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OPPO 205 announced for April, 2017

OPPO 205 announced for April, 2017
« on: March 05, 2017, 02:28:50 PM »
...just a note:  the OPPO web site shows April for the 205 release...

Re: OPPO 205 announced for April, 2017
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 11:47:43 AM »
...called OPPO this a.m....I was told that they would start taking orders mid April...someone elsewhere was informed that it would be at the end of April...so...either go on line to their site and enter your email address for any announcements or continue to check the OPPO web site...

Re: OPPO 205 announced for April, 2017
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2017, 03:42:32 PM »
I have the Anthem Statement D2v3d processor.  When using the HDMI sound only out from the 205, does an HDMI Certified Premium cable also have to be used to obtain the audiophile aspect of the OPPO unit? I presently have an Audioquest cable for this purpose but I don't know if this is sufficient.

Re: OPPO 205 announced for April, 2017
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 10:55:15 AM »
The OPPO website has all the specifications for the new 205 model.  Take a look. When I called this a.m., the answer to when I can place an order was vague; I was only told that the units would be shipping towards the end of the month.

Re: OPPO 205 announced for April, 2017
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 12:10:49 PM »
Look like it will also not support streaming services.. To bad.
The old BLACK IS Back..!!

Re: OPPO 205 announced for April, 2017
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2017, 07:47:15 PM »
...well, I ordered and paid for the 205...my card was debited today...

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Re: OPPO 205 announced for April, 2017
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2017, 08:33:18 PM »
...well, I ordered and paid for the 205...my card was debited today...

That must mean it's ready to ship !
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Re: OPPO 205 announced for April, 2017
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 08:41:27 AM »
Craig,

...I'll check later this day and hope so!...I was told that the supply that they initially have will be sent by 4/28...

Re: OPPO 205 announced for April, 2017
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2017, 04:38:01 PM »
...well...I've received it on Monday, 04/24,...and, so far...love it!...the audiophile sound alone is worth the trip!...(er...well that was actually why this unit is so much more expensive than the 203 in the first place!...)

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Re: OPPO 205 announced for April, 2017
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2017, 07:34:41 PM »
...well...I've received it on Monday, 04/24,...and, so far...love it!...the audiophile sound alone is worth the trip!...(er...well that was actually why this unit is so much more expensive than the 203 in the first place!...)

Congratulations Ed - you have to be one of the first people to get one of these !
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Re: OPPO 205 announced for April, 2017
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2017, 08:40:19 PM »
Congratulations Ed - you have to be one of the first people to get one of these !

Oh Craig, if only...I was reading the avsforum.com section regarding the 205 and,
although I was counting the hours/days/weeks until I could order...(and I thought
that I put in my order very early) there are many who had received it before me. 
On Friday, the 21st, I was praying that I would receive an email and, toward the evening,
 I received just that!  It was a relief that I wouldn't have to to wait over the
weekend for any information.

There is still a slight handshake between the OPPO and the JVC projector until I get the
OPPO menu appearing on the screen (I had the same problem with the OPPO 203 which I
finally returned out of fustration).  If I put on a 4K disc, and once I get the OPPO menu
appearing on the screen, there is, again, a slight delay for the disc menu to appear.  I think
that I remember that there was a problem with the JVC's not immediately recognizing the
OPPO information.  But, at this point, I can live with it. (...And, maybe, I should read the
manual!)
« Last Edit: April 26, 2017, 11:09:17 PM by ed weinman »

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Re: OPPO 205 announced for April, 2017
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2017, 09:48:11 AM »
The 205 is a 203 with audio enhancements.   There should be no difference between the players with respect to video.   The 205 will still have the same disc related lockups that the 203 does. Both models use the same firmware.

If you use the single HDMI output for video and audio, you will not be able to take advantage of any of the audio enhancements.   Only if you use the analog outputs (no Atmos or DTS:X) to take advantage of the superior DAC, or the second audio output HDMI will the 205 offer anything more than the 203.

The audio-only HDMI output has a new Anti-Jitter circuit:

https://www.oppodigital.com/KnowledgeBase.aspx?KBID=129&ProdID=UDP-205


« Last Edit: April 27, 2017, 10:02:32 AM by cjake »
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Re: OPPO 205 announced for April, 2017
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2017, 10:22:40 AM »
Oh Craig, if only...I was reading the avsforum.com section regarding the 205 and,
although I was counting the hours/days/weeks until I could order...(and I thought
that I put in my order very early) there are many who had received it before me. 
On Friday, the 21st, I was praying that I would receive an email and, toward the evening,
 I received just that!  It was a relief that I wouldn't have to to wait over the
weekend for any information.

There is still a slight handshake between the OPPO and the JVC projector until I get the
OPPO menu appearing on the screen (I had the same problem with the OPPO 203 which I
finally returned out of fustration).  If I put on a 4K disc, and once I get the OPPO menu
appearing on the screen, there is, again, a slight delay for the disc menu to appear.  I think
that I remember that there was a problem with the JVC's not immediately recognizing the
OPPO information.  But, at this point, I can live with it. (...And, maybe, I should read the
manual!)

JVC projectors do have a 10 - 15 second handshake - that's just the way it is, but it should always sync. with a signal. Report back after you've used it for a while !  :)
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Re: OPPO 205 announced for April, 2017
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2017, 12:53:03 PM »
JVC projectors do have a 10 - 15 second handshake - that's just the way it is, but it should always sync. with a signal. Report back after you've used it for a while !  :)

Craig,

...will do...
Thanks

Re: OPPO 205 announced for April, 2017
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2017, 09:59:44 AM »
JVC projectors do have a 10 - 15 second handshake - that's just the way it is, but it should always sync. with a signal. Report back after you've used it for a while !  :)

Thanks, Craig.  I've gotten used to the handshake issue and it doesn't seem to be a problem for me.