Official OPPO UDP-205 UHD Blu-ray Player Owner's Thread - Page 136 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 4128Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #4051 of 6848 Old 04-10-2018, 07:44 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
T-smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Posts: 1,120
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 360 Post(s)
Liked: 324
Official OPPO UDP-205 UHD Blu-ray Player Owner's Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by mbroadus View Post
Yes, but if I use the app will I still be able to take advantage of the DAC? I normally use AirPlay via AppleTV to AVR and this is my first introduction to DAC audio. The music seems to loose a lot of detail over AirPlay > AppleTV > AVR and I thinking a direct hookup may sound better.


You won’t be streaming from the app and will only be using it to control the Oppo but it’s much easier to use it then navigating on the Oppo itself through the menus but some ppl do prefer that though.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
mbroadus likes this.

-
Upgraditus is a real disease
T-smith is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4052 of 6848 Old 04-10-2018, 09:35 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
bruceames's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: San Rafael, CA
Posts: 1,427
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 538 Post(s)
Liked: 371
I'm picking up a 205 from BB Magnolia this afternoon and have a headphone question. It says on the website that "The headphone amplifier is connected directly to the ESS SABRE PRO DAC". Does that refer to one of the two ES9038PRO DAC's? Or is this a separate DAC just for the headphone amp? I'm also getting PM-3 headphones and would like to take advantage of (one of) the ES9038PRO DAC's in the unit.
bruceames is offline  
post #4053 of 6848 Old 04-10-2018, 09:37 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
HeffeMusic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,508
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 460 Post(s)
Liked: 194
Quote:
Originally Posted by bruceames View Post
I'm picking up a 205 from BB Magnolia this afternoon and have a headphone question. It says on the website that "The headphone amplifier is connected directly to the ESS SABRE PRO DAC". Does that refer to one of the two ES9038PRO DAC's? Or is this a separate DAC just for the headphone amp? I'm also getting PM-3 headphones and would like to take advantage of (one of) the ES9038PRO DAC's in the unit.
Hello,
You would be accessing the Sabre stereo chip with the headphone input.
bruceames likes this.
HeffeMusic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4054 of 6848 Old 04-10-2018, 10:01 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
himey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Tampabay, FL
Posts: 1,504
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 85 Post(s)
Liked: 21
If I connect my PC to the HDMI input on the 205, I am courious what to expect?

For video, can I simply rip my Blu-ray discs using MakeMKV and play them back with Kodi? Will this also work with the few 4k HDR UHD that are ripped?

For audio, all my files are FLAC. Can I use any of my favorite playback software, jRiver, Foobar, Musicbee, Kodi. WASPI mode. Multichannel.

I have never owned a HDMI receiver. I do have a multichannel preamp (Sony TA-E9000es) that will go between my new 205 and a few two channel Conrad-Johnson amps.

I did a search but there is not much info specifically about the HDMI input. From reading the manual, this all looks doable. If I am missing anything please set me straight. TIA!
himey is offline  
post #4055 of 6848 Old 04-11-2018, 05:06 AM
AVS Forum Club Gold
 
joerod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: MIDWEST (just outside Chicago)
Posts: 23,753
Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1136 Post(s)
Liked: 1213
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post
^ If your intent is to use the player exclusively via HDMI audio, you should probably stick with your 203.

There are other additions in the 205, such as additional digital audio input connections, the headphones output, and MQA support. But the primary reason to get the 205 would be if you want the opportunity (now or in the future) to use its Analog audio outputs.

Here's OPPO's own Knowledge Base article on the differences between the 2 players:

http://www.oppodigital.com/KnowledgeBase.aspx?KBID=131

--Bob
I agree with you 100% but with them stopping soon I think the build quality alone makes it worth it for the long haul. I always regretted not keeping my Pioneer 09FD and with the state of discs and their future the 205 makes perfect sense to be the last high end player to have.


4K HDR10- ignore the “rules” and trust your eyes!
joerod is offline  
post #4056 of 6848 Old 04-11-2018, 04:19 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Hampshire, UK
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Hi, not long had my 205, and just now trying out the USB connection for hooking up to a Windows 10 pc running TIDAL. I've installed the Windows 10 USB Audio DAC driver, but I can't seem to get any further because the 205 is not being detected when plugged into the pc. Is there anything else I need to do before this can happen? I've checked the USB cable with a test meter and it seems okay. Thanks.
losinj is offline  
post #4057 of 6848 Old 04-11-2018, 04:46 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 28
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Liked: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by losinj View Post
Hi, not long had my 205, and just now trying out the USB connection for hooking up to a Windows 10 pc running TIDAL. I've installed the Windows 10 USB Audio DAC driver, but I can't seem to get any further because the 205 is not being detected when plugged into the pc. Is there anything else I need to do before this can happen? I've checked the USB cable with a test meter and it seems okay. Thanks.
Just to confirm, is the Oppo Input set to USB Audio? (I think it's input six on the 205).
muzza167 is offline  
post #4058 of 6848 Old 04-11-2018, 05:12 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Liked: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by himey View Post
If I connect my PC to the HDMI input on the 205, I am courious what to expect?

For video, can I simply rip my Blu-ray discs using MakeMKV and play them back with Kodi? Will this also work with the few 4k HDR UHD that are ripped?

For audio, all my files are FLAC. Can I use any of my favorite playback software, jRiver, Foobar, Musicbee, Kodi. WASPI mode. Multichannel.

I have never owned a HDMI receiver. I do have a multichannel preamp (Sony TA-E9000es) that will go between my new 205 and a few two channel Conrad-Johnson amps.

I did a search but there is not much info specifically about the HDMI input. From reading the manual, this all looks doable. If I am missing anything please set me straight. TIA!
Your TA-E9000ES will need to be connected to a TA-P9000ES for enjoyment of 5.1 analog from OPPO, that's to say, if your audio is multi-channel SACD.
csludwig2 is offline  
post #4059 of 6848 Old 04-11-2018, 08:45 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 90
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked: 5
I own a TCL 401, the 65 inch model and the oppo 205 dac/4k bluray player. Ive noticed that on 60hz 1080p mode, movies just dont look anywhere near as slick and flowing as they do on 60fps youtube videos. Why is that? If the tv looks as I wish it to on youtube playing 4k 60fps, and 1080p 60fps then why do movies played on the oppo player running in 60hz not look slick and of a moderate soap opera effect?

Is there some setting in here I am missing to make that a soap opera slick look more potent? The TCL doesnt have any settings for that, but things look like I want them to on youtube 60fps vids. Question is it possible to make blurays look like that too?
Mjulius is offline  
post #4060 of 6848 Old 04-12-2018, 12:18 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
kucharsk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Louisville, CO
Posts: 6,449
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1765 Post(s)
Liked: 1042
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mjulius View Post
Is there some setting in here I am missing to make that a soap opera slick look more potent? The TCL doesnt have any settings for that, but things look like I want them to on youtube 60fps vids. Question is it possible to make blurays look like that too?
Hopefully not; Blu-rays should never look anything like that.
kucharsk is offline  
post #4061 of 6848 Old 04-12-2018, 12:58 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 90
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by kucharsk View Post
Hopefully not; Blu-rays should never look anything like that.
60hz doesnt seem to mean anything because there isnt really a difference between the hz settings for video on the 205. Yet, go anywhere else and it does. And it makes a huge difference. Meh. I really dont understand the hate on the SOE. Too much of it is really bad. Some is what I want. 60fps 60hz looks more realistic and effortless to me.

Last edited by Mjulius; 04-12-2018 at 01:05 AM.
Mjulius is offline  
post #4062 of 6848 Old 04-12-2018, 01:04 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
kucharsk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Louisville, CO
Posts: 6,449
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1765 Post(s)
Liked: 1042
Not even 30 fps; film should look like 24 fps with a bit of inherent jitter to look like film.

30 fps looks like video but higher rates looks unnaturally smooth.

Of course it’s somewhat a matter of personal taste; I walked out of the HFR presentation of The Hobbit because it didn’t look like film to me and took me entirely out of the story.
kucharsk is offline  
post #4063 of 6848 Old 04-12-2018, 01:09 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 90
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by kucharsk View Post
Not even 30 fps; film should look like 24 fps with a bit of inherent jitter to look like film.

30 fps looks like video but higher rates looks unnaturally smooth.

Of course it’s somewhat a matter of personal taste; I walked out of the HFR presentation of The Hobbit because it didn’t look like film to me and took me entirely out of the story.
I feel you on that. I really enjoy it. I use only high smoothing (which artifacts on my samsung a lot but I deal with it) and my eyes and brain adjusted. I go back and look at the lower frame rates and hz settings and I am truly lost as to how anyone can deal with it. It looks so bad to me. But, I understand thats because I really am just used to the 60fps 60hz slickness. Anything less does not look natural to me at all, we were all just brainwashed by lower fps in movies for decades and arent used to the higher fps and 60hz settings potential. IMO anyway. I have the same effect when I go try to watch normal tv or anyone elses tv without motion smoothing, or watching gaming done in anything less than 60fps 60hz recordings on Youtube. It takes me out of it and my eyes are like uhhh, this looks so weird and slow, like everything is actually struggling to move and not slick, effortless and gliding. Heh, to each their own.
Mjulius is offline  
post #4064 of 6848 Old 04-12-2018, 03:47 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Hampshire, UK
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by muzza167 View Post
Just to confirm, is the Oppo Input set to USB Audio? (I think it's input six on the 205).
muzza, I didn't get that far. However, it has since been pointed out to me that I was using the wrong socket on the 205. I completely missed the one labelled USB DAC, and was trying to use the standard (type A) sockets . Appreciate your input anyway.
losinj is offline  
post #4065 of 6848 Old 04-12-2018, 09:08 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
drewTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Posts: 4,577
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2063 Post(s)
Liked: 2189
This is probably a Bob question but if I use 205 as transport into a stereo DAC via optical will the 5.1 soundtrack get downmixed to linear PCM 2.0 with the .1 bass channel mixed into the 2.0 PCM or just eliminated?

LG OLED65E8 | Plinius Hiato | Dynaudio Contour 20 | Dynaudio Stand 6 | REL T/9i | PS Audio DirectStream Junior | Furman IT-Reference 15i | Sony PS4 Pro | Synology DS916+ | Apple TV 4K | BDI Mirage | NEEO | Focal Shape 40 | iFi Pro iDSD | iFi Pro iRack | roon
drewTT is offline  
post #4066 of 6848 Old 04-12-2018, 09:52 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
himey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Tampabay, FL
Posts: 1,504
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 85 Post(s)
Liked: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by csludwig2 View Post
Your TA-E9000ES will need to be connected to a TA-P9000ES for enjoyment of 5.1 analog from OPPO, that's to say, if your audio is multi-channel SACD.
I know that. Do you know anything about the HDMI questions I asked? I am starting to think nobody uses the HDMI in's for video or audio.
himey is offline  
post #4067 of 6848 Old 04-12-2018, 10:03 AM
Advanced Member
 
kingwiggi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: UK -> FL, USA
Posts: 856
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 565 Post(s)
Liked: 359
Anyone had the opportunity to compare the 205 audio capabilities to the Oppo Sonica DAC, . I've already entered my name to be notified if they have another production run of the 205 but I could just as easily pickup a Sonica DAC instead.

I have the 105 & 203 in my system already.

Trinnov Altitude 32, LCR JBL M2, JBL LSR 708i, 705i, Q-SYS Core 110f, Amps- QSC CXD4.2Q, 4.3Q, 4.5Q
Kaleidescape Strato, Zapitti 4K HDR Duo, Xbox One X, 8TB Tivo Roamio Pro,
JVC RS600 + ISCO IIIL, 158" 2.40:1 AT screen, Calman 5 Enthusiast, i1 Pro 2, i1 Display Pro, Spyder 5, 3D LUT Box
Oppo UDP-203, BDP-105, Onkyo DAC-1000s, Onkyo DP-X1 DAP, QNAP TVS-871
kingwiggi is offline  
post #4068 of 6848 Old 04-12-2018, 10:13 AM
gsr
Oppo Beta Group
 
gsr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 10,258
Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1910 Post(s)
Liked: 2295
Quote:
Originally Posted by himey View Post
If I connect my PC to the HDMI input on the 205, I am courious what to expect?

For video, can I simply rip my Blu-ray discs using MakeMKV and play them back with Kodi? Will this also work with the few 4k HDR UHD that are ripped?

For audio, all my files are FLAC. Can I use any of my favorite playback software, jRiver, Foobar, Musicbee, Kodi. WASPI mode. Multichannel.
Yes, you can do all of the above through the HDMI input. However, you might want to consider some other options, at least for stereo audio...

Connect the PC to the Oppo's USB DAC input for stereo audio for the best sound quality. In this case, you would setup the Oppo's USB DAC input as a sound device on your PC and use that as your sound device on the PC. Use an iOS or Android app to play the music on your PC. JRiver Media Center + JRemote running on a smartphone or tablet makes for an awesome combo here. Configure a zone in JRiver to make use of the USB audio and select that zone in JRemote when you listen to music.

The Oppo can also be used as a DLNA renderer for audio and video, which means you can similarly use controller apps on a smartphone or tablet to send content to the Oppo for playback.

In both of the above cases, the Oppo will be doing the video decoding and processing and may also have improved audio quality. If you use the HDMI input, you're doing the video decoding and at least some of the processing on the PC.

Also, keep in mind that if you're PC doesn't have a 4K capable GPU or has a low end one (such as most integrated GPU's), that will definitely impact the quality of what you get through the Oppo's HDMI input.

My advice is to try the various options and go with what gives you the best combination of user experience, convenience, and audio/video quality. There's definitely no one size fits all here.
gsr is online now  
post #4069 of 6848 Old 04-12-2018, 10:17 AM
gsr
Oppo Beta Group
 
gsr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 10,258
Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1910 Post(s)
Liked: 2295
Quote:
Originally Posted by kingwiggi View Post
Anyone had the opportunity to compare the 205 audio capabilities to the Oppo Sonica DAC, . I've already entered my name to be notified if they have another production run of the 205 but I could just as easily pickup a Sonica DAC instead.

I have the 105 & 203 in my system already.
Sound quality wise, they're both excellent. Feature wise, they're very different. The Sonica has Tidal support, the 205 will play shiny discs. The Sonica won't play multi-channel audio, the 205 will. The Sonica has a volume control on the front panel, the 205 just has up/down buttons on the remote. What are you looking for feature wise? That will pretty much make the decision for you.
gsr is online now  
post #4070 of 6848 Old 04-12-2018, 10:23 AM
Senior Member
 
Sebring5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 475
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 342 Post(s)
Liked: 249
Quote:
Originally Posted by drewTT View Post
This is probably a Bob question but if I use 205 as transport into a stereo DAC via optical will the 5.1 soundtrack get downmixed to linear PCM 2.0 with the .1 bass channel mixed into the 2.0 PCM or just eliminated?
Read the manual-pages 18, 60, 61 and look at the chart on page 62.

Meridian Audio G65 Sound Processor/UHD 722 HDMI Audio Processor/M6 Active Speakers, Sony A1E 65" OLED 4k UHD, Apple TV, Sony UBP-X1100ES
Sebring5 is offline  
post #4071 of 6848 Old 04-12-2018, 10:57 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
drewTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Posts: 4,577
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2063 Post(s)
Liked: 2189
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sebring5 View Post
Read the manual-pages 18, 60, 61 and look at the chart on page 62.
Right, my question is what it does with the .1 channel during the downmix to PCM 2.0. Does it eliminate it like it does when it downmixes for the dedicated analog outs?

When it downsamples for the analog stereo outs it doesn't mix in the .1 channel because of the noise floor. I am wondering if it works the same way for linear PCM 2ch out via optical?

LG OLED65E8 | Plinius Hiato | Dynaudio Contour 20 | Dynaudio Stand 6 | REL T/9i | PS Audio DirectStream Junior | Furman IT-Reference 15i | Sony PS4 Pro | Synology DS916+ | Apple TV 4K | BDI Mirage | NEEO | Focal Shape 40 | iFi Pro iDSD | iFi Pro iRack | roon

Last edited by drewTT; 04-12-2018 at 11:02 AM.
drewTT is offline  
post #4072 of 6848 Old 04-12-2018, 12:51 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
Bill Mac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 14,481
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2214 Post(s)
Liked: 3394
I have my 205 up and running and it sounds great ! Listening to the Milt Jackson Sextet's Invitation MOFI SACD and it sounds excellent using the XLR output.

One pleasant surprise is I get audio from HDMI (Main) even with HDMI (Audio Only) connected to my Emotiva XMC-1. There was mention that if one connects both HDMI outputs to a processor that there would be no audio from the HDMI (Main) output. I wonder if the reason I'm getting audio from both HDMI outputs is due to the XMC-1 having a straight video pass through as there is no onboard video processing.

Overall I'm very happy with the 205 so far. I hope Oppo does a huge production run of 205s so that everyone that wants one will get one. Then the eBay scammers will be stuck with a bunch of 205s as the demand will be satisfied .

Bill

My SACD collection and HRAudio.net Library, getting larger as my wallet gets smaller ;-).

Emotiva XMC-1, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE (preamp), SX-500s, ST-500, ST-250, Marantz SA-10, Oppo UDP-205, UDP-203, BDP-105, BDP-103, BDP-93, BDP-83, Panasonic TC-P60GT50, Panamax 5100EX, Salk HT2-TLs, Salk 1801b center, Salk 1801TL (surrounds) and two Rythmik F12SEs.
Bill Mac is offline  
post #4073 of 6848 Old 04-12-2018, 01:43 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
SteroMAdMAn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: MN
Posts: 1,005
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
Liked: 64
So I am having issues getting the 205 to play DFF/DSF files in DSD format via external drive connected to front USB. This is on my 2ch rig so SACD priority is set to Stereo. When setting it to do DSD I get 0 sound, if I switch to PCM/Auto, I get sound.


I can play this exact drive on my 203 in my theater(via front USB as well) and it will play the files back as DSD in MC and Stereo. Checking the settings and I don't see much different between the 2.


Thoughts?

It is better to ask for forgiveness, than it is to ask for permissision - the WAF factor
SteroMAdMAn is offline  
post #4074 of 6848 Old 04-12-2018, 01:50 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
himey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Tampabay, FL
Posts: 1,504
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 85 Post(s)
Liked: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by gsr View Post
Yes, you can do all of the above through the HDMI input. However, you might want to consider some other options, at least for stereo audio...

Connect the PC to the Oppo's USB DAC input for stereo audio for the best sound quality. In this case, you would setup the Oppo's USB DAC input as a sound device on your PC and use that as your sound device on the PC. Use an iOS or Android app to play the music on your PC. JRiver Media Center + JRemote running on a smartphone or tablet makes for an awesome combo here. Configure a zone in JRiver to make use of the USB audio and select that zone in JRemote when you listen to music.

The Oppo can also be used as a DLNA renderer for audio and video, which means you can similarly use controller apps on a smartphone or tablet to send content to the Oppo for playback.

In both of the above cases, the Oppo will be doing the video decoding and processing and may also have improved audio quality. If you use the HDMI input, you're doing the video decoding and at least some of the processing on the PC.

Also, keep in mind that if you're PC doesn't have a 4K capable GPU or has a low end one (such as most integrated GPU's), that will definitely impact the quality of what you get through the Oppo's HDMI input.

My advice is to try the various options and go with what gives you the best combination of user experience, convenience, and audio/video quality. There's definitely no one size fits all here.
I use a different system for two channel stuff. The Oppo will only be for multichannel audio and video. I use Kodi with madVR for hdr video. The goal is to not get a HDMI receiver and still get uncompressed multichannel audio. DTS-MA, Dolby Tru-HD and FLAC.

Last edited by himey; 04-12-2018 at 01:56 PM.
himey is offline  
post #4075 of 6848 Old 04-12-2018, 05:20 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Liked: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by himey View Post
I know that. Do you know anything about the HDMI questions I asked? I am starting to think nobody uses the HDMI in's for video or audio.
I only bought the OPPO for its multi-channel analog output to play multi-channel SACDs since my TA-E9000ES/TA-P9000ES does not have HDMI, and S/PDIF will not carry SACD
csludwig2 is offline  
post #4076 of 6848 Old 04-12-2018, 07:17 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
dnoonie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Seattle, WA area
Posts: 1,363
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 425 Post(s)
Liked: 441
I picked up my UDP 205 today at Magnolia/Best Buy in Bellevue WA. No time to play with it now...next week though!

Cheers,

OPPO UDP-205, LG OLED65C8, OPPO BDP-93, Pioneer Kuro Pro-150FD, Dynaudio 2x BM-12a Mk III Mains, 2x BM 6a Mk II surround, 2x BM 14s Subs, Allan and Heath MixWizard, room is 11'7"x 16'6"x 8" dedicated and treated. Tripp-Lite UPSs/power conditioners (because my power isn't as clean as it used to be)
dnoonie is online now  
post #4077 of 6848 Old 04-12-2018, 10:59 PM
Advanced Member
 
Majestyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 949
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 11
I have to caution some people on the art of stockpiling video players. I've done this a few times over the years and in all three instances it ended in disaster. One of my unopened DVD players was so obsolete that I ended up giving it away. As far as the audio side of these players, I think the technology won't change much in 5+ years. But video-wise, things move at a rapid pace. Look what would have happened if the Oppo 105 was the last player made.

I bet most of your 20x series players will last well over 5 years. Imagine how different the tech will be by then.
Paulidan XM likes this.
Majestyk is offline  
post #4078 of 6848 Old 04-13-2018, 12:20 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
kucharsk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Louisville, CO
Posts: 6,449
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1765 Post(s)
Liked: 1042
On the other hand, when they were on the way out I bought one of the last Pioneer Elite Laserdisc players made and am very glad I did.

I still have a library of about sixty LDs and without that player they would be silver frisbees.

Combine that with the fact that the other BD/UHD players in the market are largely on a rapid race to the bottom in terms of build and quality; for example, it's hard to find a Blu-ray player that even has a front panel display anymore with the majority of players going all OSD. Certainly few from other vendors have onboard surround decoding let alone support for SACD or DVD-A.

Last edited by kucharsk; 04-13-2018 at 12:23 AM.
kucharsk is offline  
post #4079 of 6848 Old 04-13-2018, 04:46 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 163
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 109 Post(s)
Liked: 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by Majestyk View Post
I have to caution some people on the art of stockpiling video players. I've done this a few times over the years and in all three instances it ended in disaster. One of my unopened DVD players was so obsolete that I ended up giving it away. As far as the audio side of these players, I think the technology won't change much in 5+ years. But video-wise, things move at a rapid pace. Look what would have happened if the Oppo 105 was the last player made.

I bet most of your 20x series players will last well over 5 years. Imagine how different the tech will be by then.


My very first projector (NEC LT150) seemed like such a bargain back in 2001. I finally had been able to get into front projection for only $1800. More than once I found myself wondering if I shouldn't pick up a spare while the prices were so cheap. So what if it was only XGA resolution and the fan and wheel noise was kinda noticeable?
$1800 was cheap compared to what the Runcos were going for!

So thankful I never did.

Eight years later I snagged one of the last remaining 1080 Pioneer Euro PJs (a souped up JVC RS2). Under $3K was a steal! Maybe I should get a spare? There'll never be another bargain like this.

Five years after that the Kuro was still performing just fine, but what I wanted were features that it didn't have like 3D, etc. Along for the ride on that newer model were better black levels, a dynamic iris, wonderful features like lens memory, etc

Every time I thought I was making out like a bandit, I toyed with the idea of buying multiple units "just in case" and each time, years later I was sooooo thankful I didn't follow through on that and end up yolked to something I now saw as lacking in some important way.

So someone explain to me why I now have three Oppo players?
Paulidan XM is offline  
post #4080 of 6848 Old 04-13-2018, 03:11 PM
Member
 
floorhor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 63
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Liked: 7
I was going to pull the trigger on a 205 after months of wanting one but holding off. It's main draw to me was the prospect of using my old school B&K AVR's amp section, fed by the 205's analog outs. Maybe I'm all wet here, but I figured this would bring my 'vintage' 5.1 system into the 21st century.

I put my name on the list for the next run, but if that doesn't happen, any suggestions on a player somewhat equal to the 205? I have an Xbox One, so I don't necessarily need a 4k player. But I do need HDMI and analog outs.
floorhor is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Blu-ray Players

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off