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post #61 of 585 Old 07-24-2018, 05:48 AM
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Just curious....I saw the above posts about lack of analog outs, but curious why this unit is not a more popular choice? Is it that most of the upper end people are waiting for the Panasonic ub820 and 9000?

Now that the Oppo 203 is no longer available, I would think this unit would be the next best choice?

Anyone know if it has DV that is Sony TV compatible out of the box? (I have an A1E).

I do not think I would ever use the Analog out’s. Debating over the UB820 and this. Thanks.
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I’m considering this player and have the same question with regards to DV and Sony TV(A1E) compatibility. I heard that Oppo recently announced a FW update to solve this DV issue with Sony TV’s. Anyone know if Cambridge plans to release the same update?
FYI...I contacted Cambridge with this question last night. A tech responded this morning and said they are currently working on updates to include both HDR10+ and Sony's version of Dolby Vision. I asked when the updates would be released, but they were unable to give a timeline. Good news nonetheless.

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Just curious....I saw the above posts about lack of analog outs, but curious why this unit is not a more popular choice? Is it that most of the upper end people are waiting for the Panasonic ub820 and 9000?

Now that the Oppo 203 is no longer available, I would think this unit would be the next best choice?
I think ti-triodes got it right in his observation posted earlier...

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True. But it's puzzling why they left off the analog outputs. A lot of people shopping at this price point are audiophiles will buy the Oppo just for that reason. IMO, it's dumb to make audiophile upgrades without the audiophile outputs.
CA is/was basically offering less than the Oppo for the same money. If you are going to lose the audiophile components then something like the Panasonic ub820 is more comparable in features and (many would argue) offers a better value than the CXUHD.

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I think ti-triodes got it right in his observation posted earlier...



CA is/was basically offering less than the Oppo for the same money. If you are going to lose the audiophile components then something like the Panasonic ub820 is more comparable in features and (many would argue) offers a better value than the CXUHD.

Good point about the Panny 820. OTOH, few audiophiles are waiting for the Panny 9000. It has the same video features of the 820 with an upgraded audio section that only plays CD’s. No SACD or DVD-A playback makes it an absolutely wasted opportunity. Panny is absolutely tone deaf here.
The upcoming Pioneer 500 and 800 UHD players are true universal spinners. They are bringing a lot more attention in audio circles.
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Received one of these players and played with it over the weekend. It plays all that it advertises. My other player is a LG UP-970 that I bought from BB in clearance $. The UP970 also does what it advertises. I should have bought two up970s.
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Can anyone comment if this player has the same "network" capabilities as the oppo 203 - i.e. file/folder playback over smb/NFS?
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Does the Cambridge play files from 8TB and Bigger External Hard Drives just like the OPPO does ?

these files can be mp4, mkv, m2ts, TS and can have sound of aac, ac3, WAV, DTS HD, TrueHD, LPCM 5.1
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Does the Cambridge play files from 8TB and Bigger External Hard Drives just like the OPPO does ?

these files can be mp4, mkv, m2ts, TS and can have sound of aac, ac3, WAV, DTS HD, TrueHD, LPCM 5.1
I own a Cambridge but I have not "played" with it enough to know if it is like the OPPO. I used an OPPO for 1 week when they were first released and it couldn't even play regular 4k BD correctly so returned it.

From the Cambridge tech specs:
Video format/file format MPEG2, MPEG 2 HD, MPEG4, MPEG4 support
HD, AVC, VC-1, XVID, AVI, AVC, MKV (4.1),
DAT, VOB, WMV, MOV, MP4, MPEG-PS, FLV,
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Picture file format support JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG
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• BD ISO files are not supported for copyright reasons.
• Some forms of M4A, WMA or APE with embedded covers are not supported.

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Does the Cambridge player have the same tone mapping issues as the Oppo players?

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Does this player have a vertical stretch mode like Oppo 203 to be used with anamorphic lens?

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Keep in mind that the Panasonics have really nice Video Quality but their media player ability is a joke

they won't play many files and you can't hook up Big Hard Drives to them either

They are mainly for the person who plays discs only
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question regarding 2 way control via RS232:

I am using an OPPO two way driver (RTI system): might this work with the Cambridge?

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question regarding 2 way control via RS232:

I am using an OPPO two way driver (RTI system): might this work with the Cambridge?

tia

the OPPO RS232 2 way protocols appear to work on the Cambridge (have not tested all commands/ 2 way yet)

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Already own the Cambridge and its an amazing player but refer one to my friend and it seems to be out of stock everywhere. Has it now been discontinued?
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Already own the Cambridge and its an amazing player but refer one to my friend and it seems to be out of stock everywhere. Has it now been discontinued?
I called Cambridge

They are not making these anymore.

What is the next best UHD Blu Ray
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I called Cambridge

They are not making these anymore.

What is the next best UHD Blu Ray

Good thing I got mine a few months ago then. I would say the new Pioneer Elite its a UHD and universal player but retails for $1,099.
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I can still buy the Cambridge, should I be concerned about a lack of support and updates?
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I called Cambridge

They are not making these anymore.

What is the next best UHD Blu Ray
Could this be because Oppo makes them for Cambridge?

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I know that the OPPO and Cambridge are almost identical. Do you know for sure that Cambridge is made by OPPO? I want one without streaming and that BS because every TV available already has that. I want a unit that plays UHD and upscale phenomenally.
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I know that the OPPO and Cambridge are almost identical. Do you know for sure that Cambridge is made by OPPO? I want one without streaming and that BS because every TV available already has that. I want a unit that plays UHD and upscale phenomenally.
If you don't need SACD then look into the Panasonic UB820 and upcoming UB9000. Probably the best players on the market right now for just UHD/Blu-Ray playback. DVD upconversion is solid too.
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If you don't need SACD then look into the Panasonic UB820 and upcoming UB9000. Probably the best players on the market right now for just UHD/Blu-Ray playback. DVD upconversion is solid too.
Be aware that none of Panasonics new UHD players supports bitstream via USB or network meaning that you can't listen to Atmos or DTS:x soundtrack unless an UHD disc is used.

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Be aware that none of Panasonics new UHD players supports bitstream via USB or network meaning that you can't listen to Atmos or DTS:x soundtrack unless an UHD disc is used.
Correct. I don't rip and steam movies over the network but you would need another device to do that if you need the advanced audio codecs.

But in terms of a straight up UHD player the Panasonics are the best players out right now, especially if your Tv/projector does not tone map properly. And many don't.
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Has anyone tried to use an Oppo 203/205 remote with the Cambridge?
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Has anyone tried to use an Oppo 203/205 remote with the Cambridge?

it does not work


the power button on the back-lit OPPO 205 remote will power the CXUHD off: but no other commands work


as mentioned the serial protocols are the same as the OPPO 205, and the CXUHD sends some limited 2 way data through the serial port

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Apologies if this has been answered but does this offer tonemapping capabilities like the oppo does/did?

Sure is pricey but am willing to pay if it does.


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Wow, I guess I would have expected more activity considering this is an Oppo clone.

Do folks generally not like this player?


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Wow, I guess I would have expected more activity considering this is an Oppo clone.

Do folks generally not like this player?
More $ than the Oppo 203 was. (Before they went out of production that is) No analog audio circuitry or outputs. Splash screen has a picture of some bearded dude.

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Apologies if this has been answered but does this offer tonemapping capabilities like the oppo does/did?

Sure is pricey but am willing to pay if it does.
Same tone mapping and errors as the Oppos. Not likely to be corrected unless Oppo does something with the 203&205.
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Do folks generally not like this player?


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I like my Cambridge. It is a well built player. It has played all the movies w/out any issues. It has been a plug and play product in my case.

I bought an Oppo 203 when they were first released and I returned it. I couldn't watch a movie w/out having to reboot the player. Never understood why the 203 was/is so popular. Users have been reporting so many issues.
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Does this have the same HDR settings as the Oppo?

I was looking through the manual and I see it has:

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Off

The Oppo appears to have an option where you can turn HDR off but maintain the BT2020 color space (apparently different than using the strip metadata option).

Is that available on the Cambridge? Or am I misunderstanding. I know I could “read the manuals” but apparently this option with the Oppo came from a firmware update.

I just can’t justify spending the price that people are selling the Oppo for now...

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Does this have the same HDR settings as the Oppo?

I was looking through the manual and I see it has:

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Strip Metadata
Off

The Oppo appears to have an option where you can turn HDR off but maintain the BT2020 color space (apparently different than using the strip metadata option).

Is that available on the Cambridge? Or am I misunderstanding. I know I could “read the manuals” but apparently this option with the Oppo came from a firmware update.

I just can’t justify spending the price that people are selling the Oppo for now...

Thanks all.



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What other options do you need for a UHD player. The cheaper Panasonic UB820 can do what you need but does not have SACD playback and is not as capable as a network player (playing ripped movies over the network). As a UHD/Blu-Ray/DVD player it is as good if not better than the Oppo/Cambridge players.
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From what I've read the Oppo 203/205 could play pretty much any audio/video file via usb, even lossless atmos/dts:x.



Is this the same case with the Cambridge since they are quite similar?
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