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 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 28 Jun 2018, 13:53 
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Yeah, I think so too.
Maybe the same for "Bluray audio".
I will try to buy Xenogears version of bluray Audio to see the result, but it seems to be "only" a good mp3 encoding...
We will see...
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 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 28 Jun 2018, 17:45 
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mimylovesjapan wrote:
Maybe the same for "Bluray audio".


Oh no, not the same at all. Blu-Ray audio is lossless using 24-bit/96 kHz or 24-bit/192 kHz linear PCM with option for Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio. This is pretty much as good as SACD but works on BD players that are more common than SACD players.

Some HDTracks release eventually made it to Japanese Blu-Ray audio then SACD.

Example, 2013 Hi-Res files: 6 × File, AIFF, Album, Remastered, 24-bit, 192 kHz
Became a BluRay Audio in 2015: Blue Note ‎– PROZ-4012
And a SACD in 2017: Blue Note ‎– UCGQ-9010

It's never ending...

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 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 28 Jun 2018, 22:54 
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that is good news ! Then, I will definitively try bluray audio !
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 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 03 Jul 2018, 03:09 
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Since I already own one and I'm not a North American customer, I can pass my pre-order to someone serious about buying one (don't waste it, they sell on eBay for twice this price!). Contact me by PM.


Link expires today, I guess nobody's interested? => got a last minute taker!

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 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 28 Aug 2018, 03:04 
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Link expires today, I guess nobody's interested? => got a last minute taker!


OPPO has a 2nd batch of UDP-205 up for grab.

Just go a link that expires in 2 days to pre-order one in the USA.

If you're interested, contact me ASAP!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
PostPosted: 28 Aug 2018, 17:03 
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Thanks for the update Julien. I was able to grab one this time!
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 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
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MQA interesting for lossless files but not so much on physical media?


I'll skip the whole MQA train but I'm in Tokyo this week-end and the sampler CDs are quite cheap (containing both the CD and the MQA CD) so these will be my only step in MQA territory :-)


The more I read about MQA, the more it sounds like a "Super MP3" format. Instead of taking a CD 16bit/44.1KHz and packing it in a file as much as musically acceptable (MP3), pack as much extra information you can in a standard CDDA (MQA) while retaining some form of backwards compatibility.

Probably an improvement for streaming music in higher quality without dramatically increasing the bandwidth?
But as a physical format, we will probably never hear from it again a year from now.

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Just watched the Techmoan video on this.

To me it sounds like a souped up version of HDCD as it was compressing 20-bit audio down to 16-bit Redbook compatible CD.

Now this MQA is compressing 24-bit audio down to 16-bit Redbook compatible CD.

Unfortunately, the 203 which I have doesn't decode MQA, so I can't take advantage of this.

Though I would have loved to do a side by side comparison of the blu-ray audio version of Supertramp's "Breakfast In America" with the MQA version!
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Though I would have loved to do a side by side comparison of the blu-ray audio version of Supertramp's "Breakfast In America" with the MQA version!


Although I upgraded to the latest firmware for the 205, the player would not detect the MQA flag on the MQA CD... making is sound crappy compared to the Redbook version. :-(

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 Post subject: Re: Oppo UDP-205 PRE-ORDER
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Although I upgraded to the latest firmware for the 205, the player would not detect the MQA flag on the MQA CD... making is sound crappy compared to the Redbook version. :-(

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Have you considered contacting Oppo support on that?
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elahrairrah wrote:
Have you considered contacting Oppo support on that?


I did.

Since I got my player in Singapore, I got the Taiwan firmware and it seems like this one has issues with MQA discs vs. MQA streaming.

http://www.oppodigital.com.tw/support.php?tab_id=1

Haven't seen an update since June 2018.

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