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Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-20-2014, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
^ Don't forget also, the Oppo BDP-105 "Sound...

^ Don't forget also, the Oppo BDP-105 "Sound Quality" Check Thread for Audiophiles...
Forum: Speakers   10-20-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 15,478
Views: 1,336,711
Posted By Smarty-pants
^ The Marantz will probably get the job done, but...

^ The Marantz will probably get the job done, but will most likely sound better with a nice power amp.
I have LC2 speakers for my front stage and use an Emotiva XP3 and it sounds pretty sweet.
I...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-18-2014, 11:01 PM
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Views: 950,649
Posted By Smarty-pants
Yes the player can decode those codecs internally...

Yes the player can decode those codecs internally and send it as PCM over HDMI.
Just go into the setup menu of the player, choose the Audio Format Setup submenu,
and set the HDMI Audio setting to...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-18-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39,584
Views: 4,927,058
Posted By Smarty-pants
Wow, that is odd. :confused: I wonder why they...

Wow, that is odd. :confused: I wonder why they did that.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-18-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5,521
Views: 441,628
Posted By Smarty-pants
I think the possibility of having the issue is...

I think the possibility of having the issue is common in and of itself.
Quite honestly it all just depends on the gear being used and how it all communicates with each other.
Seeing as how there...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-18-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5,521
Views: 441,628
Posted By Smarty-pants
Why are you splitting the a/v if you don't need...

Why are you splitting the a/v if you don't need to?
Did you try running both through the X4000 and then on to the pj from there?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-17-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 39,584
Views: 4,927,058
Posted By Smarty-pants
^Maybe you should put your threats in a more eye...

^Maybe you should put your threats in a more eye catching format.
Perhaps cut all the letters out in newspaper clippings and glue them to grocery store paper bag cutouts.
Then send the threats via...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-17-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 39,584
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Posted By Smarty-pants
That right there is literally the whole problem. ...

That right there is literally the whole problem.
They are so damn paranoid, that they change things constantly,
and the consumers who pay for their products are the ones who suffer the...
Forum: HD DVD Software   10-17-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 56,534
Posted By Smarty-pants
^ OMG, half.com is still alive??? I used to buy...

^ OMG, half.com is still alive???
I used to buy stuff from there many years ago, but I thought they shut down long ago.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-17-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 39,584
Views: 4,927,058
Posted By Smarty-pants
The PS3 is still being sold as new to the general...

The PS3 is still being sold as new to the general public under warranty, and thus generates a cash flow for Sony that
allows them to keep support active. That is THE major difference why such a...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-17-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 39,584
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Posted By Smarty-pants
When you say "they should not get a free pass", I...

When you say "they should not get a free pass", I hope you are referring to Fox and not Oppo. In no way is this problem Oppo's responsibility.
The full blame should be on Fox for making their...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-17-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 39,584
Views: 4,927,058
Posted By Smarty-pants
Your Sony players also do not have the...

Your Sony players also do not have the complicated feature set that Oppo players do.
I wonder if any of your players even play Sony's own SACD format and DSD audio codec.
FWIW, I have owned 2 Sony...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-17-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5,521
Views: 441,628
Posted By Smarty-pants
Welcome to the AVS forums. Here's a list of...

Welcome to the AVS forums. Here's a list of features that differ from the original 103/105 to the 103D/105D.

How is the BDP-105D/103D different from the BDP-105/103?... the following list explains...
Forum: HD DVD Software   10-16-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 56,534
Posted By Smarty-pants
They are so old now, you won't find them in...

They are so old now, you won't find them in stores, unless maybe you have a shop nearby that sells used discs,
but even then they may have gotten rid of them all.
You can try Amazon.com too since...
Forum: Great Found Deals   10-16-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,894
Posted By Smarty-pants
^ Ok, a full updated list of 103/105 vs...

^ Ok, a full updated list of 103/105 vs 103D/105D...

How is the BDP-105D/103D different from the BDP-105/103?... the following list explains it.

The BDP-105D/103D subtracts:

~the Marvell...
Forum: Great Found Deals   10-16-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,894
Posted By Smarty-pants
The following items differentiate the BDP-103D...

The following items differentiate the BDP-103D from the original BDP-103...

~the Silicon Image VRS ClearView video processor.
(the VRS chip allows for a slightly better picture presentation do to...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-15-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 81,031
Posted By Smarty-pants
That depends entirely on your needs. Right now...

That depends entirely on your needs.
Right now I use the 105D in my theater room as a player and pre-amp wired directly to amps and it sounds and works beautifully.
If you need more features than...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-14-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18,669
Views: 1,497,085
Posted By Smarty-pants
That's interesting. I also didn't realize that...

That's interesting. I also didn't realize that any other OEM had incorporated Roku remote commands into their device remote.
I wonder if they sent Oppo a thank you card? Who knows though, maybe it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-13-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23,072
Views: 2,610,271
Posted By Smarty-pants
Like I said, reference level is LOUD and almost...

Like I said, reference level is LOUD and almost no one listens at those peak levels.
However, it seems you may be missing the proper way to calibrate the audio...

First of all, I assume you are...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-13-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18,669
Views: 1,497,085
Posted By Smarty-pants
The only real reason to prefer the MHL stick is...

The only real reason to prefer the MHL stick is because it's small, compact and convenient,
and you can use the Oppo player remote to operate the player and the stick. Plus you can use the Oppo...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-13-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23,072
Views: 2,610,271
Posted By Smarty-pants
absolootbs, NorthSky pretty much followed with...

absolootbs, NorthSky pretty much followed with correct info.

I have to LOL at your one part though, that says I was incorrect about using 75/85db calibrations.
You pretty much said the exact same...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-13-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5,521
Views: 441,628
Posted By Smarty-pants
Darbee doesn't scale the image, Darbee just adds...

Darbee doesn't scale the image, Darbee just adds Darbee magic. The scaling up to 1080p is done by the Mediatek chip.
However he isn't suggesting to use Source Direct permanently,
he is suggesting...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-12-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23,072
Views: 2,610,271
Posted By Smarty-pants
Yes you are correct on the dB levels, but I don't...

Yes you are correct on the dB levels, but I don't think there isn't really any exact number to equal reference level.
Reference level just refers to loud in most cases.
Music and soundtrack vary...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-12-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11,673
Views: 950,649
Posted By Smarty-pants
HDMI from your Comcast box to the HDMI input of...

HDMI from your Comcast box to the HDMI input of the 103.
HDMI from the 103 to the TV.
Optical out from the 103 to the Paradigm soundbar.
(You may or may not want to use split a/v in the setup...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-11-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18,669
Views: 1,497,085
Posted By Smarty-pants
It's probably your ISP throttling your connection...

It's probably your ISP throttling your connection during peak hours.
This is an ongoing battle between NF and the ISPs over money and the customers who pay are the ones who suffer.
I'm betting if...
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