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 Post subject: Re: OPPO BDP-205
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:49 am 
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Unfortunately, 4K won't be happening in this household until the projectors get a bit more affordable.

I can't believe my parents just bought an RCA 4K for a little over $800.
4K projectors are still WAY expensive! Even a good 1080P projector is not cheap.

Oh well..... patience. :(


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Meh, I can see the puck just fine on the TV I have now and the football is even easier. 4k can wait. :D

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Using an Oppo (or any universal player), are SACDs downsampled in the unit itself and then outputted through their coax-out etc if I were to use an external dac? As far as I understand, Sony doesn't allow SACD output unless it's by HDMI but I'm not familiar with any dac that has that.


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msommers wrote:
Sony doesn't allow SACD output unless it's by HDMI but I'm not familiar with any dac that has that.


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 Post subject: Re: OPPO BDP-205
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msommers wrote:
Using an Oppo (or any universal player), are SACDs downsampled in the unit itself and then outputted through their coax-out etc if I were to use an external dac? As far as I understand, Sony doesn't allow SACD output unless it's by HDMI but I'm not familiar with any dac that has that.


SACD output is not downsampled/converted to the coax output; it is the CD layer of the SACD disk (if present on hybrid SACDs) that gets output to the coax. This in not a Sony issue; that is the way SACD copy protection was designed to work from day 1. Native SACD can only be legally and technically output on certain interfaces; HDMI being just 1 of them.


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Thanks guys!

Do any of the universal players have a Dac-loop option?


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I have the XBOX One S (4K) to my Moon 300D DAC...would the 205 be better? Maybe...

Bought Planet Earth II in 4K Blue-Ray and it is awesome, not sure if the 205 would have made a difference.

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msommers wrote:
Using an Oppo (or any universal player), are SACDs downsampled in the unit itself and then outputted through their coax-out etc if I were to use an external dac? As far as I understand, Sony doesn't allow SACD output unless it's by HDMI but I'm not familiar with any dac that has that.


SACD output is not downsampled/converted to the coax output; it is the CD layer of the SACD disk (if present on hybrid SACDs) that gets output to the coax. This in not a Sony issue; that is the way SACD copy protection was designed to work from day 1. Native SACD can only be legally and technically output on certain interfaces; HDMI being just 1 of them.



So SACD output to RCA 2 Channel would be converted D/A internally (new ESS sabre chip)? You wouldn't require a stand alone dac would you? Or what your saying is to output to a DAC HDMI would be required?

Has anyone heard the New OPPO BDP-205? How does it stack up to a regular SACD Player for 2 Channel?

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