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post #61 of 256

like most deices it will not play apple lossless but what you are stating really has nothing to do with playing apple lossless.  If you are sending a digital signal to the 105 over coax then it is playing that digital signal, the apple lossless file has already been played and converted on your imac and the oppo will have no clue or care what kind of file it used to be.
 

post #62 of 256
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Originally Posted by tme110 View Post

like most deices it will not play apple lossless but what you are stating really has nothing to do with playing apple lossless.  If you are sending a digital signal to the 105 over coax then it is playing that digital signal, the apple lossless file has already been played and converted on your imac and the oppo will have no clue or care what kind of file it used to be.
 


Ok, that's what I thought. Were you talking about connecting an external USB Hard drive with ALAC files in that case (trying to figure out where it won't play ALAC files)?


Edited by cfcmick - 10/7/12 at 11:30am
post #63 of 256

no you can't play ALAc from off disk, a hard drive or a flash drive since it can't play them, but as long as a computer is playing them then it's ok.
 

post #64 of 256

The BDP-95 plays .m4a files from hard drives connected through USB or eSATA. So 105 should as well.

post #65 of 256

It can play AAC .m4a but not ALAC .m4a
 

post #66 of 256
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Originally Posted by tme110 View Post

no you can't play ALAc from off disk, a hard drive or a flash drive since it can't play them, but as long as a computer is playing them then it's ok.
 


Thanks for clearing that up.

post #67 of 256
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Originally Posted by tme110 View Post

It can play AAC .m4a but not ALAC .m4a
 

 

Yes.

post #68 of 256
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

I read in the AVS forum that the eSATA port has been removed from both 103 and 105.

No eSATA on the 105? That's a shame as all my drives are SATA, FireWire & Thunderbolt - no USB drives hear.

Thanks for all the info guys!!

Valas
post #69 of 256

One more fly in the BDP-103/105 ointment:  Cinavia. 

 

Quoting wikipedia:

 

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The Blu-ray implementation of Cinavia is designed to cover two use-cases: the first is the provision of a Cinavia watermark on all movie theater soundtracks released via film distribution networks; the second use-case is for the provision of a Cinavia watermark on all Blu-ray releases that points to the presence of an accompanying AACS key. If a "theatrical release" watermark is detected in a consumer Blu-ray audio track, the accompanying video is deemed to have been sourced from a "cam" recording. If the "AACS watermark" is present in the audio tracks, but no accompanying and matching AACS key is found on the disc, then it is deemed to have been a "rip" made by copying to a second blank Blu-ray disc.

Boo!!!  mad.gif

 

However, it may be that Cinavia won't prevent the playback of video ripped to hard drive. Cinavia is required of all new Blu-ray players starting in 2012. This is why it exists in the new OPPOs but is not in the older ones.

 

Still thinking of getting the BDP-105 . . .


Edited by MtnSloth - 10/10/12 at 9:31pm
post #70 of 256
^^ If Oppo's media player reads H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, .MOV, .AVI etc etc... and your ripper has done it's job properly, then there should be no problem with reading those files off your drive as legitimate files.
post #71 of 256

The only studio using cinavia is Sony and no older disc has it either, so hopefully it wont be too much of an issue
 

post #72 of 256

Would this unit be a good DAC for the price range? Was the BDP95 a good DAC or Transport in the price range?

post #73 of 256
Thread Starter 

Transport was considered top class by Stereophile. I have never seen a review using the DAC only.

post #74 of 256
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Originally Posted by Xymordos View Post

Would this unit be a good DAC for the price range? Was the BDP95 a good DAC or Transport in the price range?

 

You couldn't use the BDP-95 as a DAC per se, though their were workarounds using DLNA software that were awkward, but it sounded really great in its price range.

 

One thing no one's mentioned yet too is that this can probably do bass management for speaker rigs. There's nothing with similar sound quality as the BDP-95 that can also act as a DAC and do bass management. (To get the same functions and similar sound quality, you have to either go to a much more expensive HT receiver or an HTPC with JRiver or similar software and then buy two identical DACs (to avoid timing issues between the subwoofer and main channels).) This alone would be a killer feature for me. The whole thing sounds like a huge value.

post #75 of 256

Thank you for your information. If this is good enough value to be a stand alone DAC, then I'll consider this to be my next target to replace my CD player AND my DAC!

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