Originally Posted by wmcclain
It's recommended, not required. Unless you have problems, then we ask "Did you do it?" And sometimes that helps.
Since you can save and restore your settings to a USB stick in seconds, it really costs nothing.
Bill, are you with OPPO Digital?
If you are how cool that you're here!
But no, I have had no problems in the stereo rack, it's just a playing away and sounding better every day!
And speaking to those like me who are using this as a Stereo only deck, here are a few settings I changed or used:
Dynamic range-OFF. as an audio disc spinner, I don't want dynamic range messed with.
Stereo Down Mix ( I believe it is), to output only Stereo, no subwoofer, no surround.
Sacd output- Stereo layer.
Audio output-variable. And be aware, having the 205 hooked up to your Stereo AND having the output at 100
Will blast you away, I couldn't turn my pre amps volume knob past '2' it was so loud, then I remembered that the 205 acts as a preamp, so on the remote I turned down the volume to 72 and it matches the output of my other components.
So again, no factory reset after firmware update, a d everything is fine.