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  1. The turntable above can be found here:
  2. Turntable consoles - cabinets. Greetings all - Does anyone know where the best place to look and buy a vintage record (console/cabinet) player in Melbourne? Or alternatively a modern take on one? (not eBay/Gum Tree) Cheers - and thanks in advance for your time.
  3. Cheers - appreciate the feedback and the time spent reading the blurb. Should have said Probably or maybe for the title. Spendors - great speakers. I should get my finger out and write another article...
  4. Great speakers when matched with the right system - I currently use them in a 5.2 set up - whoever buys these won't regret their decision. GLWTS.
  5. Item: FS: Monitor Audio Platinum PLC350 Centre Channel STAND Location: Melbourne Price: $375 Now only $350 ONO now only $320 ONO Item Condition: Mint Reason for selling: Not used - never used. Payment Method: Pickup - COD Only Extra Info: Or nearest offer - will be excepted. Cheers STAND - High quality centre speaker stand bought in Melbourne. On sale in Australia around $750 - UK Pound approx 230. Pick up only - all screws spikes and rubber feet - shiny and available. Sturdy construction with cable management built in. Pictures:
  6. MC or MM model - no cartridge?
  7. Very interesting article. Any thoughts?
  8. GLWTS - be interested to know what the new DAC is?
  9. Hi - do you know if its still under warranty and where is was originally purchased? Is the unit plugged into a seperate power outlet from the rest of your gear? Just wondering if its a feedback issue? Cheers
  10. I beleive it's a copy protection format. If the device you’re playing media through has this protection (like some PS 3/4) then some files (dependent on where you get the files from) will not play on them. Copy protection varies from muted audio to blank screen etc. Much more detailed and specific info on the net. Cheers
  11. Firmware version BDP 9 x AU - 82 - 1009 (latest)
  12. SOLD ! THANK YOU Item: OPPO BDP 93AU Location: Melbourne Victoria Price: $400 ono Item Condition: Excellent - used mainly for streaming - have remote and instructions. Reason for selling: Need a NAS Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Shipping: No Extra Info: Do not have box - bought from local hifi shop - not online. Really needs no introduction - but lots of info online and below. This is the AU version and plays B/2 region illustrated in green below. So good for buying Blu Ray from Amazon UK etc. OPPO BDP-93 Universal Network 3D Blu-ray Disc Player by OPPO Digital Universal Blu-ray disc player providing playback for a myriad of video formats on disc or eSATA/USB drives Dual HDMI 1.4 outputs for multiple displays or separate, dedicated video/audio connections Supports Blu-ray 3D specifications (3D television and glasses required) Decoding and individual 7.1-channel output for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio Stream content from Netflix and update firmware via your wireless or wired network; Voltage: 100V - 240V, 50/60Hz AC Product Description Oppo's BDP-93 gives you universal playback of Blu-ray, DVD, CD, SACD, DVD-Audio, and a wealth of digital files, with solid picture and sound quality no matter the format, USB and eSATA ports for your external drives, and wide connectivity including dual HDMI 1.4, this player defines versatility.Output : Analog Audio: 7.1ch, 5.1ch, or stereo, Digital Audio: Coaxial, Optical. HDMI Audio: Stereo, up to 7.1ch high-resolution PCM, up to 5.1ch DSD, bitstream or LPCM conversion of Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, and DTS-HD Master Audio.Analog Video: Composite, Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr, 480i/480p, 720p/1080i available for non-restricted content only). Digital Video: HDMI with HDCP (NTSC: 480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p/1080p24, PAL 576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p/1080p24). (December 2011) Winner: PCMag Readers' Choice Awards Best Blu-ray Player "Apple doesn't make Blu-ray players, but if it did, we have a feeling that OPPO Digital would still beat it in customer satisfaction. The small Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of Blu-ray disc players earns a Readers' Choice award, having received the highest satisfaction scores of any company in all of our satisfaction surveys this year. Respondents rated overall satisfaction at 9.5 on a scale of 0 (worst) to 10 (best). That was actually the lowest of its major ratings: Overall reliability was a 9.7 and likelihood to recommend was 9.6. For comparison, the highest rated products in 2011 to date were Apple's desktops and notebooks which rated 9.2 for overall satisfaction. OPPO currently only has two products on the market, the BDP-93 and the BDP-95. In addition to being designed to meet the demands of audiophiles and videophiles, both provide access to a diverse selection of content including Blu-ray discs and Blu-ray 3D, as well as a variety of streaming sources, including Netflix, VUDU, YouTube, Pandora, and more."" -- (November 2010) Oppo's BDP-93 gives you universal playback of Blu-ray, DVD, CD, SACD, DVD-Audio, and a wealth of digital files, with solid picture and sound quality no matter the format. With access to streaming content from Netflix on Demand, USB and eSATA ports for your external drives, and wide connectivity including dual HDMI 1.4, this player defines versatility. Oppo BDP-93 A universal player with stylish design, ample connectivity, and serious versatility. Click here for a larger image Serious Media Support The BDP-93 is ready to play most any disc media. Enjoy the latest and greatest with the Blu-ray Disc and Blu-ray 3D formats (3D television and glasses required for Blu-ray 3D). On the Blu-ray front, the BDP-93 also supports BD-Live (Profile 2.0), with Ethernet/wireless networking and a gigabyte of internal storage; and BonusVIEW, which enables picture-in-picture features while the movie plays. DVD audio and video are supported, and it'll play Super Audio CD (SACD) in stereo or multi-channel. Users can select whether to output the DSD (Direct Stream Digital) signal in its native format or convert it into PCM. Add the USB/eSATA connectivity and the list gets longer, with support for DVD, audio CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, AVCHD, MP4, DivX, MKV, FLAC, WAV and other audio/video/picture files on recorded discs. Streaming Content Instantly watch movies and shows streamed to your TV via the Internet connected BDP-93 with Netflix Instant Streaming (membership required) on Demand. Crystal-Clear Video and Upconversion The BDP-93 incorporates Marvell's Kyoto-G2 video processor, which delivers a truly immersive viewing experience by rendering video free of noise and artifacts. This goes for all types of content--Blu-ray, up-converted DVDs, streamed content, etc. Enhancement options include video noise reduction, compression artifact reduction, intelligent color, contrast, detail and edge enhancements. Per-pixel motion-adaptive de-interlacing and advanced scaling transform the standard definition image on DVDs to high-definition output to your TV, with help[ from the Qdeo processing for a clearer, smoother, and true-to-life picture free of noise and artifacts. Oppo BDP-93 rear Connections to suit most any modern system--dual HDMI 1.4, multi-channel audio, coaxial/optical digital audio, composite/component video, and more. Oppo BDP-93 chips Custom OPPO decoder and Marvell Kyoto-G2 Qdeo video processor. These chips help deliver a truly immersive viewing experience, free from noise and artifacts no matter the source. Oppo BDP-93 HDMI Two HDMI 1.4 outputs, compatible with the latest 3D equipment and pre-3D HDMI v1.1-v1.3 A/V receivers. 1080p/24Hz High-Resolution Video The BDP-93 features user selectable video output resolutions, including 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and up to 1080p 50 or 60Hz. The BDP-93 can also faithfully display 24 fps Blu-ray discs for smoother motion and a flicker-free, film-like home theater experience. Source Direct Mode For users who wish to use an external video processor, high-end audio/video receiver or display, the BDP-93 offers a "Source Direct" mode for sending out content with no additional processing or alteration. Dual HDMI v1.4a Outputs Two assignable HDMI v1.4a outputs are provided, giving you the option of full audio and video output to two displays; or dedicating one to audio and one to video. The BDP-93 supports 3D and Deep Color modes on both HDMI output ports. High Fidelity Audio The BDP-93 supports bit-stream output of lossless Dolby TrueHD audio via its HDMI 1.4a output, and can internally decode Dolby TrueHD into LPCM and output via HDMI or the 7.1ch analog audio output terminals (Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus audio formats are also supported). The BDP-93 also supports bit-stream output of DTS-HD Master Audio, for decoding and output via HDMI or the 7.1ch analog audio output terminals. (DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS Digital Surround are also supported.) 7.1-Channel Analog Output Individual analog 7.1-channel surround outputs are ideal to connect to a 7.1-channel or 5.1-channel surround sound system. The BDP-93 delivers an incredible sound stage and an immersive surround experience. For users with stereo speakers, the BDP-93 offers a down-mix mode. For simple and easy connection to more traditional A/V receivers, the BDP-93 features both optical and coaxial outputs for digital audio. Connectivity The BDP-93 is equipped with two HDMI output ports, for versatile installation options. No need to upgrade your A/V receiver to a 3D model--one HDMI output of the BDP-93 can be connected to a 3D TV and the other can be connected to a pre-3D HDMI v1.1-v1.3 A/V receiver. For projector users, you can connect one output to a projector for home theater use and the other to a TV for casual viewing. For a multi-room installation the BDP-93 can output audio and video to two 3D or 2D TVs simultaneously. Dual USB ports and an eSATA port provide you with options for external storage, so you can enjoy high-speed delivery of your digital files. Using the included wireless-N adapter or the built-in RJ45 Ethernet port, users will also be able to interact with BD-Live content, watch instant streaming programs from provides such as Netflix, etc., playback contents on their home network, and update firmware to keep up with new Blu-ray releases.