Originally Posted by kaffeen
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
^ Also, if you are using Quick Start, try changing to Energy Efficient. That does a complete reboot when you power cycle -- which may mean you no longer have to pull the plug.
And if you are using HDMI CEC (remote control between devices over the HDMI cables) in any of your devices, try turning that OFF in the OPPO and in the other devices and see if that helps.
I'm assuming you are on the latest firmware. If not, I suggest you try the 0808B Public Beta firmware:
Well, I have all the settings there and did the 0808B Public Beta Firmware update and no dice. I'm still having problems with losing HDMI AV after using any network/internet features (i.e. USB, Netflix, et al) on the OPPO. Also, it continues to require unplugging the OPPO and waiting for a minute or two to correct the issue. I was really hoping to use the OPPO as a universal player with added functionality - it appears I'm going to need to limit it to only Blu-ray. Having said that, is there a way to "dump" data that I could provide to OPPO for their analysis and review?
This could be an ATT Uverse issue as they have been known to have handshake problems with certain pieces of equipment/televisions (although they say this has been repaired fully and many ATT Uverse customers on the forums here are adamant they have corrected it as well).
Give OPPO a call and let them try to diagnose this with you. I think this is more likely to be an HDMI problem than a networking problem but since BOTH connect electrically to the player, it is possible for either to cause weird problems if there's something unusual on the wires.
If you've not already done so, you should try both Wifi and Ethernet networking to see if it makes a difference. That might point us at the source of the problem.
It is DEFINITELY not normal that you have to pull the power plug to cure a problem like this, so there's something going on here which is out of the ordinary. It's possible your player needs service, but I think it is MUCH more likely there is some problem external to the player that is at work here. This might include wall power issues, ground loop interference, or, as you suggested, your UVerse box doing something funky.
It takes persistence to isolate a problem like this. As suggested, try Wifi vs. Ethernet into the OPPO. Also see if the networking related problems arise when you do NOT have the UVerse box connected to the HDMI Input. One very common source of weird problems is ground loop current that gets into your system via the wire that feeds wired TV signals into your house -- due to improper grounding where that enters your house. So try disconnecting that feed wire where it comes out of the wall and see if the problems magically go away.
Similarly, try disconnecting the player from your network (physically unplug the Wifi and Ethernet from it), and see if the problems happen with just the UVerse connected via HDMI.
There are known situations where the player can still crash of course -- it's a complicated beastie. But I don't know of ANY of them which require pulling the power plug to recover.