Originally Posted by wrxman
Hello --- Anyone done a comparison between the Oppo-93 and the Yamaha BD-A1010?
I cannot find much review information on the Yamaha. I have read a lot about the Oppo that is positive. I play alot of CD's via analog outs so I am interested in which player has the better DAC's.
My Pioneer player is starting the death spiral....so here we go again , but Pioneer has made me mad this time.
I think you should go Oppo. You're considering about $500 as your budget at least. If sound quality is your goal, the reviews and testing done will testify to that. I haven't seen any comparisons of the two, but for the Oppo:
Oppo 93 formats:
ASF (Advanced Systems Format)
AVI (Audio Video Interleave)
DIVX Media Format
M2TS (BDAV MPEG-2 Transport Stream)
M4A (same as MP4)
M4V (same as MP4)
MKV (Matroska, both .mkv and .mka)
TS (Transport Stream)
VOB (Video Object)
WMV (Windows Media Video)
AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
APE (Monkey's Audio)
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3)
WMA (Windows Media Audio) (not WMA Pro, Lossless or Voice)
Yamaha supported file formats:
H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC),
DivX Plus HD (DivX 3/4/5/6),
JPEG, GIF, PNG
Both support DLNA, the Oppo has two HDMI ports if you have a 3D display and not a 3D AVR, the DACs in the Oppo are high quality, don't know what the Yamaha has. The Oppo supports direct connection to a USB or eSATA hard drive for music / video storage in addition to the DLNA option. It also has the Marvell chip for video processing and is capable of wireless connection, which the Yamaha is not. Oppo regularly distributes firmware upgrades to keep up with disk issues and improving streaming service (check their list).
If you are willing to pay more for top notch stereo / multi channel analog, add $500 and get the BDP-95 for all the features listed above and SABRE 32 bit DACs. All in what you want and the amount of money it's worth to you.