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OPPO players HDCD issue

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by strettonufo, Dec 14, 2020.

  1. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Thanks for that link. I will peruse thru it for anything that stands out. My 103 is working like a champ though with my HDCDs, DVDs, Blu Rays, SACDs and anything else I can shove into it.
     
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  2. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    I better not plan to use it the day I update it...if I decide to. :D
     
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  3. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

    Location:
    So. ME USA
    No worries as you can use the 103 right after you do the update :). Just follow the instructions that Oppo provides for the FW update. Very easy to do.
     
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  4. Tullman

    Tullman Senior Member

    Location:
    Boston MA
    My 105 has the latest firmware update and works fine.
     
  5. Sevoflurane

    Sevoflurane Forum Resident

    We don’t know the model of the NAD receiver used by the OP, but even if it isn’t officially advertised as having HDCD decoding it’s possible that the DAC and associated chipset are capable of it, so the double HDCD decode issue remains the most likely explanation.
     
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  6. Tartifless

    Tartifless Forum Resident

    Location:
    France
    Apparently the bravia system sends hdmi handshake requests even when sleeping, the oppo will cut sound when trying to answer to these.
    My previous sony tv had a off button, when off no problems, when in sleep I got issues.

    Some solved this by using a edid emulator connected to their oppo that would emulate hdmi tv connection.
    I tried this but could not make it work.

    Finally succeeded with a hdmi hub that I just turn off when listening to music...
     
  7. Tullman

    Tullman Senior Member

    Location:
    Boston MA
    I use a Samsung tv which is hooked up to the Oppo 105 HDMI. The Oppo runs fine if the tv is on or off, however I do hear a short drop out when I shut the tv off when playing cds or files.
     
  8. fluffskul

    fluffskul Would rather be at a concert

    Location:
    albany, ny
    My problem disappeared just by leaving the TV on.
     
  9. Tartifless

    Tartifless Forum Resident

    Location:
    France
    Yes of course but why would one leave the tv on to listen to music ? Especially with new tvs where you do not want to ruin the oled panel, plus power saving.
     
  10. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

    Location:
    So. ME USA
    I have my Panasonic plasma on when listening to music with my Oppo 103 and 205. Both players are in my main system and having the display on enables me to see all the information on Blu-ray, CDs, DTS-CDs, DVD-A, DVD-V and SACDs. Also the display is needed to access the menus on Blu-ray, DVD-A and DVD-V discs. When not viewing the menus or disc information the display is muted by using the Pure Audio feature.
     
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  11. fireprix

    fireprix Forum Resident

    Location:
    Greenville, PA
    I always thought that you had to use the analog output to decode the benefits of HDCD if your DAC or receiver didn’t decode HDCD. Does it work through HDMI? I’m pretty sure it does not work through optical or coax digital connections. Is this correct?
     
  12. Sevoflurane

    Sevoflurane Forum Resident

    HDCD works over optical / coaxial. If a non HDCD CD player plays an HDCD over an optical / coaxial connection to an HDCD equipped amplifier / receiver, the amplifier receiver will decode it. If both CD player and amplifier have HDCD decoding and try to apply it distortion may result.
     
  13. fireprix

    fireprix Forum Resident

    Location:
    Greenville, PA
    I guess I wasn’t clear enough and left out an important fact. I was confused as the OP seemed to say their receiver didn’t decode HDCD while at the same time trying to verify if what I always believed was correct which is if your receiver/pre pro/DAC doesn’t decode HDCD but your player does then you have to use an analog connection to realize the benefits of HDCD. I think the answer would benefit us both.
     
  14. Sevoflurane

    Sevoflurane Forum Resident

    I think it’s entirely possible that a receiver could not be advertised as supporting HDCD while containing a chipset that does support it. It’s regarded as dead technology. Oppo’s advice to disable HDCD decoding under certain circumstances remains sound.
     

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