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  1. Well there's a problem already!!!!
  2. Interested parties should note that the on board tuner will not display FTA HD channels that have since switched to MPEG4........( a victim of its own longevity!!!!) Easily fixed by purchasing an external more current model HD STB @ less than $50. A FANTASTIC BARGAIN regardless!!!!! GLWTS
  3. JohnL

    SOLD: FS: RME ADI-2 DAC

    Hi, I'll take it PM sent.
  4. At least it has handles on the back!!! BTW...........according to a review site it apparently retailed for US$12,500 back in the day. What that equated to over here is a mystery..........maybe close to $20K full RRP. Also...........a UK shop just sold one very recently which they had advertised for GBP 3,495 Anyway based on the above I would expect you are looking at an absolute minimum of $5K surely!!!!! Can't believe that this "thing" has a 8KVA transformer in it. My friend has a ME 1500 with a 5KVA and he thought he "ruled"......... Final Warning.............Better be 100% sure you can live without it!!!!!!! GLWTS
  5. Demonstrates the deceptive powers of placebo effect and expectation bias doesn't it!!!!
  6. LOL......... Option "X" is NOT an audio option. It's for eXiting/closing the Audio Option Sub Menu!!!! The two audio choices are as shown in the pic......PCM STEREO 24/96 and 5.1 DTS HDMA 24/96......that's it!!!! If you don't believe me hit the "audio" button on your BD player.
  7. Cazzesman, Enjoyed reading your post!!! Further to Snoopy8's post...........and doomigee's!! I have read where quite a few OPPO 105 owners using a pre have dialled down output volume level from 100 to mid 90's and heard less distortion as they believed at 100 it was too hot and clipping their pre's. You don't HAVE TO set volume to fixed when going through a pre..........why not leave it variable and use BOTH volume controls to find "sweetspot" Worth a try. I had a OPPO 83 JLTI Level 2 which did the job nicely till I replaced it with a 205. FWIW I use my 205 DIRECT via XLR into active ATC's with very decent results after preferring the SQ versus having an ME24 pre in the mix. Why not have a listen to both in "Pre mode" and see what you think of SQ then? Some would say one less box and set of cables may mean less colouring of the sound!!!!
  8. double post......sorry
  9. OK so it appears that I may have gone off a tad .........ahem..........half cocked. My original Post still holds true for Game 1 (just about to commence) but apparently Game 2 on Sat night WILL be shown on 9HD. Hopefully same holds true for remaining 3 games after that. Hey we will probably get pumped anyway...........at least it can LOOK good..
  10. So once again the UTTER MORONS at Channel 9 SHAFT us with their baffling use of their HD channel. Aussie cricket has been big news lately (for all the wrong reasons!!) so what do they do? 1. Proceed to only show matches on SD GEM............yeah thanks a lot 2. Secure SOLE broadcasting rights to ensure we have NO OTHER OPTION of seeing A SINGLE BALL BOWLED in HD!!! 3. Rub salt in wound and kick sand in face by showing............WAIT FOR IT............... ........................................................................................................................................... Reruns of World's Funniest Videos followed by Embarrassing Bodies on their HD channel at the EXACT time the Cricket's on!!!. STUPENDOUSLY MORONIC TO THE NTH DEGREE.................... I REST MY CASE
  11. JohnL

    Pre Amp Request

    Jason, Don't laugh......... but have you tried listening with your OPPO 205 connected DIRECT into your Parasounds? I took my well regarded ME 24 pre out of the system after hearing my OPPO 205 DIRECT into my active ATC's. Sometimes less...........can be more...........just a thought.
  12. No probs.......I recommend Buyer does it regardless by end of 2018 whilst it's still free. A simple case of going to nearest Service Agent It was a design flaw by Onkyo/Integra that affected quite a few models including mine.....(now fixed) Apparently the original HDMI PCB design placed caps, which heated up, too close to something else which caused intermittent audio dropouts eventuating in total failure. Replacement boards have design changes which totally negate the issue. GLWTS
  13. Can't believe this hasn't sold yet..... A superb unit with Audyssey XT32 Room EQ on board.............LOVE my 80.3.... Surely SOMEONE out there considering separates can get by without needing 4K passthrough and ATMOS!!!!!!!!.........(just like I do.....) This had an RRP of $4K and will KILL most AVR's for SQ............ HDMI board issue can STILL be resolved UNDER WARRANTY till end of this year!!!!
  14. Onthebeach, I would highly recommend a used OPPO 103 (or 105 for it's superior analog if required). If budget stretches far enough, and you plan on utilising most/all of the extra features, including more up to date file type compatibility........... a 205 would be your best bet IMHO. I went through an 83, 95 and 105 over the years. The "xx5" series really is a step up analog wise but my new 205 is even better again!!!!
  15. ATTN 08boss302.......... You do realise that as the Thread starter the onus is on YOU to end this Thread with your findings/purchase decisions ....etc Otherwise all the helpful posters and I must come for your legs!!!!........or......even worse.......EARS!!!!!
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