Originally Posted by sharkshark
Heck, it's in my brain (and on AVS) somewhere, but didn't we have to tweak 971 settings a bit too, reducing colour to -2?
Brightness and Contrast had to be adjusted on the OPDV971H due to the standard default settings varying from industry standard. These settings were discovered by end users, reported to OPPO, and OPPO always communicated with their customers the proper settings until they fixed it through firmware a subsequent firmware upgrade.
You see many of these issues with OPPO products. What is different from a lot of reported issues, is that OPPO generally fixes them. It may be a week later, it may be several months later, but many issues are resolved.
That is not to say they are perfect (all of their players still have problems) but the level at which they operate to fix issues higher than most CEs I have bought from.
That said, things like, I dunno, not playing a disc without barfing
would be in the "good to know" category...
These things are in a major case of flux, and it is possible that the firmware is not going through the entire QA processes (which is understandable, as if the firmware was always vetted through the highest levels of QA, Beta Testers would never get firmware to test) or it is passed through QA, issues are found, but the issues are minor compared to the overall integration of the player (ie. it is better to give us a slightly broken firmware and make progress elsewhere, than to give us nothing). For example, the current firmware has a penchant for not liking Fox Blu-ray discs. Office Space and French Connection now will not load, while Futurama and Firefly playback flawlessly. This will be quickly remedied, as the engineers were already aware of the issue.