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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-19-2017, 05:46 AM
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Posted By pbarach
The pro kit is discontinued. You'd probably have...

The pro kit is discontinued. You'd probably have to buy it used.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-18-2017, 05:23 AM
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As someone already commented, where you set...

As someone already commented, where you set Dynamic EQ is strictly a matter of preference. I generally use it at 0 dB for BluRay playback and most streaming movies. I use it for TV shows at 10 dB...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   02-14-2017, 03:55 PM
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Posted By pbarach
I strongly recommend "The Infiltrator," which...

I strongly recommend "The Infiltrator," which stars Brian Cranston. It's a great thriller with terrific editing and cinematography, based on a true story. One of the most entertaining movies I've...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-13-2017, 04:39 PM
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Posted By pbarach
Audyssey does NOT set your speakers to SMALL...

Audyssey does NOT set your speakers to SMALL automatically if you have a sub. If it has set them to LARGE, you can still change them to SMALL and set your crossover wherever you think best, and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-12-2017, 03:28 PM
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Posted By pbarach
You can use the Oppo MediaControl smartphone app...

You can use the Oppo MediaControl smartphone app to navigate through files on a PC or hard drive or thumb drive without needing to turn on your video display.
Forum: Speakers   02-05-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 219
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Posted By pbarach
I think I did state a couple of messages ago that...

I think I did state a couple of messages ago that the hardware store zipcord and the Blue Jean Cable speaker wires were both 12-gauge. I don't have anything more to say about this issue of cables. I...
Forum: Speakers   02-04-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 219
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Posted By pbarach
As you wrote, it MAY INDEED JUST BE a placebo...

As you wrote, it MAY INDEED JUST BE a placebo effect. But...

Here's an example from my own field: Everyone who reviews the literature on the characteristics of successful therapists has seen...
Forum: Speakers   02-03-2017, 03:48 PM
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Posted By pbarach
I bought Blue Jeans 12-gauge speaker wires with...

I bought Blue Jeans 12-gauge speaker wires with banana plugs. Very happy with them. They do sound better (to me) than the hardware store 12-gauge zipcord. As a psychologist, I can't rule out placebo...
Forum: Speakers   02-02-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 219
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Posted By pbarach
Maybe REALLY expensive wire adds nothing, but in...

Maybe REALLY expensive wire adds nothing, but in my mid-fi system, $100 spent on an 8-foot pair of speaker cables produces more precise imaging and clearer transients than the 12-gauge hardware store...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-02-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,495
Posted By pbarach
You know that Audyssey doesn't work in PURE...

You know that Audyssey doesn't work in PURE DIRECT under any circumstances, right?

I have a Denon AVR with the same kind of setup. I decided against buying a separate DAC because in my experience,...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-01-2017, 04:38 AM
Replies: 107
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Posted By pbarach
^^ Why can't you use playlists and navigate...

^^
Why can't you use playlists and navigate your music using the 203 and the Media Control app?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-28-2017, 03:51 PM
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Posted By pbarach
Outputting hi-rez audio files to an external DAC ...

Outputting hi-rez audio files to an external DAC

I'm thinking of using an external DAC to play audio files that are getting streamed to the 103 over WiFi, including DSD downloads as well as other...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-26-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 24,434
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Posted By pbarach
They have discontinued the 10x models and...

They have discontinued the 10x models and replaced them with a 4K player: http://oppodigital.com
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-22-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24,434
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Posted By pbarach
Tried it, thanks. However, it didn't work.

Tried it, thanks. However, it didn't work.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-22-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24,434
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Posted By pbarach
That was my post, I think. I already checked, and...

That was my post, I think. I already checked, and file sharing has remain turned on in the Network and Sharing Center of Win10.

I don't think that's the problem, because I can play those files on...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-22-2017, 12:42 PM
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Posted By pbarach
Stymied (again) by file sharing Until...

Stymied (again) by file sharing

Until yesterday, I had no problem with file sharing between my Windows 10 desktop machine which is connected to my home network via WiFi) and the Oppo 103 (which is...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-22-2017, 08:14 AM
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Posted By pbarach
^^The place where the disc restarted was in the...

^^The place where the disc restarted was in the middle of Ch. 16, the second-to-last chapter (the last chapter is the credits).

Actually, I'd forgotten about the yellow button shortcut, so every...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-22-2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 24,434
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Posted By pbarach
Very odd problem with "A Hologram for the King"...

Very odd problem with "A Hologram for the King" DVD (not BluRay), a movie I really enjoyed: Oppo 103 will not play the end of the movie. It jumps back to the FBI warnings and restarts when I get...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-20-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12,685
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Posted By pbarach
I get a soft popping sound when I turn off the...

I get a soft popping sound when I turn off the system. I am using an external amp for the front L&R , so I power that amp down before turning off the x4000 or else I get a VERY loud pop from those...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-20-2017, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2,405
Views: 66,455
Posted By pbarach
I have two M&K subs with an auto-on feature. I...

I have two M&K subs with an auto-on feature. I think the purpose is to save energy. However, in the Auto On position, they never go on! So I just leave them on.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   01-18-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4,648
Views: 354,412
Posted By pbarach
Glad to hear it, because then viewers on...

Glad to hear it, because then viewers on streaming devices (e.g., Roku) will not be dealing with watching the same Acura commercial several times in each 20-minute episode. I started watching them...
Forum: Headphones   01-16-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By pbarach
With an upper frequency response of 120K, I would...

With an upper frequency response of 120K, I would want to be sure they were comfortable on my dog before buying them.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-15-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24,434
Views: 1,903,701
Posted By pbarach
But you can't rotate the list of file names,...

But you can't rotate the list of file names, right? This is what I get on my iPhone. The full name of one of these folders can't be read (e.g., 'Rachmaninoff - Concerto 2 -- Wild Horenstein RPO").
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-15-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24,434
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Posted By pbarach
1. The app doesn't seem to rotate anything, or...

1. The app doesn't seem to rotate anything, or even scroll. I have the classical music files on my PC in folders that sometimes have long names that include the composer, the name of the piece, and...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-15-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 673
Posted By pbarach
I loved Birdman. There is also the famous long...

I loved Birdman. There is also the famous long take in Altman's "The Player," where two characters are talking about doing a single long take while the camera is doing exactly that. And the scene in...
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