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Oppo 93

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Right now, Im looking to get a dedicated CD player. Im currently using a new Sony s590 as a blu ray and cd player. Does the OPPO allow me to keep the TV off and play a CD? Will I notice a huge difference in sound from using the OPPO 93 instead of the Song Blu ray for cd's?

If I get the OPPO 93, the sony would be returned.
post #2 of 11
Yes, but obviously you won't be able to see any menus other than those on the front of the Oppo

Don't know anything about your current system, but there's a real good chance you'll get much better sound CDs, SACDs, DVDAs and a better picture from DVDs and Blu Rays
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
The reason Im asking, is becasue Im currently putting my cd's in the Sony Blu Ray player which I dont mind. But It wont without the tv being on. So instead of buying a stand along CD player, I could return this Sony and get the Oppo which I could use as a Cd and Blu Ray player. But If I have to keep the TV on for the Oppo to work as the CD player, Than I dont want it.
post #4 of 11
How would the Sony even know if your TV was on or not? Are you using the speakers in your TV or running into a receiver?
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
lol I was thinking the same thing! I have an HDMI running to BD on receiver, than of course HDMI out of receiver to HDMI in on the tv. All my HDMI connections are run to the receiver. I have no idea how my Blu ray knows its plugged into the tv. But If im playing a cd, and turn the TV off. The CD stops playing. Its weird.
post #6 of 11
Maybe an ARC (audio return channel) issue? Check the settings on your TV.
post #7 of 11
The cd playback and picture quality should be about the same. Expectation bias comes into play when purchasing new equipment. Comments like blow it out the h2o, or night and day difference are usually greatly over stated.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by CtrlAltElite View Post

lol I was thinking the same thing! I have an HDMI running to BD on receiver, than of course HDMI out of receiver to HDMI in on the tv. All my HDMI connections are run to the receiver. I have no idea how my Blu ray knows its plugged into the tv. But If im playing a cd, and turn the TV off. The CD stops playing. Its weird.

If everything is on and you put in a cd and turn off the tv all the hdmi connections will again go through handshaking and your cd will stop, although it should start back up eventually, but in my case with my denon 3311ci it can take up to a minute. If everything starts from off and you cut on the bd player and the reciever and never cut the tv on everything should be just fine.

I've never heard of a player that required a tv to be on to play a cd. Any player I've ever had would do so from the cheapest to an oppo.

If you are using all hdmi connections, you are getting no real benefit from upgrading to the oppo. BD playback will be the same, audio through hdmi the same. The only real difference would be if you were using any analog audio playback, the oppo would be better. The oppo probably also is a better upscaler for dvd than the Sony. Most Sony's can play SACD, but it falls a little short of a true universal player, wheras the oppo can play DVD-A and HDCD.

Try waiting for the hdmi handshakes to stop when you cut off your tv or not turn your tv on at all when you are going to play a cd. Once your initial settings are done, you have no real need for any menus just playing music.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by glangford View Post


If everything is on and you put in a cd and turn off the tv all the hdmi connections will again go through handshaking and your cd will stop, although it should start back up eventually, but in my case with my denon 3311ci it can take up to a minute. If everything starts from off and you cut on the bd player and the reciever and never cut the tv on everything should be just fine.

I've never heard of a player that required a tv to be on to play a cd. Any player I've ever had would do so from the cheapest to an oppo.

If you are using all hdmi connections, you are getting no real benefit from upgrading to the oppo. BD playback will be the same, audio through hdmi the same. The only real difference would be if you were using any analog audio playback, the oppo would be better. The oppo probably also is a better upscaler for dvd than the Sony. Most Sony's can play SACD, but it falls a little short of a true universal player, wheras the oppo can play DVD-A and HDCD.

Try waiting for the hdmi handshakes to stop when you cut off your tv or not turn your tv on at all when you are going to play a cd. Once your initial settings are done, you have no real need for any menus just playing music.
Sony.

Another advantage of Oppo is that it's reasonably easy to convert it to multy-region player for both DVD and BD. If you want to play disks released in other countries (some movies neved made it to US), this is a useful feature.
post #10 of 11
Which receiver are you using? Does it accept DSD from SACDs? If it doesn't, the Oppo maybe better than your current Sony at converting the DSD signal to multichannel pcm before sending it to your receiver.
post #11 of 11
You just connect the audio outputs of the OPPO direct to your receiver to play audio CDs. IF you want to have the TV on, and you have an HDMI cable from the OPPO to the TV, the TV will display the track data and other stuff while audio is playing, which is cool (but the TV CAN be left off).

When viewing movies, the HDMI cable direct to the TV from the OPPO and the audio direct from the OPPO to the receiver works well. The OPPO has 8 analog jacks to send 7.1 direct to the receiver via RCA cables without going through other processing except its own, which is selectable in setup. This is an excellent feature. You get the best movie sound that way.

You should go to the OPPO website and look at the list of features of the BDP-93; it is awesome. The sound quality of the BDP-93 is excellent, and the BDP-95 is even better.


Quote:
Originally Posted by CtrlAltElite View Post

Right now, Im looking to get a dedicated CD player. Im currently using a new Sony s590 as a blu ray and cd player. Does the OPPO allow me to keep the TV off and play a CD? Will I notice a huge difference in sound from using the OPPO 93 instead of the Song Blu ray for cd's?

If I get the OPPO 93, the sony would be returned.
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