You can use a small VGA monitor and connect it to the 95 by using a VGA to composite cable.
Hi all, I setup my BDP-95 last weekend, and the sound is absolutely amazing. For a while I was starting to think maybe my system sounds too digital. The full, natural sound from the BDP-95 over HDMI is leading me to suspect my system may just be very accurate in reproducing the source, good or bad
My very first experience echoes Tom's:
Very first thing I did after hooking-up the player was to see what the Netflix streaming was like, and the voices immediately grabbed my attention. Compared to watching Netflix on a PS3, the voices were so much more discrete and clear.
I have a question around playing music from USB/network vs CD. I ripped a CD to FLAC using dbPowerAmp, and each song passed the AccurateRip verification. I loaded the FLACs onto a USB key and plugged-it into the front panel. I then compared playback of the same song from CD and from FLAC on the USB. I noticed a slight difference - the CD version had a little more detail and was more natural sounding. The FLAC version was very listenable, just slightly less enjoyable than the CD.
Of course, I can't dismiss the placebo affect of expecting the CD to sound better . I plan to do more testing. I guess let me ask the question - am I correct in expecting ripped FLAC playback from USB/network to sound 100% identical to a CD on the BDP-95? Anyone have similar experience?
|Originally Posted by Glacier$ View Post
I need help and some advice setting up a wireless connection between my computer. I am running DC-8 software to play my computer files. I would like to be able to send my playlist from DC-8 to my new Oppo 95 and have it play this list, streamed from my computer preferably wirelessly. I have several questions that will help me accomplish this, assuming that it can be done.
1. There is a wireless adapter included with the Oppo 95. As I am not interested in connecting the Oppo to the internet, can I use this adapter in the Oppo to create a wireless connection between it and my computer? Yes, but you will need to use a wireless router (suggested N type). I reccomend you establish internet connection for firmware updates...not neccessary, but might be the most convienient.
2. Do I need a "bridge," as sold by Oppo in their "accessories" section or a router or access point that can be purchased from any computer supply company? Yes, see #1...available at your nearest Wal-Mart.
3. Once this connection is established, assuming it can be done in this fashion, will I be able to output my computer music files directly to the Oppo using .wav or Flak files of various resolutions, i.e. 192 for example? My sound card is an M-Audio Audiophile 192. Your Oppo can pull files to play but you can't push files/playlist from your computer to the Oppo. You'll need a DLNA server established on your computer (windows entertainment has it/Asset Upnp etc...free download) and installed for the Oppo to see files. Playlists are not supported to my knowledge yet. By streaming from computer through DLNA server, you will utilize the DACs in the Oppo...sounds awesome and should outperform your M-Audio sound card
4. Is there anything you can offer to avoid common "pitfalls" or better ways of accomplishing this task. I can run CAT 5 or Cat 6 from my computer to the Oppo if speed is an issue but I would rather not as it is in another part of the house. For wireless, the WPS technology is very helpfull in establishing easy connectivity to network. Also reccommned you read the AVS Oppo 83 DLNA/Streaming thread...very helpfull. Also, be aware of firewall restrictions; can block Oppo's ability to see DLNA program. The Oppo manual is a great starting point as well.
Would one be better served using a 2 TB external eSata drive and just move it between the computer and the Oppo? I did read the Oppo 83 DLNA/Streaming thread and it seemed to me that the wireless approach is wrought with issues, some of which seem to have simple solutions, some of which may not be so simple to resolve.
I use the 95 for streaming lossless audio. It works very well - much better than the 83. Covered some of the basics in my reviews:
Can't comment on video streaming as I don't. Still has the same clunky GUI for song selection. This needs to be augmented with a computer based point and click interface like:
which is based on the DLNA control/renderer specification. If you'd like something like this, please email Oppo and let them know. IMO, it's the main feature holding this unit back from being a serious media server competitor.