Originally Posted by ambesolman
Really close to buying a 103d after my current player decided to start dropping audio and then froze on me again today while watching mad max. I'm over it. Before I do I have a few questions for current owners...
1. How is the reliability? Any need to purchase an extended warranty?
2. Related to #1
, have folks with older oppo players experienced any issues? If so, what?
3. Concerning connections: I currently have a PS3, dvr, and a br player (which the 103d would replace) all connected via hdmi to a denon x4000 and a single hdmi from the denon out to the TV.
How would I route the hdmi cables if I wanted to send video from everything through the oppo to take advantage of the Darbee? Would I take the hdmi out of the denon into the oppo but still need to use both hdmi outs, one to the TV and one back to the denon for audio? Am I thinking about this right?
I'll probably have more questions, but I'll start with these for now. Thanks in advance!
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1) IMHO, there is no need to purchase an extended warranty.
The player has a nice full 2 year warranty when purchased, and after that warranty expires, Oppo has excellent pricing
on out of warranty repair, and IIRC, you can still purchase an extended warranty after your original warranty expires.
2)I'm sure lots of people have had some issues here and there, but no product out there is perfect.
There will always be a certain percentage of devices that have issues, and that is why it is important to buy a
product with a good warranty and customer support.
In the case of Oppo Digital, they are at the very top in customer satisfaction and have top notch support.
Their products are also very reliable, have longevity to their lifespan, are built and engineered to high standards,
and also have a very high resale, even after they have been bought and used for several years.
In the rare case that you do buy one of their players and experience an issue,
as said above, you would be taken care of better than any other mainstream electronics manufacturer out there.
I know that may be laying it on a little thick, but quite honestly, enough can't be said about their customer service and
support and reliability. They really are the best.
3) It really all depends.
First, you probably won't be able to route a/v from your Denon into the Oppo and then back out to the Denon.
That will create a nasty loop where you won't get proper a/v.
I am not a big gamer and don't own a PS3, but the consensus that I have read from others, is that you really don't
need to route your PS3 through the player. Most say that gaming doesn't benefit from the player processing very much,
and not only that, but you may create a/v lag which could screw with your gaming experience.
It's better to route the PS3 though as few destinations as possible.
You're probably good with routing just through the Denon only.
As for the DVR, and possibly any other cable/sat stb, you can route that through one of the 2 HDMI inputs that the player offers.
Very similar to how you Denon might work in the same way, you would route it though the player,
and when you want to view that source through the player, you will have to switch the input of the player
to HDMI-FRONT or HDMI-REAR depending on where you have it connected and which source you want to view.
Keep in mind also, that when using this method, you do have to have the player turned on.
So if you want to route your DVR through the player, connect it to the rear HDMI input of the player,
and then the HDMI out from the player would go into your Denon, and then the HDMI out from your Denon into your TV.
^ This is probably the very same way you have your old BD player set up, but just the only difference being that
you are sending the DVR into the player instead of into the Denon.