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The USB DAC Input is for attaching something like your computer -- so that it can play stereo digital audio through the OPPO as if the OPPO was a sound card.
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Thanks much for the quick reply Bob. So which is the best way to go:

1 - Digital coax from computer into digital coax to Oppo?
2 - USB from computer into USB asynchronous Oppo input?
3 - Wireless file sharing from Windows 10 computer to Oppo?
4 - Dedicated external hard drive into Oppo usb?
5 - or???

I'm looking for the best-sounding solution - that's the primary consideration.

Also, it's my understanding that the Oppo won't do multichannel audio (eg:SACD) through the digital coax or asynchronous input.

Thanks again!
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Thanks much for the quick reply Bob. So which is the best way to go:

1 - Digital coax from computer into digital coax to Oppo?
2 - USB from computer into USB asynchronous Oppo input?
3 - Wireless file sharing from Windows 10 computer to Oppo?
4 - Dedicated external hard drive into Oppo usb?
5 - or???

I'm looking for the best-sounding solution - that's the primary consideration.

Also, it's my understanding that the Oppo won't do multichannel audio (eg:SACD) through the digital coax or asynchronous input.

Thanks again!
Asynchronous DAC Input is Stereo only. And SACD licensing prohibits transmission of SACD content over S/PDIF (Optical and Coax) connections due to the lack of copy protection.

There are several considerations here. Using a directly attached hard drive is the simplest, and lets you play all the media file formats the 105 supports, both stereo and multi-channel.

Using Wifi or Ethernet to access files on an SMB server is very similar to using a directly attached drive. Accessing files on a DLNA server adds setup complexity, but once you figure out how, DLNA servers can offer advantages. For example you can use some application that knows about that DLNA server to browse its files and "push" the files to the OPPO for playback -- so you are not bound to the file browser built into the OPPO or OPPO's iOS or Android MediaControl app.

All of those cases involve the OPPO rendering a music file into audio. Sometimes you might want to play audio your computer knows how to play but the OPPO doesn't -- such as from a music generating program or from a fancy playback app that runs on your computer. So long as you are OK with stereo into the OPPO, the easiest way to do THAT is to use the Asynchronous USB DAC input on the OPPO and have your computer treat the OPPO as a fancy "sound card".

If you want best quality for file formats the OPPO knows how to play, a directly attached hard drive is definitely the way to start. It's simplest.
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Asynchronous DAC Input is Stereo only. And SACD licensing prohibits transmission of SACD content over S/PDIF (Optical and Coax) connections due to the lack of copy protection.

There are several considerations here. Using a directly attached hard drive is the simplest, and lets you play all the media file formats the 105 supports, both stereo and multi-channel.

Using Wifi or Ethernet to access files on an SMB server is very similar to using a directly attached drive. Accessing files on a DLNA server adds setup complexity, but once you figure out how, DLNA servers can offer advantages. For example you can use some application that knows about that DLNA server to browse its files and "push" the files to the OPPO for playback -- so you are not bound to the file browser built into the OPPO or OPPO's iOS or Android MediaControl app.

All of those cases involve the OPPO rendering a music file into audio. Sometimes you might want to play audio your computer knows how to play but the OPPO doesn't -- such as from a music generating program or from a fancy playback app that runs on your computer. So long as you are OK with stereo into the OPPO, the easiest way to do THAT is to use the Asynchronous USB DAC input on the OPPO and have your computer treat the OPPO as a fancy "sound card".

If you want best quality for file formats the OPPO knows how to play, a directly attached hard drive is definitely the way to start. It's simplest.
--Bob
Thanks again, that's what I thought about it all (was just unaware of the asynch DAC issue). Hard drive enclosure on the way!
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I'm sure this is here in the thread, but can I connect my Ipod directly to the Oppo or do I need to do something to make that connection?

Alternatively, I assume if I download Tidal on my existing computer that connected to the same network as the Oppo I can "stream" the music. I do have the computer and Oppo wired to the network, is that a better option than using wireless?
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Tidal Track Numbers

Is anyone having the problem of track numbers accumulating with a 105d using the Tidal app ? The track numbers just keep going up album after album. Also when I skip to the next track it will still show the first track playing at the bottom of the app on my Android tablet. Oppo says it's Tidal fault and Tidal says it's the Oppo app. Did finally find someone at Oppo that heard of it and said they are working on it, that was Nov. Have removed and reloaded Tidal and Media app many times. Thanks.
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I'm sure this is here in the thread, but can I connect my Ipod directly to the Oppo or do I need to do something to make that connection?

Alternatively, I assume if I download Tidal on my existing computer that connected to the same network as the Oppo I can "stream" the music. I do have the computer and Oppo wired to the network, is that a better option than using wireless?
You run Tidal on the Oppo and use the Tidal app on the iPad to interact with Tidal wirelessly.

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