Originally Posted by originalsnuffy
My new (to me; it was used and purchased on ebay) 103 has arrived and is now located in the cabinet.
I have it connected via HDMI 2 to my Marantz which can handle SACD/DSD over HDMI natively.
I understand that the unit can also accept DSD files (both stereo and multichannel) over the LAN. I presume that is via DLNA. I will experiment with that soon.
I also understand it can convert DSD via DoP. I am not quite clear if that is transport independent; can the HTPC send the DSD via DoP via HDMI or only via USB, and can USB 2.0 handle this?
I don't know what DoP is, but the 103 can accept stereo and multichannel files (up to DSD64) over WiFi or Ethernet via DLNA, as well as from a flash drive or portable hard drive plugged into the player's USB port. How well the DSD files will play over a WiFi network depends on the throughput of your network. If my network is busy with other stuff, occasionally DSD files will stutter.
One shortcoming is that long file or folder titles via DLNA don't scroll. I use a cheap Kindle tablet and the Oppo Media Control app to see more of a long folder name.
Denon x4400h, Samsung LED 1080p TV, B&W 704 mains, two M&K subwoofers, Oppo 103, Roku 2, Darbeevision, etc.
Headphone system: Focal Clear, Sennheiser HD600, AKG K702, Hifiman HE-400i, Marantz HD-DAC1, Denon DVD-3910