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post #24511 of 26645
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Originally Posted by gsr View Post

Why are you worried about burning to CD's and DVD's? Using a portable hard drive or flash drive will give you capacity for a LOT more music and is a lot more flexible in that if you decide you want different music on it, you can just copy different files onto it and delete the old ones.



Hi, this is why I'm asking, so I can get different opinions. I have an external hard drive. Can I plug this directly into the Oppo or my Marantz AV8801 pre/pro?
post #24512 of 26645
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post



Hi, this is why I'm asking, so I can get different opinions. I have an external hard drive. Can I plug this directly into the Oppo or my Marantz AV8801 pre/pro?

Yes. Haven't we been talking about this today?

-Bill
post #24513 of 26645
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Are you talking about brands of burnable DVD? There actually are differences in quality; not in the playback of a good copy, but in how long they are likely to last.

"How long" is still an open question. "Everything put together falls apart" -- Rhymin' Paul Simon.

I use nothing but Taiyo Yuden DVD+R for single layer, and Verbatim for dual layer. I buy from rima.com.

-Bill



Yes ones that we buy to burn. This guy was just saying as long as its a good brand there's no sense in paying a lot of money for their so called better discs as you won't hear a difference. I see what your saying about longevity and that makes sense to me.
post #24514 of 26645
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Yes. Haven't we been talking about this today?

-Bill


Yes, it's just I'm a little lost. Like I said I'm a disc guy so when it comes to downloaded music and the way that you can get them into your system, I'm not that familiar. It does sound more convenient than burning discs.
post #24515 of 26645
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Hi, this is why I'm asking, so I can get different opinions. I have an external hard drive. Can I plug this directly into the Oppo?
That's what the USB ports are for...
post #24516 of 26645
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Originally Posted by gsr View Post

That's what the USB ports are for...



Ok, you'll have to excuse my ignorance. I'll just plug it in via esata. Will I be able to control the music through the 93's remote?
post #24517 of 26645
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post



Ok, you'll have to excuse my ignorance. I'll just plug it in via esata. Will I be able to control the music through the 93's remote?

The manual has a section on this.

-Bill
post #24518 of 26645
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

The manual has a section on this.

-Bill



Thanks for your help guys.
post #24519 of 26645
Well I burned on a good NERO program to DVD supposedly the best and highest resolution audio download in all the land. Granted it was an old Doors album but to be honest the store bought was just as good if not better. These are supposed to be from the original master recordings. Granted I haven't heard vinyl on a good system in many years, but I remember it being better than this was. I guess I'll stick with my SACD and DVD audio and MSFL discs as nothing I've heard sounds as good and I'm not going to give in to convenience over quality.
My two cents.
Edited by comfynumb - 2/6/13 at 6:04pm
post #24520 of 26645
You can rip your DVD-A's to flac (stereo and multichannel) and have convenience and original SQ as well. Not SACD (easily), but MFSL CD's, sure.

HD tracks have seen mixed reviews. Some are better than others.
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Well I burned on a good NERO program to DVD supposedly the best and highest resolution audio download in all the land. Granted it was an old Doors album but to be honest the store bought was just as good if not better. These are supposed to be from the original master recordings. Granted I haven't heard vinyl on a good system in many years, but I remember it being better than this was. I guess I'll stick with my SACD and DVD audio and MSFL discs as nothing I've heard sounds as good and I'm not going to give in to convenience over quality.
My two cents.
post #24521 of 26645
Is this one of the problems that have been found with the new Total Recall? Our BDP-93 still has it's ISO capability. Last night I played Total Recall from a HD, and had no audio problems. Several times during the movie there were narrow flashes of bright color across the screen. The flashes didn't seem to enhance the movie at all, so I'm wondering it this is a "new" Total Recall glitch.

It's the first strange event we have run into since we stopped updating our 93's firmware.
post #24522 of 26645
Does the Oppo 93 not have disc memory? I've watched a movie half way, turned it off for the night. When I turn the player back on it starts at the beginning..
I thought it would remember where I left off on the last 3-5 discs that were played.. (Meaning not finishing the movie, or pushing the stop button multiple times.)
post #24523 of 26645
I've owned a BDP-93 since launch, but I've never played a 3D Blu-ray. When I get BD box sets, I often sell off the 3D disc for $20+, because I hate 3D. Anyway, I see that for Top Gun, the picture quality on the remastered 3D version is superior to the recycled 2D disc. So my question - will the BDP-93 allow me to watch the 3D disc in 2D mode (I do not own a 3D TV) with no issues or picture downgrade? Do these discs prevent you from doing so?

Thanks
post #24524 of 26645
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Originally Posted by Ejs71 View Post

Does the Oppo 93 not have disc memory? I've watched a movie half way, turned it off for the night. When I turn the player back on it starts at the beginning..
I thought it would remember where I left off on the last 3-5 discs that were played.. (Meaning not finishing the movie, or pushing the stop button multiple times.)
The player supports memory play. Not all discs permit it, though.
post #24525 of 26645
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

Is this one of the problems that have been found with the new Total Recall? Our BDP-93 still has it's ISO capability. Last night I played Total Recall from a HD, and had no audio problems. Several times during the movie there were narrow flashes of bright color across the screen. The flashes didn't seem to enhance the movie at all, so I'm wondering it this is a "new" Total Recall glitch.

It's the first strange event we have run into since we stopped updating our 93's firmware.

are you asking about the camera lens flares like in the latest star trek movie? total recall remake has that. there was audio issues with the trueHD where you would get audio drop outs.

Jacob
post #24526 of 26645
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Originally Posted by baniels View Post

You can rip your DVD-A's to flac (stereo and multichannel) and have convenience and original SQ as well. Not SACD (easily), but MFSL CD's, sure.

HD tracks have seen mixed reviews. Some are better than others.



What is the difference between the DVD-A and the DVD+R's I've always used? Also, which sites have you used or have heard of with good SQ? How about FLAC vs WAV. Any tips would be appreciated, thanks!
post #24527 of 26645
I meant DVD-Audio. It is a high resolution audio disc format, similar to SACD. I assumed that's what you meant.

Flac is a lossless compression, the playback of which should be identical to WAV with a smaller file size.

Check out http://www.2l.no/
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

What is the difference between the DVD-A and the DVD+R's I've always used? Also, which sites have you used or have heard of with good SQ? How about FLAC vs WAV. Any tips would be appreciated, thanks!
post #24528 of 26645
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Originally Posted by jimbotron View Post

I've owned a BDP-93 since launch, but I've never played a 3D Blu-ray. When I get BD box sets, I often sell off the 3D disc for $20+, because I hate 3D. Anyway, I see that for Top Gun, the picture quality on the remastered 3D version is superior to the recycled 2D disc. So my question - will the BDP-93 allow me to watch the 3D disc in 2D mode (I do not own a 3D TV) with no issues or picture downgrade? Do these discs prevent you from doing so?

Thanks

Yes, that is supposed to work. I mean it is a feature of 3D Bu-ray that it can be played on a 2D display. I believe you get just "one eye", so quality should be the same as the 3D.

Whether that scheme is as good as a 2D version of the film might be if they put effort into it: I don't know.

-Bill
post #24529 of 26645
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Originally Posted by Ejs71 View Post

Does the Oppo 93 not have disc memory? I've watched a movie half way, turned it off for the night. When I turn the player back on it starts at the beginning..
I thought it would remember where I left off on the last 3-5 discs that were played.. (Meaning not finishing the movie, or pushing the stop button multiple times.)

DVDs and Blu-ray without java should have automatic resume,

For Blu-ray with java the programming on this disc has to manage this. That used to be rare but is slowly becoming more common.

On the older OPPO players doing STOP + STOP cancelled the resume point, so do it just once. Or pause and eject or power down.

(I don't remember testing that on the -103).

-Bill
post #24530 of 26645
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Originally Posted by baniels View Post

I meant DVD-Audio. It is a high resolution audio disc format, similar to SACD. I assumed that's what you meant.

Flac is a lossless compression, the playback of which should be identical to WAV with a smaller file size.

Check out http://www.2l.no/


Thanks for the link. That's pretty much what I heard they are nearly identical. Now I'm wondering if the dull sounding disc I recorded in WAV form is because of the limitations of the DVD-R disc I used.
post #24531 of 26645
Doubtful. If you burned the WAV to a DVD as a plain old data disc, then the wav is what was played back. I don't see where the disc could be blamed for anything.

Like i said before, the quality of the high res tracks out there are a mixed bag. IIRC, some have lower dynamic range than their CD counterparts.

I'm not saying to avoid HDTracks, just read the reviews of the version you are downloading. Make sure there aren't any negative trends.

Go get yourself a thumb drive or external HDD. It'll change your life. There's no reason to use discs outside of necessity, which has shrunk significantly in the last few years.
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

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Originally Posted by baniels View Post

I meant DVD-Audio. It is a high resolution audio disc format, similar to SACD. I assumed that's what you meant.

Flac is a lossless compression, the playback of which should be identical to WAV with a smaller file size.

Check out http://www.2l.no/


Thanks for the link. That's pretty much what I heard they are nearly identical. Now I'm wondering if the dull sounding disc I recorded in WAV form is because of the limitations of the DVD-R disc I used.
post #24532 of 26645
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Originally Posted by baniels View Post

Doubtful. If you burned the WAV to a DVD as a plain old data disc, then the wav is what was played back. I don't see where the disc could be blamed for anything.

Like i said before, the quality of the high res tracks out there are a mixed bag. IIRC, some have lower dynamic range than their CD counterparts.

I'm not saying to avoid HDTracks, just read the reviews of the version you are downloading. Make sure there aren't any negative trends.

Go get yourself a thumb drive or external HDD. It'll change your life. There's no reason to use discs outside of necessity, which has shrunk significantly in the last few years.


Ok thanks, I just put all my music on my external hard drive. Your right it looks like the way to go.
post #24533 of 26645
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Yes, that is supposed to work. I mean it is a feature of 3D Bu-ray that it can be played on a 2D display. I believe you get just "one eye", so quality should be the same as the 3D.

Whether that scheme is as good as a 2D version of the film might be if they put effort into it: I don't know.

-Bill

some blu ray have both the 2d and 3d version on it. some have it where its 3d only. it wont play if you don't have a 3d TV set if its 3d only.
I believe that the top gun 3d is on 3d disc only and that the 2d is on a separate disc. I gather from the reviews that I read.

Jacob
post #24534 of 26645
My 93 is having a hard time recognizing my esata hard drive. There's only music on it and it seems I have to tuen the HD in and off for it to show up on the Oppo several times. Is there anything I can do to solve this?
post #24535 of 26645
I believe eSATA drives are not hot-swappable. Meaning you must plug them in when the Oppo is off. Turn on the drive, then turn on the Oppo. If your drive also has a USB port, that would be an easier route. There is no appreciable difference in performance between the two - not that I've noticed. USB can be plugged in and swapped for another while the Oppo is still on. But if only eSATA, give it a try as I described.
post #24536 of 26645
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Originally Posted by baniels View Post

I believe eSATA drives are not hot-swappable. Meaning you must plug them in when the Oppo is off. Turn on the drive, then turn on the Oppo. If your drive also has a USB port, that would be an easier route. There is no appreciable difference in performance between the two - not that I've noticed. USB can be plugged in and swapped for another while the Oppo is still on. But if only eSATA, give it a try as I described.



Your right, it looks like the drive needs to be turned on first. One more thing if you can help. I have both music I downloaded from iTunes and music I ripped from my cd's on the HD, and although the cd's I ripped show up on the 93's menu it won't play them, but it plays the downloaded one no problem. It just randomly scrolls through the albums playlist and stops at the bottom. Is it a setting in audio on the 93? Thanks.
Edited by comfynumb - 2/7/13 at 8:29am
post #24537 of 26645
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

My 93 is having a hard time recognizing my esata hard drive. There's only music on it and it seems I have to tuen the HD in and off for it to show up on the Oppo several times. Is there anything I can do to solve this?

eSATA is not hot pluggable. The player should be off, then turn on the HDD, then turn on the player.
post #24538 of 26645
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

eSATA is not hot pluggable. The player should be off, then turn on the HDD, then turn on the player.



I was reading about it in the book, and it explains it, thanks for wording it so I understand better. Works good now, except it won't play my ripped cd's, only downloaded music, damn always something.
post #24539 of 26645
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Originally Posted by jimbotron View Post

So my question - will the BDP-93 allow me to watch the 3D disc in 2D mode (I do not own a 3D TV) with no issues or picture downgrade?

It depends on how the 3D disc is authored: some permit playing the 3D as 2D, some do not (those that do not usually have a separate 2D disc).

Unfortunately the Oppo can not force a 3D disc to play as 2D, if it has been authored to prevent that. The only way you could do it is to rip the 3D disc and remove the prohibition, then play the copy. This is easier with ISO capability on the Oppo, otherwise you generally have to burn a disc. BDMV folders may or may not work with 3D, but it will take up more space than the original 3D disc or ISO.
post #24540 of 26645
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Works good now, except it won't play my ripped cd's, only downloaded music, damn always something.

It will depend on whether you ripped the CDs in a format the Oppo understands: that includes container, codec inside the container and parameters of the codec, being supported.
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