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post #10441 of 11017
Thread Starter 
Playlist is designed for you to add files to a playlist (use the GREEN button) so you have a specific track order set. The problem is this Playlist is not permanent, and will be deleted as soon as you turn off the player.

It is easier to just make a new folder and copy the files you want, rename them so they are in the proper order, than it is to use the Playlist function.
post #10442 of 11017
madaudio, Neuromancer,

Thanks for the info. I am using a networked external drive to store my music. It's very easy to access and as long as I set up the metadata correctly, the Oppo organizes the individual files into the proper albums, artists, genres, etc. I had hoped there was a metadata trick for playlists too. I'll experiment with it a bit, and also try the suggestion to create new folders for playlists. Unfortunately, the Oppo was hit and miss with recognizing some subfolders. I can keep you posted if you're interested in what I discover.

Don
post #10443 of 11017
Thread Starter 
The server or the player may not be updating the index, which is why you may not see any changes on the player. Try using an alternative program like oShare (http://sourceforge.net/projects/oshare/). This program is very compact and can easily be closed and opened in a matter of seconds. This should allow for faster, more reliably indexing.
post #10444 of 11017
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Originally Posted by JimP View Post

What I'm thinking about putting on top of it is a Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player. Why you ask, they're a few disc that were not re produced well or not at all on BluRay and I like having it available. It's not as heavy as the first generation HD-DVD players but giving this more thought, it probably would be better to put it elsewhere.
I quite agree. If you pop the cover you'd see why you might not want to put anything of weight on top of the player. There's a large circuit board covering the back half, right on top. It's back side up with all the component solder points exposed. There's no protective sheeting. While the cover is coated, and may not deflect enough to short or ground anything I wouldn't want to take the chance. cool.gif
Edited by aecad - 6/8/13 at 12:37pm
post #10445 of 11017
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Originally Posted by aecad View Post

I quite agree. If you pop the cover you'd see why you might not want to put anything of weight on top of the player. There's a large circuit board covering the back half, right on top. It's back side up with all the component solder points exposed. There's no protective sheeting. While the cover is coated, and may not deflect enough to short or ground anything I wouldn't want to take the chance. cool.gif
I know this is OT from your post but I just wanted to report that I popped the top off months ago and have been running it without. The obnoxious fan rarely comes on anymore.

Fortunately, I have my 95 in a cabinet with glass doors so as to keep the dust and stuff out. Not recommended for a media rack type fixture where everything is out in the open.

Yes the aforementioned circuit board sits about 1/4 inch below the cover but there are two 1/4 inch plastic spacers that positively keep the cover from coming in contact with the circuit board. As long as the component going on top doesn't weigh allot, I see no problem with it resting atop the 95 so long as it doesn't generate allot of heat.
post #10446 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Torqdog View Post

I know this is OT from your post but I just wanted to report that I popped the top off months ago and have been running it without. The obnoxious fan rarely comes on anymore.

Fortunately, I have my 95 in a cabinet with glass doors so as to keep the dust and stuff out. Not recommended for a media rack type fixture where everything is out in the open.

Yes the aforementioned circuit board sits about 1/4 inch below the cover but there are two 1/4 inch plastic spacers that positively keep the cover from coming in contact with the circuit board. As long as the component going on top doesn't weigh allot, I see no problem with it resting atop the 95 so long as it doesn't generate allot of heat.
I have a few dozen CD cases sitting on top of my 95, and it's in the top-left side of my entertainment cabinet behind a glass door. If I open the door, not only can I hear the fan running, but also a high-pitch sound of the disc spinning. Yes, I do have pretty good hearing, as others say they can't hear it. But with the glass door closed, it's not an issue. I know the newer 105 doesn't have a fan, but I wonder if I would still hear the sound if the disc spinning.
post #10447 of 11017
I just posted this over in the Denon AVR-4520ci thread.

I figure it would get some attention here.

The Denon AVR-4520ci/ Marantz AV8801 already has higher end TI 32 bit DAC, so it's no slouch. I figured it would be a fun comparison.


Here it goes:





Another fun night of testing. I upgraded from the Oppo BDP-93 to Oppo BDP-95.

Objectives:


  1. Sound test if the DAC inside the Oppo BDP-95 (ES9018 SABRE 32-bit DAC) surpass the Oppo BDP-93 on HDMI for critical listening.
  2. Follow up testing only on the Oppo BDP-95 using the built in DAC vs. Bit streaming
    By using HDMI bit streaming would mean I am using the Denon's AVR-4520 Texas Instrument PCM1795 DAC.
  3. Follow up testing to verify different RCAs



Setup:


I hooked up the Oppo BDP-93 and Oppo BDP-95 to different inputs on the Denon AVR-4520ci. I then used switched the HDMI audio off on the Oppo BDP-95.

Since the remotes are the same, the IR commands were picked up by both units at the same moment, so the tracks started in sync.

I then used the Denon Web Controller to switch back and forth between the inputs, and sound modes.

After I got my results I decided to try different RCAs to see what the big deal is. I first started with Stinger Audio Dream Series, these were high end car audio RCAs back in the day, triple shielding, very nice.



I then went with a more stable selection, Audioquest Big Sur RCAs ($110 for 1 meter). I'm VERY surprised how small in diameter these cables are, I was not impressed by the bulk of them.

Then I tried a custom cable I made, RG6U quad shielded, with crimp on RCA ends. I ran two of these (L&R)

Lastly, I stuck with the BDP-95 and switched the HDMI sound on and off (purely testing the capabilities of the Oppos DAC vs. the Denons DAC)



Here is a picture of the setup:





Results:


1. The BDP-93 and BDP-95 on HDMI sound ALMOST exactly the same, very tiny differences.

2. Me and my gf (making the changes for eachother) both preferred the BDP-95s DAC, but the differences were so small. The main thing we noticed was during high peak volumes of vocals the Oppo remained crystal clear and warm, the Denon seemed to have a tad of distortion.
I would honestly say that the Oppo, in our options, bested the Denon AVR-4520ci DAC by maybe 2%. I was expecting MUCH MORE of a difference.
We had to listen for over an hour to come to any conclusion, it did not smack us in the face.

3. The BDP-95 on HDMI vs. BDP-93 on HDMI, the BDP-95 sounded almost exactly the same, but there was something there that made a difference, and for some reason we both were able to pick out the Oppo BDP-95 from a blind testing. Maybe the better power supply?

4. The car audio analog cables vs. audioquest cables made 0 difference.

5. The custom RG6U quad cables sounded better then anything eek.gif



Anyways just our two young ears, playing around on a fun Sunday night. Take our opinions how you would like them.
post #10448 of 11017
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I then used the Denon Web Controller to switch back and forth between the inputs, and sound modes.

Did you compare the analog Oppo outputs in pure direct mode on the Denon? If not you are really still just checking the Denon's A/D-Processing-D/A chain and would likely hear little to no difference between the Oppos.
post #10449 of 11017
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Originally Posted by obie_fl View Post

Did you compare the analog Oppo outputs in pure direct mode on the Denon? If not you are really still just checking the Denon's A/D-Processing-D/A chain and would likely hear little to no difference between the Oppos.

I ran them in pure direct in which the screen of the denon dims off.
post #10450 of 11017
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Originally Posted by kamiraa View Post

I ran them in pure direct in which the screen of the denon dims off.

It has never been clear in the denon forum if an hdmi signal still doesn't go through a ADC then DAC conversions even in pure direct mode. It just doesn't allow adjustment of audyssey parameters and dims the display. My old denon used to have separate analog inputs labeled ext in that went straight to the amp circuts. Today's denons no longer have that.
post #10451 of 11017
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Originally Posted by kamiraa View Post

I ran them in pure direct in which the screen of the denon dims off.

There is no difference between the 93 and 95 via HDMI so it makes sense you hear little to no difference. The difference is in the 95's analogue out/power supply.
post #10452 of 11017
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Originally Posted by glangford View Post

It has never been clear in the denon forum if an hdmi signal still doesn't go through a ADC then DAC conversions even in pure direct mode. It just doesn't allow adjustment of audyssey parameters and dims the display. My old denon used to have separate analog inputs labeled ext in that went straight to the amp circuts. Today's denons no longer have that.

Not to mention there are better preamps on the planet that might be a tad more revealing. Most of the time the big pro reviewers are using reference level systems where each component costs more than our entire systems, and they have to work hard to quantify a difference (if any).
post #10453 of 11017
wondering if the 95 can output a 5.1 movie track as a quasi 7.1 track via analogue? thanks in advance.
post #10454 of 11017
^ Nope. No Surround Sound processing in the player (to raise a smaller number of content channels to a greater number of output speakers). That said, the decoding of some DTS 5.1 tracks in a 7.1 Analog output configuration does, I believe, spread the Side Surround content into the Rear Surrounds due to the arcane rules DTS imposes for decoding their tracks.
--Bob
post #10455 of 11017
I have just upgraded from a Oppo BDP-83SE to the BDP-95 (one of the last ones on Amazon)... I can tell you there is a difference between the 95 over the 83SE. While the difference is not dramatic, it is noticeable. The 95 has lower bass output but has better imaging and soundstage. I am pleasantly surprised at how much better the Oppos are over my older Marantz SA8001 CD player and the Pioneer BDP09FD Blu-ray/CD players.
post #10456 of 11017
"Refurbished" BDP-95 Players Back in Stock

http://www.oppodigital.com/proddetail.asp?prod=ZBDP95

The OPPO Digital web site is showing Refurbished BDP-95 players back in stock. The usual, modest discount is offered. Same warranty as a new unit.

When they say quantities are limited, they ain't kidding. If interested, don't dawdle.
--Bob
post #10457 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

"Refurbished" BDP-95 Players Back in Stock

http://www.oppodigital.com/proddetail.asp?prod=ZBDP95

The OPPO Digital web site is showing Refurbished BDP-95 players back in stock. The usual, modest discount is offered. Same warranty as a new unit.

When they say quantities are limited, they ain't kidding. If interested, don't dawdle.
--Bob

Just placed an order. Heard much about these players and finally jumped on board!
post #10458 of 11017
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

"Refurbished" BDP-95 Players Back in Stock

http://www.oppodigital.com/proddetail.asp?prod=ZBDP95

The OPPO Digital web site is showing Refurbished BDP-95 players back in stock. The usual, modest discount is offered. Same warranty as a new unit.

When they say quantities are limited, they ain't kidding. If interested, don't dawdle.
--Bob

Brand new unit here smile.gif

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1476275/oppo-bdp-95-new-in-the-box
post #10459 of 11017
Just received my refurbed unit yesterday and so far am quite impressed. Packaging was top notch....player seems built like a tank. It outweighs my Panasonic Blu-Ray and Pio DVD/CD player combined. Loads fast and audio sounds great. Will have to check it out more extensively as I only have it connected via HDMI as awaiting new speakers and receiver but so far so good!
post #10460 of 11017
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Originally Posted by RC1991 View Post

Just received my refurbed unit yesterday and so far am quite impressed. Packaging was top notch....player seems built like a tank. It outweighs my Panasonic Blu-Ray and Pio DVD/CD player combined. Loads fast and audio sounds great. Will have to check it out more extensively as I only have it connected via HDMI as awaiting new speakers and receiver but so far so good!
You should notice an even greater improvement in sound by hooking it up using the analog outputs on the 95. Of course this all depends on what receiver or pre-pro you have or plan to get and what DACs it is using and whether it has analog bypass capabilities.

Welcome to the club! smile.gif
post #10461 of 11017
This is my first post on the OPPO BDP-95. I have had my unit for about 1.5 years. I’m not a big SACD 5.1 or HI Rez guy just a person that likes very clean and dynamic sound. System consists of original Fosgate Audionics MC330 LCR and Sunfire mk. IV sub. I am currently using Carver Premiere 705 amp. Speaker cables are MIT 750 music hose and MIT 330 interconnects. I have owned Infinity 2.5, Acoustat 2+2, Acoustat 4400 and Thiel 3.5 speakers. I also have owned a Threshold S500-Series 2 biased to 160watts pure class A and Pass Lab Aleph 3. I listen mainly to red book cds. My listening room is a converted 20x21 garage. I have previously owned Fosgate 3A; Citation 7, Citation 5 and a Kell Showcase surround processors as well as EVS ultimate attenuators. I have used all the various setups and base management possibilities. None of them comes close to the sound I get now and for a lot less money. I picked up a Snell EC300 active crossover. I had a stereo attenuator build with a Nobles volume pod.
I place the output on the BDP-95 to fixed and run the stereo attenuator directly out of the dedicated stereo jack directly into the Snell EC300 activate crossover then I come off the High Pass directly to the amp. The Snell cross over has a summoned sub out. I take the summoned out to the Sunfire Sub. I’m sitting 12'.5" from my speakers that are 10' apart center to center. The sound is so clean and dynamic. Running the BDP-95 or any CD player directly to the amp will not give you the head room of an active crossover. The advantage of this is there is zero switching of sources and tremendous headroom. The Snell pumps ot ten volts. Do not believe people when they tell you all you need is 2.0 volt output to achieve maximum output. This simply is not true. Now don’t get me wrong you can spend mega bucks for top level preamps and get this sound but at unheard of prices. Running the 95 this way really lets the ES9018 SABRE 32-bit dacs sing. I always thought the BDP-83SE sounded more musical even though it was not as accurate. I also felt it had a more reach out and touch you sound field. Not any more. Running the BDP-95 as described the sound is MEATY, with a coherency, dynamic headroom and warmth I only hear from some of the top ticket gear I cannot afford.
Just thought I would Share.
post #10462 of 11017
^

I'm glad it is sounding so good for you. I have always been curious about active crossover's.
post #10463 of 11017
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Originally Posted by home theater View Post

I have always thought that the shorter the signal path the better but unless the soruce component has alot of head room ( volts ) output the dynamics suffer. My EAD 7000 -III could push alot of output I believe 12 volts maybe more and worked quite well in a passive system connected directly to the amp, Myself I would be curious to see how a high doller preamp or current day high quality activive crossover would compare in my sound system but I do not have the resources to compare.

I have the BDP-95's analog outs connected to an Outlaw Audio 990 preamp/processor. It's specs say the output voltage on it is 9V peak. For movies, the volume level on the front display usually is around -25dB, but for CD audio, I go between -20 and -10dB, since some recordings are louder or softer than others. I have not tried directly connecting the Oppo to the Outlaw 7500 amp, and taking the 990 preamp/processor out of the loop.
post #10464 of 11017
I have always thought that the shorter the signal path the better but unless the source component has a lot of head room (volts) output the dynamics suffer. My EAD 7000 -III could push a lot of output I believe 12 volts maybe more and worked quite well in a passive system connected directly to the amp, Myself I would be curious to see how a high dollar preamp or current day high quality active crossover would compare in my sound system but I do not have the resources to compare.
post #10465 of 11017
Re: the two preceding posts. First time I ever saw a reply to a post before it was posted! eek.gif
post #10466 of 11017

I sold mine!

post #10467 of 11017
Sounds similar to my problem. I have to tun off the player and turn it back on in order for the disc to play. If I stop the movie, I can't make it play again (not even open the tray) unless I turn the player off and back on. I've been postponing removing the all region mod in order to see if it is the cause of the problem, but I guess I'll have to find the time before the guarantee runs out.
post #10468 of 11017
Does anyone know if forced French subtitles can be removed from French BD's like some other players can?
post #10469 of 11017
If they are truly "forced" then the answer is no. If they are simply ON by default then possibly. Press the Subtitles button on the remote and see if you can select a different Subtitle stream or OFF.
--Bob
post #10470 of 11017
Yes, they're forced.

How unfortunate as other machines can.
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