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Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-31-2014, 06:03 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
The distributed machine intelligence we call...

The distributed machine intelligence we call Neuromancer is fully capable of doing that -- and posting. :D
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-31-2014, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ Nothing has happened. Neuromancer is still...

^ Nothing has happened. Neuromancer is still actively posting -- most recently fielding questions in places which are discussing OPPO's new, Personal Audio products.
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-31-2014, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
The alcohol is good because it evaporates...

The alcohol is good because it evaporates rapidly, leaving no spotting.

Film on the lenses can come from fireplace, cooking or tobacco smoke, or, and this one is really nasty, oily particulates...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-31-2014, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
Sounds like you've got a failure of the...

Sounds like you've got a failure of the electronics that senses button presses. This can also be caused by power problems due to something faulty connected to the player.

Start by disconnecting...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-31-2014, 01:30 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ Forward skips like this during actual playback...

^ Forward skips like this during actual playback can also be due to disc read recovery: The player is scanning forward trying to find a place where it can read the disc. If this is only happening on...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-31-2014, 11:05 AM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ Adding Noise Reduction is your best bet. ...

^ Adding Noise Reduction is your best bet. Understand that Noise Reduction can't "fix" the damage -- the information has already been lost, permanently. But it can make the visible effects of that...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-31-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11,452
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ The OPPO players attenuate the SACD LFE channel...

^ The OPPO players attenuate the SACD LFE channel by -10dB so that the same Sub level you set up for other content will also work when playing SACD content.

Thus the external boost is still used:...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-30-2014, 10:32 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ Nope. --Bob

^ Nope.
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-30-2014, 10:30 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ 105D as the main player at present, others used...

^ 105D as the main player at present, others used for Beta testing and comparisons.
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-30-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5,102
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
Yes, you have to select Gapless each time you...

Yes, you have to select Gapless each time you start play. In the music files browser, highlight the starting track, then instead of pressing Play, Press Option and select Gapless from the on screen...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-30-2014, 05:34 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
Lowbeyond1, Sure, but whether you will SEE it...

Lowbeyond1,
Sure, but whether you will SEE it is another thing. Have you had your display properly calibrated?

The reason to buy the OPPO is for the range of things it does well rather than for...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-30-2014, 03:12 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ No, networked access to DSD media files also...

^ No, networked access to DSD media files also works -- from an SMB server, or (with suitable settings support in it) from a DLNA server.
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-30-2014, 11:01 AM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
No, not something that would configure the...

No, not something that would configure the contents of an attached hard drive for you. HOWEVER, there are a variety of DLNA servers out there which offer different sorts of value added features. ...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-30-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5,102
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ Don't buy it if that's the only thing you are...

^ Don't buy it if that's the only thing you are looking for.
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-30-2014, 08:36 AM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ There are other differences in the 103D/105D...

^ There are other differences in the 103D/105D compared to the original 103/105 as well.

For example, the 103D/105D can output video upscaled to 4K/60 frames per second (to a display that can...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-30-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11,452
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
When you are using DSD-Direct-to-Analog...

When you are using DSD-Direct-to-Analog Conversion, either in the OPPO itself or by passing HDMI DSD to an AVR which offers that, one of the audio processing steps you lose is Speaker Distance...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-29-2014, 04:48 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ Read more carefully. That's the spec for...

^ Read more carefully. That's the spec for feeding DSD into to Asynchronous USB DAC Input, which IS limited to stereo.

Playing media files from an attached or networked hard drive DOES support...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-29-2014, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
So called "Automatic Lip Sync Adjustment" in AVRs...

So called "Automatic Lip Sync Adjustment" in AVRs can screw up if the TV returns bogus data for how much audio delay it is requesting.

Another common problem is if folks bypass the AVR for video,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-29-2014, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ Correct. No audio processing of any sort can...

^ Correct. No audio processing of any sort can happen while DSD-Direct-to-Analog Conversion is engaged.
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-29-2014, 06:30 AM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ It will down-mix multi-channel DSD if and only...

^ It will down-mix multi-channel DSD if and only if you have SACD Output set to PCM.

However, a purpose built Stereo track may sound better than a down-mixed multi-channel track depending on how...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-28-2014, 03:27 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ Yes, the OPPO can de-interlace 1080i content to...

^ Yes, the OPPO can de-interlace 1080i content to 1080p output. You can control what the player sends out with the Resolution setting. But understand that if you have a 1080p display, and send...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-27-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5,102
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ You can check/adjust your speaker levels using...

^ You can check/adjust your speaker levels using a calibration disc, such as with the LPCM test tracks from AIX Audio Calibration, Blu-ray.

SACD has its own, special complications due to whether...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-26-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5,102
Views: 399,002
Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ Not enough information. How are you cabled for...

^ Not enough information. How are you cabled for audio to the Marantz? What audio format are you passing to the Marantz? If Analog, are you using DSD-Direct-to-Analog conversion in the OPPO.
...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-26-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5,102
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
That refers to not running Split A/V WHEN BOTH...

That refers to not running Split A/V WHEN BOTH HDMI OUTPUTS ARE LIVE. If only one HDMI output is live (either one) then the Setting choice of Split A/V vs. Dual Display is completely ignored.
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-26-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5,102
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ The 103 and 103D share the same electronics as...

^ The 103 and 103D share the same electronics as regards all the various speed metrics. I.e., there should be no noticeable difference in speed.

If your 103D is acting sluggish, that may be...
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