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post #7711 of 11017
You are correct and I have wasted money on the OPPO by virtue of then getting the Anthem for its ARC which indeed is special and defeats all the good of the OPPO.
post #7712 of 11017
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Originally Posted by bolsen187 View Post

You are correct and I have wasted money on the OPPO by virtue of then getting the Anthem for its ARC which indeed is special and defeats all the good of the OPPO.

If you are within the 30 day return window you can send it back to OPPO and get a 93 instead, which would be an ideal match with your MRX.

The resale value on the 95s also appears to be quite good.

Alternatively, you can keep the 95 and explore a second audio hookup perhaps for direct analog stereo. I.E., stereo analog to a separate stereo amp using the volume control in the OPPO.

A number of folks here have done just that for high end headphones, which of course don't benefit from room correction.
--Bob
post #7713 of 11017
Anyone figured out to use the My Network feature of the Oppo? I just installed an app.called Media Connect which is detected by the Oppo on the network, but either I don't know how to use it or it doesn't function right. I can display all the albums and songs in the iTunes library on my theater screen, pick a song,and highlight it (the title turns from white to yellow)....but that's all, it freezes up. Shouldn't the song play on my HT system once selected?

Bill
post #7714 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Sodbuster View Post

Anyone figured out to use the My Network feature of the Oppo? I just installed an app.called Media Connect which is detected by the Oppo on the network, but either I don't know how to use it or it doesn't function right. I can display all the albums and songs in the iTunes library on my theater screen, pick a song,and highlight it (the title turns from white to yellow)....but that's all, it freezes up. Shouldn't the song play on my HT system once selected?

Bill

Sorry, the app is called Media Connect (edited now)
post #7715 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Sodbuster View Post

Anyone figured out to use the My Network feature of the Oppo? I just installed an app.called Media Server which is detected by the Oppo on the network, but either I don't know how to use it or it doesn't function right. I can display all the albums and songs in the iTunes library on my theater screen, pick a song,and highlight it (the title turns from white to yellow)....but that's all, it freezes up. Shouldn't the song play on my HT system once selected?

Bill

Sorry, the correct name for the app is Media Connect, and I can't seem to delete the redundant posts ( using the iPad app)
post #7716 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Sodbuster View Post

Sorry, the correct name for the app is Media Connect, and I can't seem to delete the redundant posts ( using the iPad app)

Apple Lossless files are not supported. Do you have any others to try?

-Bill
post #7717 of 11017
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Apple Lossless files are not supported. Do you have any others to try?

-Bill

Well I guess that explains that. Too bad, I was hoping to play music from the iTunes library in the HT. I'm not someone who has a vast amount of music on a server in order to access it around the house. Maybe I can find a music file in another format...I'll poke around.
post #7718 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Sodbuster View Post

Well I guess that explains that. Too bad, I was hoping to play music from the iTunes library in the HT. I'm not someone who has a vast amount of music on a server in order to access it around the house. Maybe I can find a music file in another format...I'll poke around.

XLD is a free program that will convert music files such as apple lossless to aiff, wav, or flac, et al.
post #7719 of 11017
The 95 doesn't support AIFF either as far as I know.
post #7720 of 11017
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Originally Posted by glangford View Post

XLD is a free program that will convert music files such as apple lossless to aiff, wav, or flac, et al.

I need some help understanding how this idea is supposed to work. The Oppo detected the presence of my iPad. Does that mean any server (whatever a server is) has to be connected wirelessly to the LAN? The desktop PC won't work if it's hard-wired to the LAN's router?

Maybe someone would be kind enough to explain in detail how they are using the Oppo's Network feature.
post #7721 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Sodbuster View Post

I need some help understanding how this idea is supposed to work. The Oppo detected the presence of my iPad. Does that mean any server (whatever a server is) has to be connected wirelessly to the LAN? The desktop PC won't work if it's hard-wired to the LAN's router?

Maybe someone would be kind enough to explain in detail how they are using the Oppo's Network feature.

Start at this section of the FAQ: What is DLNA?

-Bill
post #7722 of 11017
Thanks, I'll get started on my research!
post #7723 of 11017
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Originally Posted by dwellingheresy View Post

Hi folks,
just replaced my Popcorn Hour C-200 with the Oppo 95 and of course did some heavy comparing before selling the PCH.
Some minor ease of use issues (filebrowser, remote,...) that I can live with aside, there is one feature I'll really miss:
Having a regular 16:9 frontprojection setup I used the panning feature of the PCH to always shift the image down to the bottom of the screen - it just gives a more intense (and comfortable) viewing angle (my opinion and my guests opinion).
Since it seems hardly any player (the PCH is the only one I know of) incorporates this seemingly easy to implement feature (my JVC HD990 only allows for a small digital shift, the rest I have to do via lensshift which is kind of a hassle - especially since the panning option in the PCH just resets upon restart and only applies to the movie, not the player-menus).

Long story short I sent an inquiry to both Oppo UK and Oppo international.
Oppo international basically just said "This is not a networt media tank, it's a bluray player with extended features - the oppo won't see a feature like this."
Oppo UKs reply was a lot more promising! They basically said "It can be done, we experimented with it, but there is a problem to do it to both HDMI-outs which is why we decided against it. It's important to keep the player simple to be targeted at a large audience."

Would you care for this feature? Basically it could be something in the image-menu (just a long press of the Setup Button away).
Judging Oppos excellent Customer Support I would try and launch a petition here on AVS and "encourage" them to incorporate this feature at least on HDMI 1 (I don't see why joined Image-Shift on both HDMI-outs at the same time could be needed anyway).

...or am I the only one who would love this feature in their Oppo BDP?

Cheers from Germany
Steffen



Really? No one care about this feature but me?
post #7724 of 11017
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Originally Posted by dwellingheresy View Post


Really? No one care about this feature but me?

How about lowering the screen to improve the viewing angle? My screen fills the wall nearly to the floor, so this feature isn't useful for me.
post #7725 of 11017
Of course lowering the screen alters the complete viewing experience, but different picture-formats still alter the viewing experience unless you got your line of sight in the dead center of the screen.
But those like me without a dedicated hometheater but much more of a hometheater-livingroom-hybrid need some space for example for their equipment under the screen.... so whereas my regular line of sight is at about 2 feet from the bottom of the picture (with 16:9 material), but with cinemascope it's only a couple of inches...

....something that obviously can be easily solved in the digital domain without the use (=wear&tear) of lensshift...
post #7726 of 11017
Hi do you need a preamp or processor to use the bdp=95 for stereo, 5.1 7.1 or quad?
post #7727 of 11017
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Originally Posted by philstar1 View Post

Hi do you need a preamp or processor to use the bdp=95 for stereo, 5.1 7.1 or quad?

I pretty sure you are going to atleast need a a/v receiver to run thru to get the audio for the 5.1 or 7.1. For stereo you could I guess just use your display speakers and connect right to your display. Sure seems like it would be a waste to use the bdp 95 that way.
post #7728 of 11017
Thanks again guys...

I think I have most of the settings sorted now.

I am going to use the "Ratatouille" scene as you mentioned and also the Spears and Munsil test disc (the zone plate and chroma multi-burst).

Anyone know exactly what I should be looking for on the Spears and Munsil tests on the Oppo 95? Are there instructions on what to look out for to differentiate the right Colour Space Setting?

Thanks again!
post #7729 of 11017
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Originally Posted by philstar1 View Post

Hi do you need a preamp or processor to use the bdp=95 for stereo, 5.1 7.1 or quad?

Nope. I have my 95 plugged directly into my mono block tube amp's and I am very happy with it that way. You just have to make sure the 95 does not over drive the amplifier's inputs.
post #7730 of 11017
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Originally Posted by starman7 View Post


Anyone know exactly what I should be looking for on the Spears and Munsil tests on the Oppo 95? Are there instructions on what to look out for to differentiate the right Colour Space Setting?

Thanks again!

S&M has an article on the subject: http://www.spearsandmunsil.com/artic...olorspace.html


-Bill
post #7731 of 11017
Is there a known issue with the BDP-95 and libFLAC 1.2.1 20070917 encoded files?

That seems to be the common thread of a few FLAC files my OPPO won't play (most from B&W's Society of Sound). I can play FLAC files encoded with 1.2.1 20071117, but when I try to files encoded with 1.2.1 20070917, the OPPO freezes...it stops responding to all remote control buttons (except the Power button), and the only way to get it back is to power it off and turn it back on again.

My Integra DHC-80.3 can play the same 1.2.1 20070917 FLAC files just fine.

Has anyone else seen this?
post #7732 of 11017
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

S&M has an article on the subject: http://www.spearsandmunsil.com/artic...olorspace.html


-Bill

There is also a thread here at AVS specific to the use of the Spears & Munsil disc, and the authors of the disc answer questions there:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1131344

--Bob
post #7733 of 11017
Hi does anyone know if the mcintosh c45 would be a good match with the bdp95?
post #7734 of 11017
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bikrrr View Post

Is there a known issue with the BDP-95 and libFLAC 1.2.1 20070917 encoded files?

All of my encoding is done using FLAC reference libFLAC 1.2.1 20070917. I have not experienced similar errors.

Ensure that you are using the latest Official or Beta Firmware for the player.
post #7735 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

Ensure that you are using the latest Official or Beta Firmware for the player.

The problem happens for me with both the latest official and the latest beta firmware. Looks like I'll be calling OPPO later today.
post #7736 of 11017
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Originally Posted by bikrrr View Post

The problem happens for me with both the latest official and the latest beta firmware. Looks like I'll be calling OPPO later today.

They'll likely ask you to send them a file so they can see what's up with it.
--Bob
post #7737 of 11017
Thread Starter 
Try uploading a file so we can verify the errors.

Here is a random file I grabbed and uploaded to MediaFire. Download it and see if any errors occur on your player.
post #7738 of 11017
Does any one know it you order a oppo bdp-95 player today what manufacturer date and firmware will be on the new unit?
post #7739 of 11017
Thread Starter 
This is really a question that can't be answered. Most companies will not follow a strict "first in; first out" style of order fulfillment, so you will see a mix of dates of product shipped as they (OPPO) do not want too old of stock sitting in their warehouse, but at the same time do not want to fulfill all orders with older units.

I will guarantee, though, that the players shipping have at least the 57-0917 (September 26, 2011) firmware installed and have been manufactured in November or later.
post #7740 of 11017
Hi and thanks for the quick answer. Do you know if all processing is done in the unit. i was looking at a mcintosh c45 preamp that has 6 channel input but no processing done in the unit. so does the bdp95 process quad audio 5.1 and 7.1. also can you bypass a preamp and just hook the player direct to the amps? thanks
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