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Old 06-30-2015, 12:15 PM
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Why not connect your computer directly to the TV via HDMI and the USB of your computer to the Oppo? Then you can see your computer on the TV while listening to the audio through the Oppo.
That's the ticket.
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Why not connect your computer directly to the TV via HDMI and the USB of your computer to the Oppo? Then you can see your computer on the TV while listening to the audio through the Oppo.
Only 1 input is active at a time. If you are using the HDMI input so you can see the computer screen, then you will hear whatever sound is coming via the HDMI connection because you will be using the HDMI input. If you use the USB audio input you will not be able to see the computer screen because there is no video information via that input. It's one or the other. You can't mix video from one with audio from the other.
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Only 1 input is active at a time. If you are using the HDMI input so you can see the computer screen, then you will hear whatever sound is coming via the HDMI connection because you will be using the HDMI input. If you use the USB audio input you will not be able to see the computer screen because there is no video information via that input. It's one or the other. You can't mix video from one with audio from the other.
HDMI from computer goes directly to TV. USB goes to Oppo. You can now watch computer screen on TV and listen to USB input of Oppo. There is no mixing of inputs on the Oppo.
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1. The HDMI output of your laptop (PC) is connected to the HDMI input of your TV. ...You got picture on your TV no matter what.
2. The USB port of your laptop (PC) is connected to your Oppo 105 BR player's USB port. ...You got sound from your speakers connected to your receiver (or pre/pro) from your Oppo 105 source player which is also connected to your receiver/pre-pro via HDMI, no matter what.
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Hey Bob. I have had my 105 d about 6 months and starting listening to a lot more-YouTube. My lockup problem is different then some of the other guys. Running cat-6 hard wired Ethernet. Internet speed 50 Mbps. Start up great 100%. My problem. Example: I will search an artist. Multiple choices come up and most of the time I just let the selections play. When I try to manually select a choice probably 1 out of 8 times unit locks up. It will goes to the selection and show elapsed time line but it freezes. I have to power off. Is this problem the player or U TUBE site. One more example I was selecting artist that were uploaded in analog. The upload usually shows the record player and LP playing. As I said about 1 out of 8 times it lockups. Could it be I'm pressing the arrow buttons and enter too quick creating the lockup. No issues at all on startup or any lockup when playing.
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I'm Bob too, and I have no clue.

But the other Bob, the expert, I'm sure he has a good cue for you.
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HDMI from computer goes directly to TV. USB goes to Oppo. You can now watch computer screen on TV and listen to USB input of Oppo. There is no mixing of inputs on the Oppo.
My bad. I read wrong.
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I'm a bit confused on the "Stereo Signal" setting. I think what it's saying is this:

Down-Mixed Stereo = All Stereo goes out through the dedicated stereo outs + all Multi-Channel is down-mixed to stereo and out through the dedicated stereo outs
Front Left/Right = All stereo goes out through the dedicated stereo outs + Multi-channel goes out through the multi-channel outs except front left/right which goes out through the dedicated stereo outs

Basically the Front Left/Right setting means that the dedicated stereo outs work in conjunction with the multi-channel output and should be connected to the pre/pro's multi-channel in, correct? This would allow stereo content to be bass-managed and it allows the better DACs in the dedicated stereo outs to be utilized in a multi-channel setup.
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Question:

I'm a bit confused on the "Stereo Signal" setting. I think what it's saying is this:

Down-Mixed Stereo = All Stereo goes out through the dedicated stereo outs + all Multi-Channel is down-mixed to stereo and out through the dedicated stereo outs
Front Left/Right = All stereo goes out through the dedicated stereo outs + Multi-channel goes out through the multi-channel outs except front left/right which goes out through the dedicated stereo outs

Basically the Front Left/Right setting means that the dedicated stereo outs work in conjunction with the multi-channel output and should be connected to the pre/pro's multi-channel in, correct? This would allow stereo content to be bass-managed and it allows the better DACs in the dedicated stereo outs to be utilized in a multi-channel setup.
Almost correct. Your description of "Front Left/Right" would have the front left and right channels going through BOTH
the dedicated stereo output AND the L/R or the multichannel output simultaneously.
You can use either one which ever way you choose, but yes the dedicated stereo output would have the better DAC theoretically.
Also, even if you have the dedicated stereo output set to Down-Mixed Stereo, the 7.1 multi-channel output is still active.
All audio outputs are active 24/7 on the Oppo players.
So the stereo analog output is always active, and the 7.1 analog output is always active,
but the setting you refer to just controls what kind of downmix the stereo output will receive.

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Almost correct. Your description of "Front Left/Right" would have the front left and right channels going through BOTH
the dedicated stereo output AND the L/R or the multichannel output simultaneously.
You can use either one which ever way you choose, but yes the dedicated stereo output would have the better DAC theoretically.
Also, even if you have the dedicated stereo output set to Down-Mixed Stereo, the 7.1 multi-channel output is still active.
All audio outputs are active 24/7 on the Oppo players.
So the stereo analog output is always active, and the 7.1 analog output is always active,
but the setting you refer to just controls what kind of downmix the stereo output will receive.
Thanks for the answer. OK, I think I get it. The setting only affects how the Oppo handles multi-channel audio. In Down-Mix Stereo it will mix the multi-channel to stereo and send it out through the dedicated stereo output; in Front Left/Right it doesn't down mix and just sends the left/right signal through the dedicated stereo output. Stereo audio (like from redbook CDs) is unaffected.

If that's right, is there any reason for someone with a 7.1 setup to select the Down-Mix Stereo mode instead of the Front Left/Right and connecting the dedicated stereo outputs to the multi-channel in on their pre/pro?
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Thanks for the answer. OK, I think I get it. The setting only affects how the Oppo handles multi-channel audio. In Down-Mix Stereo it will mix the multi-channel to stereo and send it out through the dedicated stereo output; in Front Left/Right it doesn't down mix and just sends the left/right signal through the dedicated stereo output. Stereo audio (like from redbook CDs) is unaffected.

If that's right, is there any reason for someone with a 7.1 setup to select the Down-Mix Stereo mode instead of the Front Left/Right and connecting the dedicated stereo outputs to the multi-channel in on their pre/pro?
Yep, you got it.
No reason to try that setting since you would have the surround audio in the surround speakers
AND in the front left/right speakers. Yuck!

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Yep, you got it.
No reason to try that setting since you would have the surround audio in the surround speakers
AND in the front left/right speakers. Yuck!
Thanks again!
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Sound Quality

So I have an Oppo BDP-95 and it's... alright. Prior to that I had a Denon DVD player with an Underwood Hifi modded FR/FL/C RCA out and some other lovely internal tweaks, and the Denon sounded FAR better than the Oppo, especially when it came to SACDs and movie dialogue. Way larger sound stage and realism. I've always run Direct analog bypassing the receiver's amplification for the FR/FL/C using an Anthem MCA30 to power Paradigm Studio 100v3s and the matching center up front. The Oppo-95 seems like the weakest link in my configuration. My questions are these:

Are audiophiles still going Direct analog from the higher end Oppo players? Someone recently suggested using the receiver's DAC (Cambridge Audio Azur 540R) which I'm not sure I agree with.

Does the Oppo BDP-105 have a vastly better sound than the BDP-95, or are people modifying their BDP-105s to sound better?

Are there any general suggestions that can be made to help improve the configuration I've described? Might this post be better suited for the Oppo BDP-105 Sound Quality thread?

Thanks! Happy 4th!
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So I have an Oppo BDP-95 and it's... alright. Prior to that I had a Denon DVD player with an Underwood Hifi modded FR/FL/C RCA out and some other lovely internal tweaks, and the Denon sounded FAR better than the Oppo, especially when it came to SACDs and movie dialogue. Way larger sound stage and realism. I've always run Direct analog bypassing the receiver's amplification for the FR/FL/C using an Anthem MCA30 to power Paradigm Studio 100v3s and the matching center up front. The Oppo-95 seems like the weakest link in my configuration. My questions are these:

Are audiophiles still going Direct analog from the higher end Oppo players? Someone recently suggested using the receiver's DAC (Cambridge Audio Azur 540R) which I'm not sure I agree with.

Does the Oppo BDP-105 have a vastly better sound than the BDP-95, or are people modifying their BDP-105s to sound better?

Are there any general suggestions that can be made to help improve the configuration I've described? Might this post be better suited for the Oppo BDP-105 Sound Quality thread?

Thanks! Happy 4th!
There are lots of people including me who use the unmodded analog connections from the -95 and 105 players and like it well enough.
Sometimes gear can be modded and the sound is basically altered to the equivalent of an EQ adjustment
to ramp up certain frequencies, and then when you compare it to other DACs they then sound flat.
It's really a matter of preference, but the more you tinker with the equalization of the sound,
you start to lose clarity and separation.
Of course other things like room eq/reflections, speakers, etc... can and most times do have an even bigger impact on the sound.
I honestly feel that if you are going to use analog audio (without the benefit of digital auto room eq like you find in the
most modern pre-amps), then you should spend a lot of effort making sure your room is properly equipped with
non-reflective surfaces and absorption panels and such and of course some pretty nice speakers too.

As for the BDP-95 vs BDP-105(D) comparison... there are a lot of nice upgrades with the 10x series vs the 9x series,
but the actual analog output stage and sound, they are pretty much equal.
There are some who say the 95 is better and others say the 105 edges out the 95,
so I think it just depends on the connected equipment, and they are more equal than different in that regard.

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So I have an Oppo BDP-95 and it's... alright. Prior to that I had a Denon DVD player with an Underwood Hifi modded FR/FL/C RCA out and some other lovely internal tweaks, and the Denon sounded FAR better than the Oppo, especially when it came to SACDs and movie dialogue. Way larger sound stage and realism. I've always run Direct analog bypassing the receiver's amplification for the FR/FL/C using an Anthem MCA30 to power Paradigm Studio 100v3s and the matching center up front. The Oppo-95 seems like the weakest link in my configuration. My questions are these:

Are audiophiles still going Direct analog from the higher end Oppo players? Someone recently suggested using the receiver's DAC (Cambridge Audio Azur 540R) which I'm not sure I agree with.

Does the Oppo BDP-105 have a vastly better sound than the BDP-95, or are people modifying their BDP-105s to sound better?

Are there any general suggestions that can be made to help improve the configuration I've described? Might this post be better suited for the Oppo BDP-105 Sound Quality thread?

Thanks! Happy 4th!



Hi,


So you compared a modded Denon to a stock Oppo 95 and preferred the Denon.

Seems logical to me.

Are you sure you have all the settings correct in your OPPO like SPL's, Crossover, Speaker size and distance?


I have had the 95 and currently have the 105.

IMHO the 105 SQ is slightly better............but only slightly.

Of course a modded 95 or 105 are TOTALLY different beasts!!!!

I use my 105 at HDMI level for M/C so I can utilise features of my Pre /Pro like Audyssey XT32 and superior bass management options.

Only use the analog out for stereo which IMHO is VERY good.

If you are planning on keeping your 95 for quite a while AND using ALL the analog outs then I would seriously look at modding.

After hearing a modded 105 I plan on modding mine as soon as funds allow.

I am in Australia so this is my guy..............but there's a few out there.

http://www.customanalogue.com/

He did my 83 a while back and I was very impressed.


Lastly, Just remember how happy you were with a modded Denon.......


Then imagine DOUBLING IT!!!!



Cheers

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So I have an Oppo BDP-95 and it's... alright. Prior to that I had a Denon DVD player with an Underwood Hifi modded FR/FL/C RCA out and some other lovely internal tweaks, and the Denon sounded FAR better than the Oppo, especially when it came to SACDs and movie dialogue. Way larger sound stage and realism. I've always run Direct analog bypassing the receiver's amplification for the FR/FL/C using an Anthem MCA30 to power Paradigm Studio 100v3s and the matching center up front. The Oppo-95 seems like the weakest link in my configuration. My questions are these:

Are audiophiles still going Direct analog from the higher end Oppo players? Someone recently suggested using the receiver's DAC (Cambridge Audio Azur 540R) which I'm not sure I agree with.

Does the Oppo BDP-105 have a vastly better sound than the BDP-95, or are people modifying their BDP-105s to sound better?

Are there any general suggestions that can be made to help improve the configuration I've described? Might this post be better suited for the Oppo BDP-105 Sound Quality thread?

Thanks! Happy 4th!
Which firmware are you running in the 95? If you are using the old version that includes ISO playback, and if you are relying on the OPPO to do speaker distance adjustment for the multi-channel Analog outputs (i.e., any case of multi-channel Analog audio output where speakers are not all set to the same distance), then your sound is adversely affected by the speaker distance adjustment bug in that firmware. You need to use "workaround" speaker distance settings to fix that. Failing to do that would definitely screw up "sound stage and realism".
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