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OPPO Digital BDP-95 Audiophile 3D/Network Blu-ray Player - Product Profile

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OPPO Digital BDP-95 Blu-ray Player - Front View

OPPO Digital BDP-95 Blu-ray Player - Front View

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OPPO BDP-95 Blu-ray Player - General Product Overview:

The OPPO Digital BDP-95 Audiophile 3D/Network Blu-ray Player plays 2D and 3D Blu-ray Discs, provides 1080p DVD upscaling via HDMI, and has a 2nd A/V HDMI output for additional connection flexibility, including to non-3D HDMI home theater receivers. The BDP-95 also provides A/V content streaming from Netflix and Blockbuster, as well as from a home network. SACD/DVD-Audio playback is provided, as well as 2 USB ports for importing images and sound from flash drives. Also, two additional features are provided for those that desire above-and-beyond audio performance and connectivity: Sabre Reference Audio DACs and a set of balanced XLR audio output connections.

Disc Playback Compatibility:

The BDP-95 can play the following discs and formats: BD-Video, Blu-ray 3D, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, AVCHD, SACD, CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, DVD±R DL, BD-R/RE. NOTE: DVD-Audio and SACD are accessible by both 5.1 channel analog and HDMI outputs.

Video Connections:

The BDP-95 also provides DVD video upscaling to 720p, 1080i, 1080p output via HDMI connection (adaptable to DVI- HDCP).

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).

Standard definition video outputs include: Component Video (progressive or interlaced), and composite video.

Video Processing and Adjustments:

Video processing and upscaling for HDMI output 1 is provided by an Marvell Kyoto-G2 QDEO 88DE2750 chip. Video processing and scaling for HDMI output 2 is provided by an onboard OPPO video scaling chip made by Mediatek.

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:

Besides digital audio output via two HDMI outputs, additional audio output options include: Digital Optical, Digital Coaxial.

Analog Audio Outputs:

One set of 7.1 Channel analog audio outputs, one dedicated 2-channel audio output via RCA connections, and one dedicated set of two channel audio balanced outputs via XLR connections.

Audio Playback Capability:

The BDP-95 provides both on-board decoding to multi-channel PCM as well as undecoded bitstream output for decoding via a Home Theater Receiver for all provided Dolby and DTS audio formats. This means that if your Home Theater receiver has the ability to access multi-channel PCM signals via HDMI or 5.1/7.1 channel analog audio outputs, you can employ the built-in decoders in the BDP-95.

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.

Network/Internet Connectivity:

Network/Internet Connectivity via Ethernet or provided USB WiFi adapter. Access is provided to Netflix and BLOCKBUSTER On Demand streaming services as well as media files stored on network connected devices, such as Media Servers and PCs.

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.

Memory

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.

Power Supply:

Audiophile-grade power supply with Rotel-designed Toroidal power transformer.

Control Connections:

RS232 and IR sensor connections connections are provided. This allows more efficient integration with a central IR-based or PC-based remote control system. These connection options are provided for full control integration in custom-installed home theater installations.

Final Take:

There is a lot to like about the OPPO BDP-95 Blu-ray Player, including with both 3D and 2D Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, SACD/DVD-Audio/CD/CDR/RW discs. Another, practical feature is that unlike many Profile 2.0 (BD-Live) capable Blu-ray disc players, the BDP-95 does not require the addition of external memory to access BD-Live functions, unless additional memory is desired by the user. In addition, the incorporation internet and network streaming and two HDMI outputs adds additional connection and operational flexibility.

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.

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