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5.0 out of 5 stars Ya.... It's real nice, October 12, 2012
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This review is from: OPPO BDP-95 Universal Audiophile 3D Blu-ray Disc Player (Electronics)
Here recently I have been in the position to acquire some really nice equipment for my home audio/visual system. I picked up some Polk RTi A9's, CSi A6, and a Infinity Entra base. I have Bose 701's in the back (purchased in 2002 by way of a double blind comparison, the sales person didn't know which speakers switching was done by a third party)those speakers have always been great as long as I positioned them correctly. The reciever an Onkyo TX-NR5009 and the monitor is a Toshiba 55 inch LED/LCD. OK so I have some nice equipment to really get a sence of how this Oppo 95 really does. Running the 95 in digital audio and visual (HDMI)is great DTS-Master and Dolby HD are incredible. I listen to a lot of Bluray concerts and movies; the sound and picture quality are great. I also have a Samsung C-6500 Bluray player. Is the oppo95 better; yes, but not overly so not like Oh my God what have I been missing. Am I glad I spent a grand;HDMI,eh...ya.I finally set up the analog 7.1 and it is indeed a very different experience. This is not to say better, just a very different "presence." Understand that all of my equipment is very nice; no weak links (any more) as such nothing stands out as vastly superior. THis may be a duh statement but analog is a direct analog signal path, no processing such as DTS or Dolby. The reciever simply says "Direct."I am listening to the Eric Clapton Guitar Festival 2010 Bluray and man this is as good as it gets IMO. I've listened to it on my Samsung (digital), the Oppo95 in both digital and analog, through my computer's sound card (Halo XT) and Nvidia GTX 580. Yep, a lot of redundency. Every system is good, probably good enough. Each as its own "presence." My latest platform, this Oppo95 in analog (7.1), is different, is real neat and a truly different sonic experience that I have never encountered prior to today. I am pleased with my purchase and I would do it again. BTW, Oppo is very nice to deal with and immediately responsive even on the weekend. In summary, no this player does not stand head and shoulders above all else I have in my system. It is nice and the build quality is a definitely several cutts above the Samsung as it should be at 6 times the cost. It all come down to your personal decision, but if you do I don't think you will regret it Oh ya the Oppo 105 is on its way out sometime in the next few months, the big difference is a more advanced GUI and internet capacity. It will also function as an external DAC if you don't already have one (which I do). I have heard people complain about the fan noise; give me a break! I'm thinking about using a more powerful one if it will work (I will discuss it with Oppo) I have two 140's cooling my Onkyo. High output equipment that is driven at it capability PRODUCES HEAT! don't be afraid to cool it, it will live longer.
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