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Originally Posted by bferr1 View Post

-- which potentially makes DSD discs the perfect way to back up hi-res audio files purchased from HDTracks.

I'm not sure why you'd want to go through all that, when the Oppo should be able to play back the original FLAC files just fine.

- LoopinFool
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Any idea if/when the oppo may work with ip control over the network. I really would like this option.
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Slightly OT........I watched some NetFlix on my Oppo BDP93 last night.

I noticed the things others were mentioning earlier.....funny thing, I don't notice these issues on my HDTiVo...which we watch a TON of streaming NetFlix on.

Any ideas, just a bad night, or does something about the TiVo hardware or software produce better PQ?? I have often wondered how/why the TiVo produced the PQ it does for us with NetFlix.
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I just had to point out that as a daily e-mail subscriber (and occasional poster) to this thread, yesterday marked the fewest posts, 7, as far back as I can remember and I've read or skimmed nearly every one since the beginning. I'm not sure whether one can extrapolate anything from that (new buyers and tech issues plateauing?), but for some reason I found it noteworthy.

Anyhow, can any BETA testers or those "inside" comment without consequence whether Oppo plans to add any more "experimental features" such as a SiriusXm application?
post #15005 of 26644
Beta testers can not talk about work in progress or when new stuff might be released.
--Bob
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I just got myself an Oppo BDP-93, wow! what a player!

I know that the player now supports Blu-Ray ISO locally, does it work over a DLNA NAS (like the Western Digital my book live) ?

If so, how is the performance?

I want 2 things:

1. Be able to watch Blu-Ray from a NAS hard drive (connected to my network)
2. Be able to listen to FLAC files from the same NAS hard drive.

thanks for any replys.
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Originally Posted by Tapidlittle View Post

I just got myself an Oppo BDP-93, wow! what a player!

I know that the player now supports Blu-Ray ISO locally, does it work over a DLNA NAS (like the Western Digital my book live) ?

No, local storage only.

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1. Be able to watch Blu-Ray from a NAS hard drive (connected to my network)

Not possible as ISO. You can rip the titles to a supported media format, but that is a bit of work.

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2. Be able to listen to FLAC files from the same NAS hard drive

That works. You need a DLNA server on the NAS or elsewhere on the network.

-Bill
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

No, local storage only.



Not possible as ISO. You can rip the titles to a supported media format, but that is a bit of work.



That works. You need a DLNA server on the NAS or elsewhere on the network.

-Bill

thank you!

Then I will buy an external hard drive (no NAS). What do you guys suggest? I have tried my old 320gb WD (usb powered 2.5'') yesterday and it was soooo slow, almost impossible to play my FLAC files and navigate. Then I use a USB stick and it worked flawlessly.

I want to buy a 2 TB hard drive, will the WD My Book Essentials can do the job? It is self powered (not USB powered).

thanks again!
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Originally Posted by Tapidlittle View Post

thank you!

Then I will buy an external hard drive (no NAS). What do you guys suggest? I have tried my old 320gb WD (usb powered 2.5'') yesterday and it was soooo slow, almost impossible to play my FLAC files and navigate. Then I use a USB stick and it worked flawlessly.

I want to buy a 2 TB hard drive, will the WD My Book Essentials can do the job? It is self powered (not USB powered).

thanks again!

There are a variety of powered popup docks that take bare SATA drives. They are handy because you'll want to transport the drive back and forth between the player and your main storage to maintain it.

I use a couple of those with Seagate 3.5" 1TB drives. I'm going to try a 2.5" drive, time permitting.

2TB is the current maximum size for OPPO.

-Bill
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

There are a variety of powered popup docks that take bare SATA drives. They are handy because you'll want to transport the drive back and forth between the player and your main storage to maintain it.

I use a couple of those with Seagate 3.5" 1TB drives. I'm going to try a 2.5" drive, time permitting.

2TB is the current maximum size for OPPO.

-Bill

thanks.

does the Oppo supports BD structure folder instead of ISO files?
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Originally Posted by Tapidlittle View Post

thanks.

does the Oppo supports BD structure folder instead of ISO files?

Yes, for Blu-ray, but not for DVD.

Check the FAQ linked in my signature for more.

-Bill
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Yes, for Blu-ray, but not for DVD.

Check the FAQ linked in my signature for more.

-Bill

thanks, performance are the same as ISO I guess?
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Originally Posted by Tapidlittle View Post

thanks, performance are the same as ISO I guess?

In my brief testing they seemed the same. You can search the thread for "BDMV" to see if there have been any other reports.

-Bill
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Originally Posted by wildchild22 View Post

Any idea if/when the oppo may work with ip control over the network. I really would like this option.

wildchild22, coincidentally enough I emailed Oppo that same question just two days ago. I was curious about iOS/Android development of a "remote control" app. As usual there response was quick!

Here was their response:

We will be supporting IP Control in the future, but the control will only emulate the IR remote of the player. It will not add additional functionality such as secondary monitor or file push capability.

Best Regards,

Customer Service
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Hi All

Long time lurker on this thread but first post.

Have had a 93 for a couple of months now, hooked up to a sony xbr1 720p lcd, and a denon avr 2803 receiver (with a 7.1 mirage omnisat 1 surround system). Am loving the overall quality boost i'm seeing, but, despite my system's limitations (certainly no more upgrades this year), i want to eek the best i can out it.

Hope you can help:

1. The denon has no hdmi so i use digital coax for audio. I recently learnt that this prohibits my being able to get hi res audio off SACD and such others as the Dark Side of the Moon blu ray from the recent floyd boxset. So, although i don't have a 95, are there benefits to me using the 7.1 analogue connects?

2. A few posts ago it was mentioned that the rf cables from a harmony extender could plug directly in to the oppo, but do any harmony/oppo users know how to set this up in the harmony software setup?

3. Am almost done filling up 4x2tb wd green hard drives with my dvd, dvd-a and blu ray collection. Can anyone confirm that when using a 4 bay probox, the oppo will only see all 4 drives over USB and not esata?

4. Another few posts or pages ago i think someone was recommended to not adjust their picture settings via the oppo, and use their TV's controls instead. Is this true for all TVs or was it particular to that screen/post?

Thanks in advance and for the glut of useful info i've already gleaned from this thread.

Steven
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Thread Starter 
1. There are still benefits to using analog as you will be able to take advantage of the higher dynamic range and lower compression of Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD Master audio when using analog. I highly recommend analog versus optical when playing Blu-ray media.

2 and 3. Can't answer.

4. This is true for all televisions. The player's controls are fairly coarse and may not give you the optimal results. Second, calibrating the display to the player's output ensure that your picture quality benefits are transferable to other inputs.
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Thanks Neuro.

To clarify on the analogue interconnects... My denon can only decode regular dvd standard dts and dolby digital. It then offers pro logic II and dts neo for analogue signals. When listening to the oppo via rca connects would i set the denon to direct, stereo, or one of the faux surround modes, to notice the benefit?
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And now for something completely different...

For you VUDU folks, DD+ is now 7.1 enabled: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dol...dia-2011-10-18
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

1. There are still benefits to using analog as you will be able to take advantage of the higher dynamic range and lower compression of Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD Master audio when using analog. I highly recommend analog versus optical when playing Blu-ray media.

Hi,

Do you have any more information on that? I thought when outputting Blu-Ray audio via analog the PCM encoding [and if not available then regular DTS and lossy Dolby Digtial] and not Dolby Digital TrueHD or DTS-HD Master is used, nor will the receiver/amp recognize them as such. Also aren't Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD Master both lossless? Hope you are correct as that would be great but I'd like more details. Thanks.
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Received my Oppo BDP-93 player about a week ago. This thing is awesome. Really good player. Mostly just watch DVD's on it, with the occasional Blu-ray (more coming as shows are getting released). Settings wise, I just have the noise reduction at +1 for DVDs. Although I haven't seen much of a difference with the sharpness at +1 and sharpness at +16. I was just looking at one area while I was adjusting things. I was told that the sharpness setting utilizes Marvell's Natural Depth Expansion, which according to the article tries to bring out the details you'd get from Blu-rays. Not sure if +16 means max detail or not.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by moglia View Post

Hi,

Do you have any more information on that? I thought when outputting Blu-Ray audio via analog the PCM encoding [and if not available then regular DTS and lossy Dolby Digtial] and not Dolby Digital TrueHD or DTS-HD Master is used, nor will the receiver/amp recognize them as such. Also aren't Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD Master both lossless? Hope you are correct as that would be great but I'd like more details. Thanks.

The player will decode Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD Master and convert it to analog. The only time you are not getting the lossless soundtrack is when you are using Digital Coaxial, Optical, or when Secondary Audio is enabled and the player is Bit Streaming. With Secondary Audio OFF, HDMI set to LPCM or Bit Stream, or whenever you are using the analog outputs, the player is using the Dolby Digital TrueHD or DTS-HD Master soundtrack (assuming you have selected it. Some discs do not default to the lossless soundtrack).
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I am trying to determine what all the streaming options are on this player. I am aware of Netflix, Blockbuster, Vudu, Youtube, and Pandora. Are there any other likely candidates such as Amazon and MLB planned for the future?
post #15023 of 26644
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Originally Posted by Iwanthd View Post

I am trying to determine what all the streaming options are on this player. I am aware of Netflix, Blockbuster, Vudu, Youtube, and Pandora. Are there any other likely candidates such as Amazon and MLB planned for the future?

You missed FilmFresh and Picassa (which strictly speaking is not really streaming).

Neither Oppo nor a potential streaming partner will make announcement until all is good to go.

Buy the player (or don't buy the player) for what it does now...not what it might do or what you hope it might do at some point in the future.

cheers
blairy
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I don't believe anyone has written about this yet, but less than a week ago, Gene DellaSala of Audioholics posted a review of the Pandora upgrade on a BDP-95 in the publication's Pro Review section. Conclusion:

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There are few A/V products these days that I really get excited about. When Oppo released the BDP-95, we were pretty eager to get our hands on one. From its benchmark performance to flawless operation, the BDP-95 left us wanting very little. But, of course, I particularly like the ability to stream music sources such as Pandora to my family room system. At the time, Oppo didn't support this feature, until now.... We are happy to see that Oppo is vigorously supporting their products with routine firmware upgrades. Pandora support is icing on the cake for us. We look forward to seeing what else Oppo has in store for future upgrades. In the meantime, we're loving it as is!
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I sent an email to oppo asking if netflix.ca works on the player and they told me with the latest firmware netflix.ca works. Can anyone confirm?
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Originally Posted by Iwanthd View Post

Are there any other likely candidates such as Amazon and MLB planned for the future?

I'd love to see Amazon on the Oppo. I'm already a Prime member, but don't have access to their movies with any of my current devices.
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Originally Posted by StevenPK View Post

Hi All

2. A few posts ago it was mentioned that the rf cables from a harmony extender could plug directly in to the oppo, but do any harmony/oppo users know how to set this up in the harmony software setup?

Steven

It's been a while, but I think you just tell Harmony which devices get controlled by the extender and which by the remote (the default). So in this case, the commands for the Oppo would not be sent via IR from the remote but would be broadcast in RF, picked up by the extender, and converted to electrical or IR signals for the Oppo.

~Ken
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Originally Posted by wildchild22 View Post

I sent an email to oppo asking if netflix.ca works on the player and they told me with the latest firmware netflix.ca works. Can anyone confirm?

I'm not in Canada myself, but we've definitely had posts here already that Netflix on the 93 and 95 does indeed work in Canada
--Bob
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Yes it work in Canada, but no Dolby 5.1
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Originally Posted by StevenPK View Post

Thanks Neuro.

To clarify on the analogue interconnects... My denon can only decode regular dvd standard dts and dolby digital. It then offers pro logic II and dts neo for analogue signals. When listening to the oppo via rca connects would i set the denon to direct, stereo, or one of the faux surround modes, to notice the benefit?


Been a long time since I used my Deon 3803. I then used 5.1 inputs for SACD/DVD-A. Same kind of set up for those without HDMI and BluRay.

The player will do all the decoding and send it via the analog outs.......you set your Denon to "multichannel in" which basically just sends the decoding signals straight to the amp section.

All processing will be done in the player....here you will need to set up your speaker sizes, distances, crossover points etc.

You will NOT need to use anything in the Denon such as DPL II or DTS Neo.
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