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post #9811 of 11026
Hi I'm looking to buying an Oppo BDP95 but I'm wondering:
Does the 95 player use the dedicated 2 channel DACs to play media files ( WAV, FLAC ) from USB or is this sent through the left / right of the multi channel DAC only?

Thanks for help in advance smile.gif
First post btw this is a nice forum
post #9812 of 11026
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post #9813 of 11026
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Originally Posted by zankok View Post

Hi I'm looking to buying an Oppo BDP95 but I'm wondering:
Does the 95 player use the dedicated 2 channel DACs to play media files ( WAV, FLAC ) from USB or is this sent through the left / right of the multi channel DAC only?
Thanks for help in advance smile.gif
First post btw this is a nice forum
Yes, media files can be output through the 2-channel DACs.
post #9814 of 11026
Welcome to AVSForum.
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Originally Posted by zankok View Post

Hi I'm looking to buying an Oppo BDP95 but I'm wondering:
Does the 95 player use the dedicated 2 channel DACs to play media files ( WAV, FLAC ) from USB

Yes.
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or is this sent through the left / right of the multi channel DAC only?

No.

Note that the -95 is out of production and is replaced by the BDP-105, "coming soon."

-Bill
post #9815 of 11026
Thanks guys!!
I noticed the 105s will have 2D to 3D conversion and 4K upscaling, but other than that would there be any improvement in terms of audio performance?? I looked at the spec page didn't notice any updates in the audio department..
post #9816 of 11026
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Originally Posted by zankok View Post

Thanks guys!!
I noticed the 105s will have 2D to 3D conversion and 4K upscaling, but other than that would there be any improvement in terms of audio performance?? I looked at the spec page didn't notice any updates in the audio department..

Not many details are available yet. It's being discussed in the anticipation thread (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1428214/official-oppo-bdp-103-bdp-105-anticipation-thread) but note that no one there has the player yet. They are speculating from published photos of the boards.

-Bill
post #9817 of 11026
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Originally Posted by zankok View Post

Thanks guys!! I noticed the 105s will have 2D to 3D conversion and 4K upscaling, but other than that would there be any improvement in terms of audio performance?? I looked at the spec page didn't notice any updates in the audio department..

On paper except for the new transformer and no fan the audio is not any different, now once it hits the market we will be able to listen and we will see biggrin.gif

I am holding on until I hear from many people that yes the sound is better, I don't believe reviews from all the audio rags too much as they are being paid to write these reviews "Called Advertising"
post #9818 of 11026
thanks so much for the help really appreciate that smile.gif
One last thing i hope i'm not annoying anyone ... I been trying to ask our local Oppo dealer but they cannot confirm with me ..
So I want to play media files (WAV) using a USB Harddrive, and output 2 dedicated DACs to my amplifier and have sounds come through there... there's nothing to stop me from doing this is there??
post #9819 of 11026
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Originally Posted by zankok View Post

thanks so much for the help really appreciate that smile.gif
One last thing i hope i'm not annoying anyone ... I been trying to ask our local Oppo dealer but they cannot confirm with me ..
So I want to play media files (WAV) using a USB Harddrive, and output 2 dedicated DACs to my amplifier and have sounds come through there... there's nothing to stop me from doing there is there??

Nothing.

-Bill
post #9820 of 11026
Just a follow-up on the whole "streaming of high rez audio within .mkv files" to the Oppo95. I have done some experimenting here, and then confirmed my findings with Oppo Tech Support today. So, today, you can stream .mkv files containing DTS-HD Master Audio tracks with no problems at all to the Oppo95. [Stream meaning play over the network from a server of some sort to the (Oppo) client. In my case, I use a Netgear ReadyNAS NVX with its super excellent DLNA server]. It will play it perfectly, and my Anthem D2V confirms that it is indeed seeing it as DTS-HD Master Audio. Doesn't matter how many channels, could be 5.1 or 7.1, it works fine. Now, contrast that with Dolby TrueHD. TrueHD contained inside a .mkv file does NOT work with the Oppo units today. You will be able to play the movie just fine, but there will be no audio at all (and the player tells you that the Audio is NOT supported, right at the beginning of the streaming). Here's what was interesting to me personally - Oppo Tech Support indicates that they are aware of both scenarios (one working and one not), and they do want both to work. They are "hoping" to be able to decode DolbyTrueHD properly from within things like .mkv files in the future. They told me they would then release any capability along these lines in a firmware update in the future. I for one will hold out hope. Also, they told me the 105 will have no better audio performance than my 95, though it can do many other interesting things that the 95 cannot and will never do. I think I'm going to hold onto my 95, as it gives me everything I need, at least for now. Until 4K displays are reasonably priced at 70inch sizes, I think I will pass on any 'upgrade'.

-Brian
post #9821 of 11026
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Originally Posted by zankok View Post

Thanks guys!!
I noticed the 105s will have 2D to 3D conversion and 4K upscaling, but other than that would there be any improvement in terms of audio performance?? I looked at the spec page didn't notice any updates in the audio department..

The 103/105 have a more capable decoder. For example, they can decode rear channel information matrixed into DD and DTS ES and EX tracks. They can also decode the rare 5.1 DTS-HD MA 192KHz Blu-ray audio format as 192KHz instead of 96KHz.

The 103/105 have improved media file support capability.

The 103/105, can be used as a Digital Media Renderer from an appropriate DLNA server. This means you can use something external to the player to browse your DLNA content and then "push" files over your house network to the 103/105 for playback.

The 103/105 have HDMI INPUTS that can be used to play audio from other HDMI Sources through to their Analog (or Digital) outputs.

The 105 has a built-in Headphone amplifier and 1/4 inch jack.

The 105 has Optical/Coax and Asynchronous USB DAC INPUTS which can be used to play other sources through the player

Compared to the 95, the 105 has a brand new design for its power supply and for both the multi-channel and dedicated stereo Analog outputs. The 105 has no fan (and needs no fan).

The 103/105 have more powerful system processors and are thus noticeably faster.

I've probably forgotten to list some stuff. Check out the Anticipation thread for all the news behind the rumors.
--Bob
post #9822 of 11026
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Welcome to AVSForum.
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Originally Posted by zankok View Post

Hi I'm looking to buying an Oppo BDP95 but I'm wondering:
Does the 95 player use the dedicated 2 channel DACs to play media files ( WAV, FLAC ) from USB
. . . .

Note that the -95 is out of production and is replaced by the BDP-105, "coming soon."

-Bill

To clarify, the 95 is still in stock and available for purchase either direct from OPPO Digital or from the usual resellers.
--Bob
post #9823 of 11026
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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.

Have you resolved this problem yet?

The "best" way to clean the laser lens involves removing the chassis lid, removing the protective top plate on the top of the optical disc drive, and then gently swabbing the lens clean with a Q-tip just barely moistened with alcohol.

There are cleaning discs available. If the optical disc loader is not completely disabled then the disc will spin up before you get that "No Disc" error, so the cleaning disc has a chance to work even in that case. If the loader isn't working at all, then of course lens cleaning is not your problem. (I.e., your player needs service.)

The safest such cleaning disc makes no physical contact with the lens assembly -- i.e., no brushes. Instead it has turbulence holes in it that swirl air past the lens as the disc spins to dislodge dust. Such a cleaning disc won't help if the lens has been filmed over from tobacco smoke, or cooking smoke, or oily stuff from fire place logs or scented candles.

If you are not comfortable doing this, OPPO has inexpensive, fixed-rate service for out-of-warranty players. They can insure the lens is clean, and fix any other problem that might have happened.
--Bob
post #9824 of 11026
Help!! (again)!!


Anybody with savvy on line?

My Oppo BDP 95AU (am in Brisbane Australia) had started a firmware download, got slightly over halfway through, and now appears to have frozen: the horizontal blue progress bar has stopped moving, the small group of vertifcal "active"? arrows have stopped cycling,

Firmware was being downloaded via internet via wifi.

The Cancel button in the Firmware Upgrade window appears lit, but pressing the ENTER button on the Oppo remote does not activate the cancel.
As far as I can tell, the firmware upgrade was still in download phase, not installation phase. I know the firmware installation should not be interrupted, but if it has not reached installation phase is it safe to stop it (would appear so, as a Cancel button is there).

I know my wifi is still working as my PC is only 2-3 feet from Oppo, and is still receiving signal.

Should I power Oppo off, and start again?

In the time it has taken to log on here and type this, no progress on firmware download.

I have successfully installed a previous firmware download this way, no blackout (unless the server the download is coming from has had a prob. It is out of office hours (Sat Morning) so no-one to ring.
post #9825 of 11026
Yes, kill it and start again.

-Bill
post #9826 of 11026
Thanks Bill!!

Started again, and firmware upgrade completed successfully.

Boy, this Forum - and you guys with "expert" knowledge, is a lifesaver. Almost as good as 24/7 online support service.
post #9827 of 11026
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Have you resolved this problem yet?
The "best" way to clean the laser lens involves removing the chassis lid, removing the protective top plate on the top of the optical disc drive, and then gently swabbing the lens clean with a Q-tip just barely moistened with alcohol.
There are cleaning discs available. If the optical disc loader is not completely disabled then the disc will spin up before you get that "No Disc" error, so the cleaning disc has a chance to work even in that case. If the loader isn't working at all, then of course lens cleaning is not your problem. (I.e., your player needs service.)
The safest such cleaning disc makes no physical contact with the lens assembly -- i.e., no brushes. Instead it has turbulence holes in it that swirl air past the lens as the disc spins to dislodge dust. Such a cleaning disc won't help if the lens has been filmed over from tobacco smoke, or cooking smoke, or oily stuff from fire place logs or scented candles.
If you are not comfortable doing this, OPPO has inexpensive, fixed-rate service for out-of-warranty players. They can insure the lens is clean, and fix any other problem that might have happened.
--Bob
I suspect that the head may not be moving enough on disc load to get within the cleaning area of the disc, but if it is getting in the right area then I have other problems (no tobacco smoke anywhere or oily stuff near the player.) Oppo has offered to clean/fix for free (I just pay shipping to them). If it were more expensive I'd probably go the route of opening it up, but as soon as I find where I put the box it will be going to them.

(In the meantime I'm getting very good use out of the Media Remote App)

Thanks for checking back!

-Fred
post #9828 of 11026
No better Audio no New OPPO wink.gif
post #9829 of 11026
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

No better Audio no New OPPO wink.gif

Do you plan on doing an in home audition?
post #9830 of 11026
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

No better Audio no New OPPO wink.gif
That's kinda how I feel as I really don't need all the extras packed into the 105. I'm not expecting a whole lot of difference between the two, surely not on the level as the upgrade from the 83SE to the 95......especially when it came to the multi-channel analog audio improvements realized by upgrading to the ESS9018 chip.
post #9831 of 11026
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Welcome to AVSForum.
Yes.
No.
Note that the -95 is out of production and is replaced by the BDP-105, "coming soon."
-Bill

 

Not quite true!

post #9832 of 11026
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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post

Not quite true!
confused.gif The 95 IS out of production and being replaced by the 105. The 95 is still in stock at Oppo and some other resellers.
post #9833 of 11026
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confused.gif The 95 IS out of production and being replaced by the 105. The 95 is still in stock at Oppo and some other resellers.

Then I stand corrected!

post #9834 of 11026
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Originally Posted by bakerwi View Post

Do you plan on doing an in home audition?

Yes that is the only way I will be able to assess whether or not it sound better with the combo of 800Diamonds Classé SSP-800 and Classé CA-M600. I will try bypass and use Oppo XLR so that way the SSP-800 is just volume control biggrin.gif
post #9835 of 11026
In my Oppinion is BIG BACK STEP in the OPPO 105 THAT THEY REMOVE the e-SATA Connexion.I have Connected a H.D. La Cie Quadra Big Max 2 TB in RAID 1and I Use Most of the time,as is very easy and is just over the OPPO.
So I WILL STAY WITH THE 95,as mechanical thy are exactly the same,Analog Adio concerning.
post #9836 of 11026
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

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Originally Posted by bakerwi View Post

Do you plan on doing an in home audition?

Yes that is the only way I will be able to assess whether or not it sound better with the combo of 800Diamonds Classé SSP-800 and Classé CA-M600. I will try bypass and use Oppo XLR so that way the SSP-800 is just volume control biggrin.gif

That's one hell of a remote control. Lol
post #9837 of 11026
Hey everybody just thought Id share this.
I tried for the first time a little while ago streaming content to the 95. I used the same software I used for my PS3, PS3 Media Server. I had been running an older version V1.40. When I used it with the 95, I would get the message "unknown renderer". Well anyways I updated to the latest version of PS3 Media Server V1.70 and it now recognizes the 95...well it says Oppo 93 but what ever. Its kinda cool eh, site is www.ps3mediaserver.org.

Been checking out the 103/105. Looks like everything is better except for esata port delete and the dreaded CINAVIA!!!!!!
Edited by darcman - 11/4/12 at 5:08pm
post #9838 of 11026
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Originally Posted by darcman View Post

Hey everybody just thought Id share this.
I tried for the first time a little while ago streaming content to the 95. I used the same software I used for my PS3, PS3 Media Server. I had been running an older version V1.40. When I used it with the 95, I would get the message "unknown renderer". Well anyways I updated to the latest version of PS3 Media Server V1.70 and it now recognizes the 95...well it says Oppo 93 but what ever. Its kinda cool eh, site is www.ps3mediaserver.org.
Been checking out the 103/105. Looks like everything is better except for esata port delete and the dreaded CINAVIA!!!!!!


CINAVIA!! WTF! Oppo told me that they wold never sell out and put cinavia in their players. That's 1 of the reasons I bought the bd95 which has no Cinavia thank GOD!! If new updates have cinavia I hope I find out before downloading.
post #9839 of 11026
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Originally Posted by jzetti5 View Post


CINAVIA!! WTF! Oppo told me that they wold never sell out and put cinavia in their players. That's 1 of the reasons I bought the bd95 which has no Cinavia thank GOD!! If new updates have cinavia I hope I find out before downloading.

They said they would not implement it on players before the BDP-103/105. That is still true.

It's not optional on new model players. It's required. A mandatory part of Blu-ray licensing.

-Bill
post #9840 of 11026
What is Cinavia
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