Have you upgraded? Does the Oppo need on-screen interaction when you run the updater software as my Mac is not that portable!
My 205 is still on USB firmware USB-0112.
There is a USB-0115 and a USB-0118. There’s also a rumoured USB-0119 ‘beta’.
USB-0118 adds full MQA unfold/decoding via the USB DAC input, though apparently causes issues with DSD playback on some systems (Linux based I believe).
I have no idea what USB-0115 brings to the table. Can’t find a changelog.
I ask as yesterday I found this in a drawer unused:
Updated my gen 10.5" iPad Pro to current iPadOS and managed to find a suitable USB A to B male to male lead to connect to the 205, and Apple Music playback in hi-res lossless worked.
I was hoping the Oppo would output the audio over optical so that I could use it as a transport and the Nova as the rendere DAC via optical in from the Oppo. (Terminology???)
While both Nova optical inputs see ‘something’ with 32 kHz and 48 kHz shown on the Nova’s screen when I link via optical, these inputs are silent.
Tried (very late) via L/R RCA out from the Oppo to the 282 and that worked but perhaps as the oppo was cold, perhaps because of a cheap RCA-RCA lead, perhaps due to fiddling with Oppo audio ‘filters’ and not having it connected to a display I wasn’t over impressed with the sound.
That may change, and I have to say using iPad with animated artwork and scrolling lyrics on tap was nice:
So I guess my question boils down to:
1 - Have you updated the USB firmware?
2 - Any negatives or positives?
3 - Any idea what USB-0115 helped?
4 - I believe if I install USB-0115 then USB-0118 I can revert to USB-0115, but no obvious way to downgrade to USB-0112
5 - Do you need the 205 hooked to a monitor/TV via HDMI to update?
6 - Do any of the updates enable output of the DAC input over optical/co-axial as I suspect my Nova would sound better in the D/A department
An additional question - the UDP-205 has been moth-balled for ages - I’m getting 2-3 loud relay click at startup, is this normal?