Is this the one you have been waiting for?
Is this the one you have been waiting for?
I might have to buy one just as a combination SACD and BluRay music player for the two-channel system. On one hand I love my Sony XA5400ES SACD, but it is a one trick pony.
i wonder though.. why Oppo still keeps the support for playing DVD-Audio discs in their players? SACD i can see.. as it succeeded and DVD-Audio really didn't. maybe including it, doesn't really add much to the $ by keeping it in.
The beauty of this player is that it appears to be the best of both worlds not only does it have stellar video but it is geared to audiophiles.
The one thing I would like to see is a slow down in new formats offered both in video and audio like 3D for example give the current ones a chance to get perfected. I just bought a new TV the other day a Sony KDL-46EX711 and noticed the 3D sets were allready on the floors at an exorbiant price IMHO at this time with little offered movie wise I though what a waste of funds just to watch a handfull of movies.
I've heard this is kind of the "which came first, the chicken or the egg" effect. Movie pruducers/studios don't want to spend more on 3D stuff since nobody has a 3D TV. People don't want to buy a 3D TV since there are no movies for them. Eventually someone has to give, and then we will all win.
I doubt that 3D is going to be a fad, I think it's here to stay whether we like it or not. I just bought a 3D TV on sale last week. I would never have just upgraded my TV for 3D, but as long as I was buying, I like to stay current.
That new Oppo does look pretty sweet though. It's weird how fast your priorities change. I had a tought time accepting the fact that I was buying the $500 Oppo-93, now that the 95 is coming out - I'm tempted to sell mine and get this. lol
does the oppo 93/95 have that much significant picture quality over a cheaper blu-ray player.I just use mine for movie watching and was wondering if it's worth spending the extra coin
that's look great, but I have no horse in this race anymore, having spent my money on Modwright Oppo BDP-83 last year. The only features on 95 that to be coveted for me is the toroidal PS. But Dan Wright took care of that already.
http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...59#post1471759). I was so excited with it that a month ago I brought it to my uncle's home who was running a Samsung bluray player BD-P1600. We did an A/B comparison which convinced him more than enough to go ahead and placed an order for the BDP-93 right at that point. That's how great the Oppo BDP-93's video output is.
If you decide to go with the BDP-93, look in our Flea Market, I got one listed there :biggrin:
Currently whenever I want to ask the BDP-93 to output audio signal to Zone2 2-channel, I have to go into its Audio Processing menu to downmix the output to "Stereo", and I mean each and every time, not just one and done. That little issue made me miss my Oppo BDP-83SE so much, but now that the BDP-95 came out, I would be happy again :biggrin:
DMara, let us know how the 95 compares to the 83SE in SQ. Looking at the specs, other than balanced output and the 93 base unit, I didn't see much to excite me. I've been more than satisfied with my 83SE for both 2 channel and MCH over analog.
The main reason I let go of my 83SE and 93 was to move up to 3D video while still able to enjoy decent 2-channel audio. The new 95 fits that purpose completely. I'll report back once it got to my AV cabinet :smile:
Dmara, my sony blu-ray runs through my yammy rxa2000 via hdmi which has a video chip. Would that take away from the video quality of the oppo
Very nice looking unit. I'd love to buy one myself.
I have a question for the experts. I have a Bryston BDA-1 DAC, and it will decode files up to 24/192K. Will I be able to play Bluray stereo over the digital link to the DAC, or am I limited to the analog out? I am looking at my Tom Petty music only Bluray disk, Mojo, and it says the stereo version is 24/48K, and has 256 times the resolution of a CD. I hope I can get that over digital.
My guess/hope is the Bluray music disks will have both PCM for stereo and the DTS-HD for the surround. Which is fine as long as I can get the LPCM over the SPDIF digital link.
[QUOTE=DMara;1515783]I'll tell ya my personal experience: my first BD player is a Panasonic DMP-BD35K, then I moved up to the Oppo BDP-83, upgraded it to BDP-83SE, sold that and currently use a BDP-93, is trying to sell it since I already bought the BDP-95. That means I've gone through all Oppo BD players, and the BDP-93 video output beat the hell out of the BDP-83 ([url]http://www.polkaudio.com/forums
Oh thanks..just when I spent $$$ on new speakers and was happy with my BDP-83, you had to say this.
"Honey, the DVD isn't working right, where's the checkbook?..."
I signed up for preorder. That baby deserves to be paired up with a good PJ.
Al, are you assuming that everyone who bought DVD-As have tossed/sold them? I know I haven't tossed mine.
Now if I had a tv that could take advantage of the BR, I would definately consider buying this machine since It would have the ability to play all of my old & new media.
I just added one to cart and shipping to FPO AP came up to a tad over $1k. Hmmmm saving more pennies, this is due for release this month. I currently have the 83, any significant improvement gents? I skipped on my offer for the 93. Suppose I could sell my mint 83 for $250 or so and upgrade? Worth it?
if you let go of the 83, i will take it. please consider me the first in line.
will pm you
sorry op about invading your thread
IMHO you should skipped 93 for sure. I have a Modwright 83 and will skip 95/95. I am still stoked with my 83, on Analog, it's very tubey-like.