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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-24-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,184
Posted By Smarty-pants
You think the LCD-3 has better build quality?...

You think the LCD-3 has better build quality? They're pretty heavy though, aren't they.
At least the PM-1 is easy on the neck, lol. I honestly have never heard the LCD-3,
but they are quite popular...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-24-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,184
Posted By Smarty-pants
Since they cost about $850 more than the PM-1, I...

Since they cost about $850 more than the PM-1, I should hope they would sound better.
Of course price doesn't always equal performance.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-24-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 74,853
Posted By Smarty-pants
Sure, different strokes for different folks. I...

Sure, different strokes for different folks. I don't use and overpriced smartphone with overpriced data plan either,
but I do have an iPad and of course other tablets, iPods, etc... work too.
You...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-24-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4,730
Views: 361,578
Posted By Smarty-pants
I was actually referring to Kellybob's post. He...

I was actually referring to Kellybob's post. He seems to hear a lot more noise than you do.
In your case, it seems to be normal ambient sound.
Any component with moving parts is going to make a...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-24-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 74,853
Posted By Smarty-pants
^A PS3 doesn't even come close to what the...

^A PS3 doesn't even come close to what the current Oppo models can do.
So you're claim that it is better based solely on a remote control feature is irrational and incorrect.
If you want RF...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-24-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17,728
Views: 1,385,310
Posted By Smarty-pants
^LITHIUM GREASE From the experience I have had...

^LITHIUM GREASE
From the experience I have had opening several players, I have never seen a problem with the grease,
aside from looking like there might be too much, but better to have too much...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-24-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4,730
Views: 361,578
Posted By Smarty-pants
UPDATED 05/19/2014 - Officiel 75-0515 Firmware...

UPDATED 05/19/2014 - Officiel 75-0515 Firmware Released

>>"7. Added support for the "4Kx2K@50/60Hz" resolution to the BDP-103D/105D (HDMI 1 only, and in YCbCr 4:2:0 format only). The "4Kx2K...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22,942
Views: 2,576,177
Posted By Smarty-pants
^ I primarily use analog audio now, but I have...

^ I primarily use analog audio now, but I have had pretty good results with the Audyssey in the 805.
It can be very tricky to get right. You have to jump through a few hoops and tricks and possibly...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-23-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4,730
Views: 361,578
Posted By Smarty-pants
^ If your player is that loud then there's...

^ If your player is that loud then there's something wrong with it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22,942
Views: 2,576,177
Posted By Smarty-pants
I'll second the notion of Emotiva amps being the...

I'll second the notion of Emotiva amps being the shiz for the money paid.
I personally use an XPA-3 for my front speaks and LOVE it!
Then use the 805 to power all my surround speakers. Couldn't be...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-23-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4,730
Views: 361,578
Posted By Smarty-pants
Yes! Watching the many Darbee demos online gives...

Yes! Watching the many Darbee demos online gives you the best idea of what you can expect to see.
You will see more of a difference on high resolution sources like Blu-ray and 4k than you would with...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-23-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11,146
Views: 1,359,660
Posted By Smarty-pants
^There's a sucker born every day... on eBay :D

^There's a sucker born every day... on eBay :D
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-22-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9,994
Views: 831,740
Posted By Smarty-pants
^Why not just put the info right here in this...

^Why not just put the info right here in this thread would be nice.
Not happy about 1200 hours?? I would be ecstatic if I got 1200 hours out of my lamp (which yes, that is pathetic :/).

I bought...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22,942
Views: 2,576,177
Posted By Smarty-pants
^ It is very important to have a dry and...

^ It is very important to have a dry and temperature controlled environment for electronics.
That sucks that your 805 took a dump, but moving forward you really should figure out a way to better...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-19-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 11,317
Views: 886,364
Posted By Smarty-pants
You can use the Oppo player as an analog pre-amp...

You can use the Oppo player as an analog pre-amp running it directly power amps.
You don't get a lot of the features that you get with most dedicated pre-amp processors,
but it does work pretty...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-18-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4,730
Views: 361,578
Posted By Smarty-pants
I give up... ...

I give up...

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Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-18-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4,730
Views: 361,578
Posted By Smarty-pants
^Also, the only Oppo player that is actually sold...

^Also, the only Oppo player that is actually sold by Amazon right now is the BDP-103.
The BDP-103D, BDP-105, and BDP-105D are sold by Oppo Digital through the Amazon marketplace.
So, if you are...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-18-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4,730
Views: 361,578
Posted By Smarty-pants
It's not a "new higher priced one", and the price...

It's not a "new higher priced one", and the price hasn't been "raised". It is the same listing that has been there,
but apparently the listing without the Roku stick is sold out,
and the only...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-18-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4,730
Views: 361,578
Posted By Smarty-pants
Looks like the stock for only the player is gone...

Looks like the stock for only the player is gone on Amazon and the one you are seeing is the package deal that includes the Roku stick.
You can still buy it directly from Oppo on their website if...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-18-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17,728
Views: 1,385,310
Posted By Smarty-pants
^ If your setup is done correctly, there...

^ If your setup is done correctly, there shouldn't be any difference between the sound of DSD direct and PCM converted.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22,942
Views: 2,576,177
Posted By Smarty-pants
^ATMOS Yes, more speaker sales and you must buy...

^ATMOS
Yes, more speaker sales and you must buy a new processor that decodes it.
That is their latest gimmick to make money in the industry.
It remains to be seen if the sound will actually...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-16-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,650
Views: 184,479
Posted By Smarty-pants
Yes if your objective is to "burn in" the...

Yes if your objective is to "burn in" the components associated with the 2ch output.
All outputs should be active 24/7 as long as your menu settings don't have them turned off.
Although I don't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-16-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22,942
Views: 2,576,177
Posted By Smarty-pants
^ I still faithfully use my 805 for audio when...

^
I still faithfully use my 805 for audio when I need to, but mostly just use it as a power amp for my surround speakers.
All of my video gets run through an Oppo BDP-105D and then directly to my...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-16-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,137
Posted By Smarty-pants
^ An HA-1 + BDP-103 would be a very nice combo. :)

^ An HA-1 + BDP-103 would be a very nice combo. :)
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-15-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 74,853
Posted By Smarty-pants
^ I wonder if 13.2 (or 13.1) is even necessary. ...

^ I wonder if 13.2 (or 13.1) is even necessary.
If they incorporate ATMOS decoding for analog output, and if all the channels are balanced (XLR) and of highest quality,
then the extra dedicated 2CH...
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