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Old 04-21-2017, 12:02 AM
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Well to bad HDMI does not daisy chain like scsi huh I have a laptop in the rack still and also a PC server that can stream any service and over ethernet and or using HDMI input that and an upcoming 4k TV with all the apps fits the bill Ok for me..

Order ID: 307xxx Estimated Date: Week Ending April 28, 2017.

Details Name Unit Price Quantity Total 1
UDP205 OPPO UDP-205 4K Ultra HD Audiophile Blu-ray Disc Player US$ 1,299.00

US$ 1,299.00 Warranty: 2 Year Standard Warranty for UDP205 (Included in Price)
Rack Mount Kit: None Sub Total:US$ 1,299.00 Shipping: US$ 32.00
Grand Total:US$ 1,331.00

So mine will be here next week.. I will do a review for you guys pro Vs cons on the 95, I don't own a 105 or a 105D. Also will need to give it some time for sound to break in too etc. But all the current connection I have should be a snap.
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C500C C500T preamp and a MX150 control center, (3)McIntosh 601 mono block amps, (1)7270 McIntosh amp driving rears in 7.1 (1)Halo A23 amp for side surround, & (1)452 McIntosh amp for main towers part of a bi-amp setup with 601's, Esoteric K-03 JL F212 sub all glued together with mostly all WireWorld & Moon Audio Black Dragon cables.

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Audeze LCD-X Sennheiser hd 800 & Sennheiser hd 700 cans, Woo Audio WA-6SE with Sophia Princess & matched pair of 6GL7/6EM tubes Black Dragon Cable upgrades on the HD700s!

Streaming Dac Gear
includes K03, high-end custom built Toshiba core i7 16 gigs Wireworld Platinum USB cable, Ipad mini & Itouch driving media center 20 for full remote control anywhere on property and even via web to have music on when I get home Also can remote control MX150 via web too.

Analog Rig
VPI Classic II running with a Dynavector 20X2-H MC Phono Cartridge

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For living room and outside rear deck is connected to MX150 with (1)Parasound 5250 amp. Oppo 95 , Sony ES777, (2)PPPs,

Speaker system
Builder of custom very high end Dynaudio's 2 Main towers, 1 super tweeter Dynaudio built system above each tower, 4 surrounds all Dynaudio Esoteric drivers 6.5 mids, esoteric dome tweeters, 2 rear surrounds, and a custom 5 speaker 2 7" drivers, 2 3" domes, and a d21 tweeter in the center channel to compliment my 2 300lb custom subs and a JL F212

Misc Build Features
AC Power Electrical overview is 4 20 amp 120 circuits all 10-3 wiring extra shielding with walls custom modded with cross bracing 2x6s over a 14" thick concrete with R19 and weather barrier

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Old 04-21-2017, 01:11 AM
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Dave.......Looking forward to your review. This should be interesting.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:05 PM
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Oppo may come along with the UDP-205D with streaming capabilities after the sales peak of UDP-205's has been reached. A Darbee version with streaming will probably add a couple hundred dollars to the retail price. I'll probably wait and bite when that happens, if it happens.
Hi Dan. Oppo has officially announced that there is no plan for a Darbee version of the 203 nor the 205 models, since it seems the Darbee chip is not compatible with the UHD format.

I will wait for the reviews, and the first few firmware updates, just in case, before I decide if I should consider the 205. As the happy owner of 4 Oppo models (980H, 95, 103 and 105), I am not sure if I need this new unit. There is no UHD TV in my foreseeable future, so unless there is a dramatic improvement in the sound quality, I may pass.

I am also disappointed that, once again, they did not include a larger display that can show album artwork, file folder names, metadata, etc. Ideally, I do not want to rely on a tablet or app in order to navigate the contents of a hard drive.

Also of note: no HDCD support and, like with the 203, no apps (I will miss the former, but could not care less about the latter).
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:50 PM
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Mine shipped today and I have a tracking number should be here next week thurs-Fri

Do you need Darbee for UHD? Would it even do anything?
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C500C C500T preamp and a MX150 control center, (3)McIntosh 601 mono block amps, (1)7270 McIntosh amp driving rears in 7.1 (1)Halo A23 amp for side surround, & (1)452 McIntosh amp for main towers part of a bi-amp setup with 601's, Esoteric K-03 JL F212 sub all glued together with mostly all WireWorld & Moon Audio Black Dragon cables.

Headphone Rig
Audeze LCD-X Sennheiser hd 800 & Sennheiser hd 700 cans, Woo Audio WA-6SE with Sophia Princess & matched pair of 6GL7/6EM tubes Black Dragon Cable upgrades on the HD700s!

Streaming Dac Gear
includes K03, high-end custom built Toshiba core i7 16 gigs Wireworld Platinum USB cable, Ipad mini & Itouch driving media center 20 for full remote control anywhere on property and even via web to have music on when I get home Also can remote control MX150 via web too.

Analog Rig
VPI Classic II running with a Dynavector 20X2-H MC Phono Cartridge

Also
For living room and outside rear deck is connected to MX150 with (1)Parasound 5250 amp. Oppo 95 , Sony ES777, (2)PPPs,

Speaker system
Builder of custom very high end Dynaudio's 2 Main towers, 1 super tweeter Dynaudio built system above each tower, 4 surrounds all Dynaudio Esoteric drivers 6.5 mids, esoteric dome tweeters, 2 rear surrounds, and a custom 5 speaker 2 7" drivers, 2 3" domes, and a d21 tweeter in the center channel to compliment my 2 300lb custom subs and a JL F212

Misc Build Features
AC Power Electrical overview is 4 20 amp 120 circuits all 10-3 wiring extra shielding with walls custom modded with cross bracing 2x6s over a 14" thick concrete with R19 and weather barrier
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Hi Dan. Oppo has officially announced that there is no plan for a Darbee version of the 203 nor the 205 models, since it seems the Darbee chip is not compatible with the UHD format.
Esteban.......Thanks for the update. I was just thinking outloud about the possibility of future Oppo players. I am still using 1080p televisions and I'm still pleased with their performance.
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Dave.......Looking forward to your review. This should be interesting.
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"The PSUPD is the ultra low-noise full discrete power supply kit for
the OPPO UDP series player".



"PSUPD for the OPPO UPD-205 coming soon!"
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Hi Dan. Oppo has officially announced that there is no plan for a Darbee version of the 203 nor the 205 models, since it seems the Darbee chip is not compatible with the UHD format.

I will wait for the reviews, and the first few firmware updates, just in case, before I decide if I should consider the 205. As the happy owner of 4 Oppo models (980H, 95, 103 and 105), I am not sure if I need this new unit. There is no UHD TV in my foreseeable future, so unless there is a dramatic improvement in the sound quality, I may pass.

I am also disappointed that, once again, they did not include a larger display that can show album artwork, file folder names, metadata, etc. Ideally, I do not want to rely on a tablet or app in order to navigate the contents of a hard drive.

Also of note: no HDCD support and, like with the 203, no apps (I will miss the former, but could not care less about the latter).
Interesting...the Darbee circuitry was compatible with the UHD 4K output as of the 105D we have here since 2014.
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Interesting...the Darbee circuitry was compatible with the UHD 4K output as of the 105D we have here since 2014.


Yes and no. It handles upscaljng to 4K.

But doubt if it can reprocess 4K to 4K.

Also in doubt is if the chipset will work with HDMI 2.0/HDCP2.2
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