Appreciate your opinion, but in some points I cannot agree with you
Yes Oppo is not designed to replace standard pre-ampf (with a hunderts of digital inputs, filters, etc),
but he still implements in his bluray player concept:
2x 32bit DAC´s, 1x for dedicated stereo (RCA and XLR analog output), and 1x for 7.1 mch analog output
Sabre chip with 0,5 dB step volume control
Oppo provides more analog outputs as he provide digital inputs,
I agree that just 1x analog phono input would be a great issue, but maybe be for next one Oppo
Due to intentional implemented features (and not added benefits on main function as bdp), Oppo 105D provides a chance of reduction of digital pre-amp as separate device in audio chain, using of HTPC with Jriver as media source (DSP option with diverse filters is available too if somebody want to use it).
Oppo published usage of 105D as pre-amp, just go to and look for pdf file on oppo-uk
Connecting OPPO BDP-105EU directly to a power amplifier or active speakers
Otherwise I would prefer to either keep my old analog device preamp+poweramp; or to use pasiv preamp (eg. lightspeed attenuator) between Oppo and poweramp (just for volume)
Mentiorned video codes and formats can be played with diverse freeware software - what I am doing direct from HTPC (WMP, XBMC, VLC, etc.)
This kind of file are not rare, I do not think that license payment for required video codes has to be done.
Universal remote IR such as harmony, yes I know, but do not like, will take a time to "learn it" and still have a some bricks on my table
My intend was not to blame or criticize Oppo as company,
As I wrote "unsolved by Oppo", I mentioned that this issues have been already communicated with Oppo in last months (see last line of my WOT), but without success, I got just empty marketing words,
Yes, Selecting a specific power-on device would be a really good addition.
Think it can be improve by Oppo self
Yes, I am using Standby Mode on Quick Start as well, but again, app MC HD from Oppo is not usefully (me) and not "cool" (my son)
I hope that Mr. Robert R/Jremote, now part of Jriver too, can solve it, we communicated this already last weeks
"It would be great if applications like JRemote could communicate with the BDP to provide power on and volume control but I do not know if this is something both companies are discussing."
Triggering over USB-A, I´m gonna tested it, be happy to get to know it works by some of user,
Are you using Standby Mode on Quick Start in this case too?
emotive ET-3, I know about it, but in this stage is not required
USB - B and USB -A, it is the same cable, 4x pins, +/-D, 5V, Grd, same pin configuration, just different male connector
I am using Asio 2.2 driver provided by Oppo to control connection of HTPC to Oppo via USB-B DAC,
I still cannot understand why DSD native can be done via hard disc/USB-A (Oppo is DGM I suppose) and cannot be done via HTPC/USB-B (Oppo is DMR).
Yes, Dop is "package" issue, but if I do not have to send a " sound packages", why should I do that, it works fine without it with USB-A?!
Let us see MediaControl 3.0, it can just be better as now