Originally Posted by tme110
as far as having a real 'control' app or second screen, couldn't oppo just run something like vortexbox and then let people use existing apps for control like mPad or mPod?
I'm thinking about getting an Auraliti music server but basically I'd be paying $700 only for a better way to manage my own music and send it to the Oppo105 when I'd rather just use the Oppo to do it in the first place.
I have a similar topic.
I am looking for a new media player, that is capable of playing cds, dvds, blu rays, ... , as well as my own music / movie collection from an attached network storage (from my point of view that would make for a true universal player, one might want additional streaming capabilities from the internet, but that is not my concern, since I think those are fast moving and in case I would rather get an additional box like the roku streaming devices). I found the new oppo 105 might be exactly what I am looking for, especially considering its great dacs, that are even more valuable due to its digital inputs.
There is only one unsolved issue: As far as I know (from several previous posts in this thread) there still is no real remote app that allows a convenient opportunity to manage and play the music from an attached storage. That is really important to me, because allthough I like to watch a blu ray from time to time, 90% of the time I gonna play music from my own collection (most of my cds are stored as FLACs already).
In comparison, the Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6 is a very good network player, that has a well arranged remote app for Android and Apple devices. It is actually pretty similar to the Oppo, offering very good dacs in combination with additional digital inputs, but is obviously missing a blu ray drive and video processing capability. Here is a short demonstartion of the app, to make clear what I am talking about:
Now I wonder if I better combine the Cambridge Audio Streaming Magic 6 with an Oppo 103 as a blu ray player for example, or get the Oppo 105 straightaway, hoping Oppo will add a remote app in the near future. I would really prefere the Oppo 105 as one single device, particulary since the Oppo seems to provide the full functionality (at least hardware wise) anyway.
Maybe you guys can help me by discussing the Oppos control options in more detail.
1. What oppotunities (also not based on an app) are already implemented, to select and play music from an attached storage (e.g. a attached usb harddisc), and to generate playlists or similar?
2. Is there a work arround, e.g. a network storage that allows to push music/videos onto the Oppo player using a remote app (I am not talking of a laptop attached to the usb port, even though that might be a considerable solution...)?
3. Is the Oppo fully capable to be controled by an app (hardware wise)? Is there any chance that an app similar to the one mentioned above is implentated in future or does the Oppo miss any essential requirement for such a realisation?
Thank you for your advice! I hope I am not the only one interessted in that particular demand for a remote app.