Originally Posted by audiofan1
So what do you like about the Cambridge 751 bd and how long did you have the 95?
owned the oppo 95 six months. with the cambridge firstly I prefer the lower profile case which is just like their disc players and with its more conventional display, styling and proper player controls with its buttons etc. the oppo I hated the tiny compromised display could never read from the listening postion, the tiny odd ball non illuminated buttons I'd always be fumbling around to find. when installed the cambridge in my system my 3 year old daughter just walked upto it pressed the eject button and put a disc in. thats how intuitive the cambridge is to use.
the oppo could get quite warm, the cambridge runs very cool as a player and doesnt have a fan. the fan on the oppo 95 is very audible and a bit of a bugbear for me in a pretty quiet low noise floor room and system.
the cambridge is also not sluggish in use. you can just put a disc in it on start up. whereas the oppo was very sluggish on startup that would be off lookign at the network for media play etc would be there plugging the eject button with nothing happening. the media interface on the oppo I looked at once used and that was it, whereas the cambridge it is a much better interface for playing back music movies, photos etc.
In use in specs and capabilities and functionality the cambridge is exactly the same as the oppo so dont miss out at all there.
the cambridge in my opinion is a better built and put together unit. in australia the oppo you have to buy from a private importer with a "local" warranty but need to ship back to them who either fix it or have to ship back to oppo. the cambridge can get from local shops and get a 3 year warranty any problems just take back to the shop. with the oppo to play local region discs you have to buy it "modded" whcih adds another 10% to the price. whereas the cambridge is built and sold in our country for local use and hence out of box plays local discs and region free for dvd as is allowed in my country. saving me any cost of modding and associated issues with updates and warranty with modding.
the cambridge remote is a very smart thing as supplied with their audio players, but not illuminated the oppo one is pretty standard oppo but illuminated.
audio ? the cambridge over analog is actually very decent. as an oppo 95 owner I think most would be suprised to not actually give much up to it at all. the cambridge does not have balanced outputs, but then with the oppo 95 hooking up balanced to my fully balanced pre I'd have to be honest and say I am not sure hooking up that way provides any benefit as such over simple RCAs.