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post #8191 of 16363
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

Yes on the 800Diamonds what a sound smile.gif

Kal, what is your take on the Magnepan MMG?  Are they worth it I was thinking of giving them a listen!

If I may I'll try to answer your MMG question and include the Oppo 103 to stay on topic of this thread. My audio system in 99% analog .. listen to a lot of vinyl. I bought the Oppo so I could listen to my SACD collection and literally hundreds of CDs. I also use the Oppo for movies. I bought the MMGs from the factory with the 30 day return policy. I loved them so much and they were so good that I actually returned them to try the 1.7s and then 3.7s. All this within a year. Bottom line is : I no longer have the 3.7s and I just ordered another pair of MMGs as a second system for playing CDs with the Oppo. I don't know of a better value in the audio industry as the MMGs. I'm not an audio expert but I've been an audio nut for 40 years and have gone through a lot of expensive speakers and have done the Apogee, B&W, Wilson Audio, etc thing. The Oppo and MMG with a modest integrated amp and you've got a very musical system.
post #8192 of 16363
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Originally Posted by wse View Post


What do yo mean?

I am committed to multichannel and planar dipoles need more space around/behind than I can accommodate.

post #8193 of 16363
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Originally Posted by 2channelguy View Post

If I may I'll try to answer your MMG question and include the Oppo 103 to stay on topic of this thread. My audio system in 99% analog .. listen to a lot of vinyl. I bought the Oppo so I could listen to my SACD collection and literally hundreds of CDs. I also use the Oppo for movies. I bought the MMGs from the factory with the 30 day return policy. I loved them so much and they were so good that I actually returned them to try the 1.7s and then 3.7s. All this within a year. Bottom line is : I no longer have the 3.7s and I just ordered another pair of MMGs as a second system for playing CDs with the Oppo. I don't know of a better value in the audio industry as the MMGs. I'm not an audio expert but I've been an audio nut for 40 years and have gone through a lot of expensive speakers and have done the Apogee, B&W, Wilson Audio, etc thing. The Oppo and MMG with a modest integrated amp and you've got a very musical system.

Thank you, I ordered a pair of MGM today should get them in five to seven business days!

I will experiment and let you know how they work! I saw that WSR just changed their reference system to all Maggie's with the Oppo! Has Oppo finally released their firmware non beta?
post #8194 of 16363
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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post

I am committed to multichannel and planar dipoles need more space around/behind than I can accommodate.

How much space, I read three feet, will that be enought?
post #8195 of 16363
I've been wanting an Oppo player for years now !

If it can do what I wanna do I'm gonna pull the trigger on it today ! So hopefully this will work out..

I want to rip all my BDs and put them on a 4TB WD external USB 3.0 hard drive - I'll want to rip my BDs with the highest quality possible, space is no issue.. so playback might require lots of 'power' (1080p high bit rate..)

So my question is. If I connect this 4TB external hard drive to the Oppo via USB, will the Oppo 103 play back those BD rips?

Thx !
post #8196 of 16363
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post

I've been wanting an Oppo player for years now !

If it can do what I wanna do I'm gonna pull the trigger on it today ! So hopefully this will work out..

I want to rip all my BDs and put them on a 4TB WD external USB 3.0 hard drive - I'll want to rip my BDs with the highest quality possible, space is no issue.. so playback might require lots of 'power' (1080p high bit rate..)

So my question is. If I connect this 4TB external hard drive to the Oppo via USB, will the Oppo 103 play back those BD rips?

Thx !

What format? BDMV folders are no longer supported.

The player is USB 2.0, but that is fast enough for this purpose.

-Bill
post #8197 of 16363
I have no experience ripping DBs, I know all of the info is out there and I will look it up.. I'll want to rip only the video and audio track, no extras, but at the highest quality possible (closest to BD playback as possible..). I think I can create MKVs for this, not sure I'll look it up.

But you are saying that the 103 will playback large 1080p high bit rate files via USB, but the format of the file is the key, right? Any suggestion on what's better for BDs? Since I haven't ripped anything yet, might as well do it correctly to ensure proper playback on the 103.

It's looking promising, might be able to pull that trigger today after all smile.gif

Thx for your help, much appreciated !
post #8198 of 16363
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post

I have no experience ripping DBs, I know all of the info is out there and I will look it up.. I'll want to rip only the video and audio track, no extras, but at the highest quality possible (closest to BD playback as possible..). I think I can create MKVs for this, not sure I'll look it up.

But you are saying that the 103 will playback large 1080p high bit rate files via USB, but the format of the file is the key, right? Any suggestion on what's better for BDs? Since I haven't ripped anything yet, might as well do it correctly to ensure proper playback on the 103.
!

M2TS and MKV are the most common. Each has its advantages and shortcomings. Both can be lossless.
post #8199 of 16363
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post

Any suggestion on what's better for BDs?

You have the choice between MKV, M2TS and AVCHD. When you hurry up and buy your Oppo before they release the next stable firmware you simply can copy the BD content into an AVCHD folder. Not sure if BDMV folders are still suported with the last stable... Bill?
post #8200 of 16363
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post

I have no experience ripping DBs, I know all of the info is out there and I will look it up.. I'll want to rip only the video and audio track, no extras, but at the highest quality possible (closest to BD playback as possible..). I think I can create MKVs for this, not sure I'll look it up.

But you are saying that the 103 will playback large 1080p high bit rate files via USB, but the format of the file is the key, right? Any suggestion on what's better for BDs? Since I haven't ripped anything yet, might as well do it correctly to ensure proper playback on the 103.

It's looking promising, might be able to pull that trigger today after all smile.gif

Thx for your help, much appreciated !

These details are a bit off-topic here; try reading the recent pages in this thread: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1336046/ripping-blu-rays-ii

Yes, it must be of a supported format. MKV is what I use. If you want the original audio and video without alternation, MakeMKV is often recommended. There are links to that and other tools in the BDP-93 FAQ: What are the alternatives to .iso files?

-Bill
post #8201 of 16363
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Originally Posted by Holzohr View Post

Not sure if BDMV folders are still suported with the last stable... Bill?

I've lost track. Best just to forget it.

The AVCHD trick is still working for single-title BR copies, but no one knows how long that will continue.

-Bill
post #8202 of 16363
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

M2TS and MKV are the most common. Each has its advantages and shortcomings. Both can be lossless.

Thx !

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Originally Posted by Holzohr View Post

You have the choice between MKV, M2TS and AVCHD. When you hurry up and buy your Oppo before they release the next stable firmware you simply can copy the BD content into an AVCHD folder. Not sure if BDMV folders are still suported with the last stable... Bill?

Should I hurry up to get it like you said ?? If MKV works fine on the 103, then I wouldn't need to transfer them into an AVCHD folder, right? Sorry, I'm new to this whole thing..

If a file format is currently supported but might not be in a future FW release, wouldn't I be better off just not installing the new FW and keep running off the old one?
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

These details are a bit off-topic here; try reading the recent pages in this thread: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1336046/ripping-blu-rays-ii

Yes, it must be of a supported format. MKV is what I use. If you want the original audio and video without alternation, MakeMKV is often recommended. There are links to that and other tools in the BDP-93 FAQ: What are the alternatives to .iso files?

-Bill

Thx so much Bill, I will look those up.

So looks like I'm good to go, thx to all !
post #8203 of 16363
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post


Should I hurry up to get it like you said ?? If MKV works fine on the 103, then I wouldn't need to transfer them into an AVCHD folder, right? Sorry, I'm new to this whole thing..

If a file format is currently supported but might not be in a future FW release, wouldn't I be better off just not installing the new FW and keep running off the old one?

You don't want a BR player where you are afraid to update to update the firmware[*] so just forget the past formats and go with MKV.

[*]Some people do keep old machines on old firmware in order to retain features that are no longer allowed, but since you are starting fresh, I would advise you not to get into that habit.

-Bill
post #8204 of 16363
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post

Should I hurry up to get it like you said ?? If MKV works fine on the 103, then I wouldn't need to transfer them into an AVCHD folder, right? Sorry, I'm new to this whole thing..

Briefly, copying the content of a BD 1:1 into an AVCHD folder is the easiest and fastest way. You don`t need to rip/extract anything and afterwards mux to M2TS or MKV.
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If a file format is currently supported but might not be in a future FW release, wouldn't I be better off just not installing the new FW and keep running off the old one?

That will be the trick.
post #8205 of 16363
Thx very much for the assistance guys !
Now that I know that it will work, I'm comfortable dropping five bills today for this beast biggrin.gif

I'll have to look at that whole MKV v. AVCHD thing, I know the info is all out there. I don't want to burn the whole disc (no menus no extras) only the video and audio track in the highest quality possible..

One last important question. In the external link that Bill provided, it says that the largest supported USB hard drive is 2TB. Is that still the case?? If so, that 4TB hard drive I was planning on getting wont work, I would have to get the 2TB version instead.. So I'm hoping that things have changed and that hard drives bigger than 2TB are now supported..
post #8206 of 16363
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post

One last important question. In the external link that Bill provided, it says that the largest supported USB hard drive is 2TB. Is that still the case?? If so, that 4TB hard drive I was planning on getting wont work, I would have to get the 2TB version instead.. So I'm hoping that things have changed and that hard drives bigger than 2TB are now supported..

That was true on the -93 but not on the -103. You should be ok.

Read the -103 FAQ for many such details.

-Bill
post #8207 of 16363
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

That was true on the -93 but not on the -103. You should be ok.

Read the -103 FAQ for many such details.

-Bill

Thanks very much Bill !

I'll do that now and order it later, hopefully work is quiet for the test of the day wink.gif
post #8208 of 16363
I'd love it if the dedicated "Netflix" an "Vudu" buttons on the remote acted as discrete commands which would both turn on the unit, and automatically start the corresponding streaming service. This would make it a lot easier to program macros into my MX-980 universal remote. Would anyone else find this useful?
post #8209 of 16363
Just ordered an Oppo 103, will get it in a couple days, so looking forward to it, should be a fun weekend, I'm hoping for rain now tongue.gif
post #8210 of 16363
Just ordered one today. I had bought an LG player a little over a year ago. The thing started making this grinding noise when I put a disc in and then I'd get an error message.

I've read people loving Oppo players since their DVD players. This will be my first Oppo. Figured I'd spend some more money to get a better quality player. It will be nice to have DVD-A and SACD player again. I had a DVD player that played both, but it got retired when Blu-ray came out. I've got a small library of both formats.

If this one dies in a year, I'm really going to be upset. smile.gif
post #8211 of 16363
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Originally Posted by b11051973 View Post

If this one dies in a year, I'm really going to be upset. smile.gif

You have two years manufacturers warranty, put in on a good credit card, and that will go up to three years, so you're good for a while !
post #8212 of 16363
Bought a BDP-103 from Amazon and it arrived yesterday evening. Earlier, I had bought an all regions mod for the Oppo from JVB Digital. This morning I got the mod installed and the Oppo configured. So far so good. I have confirmed that it can now be set to play BDs from any region (one region at a time, though) and can handle all DVDs without having to worry about the region code.

The Oppo BDP-103 is stoutly made (it should be considering what it cost) and I am very pleased with it so far, unlike my experience with World Import from whom I bought an LG BD550 BD player, pre modified for all regions playback. From the beginning the LG was flakey but finally wouldn't play at all. I sent it in for repair twice, both times having to pay for shipping it back to World Import out of my pocket. When it completely stopped working a third time, I was told by World Import, for the first time, that they had never been able to find anything wrong with it and that they wouldn't do any more for me. So I ate the $200 plus I had paid and, for obvious reasons resolved to do no more business with World Import and to get the word out to others of the company's utter failure to support me.

Back to the 103, though. Installing the all regions chip required that I remove the BD player's cover, which called for the removal of 9 philips head screws. Once the cover was removed installing the chip was a straightforward operation. I plugged the chip assembly's cable into a 4 pin receptacle on the mother board and affixed it to the inside of the player's case with a strong adhesive pad supplied by JVB. Now, pressing the right buttons in the right order on the Oppo remote allows me to see Region A, B, or C BDs. Installation of the chip automatically set the DVD playback operation to Region 0, which covers all regions.

I seem to remember that there is a thread somewhere that more directly addresses all regions modifications but thought I would come here first and report my experience thus far, as well as to throw World Import under the bus to the widest audience possible.smile.gif
post #8213 of 16363
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Originally Posted by b11051973 View Post

Just ordered one today.

If this one dies in a year, I'm really going to be upset. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post

You have two years manufacturers warranty, put in on a good credit card, and that will go up to three years, so you're good for a while !

Not to mention that Oppo will repair any player with a 1-day turn around and a smile.
post #8214 of 16363
I picked up the Roku 3 a week ago. Pretty awesome. Instantly connects to Netflix, Super HD, DD+. The Wii type remote is cool with games, although I don't play them.

Tested the 103 last night. Tried Netflix and it couldn't connect, as usual.(no beta) The Roku connected fast.

So unless you're hell bent on using the 103's remote for Roku, spend the extra $50 and get the 3.
post #8215 of 16363
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Originally Posted by b11051973 View Post

Just ordered one today. I had bought an LG player a little over a year ago. The thing started making this grinding noise when I put a disc in and then I'd get an error message.

I've read people loving Oppo players since their DVD players. This will be my first Oppo. Figured I'd spend some more money to get a better quality player. It will be nice to have DVD-A and SACD player again. I had a DVD player that played both, but it got retired when Blu-ray came out. I've got a small library of both formats.

If this one dies in a year, I'm really going to be upset. smile.gif

I've had mine for 6 days and so far I'm loving it. Had some problems programming a Harmony remote but love the functionality. I like how easy it is to bring up subtitles on blu-ray movies and all the movie information you get from the "Status" button. I'm going to be spoiled now and always want to get an Oppo from here on out. This is also my first Oppo.
post #8216 of 16363
As noted in an earlier post, I configured my BDP-103 this morning. It's working mostly all right but I have a problem, which I hope is a matter of configuration but I can't figure out what to do. Here is the problem: When I use the volume control on the Oppo remote it won't control my Yamaha RX-V3900 AV receiver, although the receiver is connected to the Oppo via an HDMI cable. When I use the volume control on the remote, the display shows a horizontal volume bar near the bottom of the screen but it has no effect on the level of the audio being delivered by the receiver. What must I do to get the Oppo remote to control the AV receiver's volume? Thanks a million in advance for any advice as to how I can solve this irritating problem.
post #8217 of 16363
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Originally Posted by Holzohr View Post

Briefly, copying the content of a BD 1:1 into an AVCHD folder is the easiest and fastest way. You don`t need to rip/extract anything and afterwards mux to M2TS or MKV.
That will be the trick.

I thought that this doesn't work with the latest Beta.
post #8218 of 16363
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

As noted in an earlier post, I configured my BDP-103 this morning. It's working mostly all right but I have a problem, which I hope is a matter of configuration but I can't figure out what to do. Here is the problem: When I use the volume control on the Oppo remote it won't control my Yamaha RX-V3900 AV receiver, although the receiver is connected to the Oppo via an HDMI cable. When I use the volume control on the remote, the display shows a horizontal volume bar near the bottom of the screen but it has no effect on the level of the audio being delivered by the receiver. What must I do to get the Oppo remote to control the AV receiver's volume? Thanks a million in advance for any advice as to how I can solve this irritating problem.

The Volume on the OPPO is only for its Analog audio outputs -- except for Volume 0, which is implemented as Mute and affects all outputs.

For HDMI audio, you need to use the volume control in your Yamaha receiver.

The remote that comes with the OPPO can not be configured to control other devices. If you want to use one remote to control both the OPPO and the Yamaha, you might look into one of the programmable remote products such Logitech's Harmony line of remotes.
--Bob
post #8219 of 16363
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Originally Posted by Ali is mental View Post

I thought that this doesn't work with the latest Beta.

I think I saw this as well while reading the FAQ earlier. But large MKV files still work? Does anyone think they would remove this in a future firmware release?
post #8220 of 16363
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post

But large MKV files still work?

Yes.
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Does anyone think they would remove this in a future firmware release?

I think that's unlikely but no one can promise you. The studios don't want you copying BR at all. If they think MKV copies are hurting them they will do something about it.

-Bill
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