The 05 would be OK but these players are getting old in the tooth, I have one myself which is still running fine despite being a slow as mollasses but a glance through this thread even this page will reveal that they are prone to laser problems, not too much of a risk I suppose for $50. But do you really need an Oppo 95, the main reason most people purchase such a machine is for the added high quality analog audio stage. Unless you have specific reason for that specific feature to all intents and purposes the Oppo93 in every other respect is identical and can be had at much less cost (still much more than the 05 but more flexible, more tolerant of dirty discs and much faster). IMHO Unless you have a high end audiophile system and bat like hearing you are unlikey to notice any difference between the analog outputs of the 95 to the 93 and I find my 93 as good as if not better than the 05 for audio both HDMI and analog. What you might find if you have bat like hearing and some owners complain about is the cooling fan noise from the Oppo95 the 93 does not have one. Hope this helps
Well, I do have very good hearing (musician) and my speakers are the Bowers & Wilkins 804S and HTM3S. I have an old Adcom 5 disc CD player with Digital Coax out, connected to an Outlaw Audio 990 processor, which doing the D/A work. If I went with the Oppo 95, then I would use it as my CD player, and use its internal DAC, instead of the one in my Outlaw 990.