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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-22-2014, 06:47 AM
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Posted By Smarty-pants
Here's some info from using all of the PM-1 pads...

Here's some info from using all of the PM-1 pads on the PM-2.
More info from Tyll on using them with the PM-1 soon.
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/oppo-ear-pads-listening-and-measurements
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-21-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5,032
Views: 390,198
Posted By Smarty-pants
The 105/105D are definitely the best Oppo players...

The 105/105D are definitely the best Oppo players for analog audio.
In addition to Dan's comments, you also get the anync USB and other digital audio inputs as well over the 103/103D.
In addition...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-20-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5,032
Views: 390,198
Posted By Smarty-pants
^ The Roku MHL stick DOES do 1080p/24.

^ The Roku MHL stick DOES do 1080p/24.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-19-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5,032
Views: 390,198
Posted By Smarty-pants
^That's not good. That much of a bend is probably...

^That's not good. That much of a bend is probably why you have the problem you do.
You already know that, but just saying. The adapter is probably a good solution.
What htwaits is saying though, is...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-19-2014, 01:03 PM
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Views: 390,198
Posted By Smarty-pants
^ ok, probably a good idea to try the adapter. I...

^ ok, probably a good idea to try the adapter. I suspect it will work just fine.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-19-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5,032
Views: 390,198
Posted By Smarty-pants
If you didn't have the adapter before, then why...

If you didn't have the adapter before, then why do you need it now?
I have used such adapters before though, and it didn't effect the picture quality that I could tell.
It's possible that it may...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-18-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5,032
Views: 390,198
Posted By Smarty-pants
^Sounds like a handshaking issue between the...

^Sounds like a handshaking issue between the player and your display.
I couple of things to try is first, make sure you are using the latest firmware.
Also, try eliminating some of the picture...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-18-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26,958
Views: 3,151,048
Posted By Smarty-pants
^ Are you changing the dual output to "split...

^ Are you changing the dual output to "split a/v", and turning off the video output of your avr?
The avr could also be sending a signal to the player asking for video causing the player to...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   08-18-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 11,952
Posted By Smarty-pants
It IS very disappointing, but of course the...

It IS very disappointing, but of course the restrictions aren't the fault of Oppo.
I was recently pointed to the method of using a "de-embedder...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-16-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22,983
Views: 2,587,144
Posted By Smarty-pants
^ Looks to me like you would be better off just...

^ Looks to me like you would be better off just using HDMI for everything.
That would actually be more simple than using HDMI and component both.
Maybe it is because the 805 only has 3 hdmi...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-16-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22,983
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Posted By Smarty-pants
Have you tried a different high quality component...

Have you tried a different high quality component cable?

Also make sure the firmware is up to date, for the 805, and for your display, and for whatever other component you may be using like a BD...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-15-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5,032
Views: 390,198
Posted By Smarty-pants
OK, it could be something else then. Sometimes...

OK, it could be something else then. Sometimes other things can cause issues, like using 24fps for dvd, using wireless networking instead of hardwired,
having a network router or hub in close...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-15-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5,032
Views: 390,198
Posted By Smarty-pants
Be careful of your power-on sequence with your...

Be careful of your power-on sequence with your system.
You want to try and power on your components is succession, but not all at the same time.
If they are all powered on at the same time, the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-14-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5,032
Views: 390,198
Posted By Smarty-pants
Ditto on all counts. Last year I suspected...

Ditto on all counts.
Last year I suspected there may be a problem with my main 25ft hdmi cable to my projector,
so I decided to just replace it with a Redmere cable.
I also went ahead and bought a...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-14-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5,032
Views: 390,198
Posted By Smarty-pants
ONLY the built in streaming apps disable access...

ONLY the built in streaming apps disable access to the player menus.
When using external sources through the HDMI inputs, all menus are accessible.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-12-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5,032
Views: 390,198
Posted By Smarty-pants
Doubtful that it would make much difference,...

Doubtful that it would make much difference, aside form the electric bill being more than if it was on standby when not in use.
Some would say that it could cause pre-mature life expectancy by...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-12-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 22,983
Views: 2,587,144
Posted By Smarty-pants
^ The 805 is great, but if I were buying a new...

^ The 805 is great, but if I were buying a new processor right now I would probably buy a Denon.
Lots of comments out there about Onkyo and their quality control, cutting corners, etc...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-08-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22,983
Views: 2,587,144
Posted By Smarty-pants
Mostly the 805 is very reliable, but there have...

Mostly the 805 is very reliable, but there have been some intermittent problems with the HDMI boards failing on them.
For me personally, I would think that if his unit is still going strong after...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-08-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By Smarty-pants
Technically, if you had the right kind of...

Technically, if you had the right kind of adapter, you could use the rear L/R RCA outputs into your headphones.
The type of adapter would depend on the input(s) of what headphones you are using, but...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-07-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17,943
Views: 1,420,651
Posted By Smarty-pants
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/173-2-channel-audio/...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/173-2-channel-audio/
http://dr.loudness-war.info/
http://www.sa-cd.net/home
http://www.stevehoffman.tv/
http://www.metacritic.com/browse/albums/score/metascore/90day...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-06-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22,983
Views: 2,587,144
Posted By Smarty-pants
This can be very tricky to know what to do. ...

This can be very tricky to know what to do.
First of all, the Audyssey is there to use for people who don't have an ideal room for acoustics.
Most people don't have acoustic treatments setup in a...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-06-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10,004
Views: 836,863
Posted By Smarty-pants
:serious:

:serious:
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-05-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10,004
Views: 836,863
Posted By Smarty-pants
Umm, I don't think the FW has anything to do with...

Umm, I don't think the FW has anything to do with the IR sensor going bad. That is just simply premature hardware failure.
My unit is up to date with the latest FW and just a couple months ago the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-04-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10,004
Views: 836,863
Posted By Smarty-pants
Bub, based on the info you are giving, saying...

Bub, based on the info you are giving, saying that the "retail box" had been opened and then re-sealed with new tape,
it does sound very fishy. I am assuming the lamp was sold as a "new" item,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-04-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5,032
Views: 390,198
Posted By Smarty-pants
umm, sorry... I misread that post... thought it...

umm, sorry... I misread that post... thought it said Darbee was sh!t, not "the sh!t", lol.
moving on... :)
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