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Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-02-2017, 05:32 PM
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Posted By Philnick
I've been playing multichannel SACDs and DVD-As...

I've been playing multichannel SACDs and DVD-As with my Oppo 93 and now 103 for years. If you set the player to send LPCM - not bitstream - to the AVR over HDMI, it should work fine.

PS This is...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-28-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24,650
Views: 1,919,714
Posted By Philnick
Does your AVR have the ability to show you what...

Does your AVR have the ability to show you what it's getting? My Yamaha has an Info choice on its Options button that, when you choose Audio will tell you how many channels it's getting and the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-26-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,270
Posted By Philnick
Have to disagree. A large part of the reason for...

Have to disagree. A large part of the reason for the extreme political polarization is that with social media, talk radio and cable tv becoming the major sources of news in this country, folks of...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-24-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9,235
Views: 990,977
Posted By Philnick
It's out on Blu-ray. The video is grainy and...

It's out on Blu-ray. The video is grainy and imperfect, true to the original film, and the sound is excellent DTS HD Master Audio, in your choice of studio surround (on-stage perspective) or original...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-22-2017, 07:34 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Believe it or not, he had the revised version of...

Believe it or not, he had the revised version of his plugin ready for me today, and it worked perfectly! He has a Sourceforge.net site Super Audio CD Decoder...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-22-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24,650
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Posted By Philnick
Last night I posted about this in the forum of...

Last night I posted about this in the forum of the guy who wrote the Foobar2000 SACD plugins, suggesting adding a switchable 10db cut for the .1 channel, and he replied that he could do that. My...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-20-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9,226
Views: 706,699
Posted By Philnick
With my 103, I use the free Windows BubbleUPnP...

With my 103, I use the free Windows BubbleUPnP Server, which acts as an intermediary between a DLNA server (I use the $20 Twonky, which has the twin virtues of being able to be set to autoupdate its...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-18-2017, 03:48 PM
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Posted By Philnick
If you install Twonky (http://twonky.com/) ($20...

If you install Twonky (http://twonky.com/) ($20 for the license) on your laptop as a DLNA server, it has the ability to push files to a renderer like the 103.

However, I prefer to use my Android...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-18-2017, 09:07 AM
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Posted By Philnick
I locate my cablemodem right next to my equipment...

I locate my cablemodem right next to my equipment rack to have enough speed for 1080p from Amazon, so I use a wired connection for everything. To feed internet to my pc upstairs, I use a pair of...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-17-2017, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Am I out in left field with my theory about why...

Am I out in left field with my theory about why LPCM is more reliable than Bitstream? Even taking "seamless branching" and video out of the mix and just playing vanilla multichannel 96/24 FLAC files,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-17-2017, 09:21 AM
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Posted By Philnick
Got my second-hand 103 Wednesday and swapped it...

Got my second-hand 103 Wednesday and swapped it into my theater in place of my 93. The only cabling change I had to make was putting the 103's grounded AC cord in place of the 93's polarized 2 prong...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-13-2017, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Philnick
Interesting. With my 93, I just discovered that...

Interesting. With my 93, I just discovered that it made a real difference to my older entry-level Yamaha Aventage RX-A1030 whether the 93 was set to Bitstream or HDMI when playing 96/24 5.1 FLAC...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-13-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 520,417
Posted By Philnick
If I'm listening to an album through my 93 and...

If I'm listening to an album through my 93 and want to know the title of the current track or how much time is remaining, I can only do that through a monitor - and turning my projector on and off...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-12-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 520,417
Posted By Philnick
If you want to listen to music with the lights...

If you want to listen to music with the lights out, but need to navigate through your collection, the HDMI handshake is indeed a real problem - since you may be turning the control interface off and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-12-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 520,417
Posted By Philnick
To quote Huck Finn's closing words from Mark...

To quote Huck Finn's closing words from Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, "I been there before." That app's interface is too primitive for my taste.

I prefer Android BubbleUPnP as a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-12-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 520,417
Posted By Philnick
That's good news! Now I just need to find a cheap...

That's good news! Now I just need to find a cheap 10x or 203! EDIT: Just bought a used 103!

With my BDP-93 I got around the "HDMI handshake interrupts playback" problem by connecting a 9" diagonal...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-12-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 520,417
Posted By Philnick
Is it possible to put the Oppo 103 or 203 into...

Is it possible to put the Oppo 103 or 203 into music rendering mode without turning on your video display to see what you're doing? I don't have either one yet, but at least for stereo rendering...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,239
Views: 220,674
Posted By Philnick
That, and the removal of the S-Video input for...

That, and the removal of the S-Video input for videotapes after the RX-Axx30 series, was why I bought the RX-A1030.

Of course, the number of times I've played videotapes through my 130" projector...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-12-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16,337
Views: 902,873
Posted By Philnick
203 ok for 1080 Blu-rays?

I'm considering stepping up from my BDP-93 to a newer Oppo to get rendering capability, now that LairdWilliams has confirmed in another thread that the 103 (and presumably the 203) can render in...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-11-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By Philnick
What device has the Netflix app? If it's the TV,...

What device has the Netflix app? If it's the TV, is the TV set to send multichannel audio to the AVR (presumably via Audio Return Channel on the HDMI cable)? If you're running a Roku, Amazon Fire TV,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-10-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4,089
Views: 412,225
Posted By Philnick
Wouldn't it be simpler just to reverse the phase...

Wouldn't it be simpler just to reverse the phase of the subs? Of course, this might mean wiring a custom crossover cord for each of them, since they probably don't have discrete speaker terminals.
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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-09-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 520,417
Posted By Philnick
Cool Divide the workload!

When I first started DLNA-streaming of 96Khz/24 bit multichannel FLACs with my Oppo BDP-93, I was using a pre-HDMI AVR, so the Oppo did all the decoding and sent analog sound over six RCA cables....
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-09-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 520,417
Posted By Philnick
Unhappy Does DLNA rendering not allow for 5.1 - only stereo?

I use my BDP-93 to play 5.1 FLAC music files, and have always looked enviously at the 103/105 for their ability to work as renderers, since I can play to my AVR as a renderer using BubbleUPnP...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-09-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9,235
Views: 990,977
Posted By Philnick
Diana Krall's Live in Paris and her Live in Rio...

Diana Krall's Live in Paris and her Live in Rio concert videos are both very, very good.

The Rio concert was shot in high definition, while the Paris concert is an upconvert from SD, but an...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-08-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16,337
Views: 902,873
Posted By Philnick
Let me know if it works with your 203. The 93 -...

Let me know if it works with your 203. The 93 - which is what I have - isn't a renderer, so it doesn't show up in BubbleUPnP at all.

If you can get the 203 working under BubbleUPnP as a gapless...
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