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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post

Dan:

It is very possible and have heard it myself where you play your music at decent levels of about -20dB but then all over a sudden have a burst of noise due to a malfunction within your system of 0dB that could possible fry your speakers. Do you remember the 'DTS Bomb', a few years? It fried speakers and scared the heck out of listeners due to a bug within the encoder itself. This 'Bomb' exploded at such high levels that had nothing to do with the listening levels the user was at.

Now preamps outputs often have output voltages of 3V or higher. When  you are listening at low volume levels, its output level could be say 0.5V or less. Then a "bomb" explodes which peaks the output voltage to 3V or higher, clipping the output gain stages of the pre-amp for no apparent reason. These voltage levels are more than enough to drive your power amplifier to full wattage or more, if not into distortion...hence the scare that fries your speakers and jolts you into a momentary heart-attack.

Please OPPO - fix this asap. I mean really, doesn't that just kinda scare the heck out of oneself? I'm not too crazy about playing Russian roulette with my tweeters.
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Well, after years of owning and enjoying my '83, I'm delving back in here contemplating picking up a 105. I'm still running my Integra 9.8, and figure it'll be at least a fun experiment to run XLRs from the Oppo direct to my Amp for 2ch listening. For movies and m/c music, however, I'll still be rockin' the HDMI, natch...

That said, I'm delving back a ways trying to find the surprises I have in store - I've grown accustomed to their being "quirks" with these players, as there's so much for them to do that some things don't work well. I've seen issues with sync listed here (I won't be running TV into the unit), talk of the pink noise fun, and a few other bits...

I'll of course do my own diligent perusal of the thread, but if there's a crash course on what the current quibbles are that might not be listed in the FAQ (so glad to see those are still managed!) then I'd be happy to hear about it before picking up a unit.
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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post

Dan:

It is very possible and have heard it myself where you play your music at decent levels of about -20dB but then all over a sudden have a burst of noise due to a malfunction within your system of 0dB that could possible fry your speakers. Do you remember the 'DTS Bomb', a few years? It fried speakers and scared the heck out of listeners due to a bug within the encoder itself. This 'Bomb' exploded at such high levels that had nothing to do with the listening levels the user was at.

Now preamps outputs often have output voltages of 3V or higher. When  you are listening at low volume levels, its output level could be say 0.5V or less. Then a "bomb" explodes which peaks the output voltage to 3V or higher, clipping the output gain stages of the pre-amp for no apparent reason. These voltage levels are more than enough to drive your power amplifier to full wattage or more, if not into distortion...hence the scare that fries your speakers and jolts you into a momentary heart-attack.
Hello dmusoke. I haven't been on this forum long enough to remember the "DTS bomb" you speak of. Nobody wants to fry their speakers due to some unexpected high voltage "bomb" coming out of one of your audio devices. I probably should have been a little more sympathetic toward the affected Oppo user (Ramatam). It's a tough call. After seeing what I wrote yesterday, and then taking into account your added remarks, I think I would need a little more information to arrive at a more accurate conclusion on this subject. If Ramatam's Oppo player, which was set at "fixed" volume(100 max) happened to output a higher voltage than its maximum spec'ed voltage during the playback of his high-rez files (during the "pink noise" burst), then I will definitely fault Oppo for this, and they should pay for all consumers' damaged audio components. I don't think we will ever find out if this truly happened to Ramatam's Oppo player. Oppo should know though...Whether they will actually admit it is another issue. Furthermore, Ramatam's "pink noise" audio burst while playing hi-rez files thru the Oppo is not the first time I heard about this. At least two others have reported this problem, and I don't recall them saying they blew out their speakers. I also stated I don't know Ramatam's audio equipment. I don't know if his amp is spec'ed at a higher wattage than his speakers can handle. What we do know is that Oppo generated this "pink noise" burst, and that Ramatam stated his inline preamp was set to a high volume, and his tweets were damaged. I'm going to take a step back from yesterday's viewpoint blaming Ramatam for his blown speakers. More critical information is needed. I apologize for placing all the blame on Ramatam yesterday.
Edited by DanF8500 - 5/24/13 at 8:43am
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Originally Posted by DanF8500 View Post

Ramatam, Please help me to see better why you think I don't know what I'm talking about...lol. Listen, I know Oppo has got to fix this problem...you obviously weren't at fault for generating this pink noise, as you call it. However, you did push your speakers to its limits (obviously they got blown out). I don't know what max wattage your speakers/tweeters are rated for, and I'm assuming that your speakers and amp "will" operate perfectly at wattage extremes with each other.

I treat a burst of noise, as you call it, as any other type of generated sound (a loud peak of voltage generated out of your amp controlled by your preamp's volume setting), whether it's supposed to be in a recording or not. Obviously if you dont have a crossover network in your speakers, you can easily blow out a tweeter giving it a high wattage of low frequency waves. So you're saying that this "pink noise" is audibly different? Any audio frequency sent above your speakers allowable wattage will do damage....not just "pink noise". Sorry, I just disagree with your statements. I would have been much more sympathetic toward you if you had stated you were running your Oppo directly to your power amp when you blew out your speakers (you can't control when a bug in the Oppo decides to output audio at max voltage), but since you had the ability to manually control your voltage(your inline preamp), you have to take the blame for your blown out tweets.
I remember years ago a lady suing McDonalds because she burnt her skin/mouth when she drank her coffee she just purchased. She actually won that lawsuit, but further customers who have tried to sue McD have failed because McD's had to state that drinking hot coffee can hurt you on their cups..

So you're basically saying that anybody who plays this "pink noise" on their home systems will have blown out speakers? You're saying if it's above a whisper, you will do damage? This just can't be true....sorry I just can't believe that statement. "Too much current" blows out speakers, not "pink noise". I've read a few articles where pink noise, played continuously at listening levels is used to "burn-in" new speakers. Blame Oppo for generating the unwanted noise, but don't blame them for blowing out your speakers!! Would you blame someone else for a banana peel lying on the ground, making you fall and hurt yourself because "it wasn't supposed to be there", or would you take full responsibility for stepping on it? You sound like the type of person who would try to find out who left the banana peel on the ground and sue them rather than just admit, "I take responsibility".

Dan,

I like DMUSOKE's response. Would you blame those people as well? Though I shouldn't, I can't help the urge to address some of your comments..........Apologies in advance to the other readers.
The problem is, you are making ASSUMPTIONS. You Assume I WAS PUSHING MY SPEAKERS TO THE LIMIT, but in actuality, I was not. Tell me how you arrived at that conclusion without any reference to dB level settings in my initial post? I don't make a habit of noting dB settings while listening but I will say that the meters were PEAKING at only about half way. -20dB would not be an inaccurate guess.
I'm sure everyone of us here has listened to their system at a decent level before. That's one reason we invest in this stuff. There's a big difference between loud and pushing the system to the limit as you say, though. BTW amps are rated at 500W, speakers are rated at 500W.

I like your McDonald's coffee analogy. Here's mine: the coffee is hot, you know that, you take care in not spilling it but you don't realize that there's........ an explosive device, submerged in the coffee and it blows up in your face!!!.......I take no responsibility for the blown tweeters. Oppo has admitted to knowing about this...I pasted their email earlier;, they should have let us in on their little "bomb."

Here's the crux of the matter:

Listening to music on the BDP-105 at say for the sake of argument -20dB, which would be considered loud but well below "pushing the system." BDP-105 manufactures an unwanted artifact at probably 0dB...tweeters fry within 2 seconds.

Listening to same material at same level from same source on my BDP-93. NO artifact produced, music enjoyed, tweeters remain intact, sitting in chair, in musical bliss, with perma-smile across face.............any questions???


Here's another thing....the Pink Noise artifact, as I call it for lack of a more accurate term,( I can only describe it as a "spawn of Satan artifact, sent from the bowels of hell"), is falsely assumed to be pure, clean pink noise.....what was produced was harsh hash, full of what I can only say was pure distortion that sounds like pink noise. Distortion is what destroys.

I spoke with Albert Von Schweikert who makes the speaker, and by the way, who is known for his incredible crossover designs. He agreed that the unexpected noise, while listening to music at an audiophile level (orchestral concert hall), would indeed have taken out the tweeters. He told me a few more minutes of that noise might have taken out the mids as well due to heat build up. At no time did he blame me for listening too loud and, though the warranty didn't cover this sort of thing, (just as with a lightning strike), he sold me replacements at his cost and even sent the same silver solder and sealing clay that they use. Very cool on his part.

After replacing my tweeters I asked him if I should play pink noise (of which I do have a pure signal source) to accelerate break-in and his e-mail answer is quoted below:

"Don’t use pink noise, it will give a continuous signal that will heat up the voice coils without giving them enough movement. Just play music with snappy treble, like guitar; medium volume level."


Albert Von Schweikert

President, Chief Design Engineer



Now A couple of final answers to your questions:

-No, I'm not basically saying "anyone who plays "pink noise" on their home systems will have blown out speakers" ...so long as it's not prolonged and at an excessive level (I'm putting my money on the graduate from Cal-Tech, Mr. Von Schweikert).

-No, I don't believe listening to pink noise "above a whisper" will do damage to a system.

-Uh, yes, I would blame someone for carelessly throwing a banana peel on the ground I didn't see coming and I slipped on it. It's not supposed to be there!!! That's why people hang WET PAINT signs....interesting logic you have.

What you have correctly argued in your discussion is that sudden voltage spikes WILL produce enough energy to destroy drivers in a system...but that argument is lost here. What we are talking about is, a nasty, distorted, harsh, unwanted "spike" created at 0dB by a piece of equipment, while listening at loud, albeit safe volume levels, ripping through and destroying the most delicate components of a speaker, the tweeter. I seriously doubt that had I been listening, at the same level, via the Oppo's pre out it would have made any any difference.....same outcome.
That's where it begins...... and that's where it ends.
I do appreciate your opinions and spirited discussion.
Now, time to move on.
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Originally Posted by DanF8500 View Post

Hello dmusoke. I haven't been on this forum long enough to remember the "DTS bomb" you speak of. Nobody wants to fry their speakers due to some unexpected high voltage "bomb" coming out of one of your audio devices. I probably should have been a little more sympathetic toward the affected Oppo user (Ramatam). It's a tough call. After seeing what I wrote yesterday, and then taking into account your added remarks, I think I would need a little more information to arrive at a more accurate conclusion on this subject. If Ramatam's Oppo player, which was set at "fixed" volume(100 max) happened to output a higher voltage than its maximum spec'ed voltage during the playback of his high-rez files (during the "pink noise" burst), then I will definitely fault Oppo for this, and they should pay for all consumers' damaged audio components. I don't think we will ever find out if this truly happened to Ramatam's Oppo player. Oppo should know though...Whether they will actually admit it is another issue. Furthermore, Ramatam's "pink noise" audio burst while playing hi-rez files thru the Oppo is not the first time I heard about this. At least two others have reported this problem, and I don't recall them saying they blew out their speakers. I also stated I don't know Ramatam's audio equipment. I don't know if his amp is spec'ed at a higher wattage than his speakers can handle. What we do know is that Oppo generated this "pink noise" burst, and that Ramatam stated his inline preamp was set to a high volume, and his tweets were damaged. I'm going to take a step back from yesterday's viewpoint blaming Ramatam for his blown speakers. More critical information is needed. I apologize for placing all the blame on Ramatam yesterday.
I would think that many of us listen to music at fairly high volume levels from time to time. I know I do, but I only do so with content that I'm familiar with so there aren't any unpleasant surprises. The whole problem here is that a bug in the player's firmware inserted one of those unpleasant surprises into the audio output (in the form of a very unexpectedly loud burst of noise) and that's not something the user should be expected to anticipate when using their system. It sounds like Ramatam is actually taking the whole thing in stride pretty well, but wanted to let people know what happened.
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Jeez, I wanted to get one of these things, but I hear that the multi-region mods may require their OWN separate firmware updates (like I can REALY rely on that) and now I'm hearing about white/pink noise bombs that blow out your tweeters? eek.giffrown.gif

Needless to say, I think I might want to try to hold out with my BDP-93 a while longer.
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I wonder if the noise burst is simply the decoder losing lock due to timing issues.

For example, my Lexicon MC-8 would occasionally do the same thing on DVD layer changes when playing DTS discs or side changes when playing DTS laserdiscs, as Lexicon had the choice of allowing lock loss noise bursts through or muting the circuit and cutting off the first few notes of a DTS soundtrack and went with the former.
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Thread Starter 
Release date: May 24, 2013
Category: Latest Public Beta Test Release
Main Version: BDP10X-52-0522B
Loader Version: 6U0900 or 7B1000 (BDP-103), 7B1000 (BDP-105)
Sub Version: MCU103-05-0916 (BDP-103), MCU105-04-1113 (BDP-105)

Special Notice:

1. Once this Public Beta firmware is installed on the player, you can revert back to the previous Official release via a USB thumb drive. There will be no problem upgrading to any future official or beta firmware release.
2. Due to the extensive changes in this major firmware update, it is required that the user performs a "Reset Factory Defaults" operation after the firmware is installed. Please write down your special settings before doing this, and remember to re-apply your settings and adjust the proper volume level (if applicable) before you play any content. You may experience stability issues if this step is not performed.

Release Notes:

1. Improved the Audio/Video synchronization when streaming from some cable TV boxes connected to the HDMI IN port (Front and Back). Customers have reported that within the normal TV playback, if there is any change on the content audio format (for example, from Dolby Digital 5.1 to Dolby Digital 2.0), the audio/video outputs could be out-of-sync. This issue has been significantly improved in this firmware. (We are aware of an audio startup delay issue when switching from Dolby Digital 5.1 input to Dolby Digital 2.0 input, and are working to resolve it in a future firmware version.)

2. Improved the CUE file support, now it can contain non-English character in UTF-8 encoding.

3. Added the support for a newly developed iOS application named "MediaControlHD". It is designed for iPad and iPad mini, and can be downloaded from iPad Store for free. It works with BDP-103/5 installed with firmware 50-0422 and newer.

4. General disc compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted disc samples.

And before anyone asks, no, it does not address the "White Noise" issue when playing back specific media files.
Edited by Neuromancer - 5/24/13 at 2:57pm
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Originally Posted by kucharsk View Post

I wonder if the noise burst is simply the decoder losing lock due to timing issues.

For example, my Lexicon MC-8 would occasionally do the same thing on DVD layer changes when playing DTS discs or side changes when playing DTS laserdiscs, as Lexicon had the choice of allowing lock loss noise bursts through or muting the circuit and cutting off the first few notes of a DTS soundtrack and went with the former.

 

Interesting idea .... this DTS bomb unfortunately wasn't limited to regular DTS but was carried across to DTS-HD MA as well as other variants. I believe its been resolved now but it caused a lot of scares in its day.

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Originally Posted by DanF8500 View Post

Ramatam, Please help me to see better why you think I don't know what I'm talking about...lol. Listen, I know Oppo has got to fix this problem...you obviously weren't at fault for generating this pink noise, as you call it. However, you did push your speakers to its limits (obviously they got blown out). I don't know what max wattage your speakers/tweeters are rated for, and I'm assuming that your speakers and amp "will" operate perfectly at wattage extremes with each other.

I treat a burst of noise, as you call it, as any other type of generated sound (a loud peak of voltage generated out of your amp controlled by your preamp's volume setting), whether it's supposed to be in a recording or not. Obviously if you dont have a crossover network in your speakers, you can easily blow out a tweeter giving it a high wattage of low frequency waves. So you're saying that this "pink noise" is audibly different? Any audio frequency sent above your speakers allowable wattage will do damage....not just "pink noise". Sorry, I just disagree with your statements. I would have been much more sympathetic toward you if you had stated you were running your Oppo directly to your power amp when you blew out your speakers (you can't control when a bug in the Oppo decides to output audio at max voltage), but since you had the ability to manually control your voltage(your inline preamp), you have to take the blame for your blown out tweets.
I remember years ago a lady suing McDonalds because she burnt her skin/mouth when she drank her coffee she just purchased. She actually won that lawsuit, but further customers who have tried to sue McD have failed because McD's had to state that drinking hot coffee can hurt you on their cups..

So you're basically saying that anybody who plays this "pink noise" on their home systems will have blown out speakers? You're saying if it's above a whisper, you will do damage? This just can't be true....sorry I just can't believe that statement. "Too much current" blows out speakers, not "pink noise". I've read a few articles where pink noise, played continuously at listening levels is used to "burn-in" new speakers. Blame Oppo for generating the unwanted noise, but don't blame them for blowing out your speakers!! Would you blame someone else for a banana peel lying on the ground, making you fall and hurt yourself because "it wasn't supposed to be there", or would you take full responsibility for stepping on it? You sound like the type of person who would try to find out who left the banana peel on the ground and sue them rather than just admit, "I take responsibility".

Let me just jump right in here. This is what I posted on post 421 of the 105 Sound Quality thread:
Well, I can relate. I had just started watching a movie and it had been playing for just a few minutes and all of sudden there was a very loud burst of very high-pitched sound. I too made it to my volume as fast as I could. I then had to shut my rig off completely and pull all power cords. Waited five minutes and, bless the Lord, all was well. This was just using the single-ended analog outs and watching a movie. I only use the 105 for analog; no use of the DAC via USB. Ramatam, really sorry to hear about your new speakers. I hope you will find a good and equitable resolution to the fried tweeters.

I have not experienced this a second time, thank God. My system is OK, but it wasn't immediately afterwords. As I said above, I had to disconnect all devices from power and wait five minutes. Since my speakers are ESL panels, I didn't have fried tweeters to deal with. But I can sure tell you that this noise was excessively loud. I don't remember if my amp was clipping, but it was LOUD.
Edited by Pokey77 - 5/24/13 at 7:59pm
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For folks installing the 0522B Public Beta firmware, I just want to reinforce that a RESET really is required after this firmware install for proper operation.
--Bob
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Just wow, DSD multi-channel and now an iPad app! Yay OPPO!
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Apologies if this has been covered (I've just joined) but has anyone tried the Oppo 105 with the HD800's, either connected direct to the Oppo's headphone socket or using an external headphone amp?
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Originally Posted by Regnad View Post

Just wow, DSD multi-channel and now an iPad app! Yay OPPO!

Thanks for the heads up ! Just downloaded the ipad app, awesome!
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I have a question about the Front Panel Display on the 105 player. When I play a disc (dvd-audio for example) the only time that displays is CH (Chapter). In the manual is says that "when illuminated", time is also displayed for TT (Title), GRP (Group), and TRK (Track) but I can't access any of those. How do you make those times visible?
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Originally Posted by Process53 View Post

I have a question about the Front Panel Display on the 105 player. When I play a disc (dvd-audio for example) the only time that displays is CH (Chapter). In the manual is says that "when illuminated", time is also displayed for TT (Title), GRP (Group), and TRK (Track) but I can't access any of those. How do you make those times visible?

Bring up the On Screen Display and arrow page up and down to change the mode. The mode remains set when you dismiss the OSD, but not when you turn off the player.

The manual shows what info is available for each disc type.

-Bill
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Bring up the On Screen Display and arrow page up and down to change the mode. The mode remains set when you dismiss the OSD, but not when you turn off the player.

The manual shows what info is available for each disc type.

-Bill

Thanks, much appreciated. I knew it had to be there and it was like "what the heck?"
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Originally Posted by Regnad View Post

Just wow, DSD multi-channel and now an iPad app! Yay OPPO!

Likewise. I am so happy that Oppo came out with this App. Now I can listen to my music on a hard drive without having to turn on a monitor! Can someone advise how the Oppo sound playing music files directly from an attached hard drive as compare with playing music through a Headless Mac Mini with AudirvanaPlus?
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Originally Posted by edtsui View Post

Likewise. I am so happy that Oppo came out with this App. Now I can listen to my music on a hard drive without having to turn on a monitor! Can someone advise how the Oppo sound playing music files directly from an attached hard drive as compare with playing music through a Headless Mac Mini with AudirvanaPlus?

I would love to know about that as well Audirvana plus is amaizing!
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I would love to know about that as well Audirvana plus is amaizing!

What is audio nirvana plus? Software to organize music files?

Everything changes so quickly with streaming music it's hard to keep up
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What is audio nirvana plus? Software to organize music files?

Everything changes so quickly with streaming music it's hard to keep up

http://audirvana.com/

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/software/3448862/audirvana-plus-14-review/

http://www.audirvana.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=316
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Perhaps someone can help me with the iPad app. My iPad is using iOS 6.3.1

There seem to be two pages on the app. One page has the remote control in 3 sections (H) or as one remote (V). As a remote it works perfectly, just like the remote. On this page in the upper right corner there's a white x in a small circular blue field. Pressing there gives me another page that seems not to do anything.

Most of this page is blank. At the top of this page it says "No Media Playing" even though there's an SACD playing. No button on it seems to work except the one that will return the remote page, an info button (about the app), an Oppo button identifying that it's an Oppo 105 that is playing, and an on-off button that I have not tried.

Do I need to install the Latest Beta Test Release to make this app fully functional?

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by MLM View Post

Perhaps someone can help me with the iPad app. My iPad is using iOS 6.3.1

There seem to be two pages on the app. One page has the remote control in 3 sections (H) or as one remote (V). As a remote it works perfectly, just like the remote. On this page in the upper right corner there's a white x in a small circular blue field. Pressing there gives me another page that seems not to do anything.

Most of this page is blank. At the top of this page it says "No Media Playing" even though there's an SACD playing. No button on it seems to work except the one that will return the remote page, an info button (about the app), an Oppo button identifying that it's an Oppo 105 that is playing, and an on-off button that I have not tried.

Do I need to install the Latest Beta Test Release to make this app fully functional?

Thanks.

My works with the last Official FW update using a USB thumb drive. It's only for USB connected media files or a data disc.

Features

1. Conveniently view media files on a connected USB device or data disc.

2. Quickly browse through media files by using the alphabetical scrollbar and search function.

3. Easily control the playback of media files and toggle features such as Shuffle and Repeat.

4. View media file information on the Now Playing screen.

5. Control multiple players with a single iPad.

6. Power the player off and on using the application itself (requires that Quick Start mode is enabled, see notes below for details).

7. Can be used in place of or in conjunction with the physical remote control.
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^ The MediaControlHD iOS app for iPad requires the new, Public Beta 0522B firmware, or later, for proper function. You can install this by downloading it from the OPPO Digital web site for the USB install method. Don't forget you have to do a Reset and then reenter your settings after this firmware install.
--Bob
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Just sent this note to Oppo:

Here are a couple issues I've found with the new iPad Controller app.

1. If I have a directory built on my USB attached drive and it contains a cue file and associated FLAC file, when I click on the cue file, it plays but it does not display each track that is part of the cue file. Clicking 'next' track symbol on the app. does not advance it to the next track in the cue file.

If I do this via the Oppo's interface "Music" option (with my monitor turned on so I can see it), clicking on the cue file displays each track contained in the cue file and I can select the track I'd like to play.

2. Today I purchased the 24 bit download of Wagner's "Gotterdamerung" from HDTracks. This opera took up 4 CDs in the CD release and, UNFORTUNATELY, they named each track 01-"a name"..so there are, for instance four 01* FLAC files, four 02* FLACs, etc.. So I built a directory for each CD (i.e. CD1, CD2, etc) and placed the proper FLAC files into each CD* folder. When I use the iPad app, I can drill down to the CD* folder and start play on a particular FLAC file. It does NOT play them numerical sequence even though they display on the iPad in the correct order!!! Again, if I turn on my TV and access this same directory through the Oppo interface, "Music" option, the tracks play in sequence.
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Hey all:

Sorry if this has been answered previously. I have many DVD-A disks. The 105 p[lays them all perfectly. Is it possible to throw the audio_ts onto an SMB fileserver and play them from there? I tried and the Oppo does not show any files in the directory (even though they are clearly there).

Just would be real nice not to have to always burn when I get a new SBU release smile.gif
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Originally Posted by bklynhowie View Post

Hey all:

Sorry if this has been answered previously. I have many DVD-A disks. The 105 p[lays them all perfectly. Is it possible to throw the audio_ts onto an SMB fileserver and play them from there? I tried and the Oppo does not show any files in the directory (even though they are clearly there).

Just would be real nice not to have to always burn when I get a new SBU release smile.gif

The media files are in "AOB" format, which virtually no players support, including the Oppo. The Oppo also does not support AUDIO_TS folder structures. At least for the 103/105 players, the only way to access DVD-A content is to play a shiny disc.
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post


The media files are in "AOB" format, which virtually no players support, including the Oppo. The Oppo also does not support AUDIO_TS folder structures. At least for the 103/105 players, the only way to access DVD-A content is to play a shiny disc.

Or rip them to MCH FLAC.

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Thanks all for the replies. I wish it was easy as the DFF files I am throwing on my NAS. They sound amazing and the 105 handles them perfect. Are multi-channel Flac files equivalent to the DVD-A's in terms of sound quality?
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Originally Posted by bklynhowie View Post

Thanks all for the replies. I wish it was easy as the DFF files I am throwing on my NAS. They sound amazing and the 105 handles them perfect. Are multi-channel Flac files equivalent to the DVD-A's in terms of sound quality?

rdgrimes answer was a little "closed" in its response, as the reply from Kal Rubinson indicates. Using dvdaudioextractor (google it!), I have ripped all my DVD-A shiny discs to Flac files, placed them on an external hard drive, plugged that hard drive into my Oppo's standard USB port, and played my multichannel DVD-A tracks, in their flac form, from that hard drive. Most of these were either 88.2 or 96khz multichannel. They sound just as good this way as they did playing the original shiny discs they came from.

I have my Oppo 95 connected to my NAD T775 HD receiver via the analogue outs from the oppo for sound, and via hdmi 1 for Video. I am sure this would work for the Oppo 105 as well.
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