Originally Posted by Whitl
I have a D1 with the first upgrade to a 2 with the HDMI's. I have bought an OPPO BDP-95 and I'm going through the setup. I will need to have the 95 do the conversion to LPCM for the Blu-ray discs as my D2 version doesn't support bit-stream, what happens to mkv files that will be played through the USB input as they will only be DTS and DD do they get converted as well and what will the display read on the D2 so that I know thinks are setup right. I'm sure there is a post on here with the setup configuration for the 95 and the D2, would appreciate it greatly if someone could give me as link, as I also want to setup 6 channel analog and 2 channel balanced analog.
For HDMI, set the 95 to HDMI Audio LPCM and it will do all the necessary decoding -- yes, even for the media files you play from your USB drive.
There's no "wrong" way to set that in the 95, so if you are getting HDMI LPCM audio input reported by the D2 then you are in good shape.
The D2's info displays (press the Select button repeatedly) will show the audio input as PCM of the appropriate sampling rate (e.g., 48KHz) and will show the speaker channels currently active for input according to whatever you are playing.
For SACD playback, set SACD Output PCM.
For HDCD playback, set HDCD Decoding ON.
Since you will be using HDMI Audio LPCM, it is also OK to leave Secondary Audio set to ON all the time.
For Analog, go into the Speaker Configuration settings in the 95 and set it as follows. NOTE: These settings have no effect on the HDMI audio output which will be live simultaneously. Again these are settings in the OPPO:
1) Set all speakers to Large, and the Subwoofer to ON -- EXCEPT set the Left Rear and Right Rear to OFF.
2) Set all speakers and the sub equidistant. Any distance will do so long as they are all the same. The default, 12.00 foot distance is fine even if that is not what you've actually got.
3) Set the output volume trim on all speakers to 0dB -- EXCEPT set the Subwoofer output volume trim to +5dB.
4) After you've got all speakers set this way, set the Down-Mix to 5.1 The D2 can only accept up to 5.1 on its multi-channel Analog input. Run the 6 cables and you are good to go. For 7.1 tracks the OPPO will down mix Rear channel info into the Side surround channels for output.
5) Set Dynamic Range Control to OFF
6) The Crossover setting in the OPPO will be ignored because you have set all speakers to Large. You can leave it at the default 80Hz.
7) Set Volume in the 95 to "Fixed".
The above settings assume you will have your D2 do any processing needed on this multi-channel Analog input -- i.e., volume trims, crossovers, and speaker distance adjustment. This would be the case, for example, if you were using ARC with that input. I.e., if your speakers aren't REALLY "full range" -- Large -- speakers, it's the D2 that takes care of that (via ARC) not the OPPO. Or if you don't actually have a Center speaker, it's the D2 that takes care of that.
These settings to not affect the dedicated stereo outputs on the 95. You can separately cable those to a stereo input pair on the D2.
If you do not *NEED* the separate, dedicated stereo configuration, then run the L/R from the dedicated stereo Analog outputs IN PLACE OF the normal Left Front / Right Front of the multi-channel Analog outputs to the 5.1 input on the D2, and make the setting change in the 95 to reconfigure those dedicated stereo Analog outputs to work in place of the normal LF/RF outputs of the multi-channel set. That gives you a higher quality Analog audio output path for Left Front and Right Front. When set that way, those stereo analog output jacks react to the speaker settings in the OPPO just the way the normal LF/RF jacks do.
My personal recommendation is that you set the Source Setup in the D2 for the Analog inputs you are using to ANALOG-DSP with ROOM EQ = ON so that the Analog audio input gets processed through ARC. That assumes you are using ARC with your D2. If you are not, you should!