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  1. Tasso

    Oppo Uhd 4K Player

    I think this could be a record - priced at over $8000 for a used Oppo 205 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/OPPO-UDP-205-BD-player-Original-box-AV100C-Working-Properly-d677/264174265332?hash=item3d820363f4:g:kygAAOSwi6dcQHI3:rk:48:pf:0
  2. For 2 channel I used the "Pure Direct" setting . There are so many factors that can contribute to an edgy sound but I would suggest that you try one thing first ( if not done so already). Angle the front speakers a bit more in an outward direction from the listening position. Bright sounds are highly directional and the speaker angle does affect the tonal balance. It may help a bit.
  3. The 8805 is virtually identical to the 8802A sonically. Reviews on AVS have praised the 8802A and 8805 over 880I. I should add that I don't use my theatre system for 2 channel music and I have never been happy with even the very best AV pre/pros for this purpose, although I didn't find the 8805 sound balance to be overly bright for 2 channel music ( after run -in). I do use mono blocks for the front 3 speakers (that were designed for 2 channel hifi) which would help with the sound balance. I also use a balanced and isolating transformer to power all source units and the 8805. This cleans up the power being fed to the units and audibly reduces "edginess" as well as dropping the noise floor. In addition, all source units now use high quality linear power supplies, including Oppo 203. Apart from audio, these enhancements improve video performance as well.
  4. Item: Dune HD Solo 4K Media-player Location: Perth Price: $275 Item Condition: See description Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank transfer Extra Info: I purchased this as a new unit from Ebay in Germany. It looks as if it has been opened before but doesn't look like it has been used. I have not used it either because I had gone in a different direction for a media player. These can go for crazy money on Ebay and elsewhere ( Up to $800) . I'm not sure why but it does produce superb pictures and it will play any file format including ISO and BDMV folders with full menu support. Further information can be found here: https://dune-hd.com/eng/news/detail/112-solo-4k-new-powerful-media-player-from-dune-hd-with-hevc-4k Pictures:
  5. Do you know if you lose the calibration settings when you do the firmware upgrade?
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    Das Boot mini series on SBS.

    It is supposed to be streamed in all its glory on Hulu. I couldn't wait for that to happen and managed to download the series in 1080p and 5.1 audio. I want to watch on the big screen with projector and didn't think SBS on demand would do it. Original movie is a true classic.
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    2019 projector releases ?

    The same can be said for JVC dealers and Fanboys
  8. If your unit is run-in properly, the observation with music would surprise me. Mine took over 3 months of constant use for it to really shine. I also have the much lauded Denon AVP-A1HD and while the Denon does some things that only a top-end heavyweight can do, I find that the Marantz AV8805 can easily match it for timbre and tonality. I have a separate system for 2 channel hifi but the theatre system still gets used for music - uncompressed audio files from a music server via Heos.
  9. I would not describe the 8805 sound as bright. Far from it. It does change ( for the better) after a good run-in and people should remember that " mid-range compensation" will affect the sound too. As with any pre/pro the " Cine -Equalisation" setting should also be tried. This reduces the extra treble emphasis given to many movies so that the sound will hold up in large venues and pass through screens etc.
  10. Tasso

    2019 projector releases ?

    I guess it depends on whether the exhaust cooling air exits from the front or rear. On my PJ , the cooling air is expelled from the rear and it seems really quiet as the PJ is mounted a bit behind the seating position.
  11. Tasso

    2019 projector releases ?

    21db is in low lamp mode right? You will not be able to use that for zooming in on large scope screens. All things considered Benq have achieved an outstanding result. JVC-Z1 by comparison hits a whopping 70db with max output! And it outputs 3000 Lumens vs 6000 for the Benq. Sony uses a liquid cooled system in the ES-5000 to keep the noise level down but the fact that Benq is doing this for the price it is charging seems amazing.
  12. Tasso

    2019 projector releases ?

    The fact that the 760ES riled up so many JVC owners is high praise indeed.
  13. Tasso

    2019 projector releases ?

    Did you mean the fan noise of the Benq? It uses a liquid cooled system and they quote around 34db - very quiet.
  14. I have a separate 2 channel system. Oppo 203 loses analog outputs with LPSU . You can still use if for audio if you were using your AVR to do the digital decoding but not if you want to use the analog outputs