OPPO BDP-95 Blu-ray Player - General Product Overview:
Disc Playback Compatibility:
High definition video outputs include: Two HDMI outputs, either of which can be used for 2D and 3D Blu-ray Disc playback. Both HDMI outputs are adaptable to DVI-HDCP video output compatibility with adapter (2D only output using DVI).
Video Processing and Adjustments:
On-board adjustments are provided for Sharpness/Contrast/Brightness/Saturation as well as video processing/scaling adjustments for Edge Enhancement and Noise Reduction. It is important to note that the video adjustment setting options provided for the HDMI 1 and HDMI 2 outputs are slightly different, due to the use of separate video processing chips for each HDMI output.
The BDP-95 provides switchable NTSC/PAL output - automatic PAL/NTSC bi-directional conversion (non-region coded discs only).
The BDP-95 supports multiple levels of aspect ratio control and image zooming, including a vertical stretch mode for users with a 2.35:1 CIH (Constant Image Height) projector. A unique subtitle shift feature allows you to move the subtitle up and down, making it possible to see all subtitle text when using a 2.35:1 CIH display.
Dgital Audio Outputs:
Analog Audio Outputs:
Audio Playback Capability:
On the other hand, if your home theater receiver also has built-in decoders for the above formats, you can use the receiver, instead, to decode the digital bitstreams provided via HDMI or Digital Optical or Digital Coaxial connections.
However, it is important to note that Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio bitstreams cannot be sent via Digital Optical/Coaxial Connections. If using these connections, the BDP-95 will send a standard Dolby Digital or DTS bitstream to your home theater receiver.
The BDP-95 also features two Sabre ES9018 Reference Audio DAC chips specially allocated to both the 2-channel and 5.1/7.1 channel analog outputs. These DACs provide enhanced audio performance for those that need or desire high-performance analog audio output capability. This is especially useful for DVD-Audio, SACD, or CD audio playback in high-end audio systems, where extended dynamic range,fidelity, and low noise are critical to the discriminating listening experience.
USB and eStata:
Front and Rear mounted USB 2.0 ports for digital photo, video, and music content access via flash drive are also provided. eSATA Port for access to media files stored on large external hard drives.
2 GB of total internal memory. 1 GB provided for access to BD-Live functions. However, memory capacity can be expanded via flash drive if desired using one of the two USB ports.
However, the star of the show is the incorporation of a hefty power transformer, high-end DACs, and both RCA and Balanced XLR analog audio outputs. If you connect audio to the rest of your home theater system digitally via HDMI or Digital Optical/Coaxial connections, then you do not need the extra digital-to-analog audio processing and analog audio connection features offered by the BDP-95 - you should consider OPPO's BDP-93 instead, as it has the same digital bitstream output and video processing capabilities as the BDP-95. However, if you are a discriminating audiophile and desire the best in 7.1 or two-channel analog audio listening capability, the BDP-95 has it for less than $1,000.