Originally Posted by Mickeyboy
Page 20 of the 205 manual states that it supports up to 2-channel/768 kHz PCM and DSD512 through the USB input and 2-channel/96kHz PCM, DolbyDigital, DTS, and AAC through the optical and coax inputs.
Question 1: My 103 supports multichannel FLAC via a memory stick plugged into the USB input. Can the 205 not do the same?
Question 2: The manual is silent about wireless input. Is multichannel availalble there?
Question 3: Is there a way to push multichannel input through the Ethernet connection?
I had a question about using the 205 as a preamp like my 103, but I believe that has been answered.
Thanks for all input.
1) The 205 supports a pretty good collection of media file formats from directly attached USB drives as well as streamed over your house network from SMB or DLNA servers you set up. These include multi-channel audio file formats like FLAC.
2) The 205 has built in Wifi networking -- no dongle needed any more -- supporting up to 8.02-11ac in the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. You can do anything using Wifi that you can do using the built-in Ethernet networking.
3) The 205 is a "DLNA Media Renderer" (DMR). That means if you have a DLNA server set up on your house network you can "push" supported media file formats to the 205 using whatever user interface you might have to control that DLNA server -- either on the server computer itself or via some secondary control device like a phone or tablet running a control app. Again, multi-channel audio file formats like FLAC are part of the set of supported files.
If you prefer to have the 205 do the file browsing and "pull" the files from your server, you can use the network browsing UI built into the player or the new version of OPPO's iOS and Android MediaControl apps specific to the new 203 and 205 players.
For more information on supported media container file formats, and the supported codecs (the audio and video data formats that are used inside the container files), I suggest you look at Bill's developing FAQ for the 203 and 205:
By the way, you can also send multi-channel audio -- LPCM, DSD, or Bitstream including lossless Bitstreams Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA -- into the HDMI Input of the 205.