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post #4711 of 10188
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Originally Posted by angelo View Post

dear sirs,

anyone use a music server connected to OPPO via coaxial with Foobar 2000 installed?

Thanks

Yes, it works. Unless I'm wrong you are limited to 24/96 resolutions in coaxial.
post #4712 of 10188
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Originally Posted by protodoc View Post

Has anyone made their 105 region free?
I bought a region-free chip on Ebay but the picture they show is of the 103. Supposedly it works on both models but I have no idea where to plug it on on my 105.
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Originally Posted by JazzGuyy View Post

I have. Which chip did you buy and from whom? There has been a recent circuit board change on some Oppos that may present a problem

Anyone know what the recent circuit board change is on some Oppos? How can I tell, as I recently bought a 105.
Thanks.
post #4713 of 10188
^ Reports here say the main board no longer includes a plug attachment point that some of the install-it-inside-the-chassis mod boards were using.
--Bob
post #4714 of 10188
OPPO UK Posts the 0323B Public Beta Firmware for the European model BDP-103EU and BDP-105EU players

http://www.oppo-bluray.co.uk/customer-services/bdp-103-105eu/

--Bob
post #4715 of 10188
I'm interested in the 24 bit download offering from HD Tracks of the Solti's recording of the Wagner Ring operas. I'm not doing it, at this time, because of the issue with gapless playing of FLAC files and these operas are offered with individual FLACs for each track. I have the CD copies of these and know that they often segue between tracks and having a gap would be unacceptable. I have a couple of other albums that's I've downloaded and there are gaps between some of the segueing tracks. I emailed Oppo about this, asking if there were any plans to make gapless playback possible.

This is their reply:

"If you want to take advantage of user generated media without gaps then you will want to generate CUE files. CUE files will allow you to link several files together in a simple text style sheet, and the player will be able read this sheet and playback the files gapless."

I then wrote back,

"The issue for me is not user generated media files.  I want to know if gapless playback of hi res FLACs that I've purchased (commercially generated)  can be done with the Oppo.  I currently have 192/24 FLACs that I purchased from HD Tracks for particular album and for those that segue between tracks, there is a gap.  "

They wrote back,

"WAV and FLAC in the eyes CEs is user generated media as they are not commercial discs that are bought on store shelves. The only way to support gapeless playback from WAV, FLAC and other media formats is to use CUE files at this time. "

I'm new to all of this and would like to know if anyone has done this. Has anyone created CUE files for music that you've purchased and created CUE files to make them play gaplessly with the BDP-105? If so, how do you do it?

Thanks,

Kurt
post #4716 of 10188
Are people finding the HDMI 1 output with Marvell QDEO looks better or same or worse than using HDMI 2 without the QDEO ?

I know there is some noise reduction in HDMI 1
post #4717 of 10188
^ I prefer HDMI 1.
--Bob
post #4718 of 10188
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ I prefer HDMI 1.
--Bob

+2
post #4719 of 10188
How well does this thing work for 7.1 straight into an amp w/o any preamp/receiver? Does it have enough speaker setup tools to make that work?
post #4720 of 10188
Distortion from tweeters during playback.

My Oppo BDP-105 has developed distortion in the analog outputs when playing back music tracks with female vocals or trumpets. If anyone has a Rhapsody account please try the track "We Belong Together" from the album Pirates by Rickie Lee Jones. Listen at 2:09 and 2:12. I'm getting a buzzing from the tweeter at these points. I've tried two different sets of speakers and two different amplifiers. Or try 2:25-2:30 from "Shhh / Peaceful" from the album In a Silent Way by Miles Davis. If I bypass the Oppo and go to another dac I do not hear distortion. I do not hear it through the headphones.

Looks like I'll have to call Oppo tomorrow and most likely send my unit back. Just wondering if anyone else has heard this? During other tracks the sound is perfect.

I'm using Rhapsody on my PC connected to the Oppo using an digital optical cable. I've also heard the distortion during SACD playback. I don't normally use my Oppo as a DAC, but my PC Rhapsody client uses the default soundcard on my PC which is the Oppo.
Edited by falconsprint - 4/2/13 at 8:45pm
post #4721 of 10188
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Originally Posted by edwyun View Post

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Originally Posted by protodoc View Post

Has anyone made their 105 region free?
I bought a region-free chip on Ebay but the picture they show is of the 103. Supposedly it works on both models but I have no idea where to plug it on on my 105.
Quote:
Originally Posted by JazzGuyy View Post

I have. Which chip did you buy and from whom? There has been a recent circuit board change on some Oppos that may present a problem

Anyone know what the recent circuit board change is on some Oppos? How can I tell, as I recently bought a 105.
Thanks.

 

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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ Reports here say the main board no longer includes a plug attachment point that some of the install-it-inside-the-chassis mod boards were using.
--Bob

 

I remember seeing the 103 board change where the 4-pin plug attachment used by free region modders was moved from the back end of the Oppo, left side of the QDEO processor(I believe that's the one with the heat-sink) to the right side of the mother board, closer to the front side of the Oppo. Sorry can't provide a link for you ....

post #4722 of 10188
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Originally Posted by Holzohr View Post

Yes, the recent Beta. Just listening to some DSD-files. I am happy for the moment.
My AVCHD`s are made from commercial BD`s. I use MeGUI for extracting the movie and audio tracks, subtitles and chapters.


hi...to use dsd files can I use a 2tb HD external connected to usb on the rear?
post #4723 of 10188
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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post


I remember seeing the 103 board change where the 4-pin plug attachment used by free region modders was moved from the back end of the Oppo, left side of the QDEO processor(I believe that's the one with the heat-sink) to the right side of the mother board, closer to the front side of the Oppo. Sorry can't provide a link for you ....

Thanks for clarifying.
post #4724 of 10188
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Originally Posted by falconsprint View Post

Distortion from tweeters during playback.

My Oppo BDP-105 has developed distortion in the analog outputs when playing back music tracks with female vocals or trumpets. If anyone has a Rhapsody account please try the track "We Belong Together" from the album Pirates by Rickie Lee Jones. Listen at 2:09 and 2:12. I'm getting a buzzing from the tweeter at these points. I've tried two different sets of speakers and two different amplifiers. Or try 2:25-2:30 from "Shhh / Peaceful" from the album In a Silent Way by Miles Davis. If I bypass the Oppo and go to another dac I do not hear distortion. I do not hear it through the headphones.

Looks like I'll have to call Oppo tomorrow and most likely send my unit back. Just wondering if anyone else has heard this? During other tracks the sound is perfect.

I'm using Rhapsody on my PC connected to the Oppo using an digital optical cable. I've also heard the distortion during SACD playback. I don't normally use my Oppo as a DAC, but my PC Rhapsody client uses the default soundcard on my PC which is the Oppo.


I have experienced the same, but not with Oppo. There is happen something when the original track is copied or converted, or stored in a digital system. A modification/corruption can occur in the file`s data and then it may come in conflict with the player system, or its way to play that file.
In my opinion it is a problem of the track delivered/streamed by (in this case) Rapsody. Your player can not know that in a precise time of the same track it shal distort a female voice... Is for sure an audio file problem, and not yours player or further audio system.
post #4725 of 10188
has anyone played video files like ts,mp4, m2ts that are at 25fps on the Oppo ?
post #4726 of 10188
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Originally Posted by detroit1 View Post

has anyone played video files like ts,mp4, m2ts that are at 25fps on the Oppo ?

Yes, no problems.

-Bill
post #4727 of 10188
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Originally Posted by angelo View Post


hi...to use dsd files can I use a 2tb HD external connected to usb on the rear?

Yes.

-Bill
post #4728 of 10188
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Originally Posted by xyzzy_nc View Post

How well does this thing work for 7.1 straight into an amp w/o any preamp/receiver? Does it have enough speaker setup tools to make that work?
I use the Oppo as my preamp. It's hooked directly into my amp. I only have a 5.1 system. But, it works just as well for a 7.1 system. In the Speaker Configuration menu, you can adjust Size (large or small), Distance and Trim for each speaker.
post #4729 of 10188
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Originally Posted by angelo View Post

hi...to use dsd files can I use a 2tb HD external connected to usb on the rear?

Yes. I am using an 8GB USB-Stick for testing now. There are still some things to find out.. for the best way to play these .dff files without having to turn on a tv.
post #4730 of 10188
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Originally Posted by falconsprint View Post

Distortion from tweeters during playback.

My Oppo BDP-105 has developed distortion in the analog outputs when playing back music tracks with female vocals or trumpets. If anyone has a Rhapsody account please try the track "We Belong Together" from the album Pirates by Rickie Lee Jones. Listen at 2:09 and 2:12. I'm getting a buzzing from the tweeter at these points. I've tried two different sets of speakers and two different amplifiers. Or try 2:25-2:30 from "Shhh / Peaceful" from the album In a Silent Way by Miles Davis. If I bypass the Oppo and go to another dac I do not hear distortion. I do not hear it through the headphones.

Looks like I'll have to call Oppo tomorrow and most likely send my unit back. Just wondering if anyone else has heard this? During other tracks the sound is perfect.

I'm using Rhapsody on my PC connected to the Oppo using an digital optical cable. I've also heard the distortion during SACD playback. I don't normally use my Oppo as a DAC, but my PC Rhapsody client uses the default soundcard on my PC which is the Oppo.

As stated by Coris, I have read of some flac files from HD tracks occassionally causing playback probs regardless of which equipment is used. The problem was apparently to do with the files originally provided to HD Tracks by the copyright owners. I cannot remember what the prob was - maybe some sort of copyright disc checking that should have been removed when creating a digital copy for downloads, maybe something else.
HD tracks needs to be advised which titles are causing probs
post #4731 of 10188
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ I prefer HDMI 1.
--Bob

For giggles I switched HDMI 1 to 2. I can't believe there is even a debate about this. HDMI 1 is clearly more refined in its video processing.
post #4732 of 10188
I think the reason there is debate about HDMI 1 and 2 is there have been some people saying they don't want the automatic noise reduction from QDEO ; where hdmi 2 doesn't use the Marvell QDEO

of course the QDEO is supposed to be the best video processor chip out there so #1 should look better; especially on DVD sources
post #4733 of 10188
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Originally Posted by falconsprint View Post

Distortion from tweeters during playback.

My Oppo BDP-105 has developed distortion in the analog outputs when playing back music tracks with female vocals or trumpets. If anyone has a Rhapsody account please try the track "We Belong Together" from the album Pirates by Rickie Lee Jones. Listen at 2:09 and 2:12. I'm getting a buzzing from the tweeter at these points. I've tried two different sets of speakers and two different amplifiers. Or try 2:25-2:30 from "Shhh / Peaceful" from the album In a Silent Way by Miles Davis. If I bypass the Oppo and go to another dac I do not hear distortion. I do not hear it through the headphones.

Looks like I'll have to call Oppo tomorrow and most likely send my unit back. Just wondering if anyone else has heard this? During other tracks the sound is perfect.

I'm using Rhapsody on my PC connected to the Oppo using an digital optical cable. I've also heard the distortion during SACD playback. I don't normally use my Oppo as a DAC, but my PC Rhapsody client uses the default soundcard on my PC which is the Oppo.

I don't have Rhapsody, but I have Spotify. I pay the monthly fee for a better quality audio feed. I just pulled up "We Belong Together" and I hear the crackling as well (although very slight). I have my computer connected to the Oppo by coaxial digital input AND USB (A-Synch). I hear the crackling through both connections. However, I didn't hear any crackling on the Miles Davis track that you refer to.

I don't have another DAC to compare it to nor any headphones. If i hadn't listened to it very carefully, I wouldn't have noticed it. I wouldn't think this was due to the DAC, but it's part of the recording. But I may be incorrect since you say another DAC didn't show this crackling.
post #4734 of 10188
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Originally Posted by SergeantYnot View Post

For giggles I switched HDMI 1 to 2. I can't believe there is even a debate about this. HDMI 1 is clearly more refined in its video processing.


to which detroit1 reacted with: :

I think the reason there is debate about HDMI 1 and 2 is there have been some people saying they don't want the automatic noise reduction from QDEO ; where hdmi 2 doesn't use the Marvell QDEO

of course the QDEO is supposed to be the best video processor chip out there so #1 should look better; especially on DVD sources.


my reaction:

Well I think SergeatYnot knows that, but he wanted to emphasize the superior video quality of the HDMI1, no matter of there is some kind of ANR.

I agree. I get the impression that some people speak theoretically about this question. For me it's not important if there is some kind of ANR but what the effect/result is.
post #4735 of 10188
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Originally Posted by Jurgen View Post

to which detroit1 reacted with: :

I think the reason there is debate about HDMI 1 and 2 is there have been some people saying they don't want the automatic noise reduction from QDEO ; where hdmi 2 doesn't use the Marvell QDEO

of course the QDEO is supposed to be the best video processor chip out there so #1 should look better; especially on DVD sources.


my reaction:

Well I think SergeatYnot knows that, but he wanted to emphasize the superior video quality of the HDMI1, no matter of there is some kind of ANR.

I agree. I get the impression that some people speak theoretically about this question. For me it's not important if there is some kind of ANR but what the effect/result is.

I think that if you look back in some of these Oppo's threads some of the very same beta testers were pro no enhancements to BD when posters were saying that the pannys have a better PQ. Oppo is not keeping with what should be on the disc.
post #4736 of 10188
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Originally Posted by ehlarson View Post

Well, yes of course you would need to determine the best strategy for dealing with the surrounds and center. I don't know how many channels the Adcom is but it's a stereo amp it isn't going to work for the center and surrounds too. If your sub is powered like most are that could be connected to the Oppo directly.

It's difficult to predict what the impact of running the Oppo analog outputs into the Marantz would be. There are a lot of components in a DVR, and even in pure direct mode the signal path includes the volume control at least so it's likely to be not as nice as feeding directly into the Adcom.

In any case I would definitely try connecting the Oppo directly to the amp. You may find the result to be worth considering reworking your setup to that you have direct amp hookups for your surrounds and center too.

Experimentation like this is a big part of this hobby.

Thanks ehlarson, Yes the Adcom amp is two channel. How would i hook the Oppo into the Adcom? RCA F R/L? then hook my R/L speakers into the Adcom?
under that scenario i will never be able to use the marantz to process any 5.1 from the oppo.

Ok I just got really confused. I just spoke with a re-seller. He suggested that I hook the 105 into my marantz SR7005 via stereo outputs. Then he suggested I hook the oppo into my TV via HDMI(2) and coax from the oppo into my marantz. He said this will ensure the "best audio and best video" is this correct?
Thanks
post #4737 of 10188
^ Unless your Marantz is so old and poorly featured that it can't accept HDMI Audio or even multi-channel Analog audio, the answer is no. The Optical/Coax cables can not carry the newer, "lossless" or high bit rate multi-channel formats used on modern discs.
--Bob
post #4738 of 10188
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ Unless your Marantz is so old and poorly featured that it can't accept HDMI Audio or even multi-
channel Analog audio, the answer is no. The Optical/Coax cables can not carry the newer, "lossless" or high bit rate multi-channel formats used on modern discs.
--Bob
Thanks bob. No the SR7005 is pretty new. How would you suggest setting the 105 up?
I was thinking :
1) 105 into the marantz 7.1 analog(5.1)
2) Oppo into marantz (BD input ) HDMI
3) squeezebox touch into Oppo ( coax) so I can use the Oppo DAC.
4) Apple TV into marantz (HDMI) and optical into Oppo. Although I don't know if this is overkill since I use the Apple TV just for movies.
Thanks in advance.
post #4739 of 10188
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Originally Posted by HowardV View Post

I don't have Rhapsody, but I have Spotify. I pay the monthly fee for a better quality audio feed. I just pulled up "We Belong Together" and I hear the crackling as well (although very slight). I have my computer connected to the Oppo by coaxial digital input AND USB (A-Synch). I hear the crackling through both connections. However, I didn't hear any crackling on the Miles Davis track that you refer to.

I don't have another DAC to compare it to nor any headphones. If i hadn't listened to it very carefully, I wouldn't have noticed it. I wouldn't think this was due to the DAC, but it's part of the recording. But I may be incorrect since you say another DAC didn't show this crackling.

On the Oppo it is very noticable. On my other DAC it is normal. The Miles Davis track is cringe worth on the Oppo. I'll try to get a track onto USB before a send it back for repairs.
post #4740 of 10188
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Originally Posted by gelly View Post

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Originally Posted by ehlarson View Post

Well, yes of course you would need to determine the best strategy for dealing with the surrounds and center. I don't know how many channels the Adcom is but it's a stereo amp it isn't going to work for the center and surrounds too. If your sub is powered like most are that could be connected to the Oppo directly.

It's difficult to predict what the impact of running the Oppo analog outputs into the Marantz would be. There are a lot of components in a DVR, and even in pure direct mode the signal path includes the volume control at least so it's likely to be not as nice as feeding directly into the Adcom.

In any case I would definitely try connecting the Oppo directly to the amp. You may find the result to be worth considering reworking your setup to that you have direct amp hookups for your surrounds and center too.

Experimentation like this is a big part of this hobby.

Thanks ehlarson, Yes the Adcom amp is two channel. How would i hook the Oppo into the Adcom? RCA F R/L? then hook my R/L speakers into the Adcom?
under that scenario i will never be able to use the marantz to process any 5.1 from the oppo.

Ok I just got really confused. I just spoke with a re-seller. He suggested that I hook the 105 into my marantz SR7005 via stereo outputs. Then he suggested I hook the oppo into my TV via HDMI(2) and coax from the oppo into my marantz. He said this will ensure the "best audio and best video" is this correct?
Thanks

gelly, if your amp is only a 2-channel, what do you use for the other speakers? You say 5.1. I would hook the 105 into the Marantz with only the 5.1 Multi-channel outputs. There is your audio. Go out to the TV with either HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 for video. I don't know why the re-seller said to use coax out from the 105. Coax can't handle the HD of either audio or video. Stick to HDMI for HD.
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