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    Default Oppo BDP-93 in the house!

    Not really much of a review here as the Oppo just entered the house today, but more of a question. Why did I wait so long to get me one of these?!?

    The audio quality new from the box is DAMN near as good as the Pioneer PD-D9j it replaces, and may be even better after I get a tube buffer worked into the mix. Video easily blows my old Sony BDP 350s out of the water, and given that I have 7.1 analog out, 2 HDMI out and 3d capability to boot, this thing is just rediculous.

    Oppo is as good as it gets when it comes to handling the disc formats, and I am so sorry it took me that long to figure it out.
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    You don't have a 3D display so you could have gone for an 83 and saved some money towards a 3D display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    You don't have a 3D display so you could have gone for an 83 and saved some money towards a 3D display.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    You don't have a 3D display so you could have gone for an 83 and saved some money towards a 3D display.
    My 2D Oppo 93 outperforms my 2D Oppo 83. Besides, 3D is dying the slow death of a gimmick technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    You don't have a 3D display so you could have gone for an 83 and saved some money towards a 3D display.
    Oh the things that come out of the mouths of the youth these days...

    The TV is on the short list of upgrades, thanks for pointing that out.
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    It was an enigmatic statement

    Even if you did put the savings towards a 3D display from buying an oppo83 you would then still need a 3D bdp(oppo93). Where's the cp sense of humor @bitches

    Anyways enjoy your 93 its somthing I will be bringing in shortly as I willl need dual hdmi when I buy a 3D projector as the my anthem avm is only hdmi 1.1

    On the subject of the 93, is it true that when you put the player into a 235 ratio stretch the oppo wont accept 3d blurays that run java ?
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    I don't think name calling is necessary... But, I guess you can dish it out much, much better then you can take it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    My 2D Oppo 93 outperforms my 2D Oppo 83. Besides, 3D is dying the slow death of a gimmick technology.
    I can't even see 3D, but my BDP-93 definitely outperforms the 83 I had before. The picture is very slightly sharper, fast motion seems more stable, and it has played every disc I've thrown at it without issue (whereas the 83 has its quirks, even with the latest firmware). Both are excellent players... but even removing 3D from the equation, the 93 wins.

    Plus... MKV and FLAC support. 'Nuff said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    Why did I wait so long to get me one of these?!?
    My exact thoughts when I hooked mine up. My other thought was that the Oppo is worthy of all the praise you see/hear about it.

    To back up a step, even the packaging is top notch. I was impressed just taking it out of the box.

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    heheheh.... glad you got one John. Now get yer darned tube amps done
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    welcome to the club i have had mine for around a year and it hasnt skipped a beat. (knock on wood)
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    John I think you should bring this oppo round to my place and we can watch "The notebook" together

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    Replaced the Pioneer BDP320 with this Oppo and the improved load speed alone makes me smile. Build quality is as expected - even the remote has a great feel. Picture as expected ... still trying to sort out my ears when playing CDs. So familiar with my Onkyo player that all differences heard are difficult to judge.

    All together, the Oppo is a great machine!
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    Got one a couple months ago and have been asking "why did I wait so long?" too. I'm with Gulfstrings - the load time improvement makes a HUGE difference in overall enjoyment of the player. Streaming stuff like Sherlock and Downton Abbey from nflx is also noticeably improved over the Roku and the cheapie Visio I was using. Don't think the 83 provides for streaming.

    I bought 3 sacd's and have really enjoyed them even though it's a very different listening experience from 2-channel. Concert videos are much more enjoyable to me now as well.

    Haven't made up my mind about 3D. I've only seen Toy Story 3 and Avengers in theater 3d and really enjoyed them, but I haven't demo'd 3D tv. Sports might be cool. Not sure I'd like it even if 3D broadcasting does increase. Just waiting for the market to settle a bit before deciding. Will be getting a larger tv soon. I prefer LCD over plasma and many of these still seem to be 3D capable, but I'm not aware if any compromises in 2D are made in these to allow 3D(?). Might have to get 3D just to see for myself whether I would use it more than a couple times. When I watched Tin Tin 2D Blu-ray on the Oppo, all I could think is "wow, I bet this is excellent in 3D". The animation in that thing is uncanny, some kind of movie-making landmark IMO.

    Glad you're enjoying your Oppo as much as I am mine.

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    if and when 3D ever takes off, I am ready too....I had 93 for almost a year now....I don't think I can watch DVD again....and congrats John
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    As an "old guy" I can remember 3D in our neighborhood theater when a kid ... maybe The Blob (?) 3D came around about every ten/fifteen years or so to not much more than a narrow fan base and recognition as being novel but, for whatever reasons, the studios didn't seem too interested in selling and we, apparently, not too interested in buying. Now, in the midst of this economic bruha ha, we're being asked to buy shelves of new components that support a few higher-priced discs so we can watch floating pearl necklaces while sitting in our living rooms wearing glasses.

    I predict another generational failure of 3D and urge film makers to shelve the trick bag and focus on earning the oohs and aahs from great film making instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gulfstrings View Post
    As an "old guy" I can remember 3D in our neighborhood theater when a kid ... maybe The Blob (?) 3D came around about every ten/fifteen years or so to not much more than a narrow fan base and recognition as being novel but, for whatever reasons, the studios didn't seem too interested in selling and we, apparently, not too interested in buying. Now, in the midst of this economic bruha ha, we're being asked to buy shelves of new components that support a few higher-priced discs so we can watch floating pearl necklaces while sitting in our living rooms wearing glasses.

    I predict another generational failure of 3D and urge film makers to shelve the trick bag and focus on earning the oohs and aahs from great film making instead.
    3D and skinny jeans are here to stay

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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    Not really much of a review here as the Oppo just entered the house today, but more of a question. Why did I wait so long to get me one of these?!?

    The audio quality new from the box is DAMN near as good as the Pioneer PD-D9j it replaces, and may be even better after I get a tube buffer worked into the mix.
    A bit hyperbolic are we, today? I've heard that Pioneer and there is no way the Oppo, this Oppo, can match it's CD/SACD sound! But that's not to take away from the fact that the 93 is a damned good Blu-ray player!

    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    3D and skinny jeans are here to stay
    Of course. There is a sucker born every minute.

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    My only complaint is about Oppo's decision to release a firmware that disables their Bluray players' ability to play ISO files :(
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    I keep hearing how good the Oppo players are for home theater.

    How about 2-channel audio only? ... no Blu-Ray, no SACDs, no DVDs, no 3-D ... Only playing CDs

    Do you think the Oppo will sound any better than lets say my Onkyo C-7030 budget CD player?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbota View Post
    I keep hearing how good the Oppo players are for home theater.

    How about 2-channel audio only? ... no Blu-Ray, no SACDs, no DVDs, no 3-D ... Only playing CDs

    Do you think the Oppo will sound any better than lets say my Onkyo C-7030 budget CD player?

    Thank's
    If your doing 2 channel only you normally want the Oppo 95 as its made to do the decoding of the audio and has a much better DAC section than the 93, hence why its 2x more. Most folks going with the 93 are sending the signal out of the Oppo via HDMI which lets the receiver decode the audio.

    If your using an external DAC via like optical or coax and the CD player isnt being used for its DAC's then its probably fine to get the 93. The 93 still probably has better DAC's than your Onkyo, but I dont think it will be necessarily a night and day difference.
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    Thank's for the fast reply.

    You stated you don't think there would be a night and day difference.

    The deal is ... I would certainly pay the money if I actually could hear a difference, but I would hate to buy the Oppo and after listening to the same CD played on both the Oppo and my cheapo Onkyo CD player I could not tell any difference in audio quality.

    Again, my system is not hooked up to a TV at all. In fact, there is not a TV even in the room my audio system is located ... strickly used for 2-channel music
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbota View Post
    Thank's for the fast reply.

    You stated you don't think there would be a night and day difference.

    The deal is ... I would certainly pay the money if I actually could hear a difference, but I would hate to buy the Oppo and after listening to the same CD played on both the Oppo and my cheapo Onkyo CD player I could not tell any difference in audio quality.

    Again, my system is not hooked up to a TV at all. In fact, there is not a TV even in the room my audio system is located ... strickly used for 2-channel music
    Then honestly you can find a VERY good CD player in that same price range. The Oppo's extra features you are paying for (Amazon, Netflix, etc) would be lost on you. Focus on getting a GOOD cd player. PM NooshinJohn about his SACD player as he might be willing to sell it (assuming he still has it) and if so it would make a GREAT addition to your setup and you might not ever upgrade again .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbota View Post
    Again, my system is not hooked up to a TV at all. In fact, there is not a TV even in the room my audio system is located ... strickly used for 2-channel music
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