Originally Posted by H8nXTC
... I then ordered one of those region-free mod. kits and installed it externally today, but it takes the single USB port (for power) which had my wireless dongle attached there. Was wondering if the Oppo 93 can use a USB hub so I can attach both? ...
I have had no problems with using hubs both unpowered and powered (Belkin, Aptiva, another one I had around which I don't remember ) on the USB ports. I have a small unpowered Belkin hub on the rear port to the region-free mod kit and to the Oppo Wi-fi adapter. It will also support a USB thumb drive.
I do not use USB hard drives powered over that bus with the Oppo. That might be hitting the power limit.
I have an externally powered USB drive attached to the front port for local storage. I use this as it lets me readily detach it from the Oppo and attach it to my computer so I may update the contents. I also have an external USB/eSATA dock which I will use via eSATA once the price of SATA internal drives comes back down as the industry recovers from the Thai floods.
Vizio M501D-A2r hdtv, Sony STR-DN1050 AVR, Oppo BDP-93 blu-ray, Samsung BD-UP5000 HD-DVD/Blu-ray combo, Roku 3, Apple TV
other older items of various types and vintages