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post #6001 of 10069
Quick question. When playing a HDCD, should the "HDCD" light up on the 105 front display?
post #6002 of 10069
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Originally Posted by gelly View Post

Quick question. When playing a HDCD, should the "HDCD" light up on the 105 front display?
HDCD Decoding in the 105 is defaulted to be off. You can turn on this decoding in the settings menu.
post #6003 of 10069
thanks, if its enabled, will "HDCD" show up on the front display?
post #6004 of 10069
^I would assume so......just like flipping a light switch in your house turns on your light..lol.(sorry, I just woke up) smile.gif
post #6005 of 10069
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Originally Posted by gelly View Post

thanks, if its enabled, will "HDCD" show up on the front display?

Yes. When you play a regular CD you should see "CD" above the track number on the display. When HDCD had been enabled and the device is playing an HDCD disc then "HD" will appear slightly to the left of the "CD" so it says "HDCD" with a slight gap between the D and the C.

Edited to add that the track information screen will say "Track Type: HDCD" on the connected TV display. The disc I'm currently playing also says "Channel Type: Stereo 44.1k 16b".
Edited by NW. - 6/21/13 at 8:54am
post #6006 of 10069
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Originally Posted by a1usedcomp View Post

The blocks make it easier to dust underneath eek.gif

Oh, I thought it was some exotic type of shock absorber or similar fancy stuff!smile.gif
post #6007 of 10069
Thanks. Do you know if this is true whether im using analog output vs HDMI? I believe i changed the menu to HDCD and its not displaying the "HDCD" when playing
via analog.
post #6008 of 10069
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Originally Posted by gelly View Post

Thanks. Do you know if this is true whether im using analog output vs HDMI? I believe i changed the menu to HDCD and its not displaying the "HDCD" when playing
via analog.
You need to change it to "ON". The setting allows only two selections: on or off. It doesn't matter what output you use....the decoding either happens or it doesn't happen shortly after the hdcd disk starts to play. I just verified with one of my hdcd disks. After placing the disk in the tray, the front display says "CD". Upon the first track playing, the display changes to "HDCD". Make sure you have a true hdcd recording you're playing.
post #6009 of 10069
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Originally Posted by gelly View Post

Thanks. Do you know if this is true whether im using analog output vs HDMI? I believe i changed the menu to HDCD and its not displaying the "HDCD" when playing
via analog.

I only use 2-channel analog output (*) so I can't say what it will do for HDMI, but it does show up for me using analog.

A few questions:

Did you doublecheck to make sure HDCD decoding is on? I haven't upgraded to the latest firmware yet, but if i go into the "Setup Menu" and scroll down to "Audio Format Setup" I see that "HDCD Decoding" is set to "On". I believe if you reset the OPPO to factory defaults - as you might do after a firmware upgrade - it will be changed to "Off".

Does "CD" show up on your front display when playing a regular CD via analog?

So, are you getting "HDCD" when you use the HDMI output, but not analog?

* - Actually, since I have my TV hooked up to HDMI1 I will get CD output via HDMI through my TV if I don't disable HDMI output or mute my TV. I currently have HDMI set to LPCM and I just tried changing it to "Off" and then back and the "HD" part of the "HDCD" stayed on.
post #6010 of 10069
My Oppo 105 is on it way to Oppo service for repair. I have no choice but to leave with my Sony s550 for now. Hopefully, Oppo will do a quick check up and repair as needed because I already hate the sound came out from my system now.
post #6011 of 10069
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Originally Posted by a1usedcomp View Post

Does anyone here own a SONY SCD-XA5400ES along with a Oppo BDP-105 ? I just purchased the 105 and it only has maybe 15 hours on it but my Sony just seems to sound better when playing " SACD" Analog

Have you tried putting the Oppo up on blocks? tongue.gif

Styln
post #6012 of 10069
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Originally Posted by Styln View Post

Have you tried putting the Oppo up on blocks? tongue.gif

Styln

working on that right now biggrin.gif
post #6013 of 10069
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Originally Posted by OPPOrtunist View Post

I notice that you have placed the Oppo on small square blocks. It would be interesting to learn what it is and what it does.

OK, you asked for it: a very boring story on why the Oppo BDP-105 is up on blocks.

When the entertainment center was built 14 years ago (!) I was keen to get my stereo working fast. I installed the deck at the top spot instead of a TV/monitor. It was a Sony SCD-XYZ. I grabbed a piece of left over carpet sample from the remodel to provide some vibration dampening to the source player. Looking at my hasty handy work I realized the shag carpet was impeding airflow ever so slightly. I looked around and picked up four blocks from my children's block set, and placed them under the player. Over the years, the decks have changed, the pre-amps have changed, the amps and speakers have changed/disappeared, but neither the carpet sample nor the blocks have.

As you've brought it to my attention, I'll change it out and use what I use for the rest of my system: mouse pads. I have my speakers on very heavy solid blocks, topped with neoprene. The amps rest on neoprene pads to help limit vibration. Changing out the rug and the blocks will also give me an opportunity to dust underneath wink.gif

Styln
post #6014 of 10069
I plan tp get me an Oppo 105 in the not so distant future. I am currently running a 5.2 definitive technology speaker setup. I have 2 powered ST towers up front with built in subs each. I use a Yamaha AV receiver as a pre/pro that connects to a 7 channel Sunfire outboard amplifier. So here is my question. If I were to run analog outs directly from the Oppo to my amplifier, how would I run the sub out from the Oppo analog multichannel out? Would I use a sub splitter and send a line out to each LFE input on my towers? My Yamaha has dual subs out of the pre amp out section so this has never posed an issue. Not sure I wou;d connect the Oppo to my AV receiver if I could get better sound by going directly to my amplifier.
post #6015 of 10069
^ Yes if your LF/RF each have a separate LFE input for their powered woofer then you can use a Y-splitter and run the single Sub output of the player to each of them. In the OPPO set, LF/RF as LARGE. Other speakers can be set to SMALL if they need bass support from those powered woofers. (The steered bass will go out the Sub output and end up in those two LFE inputs).

LF/RF presumably have their own internal Crossover feeding the powered woofers the bass portion of the LF/RF channel feeds. The Crossover setting in the OPPO would handle that job for any speakers you designate as SMALL.

Use a calibration disc to check levels. If the LFE inputs have a separate Volume control, you can use that to level match the Subwoofer feed against the normal speaker feeds. Otherwise, you can try to use the Subwoofer output volume trim in the OPPO. However, with any speakers set to SMALL that Subwoofer output will need a full +15dB boost, and if the LFE inputs on those two powered woofers can not be made to do that (without also screwing up their role as the bass end of the normal LF/RF speakers) then you will have a problem.
--Bob
post #6016 of 10069
Oppo BDP-105 as a media file player.

I decided to try hooking up an external usb drive to directly to my oppo both to assess its sound quality via playing over a network.

The sound quality appears better, but the library organization/playback features are very limited.

Is there anything that can be done to improve the usability of the playback functions for flac files. For example, if I sort by artist, I can see all the files I have by artist, but they are not organized by album. For example, if I have 11 albums by artists, the order of file playback is track 1 album 1, track 1 album 2, track 1 album 3 instead of the more useful listing of each of the individual albums in order of the tracks in that album.

The playlist feature is ridiculously primitive, nothing like the smart playlists I am used to in J River.

If I want to add new files to the attached USB drive, is there any way that I can do this via copying files over a network directly to the external drive. Or do I have to physically remove the external drive, hook it up to the computer that has the files I want to copy, and copy them directly from the computer to this external hard drive.

Any suggestions, tips would be much appreciated.

Bruce
post #6017 of 10069
^ Why on Earth would you want to play your audio files from a thumb drive when you have the ability to play them from your network drive? I've often contemplated about getting a large thumb drive and placing my music library on it, but I always rationalize that it's not giving me any added benefit than playing music off my network drive. Oppo doesn't track sort inside directories yet, which for the life of me, I have no idea why this hasn't been addressed by now. Well, I guess I can come up with one advantage....Oppo's new MediaControl HD app for the iPad recognizes attached thumb drives, and you can access your music without having your monitor/tv on (I'm sure a future upgrade to this app will allow viewable network drives also). My whole music library is on my network drive, which JRiver accesses. Sure, dsd files cannot be played by the 105 through JRiver, but they can be streamed to the Oppo directly from a network drive from Oppo's "network" icon.
Edited by DanF8500 - 6/22/13 at 9:25am
post #6018 of 10069
To add files to the attached drive you need to connect it back to your computer.
--Bob
post #6019 of 10069
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Originally Posted by margolbe View Post

Oppo BDP-105 as a media file player.
...

Bruce

To get all the benefits of playing flac files that you are looking for, consider installing a DLNA server on your computer where you keep your media collection and using the Oppo as a DLNA render. To get started check out the FAQ. It takes some work to get setup, but it is the best way get the media organization you are looking for. For audio, you can't beat AssetUPnP server. Twonky server works very well for all media types, too. Once you have a server installed and configured, you use your phone/tablet/pad/computer as a control point. The tablet/control point will present your media collection from the DLNA server as you are wanting to view it (may need some configuration etc). When you select a song/album to listen to, it sends the song to the Oppo to render/play. On Android devices, I recommend BubbleUPnP as control point (and server & render) - sounds stupid, but it is by far the best I've tried.

Styln
post #6020 of 10069
Can you please help?

I plugged in my Mac Book Air using the USB cable but I get no sound, I am using iTune with Audirvana! Any idea what's happening?
Edited by wse - 6/22/13 at 1:58pm
post #6021 of 10069
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Originally Posted by DanF8500 View Post

^ Why on Earth would you want to play your audio files from a thumb drive when you have the ability to play them from your network drive? I've often contemplated about getting a large thumb drive and placing my music library on it, but I always rationalize that it's not giving me any added benefit than playing music off my network drive. Oppo doesn't track sort inside directories yet, which for the life of me, I have no idea why this hasn't been addressed by now. Well, I guess I can come up with one advantage....Oppo's new MediaControl HD app for the iPad recognizes attached thumb drives, and you can access your music without having your monitor/tv on (I'm sure a future upgrade to this app will allow viewable network drives also). My whole music library is on my network drive, which JRiver accesses. Sure, dsd files cannot be played by the 105 through JRiver, but they can be streamed to the Oppo directly from a network drive from Oppo's "network" icon.

Tried the Android version of this app and it doesn't recognize the BDP-105. In fact, the app is titled: Oppo Media Control for Oppo 9x. Either that or it doesn't support the silver version yet. For network streaming it will be hard to beat BubbleUPnP.

Styln
post #6022 of 10069
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Originally Posted by NW. View Post

I only use 2-channel analog output (*) so I can't say what it will do for HDMI, but it does show up for me using analog.

A few questions:

Did you doublecheck to make sure HDCD decoding is on? I haven't upgraded to the latest firmware yet, but if i go into the "Setup Menu" and scroll down to "Audio Format Setup" I see that "HDCD Decoding" is set to "On". I believe if you reset the OPPO to factory defaults - as you might do after a firmware upgrade - it will be changed to "Off".

Does "CD" show up on your front display when playing a regular CD via analog?

So, are you getting "HDCD" when you use the HDMI output, but not analog?

* - Actually, since I have my TV hooked up to HDMI1 I will get CD output via HDMI through my TV if I don't disable HDMI output or mute my TV. I currently have HDMI set to LPCM and I just tried changing it to "Off" and then back and the "HD" part of the "HDCD" stayed on.

Thanks, as it turn out I did not have HDCD enabled. I though I changed the setting when I first got it. Maybe it reverted back during the firmware update?
post #6023 of 10069
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Originally Posted by gelly View Post

Thanks, as it turn out I did not have HDCD enabled. I though I changed the setting when I first got it. Maybe it reverted back during the firmware update?

Yes, HDCD decoding is disabled by default. Therefore it would be off after a firmware upgrade.

Styln
post #6024 of 10069
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Originally Posted by margolbe View Post

The playlist feature is ridiculously primitive, nothing like the smart playlists I am used to in J River.
If you've got an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, take a look at JRemote. It works in conjunction with J River Media Center and can use the BDP-105's DMR (DLNA rendering) to play the audio to your BDP-105. The interface will be light years ahead of the interface built into the BDP-105.
post #6025 of 10069
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Originally Posted by gsr View Post


If you've got an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, take a look at JRemote. It works in conjunction with J River Media Center and can use the BDP-105's DMR (DLNA rendering) to play the audio to your BDP-105. The interface will be light years ahead of the interface built into the BDP-105.

Yes, that works very well but, unfortunately for me, DLNA won't do DSD.

post #6026 of 10069
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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post

Yes, that works very well but, unfortunately for me, DLNA won't do DSD.
True, but the other poster was talking about FLAC files which will work very well with it so it should be an excellent solution for him if he has an iDevice.
post #6027 of 10069
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

Can you please help?

I plugged in my Mac Book Air using the USB cable but I get no sound, I am using iTune with Audirvana! Any idea what's happening?


1. Have you selected to output sound through the USB in System Preferences > Sound ?
2. An in Audirvana, check these settings:- Preferences > Audio System > Preffered Audio Device.
post #6028 of 10069
Has anybody tried playing "Double DSD" files on Oppo ?

Is there any difference in quality between "Double DSD" and "DSD" files ?
post #6029 of 10069
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Originally Posted by athanikp View Post

Has anybody tried playing "Double DSD" files on Oppo ?

Is there any difference in quality between "Double DSD" and "DSD" files ?
The Oppo can't play DSD128 files.
post #6030 of 10069
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Originally Posted by DanF8500 View Post

The Oppo can't play DSD128 files.

Yes it can! But lower pitch... I think half speed. There is very special/impressive sound, and sound stage... only an octave or so lower. It should be not so difficult for Oppo to fix the software so to be possible DSD128 be played normally... The hardware support even more than double DSD.
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