I'm building (re-building) my home theater now and wanting to figure out my sources as well as display. My PJ will be a 790(540)\990(640) depending on my final budget and prices.
Originally Posted by Bandyka
Yep if you have a decent PC then there is no point getting a dedicated player as MadVr can can do the same as the Oppo and more for free.
Originally Posted by Bandyka
My PC is dead silent and can do pretty much anything and more than any player, I've got the Panny used to have the Oppo but simply i don't use them anymore as there is no need.
True but more and more of us do have a PC connected as the main entertainment source these days and the numbers a re growing for good reasons. If you spend as much as the Oppo you will be able to do much more there is simply nothing more versatile. ...and once you have seen what Madvr can do there is no going back.
i5 should be fine you need at least 16GB RAM and a good graphics card, the more powerful the better but a geforce 1070 will do fine for basic 4K needs.
Is there a thread or site somewhere that has information on setting up a PC for MadVR and getting the most out of 4K\HDR? Can you play discs as well as ripped movies? I currently use a PC to control my cable TV using an HD HomeRun Prime. I've been thinking of an upgrade since Windows 7 support is ending and changing which software will control my TV (Emby, NextPVR...).
Originally Posted by Aztar35
Thanks. I did try from the directory, but nothing.
That's it... I'm picking up the Oppo 203 tomorrow. I'm confident it'll put out a gorgeous picture with simple plug and play rather than the likes of a science project.
Originally Posted by CrazyEddie
- The Oppo has HDMI in capability in addition to disc playing. E.g., can play your Shield or ATV or <other> through the Oppo's processing.
- The Oppo is silent.
If I don't think the PC\MadVR option is the way to go, and I want a more plug and play option, what are the recommended options for best picture and sound? I would want access to streaming from Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon and Vudu (possibly more individual channel apps). I thought I read some streaming devices don't allow for Dolby Atmos sound. Here's the list I've come up with:
Oppo 203 - Add a streaming device. Should all of my sources except Oppo go through my AVR (likely Denon AVR-X6400H) with the AVR out going through the Oppo input? Then output sound from Oppo back to AVR and picture to PJ? Which streaming boxes support Dolby Atmos if any?
Panasonic DMP-UB900 - Should have most of the streaming I'd use. Doesn't play SACD or DVD-A which I have a few so that would be nice to have again. Does streaming support Dolby Atmos?
Sony UBP-X800 - Should have the streaming, plays SACD and DVD-A. Would the picture with these be as good if I get into using Javs custom settings? Does streaming support Dolby Atmos?
Xbox One X - I've read it will stream Dolby Atmos. Gaming machine but may not be of much use with my son out of the house...unless I start playing against him online
. Probably last choice as most critical viewing will be from disc unless I go with PC.
Legacy sources I will have:
PS3 (original that supports PS2 gaming)
Originally Posted by Mike Garrett
I have one HDMI cable going to my JVC, so I do not change inputs.
I'm guessing you route everything through AVR\Processor or do you use Oppo? I can't remember which comment I grabbed this quote from