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Post by TNRabbit » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:22 pm

James: your avatar is just too goddamn big! O:)

Are you trying to compensate for something...??? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Mr. M-500t » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:36 am

TNRabbit wrote:James: your avatar is just too goddamn big! O:)

Are you trying to compensate for something...??? :lol: :lol: :lol:
I agree,

Hey Dave, get a handle on that kid of yours ! O:)

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Post by DaveS » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:37 am

If I do anything he will just screw up something of mine, it`s best to leave sleeping dogs lie.

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Post by BillD » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:08 pm

So, I guess when I upgrade, I need to have a receiver with HDMI 1.3. I know the Oppo supports that already, but I understand it is an interim standard (WIP).
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Post by OBI56 » Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:28 pm

BillD wrote:So, I guess when I upgrade, I need to have a receiver with HDMI 1.3. I know the Oppo supports that already, but I understand it is an interim standard (WIP).
Oppo currently only supports HDMI 1.1 as per this line in their HD-981-HD spec sheet:
Video Characteristics:

HDMI: HDMI Specifications 1.1, CEA-861-B

When any new standard like HDMI 1.3 is announced it usually takes a few months for it to actually appear in most new equipment; the time needed to get rid of the old stuff in inventory.
Why let facts or common sense get in the way of your opinions.

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Post by carversound » Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:25 pm

HDMI 1.0

Released December 2002.

* Single-cable digital audio/video connection with a maximum bitrate of 4.9Gbps. Supports up to 165Mpixels/sec video (1080p60Hz or UXGA) and 8-channel/192kHz/24-bit audio.

[edit] HDMI 1.1

Released May 2004.

* Added support for DVD Audio.

[edit] HDMI 1.2

Released August 2005.

* Added support for One Bit Audio, used on Super Audio CDs, up to 8 channels.
* Availability of HDMI Type A connector for PC sources.
* Ability for PC sources to use native RGB color-space while retaining the option to support the YCbCr CE color space.
* Requirement for HDMI 1.2 and later displays to support low-voltage sources.

[edit] HDMI 1.2a

Released December 2005.

* Fully specifies Consumer Electronic Control (CEC) features, command sets, and CEC compliance tests.

[edit] HDMI 1.3

Released 22 June 2006.[7] [8]

* Increases single-link bandwidth to 340 MHz (10.2 Gbps)
* Optionally supports 30-bit, 36-bit, and 48-bit xvYCC with Deep Color or over one billion colors, up from 24-bit sRGB or YCbCr in previous versions.
* Incorporates automatic audio syncing (lip sync) capability.
* Supports output of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio streams for external decoding by AV receivers.[9] TrueHD and DTS-HD are lossless audio codec formats used on HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. If the disc player can decode these streams into uncompressed audio, then HDMI 1.3 is not necessary, as all versions of HDMI can transport uncompressed audio.
* Availability of a new mini connector for devices such as camcorders.[10]
* The Sony PlayStation 3 is the first product available on consumer market with HDMI 1.3.[11]
* Epson has released the EMP-TW1000 as the first display supporting 30-bit deep color.[12]

[edit] HDMI 1.3a

Released 10 November 2006.[13]

* Cable and Sink modifications for Type C
* Source termination recommendation
* Removed undershoot and maximum rise/fall time limits.
* CEC capacitance limits changed
* RGB video quantization range clarification
* CEC commands for timer control brought back in an altered form, audio control commands added.
* Concurrently released compliance test specification included.
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Post by audiophile101 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:43 am

I'm glad you like it, but listning to anything besides original cd's or records is just pointless with my setup. Even if I copy a cd in the highest quality it still turns out dull and lacking life. The bass it boomier and the treble is harsher. I've done a/b comparisons for people and they all agree. Sometines I wish I never got into this hi-fi stuff, that way i would have just been happy with whatever.

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Post by Mr. M-500t » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:56 am

audiophile101 wrote:I'm glad you like it, but listning to anything besides original cd's or records is just pointless with my setup. Even if I copy a cd in the highest quality it still turns out dull and lacking life. The bass it boomier and the treble is harsher. I've done a/b comparisons for people and they all agree. Sometines I wish I never got into this hi-fi stuff, that way i would have just been happy with whatever.
Don't give up friend, you'll get there ! O:)

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Post by carversound » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:07 am

If you copy your music in (wav)lossless, it is the same as orginal, exact same bit rate (1411.2 kbps) of original cd.,
THAT IS HAVE OF THE PROBLEM
Then you need a good dac (soundcard internal or external)
Try one of these, good price
http://www.audiotrak.net/products/prodigyhd2/
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... mot_widget
Both have easy swapable opamp sockets
I like the lm4562na by national semiconducter/ they'll give you up to 5 free samples, just pay for shipping
The distortion on these op amps is 0.00003%
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Post by Toy Maker » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:24 am

hell, $230's not bad at all....

WAY cheaper than the WiFi Transporter @ $2000, but the big downfall for me is having to have the puter right with my stereo. I really like the flexability of the Squeezebox's WiFi. They are around $300, but I doubt the DAC is to Audiophile standards.
The best of both worlds I guess is using a $300 WiFi Squeezebox, using the optical output, and run that into the DAC you have listed above?
WiFi wav files, into a good DAC, then on to the stereo... and all for around $530... that's not too bad.....

If you use a Squeezebox, the good thing is you are NOT using any audio output from the computer at all, so it doesn't matter how crappy your soundcard is... It's all through your router as raw data.

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