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i've kicking myself that I ever sold my cambridge 752 !  since really what am missing with the pana is universal disc play and the better dvd quality and region free capability the cambridge brought. not sure am real keen on adding multiple players to my system either. and that was really my only attraction for the oppo for a do it all.

 

its a bummer oppo doesnt come with streaming capabilities and apps like the cheapo sammy and the like as would have been handy.

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Question sent to Oppo Digital (USA):
Thanks for the prompt reply but that is a show-stopper for me. Do you know of any other way (apart from AirPlay) of "casting" Spotify etc. to the UDP-205? I could use my Samsung Galaxy S7 instead of the iPad if need be. I would prefer to not have to purchase another device if at all possible.

 

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Unfortunately, there is no way to get Spotify or any other streaming service to the player through the network. You would need to use a physical connection such as Asynchronous USB with a computer or as a digital coaxial, optical, or HDMI signal from your smartphone.

 

I really don't want to have to use a computer to manage my music library - as a software developer, I spend enough time slaving over a hot keyboard already!   So what I need is an inexpensive wi-fi connected box that can do Spotify as well as ideally Pandora and TIDAL with an HDMI audio output and remote control via IOS and/or Android app. - I suppose something like the NAD MT2 ...  ?

 

Then again I'm thinking that Oppo has simply made it too hard for me - I really wanted to stay loyal because of my excellent BDP-105D experience (2 channel audio only) and who knows - maybe they will decide to support streaming down the track. I just cannot understand why they would support DLNA but not AirPlay.  Any ideas on that?

 

At the end of the day, I'm really happy with the Cambridge CXN which pretty much does everything I want and sounds great with my amp and speakers - will hang onto it and wait for the next big thing to happen in the sub $2,000 price range. For movies, I'll probably go for the Panasonic 900 which is getting great reviews on this and other forums. Oppo has a lot of work to do before I will consider going back their way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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interesting thoughts there pete, not sure if inexpensive enough but there is the chrome cast series products. for my av duties my marantz av processor has some capability in this regard, is this something worth exploring too as to what ever it is av wise that you are using ?

 

I note some interesting responses from oppo and darbee re darbee processing, I wonder if this is reason why oppo were sort of left on their own to work out video wise and lost the hand of darbee that they had with the last release. as the posters says below perhaps it will be the next iteration of oppo that will have darbee.... but they have a lot of work to do in the interim !  

 

"I asked Darbee about the lack of 4K vide processing for the new Oppo players ...

Oppo's response to me earlier for the lack of Darbee processing in the new players was:

Darbee does not have a working solution that can do native UHD media, and even when they will have a solution, it will likely be too expensive for us to implement, so there are no plans to support Darbee processing with these current generations of players

Darbee's response to my query following Oppos response was:

4K/UHD is a multifaceted hurdle. Demo'ing 4K/UHD processing on non-HDCP video clips is already in hand. Our 4K DVP IP has been able to process 4K, 8K, 20K for almost two years now, but that is only part of the challenge.

Developing a full HDMI/HDCP/HDR pipeline is a big process. We are not ready yet and Darbee and OPPO will only consider releasing and integrating 4K DVP when it satisfies both technical and business requirements. They are right, the chips are very expensive, at this time. Optimizing for practical silicon is part of the set of hurdles. Fortunately, there is plenty of time ahead of us.


I will wait for a Darbee version hopefully within 2 years from now. I don't have a 4K anything in my setup and use the Darblet for my video processing, so buying a 4K player now w/o darbee processing wouldn't make sense. I'm addicted to its light processing modes...(for good or worse). 


Now all my questions about these players have been answered and waiting for technical reviews from the likes of Secrets, Audioholics, Stereophile etc..."

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On 20/04/2017 at 4:04 PM, Quark said:

 

You need to add 10% GST to the $1755. Then add the distributor's "Australia Tax" - I wouldn't be surprised if they have the cheek to ask $2200 RRP here.

 

Sadly, RRP has turned out to be $2199. With the various UHD bugs, absence of apps and no HDCD support, the analog stage would need to be a huge step up over the 105 to get many takers.

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1 hour ago, Quark said:

 

Sadly, RRP has turned out to be $2199. With the various UHD bugs, absence of apps and no HDCD support, the analog stage would need to be a huge step up over the 105 to get many takers.

Yeah i truly wouldn't bother if its even remotely like the 203!!..:(

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1 hour ago, Quark said:

 

Sadly, RRP has turned out to be $2199. With the various UHD bugs, absence of apps and no HDCD support, the analog stage would need to be a huge step up over the 105 to get many takers.

 

 

I am confident that my dealer would let me have one for $1,999 but, as previously mentioned, it would have to be significantly (and I do mean Significantly) better sounding than my Cambridge CXN for me to be interested in changing over.

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I agree that $2,200AUD is way too steep given the absence of any apps. Currently, I use my 105 mainly as a streamer for Tidal Masters through the async input, Tidal Hi - Fi with the media control IOS app, hi-res files from the local network, and most importantly, BBC IPlayer. It has also proved handy for internet radio via a Roku stick, Amazon Prime via laptop, DSD files via USB, Netflix USA, before the blocking, etc etc.

Given the absence of MQA support and no apps to date, I can't justify a purchase just for UHD and a better DAC. 

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Absolutely silly to ask for $2200 rrp.

 

Whos gonna do this when you have a Panasonic that does it better?   And with huge change left over!  

 

Even if the 205 has the updated top of the line ESS chip and can do DSD 512 so what, not a lot of materials on DSD.  

 

Lets hope that there are no takers and it gets discounted to see boxes move.

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Regarding discounting, Amazon is coming to town, let us see what they can knock out A/V products for in Australia.

Given their worldwide track record, they will crash into a market without fear of loss.

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An offer from Lifestylestore for the quick. 

 

Life Style Store are taking advance orders on the eagerly anticipated Oppo UDP205 4K Blu-ray player - Stock will be available mid-May, 2017. 

The UDP205 retails for $2,199 and we have a special offer for Life Style Store customers where you can order one now for the special price of $1,950 with free delivery. Stock is limited and you can purchase one via the following link:

Click Here to Pre-order an Oppo UDP-205 at the Special Price Now

This page is not accessible via the normal website or to the public and is only accessible via this link.

Alternatively, if you are interested in the Oppo UDP203 we have a special offer of $850 with free delivery accessible via the following link:

Click Here to Order an Oppo UDP-203 at the Special Price Now

If you would prefer to put a deposit on a unit for future collection please contact the store on (02) 8855 6500 or email us at sales@lifestylestore.com.au and one of our staff will be in touch to process this for you.
 

 

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22 minutes ago, bunno77 said:

An offer from Lifestylestore for the quick. 

 

Life Style Store are taking advance orders on the eagerly anticipated Oppo UDP205 4K Blu-ray player - Stock will be available mid-May, 2017. 

The UDP205 retails for $2,199 and we have a special offer for Life Style Store customers where you can order one now for the special price of $1,950 with free delivery. Stock is limited and you can purchase one via the following link:

Click Here to Pre-order an Oppo UDP-205 at the Special Price Now

This page is not accessible via the normal website or to the public and is only accessible via this link.

Alternatively, if you are interested in the Oppo UDP203 we have a special offer of $850 with free delivery accessible via the following link:

Click Here to Order an Oppo UDP-203 at the Special Price Now

If you would prefer to put a deposit on a unit for future collection please contact the store on (02) 8855 6500 or email us at sales@lifestylestore.com.au and one of our staff will be in touch to process this for you.
 

 

 

 

Pass.....:D

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Yup - you could get the UD900 and have $1500 to spare for a decent SACD/CD player. 


As someone who is looking at this with interest... do you have recommendations what decent SACD player should be considered?

I'm currently with a 103 JLTI modified and upgraditis symptoms are appearing...

No UHD TV yet.


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first under hood shot I've seen of the 205,

 

UDP-205-internal-hr.jpg

 

 

can compare with the previous 105D's innards,

 

Oppo-BDP-105D-interior.jpg

 

some changes apparent, one curious thing the new toroidal in the 205 no longer comes metal encased ? and bare instead ? 

 

also no apparent connector for region free on the 205, so likely as with the 105 have to be pulled apart for an internal install.

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Perhaps it's intended that the region free mods move to external USB type as some did for the previous models.

 

The rest looks like very much incremental changes on the analog side.

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1 hour ago, Raffinator said:

 


As someone who is looking at this with interest... do you have recommendations what decent SACD player should be considered?

I'm currently with a 103 JLTI modified and upgraditis symptoms are appearing...

No UHD TV yet.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

 

 

If the JLTI 103 is sounding good with SACD then keep it esp since you don't need UHD. 

For people who are starting out, I'd look at the Marantz UD7007 Universal player for SACD/CD for $1390 RRP and the Panasonic UD900 for UHD & Bluray duties. 

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On 20/04/2017 at 6:03 PM, Addicted to music said:

At around the $2200 rrp......pass.....no thanks... especially due to the support.

 

 

 

 

Way , Way to much money for a product that id say will have "questionable " performance!! .......

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