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post #6241 of 11017
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Originally Posted by mpauline View Post

I have the Spears/Munsil BR benchmark disc. I could not find any test tones on it but did play the two 7.1 demonstration samples and still no sound from the back channels. Looks like the SBL/SBR rear channels outputs on the OPPO are not working as I cannot get a test tone from them either. Will speak with the Canadian distributor tomorrow.

Yes, I meant the demo. material:
On the Spears/Munsil BR disk I just tested the following 2 tracks:
Demonstration Material: DTS-MD - MR7.1 and Dolby TrueHD - Calalyst7.1
BDP-95 settings: All speakers large; SW ON; Downmix: 7.1

I can hear the test pattern in both cases, while monitoring only the SBL/SBR BDP-95 output channels. Note that if you set the 95 downmix mode to 5.1, you will hear nothing from the SBL/SBR output channels.

Sounds like you might have a problem. Being Canadian, I'll be interested to see what our distributor says and, if you have to return it, what the turnaround time is.
post #6242 of 11017
Got mine hooked up with analog 5.1 outputs (thanks all for the advice on Monoprice cables).

One question...

With my previous player using S/PDIF, discs recorded with 2.0 channel would get Pro Logic decoding applied to them, giving me decent surround sound with 2.0 stereo discs or decent mono sound from the center channel with 2.0 mono discs.

Now 2.0 discs have no Pro Logic applied and come out the front left and rights only. No center, no rears.

Is there a setting on the BDP-95 to apply Pro Logic on 2.0 soundtracks so I can get surround from the analog 7.1 outputs?

Thanks!
post #6243 of 11017
I've owned Oppo BDP 95EU for 7 months now and I like it a lot, I've also used the ethernet connection from the Oppo to the modem and works great, but today I tried to setup wireless connection for the first time and it's not working for me... when I insert the USB dongle into the USB slot (front or back, doesn't matter) I get this error:

"Not Support"

..in the upper right-hand corner.

When I go the Setup anyway, to create a wireless connection, "Scan" doesn't detect anything, and when try "Manual" Oppo freezes so the only way to get back into the main dashboard, is to shut down and then power up again.

What gives? Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks for your help.
post #6244 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Robert Simandl View Post

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Is there a setting on the BDP-95 to apply Pro Logic on 2.0 soundtracks so I can get surround from the analog 7.1 outputs?

Thanks!

There is no decoding capability with the 95 that allows 2 channel audio sources to be decoded to Pro Logic, (or Neo etc..) for surround listening.
My understanding is that this stereo --> surround decoding capability is usually provided by the receiver.
post #6245 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Robert Simandl View Post

Got mine hooked up with analog 5.1 outputs (thanks all for the advice on Monoprice cables).

One question...

With my previous player using S/PDIF, discs recorded with 2.0 channel would get Pro Logic decoding applied to them, giving me decent surround sound with 2.0 stereo discs or decent mono sound from the center channel with 2.0 mono discs.

Now 2.0 discs have no Pro Logic applied and come out the front left and rights only. No center, no rears.

Is there a setting on the BDP-95 to apply Pro Logic on 2.0 soundtracks so I can get surround from the analog 7.1 outputs?

Thanks!

The player does not process the audio with PLIIx or otherwise. The simplest solution (since you have a 95) is to also hook up the dedicated Stereo Analog outputs to a Stereo Analog input on your AVR. Select that AVR input when playing stereo movie tracks and your AVR should offer surround sound processing.
--Bob
post #6246 of 11017
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Originally Posted by inewbie View Post

I've owned Oppo BDP 95EU for 7 months now and I like it a lot, I've also used the ethernet connection from the Oppo to the modem and works great, but today I tried to setup wireless connection for the first time and it's not working for me... when I insert the USB dongle into the USB slot (front or back, doesn't matter) I get this error:

"Not Support"

..in the upper right-hand corner.

When I go the Setup anyway, to create a wireless connection, "Scan" doesn't detect anything, and when try "Manual" Oppo freezes so the only way to get back into the main dashboard, is to shut down and then power up again.

What gives? Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks for your help.

Give OPPO A call. Sounds like you have a faulty Wifi dongle.
--Bob
post #6247 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Give OPPO A call. Sounds like you have a faulty Wifi dongle.
--Bob

Will do, thanks.
post #6248 of 11017
For anyone using the 95 straight to an amp, what is your volume range like? I've connected mine to an Emotiva XPA series and the first volume step off 0 is probably around 45db which limits my range. It's in a 2 channel system, so I can't see the menus of the Oppo yet(will be getting a monitor for that later)

The SQ is quite good except for this issue. Is there something in the settings I can adjust, or is the left/right output set as is? As the Emo amps have an unusually high gain and my Paradigm Signature 6 speakers are 91 sens., is my only option either a pre amp or an amp with less gain?
post #6249 of 11017
I have found that CD, SACD, DVD and BD's all have different volumes of their own.

Some of the disc's are very hot and I cannot turn them up much more than 60 on the Oppo, while I have found that some can be turned up to 100, and I would like them louder.

I am referring to Classical titles on Cd and SACD. There may be a differe3nce with various other styles of music.
post #6250 of 11017
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Originally Posted by runnin' View Post

For anyone using the 95 straight to an amp, what is your volume range like? I've connected mine to an Emotiva XPA series and the first volume step off 0 is probably around 45db which limits my range. It's in a 2 channel system, so I can't see the menus of the Oppo yet(will be getting a monitor for that later)

The SQ is quite good except for this issue. Is there something in the settings I can adjust, or is the left/right output set as is? As the Emo amps have an unusually high gain and my Paradigm Signature 6 speakers are 91 sens., is my only option either a pre amp or an amp with less gain?

I'm at 45-55 using the volume in the Oppo directly to my amps. What if you back off the trim levels in the audio processing menu to like -10 for your left front and right front speakers? I think you can go beyond -10 if needed.
post #6251 of 11017
thanks for the responses, I think I will need to get a TV monitor of some kind for the 2 channel system so I can find these menus and experiment. So far I've only got about 10 hours on it, and I'm headed out of town now for a few more weeks. Bummer!
post #6252 of 11017
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Originally Posted by runnin' View Post

thanks for the responses, I think I will need to get a TV monitor of some kind for the 2 channel system so I can find these menus and experiment. So far I've only got about 10 hours on it, and I'm headed out of town now for a few more weeks. Bummer!

just in case you didn't see this earlier in the thread, a very compact 7" LCD monitor (compos. video) is perfectly adequate if you want to see see navigation menus and oppo settings, and for whatever reason don't have a regular monitor/TV around. compact monitor for BDP-95.
post #6253 of 11017
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Originally Posted by runnin' View Post

As the Emo amps have an unusually high gain and my Paradigm Signature 6 speakers are 91 sens., is my only option either a pre amp or an amp with less gain?

Nope recommend Rothwell attenuators -10db. I'm using Xlr version.
Other brand attenuators availible too.
post #6254 of 11017
Hello everyone,

I purchased the Oppo BDP-95 a month and half ago. I have a 5.1 system that consists of MartinLogan Vantage (Fronts), Montage (Rears), Motif (Center), Depth-i (Sub). The Oppo is connected via HDMI, Multi-Channel, and Dedicted Stereo into a Pioneer Elite SC-37. I am also using the Oppo to stream high res files off my server using Foobar as a renderer. Thanks to everyone on this forum for all the valuable advise.

Over the last month I have done extensive AB'ing between the Oppo, Analog and digital vs. my server running Foobar>ASUS Xonar Essence STX>Pioneer SC-37 via digital coax. The digital out of the Xonar supports sample rates up to 192KHZ which the Pioneer SC-37 correctly displays when I hit the status button.

The difference between the analog outs of the Oppo vs. digital-in off the ASUS Xonar STX is very suttle. I do like the overall presentation of the Oppo but I was expecting more of a difference. The bass from the Oppo is little bit tighter and the highs are a little more silkier. But I have to really listen for it and it is not apparant right off the bat.

Do you guys think it is the SC-37 that is causing the difference to be suttle. I am not sure if I went with a Marantz AV-7005 and MM-7055 combo it would make a bigger dfference in the sound.
post #6255 of 11017
I had a very unusual situation. Downloaded an Hdtrack album in the Flac format that I store in my Synology NAS. I have a good library of Flac files and so far no problem with the 95. This one album I downloaded contained 7 tracks and the first one about 280K will hang the BDP95 when you try to display all of the entries in the folder using DLNA, only way out is to power off the BDP95. As a workaround, I deleted the first track and the 95 is able to access tracks 2-7. I then copied all tracks to a thumb drive and the player had no problem accessing tracks 1-7. I also have the DSAUDIO application with my Iphone and was able to play all tracks without a problem from the Synology NAS. At first I was thinking it was a Synology issue, but since DSAUDIO can open the folder and play all files I am not so sure if it is. Is this something I should let Oppo know about or can someone recommend additional diagnostics I should collect?
post #6256 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Santelises View Post

I had a very unusual situation. Downloaded an Hdtrack album in the Flac format that I store in my Synology NAS. I have a good library of Flac files and so far no problem with the 95. This one album I downloaded contained 7 tracks and the first one about 280K will hang the BDP95 when you try to display all of the entries in the folder using DLNA, only way out is to power off the BDP95. As a workaround, I deleted the first track and the 95 is able to access tracks 2-7. I then copied all tracks to a thumb drive and the player had no problem accessing tracks 1-7. I also have the DSAUDIO application with my Iphone and was able to play all tracks without a problem from the Synology NAS. At first I was thinking it was a Synology issue, but since DSAUDIO can open the folder and play all files I am not so sure if it is. Is this something I should let Oppo know about or can someone recommend additional diagnostics I should collect?

The download sites are notorious for poorly encoded FLAC files. Try re-encoding the affected FLAC and see if that fixes it.
post #6257 of 11017
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Originally Posted by MagnoliaMOE View Post

Hello everyone,

I purchased the Oppo BDP-95 a month and half ago. I have a 5.1 system that consists of MartinLogan Vantage (Fronts), Montage (Rears), Motif (Center), Depth-i (Sub). The Oppo is connected via HDMI, Multi-Channel, and Dedicted Stereo into a Pioneer Elite SC-37. I am also using the Oppo to stream high res files off my server using Foobar as a renderer. Thanks to everyone on this forum for all the valuable advise.

Over the last month I have done extensive AB'ing between the Oppo, Analog and digital vs. my server running Foobar>ASUS Xonar Essence STX>Pioneer SC-37 via digital coax. The digital out of the Xonar supports sample rates up to 192KHZ which the Pioneer SC-37 correctly displays when I hit the status button.

The difference between the analog outs of the Oppo vs. digital-in off the ASUS Xonar STX is very suttle. I do like the overall presentation of the Oppo but I was expecting more of a difference. The bass from the Oppo is little bit tighter and the highs are a little more silkier. But I have to really listen for it and it is not apparant right off the bat.

Do you guys think it is the SC-37 that is causing the difference to be suttle. I am not sure if I went with a Marantz AV-7005 and MM-7055 combo it would make a bigger dfference in the sound.

Good chance the Pioneer is the offender in this case, having said that a little more time and minor tweaking may tell a different story!

Tweaking
1. reposition your mains ( mark before you move)
2.Caig pro gold your contacts ( the plastic caps on the 95's rca outs have plastic residue and not a little)

Time
1. The Oppo will take from 500 to 700 hrs to settle with no further changes
my 95 has been in my set up since March 12th and the last two things most apparent to settle where inner detail "Mids" and the one not expected, extreme refinement of the upper octaves "Air" Now couple that with even more extended deeper bass


Only after this would I change the your Preamp options, but the latter could save you some cash, At least till your ready to upgrade!

Hope this helps!
post #6258 of 11017
Thanks for the pointer I did try that also, encoding it again and no change in behavior. However, since I can play the same file when copied to a thumb drive directly attached to the 95 and I can play the same file using DSAUDIO from my Iphone from the NAS I would think if it was encoded incorrectly I would have a problem playing it from the thumb drive also. It seems specific to the DLNA interaction.
post #6259 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Santelises View Post

Thanks for the pointer I did try that also, encoding it again and no change in behavior. However, since I can play the same file when copied to a thumb drive directly attached to the 95 and I can play the same file using DSAUDIO from my Iphone from the NAS I would think if it was encoded incorrectly I would have a problem playing it from the thumb drive also. It seems specific to the DLNA interaction.

If possible you might try a different DLNA server to see if the behavior changes. Twonky has been good to me.

Please report what you find to OPPO.

-Bill
post #6260 of 11017
Updated Manuals are starting to appear on the Oppo UK site for the BDP-93EU and the BDP-95EU. The English versions have been updated:

http://www.oppo-bluray.co.uk/custome...ces/downloads/

ETA: Manual Updates for the North American version BDP-93 and BDP-95 are also now available on the Oppo Digital site:

http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-b...3-Support.aspx

http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-b...5-Support.aspx

--Bob
post #6261 of 11017
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Originally Posted by MagnoliaMOE View Post

Hello everyone,

I purchased the Oppo BDP-95 a month and half ago. I have a 5.1 system that consists of MartinLogan Vantage (Fronts), Montage (Rears), Motif (Center), Depth-i (Sub). The Oppo is connected via HDMI, Multi-Channel, and Dedicted Stereo into a Pioneer Elite SC-37. I am also using the Oppo to stream high res files off my server using Foobar as a renderer. Thanks to everyone on this forum for all the valuable advise.

Over the last month I have done extensive AB'ing between the Oppo, Analog and digital vs. my server running Foobar>ASUS Xonar Essence STX>Pioneer SC-37 via digital coax. The digital out of the Xonar supports sample rates up to 192KHZ which the Pioneer SC-37 correctly displays when I hit the status button.

The difference between the analog outs of the Oppo vs. digital-in off the ASUS Xonar STX is very sutler. I do like the overall presentation of the Oppo but I was expecting more of a difference. The bass from the Oppo is little bit tighter and the highs are a little more silkier. But I have to really listen for it and it is not apparent right off the bat.

Do you guys think it is the SC-37 that is causing the difference to be sutler. I am not sure if I went with a Marantz AV-7005 and MM-7055 combo it would make a bigger difference in the sound.

Hello,

I think you've come across how a HardDrive source can sound HD.
Have you done a Oppo digital out vs. ASUS Xonar Essence STX digital out comparison?
I know analog out is why we buy the 95, just as a reference.
How many hrs on the 95?
What analog cables?
The 95 may have a better power supply, more HighEnd, than the Pio.
That "2%" (just guessing) better is what audiophiles kill for.
The: "The bass from the Oppo is little bit tighter and the highs are a little more silkier" may be all you get!
Reveal in it.
post #6262 of 11017
Files VS disc?

So what is the verdict on SQ from the oppo 95 when playing music from external storage VS playing it on the discs? Assuming they are both lossless does one sound better than the other or do they mostly sound the same?
post #6263 of 11017
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIG ED View Post

Hello,

I think you've come across how a HardDrive source can sound HD.
Have you done a Oppo digital out vs. ASUS Xonar Essence STX digital out comparison?
I know analog out is why we buy the 95, just as a reference.
How many hrs on the 95?
What analog cables?
The 95 may have a better power supply, more HighEnd, than the Pio.
That "2%" (just guessing) better is what audiophiles kill for.
The: "The bass from the Oppo is little bit tighter and the highs are a little more silkier" may be all you get!
Reveal in it.

Thanks for the reply. I am using Audioquest Alpha-Snake interconnects. Nothing special. I have compared the digital out of the Oppo to the digital out of the Xonar Essence STX and found no difference between the two through the SC-37. I agree that at this point I don't have enough hours (maybe around 50 hrs). So I will continue to listen and enjoy the Oppo but at the same time I don't want the SC-37 to be the weak link.

I will tell you that multiple-channel and 2-channel SACDs (DSD) and DVD-Audio's through HDMI out of the Oppo into the SC-37 have never sounded better. I absolutely love it.
post #6264 of 11017
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Originally Posted by swanlee View Post

Files VS disc?

So what is the verdict on SQ from the oppo 95 when playing music from external storage VS playing it on the discs? Assuming they are both lossless does one sound better than the other or do they mostly sound the same?

To my ears, they sound identical and both fabulous (USB media vs disc).
post #6265 of 11017
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Originally Posted by neutron77 View Post

With Sub OFF, my 5.1 wav playback measurements show that the LFE goes to ALL the following channel MC outputs (not just FL, FR): FL, FR, SL, SR, SBL, SBR (in all cases the outputs are attenuated). I think that if SW is OFF, then ANY other MC channel set at LARGE will get the attenuated SW signal?

OPPO have confirmed that what I observe is correct:
To summarize:

(1) For MC output, with ALL speakers set at LARGE and with SW OFF:
For BDP93/95, the LFE signal of 5.1 is redirected to ALL MC outputs (except the SW channel).

(2) For MC output, with FL/FR set at LARGE and C,SL,SR set at small and SW OFF: For BDP93/95, the LFE signal of 5.1 is redirected to ONLY the FL/FR channels.

OPPO verified that there is no clear correct method in config (1) above . The other possibility for config. (1) is that the player may completely DROP the LFE channel (several players use that choice). Dolby accepts both these methods of LFE redirection for case (1).
post #6266 of 11017
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Originally Posted by neutron77 View Post

To my ears, they sound identical and both fabulous (USB media vs disc).

Thanx my 95 should be here next week. I have a 1TB collection of WMA lossless audio, if it's worth it I'm going to copy that to an external HD and spend the time to convert it to .flac does the 95 have any issues recognizing 1TB worth of .flac? 24 bit 96k .flac plays good through the 95?
post #6267 of 11017
Thread Starter 
There are no issues recognizing 1TB of FLAC 24-bit/96KHz FLAC files.
post #6268 of 11017
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Originally Posted by swanlee View Post

Files VS disc?

So what is the verdict on SQ from the oppo 95 when playing music from external storage VS playing it on the discs? Assuming they are both lossless does one sound better than the other or do they mostly sound the same?



both sound the same to me. havent heard dlna yet. i played from usb some video and an old hendrix recording with full mono setting. trying to figure out what sounds best for each format...
post #6269 of 11017
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Originally Posted by MagnoliaMOE View Post

Thanks for the reply. I am using Audioquest Alpha-Snake interconnects. Nothing special. I have compared the digital out of the Oppo to the digital out of the Xonar Essence STX and found no difference between the two through the SC-37. I agree that at this point I don't have enough hours (maybe around 50 hrs). So I will continue to listen and enjoy the Oppo but at the same time I don't want the SC-37 to be the weak link.

I will tell you that multiple-channel and 2-channel SACDs (DSD) and DVD-Audio's through HDMI out of the Oppo into the SC-37 have never sounded better. I absolutely love it.

Yippee!
Can't wait; mine might be here next Sat.

Sounds, ha, ha, like you've been having fun.
Tho, who'd thunk Hard Drives would be sooooo HighEnd?!?!

There's hoping the 100, 200, & 300 hrs mark on your 95 take you to even higher audio levels of enjoyment.
Thanks for sharing!

I've already tweakED my 95 B4 even getting it.
Halo A23 amps (one for each front channel) so I can go balanced out of the 95.
3 pr. of XLR cables (so far). One's more detailed/open butt adds sibilance too.
Pair of power cords for the amps (DiamondBack) happy w/.
All so have tried out other PC's using my old 980.

I'm READY!!!
post #6270 of 11017
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Originally Posted by swanlee View Post

I have a 1TB collection of WMA lossless audio, if it's worth it I'm going to copy that to an external HD and spend the time to convert it to flac.

swanlee,
If you don't mind helping an old newbie out...
could you post the 'system' you end up w/?
I'd like too setup an ex HD as well; just have no/none/nada experience w/that.
BIG thanks!
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Originally Posted by swanlee View Post

Thanx my 95 should be here next week.

Me too!!! Enjoy.
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