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Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-25-2015, 08:59 AM
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Posted By Philnick
I suppose I'd do that if I was using a newer...

I suppose I'd do that if I was using a newer Oppo, since those can also have music "pushed" to them by a DLNA server, which the 93 can't do - it has to "pull" the material using its own menus.
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Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-25-2015, 06:16 AM
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Posted By Philnick
Thanks, Bill, for confirming my inference from...

Thanks, Bill, for confirming my inference from the renaming of that jack.

I was debating getting a 103 or 105 in order to improve the sound from Amazon Prime, since I'm limited to classic Dolby...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-25-2015, 02:52 AM
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Posted By Philnick
My concern is that they renamed that jack in...

My concern is that they renamed that jack in response to objections from the film industry to their retaining an analog video output, even if only SD, in which case they might not feel free to say...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-25-2015, 01:40 AM
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Posted By Philnick
One last try to get an answer to my simple...

One last try to get an answer to my simple question:

Can the 10x series "Diagnostic Video Output" jack be used to browse to the Network icon and its attached file servers to select albums and...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-24-2015, 07:32 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Well, my old Panasonic projector does not have an...

Well, my old Panasonic projector does not have an auto standby that turns off the arc lamp when Pure Direct is engaged. Only way to turn off the arc lamp is to turn off the projector - and not only...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-24-2015, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Philnick
I'm not talking about the display on the front of...

I'm not talking about the display on the front of the player.

I'm talking about the display that you plug into it (either directly or through an AVR) to navigate your music collection and see the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-24-2015, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Philnick
But even with Pure Direct, the screen doesn't...

But even with Pure Direct, the screen doesn't fully darken. In a darkened theater, it still glows. It's not the same as turning the display off.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-24-2015, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Quick question from a BDP-93 user. I use the...

Quick question from a BDP-93 user.

I use the 93's composite video output - the "single RCA jack" kind of video output found on VCRs and DVD players - to browse my music server through the Oppo's...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-24-2015, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Philnick
One of the reasons I love my older Oppo (a...

One of the reasons I love my older Oppo (a BDP-93) is that it has a composite video output (single RCA jack, like on old VCRs).

That output works for DVDs, which is cute but not necessary for my...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-24-2015, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Philnick
I keep the RX-V457 input that's associated with...

I keep the RX-V457 input that's associated with the optical input fed by the Fire TV set to Surround Enhanced, DTS Neo:6 Music (the sound of which I prefer to Dolby ProLogic).

When the RX-V457 is...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-23-2015, 09:51 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Dear LoneSwan, My AVR is a pre-HDMI Yamaha...

Dear LoneSwan,

My AVR is a pre-HDMI Yamaha RX-V457, which has only DVD-era optical and coaxial SPDIF and analog audio jacks, including a 5.1 multichannel analog input (intended for SACD and DVD-A...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-23-2015, 02:16 PM
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Posted By Philnick
If your Blu-ray player can stream UltraViolet (my...

If your Blu-ray player can stream UltraViolet (my Oppo does, through VUDU), don't be disappointed that it's not an iTunes copy - I've never spent a cent for UV, but I'm very glad to see one of their...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-19-2015, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Philnick
I understand completely, since my AVR is an old...

I understand completely, since my AVR is an old pre-HDMI Yamaha RX-V457. I use its multichannel analog input to connect my Oppo, but for Amazon Prime I connect its optical input to an Amazon Fire TV...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-18-2015, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Philnick
The Oppo's analog outputs are great

The Oppo has very good DACs - even in their less-expensive models. I use my Oppo 93's multichannel analog outs (set to put out 5.1) into my AVR and it sounds beautiful through a set of old Paradigm...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-14-2015, 06:37 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Suggestion

I'd really like to see a clickable alphabet (and one-digit numeric) list at the top of the movie database to take you directly to the desired section of the list.

This can be kludged around by...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-12-2015, 12:35 AM
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Views: 87,568
Posted By Philnick
I disagree with you about the story and acting,...

I disagree with you about the story and acting, but that's a matter of taste.

Most movies have been shot at aspect ratios much wider than 16:9 (1.78:1), usually hovering around 2.35:1 (though...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-02-2015, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Philnick
My copy is not region-coded

My copy plays fine in my North American Oppo BDP-93, which is not region-free for Blu-rays. To respond to your question, I just looked at it carefully. The packaging says nothing at all about...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-30-2015, 09:30 AM
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Views: 3,852
Posted By Philnick
Update

Finally got this a few months ago. Was not terribly impressed the first time through, since I was comparing it to the Ramona in my memory from reading the books to my daughter 15 to 20 years ago, but...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-29-2015, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Given the complex coding that gets written to...

Given the complex coding that gets written to disks, it is fairly common - with many brands of players and receivers - that a disk that causes problems when sent as a bitstream to a receiver - to be...
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-29-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 23,880
Posted By Philnick
Cool Since your AV receiver doesn't have an HDMI input...

Since your AV receiver doesn't have an HDMI input and the only surround input you can use is optical, you can't use the Dolby Digital Plus ("DD+") that Netflix and Amazon Prime send, but only the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-27-2015, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Philnick
I would only say that part of many folks'...

I would only say that part of many folks' confusion comes from blurring the linguistic distinction between the LFE channel (the discrete .1 channel coming from the source) and the signal actually...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-19-2015, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Philnick
Use a projector if you can

If you have a reasonable size room, a big picture can be had for a reasonable price if you use a 1080p projector. I'm using an older Panasonic PT-AE2000U, with a throw distance of about 13 or 14...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-14-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9,060
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Posted By Philnick
Yes, it is from Eagle Rock, which puts out lots...

Yes, it is from Eagle Rock, which puts out lots of Montreux Jazz Festival disks as well - and their Blu-rays are light-years ahead of their older DVDs.

I didn't notice any excess of bass on this...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-13-2015, 09:20 PM
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Views: 16,004
Posted By Philnick
Just watched this film a few days ago. Not a 3D...

Just watched this film a few days ago. Not a 3D guy, use an old Panasonic PT-AE2000U 1080p LCD pj throwing a 16:9 image 9 1/2 feet wide. Thought it looked and sounded great through my 5.1 setup (all...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-13-2015, 08:02 PM
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Views: 969,975
Posted By Philnick
Don't know how many jazz fans there are on this...

Don't know how many jazz fans there are on this thread, but the new Blu-ray release of Diana Krall Live in Paris is great. I've had the DVD for a long time and was miffed that her Rio concert made it...
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