- Feb 20, 2003
- Midwest USA
sorry Kirk, but that link's coming up "could not be found" for me
I mean, he's kinda right, even I'm straying away from it, but it's not hard to implement functionality for it.
Yes, I was shocked to see that the X100 has no DVD-A and no SACD. That seems like a big mistake. Because without stereo XLR outputs and no 7.1 analog outputs, what does it have going for it to warrant paying $800 vs $300 for something like a Sony X800M2?What a joke for the Reavon UBR-X100 having no DVD-A or SACD at that price. I am sure most of us have always purchased Oppo's as they are the highest quality and best price...Reavon...what a joke
For most people, this player will suffice since there are no ore Oppos and aftermarket Oppo $$$$$ is excessive. Analog outs are very 2005 But they can serve a purpose, so a nice to have but not a need to have IMO.It’s not “the” player if it doesn’t have analog outs IMHO. And the half empty interior worries me
This machine seems somewhat pricey for an "all digital" offering. As I mentioned in post #4, I'm now totally in favor of using HDMI with room correction; but while I can dispense with multi-channel analog outputs, I still like:For most people, this player will suffice since there are no ore Oppos and aftermarket Oppo $$$$$ is excessive. Analog outs are very 2005 But they can serve a purpose, so a nice to have but not a need to have IMO.
Totally agree with your assessment here. Some folks need analog outs, this machine is not for them. It makes me think of when I used to sell and be a manager of a sales force for major appliances in retail. It took all of us time to evolve and get used to machines that were changing from being all analog with the settings, timers, coils, etc., to the machines where you press buttons, spin dials and make selections digitally. The appliances still cost the same, but under the hood its half empty with just a bunch of microchips.This machine seems somewhat pricey for an "all digital" offering. As I mentioned in post #4, I'm now totally in favor of using HDMI with room correction; but while I can dispense with multi-channel analog outputs, I still like:
- Stereo analog outputs to feed the Surround Master or other outboard decoder
- Stereo XLR outputs for the cleanest, direct stereo signal when I occasionally fall-off-the-wagon back into "purist mode"
- A second USB port on the back would be helpful for those of us who use multiple drives
But the biggest question in my mind is if it will play FLAC 4.0 and DSF 4.0 without losing audio...and then needing to go into Audacity to gin up phony channels. The specs say that it will play FLAC 5.1 and DSF 5.1.
I guess everyone will have to perform their own due diligence. Oppo has certainly spoiled me.
I feel like it's even harder to find a receiver with analog multichannel inputs. I wound up buying a Marantz SR6014 in 2020 only because it was the least expensive unit I could find that had all the features I wanted, including 7.1 RCA in, but that meant spending more than I would like for more channels of amplification/processing than I need.Totally agree with your assessment here. Some folks need analog outs, this machine is not for them.
There is a thread about these players on avsforum.com.Where is the talk about the UBR-X200, which does have 7.1 analog outs and XLR stereo outs. along with other higher performance features over the UBR-X100. I would surely like to hear of end user experience with the UBR-X200, especially in relation to some of the comments above about DSF and even FLAC playback for that matter, plus overall disc compatibility with Blu-ray,, DVD-A, and SACD - since I am heard about issues on other players, and experienced some minor compatibility issues with my Oppo 95 on some Blu-rays.
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