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post #6181 of 10054
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Originally Posted by hifichip76 View Post

Thanks. Yes, I meant the Time Capsule. No problem getting internet access for the Oppo through it. Both wired and wireless work.

Yes, that's the problem. I just got an email from Oppo saying that I can't use SMB with a Mac and would need a DLNA server, but maybe I'll try this, too. Huge number of ALAC files on my Mini are another problem, but I'm most interested in playing FLAC from HD Tracks (though the ALAC conversions in iTunes would be more convenient to stream.

What are you guys doing to play hi-res files through the 105?

I've only experimented with a few HDtracks albums. I put the files on a USB drive (SanDisk Cruzer) that I attach to the front USB connection on the 105. While this works it isn't an ideal situation, but I'm still mostly in the physical disc world for now.

(Edited to correct spelling.)
Edited by NW. - 6/30/13 at 1:08pm
post #6182 of 10054
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Originally Posted by hifichip76 View Post

Thanks. Yes, I meant the Time Capsule. No problem getting internet access for the Oppo through it. Both wired and wireless work. Yes, that's the problem. I just got an email from Oppo saying that I can't use SMB with a Mac and would need a DLNA server, but maybe I'll try this, too. Huge number of ALAC files on my Mini are another problem, but I'm most interested in playing FLAC from HD Tracks (though the ALAC conversions in iTunes would be more convenient to stream.

What are you guys doing to play hi-res files through the 105?

Are you saying that the Mac mini won't play throughout the Oppo frown.gif
post #6183 of 10054
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Originally Posted by hifichip76 View Post

What are some good ones? Plex seems worthless, as it handles ALAC by transcoding to a max rate of 320kps. What are you guys using? Twonky? Playback?

I'm running a win7 NAS with a DLNA server. Tried many out there over the years, and agree that Plex and XMBC are not for audiophiles. For audio, I am staying with dbpoweramp's Asset UPNP and Perfect Tunes for metadata. They have a iOS version, but it looks like it works with Crossover.

For video, and a credible job with audio, I am liking twonky. Simple, doesn't seem to seem to get in the way. Used with Media Center Master for videos/TV metadata. Only used it for about a week so more TBD.

Many people also use J River Media and FooBar, but I believe these are windows only options.

As a controlpoint, I use BubbleUPnP on Android and love it. By far the best Android program for DLNA. Don't use iOS for DLNA so can't help you there.

Styln
post #6184 of 10054
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

Are you saying that the Mac mini won't play throughout the Oppo frown.gif

No. I'm saying it won;t play Apple Lossless files, at least through ethernet or wifi. My Mac is in a different room.
post #6185 of 10054
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Originally Posted by Styln View Post

I'm running a win7 NAS with a DLNA server. Tried many out there over the years, and agree that Plex and XMBC are not for audiophiles. For audio, I am staying with dbpoweramp's Asset UPNP and Perfect Tunes for metadata. They have a iOS version, but it looks like it works with Crossover.

For video, and a credible job with audio, I am liking twonky. Simple, doesn't seem to seem to get in the way. Used with Media Center Master for videos/TV metadata. Only used it for about a week so more TBD.

Many people also use J River Media and FooBar, but I believe these are windows only options.

As a controlpoint, I use BubbleUPnP on Android and love it. By far the best Android program for DLNA. Don't use iOS for DLNA so can't help you there.

Styln

I have to check some of those out. You like Asset?
post #6186 of 10054
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Originally Posted by hifichip76 View Post

No. I'm saying it won;t play Apple Lossless files, at least through ethernet or wifi. My Mac is in a different room.

Oh ok that's a different story!
post #6187 of 10054
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Originally Posted by hifichip76 View Post

I have to check some of those out. You like Asset?

Very much.Been using it 24/7 for over 4 years. Asset has a long history of supporting Oppo devices. Extensive protocol support. Bit perfect transcoding on a per protocol basis. Great searching/sorting. Runs as a service. Good support.

Styln
post #6188 of 10054
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Originally Posted by martiuhfx View Post

There is a DVR connected to the optical input and a Cambridge iD100 digital iPod dock connected to the coaxial input. While listening thru one of these inputs, if I use the TV remote to turn the TV on or off, there is a momentary dropout in the sound. This happens only with the digital inputs, not while playing a disc. That doesn't bother me so much but sometimes, after the short dropout, when the sound resumes there is a reduction in the output of the right channel.1.gif

You obviously also have an hdmi connection between your tv and your oppo, or between an av receiver and your tv, and between the av receiver and the oppo. What you are getting is the hdmi handshake. This is normal when av gear shares an hdmi connection
post #6189 of 10054
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Originally Posted by martiuhfx View Post

There is a DVR connected to the optical input and a Cambridge iD100 digital iPod dock connected to the coaxial input. While listening thru one of these inputs, if I use the TV remote to turn the TV on or off, there is a momentary dropout in the sound. This happens only with the digital inputs, not while playing a disc. That doesn't bother me so much but sometimes, after the short dropout, when the sound resumes there is a reduction in the output of the right channel.1.gif

The pause is an HDMI handshake while the HDMI copy protection and etc., reconfigures to deal with the loss or return of the TV in the HDMI signal path.

The change in volume in the right channel is not normal. Please call or email OPPO Tech Support with the details and they can sort this out with you. Be sure to tell them how you are hooked up for audio OUTPUT from the 105. I suspect you are are using the Analog audio outputs and may be getting bitten by the Audio Processing > Stereo Signal setting bug we've discussed here. In any event, OPPO will sort this out with you.

Another possibility here is that you are ALSO getting audio from the TV's own built-in speakers -- perhaps without realizing it. Obviously when you turn the TV off its speakers shut down too.
--Bob
post #6190 of 10054
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Originally Posted by athanikp View Post

YCbCr 4:2:2

This solved the problem. Thanks a Lot Bob. I was worried.

But, now the next question. Which is better ? 4:4:4 or 4:2:2. Also, Auto should not pose this problem. Do we consider this a beta bug ?

AUTO should work, but typically a problem like this is due to something funky the Display itself is doing.

In any event, write up what you discovered (both the problem and the cure) and email OPPO Tech Support. They may have a few additional experiments they'd like you to try.

(For example, I'd be interested in knowing if AUTO works when you set HDMI Deep Color to OFF.)
--Bob
post #6191 of 10054
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Originally Posted by BillP View Post

The only problem I have with my 105 is that as soon as I finish streaming something from Netflix, the player freezes. If I turn the player off and back on again, it is then fine. I have seen similar complaints here. Is this on Oppo's list to fix in the next firmware? Thanks.

This has been an Oppo issue since the bdp-95 -- not unique to 105/103. As I mentioned in another thread: "that's why the gods created Roku". biggrin.gif
post #6192 of 10054
I would like to ask how many people here are using a 4TB External Hard with the Oppo

I have both Audio and Video files but it is Video files trying to play from the movie icon in the home screen

the Oppo locks up all the time and I have to turn it on and off 5-6 times before I can start playing any video files

it is ridiculous because I can use that 4TB WD Drive on other media players and computers and it works fine

playing Audio Files is usually ok after I press music I can see the drive and play but when pressing movie even if it sees the drive, when you go to a folder and pick a file and press enter it will lock; especially on newer files but I am seeing it on other files


I would like to hear about other peoples experience using the 4TB drive
post #6193 of 10054
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Originally Posted by detroit1 View Post

I would like to ask how many people here are using a 4TB External Hard with the Oppo

I have both Audio and Video files but it is Video files trying to play from the movie icon in the home screen

the Oppo locks up all the time and I have to turn it on and off 5-6 times before I can start playing any video files

it is ridiculous because I can use that 4TB WD Drive on other media players and computers and it works fine

playing Audio Files is usually ok after I press music I can see the drive and play but when pressing movie even if it sees the drive, when you go to a folder and pick a file and press enter it will lock; especially on newer files but I am seeing it on other files


I would like to hear about other peoples experience using the 4TB drive

I've had freezing problems with a 2TB external drive. Sometimes it works; sometimes I have to shut the Oppo off then turn it back on to get the drive to work.
post #6194 of 10054
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Originally Posted by detroit1 View Post

I would like to ask how many people here are using a 4TB External Hard with the Oppo

I have both Audio and Video files but it is Video files trying to play from the movie icon in the home screen

the Oppo locks up all the time and I have to turn it on and off 5-6 times before I can start playing any video files

it is ridiculous because I can use that 4TB WD Drive on other media players and computers and it works fine

playing Audio Files is usually ok after I press music I can see the drive and play but when pressing movie even if it sees the drive, when you go to a folder and pick a file and press enter it will lock; especially on newer files but I am seeing it on other files


I would like to hear about other peoples experience using the 4TB drive

You post this once a month or so. Did you ever contact OPPO support as we suggested?

-Bill
post #6195 of 10054
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Originally Posted by detroit1 View Post

I would like to ask how many people here are using a 4TB External Hard with the Oppo

I have both Audio and Video files but it is Video files trying to play from the movie icon in the home screen

the Oppo locks up all the time and I have to turn it on and off 5-6 times before I can start playing any video files

it is ridiculous because I can use that 4TB WD Drive on other media players and computers and it works fine

playing Audio Files is usually ok after I press music I can see the drive and play but when pressing movie even if it sees the drive, when you go to a folder and pick a file and press enter it will lock; especially on newer files but I am seeing it on other files


I would like to hear about other peoples experience using the 4TB drive
Please contact OPPO service, they might suggest you to mail the specific drive (if possible) or at least they can provide you a way to save some log files to facilitate the analysis.
post #6196 of 10054
This is not a blanket statement but over the years various modders have made all sorts of claims about improvements their mods make to various electronics. Some of these claims have been based on scientific and engineering concepts unknown to mainline scientists and engineers and need to be treated with at least some (if not total) skepticism. As noted, there are few real reviews of mods beyond anecdotal ones and there are even fewer instances of side-by-side comparisons of modded vs. unmodded products. You also can't discount the placebo effect as a factor in how people perceive mods. As I said at the beginning, this does not mean that all mods are bad or ineffective only that I would treat them with a great deal of skepticism, especially considering how expensive some of them are. One principle I always keep in mind about electronics is that changes are not necessarily improvements.
post #6197 of 10054
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Originally Posted by JazzGuyy View Post

This is not a blanket statement but over the years various modders have made all sorts of claims about improvements their mods make to various electronics. Some of these claims have been based on scientific and engineering concepts unknown to mainline scientists and engineers and need to be treated with at least some (if not total) skepticism. As noted, there are few real reviews of mods beyond anecdotal ones and there are even fewer instances of side-by-side comparisons of modded vs. unmodded products. You also can't discount the placebo effect as a factor in how people perceive mods. As I said at the beginning, this does not mean that all mods are bad or ineffective only that I would treat them with a great deal of skepticism, especially considering how expensive some of them are. One principle I always keep in mind about electronics is that changes are not necessarily improvements.



So you have never had a component modified either by the factory themselves or an aftermarket company?? I owned Audio Research for years and became used to modifying it. It really depends on the "changes" made to the component. Manufacturers have to cut cost somewhere don't they? The aftermarket companies from what I have read improve upon the existing product. The first thing they usually address is the switching power supply as it has been shown that improving that alone yields better sound. The prime example is what Ayre did with the stock Oppo player and improved it's sound. Or will you dispute that also?
post #6198 of 10054
I have had a couple of products modified. I had a Hafler amp once that was modified by Audio By Van Alstine. They had a great reputation and their products were fairly widely reviewed and their mods were reasonably priced. I didn't hear a significant sonic improvement from their mod but they did eliminate the transformer buzz that my Hafler was subject to. I also had my Oppo BDP-83 modified by Oppo to an SE. I found that mod to be a significant improvement in sound quality over the stock 83.

I'm not against mods but I am against the ones that make wild claims or claims based on questionable science and engineering or that are ridiculously priced. Having never heard the Ayre I can make no comments about it. I don't think I could personally justify its very high price compared to an Oppo. YMMV.
post #6199 of 10054
actually I have contacted Oppo a few times about this and they tell me they are not aware; I tell them 99% of the users are not using 4TB hard drives
they updated the firmware before to be able to read drives greater than 2TB but it looks like they need better firmware for this

there is nothing wrong with my drive as it works perfectly fine with every other device I have tried it with
post #6200 of 10054
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Originally Posted by JazzGuyy View PostI'm not against mods but I am against the ones that make wild claims or claims based on questionable science and engineering or that are ridiculously priced. Having never heard the Ayre I can make no comments about it. I don't think I could personally justify its very high price compared to an Oppo. YMMV.

Agreed 100%!

post #6201 of 10054
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Originally Posted by Styln View Post

Very much.Been using it 24/7 for over 4 years. Asset has a long history of supporting Oppo devices. Extensive protocol support. Bit perfect transcoding on a per protocol basis. Great searching/sorting. Runs as a service. Good support.

Styln

Looks like it's only for Windows computers?
post #6202 of 10054
Where is the lip sync option now? After looking through the menus, I cannot find it. Was it eliminated in the newest firmware? Sorry if it is right in front of me but I couldn't find it and didn't find it in a quick search of this thread either. Thanks for the help.

*Found it. Had to take the disc out of the drive.
Edited by Pokey77 - 7/3/13 at 6:01pm
post #6203 of 10054
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Originally Posted by JazzGuyy View Post

I'm not against mods but I am against the ones that make wild claims or claims based on questionable science and engineering or that are ridiculously priced. Having never heard the Ayre I can make no comments about it. I don't think I could personally justify its very high price compared to an Oppo. YMMV.

There are a few out there that are pure snake oil! I agree some of the claims and prices are just plain ridiculous! I could not justify spending close to 10K for the Ayre DX-5. I am very happy with my BDP-105.
post #6204 of 10054
I've got a 5.1 system in my living room. I'll have a TV in there but primarily that will be the music-listening part of the house. Planning on an Oppo BDP-105 in there and need a receiver. Since the 105 has a lot of features that duplicate the video and audio processing and streaming features of a good AVR or pre-pro, I figure I don't need a real high-end receiver. I basically need something with a radio tuner that will push sound to the living room speakers and maybe another zone or two. Don't want to duplicate features that the Oppo will perform better anyway.

So what would be a good receiver to pair with the Oppo 105?
post #6205 of 10054
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Originally Posted by Sharp1080 View Post


There are a few out there that are pure snake oil! I agree some of the claims and prices are just plain ridiculous! I could not justify spending close to 10K for the Ayre DX-5.
I am very happy with my BDP-105.

Don't lump Ayre with the snake-oil salesmen.  The DX-5 is a serious improvement but whether it is worth the expenditure is a decision for the individual.

 

I, too, am happy with my BDP-105.

post #6206 of 10054
My experiences with Ayre equipment is very positive. Pretty amazing.
post #6207 of 10054
Yes Ayre are very nice indeed but for their amps, otherwise no thanks. Superb built quality, which they were more affordable smile.gif
post #6208 of 10054
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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post

Don't lump Ayre with the snake-oil salesmen.  The DX-5 is a serious improvement but whether it is worth the expenditure is a decision for the individual.

I, too, am happy with my BDP-105.


Sorry, I should have been more specific. My apologies Charles Hansen. I didn't mean to lump him in that group! For the record I still have my Ayre CX-7e CD player. I was referring to the ones that have no white paper or technical proof to the changes sometimes made. Ayre does back up their claims! I have sent my player back to them before for updated mods.
post #6209 of 10054
Hey guys. I just bought the oppo 105 and i was going to use it like a processor hooked to my htpc and arcam 7.1 amp. I was thinking of just getting a receiver or processor and use it as it was intended. I really like the sound and video that comes from the oppo. Should i get soemthing like a arcam or anthem that has audio and video passthroughs i am not sure either of them do have those pass options, but i think i need a little more than the oppo has as a processor. I would like to have the oppo control audio and video content with my dish network, computer files and of couse bluray. Is there a pre or receiver that has this option?
Thanks in advance guys.
post #6210 of 10054
^^^^. Parasound P7 for a preamp and the Marantz AV8801 for a prepro. Still waiting to see how the new Yamaha CX-A5000 prepro shakes out. Of course Anthem and Arcam would be excellent too, just likely more money.
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