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post #9781 of 11017
I paired my Oppo BDP-95 using XLR to Classe SSP-800, all I can say is biggrin.gifeek.gifsmile.gif

Any one wants to buy an Oppo BDP-95 send me a pm
Edited by wse - 10/21/12 at 11:11am
post #9782 of 11017
Dear friends,

Has any of you had any experience connecting the 95's balanced outputs to an AVR via XLR-to-RCA cables?

My AVR is a Marantz SR-6006 with 7.1 analog inputs -as well as several stereo RCA inputs- but no XLR inputs. I was wondering if there's a difference in audio quality when using the dedicated stereo RCA outputs as compared to using XLR-to-RCA cables. I expected the latter to be the best choice, but reading about this type of cables learned that the output signal will be unbalanced anyway, in which case I'd rather let the Oppo do any conversion via the dedicated RCA outputs.

I'd appreciate any comments.

Regards.

Abel Calvo
post #9783 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Abel Calvo View Post

Dear friends,

Has any of you had any experience connecting the 95's balanced outputs to an AVR via XLR-to-RCA cables?

My AVR is a Marantz SR-6006 with 7.1 analog inputs -as well as several stereo RCA inputs- but no XLR inputs. I was wondering if there's a difference in audio quality when using the dedicated stereo RCA outputs as compared to using XLR-to-RCA cables. I expected the latter to be the best choice, but reading about this type of cables learned that the output signal will be unbalanced anyway, in which case I'd rather let the Oppo do any conversion via the dedicated RCA outputs.

I'd appreciate any comments.

Regards.

Abel Calvo

Read this first, particularly the last paragraph: A Question of Balance.

-Bill
post #9784 of 11017
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Read this first, particularly the last paragraph: A Question of Balance.
-Bill

Thanks, Bill, will do!
post #9785 of 11017
Quote:
Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Read this first, particularly the last paragraph: A Question of Balance.
-Bill

Great read, Bill! According to this, then I better go with the dedicated stereo RCA outputs.

Your help is much appreciated!

Abel Calvo
post #9786 of 11017
Abel,

I faced a similar if different problem. I used 18' balanced lines from a Cary Cinema 11a processor to a Proceed Amp 3 that sits between the speakers. The problem arose when I added a pair of KEF 107/2s and the KUBE (active equalizer) they were designed to be used with. The KUBE is unbalanced. I ended up inserting Jensen ISO MAX transformers in front of the amps to make the conversion. That worked flawlessly. In your case, it seems as though you don't have long runs, so keeping it all unbalanced seems the way to go. (The Amp 3 has been replaced by a Proceed HPA 3, but that didn't change anything else in the setup.)

db
post #9787 of 11017
Can the BDP-95 damage a Blu-ray disc?

I was watching one of the special features from Dr. No (from the 50th anniversary set), after previously watching the main feature. All of a sudden my TV displays "signal lost". I power-cycled, and re-inserted the disc, and all I get now is "No Disc" when the player tries to load. The real test is on another device, so I put the disc in the Bly-ray drive on my PC... the PC acts like the disc isn't there.

Any thoughts as to what might have happened? Both BDP-95 and PC play other discs fine, but this one seems to be toast. There is nothing visible on the disc (like scratches, etc.) Any suggestions?
post #9788 of 11017
It is highly unlikely the player damaged the disc, particularly if there are no visible signs.

However, it is not unusual for there to be disc manufacturing defects which are hard to see by eye. For example the layers making up the disc may have separated a bit.

If the disc won't play in other players, try cleaning the playing surface first, and if that doesn't do it, try exchanging the disc.

(Since it is from a set, the easiest way to do that may be by contacting customer support at the studio's web site and explaining that the disc is unplayable in several players.)
--Bob
post #9789 of 11017
The computer was a false data point, it is now reading the disd (gotts love windows)

However, the player is now failing on every disc I try (bluray, dvd, cd) it did load one bluray, but failed on a 2nd attempt.

Any suggestions? Or is it a call to Oppo.
post #9790 of 11017
In that case, the most likely reason is that the laser lens needs cleaning in the optical drive. It may have picked up a bit of lint for example.
--Bob
post #9791 of 11017
I had a question about whether or not the Oppo BDP-95 would decode and/or transmit 3D images from an external hard disk drive (either hard wired to the unit or through the network connection)?
post #9792 of 11017
Thread Starter 
If you are playing back a ISO (61-1219 Firmware) or a BDMV that is frame packed 3D, then the player can play these back over USB and display them on HDMI.

If you are using side-by-side or top-bottom AVI, MKV, or other compressed media, the player will display these as they are, with the display needing to convert these to frame packed 3D.
post #9793 of 11017
Guys, long time no post - still getting used to this god-awful web style now on AVS. Anyway, I use my Oppo95 mainly to stream mkv files (blu-ray rips from discs I own) from my NAS on my network, and generally it has worked great. Last night I tried to stream Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol this way, and I got some message on the Oppo saying that the audio is not compatible and would be disabled. The movie played, but with no audio! Thankfully, I also transcode all my mkv's to .m4v High Profile with Handbrake, and I was able to stream the movie via AppleTV just fine, albeit not at the pure resolution of the raw .mkv rip. I've never seen this happen before, not sure if it is related to the recent update to the Oppo firmware, or what, but I'd like to know what is happening there. BTW - I notice that the source Blu-ray is unusually listed as TrueHD 7.1, is that somehow the problem??? Is there a way to convert in the player to 5.1? I only have a 5.1 system through my Oppo95 and Anthem D2V. Hmmmmmm....thoughts? Is this audio format very unusual these days, or more common now? If it is going to be common, I need to change the audio track that I pull when creating the .mkv. Thanks for the help.
post #9794 of 11017
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Originally Posted by ManWithAPlan View Post

Guys, long time no post - still getting used to this god-awful web style now on AVS. Anyway, I use my Oppo95 mainly to stream mkv files (blu-ray rips from discs I own) from my NAS on my network, and generally it has worked great. Last night I tried to stream Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol this way, and I got some message on the Oppo saying that the audio is not compatible and would be disabled. The movie played, but with no audio! Thankfully, I also transcode all my mkv's to .m4v High Profile with Handbrake, and I was able to stream the movie via AppleTV just fine, albeit not at the pure resolution of the raw .mkv rip. I've never seen this happen before, not sure if it is related to the recent update to the Oppo firmware, or what, but I'd like to know what is happening there. BTW - I notice that the source Blu-ray is unusually listed as TrueHD 7.1, is that somehow the problem??? Is there a way to convert in the player to 5.1? I only have a 5.1 system through my Oppo95 and Anthem D2V. Hmmmmmm....thoughts? Is this audio format very unusual these days, or more common now? If it is going to be common, I need to change the audio track that I pull when creating the .mkv. Thanks for the help.

Do you have details on the audio codec specifics? mkinfo or mediainfo will tell you.

DTS HD is not supported in MKV, although I've heard it works sometimes. Maybe just using the core audio?

HandBrake will convert the audio to AAC which works for me. Else you could use another tool to convert to M2TS which does support hidef autio.

-Bill
post #9795 of 11017
Quote:
Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Do you have details on the audio codec specifics? mkinfo or mediainfo will tell you.
DTS HD is not supported in MKV, although I've heard it works sometimes. Maybe just using the core audio?
HandBrake will convert the audio to AAC which works for me. Else you could use another tool to convert to M2TS which does support hidef autio.
-Bill

Thanks Bill, it's not DTS. It's listed as Dolby TrueHD 7.1, and the disc has no alternate track other than DD5.1, which I suppose I can use when ripping to mkv. I have no problem with Handbrake conversion, that's indeed what saved me. I just pulled up my m4v High Profile Handbrake conversion of the mkv, and it worked fine. But when I'm at home using the Oppo, I like to stream the pure, native mkv rather than use my AppleTV for the "scaled down" Handbrake conversion. BTW - I have no problems with DTS Master Audio when streaming .mkv's the same way, or at least I don't think I do. Now you're making me wanna check that again!
post #9796 of 11017
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Originally Posted by ManWithAPlan View Post

Thanks Bill, it's not DTS. It's listed as Dolby TrueHD 7.1, and the disc has no alternate track other than DD5.1, which I suppose I can use when ripping to mkv. I have no problem with Handbrake conversion, that's indeed what saved me. I just pulled up my m4v High Profile Handbrake conversion of the mkv, and it worked fine. But when I'm at home using the Oppo, I like to stream the pure, native mkv rather than use my AppleTV for the "scaled down" Handbrake conversion. BTW - I have no problems with DTS Master Audio when streaming .mkv's the same way, or at least I don't think I do. Now you're making me wanna check that again!

Right, Dolby TrueHD won't work in MKV at all. Still not supported on the -103, although DTS HD is.

Using DTS HD on the -93: I had problems during original testing, but maybe it works better than I thought. I'm like Mark Twain's cat: having sat on a hot stove once, I will not sit on a hot stove again. Or a cold one.

-Bill
post #9797 of 11017
Hello,

I am contemplating a BDP-95 player, but there is one thing that makes or breaks the deal.
As I've understood it, it currently does not support TrueHD and DTS-MA in MKV files?
Has there been any indication that this will work in a future firmware or is it another studio imposed cripple?

On a side note, can you still play a bdmv directory structure (assumingly with the AVCHD trick?). Although I guess it won't be long until the studios ask to have that removed as well.

Thank you.
post #9798 of 11017
Quote:
Originally Posted by phunqe View Post

Hello,

I am contemplating a BDP-95 player, but there is one thing that makes or breaks the deal.
As I've understood it, it currently does not support TrueHD and DTS-MA in MKV files?
Has there been any indication that this will work in a future firmware or is it another studio imposed cripple?

On a side note, can you still play a bdmv directory structure (assumingly with the AVCHD trick?). Although I guess it won't be long until the studios ask to have that removed as well.

Thank you.

Dolby TrueHD: no.

DTS HD: people report this works but I don't know if it is officially supported.

It's unlikely this will change, as the -93 and -95 are no longer in production.

The BDP-103 does support DTS HD in MKV, but not Dolby TrueHD.

The -95 still plays BDMV folders on local storage, with or without an AVCHD containing folder.

-Bill
post #9799 of 11017
Thank you for the quick reply. I will take a look at the new model.

Cheers.
post #9800 of 11017
Quote:
Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Dolby TrueHD: no.
DTS HD: people report this works but I don't know if it is officially supported.
It's unlikely this will change, as the -93 and -95 are no longer in production.
The BDP-103 does support DTS HD in MKV, but not Dolby TrueHD.
The -95 still plays BDMV folders on local storage, with or without an AVCHD containing folder.
-Bill

M2TS files too, no issues with HD audio in the 93/95.
post #9801 of 11017
nice!
post #9802 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

In that case, the most likely reason is that the laser lens needs cleaning in the optical drive. It may have picked up a bit of lint for example.
--Bob
Any suggestions on how to clean the lens? I tried a cleaning disc, but I just get the "No Disc" error. I presume the optics are never getting near the cleaning brushes.
post #9803 of 11017
HELP!!

My Oppo BDP95AU has developed an aberration playing shiny opticals!

Blu-rays that previously had a thin top and bottom border now fill my whole screen. I have checked and rechecked setting in setup, have played with the zoom button, have double-checked the aspect ratio setting on my TV - all to no avail.

Details:
TV: Panasonic TH50-PZ700A 50 inch plasma
AV Receiver: NAD T775HD
Oppo BDP 95AU
Firmware Version: BDP9xAU-71-0723; Loader version CN0900 8530 Sub-version MCU95-08-0218

Video Setup:
Primary Output: HDMI 1
3D Mode: Auto (my tv is not 3D capable)
3D TV Size: 50
TV Aspect Ratio: 16/9 wide/Auto
TV System: Multi-system (it will process both PAL and NTSC)
Output Resolution: Auto
1080P/24 Output: Off (my tv is a little too old to have included 24p playback)

My NAD has no facility to make video settings - only audio settings

Some older DVD's and Blu-rays still display as normal, with Top and Bottom borders (eg blu-ray of Aeon Flux is fine, but blu-ray of Ultra-Violet fills whole screen, as does Avatar (which definitely used to play with T&B borders, Avengers the same.

My DVD of "My Fair Lady" plays with larger T&B borders as it always has, retaining the original movie's wide cinemascope format.

Standard dvd's Cat-worman, Bourne Supremacy, Mr & Mrs Smith are fine, as is the blu-ray Mr & Mrs Smith. I don't think any standard DVD's are causing the prob, just some blu-rays (including some which had previously played with the normal T&B borders.)

I am not making any setup changes, zoom changes, or aspect ratio changes as I load one disc after another.. I am a bit of a purist, and like to watch my movies the way they were designed to be: I don't like stretching a picture to fill the screen (be it a 4:3 format or 16:9 format).

This is driving me nuts: went through to 3:30 am last night, and now spent a large part of today tryling to find any setting I may have inadvertently changed, but if happens on some blu-rays and not others, how can it be a setting I have changed, intentionally or otherwise?

HELP!!!
post #9804 of 11017
Thread Starter 
Avengers and Avatar were originally shot 1:85:1, but were reduced to 1:78:1 to fill your entire screen when mastered to Blu-ray. These films should have never had borders at the top and bottom of your screen.

If they retained their original 1:85:1 aspect ratios, then the borders top and bottom will very thin.

Ensure that your Panasonic has been set to the proper "HD Size". By default the display uses "Size 1", which is a 95% overscan, which will remove the bars top and bottom from a 1:85:1 film. With the Panasonic remote, press:

MENU
-Aspect Adjustment
--HD Size: Size 2
Edited by Neuromancer - 10/30/12 at 11:03pm
post #9805 of 11017
Quote:
Originally Posted by madaudio View Post

HELP!!
My Oppo BDP95AU has developed an aberration playing shiny opticals!
Blu-rays that previously had a thin top and bottom border now fill my whole screen. I have checked and rechecked setting in setup, have played with the zoom button, have double-checked the aspect ratio setting on my TV - all to no avail.
Details:
TV: Panasonic TH50-PZ700A 50 inch plasma
AV Receiver: NAD T775HD
Oppo BDP 95AU
Firmware Version: BDP9xAU-71-0723; Loader version CN0900 8530 Sub-version MCU95-08-0218
Video Setup:
Primary Output: HDMI 1
3D Mode: Auto (my tv is not 3D capable)
3D TV Size: 50
TV Aspect Ratio: 16/9 wide/Auto
TV System: Multi-system (it will process both PAL and NTSC)
Output Resolution: Auto
1080P/24 Output: Off (my tv is a little too old to have included 24p playback)
My NAD has no facility to make video settings - only audio settings
Some older DVD's and Blu-rays still display as normal, with Top and Bottom borders (eg blu-ray of Aeon Flux is fine, but blu-ray of Ultra-Violet fills whole screen, as does Avatar (which definitely used to play with T&B borders, Avengers the same.
My DVD of "My Fair Lady" plays with larger T&B borders as it always has, retaining the original movie's wide cinemascope format.
Standard dvd's Cat-worman, Bourne Supremacy, Mr & Mrs Smith are fine, as is the blu-ray Mr & Mrs Smith. I don't think any standard DVD's are causing the prob, just some blu-rays (including some which had previously played with the normal T&B borders.)
I am not making any setup changes, zoom changes, or aspect ratio changes as I load one disc after another.. I am a bit of a purist, and like to watch my movies the way they were designed to be: I don't like stretching a picture to fill the screen (be it a 4:3 format or 16:9 format).
This is driving me nuts: went through to 3:30 am last night, and now spent a large part of today tryling to find any setting I may have inadvertently changed, but if happens on some blu-rays and not others, how can it be a setting I have changed, intentionally or otherwise?
HELP!!!

there is setting on the tv to prevent overscanning.. you probably have it set at number 2 instead of 1. I use number 2 for my tv set.

Jacob
post #9806 of 11017
Thanks, Neuromancer: examination of the backs of Avengers and Avatar show things Full Frame 16:9 and 1:78:1 on Avatar and 1:78:1 on Avengers. Ultra Violet is labelled Wide-screen presentation 1:85:1 - I'll have to look at that again sometime to see if its borders are in fact there but very thin.
tongue.gif very embarrassing panic-for-nothing, it seems. I was so sure that Avatar did originally play in widescreen format with the usual T&B borders eek.gif
Thanks for the quick advice smile.gif
post #9807 of 11017
Jacob305:

Checked my TV: it only has two settings for overscan - off or on. I had set to Off.

How does your take on this fit with Neuromancers? (humour me guys: have been playing DVD''s for years, and Blu-rays for a couple of years now, but am not into the techie side of understanding all the different ramifications of the various different aspect ratios, just a general understanding of what aspect ratio is).
post #9808 of 11017
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Originally Posted by fredthe View Post

Any suggestions on how to clean the lens? I tried a cleaning disc, but I just get the "No Disc" error. I presume the optics are never getting near the cleaning brushes.

Try to use some clean air spray. Very carefully and from a reasonable distance! That mechanical system is very delicate! Touching that (optic) mechanism with some other objects it can destroy it forever...
post #9809 of 11017

Call Oppo to see if they recommend 3rd DVD/BD lens cleaners before you mess with your system!

post #9810 of 11017
Thread Starter 
The OPPO Media Remote has been released to the Android Play marketplace. This is the long awaited application that allows you to browse local and networked storage devices using your Android device, all without the need for a television.
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