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post #27601 of 27607 Old 07-19-2015, 10:04 PM
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Over the last month I have been having some major issues with my BDP-93 and wanted to see if anybody has a solution. Keep in mind that I have not changed firmware or anything else, the problems started happening at random!

The first fault is that my player locks up before it gets to the title screen on some Blu-ray discs, this has only happened a handful of times but is 100% replicable on the same discs. They always lock up on preview screens or fanfare screens (at the very beginning of the track) the player just sits there displaying the track number, then eventually my TV goes in to sleep mode.

The second fault is I can't change regions to play international Blu-rays any more; I am locked to region A no matter how many times I enter the code to change, with numerous times of powering the device off and on etc, it simply does not change! I have the cheaper mod where you need to press dimmer 3 times followed by mute and select either 1, 2, 3, to change to desired regions. DVDs that used to work are also not working so it is not isolated to BD.

The third problem is subtitles fail to work for any disc now. When I select the subtitle the player fails to save my selection, it acts as if I made no selection, in other words the subtitles screen shows me that I have no subtitles selected after I select one.

I am assuming that the region free chip might have something to do with the bulk of the issues but I am not entirely sure what is happening. I am from Australia and there are no service centres in my state so I would like to try and troubleshoot from my end before shipping it off.

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Over the last month I have been having some major issues with my BDP-93 and wanted to see if anybody has a solution. Keep in mind that I have not changed firmware or anything else, the problems started happening at random!
Have you tried this procedure (from the BDP-83 FAQ, but it is generally useful): What do I do if a Blu-ray disc will not load or play, or if it freezes the player?

Are you running current firmware? You might try reinstalling it from USB even if so.

As a diagnostic, it would be good to eliminate the region free mod as a factor if nothing else works. Is it removable?

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Have you tried this procedure (from the BDP-83 FAQ, but it is generally useful): What do I do if a Blu-ray disc will not load or play, or if it freezes the player?

Are you running current firmware? You might try reinstalling it from USB even if so.

As a diagnostic, it would be good to eliminate the region free mod as a factor if nothing else works. Is it removable?

-Bill
Hey. I had already updated to the latest firmware and reset factory settings before I posted in here. I will have to open this player up and see about removing the chip. I think it might be soldered in, though I am unsure.
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I will say this for the Oppo 93, we all know how long it has been in production, what I will add is I played over 1000 DVDs through mine and it works fine. It also is a good performer with CD and SACDs, maybe played 200 spins; although I usually play music on another player.

Funny it will not play a few DVDs while my cheapo Panasonic will, but nevertheless, played in analogue, or HDMI, it is a real good performer.

Note: well taken care of, seldom moved. I am including Blu-ray as DVDs

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I'm also very happy with my BDP-93, which I've had for three years.

I got it initially to bring the sound quality of my Blu-rays up to parity with my Denon 2910 DVD/CD/DVD-A/SACD, as I had noticed that my original Blu-ray player, a Panasonic BD50, didn't sound as rich playing standard CDs as the Denon did.

This was while I was running multichannel analog into my pre-HDMI Yamaha RX-V457.

It did that in spades, upgraded the video as well, and turned me on to DLNA playing of music - including 5.1 96/24 FLACs - off my PC over my LAN. So what if it can't have music "pushed" to it by a graphical player like JRiver - its composite video output can let me leave my projector off and use a 9" LCD screen to browse my server and pull down music - in the dark, with no handshake interruptions from turning the dashboard on or off.

(Why Yamaha limits its AVR's DLNA play capability to stereo I don't understand.)

Now my 93's driving an RX-A1030 over HDMI and I'm watching films in 7.1 with a DAC that's in the same family as the ones in the BDP-xx5 players.

I don't understand why Oppo hobbled the composite jack on its later players. They don't have to put out video from disks - but at least let us see the machine's own menus in its DLNA network browser! I don't see what complaint the movie industry could have about that.

Until that happens, I'm sticking with the 93! I've made it region-free for DVDs with the SuperDisk, and I've never found a disk it couldn't play (I don't have any HD DVDs).

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A quick question that I have been considering:

Will Oppo 93 work with 3 WD Elements 2tb 3.0 portable hard drives (powered by USB)?

I wasn't sure if I would need a powered USB hub so I was considering the Belkin AC powered USB 2.0 Hub to plug the 3 portable hard drives in.

I wasn't sure if portable hard drives would work on the Oppo. It's easier to unplug & plug into the computer if I want to switch .iso files when I use a portable drive.

Also I've been reading that some USB hubs won't show all the drives on the Oppo. I wasn't sure if there was someone that has been using portable hard drives with a USB hub that found a combination that worked well.

Again I would be using 3 portable WD hard drives plugged into USB port. The drives are 3.0 USB drives & the hub would be USB 2.0

For the portable hard drives I was considering the WD Elements 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN) and for the USB hub I was considering the Belkin AC Powered Ultra-Slim Series 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub (F4U040v)

Thanks for your replies.

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Since the Oppo's USB jack is 2.0, it doesn't matter that only part of your intended rig is 3.0, since it will only be able to run at 2.0 speeds regardless.

If the drives are 3.0 and you've got a 3.0 port on your PC to use to write to the drives, that would be good, but for playback through the Oppo it wouldn't matter.

Now it's someone else's turn to answer the rest of his question, since I use the 93's ethernet jack for UPnP/DLNA network play of music and home videos I shoot with my DSLR - I've never plugged in a local outboard drive.

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