Before I include the email I just sent to Oppo I thought I would let all of know that I am a big Oppo fan. I have owned a 981, and 2 983 dvd players. I currently own a 980 and obviously the BDP-983. I am using my BDP-983 in my bedroom, I am bitstreaming to a Pioneer Elite SC-05 receiver, and HDMI from the receiver to a Pioneer Kuro 5020 TV.
The BDP-983 is replacing a Oppo 983, and a Pioneer Elite 05 blu-ray player. I have sold both of these players so that shows the confidence I have in Oppo to fix the problems I have experienced. I got the player last Saturday, and have been playing blu-rays, SACD and dvds with no problems. The picture and audio quality is excellent.
I wanted to wait for the new firmware to come out before I wrote to Oppo since I knew that DVD Audio was a work in progress. I will say that most of the discs that I had problems with now play without problems. There is still one disc that doesn't play properly which I include in my email.
Lastly I have not voted yet, because I wanted to wait until the new firmware was released. I will not vote until either a new firmware is released that fixes my problems, or until Oppo instructs us to vote. I also wanted to thank all of the people on this forum for their contributions.
Below is the email I sent to Oppo this morning:
I am part of the 2nd EAP and I have several discs that I am having problems with. I downloaded the new software last night so the discs I am writing about are being used with the new firmware. I am using HDMI out bitstream to a Pioneer Elite sc-05 receiver.I also tried LPCM and had the same issues. I also have tested all of the discs in My Onkyo 805 HDDVD player, and the problems don't exist with that player.
1. Elvis 30 #1 Hits is a 5.1 DVD Audio discs with 6 stereo tracks at the end of the disc. When I attempt to play this disc it always goes to the stereo tracks at the end of the disc. Will not recognize the 5.1 tracks.
2.Rob Thomas Something to Be DualDisc-Will not play, just zeros on the player display. I have to shut the player down, and then hit eject while the player is off to get it to eject.
3. Jackson Browne Running on Empty DVD Audio-I am having issues with the menu, when I select audio set-up the player freezes. If I go straight to play it will play.
4. Neil Young Hawks & Doves 2ch DVD Audio- When I play the disc the songs are played back extremely slow, doesn't even sound like music.
5. Neil Young On the Beach 2ch DVD Audio- Same issues as #4.
I am writing to you to send you my feedback on the player so far. No issues with SACD discs yet, no CD issues. Blu-Ray and regular DVD both play very well.