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Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-20-2017, 03:00 PM
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Posted By gsr
Given that Darbee hasn't even announced a 4K...

Given that Darbee hasn't even announced a 4K device yet, I suspect most of those who are anticipating the 205 would be rather unhappy if Oppo held the release off waiting for 4K Darbee to materialize.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-19-2017, 05:34 PM
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Posted By gsr
You have read this thread, right? :D

You have read this thread, right? :D
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-16-2017, 09:14 PM
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Posted By gsr
^ Pre-orders would just lead to people...

^ Pre-orders would just lead to people complaining that they haven't shipped the product yet instead of complaining that they can't order the product yet... ;)
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-15-2017, 09:01 PM
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Posted By gsr
^ There are other options for playing music on...

^ There are other options for playing music on the Oppo with a smart phone that don't require waiting for Oppo's Media Control app. The player can be used as a DLNA renderer, so you could use a DLNA...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-15-2017, 07:27 PM
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Posted By gsr
If you care about 4K, then yes. If not, then...

If you care about 4K, then yes. If not, then probably not.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-15-2017, 07:26 PM
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Posted By gsr
Yes, I'm sure. Have you brought up the extended...

Yes, I'm sure. Have you brought up the extended info display on the Oppo when the HTPC is connected to the HDMI input? Can you post a screenshot?

Do you happen to have access to another Bluray...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-15-2017, 07:07 PM
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Posted By gsr
The HDMI input definitely supports bitstreaming...

The HDMI input definitely supports bitstreaming Dolby True HD (with or without Atmos) and DTS HD Master Audio (with or without DTS:X). The limitation on the HDMI input is that it doesn't currently...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-15-2017, 03:23 PM
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Posted By gsr
How did you know that @South Park...

How did you know that @South Park (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/member.php?u=8006656) does watch 3D at home? :D :D
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-15-2017, 03:18 PM
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Posted By gsr
^ Additionally, there is no 4K Darbee solution...

^ Additionally, there is no 4K Darbee solution yet...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-15-2017, 09:33 AM
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Posted By gsr
The MX151 doesn't support 4K. You either have to...

The MX151 doesn't support 4K. You either have to replace it (the MX160 supports 4K) or go with a dual cable setup with 4K direct to the TV and audio to the MX151.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-14-2017, 06:55 PM
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Posted By gsr
"Premium Certified" cables aren't just marketing...

"Premium Certified" cables aren't just marketing and "High speed" is NOT the key. PLEASE do yourself and the rest of us a favor and get yourself another "Premium Certified" cable to test with. You...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-14-2017, 04:19 PM
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Posted By gsr
^ Patience... I certainly understand the concern...

^ Patience... I certainly understand the concern and frustration, but good firmware sometimes takes a while to bake in the firmware ovens.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-14-2017, 09:55 AM
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Posted By gsr
Both that and the potential extra up front cost...

Both that and the potential extra up front cost of designing the platform to be user upgradeable versus the (typically) lower up front cost of not making the platform user upgradeable when that extra...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-14-2017, 09:34 AM
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Posted By gsr
As JD mentioned, the 8802A came out in May of...

As JD mentioned, the 8802A came out in May of 2015 (yes, I know that was already addressed but you haven't updated your post yet). It took NAD until the fall of 2016 to catch up with, not surpass,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-14-2017, 05:50 AM
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Posted By gsr
The HDMI cable that came with your BDP-103 isn't...

The HDMI cable that came with your BDP-103 isn't a premium certified HDMI cable for 4K. If you can afford the Mapleshade cables, you should be able to afford to get a premium certified cable from...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-14-2017, 05:40 AM
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Posted By gsr
So NAD released an updated HDMI board that...

So NAD released an updated HDMI board that supports Dolby Vision? As far as I can tell, they released a new board that seems to catch them up to what Marantz already did in the 8802A (as @audiofan1...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-13-2017, 06:44 PM
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Posted By gsr
But will they be able to, for example, simply...

But will they be able to, for example, simply come out with another replacement HDMI board when HDMI 2.1 8K support and 48gbps bandwidth is needed? If I were to guess, I'd guess they'll need more...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-13-2017, 09:52 AM
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Posted By gsr
They also made it very clear from day 1, before...

They also made it very clear from day 1, before people handed over any money, that HDR was not enabled on the HDMI input and there was never a guarantee that it would be. There is no bait and switch...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2017, 06:08 PM
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Posted By gsr
Let's keep in mind that the Denon AVP-A1HDCI...

Let's keep in mind that the Denon AVP-A1HDCI wasn't "just" an HDMI upgrade; it was a lot more substantial than that. It also included a significant DSP upgrade so that they could update Audyssey to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-10-2017, 04:27 PM
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Posted By gsr
The first part of my post was purely sarcasm...

The first part of my post was purely sarcasm (hence the :D). The 2nd part of my post was just pointing out that it isn't realistic to expect them to be able to support everything that comes along...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-10-2017, 09:18 AM
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Posted By gsr
The Sonica DAC is actually a pretty big...

The Sonica DAC is actually a pretty big improvement over the BDP-105; I have both products. I have not, however, heard the 8802. But I'm also a fan of keeping things as simple as possible, so one...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-09-2017, 04:40 PM
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Posted By gsr
^ Well, since Denon hasn't added 4K support to my...

^ Well, since Denon hasn't added 4K support to my AVP-A1HDCI flagship pre-pro (they haven't replaced it with a new flagship), I'll NEVER buy another Denon product. Ever, ever, ever!!! :D

It's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2017, 04:14 PM
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Posted By gsr
AFAIK, the 8802's balanced input isn't fully...

AFAIK, the 8802's balanced input isn't fully balanced, so you're not gaining much, if anything, there by choosing the 8802. I would suggest giving a lot more weight to other factors, such as which...
Forum: Speakers   02-08-2017, 04:11 PM
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Posted By gsr
I've heard that all the cool kids bi-amp these...

I've heard that all the cool kids bi-amp these days... :D
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-07-2017, 06:15 PM
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Posted By gsr
In this case, do note that newer equates to...

In this case, do note that newer equates to better. The DAC in the BDP-93 certainly isn't bad, but the DAC (and overall implementation of it) has improved with each player generation. So if you're...
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