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post #40471 of 40495 Old 08-14-2015, 08:22 PM
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As Bill suggested, the forum is the best place, if you like it, Dark Side of the Moon is a winner.

Thank you, Her.


I actually prefer The Wall better (and have it on an original vinyl pressing ) but you're not the first person who has raved about DSOTM so I will consider it...thanks again!

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If you like rock, check out anything that Steven Wilson has remixed. He's done a number of albums for Yes, King Crimson, Tears for Fears, XTC, Porcupine Tree, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Jethro Tull and others. Most very highly regarded by audiophiles.

There's a list here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Wilson_discography


Check out the Mobile Fidelity and Audio Fidelity web sites. Both have a wide selection of SACD's. A large number of these are the best sounding versions out there and cover all genres. They also appreciate in value, with many selling for big bucks after they go OOP.

Hard to be more specific about titles without knowing what kind of music you are interested in.

Thanks SO much for your feedback as well, triodes, and for providing that link. Much appreciated.


I enjoy pretty much anything -- from jazz to classic/modern rock to old-school hip hop and even electronica...so anything you suggest, as you did, would be very helpful.


I will check out that link when I have a sec...thanks again!

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Hey folks,
Just got a BDP-83 with some issues. First things first, what do you guys think all these mods are for? I'm guessing improved stereo sound, better power supply, maybe regional unlocking? What do those dang dipswitches do? Why are there all those uninsulated wires in there?








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If returning it for a refund is an option, that's what I would probably do. Otherwise, if you got a good enough deal on it, it might be worth sending to Oppo to have them sort it out.

It looks like the mods that were done were a real hack job. All of those uninsulated wires crossing paths with each other can't possibly be a good thing. It looks like the intent was to upgrade the power supply and improve the analog outputs.

No idea what the switches are for. When you flip them, do any lights in your house turn on and off?
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Dang, what a hack job. Hopefully the person grows up to be a tech someday.

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I found it in an ewaste bin. Has all kinds of issues. The tray was stuck open because some teeth on a gear were ground off. Fixed that with some careful surgery, but now it's got other weird issues. Often doesn't read disks, I put them in and it says loading forever, unless I power down and back on. Then sometimes it'll spool up and read the disk. Or, if I flip it upside down. It also had an issue after I put it back together where the magnet on the spindle is too strong to break free from the piece on top of the drive when you press open. That seems to have been mostly fixed by me putting a piece of electrical tape over the magnet to reduce the force needed to disengage. so, should I insulate those wires or what? I really want to know what the switches do. I can't tell, but I'm using HDMI out for sound so maybe they do nothing while using a digital out. Sound also dropped out last night while trying to watch a bluray. Might have something to do with the wires touching? Who knows.

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I found it in an ewaste bin. Has all kinds of issues. The tray was stuck open because some teeth on a gear were ground off. Fixed that with some careful surgery, but now it's got other weird issues. Often doesn't read disks, I put them in and it says loading forever, unless I power down and back on. Then sometimes it'll spool up and read the disk. Or, if I flip it upside down. It also had an issue after I put it back together where the magnet on the spindle is too strong to break free from the piece on top of the drive when you press open. That seems to have been mostly fixed by me putting a piece of electrical tape over the magnet to reduce the force needed to disengage. so, should I insulate those wires or what? I really want to know what the switches do. I can't tell, but I'm using HDMI out for sound so maybe they do nothing while using a digital out. Sound also dropped out last night while trying to watch a bluray. Might have something to do with the wires touching? Who knows.
Putting electrical tape over the magnet doesn't sound like a great solution. Since you paid nothing for it, I'd suggest (again...) sending it to Oppo and let them sort it out. Their repair rates are very reasonable, though I wouldn't be surprised if undoing the mad scientist hack job means it would cost a bit more than their standard repair charge ($79 IIRC).
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After studying the photos, I believe the 2 dip switches are there so that you can switch gears. 2 switches = 4 gears (presuming the derailleur is in the rear).

But I suspect your main problem is that you are missing a piece. A device like this should only be used in a lab (preferably a lab in some derelict castle) which features an operating Jacob's Ladder.
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I have a problem with one of my two Oppo BDP-83 players (SN E223B00952954805 Manufactured Dec.2009). Looks like others here have recently posted about having at least some of these symptoms as well, and based on the replies, it looks like I'll probably need to send it in to Oppo for servicing, but FWIW, here's the description of the problem...


The problem started intermittently a year or so ago & has gradually increased in frequency of occurrence, but is still somewhat erratically intermittent...


Often, after an hour or so of playing a disc (any disc), the video & audio will begin to sputter (stop and start in short bursts). Sometimes after a few moments of this, it then "plays through" the sputtering and normal play resumes. However, often times it won't "play through" and the screen freezes, with the various "play", "enter", "fwd", "rev" and "next/prev" buttons doing nothing. Upon ejecting the disc, I discover the disc to be very hot. Generally, after letting things cool off a while (10-15 minutes or so), & reloading the disc, normal play can resume. (Note, this intermittent problem happens both with DVDs & with Blu-Rays.)


Lately, sometimes this problem (video & audio sputtering) also occurs when I first load a disc - even on DVD & Blu-Ray top menus, when both the machine & disc are freshly turned on and cold. (BTW, all these discs play fine on my other machines, without any such sputtering, so the problem isn't with the discs.)


The other evening while watching a DVD, after about an hour, the usual problem appeared (the audio & video sputtering began and the screen froze, with the DVD quite hot when I ejected it). However, after waiting the usual time - about 10-15 minutes - and letting the DVD and the machine cool off, I reloaded the disc, but when the tray closed, instead of it loading and playing, the display just read "No Disc" - and none of the various "play", "enter", "fwd", "rev" and "next/prev" buttons did anything. I then tried numerous other DVDs & Audio CDs, each with the same "No Disc" result being displayed after the disc tray closed with the disc inside. However, each Blu-Ray disc I tried loaded and played normally.


I turned the unit off, unplugged it for a while, then replugged it, turned it back on, checked to make sure "BD Live" was off - if was off - then I went into "Setup / Device Setup" and did a "Reset Factory Defaults" and then "Erase Persistent Storage". I then turned the unit off and back on again - and also made sure "BD Live" was still off - and it was still off.


Immediately following that, I still had problems, but with slightly different results... For the rest of the night - each DVD I tried (all of which, again, play fine on my other machines) still didn't play on this BDP-83 - when the tray closed, some DVDs immediately displayed "No Disc" - but some displayed "Loading" and then after a while either "DVD", "Unknown Disk", "00:00:00" or "Root Menu" - but, regardless of what message displayed, none would actually play - pressing "play","enter","fwd", "rev", "next/prev" chapter, etc. did nothing. Audio CDs behaved essentially the same way as DVDs (displaying either "No Disc" or "00:00:00" - but didn't play). However, Blu-Rays did seem to load and play. I turned the unit off and by morning, these same DVDs and Audio CDs would each load and play, but after a while the problem with DVDs and Audio CDs returned - some would play for a while and then the sputtering/stoppage would occur, others would display error messages when the tray closed and not play at all ...


Note, I have the latest firmware installed: BDP83-60-1110 / Loader Version: BT0500 85750500 / Sub Version: MCU83-27-0326 / Chip Version 0B.00.01.00 .


I love the machine & its performance (aside from this set of problems), so I guess it's finally my turn to send the unit back to Oppo for servicing... (When doing so, should I find a way to double box, or is using just the original Oppo box & packing materials sufficient? And should the power cord, remote, etc. be enclosed or just the BDP-83 itself?)
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I love the machine & its performance (aside from this set of problems), so I guess it's finally my turn to send the unit back to Oppo for servicing... (When doing so, should I find a way to double box, or is using just the original Oppo box & packing materials sufficient? And should the power cord, remote, etc. be enclosed or just the BDP-83 itself?)
The OPPO box is fine, if you have the original packing. You need to send just the unit, not the power cord, etc.

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@r-gordon-7. Mine was doing the exact same thing, cleaning the laser per Oppo's support resolved the issue. Its definitely worth a try.
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After studying the photos, I believe the 2 dip switches are there so that you can switch gears. 2 switches = 4 gears (presuming the derailleur is in the rear).

But I suspect your main problem is that you are missing a piece. A device like this should only be used in a lab (preferably a lab in some derelict castle) which features an operating Jacob's Ladder.
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The only thought that comes to my mind is when you are flipping the switches and wondering what they are doing, it is the porch light that is turning on and off.

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one switch is for 4K and the other for HDMI 2.0 HDCP 2.2...
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If you do send it back, let us know what happens.
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If you do send it back, let us know what happens.

Actually it is not my player as I would never do such a terrible thing to my BDP 83. Forum member WtihAlligators found it a ewaste bin. Somebody discarded for recycling.
Official OPPO BDP-83 Owner's Thread [technical talk only]

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Even if he had to pay $150 or so to return it to its original specs and performance, it would be worth it. Used 83s still fetch a couple of hundred bucks or more on the used market.

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Actually it is not my player as I would never do such a terrible thing to my BDP 83. Forum member WtihAlligators found it a ewaste bin. Somebody discarded for recycling.
Official OPPO BDP-83 Owner's Thread [technical talk only]



Ooops, my bad. I have to stop quick reading these threads.

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Haha, these replies gave me a kick. So, these switches aren't a hackjob version of a common mod? That's disappointing. Oh well. But seriously. Uninsulated wires? Wires insulated with shoelaces? What's happening?
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It was probably a home-brew mod. Then the loader died and the owner pulled out whatever valuable parts were inside and binned the rest. Zero chance of anyone getting this running properly. Salvage what parts you can, sell them online and bin the rest.

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