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That's interesting. I played my copy after the firmware update and the audio dropout issue did not occur and I tried it a couple of times to confirm this. I did have my disc replaced by Sony but my replacement also had the audio dropout issues prior to the firmware update.

All this talk about playback issues on BDs even after the latest 103 update reminds me of what a mess the studios have made for us by hedging about Blu-ray development with every copy protection scheme known to man. That's one of the reasons I have kept my old PS3 in my home theater setup. I figure that if there is a BD that has glitches when played on both the 103 and PS3 something is probably wrong with the disc.
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Okay, so I'm facing a somewhat awkward problem with my setup. If I my Oppo BDP-103EU to my AV-receiver using HDMI Output 1 I'm only getting regular stereo PCM from my DTS:HD MA, Dolby True HD and FLAC 5.1 tracks. If I connect using HDMI Output 1 to my television, and Output 2 for audio only to my receiver I'm getting perfect bitstream of DTS:HD MA, Dolby True HD but no audio from FLAC whatsoever.

How come it's capable of decoding DTS:HD MA and Dolby True HD within my MKV's using HDMI Output 2 in audio only mode, but not when using HDMI Output 1 for both video and audio? It's capable of bitstreaming both while playing back actual Blu-Rays.

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I'm not seeing anything other than stereo while playing back Blu-Rays either..
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hi. i just bought this wd mybook essential 3tb external hard drive for my opp bd-95. i have the same problem with BD6675.... any solution found regarding this matter?

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hi. i just bought this wd mybook essential 3tb external hard drive for my opp bd-95. i have the same problem with BD6675.... any solution found regarding this matter?

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This is the -103 thread; are you asking about the -95?

The -93 and -95 do not support GPT partitioning which is required for drives over 2TB. You can partition it with MBR but the -95 will see only 1 partition, max size 2TB.

The -103/105 support GPT partitioning and, with recent firmware, lift the 2TB restriction.

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hello all im looking to make my player blu-ray region free...any one know of a trusted place also that works with the latest firmware update.....thanks ...can you pm me

hey hey ...bumb this...any one know .....Dumb uk steelbooks I got to have em...so i need it region free so i can watch ...if you dont have a region free kit dont reply

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hello all im looking to make my player blu-ray region free...any one know of a trusted place also that works with the latest firmware update.....thanks ...can you pm me

hey hey ...bumb this...any one know .....Dumb uk steelbooks I got to have em...so i need it region free so i can watch ...if you dont have a region free kit dont reply


if you go back 1-2 months in this thread, i'm sure you'll see answers to your question.

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...if you dont have a region free kit dont reply

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Good luck getting help with that attitude.. wink.gif

no attitude ...just want some one to help who has a region free kit not some one who will just look up on the internet and post a link of a site they never bought from and or have experienced with the product....thats a good way to get you card # stolen

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if you go back 1-2 months in this thread, i'm sure you'll see answers to your question.


I have.....found one site posted but the company no longer makes the kit ...and only about 6 posts about region free kits in this entire 300 pages of thread

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Bought a new 3D TV, , HDMI1 is connected from the player to the TV,HDMI2 connected to the none 3D AVR.The setting is on split A/V.
BUT I'm getting 3D image without the sound, but when I switch to 2D I'm getting both image and sound.
Any suggestions on how to solve it?
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I have.....found one site posted but the company no longer makes the kit ...and only about 6 posts about region free kits in this entire 300 pages of thread

Check out this web address: http://watershade.net/wmcclain/BDP-103-faq.html#region-free-modifications

Of the three mod suppliers, I use the JVB Digital mod for my 103 without any problems. However, this is not intended as or should be construed as an endorsement - you will have to try this out at your own risk.
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I have.....found one site posted but the company no longer makes the kit ...and only about 6 posts about region free kits in this entire 300 pages of thread

I bought an all regions modification kit from JVB Digital last month and installed it. It has performed flawlessly ever since. I posted the same link I am repeating here and, in a later post, commented about how easy it had been to remove the cover from the 103 and install the mod kit in it. Before I bought the mod, I did some research and discovered that owners of the Oppo 83 and 93 had bought earlier JVB digital modification kits for their players and had been satisfied. The good news is that you will be risking less than $85 if you buy a JVB digital modification kit.

If I may risk a word of advice, it's never a good idea to bump a question you asked less than 12 hours earlier, especially if your bump might be interpreted as having been arrogant. Sometimes a little patience can be rewarding.

If you had searched the thread for posts containing "all regions" in addition to your search for posts containing "region free" you would have found my posts and, probably, those of others. An all regions chip for Blu-ray can only select one region at a time, so if you have it set for Region A but want to play a Region B disc, you will have to reset the player. Thus no modification chip is "All Regions" for BDs. In stark contrast, for DVD playback, the chip can be set to Region 0 and will play all DVDs without further adjustment.
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Check out this web address: http://watershade.net/wmcclain/BDP-103-faq.html#region-free-modifications

Of the three mod suppliers, I use the JVB Digital mod for my 103 without any problems. However, this is not intended as or should be construed as an endorsement - you will have to try this out at your own risk.

Yeah, I should have added in my last post than I am not endorsing JVB digital either. All such Web outfits have a murky provenance so there is no telling how they will treat you if you have trouble. God knows, I learned that from the execrable World Import, from whom I bought an LG player they modified but which is now a boat anchor because, when it failed under warranty, World Import couldn't fix it and wouldn't replace it.
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Bought a new 3D TV, , HDMI1 is connected from the player to the TV,HDMI2 connected to the none 3D AVR.The setting is on split A/V.
BUT I'm getting 3D image without the sound, but when I switch to 2D I'm getting both image and sound.
Any suggestions on how to solve it?

I'm not familiar with the dual HDMI's on the Oppo but I have used the dual HDMI's on a Panasonic player. It would only work on the Panny if I set the audio to PCM rather than Bitstream when using the dual HDMI. Have you tried that?

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I bought an all regions modification kit from JVB Digital last month and installed it. It has performed flawlessly ever since. I posted the same link I am repeating here and, in a later post, commented about how easy it had been to remove the cover from the 103 and install the mod kit in it. Before I bought the mod, I did some research and discovered that owners of the Oppo 83 and 93 had bought earlier JVB digital modification kits for their players and had been satisfied. The good news is that you will be risking less than $85 if you buy a JVB digital modification kit.

If I may risk a word of advice, it's never a good idea to bump a question you asked less than 12 hours earlier, especially if your bump might be interpreted as having been arrogant. Sometimes a little patience can be rewarding.

If you had searched the thread for posts containing "all regions" in addition to your search for posts containing "region free" you would have found my posts and, probably, those of others. An all regions chip for Blu-ray can only select one region at a time, so if you have it set for Region A but want to play a Region B disc, you will have to reset the player. Thus no modification chip is "All Regions" for BDs. In stark contrast, for DVD playback, the chip can be set to Region 0 and will play all DVDs without further adjustment.

thanks for the reply...

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re. blu-ray region mods:

 

a few weeks ago i bought a BDP-103 from 220-electronics;

in the box was included a sheet giving the necessary instructions to change regions to either A or B or C.

 

most of my blu-ray discs are region A or All Region, and they all play well, but today i received in the mail a region B movie: The Pianist/StudioCanal Collection sold in the UK.

 

i put it in my player, which is supposedly set to Region A and, without changing to Region B, it played ok.

it seems that the mod from that company does not need changing region, it's done automatically.

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I'm not familiar with the dual HDMI's on the Oppo but I have used the dual HDMI's on a Panasonic player. It would only work on the Panny if I set the audio to PCM rather than Bitstream when using the dual HDMI. Have you tried that?

No I haven't, but will do so later.
But unlike Bitstream with PCM I'll be losing DTS Nero and Auddessy, unless I'm wrong.
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re. blu-ray region mods:

a few weeks ago i bought a BDP-103 from 220-electronics;
in the box was included a sheet giving the necessary instructions to change regions to either A or B or C.

most of my blu-ray discs are region A or All Region, and they all play well, but today i received in the mail a region B movie: The Pianist/StudioCanal Collection sold in the UK.

i put it in my player, which is supposedly set to Region A and, without changing to Region B, it played ok.
it seems that the mod from that company does not need changing region, it's done automatically.

you sure the disc wasn't all region....Zavvi.com list all its blu-ray as region B locked but a lot are region free...Here is a list from region B that are locked and or free Here also the tabs at the top can be changed to region C and A as well

Hidefninja.com has better resources on this if your a member and ask for permission to be allowed to use there collection manager

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you sure the disc wasn't all region....Zavvi.com list all its blu-ray as region B locked but a lot are region free...Here is a list from region B that are locked and or free Here also the tabs at the top can be changed to region C and A as well

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you sure the disc wasn't all region....Zavvi.com list all its blu-ray as region B locked but a lot are region free...Here is a list from region B that are locked and or free Here also the tabs at the top can be changed to region C and A as well

Hidefninja.com has better resources on this if your a member and ask for permission to be allowed to use there collection manager

I think you are right. All the BDs I have bought from Amazon UK, which are clearly marked Region B won't play with the player set to Region A. The same is true going the other way. Criterion Collection BDs are Region A only and will not play unless the player is set for Region A.
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Bought a new 3D TV, , HDMI1 is connected from the player to the TV,HDMI2 connected to the none 3D AVR.The setting is on split A/V.
BUT I'm getting 3D image without the sound, but when I switch to 2D I'm getting both image and sound.
Any suggestions on how to solve it?

In the player setup, under 3D settings, look for the option to blank HDMI-2.
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Bought a new 3D TV, , HDMI1 is connected from the player to the TV,HDMI2 connected to the none 3D AVR.The setting is on split A/V.
BUT I'm getting 3D image without the sound, but when I switch to 2D I'm getting both image and sound.
Any suggestions on how to solve it?

Check OPPO's nifty new collection of Knowledge Base articles for the BDP-103:

http://www.oppodigital.com/KnowledgeBase.aspx

You'll find one specific to your issue, with the fix posted by RDGRIMES above.

What's going on is that certain AVRs have a known bug in their HDMI implementation. Simply put, they say they can accept a signal they can't really accept. The symptom is just as you describe -- loss of audio, but only when playing 3D content while using a 2 HDMI cable configuration.

Rather than wait for those AVRs to fix their own firmware, OPPO added the Blank HDMI 2 option which keeps those AVRs happy.
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I have my BDP-103 connected to a Sony KDS-60A3000 TV/Video Display via HDMI. I've attempted to use the HDMI CEC in combination with the Sony "Bravia Sync". The Sony TV lists the BDP-103 as 2 devices, "Player 1" and "Audio System", but under the Audio System column it shows "Player 1" as "Connected" and "Audio System" as blank. Both entries show "Type" as "BDP-103". Perhaps this is because of the Audio Return Channel capability of the BDP-103?

The problem this causes is that when the BDP-103 is selected, the TV says "Audio system is unavailable" and switches its output to the TV speakers, and then will not allow me to select "audio system" in order to mute the TV speakers. I have the 103 connected to an A/V receiver via digital optical, so I don't want the TV speakers active when I'm watching video from the 103. Has anyone else experienced anything similar? Any suggestions to keep the 103 from appearing twice in the device list?
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I have my BDP-103 connected to a Sony KDS-60A3000 TV/Video Display via HDMI. I've attempted to use the HDMI CEC in combination with the Sony "Bravia Sync". The Sony TV lists the BDP-103 as 2 devices, "Player 1" and "Audio System", but under the Audio System column it shows "Player 1" as "Connected" and "Audio System" as blank. Both entries show "Type" as "BDP-103". Perhaps this is because of the Audio Return Channel capability of the BDP-103?

The problem this causes is that when the BDP-103 is selected, the TV says "Audio system is unavailable" and switches its output to the TV speakers, and then will not allow me to select "audio system" in order to mute the TV speakers. I have the 103 connected to an A/V receiver via digital optical, so I don't want the TV speakers active when I'm watching video from the 103. Has anyone else experienced anything similar? Any suggestions to keep the 103 from appearing twice in the device list?

Are you trying to feed the TV's audio back through the OPPO BDP-103 using Audio Return Channel on the HDMI cable that's also used to carry video from the OPPO *TO* the TV?

If so you have to use the Input button on the OPPO and select the Audio Return Channel Input on HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 (whichever is connected to the TV). Note that you can't *BOTH* send content video from the OPPO to the TV *AND* receive Audio Return Channel audio from the TV on that same cable at the same time. It's one or the other.

I presume the "Audio System" is not available because you haven't told the OPPO you want to listen on that Audio Return Channel.

If your intention is NOT to use Audio Return Channel, then you need to find a way to configure the Sony so that it does not try to do that. Some TVs don't have a Menu setting for that, but rather have you do it by picking a different HDMI socket on the TV. I.e., only one HDMI socket on the TV supports Audio Return Channel.
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Okay, so I'm facing a somewhat awkward problem with my setup. If I my Oppo BDP-103EU to my AV-receiver using HDMI Output 1 I'm only getting regular stereo PCM from my DTS:HD MA, Dolby True HD and FLAC 5.1 tracks. If I connect using HDMI Output 1 to my television, and Output 2 for audio only to my receiver I'm getting perfect bitstream of DTS:HD MA, Dolby True HD but no audio from FLAC whatsoever.

How come it's capable of decoding DTS:HD MA and Dolby True HD within my MKV's using HDMI Output 2 in audio only mode, but not when using HDMI Output 1 for both video and audio? It's capable of bitstreaming both while playing back actual Blu-Rays.

EDIT:

I'm not seeing anything other than stereo while playing back Blu-Rays either..

Check that your 103EU is set to a video output resolution of 720p or higher. For the HDMI 1 (only) test, be sure the HDMI 2 output is not also connected.

While playing the problem content, press the Info button on the remote. If playing a shiny disc, use Page Up/Down to see additional info. That will tell you what the player thinks it is being asked to play and what it is sending out on the two HDMI connections.

Are you only having these problems when playing MKV files? I.e., are DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHD working OK on HDMI 1 when playing regular Blu-ray discs? If so, there may be something strange in the authoring of your MKV files. The MediaInfo utility which has been discussed multiple times in this thread will display the details of what's in your media files.
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If you connect HDMI 1 direct to the display, then use HDMI 2 direct to the receiver for audio, do you have the same issues? Likely the receiver can't accept a 4K signal, but can generate a 4K signal.

Yes you are correct. If I go direct to the TV I am able to have the Oppo up scale 4K. Going through the Onkyo AVR it goes to black because the receiver does not have a 'pass through' only an up scale.
I should have been more careful in picking out my AVR.
I guess the solution is to send the Oppo HDMI 1 direct to the set and HDMI 2 for audio only to the receiver?
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Yes you are correct. If I go direct to the TV I am able to have the Oppo up scale 4K. Going through the Onkyo AVR it goes to black because the receiver does not have a 'pass through' only an up scale.
I should have been more careful in picking out my AVR.
I guess the solution is to send the Oppo HDMI 1 direct to the set and HDMI 2 for audio only to the receiver?

Very curious. I think you may be the first person to use the 4K upscaling on the 103 in here. How does it look?
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Are you trying to feed the TV's audio back through the OPPO BDP-103 using Audio Return Channel on the HDMI cable that's also used to carry video from the OPPO *TO* the TV?

If so you have to use the Input button on the OPPO and select the Audio Return Channel Input on HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 (whichever is connected to the TV). Note that you can't *BOTH* send content video from the OPPO to the TV *AND* receive Audio Return Channel audio from the TV on that same cable at the same time. It's one or the other.

I presume the "Audio System" is not available because you haven't told the OPPO you want to listen on that Audio Return Channel.

If your intention is NOT to use Audio Return Channel, then you need to find a way to configure the Sony so that it does not try to do that. Some TVs don't have a Menu setting for that, but rather have you do it by picking a different HDMI socket on the TV. I.e., only one HDMI socket on the TV supports Audio Return Channel.
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Bob,

Thanks for the help. It is not my intent to use the ARC. The TV is an HDMI 1.3 device and has no audio return capability, however it does have the capability to control an audio system via HDMI (such as an AVR connected by HDMI).

Despite that, I did attempt to set the BDP-103 input to ARC, but it correctly shows no ARC from the TV and will not allow the selection.

I won't be terribly disappointed if I can't use the HDMI control, but it is nice to have the BDP-103 appear with it's name and icon on the input list on the TV, rather than just the generic image of a disc with the label "HDMI 2 BD".

I was previously under the impression that the "Speakers" selection on the Sony TV did nothing more than turn the TV's internal audio system on and off, but apparently it also attempts to control the audio system if it thinks there is one connected with HDMI control, and then prevents the TV speakers from being turned off if it fails to find the audio system it thinks is connected. I think the problem is ultimately that the BDP-103 shows as 2 different devices in the device list.
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