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post #11851 of 11858 Old 01-24-2017, 04:58 AM
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When connecting the 95 via HDMI, whether 1 or 2 dividing video from audio, to a Marantz 8802, then to a Sony 940C with the 940C's input set to "Enhanced", no sound is heard. Oppo provided a BETA FW that resolved the issue but results in the unit locking up requiring a restart after pressing "stop" on the remote.
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post #11852 of 11858 Old 01-31-2017, 09:30 PM
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Does current firmware block SACD-R?

Hi everyone, I've been reading through all the posts, and trying to RTFM, but I can't seem to easily find a current answer. My current firmware is BDP9x-52-0707, and I wanted to use the Oppo iPad app, which is not working with this firmware.

If I update to the latest firmware, will I lose any functionality besides the beloved ISO functionality? I don't need the player to do this anymore, so I am willing to give that up to be able to use the iPhone app, but I do not want to lose the ability to play burned ISO SACD-R discs. Unless someone is willing to buy this unmodified player and give it a good home, I would like to use it to play hires flac files over a network, as well as SACD-R and the occasional movie, and the ability to use the ipad app without having to purchase a small HDMI screen to see what is going on, rather than having to turn on the older projection TV in that system would be nice.

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I have a note about SACD-R being removed from the 103, but nothing for the 93/95. Perhaps someone else can confirm that it still works in later firmware.

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post #11854 of 11858 Old 02-01-2017, 06:56 AM
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I don't have an answer to the SACD-R question either, but how important would that be if you could play DSD files over the network? I don't think the 9x series players can, but the 10x series and the 203 can and have significantly improved networking options. The 10x series players can also be used to rip any original SACDs you might have.
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At this point, my media is all on hard drive, so I would probably build a HTPC and use JRiver, and get a higher end DAC to handle the audio, rather than purchasing another proprietary player like the Oppo. Although their upcoming Sonica DAC looks like a nice solution as well for what building a low end HTPC and getting a modest DSD capable DAC would cost, without the bother and extra wires.

I emailed Oppo this morning, let's see what they say.
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Hey guys, I got a question about the 95's blu-ray playback. I've had the player about a year now and I've been very happy with how it plays blu ray discs. The quality in every type of scene has been great.

Lately, I've noticed some smearing or slight blurring especially in dark scenes. For example, watching Blair witch during the quick moving dark scenes the black areas have a 'tiredness' to them, like almost moving in slow motion. It's hard to describe. I also notice it in Star wars 7. Like motion blur but not quite. I'm wondering if anyone else notices smearing, or slower movement, or blurred areas when fast motion happens.

I want the best blu-ray playback possible for my pn51f8500 tv, and I don't know where this is coming from. Would I find better blu-ray video playback in the 105 or newer oppo models? Or is there a setting I could try?

I would really appreciate any help.
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Hey guys, I got a question about the 95's blu-ray playback. I've had the player about a year now and I've been very happy with how it plays blu ray discs. The quality in every type of scene has been great.

Lately, I've noticed some smearing or slight blurring especially in dark scenes. For example, watching Blair witch during the quick moving dark scenes the black areas have a 'tiredness' to them, like almost moving in slow motion. It's hard to describe. I also notice it in Star wars 7. Like motion blur but not quite. I'm wondering if anyone else notices smearing, or slower movement, or blurred areas when fast motion happens.

I want the best blu-ray playback possible for my pn51f8500 tv, and I don't know where this is coming from. Would I find better blu-ray video playback in the 105 or newer oppo models? Or is there a setting I could try?

I would really appreciate any help.
TIA.
What you are describing sounds like compression defects in the transfer to disc. I.e., they haven't used enough bit-rate for those scenes to keep the compression of the backgrounds from becoming noticeable.

If that's what it is, the defect is in the content on the disc and there's no setting in the player or TV that will make it go away. You can lower your Black levels (Brightness setting in the TV) to crush a bit more of the near-black content and make such stuff less visible, but the compression noise will be there none the less.

Your first task should be to spend some quality time with a calibration disc (such as "Spears & Munsil", Blu-ray) to make sure you haven't accidentally altered the level settings in your TV (Brightness for black levels, Contrast for whites, Color, Tint, and Saturation). Also check that you are still using the "best" Picture Mode choice for your TV -- likely whatever you were using before you started noticing this issue. Also check that you haven't accidentally turned on some of the video processing "enhancements" in your TV which may be screwing up the image.
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What you are describing sounds like compression defects in the transfer to disc. I.e., they haven't used enough bit-rate for those scenes to keep the compression of the backgrounds from becoming noticeable.

If that's what it is, the defect is in the content on the disc and there's no setting in the player or TV that will make it go away. You can lower your Black levels (Brightness setting in the TV) to crush a bit more of the near-black content and make such stuff less visible, but the compression noise will be there none the less.

Your first task should be to spend some quality time with a calibration disc (such as "Spears & Munsil", Blu-ray) to make sure you haven't accidentally altered the level settings in your TV (Brightness for black levels, Contrast for whites, Color, Tint, and Saturation). Also check that you are still using the "best" Picture Mode choice for your TV -- likely whatever you were using before you started noticing this issue. Also check that you haven't accidentally turned on some of the video processing "enhancements" in your TV which may be screwing up the image.
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Thank you for the quick reply. I havn't changed any setting at all on my tv or player since this happened. I have a file of Star wars 7 on my computer and compared it to how the 95 plays it and there is no blurry playback wahtsoever on the computer file.
I've played about 4 blu-ray discs and the two that I mentioned have this problem, it's funny that you mention low bit rate because is this was on youtube thats what I'd suspect it was. But star wars looks perfect on my computer at the place it doesnt on my tv.

I recently watched Monsters vs Aliens on bluray and it was perfect, no problems. Also the second Sin city I didn't notice any of this then either. The file of Star wars that looks perfect on my computer makes me think it's the 95's problem. That's why I've begun suspecting maybe the answer is a newer model.
I've been extremely happy with the quality of blu-ray on this tv until now. The Blair disc having low bit-rate makes sense, but the Star wars disc looks perfect on my computer so I would expect it to look the same on my tv. Maybe that's not correct tho.

I've begun considering the new 203-205 models. I'll watch The Dark Knight and Dark Knight rises this weekend and see what happens. Maybe I could try Avatar since that disc is considered reference level pq.

Any more info is always appreciated.
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