Originally Posted by dolstein
The Oppo already has all the outputs it needs. It even has a volume control. It also has digital inputs and HDMI inputs. I'm just saying that with a little more functionality, there's really no need for a separate processor. You can already hook the Oppo up to a multichannel amplifier, but adding room EQ and similar features would be a big plus.
I'm sure Oppo could come up with a great processor if they wanted to, but it would duplicate much of what the Oppo BDP already does.
You must have a very different version of the 103 than I have. I'm having a very difficult time finding ANY XLR outputs on my 103.
This is the back of my 103
This is the back of my prepro
If you squint you might be able to make out some slight differences in the outputs of each.
This most of the info my 103 can display
This is some of the information my AVP can display
This is the volume control button on my Oppo
This is the volume control knob on my Denon
My preamp also has a switched output to allow me to control my amp power through my power conditioner.
The Denon has built in audyssey - the upgrade on that was VERY exensive for licensing so while there is a mark up, I'm sure Oppo would also mark up their Audyssey licensing so I'd like to limit the financial impact by paying for it on the item I upgrade the least frequently.
I'm all for a cheaper Preamp - trust me! I tried the Onkyo and wasted about $1000 on utter crap. The Denon is great but very expensive. I hope Oppo makes a GREAT prepro soon with HDMI 2.0 but I really don't want a $1500 BR player. I'd rather get a $500 BR player and a $1000 prepro.Edited by boe - 8/6/13 at 9:52am