding something in the player's Persistent Storage that confuses it. We have often suspected trainee programmers at the studios and authoring houses are at fault, but exactly what is happening is mysterious.

It is a problem less often now but still happens.

-Bill
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Watched sky fall last night super picture, I was disapointed with the audio not as good as I have read elsewhere! The Oppo is still warming up only a few hours of listening
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Watched sky fall last night super picture, I was disapointed with the audio not as good as I have read elsewhere! The Oppo is still warming up only a few hours of listening

Your Oppo break-in period has nothing to do with your experience with Skyfall. As I previously stated, Skyfall is a mediocre soundtrack at best, hardly a worthy demo and filled with stock machine gun sounds and a few bass effects. A much better 007 demo would be Tomorrow Never Dies, the opening sequence alone has more explosions than all of Skyfall combined. If people are recommending the soundtrack, it will be because they liked the movie, not because it has a top audio soundtrack. Get a reference class movie in the Oppo, like Prometheus, in there asap!
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Your Oppo break-in period has nothing to do with your experience with Skyfall. As I previously stated, Skyfall is a mediocre soundtrack at best, hardly a worthy demo and filled with stock machine gun sounds and a few bass effects. A much better 007 demo would be Tomorrow Never Dies, the opening sequence alone has more explosions than all of Skyfall combined. If people are recommending the soundtrack, it will be because they liked the movie, not because it has a top audio soundtrack. Get a reference class movie in the Oppo, like Prometheus, in there asap!

try the new dredd movie as well.

Jacob
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Why is it that mediocre to lousy movies often have the best soundtracks? smile.gifsmile.gif
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Why is it that mediocre to lousy movies often have the best soundtracks? smile.gifsmile.gif

Nothing else to offer.
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Oppo: The cables are Class 1 as they are not designed to be installed in-wall".

In case you're curious what this in-wall rating is about: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1353010/do-i-have-to-use-in-wall-certified-hdmi-cables-behind-drywall#post_20827052.
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try the new dredd movie as well.Jacob

Yes it had great sound track really bad acting
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In the normal case you can shutdown the player with it's power off command before cutting power completely, right? I would recommend that.

Any SETUP changes you make are saved only at normal power down time.

Otherwise, I think cutting the power externally and pulling the plug would be the same thing.

-Bill

Thanks. Bill. Yes, I always turn everything off (CD player, etc) before turning off the Panamax. My concern is if I have the 105 plugged into an unswitched outlet, if it freezes, it would be a real pain to get to the back to unplug it. Sounds like no issues killing the power to it when not in use as long as it's turned off manually first.
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Your Oppo break-in period has nothing to do with your experience with Skyfall. As I previously stated, Skyfall is a mediocre soundtrack at best, hardly a worthy demo and filled with stock machine gun sounds and a few bass effects. A much better 007 demo would be Tomorrow Never Dies, the opening sequence alone has more explosions than all of Skyfall combined. If people are recommending the soundtrack, it will be because they liked the movie, not because it has a top audio soundtrack. Get a reference class movie in the Oppo, like Prometheus, in there asap!

Yes I agree I had played some 2L Blu Ray music disc it was superb
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QUESTION REGARDING BYPASSING THE 105 dac.

This week i will be installing a new pre-amp/DAC into my system. I have been using the 105 for CD, Bluray & streaming music files from my server on my home network via Ethernet connection. I am hoping to continue to pull files from the server using the 105 but bypass the 105 DAC sending the signal to the new preamp DAC. Has anyone done this? Any suggestions how this might be accomplished?
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JRDiAndrea, kind of defeats the purpose of having the 105 (you could have bought the 103 instead). If I were you, I'd at least compare them to see which you like better (could be the 105's DAC is actually better).
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dear sirs,

always waiting for more experiences using the 105 as a DAC connected to a pc music server with Foobar or Jriver connected by coaxial cable.

thanks a lot
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dear sirs,

always waiting for more experiences using the 105 as a DAC connected to a pc music server with Foobar or Jriver connected by coaxial cable.

thanks a lot

See my May column........................depending on what you mean by coaxial cable.  wink.gif


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JRDiAndrea, kind of defeats the purpose of having the 105 (you could have bought the 103 instead). If I were you, I'd at least compare them to see which you like better (could be the 105's DAC is actually better).

The 105 is very good and capable. However what I am getting is a very serious piece. Shure, i do want to compare them....but to do so I need to figure out if I'm able to continue useing the 105 as a renderer but bypass it's DAC & send the signal to my outboard DAC.
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The 105 is very good and capable. However what I am getting is a very serious piece. Shure, i do want to compare them....but to do so I need to figure out if I'm able to continue useing the 105 as a renderer but bypass it's DAC & send the signal to my outboard DAC.

I'll bet you can since, supposedly, all outputs are always live.  I've been doing that with HDMI output and I will try it later with the coax.


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See my May column........................depending on what you mean by coaxial cable.  wink.gif

I'll connect my emu 1012 by coaxial cable to the coax input of the 105's dac...

simple...
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I'll bet you can since, supposedly, all outputs are always live.  I've been doing that with HDMI output and I will try it later with the coax.

I'm hoping so. Once I get my unit, which by the way, is the new Viola Crescendo, I will then be better able to determine the best connections. Obvious I will want to use one of the digital outs of the Oppo.....I'll be interested in learning of your experience. Will it be something we will be able to read about in an upcoming piece?
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I'll connect my emu 1012 by coaxial cable to the coax input of the 105's dac...

simple...

Well, no, I have not done that (yet) but there is no reason it should not work.  S/PDIF is S/PDIF.


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I'm hoping so. Once I get my unit, which by the way, is the new Viola Crescendo, I will then be better able to determine the best connections. Obvious I will want to use one of the digital outs of the Oppo.....I'll be interested in learning of your experience. Will it be something we will be able to read about in an upcoming piece?

No, I will not be writing about it because I concentrate on multichannel and coax will not handle it.  However, I can test it for you by adding a coax interconnect to my current setup.  Get back to you as soon as I can.


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Nothing else to offer.

Yep, the dumbest movies always have lots of explosions and loud noises that show off surround systems. One notable exception is Das Boot - the sequence where they are descending below their maximum rated depth to avoid the destroyer's depth charges is amazing - the rivets popping and ricocheting around the interior make you feel like you are trapped with the crew.

Cheers,
Paul
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The 105 is very good and capable. However what I am getting is a very serious piece. Shure, i do want to compare them....but to do so I need to figure out if I'm able to continue useing the 105 as a renderer but bypass it's DAC & send the signal to my outboard DAC.
Within the limitations of the output interfaces (the SPDIF outputs can't carry SACD content, for example), all outputs are always active. So you should be able to do the comparisons you're hoping to make
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No, I will not be writing about it because I concentrate on multichannel and coax will not handle it.  However, I can test it for you by adding a coax interconnect to my current setup.  Get back to you as soon as I can.

 

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Within the limitations of the output interfaces (the SPDIF outputs can't carry SACD content, for example), all outputs are always active. So you should be able to do the comparisons you're hoping to make

OK.  I just confirmed this:  I am using jRiver to "push" music to the Oppo over ethernet and the Oppo renders the audio via analog, HDMI and S/PDIF, simultaneously.  Of course, with DSF, only the first two work.


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Thx guys for responding. I'm excited to try myself.
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Watched sky fall last night super picture, I was disapointed with the audio not as good as I have read elsewhere! The Oppo is still warming up only a few hours of listening

Your Oppo break-in period has nothing to do with your experience with Skyfall. As I previously stated, Skyfall is a mediocre soundtrack at best, hardly a worthy demo and filled with stock machine gun sounds and a few bass effects. A much better 007 demo would be Tomorrow Never Dies, the opening sequence alone has more explosions than all of Skyfall combined. If people are recommending the soundtrack, it will be because they liked the movie, not because it has a top audio soundtrack. Get a reference class movie in the Oppo, like Prometheus, in there asap!

 

So if the sound is so lousy(which may be true or not), how do you explain its recent Oscar Nomination for Sound Mixing according to an expose done recently by Home Theatre Magazine did in its Feb 2013 issue (last month).... http://www.hometheater.com/content/mix-master-sound-iskyfalli

 

Spin a few of sound re-recording mixer Greg P. Russell’s movies on a proper 5.1 or 7.1 system, and you’ll soon realize that this guy loves home theater. Having worked on more than 200 movies, including every Michael Bay opus since The Rock (although he freely admits “Armageddon was over the top”), Russell has crafted some of the most thrilling soundtracks of our generation. But behind even the most bombastic scenes are a lot of consideration, artistry, and know-how. At press time, he has received a total of 16 Academy Award nominations, including one for Sound Mixing for his most recent accomplishment, a masterful mulitchannel mix of the latest James Bond outing, Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes.


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Your Oppo break-in period has nothing to do with your experience with Skyfall. As I previously stated, Skyfall is a mediocre soundtrack at best, hardly a worthy demo and filled with stock machine gun sounds and a few bass effects. A much better 007 demo would be Tomorrow Never Dies, the opening sequence alone has more explosions than all of Skyfall combined. If people are recommending the soundtrack, it will be because they liked the movie, not because it has a top audio soundtrack. Get a reference class movie in the Oppo, like Prometheus, in there asap!

I agree. Skyfall was a let down in the sould quality arena. Try Quantum of Solace. The opening scene is amazing. And as noted, Prometheus is reference class for sure in picture- and sound-quality.
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In case you're curious what this in-wall rating is about: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1353010/do-i-have-to-use-in-wall-certified-hdmi-cables-behind-drywall#post_20827052.

Thanks Jim.
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