While I'm here this evening, I thought I'd pass along another small anomaly. I purchased "Breakfast In America" by Supertramp on BD recently. I'm an avid collector of BD concerts, but this is the first I've owned from the new High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray series. Sound is phenomenal, btw, easily rivals some of my SACDs. There are 3 audio options, all sourced from 24bit/96khz. As an aside here, although there have been Blu-ray audio only discs in the past (i.e. Pink Floyd's TDSOTM and WYWH, Tom Petty's Mojo, etc) these pure audio discs are made to be played with no display, if you'd like to use, say, an Oppo 105 running analog in a 2 channel set up, for example. The 3 audio options are seen on the front of my 103, up/down arrows access those. Left/right accesses the tracks.
Anyway, the audio options are (all 2.0 on this disc) PCM, DTS-Master and Dolby TrueHD. The DTS and Dolby tracks are very close, but I slightly prefer the Dolby. I've had this disc for a few weeks and it's played fine using the Dolby version. After I updated the firmware on my 103 yesterday to the new Dec.5/13 issue, I've started to miss the beginning second or so of any song on this disc I try to access, be it forward or backwards. But only when I use Dolby TrueHD, the DTS and pcm versions are unaffected. I didn't have this issue before the new firmware. I've written Oppo and their response was that it was likely a handshake issue. While I certainly agree it would seem to be that, it wasn't a problem before the new firmware. They recommended that I unhook the HDMI video (if I was running split, which I am). Well, that didn't help and really I shouldn't have to unplug a cable so I don't miss the beginning of songs on a particular disc. I know, first world problems, eh? Seems kind of petty I guess, I'll run DTS for now, but just thought I'd point out that issue with DolbyTrueHD. I know with audio dropouts on Dolby TrueHD movies that are to hard fix, Oppo probably wishes DolbyTrueHD would just go away