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tenmad899's Avatar tenmad899 07:49 PM 08-30-2013
Just to update: after I have correctly set up my DDNS, now the issue becomes "the input of password for the router" instead of TV screen turns completely green. Pls see attached photo shots. BDP 103 requires me to enter password for the router while I want to open up subdirectory, but what button on the control should I press to get qwerty keypad appeared?

Bob Pariseau's Avatar Bob Pariseau 07:50 PM 08-30-2013
Press Enter, and the on screen virtual keyboard will come up.
--Bob
z06gal's Avatar z06gal 12:22 AM 08-31-2013
I am experiencing an issue that may be related to what Bob explained above although I honestly don't know. My display is a Panasonic AE8000 projector. I have my directv receiver connected to the Oppo as I want to use it for everything but when I switch from one input to the other the picture goes on and off constantly but I do not lose audio. I have tried switching out cables. It runs beautifully until I switch inputs. Any ideas how to fix this? Thanks


Robin
Ricoflashback's Avatar Ricoflashback 09:07 AM 08-31-2013
***Bass Problem Solved***

As I mentioned earlier, my bass response on Redbook CD's was not that stellar with my Pioneer SC65 AVR receiver (Class D amp) into my 7.1 HT setup. SACD's and Bluray were fine, but CD's left something to be desired.

Turns out that it was an "amp" issue more than anything. I added an MMC-7 channel amplifier (Class D amp) from Wyred4Sound (220 wpc versus 130 wpc plus dedicated power - discrete from input to output for each channel) and the difference is night and day.

The new amplifier has breathed new life into my speakers and older CD's. Two channel music sounds absolutely fantastic from the OPPO 103. Big bass punch, solid mids and great treble (highs).

So here is a quick question on older CD's and playing music in general with my OPPO:

In terms of quality and sound - - this is how I would rate it:

1. SACD and Bluray
2. CD's
3. MP3's - other like files.

So - - are there any older CD's (Redbook) that sound better than others? Irrespective of mastering techniques - - was there any technology that sounds better or technically better or all CD's the same?

Also - - I haven't played any MP3's yet, but I know there are compression issues. All things being equal - - shouldn't a CD sound better than the same song/music that's in an MP3 format?

I'm not talking about newer "DSD" files - - which sound great but get converted by my OPPO to PCM (but still sound great!)

Thx, Rico
Bob Pariseau's Avatar Bob Pariseau 09:32 AM 08-31-2013
^ CD quality is all over the map, and has been since the format first came out. The "technology" is identical, but how it is used (the recording, mastering, and transfer process) varies an incredible amount. Some are simply godawful. For example, it is very common for recent CDs to be highly compressed. This raises the over all loudness of the result (quieter passages are made louder) but loses the impact of what are supposed to be the truly loud portions. Others are mastered specifically for playback on crappy equipment (in cars, boomboxes and the like). Your best bet is to go spend time at a disc review site focussed on the type of music you like. You may be able to hone in on a few studios that produce the quality you like. Be warned that the better your playback system, the more awful badly produced CDs will sound. You will hear ALL the defects.

HDCD is a variation that encodes 20 bits of dynamic range (softness to loudness difference) in the 16 bit format of a CD, at the expense of raising the noise floor a bit.
--Bob
tenmad899's Avatar tenmad899 09:58 AM 08-31-2013
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Press Enter, and the on screen virtual keyboard will come up.
--Bob
Thanks! Bob! Silly me not trying to simply press enter...
Now the next question is, for the username and password, what kind should I enter? I mean, I use an external HDD attached to a router as a simple NAS. I was trying to use router's username and pw but did not work. Is there anything I missed?
globalnomad's Avatar globalnomad 10:00 AM 08-31-2013
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Thanks! Bob! Silly me not trying to simply press enter...
Now the next question is, for the username and password, what kind should I enter? I mean, I use an external HDD attached to a router as a simple NAS. I was trying to use router's username and pw but did not work. Is there anything I missed?

 

Sounds like it won't even be password protected - just login without inputting any username or password and it should work. To clarify, you will be prompted to input a username/password regardless of whether or not you actually set a username/password to the share.


Jammers10's Avatar Jammers10 01:18 PM 08-31-2013
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Check Setup -> Video Setup -> Display Options -> Subtitle Shift. It should be 0.

This is one of the things that seems to get screwed up if people don't do a Reset Factory Default after installing new firmware. The numerical range of that setting was changed recently and that may have caused odd values to be introduced without a reset.

-Bill
I just did what you said to do and it worked. I updated the firmware a couple weeks ago and it changed the Subtitle Shift to -5. Now it's back to 0. Thanks,
kaffeen's Avatar kaffeen 03:58 PM 08-31-2013
Is there any particular reason that the Auto-Play setting doesn't work with BR/DVD discs (i.e. "Off" only seems to impact audio discs)? I know the workaround based on some googling, but am just curious if there is some legitimate reason this isn't a universal setting and if any of you beta testers or people in the know can see OPPO modifying this in the future?
Neuromancer's Avatar Neuromancer 04:42 PM 08-31-2013
Because DVDs and Blu-rays have previews and other warning messages which will slow down how soon you can start watching the film. OPPO wants to get you to the TOP MENU, and thereby the film, as soon as possible. CD and SACD are pretty much load and play, so you may want to get to your listening position before engaging disc playback, which is why Auto Play affects these media types only.
kaffeen's Avatar kaffeen 05:09 PM 08-31-2013
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Because DVDs and Blu-rays have previews and other warning messages which will slow down how soon you can start watching the film. OPPO wants to get you to the TOP MENU, and thereby the film, as soon as possible. CD and SACD are pretty much load and play, so you may want to get to your listening position before engaging disc playback, which is why Auto Play affects these media types only.

I'd rather they make it universal. Am I alone in that?
tenmad899's Avatar tenmad899 09:04 PM 08-31-2013
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Sounds like it won't even be password protected - just login without inputting any username or password and it should work. To clarify, you will be prompted to input a username/password regardless of whether or not you actually set a username/password to the share.
I'd love to think so but it does not. It says invalid username and password...
Bob Pariseau's Avatar Bob Pariseau 09:41 PM 08-31-2013
^ If you haven't set a password yourself, then it may have a default password such as user "Guest" and blank password. Check the documentation for it.

In your question about how to enter the password above, you talked about providing a password to your "router". What is this "router" of which you speak? The OPPO only know about networked SMB servers and DLNA servers. If you have a network accessible hard drive attached to a network router, then you need to enable SMB access to that hard drive (in the router's own settings), and the password you want is whatever you establish for that SMB share at that time -- or none if you don't set any.

If you are attempting to set up SMB-based file sharing on either a MAC computer or a Windows 8 computer, you will run into problems. There's a workaround available for doing that on a Mac, but not yet for Windows 8:

http://www.oppodigital.com/KnowledgeBase.aspx?KBID=32

--Bob
sdrucker's Avatar sdrucker 11:30 PM 08-31-2013
Hi,
I've been trying to set up my Harmony 900 with my new Oppo 103 (which is being used alongside my Oppo 93 at the moment), and apparently the Harmony seems to be completely clueless about communicating with my new BluRay/AV source player. I have the 103' s original remote set to remote code 2 (the Oppo 93 is on remote code 1), and with the Oppo Device Setup also set to remote 2, I haven't had any problems using the original remote at all.

However, it seems that while I easily could get the 103's instruction set installed on the Harmony, the player itself doesn't recognize any commands from the Harmony. I tried confirming the IR codes by pairing the two remotes as per the Harmony instructions, and the remotes aren't communicating either. The same if I tried the Oppo 105 code.

Is there a known conflict with Harmony and the Oppo 103, particularly if you're using the remote set to something other than 1? I've got the latest official Oppo software up (0719) as well as the most recent Harmony software (7.7.0) and firmware.
skopelos's Avatar skopelos 12:47 AM 09-01-2013
Hello .....

Same thing here...my harmony remote when i change the remote code in oppo' s remote is unable to control the player....
sdrucker's Avatar sdrucker 05:25 AM 09-01-2013
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Hello .....

Same thing here...my harmony remote when i change the remote code in oppo' s remote is unable to control the player....

See this--I knew about switching remote codes, but missed the Harmony discussion a few weeks ago:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1432162/official-oppo-bdp-103-owners-thread/10980#post_23632552
JazzGuyy's Avatar JazzGuyy 08:10 AM 09-01-2013
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Hi,
I've been trying to set up my Harmony 900 with my new Oppo 103 (which is being used alongside my Oppo 93 at the moment), and apparently the Harmony seems to be completely clueless about communicating with my new BluRay/AV source player. I have the 103' s original remote set to remote code 2 (the Oppo 93 is on remote code 1), and with the Oppo Device Setup also set to remote 2, I haven't had any problems using the original remote at all.

However, it seems that while I easily could get the 103's instruction set installed on the Harmony, the player itself doesn't recognize any commands from the Harmony. I tried confirming the IR codes by pairing the two remotes as per the Harmony instructions, and the remotes aren't communicating either. The same if I tried the Oppo 105 code.

Is there a known conflict with Harmony and the Oppo 103, particularly if you're using the remote set to something other than 1? I've got the latest official Oppo software up (0719) as well as the most recent Harmony software (7.7.0) and firmware.

Do you have a region-free mod? If you do, you may need to make some additional changes before you can change remote codesets. Check with the maker or your mod or the seller for additional information.
sdrucker's Avatar sdrucker 08:53 AM 09-01-2013
^^ I have the JVB multiregion/multizone mod (from the instructions that came with the 103 I purchased from them, it's identical to the bluraychip.dk 'standard' mod kit). There was no problem using the Oppo remote on code 2 and switching out R1 and R2 DVDs (and so for, Region A BluRays). But I still have the original codeset, not the alternate in the Harmony database with their 103/105 device.

I'll check with JVB and see what, if anything else I might need to do to make the Harmony work with the 103 wrt their kit.
amoergosum's Avatar amoergosum 12:08 PM 09-01-2013
I was wondering >>> how customer-friendly is Oppo in regards to supporting older Blu-ray players? Especially with some new Blu-rays, firmware updates are essential. I'm asking since I recently had a bad experience with a Philips Blu-ray player. Philips stopped releasing firmware updates so quite a number of Blu-rays don't play. I'm never gonna purchase a Blu-ray player from Philips again. So for example; when I look at the Oppo support website for the BDP-83 I see that the latest official firmware was released on March 7, 2012. So I guess they stopped supporting it? Have there not been ANY issues with newly released Blu-rays?
wmcclain's Avatar wmcclain 12:26 PM 09-01-2013
Updates for disc compatibility are probably all you are going to get for older players, but as you say, that is pretty important.

From time to time there are reports of title-related issues with the older players but we seldom hear of the followup: did OPPO address the issue, is it working now?

You might ask in the -83 thread whether there are Blu-ray discs that will not play, then follow up with OPPO to make sure they agree, that it is not a user error of some sort.

-Bill
hernanu's Avatar hernanu 02:14 PM 09-01-2013
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I was wondering >>> how customer-friendly is Oppo in regards to supporting older Blu-ray players? Especially with some new Blu-rays, firmware updates are essential. I'm asking since I recently had a bad experience with a Philips Blu-ray player. Philips stopped releasing firmware updates so quite a number of Blu-rays don't play. I'm never gonna purchase a Blu-ray player from Philips again. So for example; when I look at the Oppo support website for the BDP-83 I see that the latest official firmware was released on March 7, 2012. So I guess they stopped supporting it? Have there not been ANY issues with newly released Blu-rays?

I have a BDP-83, have benefited from the great Oppo support on firmware updates, etc. I think it's a combination of excellent initial design and timely firmware updates that has kept it going well. I bought mine in 2009, kept up with every update. I have never had a disk that would not play and play well.

In the time I've owned it, there have been many features added to my player, SACD and DVD-A play, DLNA capabilities, and many fixes that improved the machine. Throughout the time I've had it, it has been a rock solid player. I've just finished watching "How the west was won", "Life of Pi", "O Brother Wherefore art thou" and "Terminator Salvation".

Statistically, I'm just one point but for four years this thing has been a horse. It gets used daily for music, movies, DVD and Bluray. In my experience, if what you want is the best player around with the best support, you get an Oppo.

I have no doubt that if the 83 needed a firmware update, it would get it, but for what it does, I haven't needed one.
Bill Cruce's Avatar Bill Cruce 08:06 PM 09-01-2013
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I'm having a strange issue with my OPPO BDP-103 blu-ray player if indeed it's the players fault. When i choose to see the subtitles on a DVD or blu-ray disc they don't show on the screen. I played the same movie on my computer and the subtitles showed on the screen. I'm sure the answer is right under my nose. Is there a setting in the blu-ray player that should be on?

I just had this problem myself. Except the subtitles were half off the bottom of the screen. From p.34 of the manual:

To shift the display position of subtitles, please follow these steps:
1. When playing a DVD, Blu-ray Disc or other video programs recorded with subtitles, select the desired
subtitle from the disc menu or by using the remote. (Refer to page 29 for more information.)
2. Press and hold the SUBTITLE button on the remote control until the Shift Subtitle Position prompt
appears on the screen.
3. Wait until subtitle text is shown on the screen, and then use the UP/DOWN ARROW buttons to move
the subtitle text to the desired position.
4. Press the ENTER button to set the subtitle display position.
Once the Subtitle Shift position is set, it is saved by the player in the Video Setup > Display Options >
Subtitle Shift setup menu option. The setting will be applied to subtitles of all future DVD and Blu-ray
Discs. You can also change the setup menu item directly. Refer to the Video Setup section beginning on
page 53 for more information.

-Bill
brentsg's Avatar brentsg 09:53 PM 09-01-2013
I've been using the Vudu app a lot with my 103. The last couple of nights, we power everything up and navigate to Vudu. The Vudu logo comes up and the player hangs. I can power cycle the BD player and then it works fine.
amoergosum's Avatar amoergosum 12:49 AM 09-02-2013
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I have a BDP-83, have benefited from the great Oppo support on firmware updates, etc. I think it's a combination of excellent initial design and timely firmware updates that has kept it going well. I bought mine in 2009, kept up with every update. I have never had a disk that would not play and play well.

In the time I've owned it, there have been many features added to my player, SACD and DVD-A play, DLNA capabilities, and many fixes that improved the machine. Throughout the time I've had it, it has been a rock solid player. I've just finished watching "How the west was won", "Life of Pi", "O Brother Wherefore art thou" and "Terminator Salvation".

Statistically, I'm just one point but for four years this thing has been a horse. It gets used daily for music, movies, DVD and Bluray. In my experience, if what you want is the best player around with the best support, you get an Oppo.

I have no doubt that if the 83 needed a firmware update, it would get it, but for what it does, I haven't needed one.


Thanks for your reply. It was just hard to imagine that there hasn't been an issue with ANY newly releaed Blu-ray on the BDP-83 since March 2012.
htwaits's Avatar htwaits 01:03 AM 09-02-2013
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Thanks for your reply. It was just hard to imagine that there hasn't been an issue with ANY newly released Blu-ray on the BDP-83 since March 2012.
I've owned a BDP-83 but back in 2011 I switched to the 93. You can read the 83 and 93 threads for owner's complaints about disks that don't play. I don't recall any unsolved problems if all players were effected.

There are some cases where a disk wouldn't play for one or a very small number of owners. In those cases is seems to be the disk, failed player, or a setup problem.

OPPO handles hardware failures very rapidly for a very modest flat rate. You can check with them for the current rate. Turn around is almost always is one business day.
cc999's Avatar cc999 07:13 AM 09-02-2013
I was wondering >>> how customer-friendly is Oppo in regards to supporting older Blu-ray players? Especially with some new Blu-rays, firmware updates are essential. I'm asking since I recently had a bad experience with a Philips Blu-ray player. Philips stopped releasing firmware updates so quite a number of Blu-rays don't play. I'm never gonna purchase a Blu-ray player from Philips again. So for example; when I look at the Oppo support website for the BDP-83 I see that the latest official firmware was released on March 7, 2012. So I guess they stopped supporting it? Have there not been ANY issues with newly released Blu-rays?


In response to above post:

They are excellent is response. I have a problem now with the DVD 5.1 version of Elvis 30 #1 Hits. I emailed them.
Within an hour they replied and verified the problem and promised a fix in an upcoming firmware release.

That's what I would call excellent customer service.

CC
lujan's Avatar lujan 09:10 AM 09-02-2013
I just found another feature on the Oppo 103 that had me pleasantly surprised. In addition to the video/audio information screen on Netflix movies, you can easily toggle the subtitles on/off with the Subtitle button. This is great!! smile.gif
pbarach's Avatar pbarach 09:14 AM 09-02-2013
^^
It's a nice feature, but it's not really unique to Oppo. Both of the players I replaced with the 103 (Samsung and Pioneer) had a Subtitle button.
JazzGuyy's Avatar JazzGuyy 09:17 AM 09-02-2013
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^^
It's a nice feature, but it's not really unique to Oppo. Both of the players I replaced with the 103 (Samsung and Pioneer) had a Subtitle button.

Could they also adjust the positioning of the subtitles like the Oppo can?
pbarach's Avatar pbarach 09:20 AM 09-02-2013
^^Nope!
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