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    Default Re: Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu Ray Disc Player

    Quote Originally Posted by oxenholme View Post
    Would it be practical to use the Oppo as a ubiquitous disc player / media handler and (for example) the exaSound e38 DAC for multi-channel digital to analogue conversion?

    The NADAC appears to be aimed at networked systems in which I have absolutely zero interest.
    The exasound e38 is an excellent piece of hardware. Since I have it in place I havent used a dicsplayer at all. The oppo 105 has been removed from my system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post
    Not sure what you are asking but you cannot feed MCH output (HDMI) from the Oppo to the exaSound, of course. Stereo, via S/PDIF, yes.

    Actually, I like feeding the Oppo from my server via Ethernet and using it as a DAC. Not quite as good as the e38 but it is less than half the price.
    Your reply and Brian's are both helpful, but...

    I spent 95% of my working life implementing computer systems and I really would like to keep them out of my music at home. The idea of a client-server environment in the music room makes me wince!

    I was hoping that the Oppo could be used just as a disc transport / media handler with full multi-channel digital output capability that can be fed into such as the e38.

    The e38's role would be sort of parallel with the role of the phono stage that goes between the record player and the preamplifier - a Parasound P7, which is 100% analogue and actually has 2 sets of multi-channel inputs.

    Would the Oppo BDT-101ci be the beast that I am seeking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxenholme View Post
    Would the Oppo BDT-101ci be the beast that I am seeking?
    That player is only available through Custom AV Installers.
    Here's an info sheet from Oppo on how it compares to their 103 and 105 universal disc players.
    http://www.oppodigital.com/KnowledgeBase.aspx?KBID=115

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    Default Re: Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu Ray Disc Player

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert van Diggele View Post
    The exasound e38 is an excellent piece of hardware. Since I have it in place I havent used a dicsplayer at all.
    The oppo 105 has been removed from my system.
    The Oppo 105 can still be useful to transfer DSD audio from SACDs to DSF music files to playback on your exaSound e38 Multichannel DAC.
    That's what I'm finding these days. So it still has a place in my system. Along with playing movies in the red envelopes from Netflix.

    Best sound quality results are when you play the DSD music files on the Surround Sound DAC vs. the Oppo 105.
    Looks like you have come to the same conclusion!

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    Default Re: Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu Ray Disc Player

    Quote Originally Posted by oxenholme View Post
    I was hoping that the Oppo could be used just as a disc transport / media handler with full multi-channel digital output capability that can be fed into such as the e38.

    The e38's role would be sort of parallel with the role of the phono stage that goes between the record player and the preamplifier - a Parasound P7, which is 100% analogue and actually has 2 sets of multi-channel inputs.
    You cannot send multichannel output from the Oppo to the e38 but you can connect the 7.1 analog output from each to them to inputs on the P7. That means you are not using the digital output of the Oppo.
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    I guess I had entered some publicity stunt by Oppo....I really don't remember. Anyway, I received an email from them today...

    lmao

    Dear Gene,
    Congratulations! You are one of the lucky winners in the OPPO Digital Dolby Vision Products Giveaway Contest! You'll be receiving a copy of Transformers: The Last Knight movie in 4K Ultra-HD with Dolby Vision. The disc will be shipped via USPS first class mail to the address that you provided when you registered for the contest. We apologize that we are not able to change the shipping address.
    Once again, Congratulations! Should you be interested in a player that can bring the most out of this movie and many others in your collection, be sure to check out the OPPO UDP-203 and UDP-205 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc players.
    Sincerely,
    - The OPPO Digital Team

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOS View Post
    I guess I had entered some publicity stunt by Oppo....I really don't remember. Anyway, I received an email from them today...

    lmao

    Dear Gene,
    Congratulations! You are one of the lucky winners in the OPPO Digital Dolby Vision Products Giveaway Contest! You'll be receiving a copy of Transformers: The Last Knight movie in 4K Ultra-HD with Dolby Vision. The disc will be shipped via USPS first class mail to the address that you provided when you registered for the contest. We apologize that we are not able to change the shipping address.
    Once again, Congratulations! Should you be interested in a player that can bring the most out of this movie and many others in your collection, be sure to check out the OPPO UDP-203 and UDP-205 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc players.
    Sincerely,
    - The OPPO Digital Team
    Well, the next issue of STEREOPHILE should contain Kal Rubinson's review of the OPPO 205 Ultra HD 4K player [which I'm anxiously awaiting] so if you have a 'tingle' to purchase one, read Kal's [always] thorough review.

    Congratulations! BTW, that Transformer film got SHITTY reviews but hey, it's FREE!

    But don't feel badly....I just 'splurged' on the PURGE Trilogy in 4K [with 3 BD~As] for a 'whopping' $20 [delivered, used: MINT condition] and they didn't fare much better in the review department.......but hey, for $3+ per disc [3 4K/3 2K discs]....who's complaining? I've paid way more than that for a SINGLE shitty SACD!

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    Default Re: Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu Ray Disc Player

    For those that are interested, the latest Public beta firmware release allows support for MQA files on the 205. Iíve had several days to test this feature with 2L sample files and it works quite well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perpendicular View Post
    For those that are interested, the latest Public beta firmware release allows support for MQA files on the 205. Iíve had several days to test this feature with 2L sample files and it works quite well.
    Thanks for the heads up. I just took possession of the 205 [Region Free] the other day but ran into a snafu when I realized the two HDMI outputs are not compatible with my present set up* May insert it into my bedroom system [with the LG OLED 3D TV] until I get a new switcher with two HDMI outputs for my Meridian system.

    BTW, what's your impression of MQA? I talked to Meridian's VP of sales the other day and he said that ALL three major record companies signed on and will be utilizing MQA for downloads.

    As I previously mentioned, I heard it in prototype at the now defunct SoHo Meridian showroom and was NOT impressed but it seems to be gaining steam as they've worked out the 'bugs.'

    *One HDMI output is for AUDIO only and precludes me from utilizing it with my Samsung Monitor to enable me to navigate the menus without turning on my Meridian PROJECTOR.

    BTW, in Kal Rubinson's review of the 205, he stated that those utilizing the HDMI audio output for AUDIO only is negligible compared to the dual AUDIO/VIDEO HDMI output. I wish OPPO had allowed both HDMI outputs to carry BOTH Audio/Video similar to the 105.

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    I would need to have more tracks to listen to and maybe compare? The 2L samples that I was testing were all classical and Iím not into it that much. I would need some mainstream popular tracks. Hopefully, not heavily compressed. From what Iíve been reading, Iím not totally sold on MQA but I will keep an open mind.

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    Btw, I read somewhere that they were going to start using MQA on compact discs and maybe other physical disc formats. Thatíll be interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perpendicular View Post
    Btw, I read somewhere that they were going to start using MQA on compact discs and maybe other physical disc formats. Thatíll be interesting!
    I've heard the same. I'll find out more from Ryan, the Meridian VP of sales and will pass on the info. BTW, I amended my post above to include Kal Rubinson's impression of the OPPO 205's 2 HDMI outputs [one for Audio/one for Audio/Video]......seems there's really NO difference in sound quality utilizing the former.

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    I hadn't thought much about MQA since I heard of it here. I thought it was a solution in search of a problem (another DRM?), now I searched on it and among other things, read the wiki. Somebody in the criticism department really did not like MQA.

    While data storage or discs have a cost, we do have the ability now of more data per unit of storage. MQA seems like a step backward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4-earredwonder View Post
    BTW, I amended my post above to include Kal Rubinson's impression of the OPPO 205's 2 HDMI outputs [one for Audio/one for Audio/Video]......seems there's really NO difference in sound quality utilizing the former.
    That sound quality difference should depend on how good the anti-jitter reduction (the way it handles jitter) is on the host too (either/or) via HDMI. The HDMI Analog Only output seems to breathe some clarity into my Marantz AVR (NR-1607) versus using HDMI 1 for audio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perpendicular View Post
    For those that are interested, the latest Public beta firmware release allows support for MQA files on the 205. Iíve had several days to test this feature with 2L sample files and it works quite well.
    Does anyone know if they are going to be updating the firmware for the 203?

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    Anybody catch the 205 review in December's The Absolute Sound by Anthony Cordesman? He REALLY pushed it's surround sound abilities (even though he's never mentioned anything before about surround sound) ! He mentioned "I realize that surround music has gone out of fashion in much of the stereo world, but I think this is a bit of a tragedy." Then towards the end of the review, he devotes 8 paragraphs discussing it's surround music capabilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surroundophile View Post
    Does anyone know if they are going to be updating the firmware for the 203?

    Looks like the most recent one was in Sept HERE

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    Default Re: Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu Ray Disc Player

    actually, updated 2 days ago:
    https://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-...3-Support.aspx


    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Eastwood View Post
    Looks like the most recent one was in Sept HERE

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