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post #10141 of 11017
I've occasionally turned on my 95 to see the OPPO logo looking like the old PONG logo - extremely blocky lettering. The video would also output in this fashion until I did a re-boot. Strange. I have current firmware.
post #10142 of 11017
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Originally Posted by greylight44 View Post

I've occasionally turned on my 95 to see the OPPO logo looking like the old PONG logo - extremely blocky lettering. The video would also output in this fashion until I did a re-boot. Strange. I have current firmware.
Sounds like handshake issues, quite common in the world of HDMI. I found that turning on my display first before powering up the Oppo seemed to do the trick.
post #10143 of 11017
I keep seeing the problem. It seems that opening the tray to change discs triggers it. The player works if I leave a disc inside, turn it off and turn it back on. If I stop playback and open the tray, the disc (same or different) won't load unless I switch off the player with the disc in the tray and turn it back on.

Tried several Blu-Rays and DVDs with same results.

Time to call Oppo?
Edited by ls1115 - 1/27/13 at 9:28am
post #10144 of 11017
I apologize in advance for rehashing this subject but I'm looking for some solid, up-to-date, recommendations on a small screen to connect the 95 with in order to avoid using my HDTV for music playback. I know that a 20 or 22" Haer model has been mentioned a few times in the past but has anyone experimented with any others? If not, is Haer the way to go and, if so, which model? Can you also recommend the best connection method as well and with what type of cable?

Thank you.
post #10145 of 11017
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Originally Posted by marcuslaw View Post

I apologize in advance for rehashing this subject but I'm looking for some solid, up-to-date, recommendations on a small screen to connect the 95 with in order to avoid using my HDTV for music playback. I know that a 20 or 22" Haer model has been mentioned a few times in the past but has anyone experimented with any others? If not, is Haer the way to go and, if so, which model? Can you also recommend the best connection method as well and with what type of cable?

Thank you.

are you doing pandora? you can turn the screen off with the pure audio option. I dont know if you can do that with regular music. I am sure someone else can say yes or no.

Jacob
post #10146 of 11017
Yes Jacob. You can connect a small monitor to the analog video out. If you do a search of earlier posts in this thread, you can read about the practice. BTW. Pure Audio still sends video information to your HDTV. I believe its only "black", but still. I don't want the big panel on for music playback including Pandora.
post #10147 of 11017
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Originally Posted by marcuslaw View Post

I apologize in advance for rehashing this subject but I'm looking for some solid, up-to-date, recommendations on a small screen to connect the 95 with in order to avoid using my HDTV for music playback. I know that a 20 or 22" Haer model has been mentioned a few times in the past but has anyone experimented with any others? If not, is Haer the way to go and, if so, which model? Can you also recommend the best connection method as well and with what type of cable?

Thank you.

Amongst other solutions see my post on page 324 of this thread. I used the composite video out of the 95 into a composite to rgb converter box (digitek) to connect the 95 to my PC screen, which has both a DVI and an RGB connection. The screen's menu button allows me to switch between the input from the 95 and the input from my PC. This works for me as my PC is permanently located in my HT/music room
post #10148 of 11017

I have a BDP-95 with ISO support software in excellent condition that i want to sell. What would be an excellent price to sell it for?

post #10149 of 11017
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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post

I have a BDP-95 with ISO support software in excellent condition that i want to sell. What would be an excellent price to sell it for?
"Excellent" for you or "excellent" for me?biggrin.gif
post #10150 of 11017
Exactly!
post #10151 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Torqdog View Post

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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post

I have a BDP-95 with ISO support software in excellent condition that i want to sell. What would be an excellent price to sell it for?
"Excellent" for you or "excellent" for me?biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by xxxxxx View Post

Exactly!

 

Very funny guysbiggrin.gif! Now be gentlemen enough to make me whole...

post #10152 of 11017
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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post


Very funny guys:D ! Now be gentlemen enough to make me whole...
I'll pay you $1 for your BDP-95 if you cover the PayPal fees and offer free shipping. biggrin.gif
post #10153 of 11017
There's a guy selling an ISO-enabled 95 on Audiogon for $950 (plus the buyer pays PayPal fees and shipping). It's been on there for 22 days (8 days left) without selling. Of course, shipping and PayPal fees could easily take it over $1000.

The only ISO-enabled 95's currently on eBay are all units that are also region free (new or manufacturer refurbished). A refurbished one of these sold for $1100 shipped. Maybe you could up your chances of selling it for more by adding the region-free mod?

I'm contemplating selling mine too so I've been keeping an eye on what they're selling for (mine is ISO-enabled also).
Edited by xxxxxx - 1/31/13 at 8:18pm
post #10154 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Roger Dressler View Post


If the AVR can accept 7.1, it can also have control over what happens to the 5.1 signals. Some allow users to choose "sides/rears/both" and of course PLIIx and Neo:X would not work if the signal came in as 7.1.
But which 5.1 speakers? In a proper 7.1 setup, neither the surrounds or the rears are in the ideal position for 5.1.

I have no problem in having a process that spreads the signals across all 4 speakers (as that phantom images much closer to the correct position for 5.1). My issue is that the user has no way to express a preference, other than the "throw baby from the train" downmix to 5.1 option. I think I am making some headway in making this a flexible option in future.

 

Roger,

 

Did you upgrade to the BDP-105, and if yes how does it sund compared to the BDP-95

post #10155 of 11017
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

Roger,

Did you upgrade to the BDP-105, and if yes how does it sund compared to the BDP-95
No. I'm using a 93 in the main system and an 83 in another.
post #10156 of 11017
When using the 5.0 analog outputs on the 95, do speaker "distance" settings function in the Setup Menu. For example, will setting the front left and right speaker distances to 12 ft, and the center channel distance to 14 ft accomplish the correct delay via the analog outs?
Also, the "Test tone" button in the Speaker Config menu in Setup is grayed-out. Why?

Thanks All
post #10157 of 11017
1) Yes

2) Most likely because you have content loaded (such as a disc in the tray)

Note that if you play an SACD disc with DSD-Direct-to-Analog Conversion in effect, then no audio processing is possible -- including distance adjustments. Use SACD Output PCM instead.
--Bob
post #10158 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Note that if you play an SACD disc with DSD-Direct-to-Analog Conversion in effect, then no audio processing is possible -- including distance adjustments. Use SACD Output PCM instead.
--Bob
I think I can say with some certainty that that depends on what content one is listening to. If you're listening to a string symphony that has been recorded direct to DSD with all DSD processing, then using the DSD output option will sound sweeter than converting to PCM. For popular music, there should be little difference. I believe that on most all classical music SACD's these days (with the exception of the three channel RCA Living Stereo recordings) there's nothing but ambiance in that center channel so you are not going to miss the time delay anyway. Even with content in the center channel, a difference in distance of only 2 feet should be barely perceptible, if at all. I would go with the DSD direct in that situation, unless you really prefer the sound of PCM conversion.
post #10159 of 11017
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Originally Posted by xxxxxx View Post

There's a guy selling an ISO-enabled 95 on Audiogon for $950 (plus the buyer pays PayPal fees and shipping). It's been on there for 22 days (8 days left) without selling. Of course, shipping and PayPal fees could easily take it over $1000.

The only ISO-enabled 95's currently on eBay are all units that are also region free (new or manufacturer refurbished). A refurbished one of these sold for $1100 shipped. Maybe you could up your chances of selling it for more by adding the region-free mod?

I'm contemplating selling mine too so I've been keeping an eye on what they're selling for (mine is ISO-enabled also).

 

I hear you!That 'guy' is mesmile.gif ... I'm hesistant to add region free mods since i know nothing about them and would hate to be responsible sould something not work and besides, i have no region 2,3, or 4 disks to test the mod.

post #10160 of 11017
Just gotta ask.

Haven't you run across a BluRay disk that needed the firmware download or does that not affect the firmware that permits playback of ISOs?


Also, if it hasn't sold in 22 days then it's priced too high. Check the most recent completed auctions on ebay to get some idea of what they should sell for.
post #10161 of 11017
I have a question regarding my 95. Does anyone foresee a problem with plugging the 95 into a switched outlet on my power conditioner meaning that everytime I shut down my system, power will be disconnected from the 95? I know that when people run into various problems one of the suggested "fixes" is to remove the power cord from the unit for a short period of time. Will there be any potentially harmful effects caused by essentially doing this everytime I shut the system down?
post #10162 of 11017
^ Yes. Don't do it. Among other things, settings changes are saved during the normal power down cycle. Simply cutting wall power to the player is a bad idea.

If you meant disconnecting wall power AFTER the player has been powered down normally, then no problem.
--Bob
post #10163 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ Yes. Don't do it. Among other things, settings changes are saved during the normal power down cycle. Simply cutting wall power to the player is a bad idea.

If you meant disconnecting wall power AFTER the player has been powered down normally, then no problem.
--Bob
Thanks for the prompt response. Yes, I mean after the player has been powered down normally.

The reason I'm thinking about this is we have on VERY rare occasions, power surges caused mostly by ferocious wind storms that topple trees and bring down power lines. I have a friend in town who lost allot of stuff and is still tangling with the power company trying to resolve issues. I would sleep better at night not having this to worry about.
post #10164 of 11017
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Originally Posted by JimP View Post

Just gotta ask.

Haven't you run across a BluRay disk that needed the firmware download or does that not affect the firmware that permits playback of ISOs?


Also, if it hasn't sold in 22 days then it's priced too high. Check the most recent completed auctions on ebay to get some idea of what they should sell for.


I haven't run into any Blu-Ray disc problems that required me to move to a newer firmware that no longer supports ISO. Maybe I've just been lucky.

There hasn't been a used 95 with ISO support (but not the region-free mod) for sale on eBay since October so there really is nothing on eBay to go by. Also, I wouldn't necessarily give up and lower the price just because it's been for sale in ONE location for 22 days, unless I was in a hurry to sell it.
post #10165 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Torqdog View Post

Thanks for the prompt response. Yes, I mean after the player has been powered down normally.

The reason I'm thinking about this is we have on VERY rare occasions, power surges caused mostly by ferocious wind storms that topple trees and bring down power lines. I have a friend in town who lost allot of stuff and is still tangling with the power company trying to resolve issues. I would sleep better at night not having this to worry about.

This is what UPS and surge protectors are for, jes sayin'. And FWIW, being powered off is no guarantee of "protection" as long as it's still plugged in. At least with Oppo you can rest assured that it'll get repaired cheaply and quickly.
post #10166 of 11017
Quick question:
Does the balanced XLR outputs automatically downconvert all multi-channel tracks to 2 ch. stereo?
post #10167 of 11017
^ Almost. (NOTE: LFE channel content is discarded.)

When playing an SACD using DSD, no audio processing is possible -- including no down mixing.

Also, if Stereo Signal FRONT LEFT/RIGHT is set, then the down mix is controlled by the multi-channel Analog Speaker Configuration settings, including what happens to LFE.
--Bob
post #10168 of 11017
How long is the HDMI cable that came with the 95?
post #10169 of 11017
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Originally Posted by JimP View Post

How long is the HDMI cable that came with the 95?

6ft.

-Bill
post #10170 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

The OPPO Digital web site is now showing that they are Out of Stock of the BDP-95.

It's been a long, happy run, but it's time to make way for the new BDP-105.

OPPO points out that Crutchfield still has BDP-95 units in stock (for now), and that may very well be true for other resellers as well.

Also, it is still possible that "refurbished" 95s may pop up on the OPPO Digital web page from time to time. These tend to get snapped up almost immediately, so if you spot a "refurbished" offer on the OPPO Digital web site, and are interested, be prepared to move quickly.
--Bob

I came across this post from Bob while trying to get caught up from a month-and-a-half long absence off the thread. This is my first milestone of sorts with Oppo as a more than satisfied owner of first a 93 then a 95. I will treasure this black box for years to come. There's a running joke in my house about how I refer to the 95 as "my precious" uttered in the same manner as Gollum from LOTR. On rare occasions when we watch a BD on the 95 rather than an adjacent Sony BDP-S350, my son will ask excitedly, "Daddy, are you firing up 'your precious' ?!?!?". Anyhow, just thought I'd share that on the heels of the end of its "long, happy run" on Oppo Digitial. smile.gif
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