Originally Posted by cdittmer
Bob, it happens on virtually all of my BD discs. All Universal Studios and Paramount titles for sure. I tried some MGM/20th Century Fox titles and they all failed to load. The only disc recently that has worked is the Hobbit. I have erased my Persistent Storage and it made no difference. What I meant by "completely loading" was that I could see the IP address appear on my Oppo and successfully run the Connection Test prior to the disc getting to the part where the disc menus should appear, there didn't seem to be a delay on the Oppo's part in connecting to the network.
I did watch the LED display on the Oppo itself during the power up sequence and the Oppo had already started loading the BD (as evidenced by the display reading BDMV) before the network icon appeared (this was all before the Oppo Main Menu screen became visible on my TV). During the Quick Start power up sequence the BDMV reading and the network icon appear simultaneously (which makes sense if the network connection is maintained even during power down). It's almost like in Energy Efficient mode the Oppo is loading the disc too quickly and there should be a second or two delay to allow the network connection to complete.
The Universal and Paramount titles frequently phone home well before they get to loading the menus to see if there are new Previews to stream. Even if there is no networking problem, they don't necessarily find them -- the studios have backed off their early enthusiasm for doing that -- but the discs look anyway.
You may be right that the disc loading is happening a bit too soon for Energy Efficient compared to the Network startup, but (1) that shouldn't lock up a properly authored disc, and (2) if it were true it would be easy for OPPO to reproduce. Seriously. If they told you they tried and couldn't duplicate what you are reporting you can believe it. They really do try what they say they are trying. Now, it could be they have not completely duplicated your player settings and cabling -- I don't know what exchanges you've had with them clarifying that.
I don't happen to have any Universal or Paramount titles handy as I write this, but for the heck of it I decided to try this with "The Simpson's Movie", which is a FOX title.
I'm using HDMI 1 (only), at explicit 1080p with Split A/V, 1080p/24 AUTO, LPCM Audio, YCbCr 4:4:4, Deep Color OFF (Dithered), 16:9 Wide/Auto, TV System Multi, 3D Mode AUTO, HDMI CEC OFF, and Wifi networking, BD Live ON, My Network ON, Gracenote ON. I also have a test USB stick plugged into the front port.
I powered up, Erased Persistent Storage, set Energy Efficient, put the disc in the Open tray, and powered down -- which also closes the Tray without ever starting to load the disc.
I then powered up.
On the subsequent power up (Energy Efficient), the disc loaded past the Previews to Top Menu without any problem.
With the disc now loaded, I power cycled again (Energy Efficient) with the disc stil in the tray, and once again it loaded past the Previews to Top Menu without any problem.
At this point I'm going to suggest you take a bigger hammer to the problem. This is a bit painful, because you'll have to re-enter your account credentials for any services you are using, but I'm going to suggest you do a complete Reset of the player. This is a good "first thing" to try whenever the player is behaving oddly -- particularly if others can't reproduce what you are seeing. To do that:
1) Remove any disc from the Tray
2) Go into Setup and jot down your personal settings if you don't have them memorized
3) Erase Persistent Storage
4) Reset Factory Defaults > Reset Accounts and Settings
5) When the Reset completes, exit the Setup menu and power down the player.
6) Pull the power plug for about 10 seconds <-- Do Not Skip This Step
7) Power up and re-enter your personal settings
8) Power down once more. Settings are saved during the power down cycle.
Now check and see if the same behavior is happening.