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post #7861 of 11017
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Originally Posted by blaven2 View Post

Not sure if this has been covered in this rather long thread....

Why is there no iPad app for control of a networked player?....this would make the player even more outstanding th
an it already is and would truly obviate the need for ever turning on my TV to access USB thumb drive high res FLAC files

Many AV Receivers have this

Are they, I pray, working on such an app?

There is no IP Control for the 93 and 95.

iRule does have the IR codes in their data base so it is possible to control the 93 and 95 using iRule. (You will need to build your own control panels and purchase a device to connect to your network with IR emitters going to each device.)

There are some other vendors that offer similar iOS control systems.
post #7862 of 11017
I really would like to have one but I am still struggling with convincing my wife that it will be the last end all be all disc player for our family.
Any Thoughts my friends?
post #7863 of 11017
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Originally Posted by ace1970 View Post

I really would like to have one but I am still struggling with convincing my wife that it will be the last end all be all disc player for our family.
Any Thoughts my friends?

Unless you're my age, nothing is the "last end all" anything.
post #7864 of 11017
I have tried both. If your setup is ~ less than ~ 50 ft you shouldn't hear any difference. with in ~6' none. Unless you have some other issues. Just get good quality IC.
[not pricy ones]

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Originally Posted by _Jack_ View Post

Hi guys,

A short question about connection between 95 and AVR.
I am quite happy with my 95 hooked to Denon AVR-2311 with RCA-RCA for the analogue stereo audio (these are QED Audio 2 0,5m).

The AVR is not equipped with balanced XLR input.
However, as many here I try to get from my equipment as much as possible within the budget possibilities that I have.

So, the question is about if I would get any increase of analogue audio sound quality if I'd connect the Oppo XLR-outputs with AVR-RCA ones.
I found here in Europe a distributor of Mogami cables with following
piece of cable:
+ttp://www.synthax.de/en/store-mogami-hifi/mgrcaxlrfs0100bl.html

Would this be a SQ gain by using that cable between Oppo and Denon ??

Any hints from you would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
post #7865 of 11017
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Originally Posted by ace1970 View Post

I really would like to have one but I am still struggling with convincing my wife that it will be the last end all be all disc player for our family.
Any Thoughts my friends?

More of a question than a thought-why the 95 and not the 93? Assuming you have an HDMi-equipped Onk processor with Audyssey (as you post in that thread), you will get the most value by spending 1/2 as much. And that , my friend, will get you the SWMBO sig on the purchase order request.
post #7866 of 11017
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Originally Posted by DAB View Post

I have tried both. If your setup is ~ less than ~ 50 ft you shouldn't hear any difference. with in ~6' none. Unless you have some other issues. Just get good quality IC.
[not pricy ones]

Thank you DAB, but I am not unhappy with the SQ on the RCA-RCA connection.
Far from that
The QED 0,5m cables are doing their work nicely.

I was just wondering if it would be possible to improve anyway very good sound by the RCA-XLR connection.

Thanks for the hint anyway
post #7867 of 11017
Can somebody break down the quick and dirty major differences between the Oppo 93 and the Oppo 95?

My perspective:

I am currently upgrading some equipment to include 3D.

I like to future proof as much as it is possible.

I currently use ANALOG 7.1 to a Denon 5803. (Not upgrading the receiver yet)
Is the DAC in the 95 *that* much better than the 93?
This is my major question I guess... as I currently use analog outs.

I would like to start getting into streaming and playing source off a network drive. Also, may get into SACD and DVD-A. It appears that this is the same for both. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Thanks.
post #7868 of 11017
Help! On my BDP-95 I can't for the love of God figure out this wireless hookup! I have a router that works another lap top in the house so I know it works. The on screen display says it is connected but when I click on check connection it says I am not connected. Oppo customer service didn't help to well so I am asking you all for help. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
post #7869 of 11017
Choose wireless.
Is your network password protected? If so, you will have to log on.
post #7870 of 11017
Yes, the DAC in the 95 is better than the 93. That being said, how much you will hear of the difference comes down to the rest of your equipment, your room, and frankly how much you care... we're not taking night and day, but it is audible.

Except for the dacs and the power supply, there's virtually no difference between the two.
post #7871 of 11017
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Originally Posted by davewc View Post

Help! On my BDP-95 I can't for the love of God figure out this wireless hookup! I have a router that works another lap top in the house so I know it works. The on screen display says it is connected but when I click on check connection it says I am not connected. Oppo customer service didn't help to well so I am asking you all for help. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

Go to Setup > Network Setup > Connection Information and see what's in there.

Does it show connection to your Wireless? Does it have good signal strength? Do you have reasonable numeric values in there for IP address, Gateway address, and DNS Server? (Find the same information in a computer that currently IS working through that wireless to see what reasonable numeric values look like.)

There are lots of ways networking can screw up, so you have to start with the basics and see if the player is getting good configuration information from your router -- i.e., what comes from the DHCP protocol, which loads those numeric values from the router.

If you have an older network modem -- PARTICULARLY if you have an older DSL networking modem -- the problem may simply be that the firmware in your modem is outdated. Many ISPs update the firmware at their side of the wire but don't update customer equipment until they get a complaint. Usually if you call they'll be happy to swap out your network modem for a newer, more up to date model.

But if you aren't even getting good numeric values for IP address and such then the problem is that your router is not responding to the DHCP request from the player. This could happen because the router is set to limit the number of devices that can simultaneously connect (i.e., it will only provide numbers for up to 5 computers), or it could be that the router is set to only authorize connection to the outside world for devices from a specific list of hardware IDs -- called MAC addresses. If that's what's going on, the MAC address for the player is in the Connection Information. There are two of them in there, and the one you want is the one for wireless. Add that to the authorized devices list in your router. To test to a number of devices limit, turn off your other computers that are working and then power cycle the network router AND modem (if they are two separate boxes). Then turn on just the player and see if it now gets reasonable numeric IP and other values in Connection Information.

If you only have ONE other device using that network, then the problem may be that your router is not set to share a public IP address with multiple devices in your house. So whichever device connects to the router first gets the only access.
--Bob
post #7872 of 11017
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Originally Posted by ADDUpstate View Post

Can somebody break down the quick and dirty major differences between the Oppo 93 and the Oppo 95?

If you are a very serious music lover who already has an outstanding room, outstanding supporting equipment, and outstanding ears then the 95 is for you. Otherwise, the 93 can do all the multichannel analog audio you need to support your older Denon AVR, and all the other features (video, streaming, etc.) are identical.
post #7873 of 11017
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

If you are a very serious music lover who already has an outstanding room, outstanding supporting equipment, and outstanding ears then the 95 is for you. Otherwise, the 93 can do all the multichannel analog audio you need to support your older Denon AVR, and all the other features (video, streaming, etc.) are identical.


Thanks for the easy answer. I just placed an order for a 93. Nice thing about it too, was that it was "free" through Amazon using my Discover Card points!
post #7874 of 11017
Thanks Bob! Way over my head but I will call who I have the router with and see if they can come out and take care of it for me.
post #7875 of 11017
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

If you are a very serious music lover who already has an outstanding room, outstanding supporting equipment, and outstanding ears then the 95 is for you. Otherwise, the 93 can do all the multichannel analog audio you need to support your older Denon AVR, and all the other features (video, streaming, etc.) are identical.

I think that is a bit misleading. The only real value to the 95 over the 93 is the better DACs and, therefore, a choice should be made based on whether one can achieve better performance via the 95's analog outputs or with the HDMI output (of either one).

Using the analog outputs means that you encumber the limitations of Oppo's channel/bass management and that you have absolutely no need of any roomEQ, even for the subwoofer(s). If not, it means the re-digitization of those analog outputs which mitigates any advantages that the superior DACs in the 95.

In addition, either one can do all the multichannel one needs via HDMI and do it as good as the 95 via analog if connected to a suitably excellent HDMI processor.
post #7876 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post

I think that is a bit misleading. The only real value to the 95 over the 93 is the better DACs and, therefore, a choice should be made based on whether one can achieve better performance via the 95's analog outputs or with the HDMI output (of either one).

Using the analog outputs means that you encumber the limitations of Oppo's channel/bass management and that you have absolutely no need of any roomEQ, even for the subwoofer(s). If not, it means the re-digitization of those analog outputs which mitigates any advantages that the superior DACs in the 95.

and if one were to have an external bass manager such as Outlaw ICBM?
post #7877 of 11017
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Originally Posted by moglia View Post

and if one were to have an external bass manager such as Outlaw ICBM?

Takes care of channel/bass management, so it is half the solution.
post #7878 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post

I think that is a bit misleading. The only real value to the 95 over the 93 is the better DACs and, therefore, a choice should be made based on whether one can achieve better performance via the 95's analog outputs or with the HDMI output (of either one).

Using the analog outputs means that you encumber the limitations of Oppo's channel/bass management and that you have absolutely no need of any roomEQ, even for the subwoofer(s). If not, it means the re-digitization of those analog outputs which mitigates any advantages that the superior DACs in the 95.

In addition, either one can do all the multichannel one needs via HDMI and do it as good as the 95 via analog if connected to a suitably excellent HDMI processor.

Kal, would you classify the Classe SSP-800 as a suitable processor for just going the HDMI route? I am also deciding between the 95 & 93 since my Denon A1 has been giving me some problems and has some limitations.
post #7879 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post

I think that is a bit misleading. The only real value to the 95 over the 93 is the better DACs and, therefore, a choice should be made based on whether one can achieve better performance via the 95's analog outputs or with the HDMI output (of either one).

Using the analog outputs means that you encumber the limitations of Oppo's channel/bass management and that you have absolutely no need of any roomEQ, even for the subwoofer(s). If not, it means the re-digitization of those analog outputs which mitigates any advantages that the superior DACs in the 95.

In addition, either one can do all the multichannel one needs via HDMI and do it as good as the 95 via analog if connected to a suitably excellent HDMI processor.

That may be true! but you have to spend almost twice as much to get a decent processor or receiver with room correction and then it applies mostly to multi- channel( movies and sacd), The strong suits of the 95's abilities are very far reaching in terms of the material being played back . The 95 is a no brainier for where it can take a system to the next level today and worthy of a system established around it for the foreseeable future. its not absolute but more than enough for today
post #7880 of 11017
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Originally Posted by audiofan1 View Post

That may be true! but you have to spend almost twice as much to get a decent processor or receiver with room correction and then it applies mostly to multi- channel( movies and sacd),

Agreed. If it is about stereo only, the 95 has greater appeal.
post #7881 of 11017
Thread Starter 
Release date: March 06, 2012.
Category: Latest Official Release
Main Version: BDP9x-65-0302
Loader Version: CN0900
Sub Version: MCU93-09-0218 (BDP-93), MCU95-08-0218 (BDP-95)

Release Notes:
1. Per the request from the studios, the ISO file playback function has been removed in this firmware version. The previous firmware had the ability to play ISO files, but it was an undocumented function and was never officially announced or supported. Future firmware version will no longer support ISO playback.

2. Resolved the loading failure observed on several recently released titles, samples like "Hugo (BD, 2012)" and "Rio (BD, 2011)". The failure only happens with the 2D version blu-ray disc, where the TV would get a black screen and the player's front panel display would remain at 00:00:00. This firmware can properly load and play these titles.

3. Improved the video up-conversion quality over HDMI 1 output for 720p source material. This improvement provides a better picture quality for Netflix streaming as well as 720p-encoded Blu-ray discs.

4. Resolved the loading failure issue observed on several recently-released Blu-ray movies, mainly Universal Europe (EU) releases. Their US releases have no known issue. Sample titles include "Jurassic Park Trilogy (BD Box Set, 2011)", "Kong Fu Panda 2 (BD, 2011)", "Fast Five (BD, 2011)", and "National Lampoon's Animal House (BD, 1978 version)" etc. With the previous firmware, disc playback will automatically stop once you go to the Main Menu and select to PLAY. This firmware properly loads and plays all the above Blu-ray titles.

5. Resolved the audio channel loss issue where DTS-HD MA 6.1 audio is decoded as 5.1 for both the analog audio outputs and the HDMI LPCM output. Sample titles include "Star Wars: The Complete Saga (BD, 2011)" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (BD, 2011)". The reason is the Center Surround (CS) channel is folded into Surround channels (SR/SL) instead of Surround Back channels (SBR/SBL). This firmware decodes this 6.1 audio as 7.1 by distributing the CS channel to the SBR/SBL channels, and send out through HDMI and analog audio outputs.

6. Resolved the freezing issue observed when accessing some BD-Live features. Samples include the "Extras" in "Puss in Boots (BD, 2011)", the "Disney Virtual Vault" in "The Lion King (BD, 2011)".

7. Provided smaller volume control adjustment step through the Analog audio outputs. Previously the Volume Control adjusts at 5 per step in the index and 2 dB per step in the level. This firmware allows volume control at 1 per step in the index (100, 99, 98, 97, ...), 0.5 dB per step in the level for BDP-95, 1 dB per two consecutive steps in the level for BDP-93 (e.g.,indexes 100 and 99 share the same volume level).

8. Improved general disc compatibility based on recent and upcoming Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted disc samples including "Mr. Poppers Penguins (BD, 2012)", "Dragons Gift of the Night Fury (BD, 2012)", "Human Planet (BD, BBC Documentary)" and "Nine Inch Nails, Live - Beside You In Time (BD)".
post #7882 of 11017
95 owners should keep tabs on the 93 Sticky Thread at the top of this forum for additional discussion of this new firmware.

95EU owners: As usual, you will need to wait for the EU version of this firmware to show up on the Oppo UK site.
--Bob
post #7883 of 11017
Thanks, I upgraded the firmware on my 95 posthaste. While doing so I noticed the "upgrade notification" was turned on by default. At what point would my player have issued notice?
post #7884 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Sodbuster View Post

Thanks, I upgraded the firmware on my 95 posthaste. While doing so I noticed the "upgrade notification" was turned on by default. At what point would my player have issued notice?

I assume that you would have been notified the next time you used your player with a video signal.
post #7885 of 11017
My BDP-95 won't play the episodes commentary on the Game of Thrones discs. Since I had also had the Hugo load issue, I installed the new firmware, but still no go. I just get the regular DTS-MA soundtrack. Works fine on the PS3 (as always) so not the discs.

Any ideas?

P.S. Got a "found fw" message on the front display, to reply to previous poster re notification
post #7886 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Sodbuster View Post

Thanks, I upgraded the firmware on my 95 posthaste. While doing so I noticed the "upgrade notification" was turned on by default. At what point would my player have issued notice?

Typically when you open the tray.
--Bob
post #7887 of 11017
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Originally Posted by wiggo View Post

My BDP-95 won't play the episodes commentary on the Game of Thrones discs. Since I had also had the Hugo load issue, I installed the new firmware, but still no go. I just get the regular DTS-MA soundtrack. Works fine on the PS3 (as always) so not the discs.

Any ideas?

P.S. Got a "found fw" message on the front display, to reply to previous poster re notification

If that's a PIP Commentary track with Secondary Audio, you will need to turn Secondary Audio ON. Eject the disc or press Stop twice to completely stop disc play and you will be able to change that in Setup.
--Bob
post #7888 of 11017
All the other updates are understandable except this one. Is this referring to only the output level or in some way the trims on speakers or....?

7. Provided smaller volume control adjustment step through the Analog audio outputs. Previously the Volume Control adjusts at 5 per step in the index and 2 dB per step in the level. This firmware allows volume control at 1 per step in the index (100, 99, 98, 97, ...), 0.5 dB per step in the level for BDP-95, 1 dB per two consecutive steps in the level for BDP-93 (e.g.,indexes 100 and 99 share the same volume level).

Not quite sure what is meant by index and levl here.

~Bob
post #7889 of 11017
I received the fw notice when I turned on my 95 and did the install. The new volume adjustment is exactly what I had asked OPPO for and I am loving it already. Thank you OPPO!

rebop, they are talking about the built in volume control for the analog out. If you have your 95 set to variable instead of fixed you can control the volume level from the player. The displayed volume level went from 100 to 95 to 90 with a 2db step down in sound level for each of those numbered steps of 5. Now it goes down 100 to 99 to 98 with .5db step down in sound level. Make sense?
post #7890 of 11017
Thread Starter 
Previously pressing the VOL button -/+ would move the volume 2dB and each level was 5 indexes (ex. Pressing the VOL- would change the volume readout from 100 to 95). With the new firmware the volume adjusts at .5dB with each index/level (ex. Pressing the VOL- would change the volume readout 100 to 99)
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