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post #121 of 382
Can I use the 105D as a Pre to connect 5 W4S SX1000 power amps & 2 Subs to without having to buy a dedicated Home Receiver or Pre?
post #122 of 382
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Originally Posted by Bobdabuilda View Post

Can I use the 105D as a Pre to connect 5 W4S SX1000 power amps & 2 Subs to without having to buy a dedicated Home Receiver or Pre?

Yep, works quite well in that type of setup.
For 2 subs you will have to use a simple rca splitter since the player only has 1 sub output.
post #123 of 382
Cheers, that's good news to my ears....Smarty -pants.
post #124 of 382
Best player ever? Yes says Sound&Vision - reviews both the 103D & 105

Oppo BDP-103D 3D Blu-ray Player
By Kris Deering • Posted: Feb 7, 2014

THE VERDICT
Our Top Pick Blu-ray player only gets better with onboard Darbee video processing and full support for DSD file playback.

http://www.soundandvision.com/content/oppo-bdp-103d-blu-ray-3d-player

http://www.soundandvision.com/content/oppo-bdp-105-blu-ray-3d-player

The Best Actually Gets Better
The BDP-103 was a revolutionary product. By including HDMI inputs and flagship-level video and audio processing, Oppo hit it straight out of the park. The BDP-103D takes it even further, offering one of the few video processing enhancements out there that I’d actually recommend using. With the BDP-103D’s VRS processing and full support for DSD file playback, Oppo once again raises the bar for what we expect from a Blu-ray player in today’s landscape. Highly recommended!!
post #125 of 382
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

Make sure you use the Subtitle button to select the subtitle track you want to use, as the player does not support forced subtitles in MKV containers.

I owe you a beer! Pressing the subtitle button and turning on English subtitles worked perfectly, now I can see subtitles when a foreign language is being spoken. Thank you.
post #126 of 382

Ordered the BDP105D from Amazon.  Should receive it next week.

post #127 of 382
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Originally Posted by wagnerc View Post

Watched my first BluRay on the 105D!

And?
post #128 of 382
X2 -- And ?
post #129 of 382
Will somebody please share how watching their first bluray on this player was! Mine is due for delivery on Thursday and I'm mating it with a 70" Sharp Elite!
post #130 of 382
I was reading the manual and came across this:


Balanced audio connectors are used mostly in professional audio electronics, such as high
quality microphones and inter-equipment connections. The BDP-105 utilizes the 3-pin XLR
connector (shown below), which transmits a pair of differential signals (positive /negative). The
amplifier extracts the voltage difference between differential signals, thus the common noise can
be rejected and the signal integrity is improved.


In some audio systems the position s of "hot" (positive) and "cold" (negative) pins are switched.
In this case please set “ XLR Terminal Polarity ” to “ Inversion
” in the Audio Processing of Setup Menu


How would you determine which one you have? I have an Anthem AVM-20 and I don't see where it says anything:

http://archive.anthemav.com/newsitev2.0/AnthemProduct/AVM20/OwnersManual/Downloads/AVM20Man_Pt4.pdf

I just started playing with the unit last night. Only pet peeved thus far is that if you use IR IN from the back from the back of the unit, the front IR becomes disabled. That wasn't the case with my BDP-83. Not sure why they changed that. The Iphone/Ipad remote control app is a very nice feature. Works flawlessly!

Network playback works great via Twonkey on my QNAP NAS, streaming ripped blurays and lossless Flac files was excellent. This looks to be a great upgrade for me, eliminated my stand alone DAC, Sonos ZP80 and BDP-83. Sold them all and bought the BDP-105D and pocketed some cash smile.gif Does anyone know how to shuffle songs via network playback? Is there anyway to shuffle multiple folders at once and create a playlist etc? I'm guessing I am asking too much here.


I did watch a small section of Skyfall last night, video and sound quality are great. Now I just need to figure out if I am going to get an HDMI switcher (to skip my VP50 scaler as it doesn't handle 3D) or run another separate 50ft cable through the attic dedicated for the BDP-105D. Not sure if I am going to utilize the Darbee feature yet as I hadn't spent much time A/B ing the difference in picture quality with Directv etc.
Edited by fmzip - 2/12/14 at 7:49am
post #131 of 382
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Originally Posted by Parrish View Post

Will somebody please share how watching their first bluray on this player was! Mine is due for delivery on Thursday and I'm mating it with a 70" Sharp Elite!

How was it? Please, this is a family forum.

For your safety, Federal law prohibits members of the A/V Science Forum from gushing about their experiences. Just the facts.

Are you doing any sort of calibration of your setup? That is rather important for best results.

-Bill
post #132 of 382
In April I am having UMR out to my place for a Sharp Elite/105D calibration- I think these two beauties will mate well together- do you think so?
post #133 of 382
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Originally Posted by Parrish View Post

In April I am having UMR out to my place for a Sharp Elite/105D calibration- I think these two beauties will mate well together- do you think so?

Why do you ask?

-Bill
post #134 of 382
you're right, stupid question
post #135 of 382
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Originally Posted by fmzip View Post

I was reading the manual and came across this:


Balanced audio connectors are used mostly in professional audio electronics, such as high
quality microphones and inter-equipment connections. The BDP-105 utilizes the 3-pin XLR
connector (shown below), which transmits a pair of differential signals (positive /negative). The
amplifier extracts the voltage difference between differential signals, thus the common noise can
be rejected and the signal integrity is improved.


In some audio systems the position s of "hot" (positive) and "cold" (negative) pins are switched.
In this case please set “ XLR Terminal Polarity ” to “ Inversion
” in the Audio Processing of Setup Menu


How would you determine which one you have? I have an Anthem AVM-20 and I don't see where it says anything:

http://archive.anthemav.com/newsitev2.0/AnthemProduct/AVM20/OwnersManual/Downloads/AVM20Man_Pt4.pdf

I just started playing with the unit last night. Only pet peeved thus far is that if you use IR IN from the back from the back of the unit, the front IR becomes disabled. That wasn't the case with my BDP-83. Not sure why they changed that. The Iphone/Ipad remote control app is a very nice feature. Works flawlessly!

Network playback works great via Twonkey on my QNAP NAS, streaming ripped blurays and lossless Flac files was excellent. This looks to be a great upgrade for me, eliminated my stand alone DAC, Sonos ZP80 and BDP-83. Sold them all and bought the BDP-105D and pocketed some cash smile.gif Does anyone know how to shuffle songs via network playback? Is there anyway to shuffle multiple folders at once and create a playlist etc? I'm guessing I am asking too much here.


I did watch a small section of Skyfall last night, video and sound quality are great. Now I just need to figure out if I am going to get an HDMI switcher (to skip my VP50 scaler as it doesn't handle 3D) or run another separate 50ft cable through the attic dedicated for the BDP-105D. Not sure if I am going to utilize the Darbee feature yet as I hadn't spent much time A/B ing the difference in picture quality with Directv etc.



Your AMP's spec sheet should provide this information. I'm using a B&K 200.7s2 and it has that information included. The polarity on the B&K is the same as the OPPO default setting (not inverted).

Chuck
post #136 of 382
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Originally Posted by Parrish View Post

Will somebody please share how watching their first bluray on this player was! Mine is due for delivery on Thursday and I'm mating it with a 70" Sharp Elite!

I have had mine for about a week now. Superb picture. I really like the implementation of VRS over the Qdeo chip. The VRS works well on films that are grainy like Star Trek and Transformers to eek out more apparent detail where the use of Darbee accentuates the film grain in movies that have an intentional gritty look. The Darbee works extremely well on CGI flicks and animation like Bambi, as well as clean video transfers like The Dark Knight to give an improvement in detail and clarity. On Skyfall pushing the Darbee too much will produce too much detail like making M's face very wrinkly.

I think the audio sounds better through the 105D than the 103D. I think the 105D's better power supply gives the audio more oomph through the HDMI connection. I have only a receiver, which is far from high end, but the 105 sounds better to me through the analog outputs than the 103. Not by a wide margin, but the sound has an ease to it that the 103 does not. I'm sure if I still had my hi end 2 channel stuff, the 105 would sound superb.

I got mine in silver. Looks like a Theta component in these colors. I also like the black, but wanted to give the silver a spin. Either color looks great. Nerdy, I know, but the silver is like the Star Trek version of the 105D and the black is like the Darth Vader version of the 105D.
post #137 of 382
Was so close to opting for silver- thank you for sharing your initial impressions- tomorrow night will be fun for sure
post #138 of 382
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Originally Posted by Parrish View Post

Was so close to opting for silver- thank you for sharing your initial impressions- tomorrow night will be fun for sure

You have a nice display. I'm envious even though I have a 64" Samsung F8500 plasma. Post some pics if you get a chance. 70" of the arguably the best 1080P LED display made and the 105D should be a killer combo.
post #139 of 382

Mine is on the way (delivery scheduled this Friday).  Got a Concert DVD ready to try out on the 105D.

post #140 of 382
Unfortunately, I had to RMA my unit.

The XLR's were acting odd. Playing a FLAC file via streaming or USB, the output via XLR's sounded distorted. Playing a CD, the XLR's sounded perfect.....

Output via 2 channel RCA's were perfect as well.

Weird....

New one on the way.


Also, my ISCAN VP50 does not like the HDMI off the Oppo. I have to turn the ISCAN on and off again to get video. Looks like I need to run another HDMI straight off the Oppo to the Plasma. Need to find a good 50 ft cable. Any suggestions
post #141 of 382
Release date: February 12, 2014.
Category: Latest Public Beta Test Release
Main Version: BDP10X-69-0124B
Loader Version: 6U1000 or 7B1300 (BDP-103), 7B1300 (BDP-105, BDP-105D, BDP-103D)
Sub Version: MCU103-05-0916 (BDP-103), MCU105-04-1113 (BDP-105), MCU13D-01-0618 (BDP-103D), MCU15D-01-0930 (BDP-105D), DB10X 131030 (BDP-103D, 105D)
Release Notes:

1. Resolved an audio dropout issue occurring with "Monsters University (BD, 2013)", related to its Dolby TrueHD 5.1 and 7.1 audio tracks when the player's HDMI Audio Format was set to Bitstream. We worked with Dolby and our decoder chip maker to address this type of audio dropouts.

2. Resolved an issue with Gapless Playback with several customer-encoded WAV files. It was caused by an additional “List” information segment presented in the WAV file Header, and we have added support for this segment so that Gapless Playback now functions properly with these files.

3. Resolved an issue where a brief static noise could be heard when streaming music from a computer running Mac OS X to the BDP-105's USB DAC input. It could happen when the music stream was paused for a few seconds and then resumed, and it could be heard through the analog audio outputs, including the 7.1, Stereo, and Headphone outputs. We improved the audio muting logic and have eliminated this static noise.

4. Resolved an issue where a brief static noise could be heard when playing SACD discs in DSD mode on the BDP-105. This burst of noise was audible at the beginning of a track or when switching to the next track. It could be heard through the analog audio outputs, including the 7.1 and Stereo ports. We improved the audio muting logic and have eliminated this static noise.

5. Resolved a compatibility issue between BDP-103/105's HDMI 1 Output to the McIntosh MX150/151 AV Processors. Users reported no audio when using this combination, so we added special instructions for these A/V processors in the HDMI handshake process. We highly recommend that you contact McIntosh Technical Support to upgrade your MX150/151 firmware to the latest version.

6. Added Gapless Playback support for FLAC files.

7. Added 24 Hz support for customer-encoded video files in 480P24 and 720P24 formats. The original frame rate can be preserved when upscaling the content to 1080p, e.g., when Resolution is set to 1080P, the 720P23.976 content is output as 1080P23.976, and 720P24 is output as 1080P24. Previously, these formats were frame-rate converted to 60 Hz.

8. Added an "INSTANT REPLAY" function to video playback. If the customer presses the AB REPLAY button twice (two presses within 1 second), video playback will be automatically rewound 10 seconds.

9. Added support for playing CUE files and DSD64 files (.DFF and .DSF) over DLNA. The DLNA server must support these formats as well. A new version of oShare DLNA server that provides these functions is available now, and can be downloaded here from SourceForge.net.
post #142 of 382
I tired the latest Beta firmware with tech support....still had the same issues
post #143 of 382
Ensure that your Channel Trims are set to 0 or even negative values. If you have them set to positive values, then you will clip the signal.
post #144 of 382
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

Ensure that your Channel Trims are set to 0 or even negative values. If you have them set to positive values, then you will clip the signal.

Where do you adjust the channel trims????? And why would balanced play nice via transport and not over USB and network?

http://www.anthemav.com/downloads/AVM20_v2_1_Manual.pdf

If you are referring to page 56, everything is set to zero
Edited by fmzip - 2/12/14 at 7:46pm
post #145 of 382
Audio Processing -> Speaker Configuration -> select the speaker then adjust the Channel Trims. Try actually setting a negative value and see what happens to the audio.
post #146 of 382
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

Audio Processing -> Speaker Configuration -> select the speaker then adjust the Channel Trims. Try actually setting a negative value and see what happens to the audio.


Ah, I'll try that but I never adjusted any of them up or down.

Was sort of wondering if it was maybe my cheap XLR cables. Maybe some noise is introduced via USB and ethernet and not via transport.......

The Oppo tech didn't seem to think so but I am going to order some cables just to be prepared for the new player in transit
post #147 of 382
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Originally Posted by fmzip View Post

Unfortunately, I had to RMA my unit.

The XLR's were acting odd. Playing a FLAC file via streaming or USB, the output via XLR's sounded distorted. Playing a CD, the XLR's sounded perfect.....

Output via 2 channel RCA's were perfect as well.

Weird....

New one on the way.


Also, my ISCAN VP50 does not like the HDMI off the Oppo. I have to turn the ISCAN on and off again to get video. Looks like I need to run another HDMI straight off the Oppo to the Plasma. Need to find a good 50 ft cable. Any suggestions

For a long cable like 50ft I would definitely recommend the active Remere cables from Monoprice.
post #148 of 382
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Originally Posted by dubusduck View Post

You have a nice display. I'm envious even though I have a 64" Samsung F8500 plasma. Post some pics if you get a chance. 70" of the arguably the best 1080P LED display made and the 105D should be a killer combo.
Thanks- I hope the oppo can make it look more plasma-like since that is what I am used to- your set is sweet too- was seriously thinking about getting the 8500. Are there any basic/ essential pq settings you recommend with the 105d before spinning a bd- for example on my Denon 3800bdci I set the contrast level to -1 as recommended by other owners? Can you adjust DNR on the fly with this player like I can with the Denon?
post #149 of 382
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Originally Posted by Parrish View Post

Thanks- I hope the oppo can make it look more plasma-like since that is what I am used to- your set is sweet too- was seriously thinking about getting the 8500. Are there any basic/ essential pq settings you recommend with the 105d before spinning a bd- for example on my Denon 3800bdci I set the contrast level to -1 as recommended by other owners? Can you adjust DNR on the fly with this player like I can with the Denon?

I would set the Oppo to 1080p, 36 bit color depth, and 24fps if the Elite handles 24fps correctly. I like to bump up the color saturation to +1 or +2. I leave the contrast and brightness alone. For grainy films, I don't use Darbee. Instead I use the detail setting under the VRS menu (part of the overall video setting menu). For clean blurays with little or no film grain, I use Darbee and maybe the VRS detail setting. Monsters U looks almost 4K with Darbee. Yes, you can adjust DNR on the fly in the video setting menu. On the Darbee models, press the button with the wrench which will bring up the menu system for the 105D.

The VRS has a very cool setting. If you increase the detail or edge enhancement too much, angled lines can become stepped like stairs. The VRS video smoothing adjustment helps get rid of this. I've never seen this feature on a bluray player other than the Sony BDP-S5000ES, which I used to own. The VRS is probably an advancement of the smoothing feature found in the Sony which was implemented via a Marvell chip (I think). Anyway, the 103D and 105D are the only players that I have seen that can outperform the Sony despite the Sony being about 5 years old.
post #150 of 382
Thank you dubusduck- much appreciated
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