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Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-01-2014, 07:28 AM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
Sounds like your laser lens may need cleaning....

Sounds like your laser lens may need cleaning. Give OPPO Tech Support a call.

If you are using HDMI Audio when you hear this, try disconnecting the HDMI cables and see if it still happens on the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-01-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4,785
Views: 368,870
Posted By Bob Pariseau
The Disney WOW disc works fine, but it does have...

The Disney WOW disc works fine, but it does have one guidance which I disagree with:

It instructs you to raise White levels (Contrast control) until Peak Whites above Reference White are no longer...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 02:57 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
You don't need any special driver for the serial...

You don't need any special driver for the serial (RS232) connection. If you use a USB to serial adapter, such as the commonly used Keyspan USA-19HS that Anthem ships with the unit, you can get its...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-30-2014, 12:16 PM
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Views: 57,891
Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ Well of course the simplest way to get this...

^ Well of course the simplest way to get this result would be to accidentally change Speaker Configuration > Down Mix to either STEREO or LT/RT.

Since you are using separate amps, another...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-30-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17,815
Views: 1,395,608
Posted By Bob Pariseau
The OPPO has both Analog and Digital audio...

The OPPO has both Analog and Digital audio outputs. Headphones (like regular speakers) need Analog audio. The content you are playing (e.g., CDs) is Digital audio.

The hardware that converts...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-29-2014, 08:04 PM
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Views: 892,975
Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ The OPPO preserves the "peak white" values...

^ The OPPO preserves the "peak white" values above Reference White if they are present in the content. If your Display can reproduce those, and if your prior players clipped them, then that could be...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-29-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17,815
Views: 1,395,608
Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ It's simple. Buy a Y adapter cable -- Radio...

^ It's simple. Buy a Y adapter cable -- Radio Shack or online at Monoprice.com -- with a stereo RCA plug pair at one end and a stereo headphones socket at the other end. Costs a few bucks.

Plug...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-29-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17,815
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ It would be an interesting experiment to see if...

^ It would be an interesting experiment to see if he can hear a difference comparing the Headphones out jack of his TV to a simple Y-cable like that connected to the LF/RF outs of the OPPO and using...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-29-2014, 10:47 AM
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Views: 1,395,608
Posted By Bob Pariseau
escobar61, Here's an example of the type of...

escobar61,
Here's an example of the type of relatively cheap, stereo Analog input to Headphones output, Amp that we've been talking about:
...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-29-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17,815
Views: 1,395,608
Posted By Bob Pariseau
^Uh, no. That's why I mentioned the restriction....

^Uh, no. That's why I mentioned the restriction. That particular box has Optical/Coax style input (which will work from the OPPO -- with restrictions for audiophile discs) and USB DAC style input...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-29-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17,815
Views: 1,395,608
Posted By Bob Pariseau
escobar61, It will certainly work for CD...

escobar61,
It will certainly work for CD listening, however it's probably not particularly special in terms of the quality of its headphones output. It's not got a lot of output power for example....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-29-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17,815
Views: 1,395,608
Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ Not really. That is "just" a DAC -- a Digital...

^ Not really. That is "just" a DAC -- a Digital to Analog Converter. It takes Digital stereo audio input (Optical or Coax) and converts it to Analog stereo audio output.

The problem is, it's not...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-29-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17,815
Views: 1,395,608
Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ By the way, OPPO makes their own Headphones Amp...

^ By the way, OPPO makes their own Headphones Amp -- a new product -- the HA-1. It's an amazing product, but this may be more than you are looking to spend for just headphones listening:
...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-29-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17,815
Views: 1,395,608
Posted By Bob Pariseau
^Yep. That particular headphones amp only takes...

^Yep. That particular headphones amp only takes audio input from your computer (that USB jack). It produces audio output on the headphones jack, on its optical jack, and on its RCA stereo Analog...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-29-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17,815
Views: 1,395,608
Posted By Bob Pariseau
Oh, good grief. Have you checked the...

Oh, good grief. Have you checked the Specifications page at that link, or looked in the Manual for your headphones amp?

The RCA and Optical jacks on that headphones amp are *OUTPUTS*.

The only...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-29-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17,815
Views: 1,395,608
Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ When playing CDs, the Speaker Configuration >...

^ When playing CDs, the Speaker Configuration > Down Mix setting won't do anything since CDs are already just Stereo.

If you are not getting audio from either the FL/FR Analog jacks or the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-28-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4,785
Views: 368,870
Posted By Bob Pariseau
* facepalm *

* facepalm *
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-28-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4,785
Views: 368,870
Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ Maybe in the future. Rabbits are known for...

^ Maybe in the future. Rabbits are known for being prolific.
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-28-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 57,891
Posted By Bob Pariseau
OPPO Digital in the US has released an updated...

OPPO Digital in the US has released an updated User Manual for the BDP-105D, available for download on their Support page for the player.
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-28-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17,815
Views: 1,395,608
Posted By Bob Pariseau
OPPO Digital in the US has released an updated...

OPPO Digital in the US has released an updated User Manual for the BDP-103, available for download on their Support page for the player.
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-28-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4,785
Views: 368,870
Posted By Bob Pariseau
OPPO Digital in the US has released an updated...

OPPO Digital in the US has released an updated User Manual for the BDP-103D, available for download on their Support page for the player.
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-28-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11,374
Views: 892,975
Posted By Bob Pariseau
OPPO Digital in the US has released an updated...

OPPO Digital in the US has released an updated User Manual for the BDP-105, available for download on their Support page for the player.
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-28-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 17,815
Views: 1,395,608
Posted By Bob Pariseau
You can try the various charts with color ramps....

You can try the various charts with color ramps. But quantization artifacts are tough to see because only thin lines will be different from what they should be.
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-27-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11,374
Views: 892,975
Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ The Rule of Thumb is to leave the Picture...

^ The Rule of Thumb is to leave the Picture Adjustment settings in the OPPO at their factory default (0) values. The OPPO puts out "reference" level video on HDMI when set that way.

Any...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-27-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17,815
Views: 1,395,608
Posted By Bob Pariseau
I've found that Ratatouille Chapter 10 scene I've...

I've found that Ratatouille Chapter 10 scene I've talked bout many times now is good for testing this as well. If you need to apply dithering then the Color Space choices without dithering will show...
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