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    COMING in Early 2017. I want, I want, I WANT!

    http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-udp-205/

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4-earredwonder View Post
    COMING in Early 2017. I want, I want, I WANT!

    http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-udp-205/
    It will disappont me unless it will support DXD and DSD256 playback.

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    Default Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu Ray Disc Player

    Now that we're in 2017 and the Oppo UDP-203 has shipped, the discussion has turned to the upcoming UDP-205 optical disc player plans from Oppo.

    On the AVS Forum, they have a "Official Oppo UDP-205 UHD Blu-ray player Anticipation Thread".
    There, most of the speculation centers around whether the DAC chip in the UDP-205" will be different from the DAC chip in the UDP-203.
    http://www.avsforum.com/forum/149-bl...on-thread.html

    There's also a UDP-205 discussion over at the Modwright Forum where Dan Wright will be discussing his plans for modifcations to "hot rod" the UDP-205 from Oppo in the "Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!" thread.
    http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php...topic=147477.0

    As with the UDP-203, Oppo's goals are to add 4K video to the earlier model (BDP-105) and to keep the price within $100 of the earlier model when the UDP-205 is released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmoura View Post
    Now that we're in 2017 and the Oppo UDP-203 has shipped, the discussion has turned to the upcoming UDP-205 optical disc player plans from Oppo.

    On the AVS Forum, they have a "Official Oppo UDP-205 UHD Blu-ray player Anticipation Thread".
    There, most of the speculation centers around whether the DAC chip in the UDP-205" will be different from the DAC chip in the UDP-203.
    http://www.avsforum.com/forum/149-bl...on-thread.html

    There's also a UDP-205 discussion over at the Modwright Forum where Dan Wright will be discussing his plans for modifcations to "hot rod" the UDP-205 from Oppo in the "Oppo UDP-205! The New Truth Mod! The Next Level!" thread.
    http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php...topic=147477.0

    As with the UDP-203, Oppo's goals are to add 4K video to the earlier model (BDP-105) and to keep the price within $100 of the earlier model when the UDP-205 is released.
    Brian, Happy New Year and thanks for those two most useful links.

    Is it my imagination, or from the enclosed photos doesn't the upcoming 205 appear beefier and more robust than the 203 (or is it just the photographic perspective)?

    http://www.oppodigital.com/BluRayPlayer.aspx

    Also, the consensus seems to be that the 205 will contain a Sabre DAC versus the AKM* DAC utilized in the 203 rendering it more "Audiophile" in nature.

    [*Asahi Kasei Microdevices].
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    There are a few very good DACs that use AKM chips, including the highly regarded Bryston BDA3.

    I don't think the ESS DACs are more audiophile, I believe it depends on which how it's implemented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rang View Post
    There are a few very good DACs that use AKM chips, including the highly regarded Bryston BDA3.

    I don't think the ESS DACs are more audiophile, I believe it depends on which how it's implemented.
    I'm sure you're correct but having been an avid OPPO 'collector' for years and even utilizing HDMI, I did note that in conjunction with the upcoming 205's beefier power supply and other implementations, that each and every OPPO (I presently have the 105) has been significantly better than its predecessor and I expect the 205 to be no exception.

    http://www.apogeedigital.com/ess-sabre

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4-earredwonder View Post
    I'm sure you're correct but having been an avid OPPO 'collector' for years and even utilizing HDMI, I did note that in conjunction with the upcoming 205's beefier power supply and other implementations, that each and every OPPO (I presently have the 105) has been significantly better than its predecessor and I expect the 205 to be no exception.

    http://www.apogeedigital.com/ess-sabre
    There is no doubt Oppo will do a very good job, regardless of the DAC they use

    And I didn't realize Apogee's products are US made. That is excellent IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rang View Post
    I don't think the ESS DACs are more audiophile, I believe it depends on which how it's implemented.
    That's true with all DACs.

    Some people assume that a newer DAC chip/DAC chip number automatically means better performance. But the circuitry used with the DAC chip and its design and implementation is often even more important than the DAC chip itself.
    Just because a newer model DAC chip is inside that doesn't automatically mean that a new DAC will sound better than one which uses an older DAC chip with an older part number!

    And that assumes the DAC uses a chip. These days some DACs don't use a DAC chip at all....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4-earredwonder View Post
    Brian, Happy New Year and thanks for those two most useful links.

    Is it my imagination, or from the enclosed photos doesn't the upcoming 205 appear beefier and more robust than the 203 (or is it just the photographic perspective)?

    http://www.oppodigital.com/BluRayPlayer.aspx

    Also, the consensus seems to be that the 205 will contain a Sabre DAC versus the AKM* DAC utilized in the 203 rendering it more "Audiophile" in nature.

    [*Asahi Kasei Microdevices].
    Really no different than the form factor difference between the 103 & the 105.
    The 105 is also heavier than the 103. 17.3 vs 10.8 lbs.

    Consensus is the ES9028Pro DAC. 105 has the ES9018 DAC.

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    Oppo has announced a few more details on their upcoming UDP-205 disc player....

    Lossless High-resolution Audio
    Audio format support has been expanded to multi-channel DSD64/128, as well as 192kHz/24-bit PCM used in high-resolution lossless formats such AIFF, ALAC, APE, FLAC and WAV. (DSD64 is played back in native mode or converted to PCM, DSD128 converted to PCM.)

    http://oppodigital.com/blu-ray-udp-205/

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    Still can't tell from reading that if the USB DAC will be multi channel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skindzier View Post
    Still can't tell from reading that if the USB DAC will be multi channel...
    Best bet is to drop Oppo an email and ask.

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    One of the beta testers was posting on the AVS forum - I just asked the question there... Will report back.

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    Stereo only

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmoura View Post
    Best bet is to drop Oppo an email and ask.
    Oppo CS is second to none! I had a conversation on another music forum where the poster was stating Oppo did not have the ability to play high res by the analog out ports. I had Oppo respond not only to me, but to him, on a holiday. I remember my son buying another brand blu ray machine that refused to function correctly, a call to the manufacturer did not result in any satisfactory response, other than take it back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skindzier View Post
    Still can't tell from reading that if the USB DAC will be multi channel...
    From reading the posted manual, I would say "No." I noticed because that is exactly what I have been looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post
    From reading the posted manual, I would say "No." I noticed because that is exactly what I have been looking for.
    Yeah me too - this would've been absolutely perfect for me if that'd been the case. With stereo only it is a "No Sale". Bummer...

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    Weighing the pros with the cons, this is quite possibly THE most impressive unit OPPO has ever built: http://oppodigital.com/blu-ray-udp-205/ Scroll down for maximum impact.

    Although support for Dolby Vision will [like the 203] be available in the near future via a firmware update.

    Sign me UP!

    OT: Now, if ONLY I could find a 4K 3D Projector which casts an image like LG's fantabulous OLED Curved TVs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4-earredwonder View Post
    Weighing the pros with the cons, this is quite possibly THE most impressive unit OPPO has ever built:
    Yet one of the cons is a fatal one for those of us that play multi channel flacs. It just seems like it wouldn't be that hard to include a multi channel USB DAC since the multichannel DAC already exists in the box...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skindzier View Post
    Yet one of the cons is a fatal one for those of us that play multi channel flacs. It just seems like it wouldn't be that hard to include a multi channel USB DAC since the multichannel DAC already exists in the box...
    Yes, it would be nice if OPPO did include that, skindzier. I wonder if it could possibly be implemented with a future firmware update?

    It's just that I do find this machine impressive as I've been involved in audio/video for so many years that at this price point it seems like a veritable bargain. Remember those massive $4K Laserdisc players which by today's standards are truly primitive?

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    One can hope. I agree that the box looks dynamite in all other aspects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skindzier View Post
    One can hope. I agree that the box looks dynamite in all other aspects.
    Perhaps a call to OPPO's customer service might shed some light on the lack of a mch USB DAC and if it could possibly be added with a future firmware update.

    Seems incomprehensible this option was omitted from a 2017 flagship player.

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    Default Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu Ray Disc Player

    What a sexy beast. Total cost for this unit is about $5,000. About $1,300 for the unit itself and the rest for buying,installing and reprogramming remotes for the new 4k ultra hd TV with Dolby contrasty atmos-pheric awesomeness. Plus I get to pay more for 4 k movies for eyes and ears whose performance is declining. Hell yeah sign me up!!! I can delay retirement for another month. No worries. ...Seriously...I want this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bktouchstone View Post
    What a sexy beast. Total cost for this unit is about $5,000. About $1,300 for the unit itself and the rest for buying,installing and reprogramming remotes for the new 4k ultra hd TV with Dolby contrasty atmos-pheric awesomeness. Plus I get to pay more for 4 k movies for eyes and ears whose performance is declining. Hell yeah sign me up!!! I can delay retirement for another month. No worries. ...Seriously...I want this.
    $1300 for the unit.....$2K for a Curved 55" 3D capable LG OLED TV and I've roughly been paying about $15 each for UHD 4K movies and the rest is up to you (remotes, installation, etc.)

    But just think of the vast uptick in quality and the fact that we only live ONCE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4-earredwonder View Post
    Perhaps a call to OPPO's customer service might shed some light on the lack of a mch USB DAC and if it could possibly be added with a future firmware update.
    I have been asking for this for years.
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