Originally Posted by cdittmer
Bob, did everything as per your instructions above. It did not correct the problem. The discs that failed before still failed. I did try my copy of The Simpsons Movie (which I hadn't tested previously) and it did load properly, so apparently not all discs are affected as this and The Hobbit both work.. The Fox/MGM titles which weren't working last night were my James Bond titles. My two test discs (which always fail to load) are Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Snow White & The Huntsmen (I learned about these titles on the forums here from other users). Oppo tried their copy of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and could not replicate the problem. The problem exists for Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade as well (I didn't try Raiders). I also tested several other titles and found the same behaviour on Catch Me If You Can (Paramount), They Live (Shout Factory), several WWE Blu-rays etc. It happens more often than not.
Given the fact that in the last couple of days there have been 2 new posts from owners with the same exact same problem there has to be something to this issue. Is it possible there is a bad batch of players out there? There are now several owners in this forum alone reporting this behaviour.
My setup is similar but not identical to yours. I leave BD Live off (turning it on makes no difference, I have tried turning on and off all of the various network options, only the Internet option makes a difference), I connect via Ethernet but WiFi results in the same problem, I have a USB stick plugged into a back port (again unplugging it makes no difference), I also have a Pro Mod Chip (which I also disconnected with no difference noted).
Thanks again, I really appreciate your efforts.
If it were a player batch problem there would be WAY more than a couple of complaints. These things are made in big batches.
I just want to confirm that if you turn off Networking altogether in the OPPO Setup the problem does not happen, right? And with Networking turned on in Setup, the problem happens with EITHER Ethernet or Wifi attached, right?
Next step: Go into Setup > Device Setup > Firmware Information and compare the version numbers for ALL THREE parts of the firmware (Main, Loader, Sub/MCU) to the versions shown on the OPPO Support page for the 103. I'm particularly interested in your checking that the Loader and Sub/MCU parts are up to date. (Sub/MCU, for example, manages things like how the player powers up.)
I'm also going to ask you to test again with BD-Live ON (as well as Networking ON), but with one more proviso: Before powering down, stop the disc that's in the tray and then go into Setup and Erase Persistent Storage. Then do your Energy Efficient power cycle. There are known cases of poorly authored discs that get unhappy if they discover the player has Networking ON but BD-Live OFF. That same disc's authoring may leave stuff in Persistent Storage in that case which affects subsequent tries.
Also confirm that you've tried a test with GraceNote lookup OFF. This is another type of networking action that happens while the disc is loading (i.e., the player attempts to retrieve GraceNote data on that disc).
And also confirm that you've tried a test with Firmware Notification turned OFF. Again that's a type of networking action that happens during power up.
This still looks to me to be a networking related problem. We just haven't found the right part of your network setup to kick yet.