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post #13861 of 21741 Old 12-25-2013, 02:05 PM
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Dave thank you for the reply. will you be kind enough to share your hook up? are u routing everything thru the 103 with separate audio and video into the x4k? and what setting are you having thin on both?

Actually, right now I am routing HDMI 2 out of the 103 into the X4000 for anything multi-channel. I also have the analog outs running into a separate input on the X4000 strictly for stereo music. I can hear a slight difference in the two, but haven't decided which is actually better. The Denon actually does a pretty good job if you ask me. But, I haven't had a lot of alone time to evaluate it more closely yet. I plan on running the HDMI 1 from the 103 straight to my HDTV if nothing else but so I can have OSD when I use the analog outs. I also would like to try the split audio/video as well. The only other source I have going to the X4000 is my turntable. It's nice having one main source to do everything, hence the universal player. And, might I add, do it all very well. Thanks Oppo, another happy customer!

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Greetings all. So I will be looking for a new 3D blu-ray player early next year. I had a Sony S790 which isn't reading any discs. I currently own the Pioneer SC-1522-K and I was wondering since the Pioneer already has Qdeo, would there be any benefit buying the Oppo 103? Oh and currently have the Panasonic TC-P55ST30 plasma.

Generally the player will do a better job since it is designed explicitly for playing back physical disc media. It will be more precise in its de-interlacing, scaling, and other video processing for this reason.
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See the FAQ: Is the player a Digital Media Renderer?

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Thanks for the reply. It partially answered my question. Indeed, Windows Media Player has already detected the Oppo on the network and I can stream to it from the computer. It turns out this solution is software dependent. I don't know if VLC, for example can do the same (is it a 'digital media renderer'?)

The ideal solution for me would have been software independent if it were possible. For example, when I edit in Adobe Premiere Pro, I would like to use my sound system to listen to the recorded audio (rather than having to use some low quality crappy computer speakers). Unfortunately, Premiere Pro does not detect the Oppo on the network as an output audio device. In such a case, one solution would be using the HDMI connection from the GPU to either the receiver or Oppo which requires a long cable or, using a wireless HDMI transmitter/receiver (hence the need to use a device other than Oppo).

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Thanks for the reply. It partially answered my question. Indeed, Windows Media Player has already detected the Oppo on the network and I can stream to it from the computer. It turns out this solution is software dependent. I don't know if VLC, for example can do the same (is it a 'digital media renderer'?)

The ideal solution for me would have been software independent if it were possible. For example, when I edit in Adobe Premiere Pro, I would like to use my sound system to listen to the recorded audio (rather than having to use some low quality crappy computer speakers). Unfortunately, Premiere Pro does not detect the Oppo on the network as an output audio device. In such a case, one solution would be using the HDMI connection from the GPU to either the receiver or Oppo which requires a long cable or, using a wireless HDMI transmitter/receiver (hence the need to use a device other than Oppo).
It is software independent in the sense that any software the supports the DLNA protocol should work with the Oppo without having to do anything special on the Oppo. A bunch of us feel that J River Media Center combined with the JRemote iOS app is one of the best solutions available for using the Oppo as a DLNA renderer.
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Thanks for the reply. It partially answered my question. Indeed, Windows Media Player has already detected the Oppo on the network and I can stream to it from the computer. It turns out this solution is software dependent. I don't know if VLC, for example can do the same (is it a 'digital media renderer'?)

The ideal solution for me would have been software independent if it were possible. For example, when I edit in Adobe Premiere Pro, I would like to use my sound system to listen to the recorded audio (rather than having to use some low quality crappy computer speakers). Unfortunately, Premiere Pro does not detect the Oppo on the network as an output audio device. In such a case, one solution would be using the HDMI connection from the GPU to either the receiver or Oppo which requires a long cable or, using a wireless HDMI transmitter/receiver (hence the need to use a device other than Oppo).

Well, the easiest way in my understanding would be to move your computer close to your sound-system. I am asking myself, if your computer is relatively far away from your sound system - may be another room - how will you benefit from playing your Adobe Pro via your sound-system, but sitting in front of your computer and using Adobe Pro? But maybe I am missing here something?

If you only want to listen to the music and use no video, the Oppo doesn't make sense and if you are not doing multi-channel music, an analog cable from your sound card to your AVR can also solve the problem.

May be you can explain in a bit more detail what you plan to achieve?
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Generally the player will do a better job since it is designed explicitly for playing back physical disc media. It will be more precise in its de-interlacing, scaling, and other video processing for this reason.

Don't forget that de-interlacing and scaling (except scaling to 4k) are not performed by the QDEO processor in the BDP-103 anyway. Those processes are handled solely by the MediaTek processor.
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Don't forget that de-interlacing and scaling (except scaling to 4k) are not performed by the QDEO processor in the BDP-103 anyway. Those processes are handled solely by the MediaTek processor.

Does anyone know why oppo made the decision to switch from qdeo to mediatek upscaling? As the machine has the qdeo chip I can only assume that oppo compared the two and believed the mediatek implementation to be superior. Can anyone confirm this? Thanks.
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Does anyone know why oppo made the decision to switch from qdeo to mediatek upscaling? As the machine has the qdeo chip I can only assume that oppo compared the two and believed the mediatek implementation to be superior. Can anyone confirm this? Thanks.

My understanding is that Oppo engineering was able to utilize the MediaTek SoC on the 103/105 to perform superior de-interlacing and scaling to that being performed by the Marvell QDEO.
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Just got the 103 with the Roku stick. Was comparing the Netflix app through the Roku with the one in the 103. I'm only getting 2-channel stereo through the Roku plugged into MHL whereas it is Dolby Digital through the player's app (same source material). Do I need to do something with my settings?
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I'm hoping to get some help in what would be the best way to connect my components together. This is what I have:

VIZIO M801d-A3 80-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D LED HDTV

VIZIO S5430W-C2 54-Inch 3.0 Soundbar

OPPO BDP-103

U-verse DVR

AppleTV

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I've had various recommendations as to how to connect everything together and I'm not savvy enough to understand the advantages of using the 103 for running everything through for a better video picture.
I'd also like some opinions on whether HDMI cables rated at 10.2mbps is enough or would I benefit from 18mbps cable. The reason I'm asking is because I need to run a cable up inside the wall to the back of the TV and if it's necessary to use CL2 rated cable for that short run I haven't been able to find it with 18mbps, only 10.2.
Once everything is hooked up and working I'm also interested in consolidating my clutter of remotes since I have 5 for all the above components. Can the OPPO remote be used to control everything or does anyone have a recommendation for an all-in-one after market remote?
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Just got the 103 with the Roku stick. Was comparing the Netflix app through the Roku with the one in the 103. I'm only getting 2-channel stereo through the Roku plugged into MHL whereas it is Dolby Digital through the player's app (same source material). Do I need to do something with my settings?

In the roku interface, goto settings, audio and change it from stereo to surround.
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Did that during setup and double-checked. Funny, Amazon Instant Video is streaming DD+ but still only 2-channel for Netflix. Thanks for the advice. Anyone else reporting this problem?
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My 103 is due to arrive Christmas eve, and earlier in the threads I mentioned getting a decent rcvr and speakers to round out my system. Jokingly asked about a decent soundbar. Any recommendations on a receiver and speakers for around $1000. Will run cable stb thru the 103 using HDMI and am looking for a rcvr to take advantage of the audio (if I understood what I read) HDMI in the 103 and letting the Oppo handle it all. Anything has to be better then the sound I get from my Sony Bravia XBR 3D......

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I finally acquired an Oppo 103 (after my previous speculations on this forum) and now, I have a question:

Is it possible to use Oppo as a network media receiver: to transfer audio or video from my computer to the speakers or the projector? Situation: Oppo and computer are on the same network; speakers are (connected to a receiver which in return is) connected to Oppo; the projector is also connected to Oppo. I am on a Windows machine which detects Oppo on the network.

Do I still need another device or Oppo is enough? Here I am not talking about navigating my PC's hard drive from the Oppo interface. I am talking about clicking on for example a music file in my PC and, then listening to it through the speakers that are connected to Oppo?

The answer may be more about whether Windows can bypass the internal sound card and send the audio signal to Oppo through the network? If this is not possible, another solution might exist if there exist wireless optical audio receiver/transmitters in the market (I don't know if they exist). Ideally, I would like to do this independent (regardless) of the software on the PC, if possible.

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As long as your media files are in your windows media library (or under a media server such as ServIIO) you can push to Oppo or pull from Oppo. Your PC's soundcard is irrelevant. The file is played by Oppo.

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Did that during setup and double-checked. Funny, Amazon Instant Video is streaming DD+ but still only 2-channel for Netflix. Thanks for the advice. Anyone else reporting this problem?

Happens top me occasionally.Very odd. Rebooting my Roku HD takes care of it.

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Did that during setup and double-checked. Funny, Amazon Instant Video is streaming DD+ but still only 2-channel for Netflix. Thanks for the advice. Anyone else reporting this problem?

and you definitely choose DD audio when choosing you're netflix title. If I recall the stick seems to default to the stereo stream by default.
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Well, the easiest way in my understanding would be to move your computer close to your sound-system. I am asking myself, if your computer is relatively far away from your sound system - may be another room - how will you benefit from playing your Adobe Pro via your sound-system, but sitting in front of your computer and using Adobe Pro? But maybe I am missing here something?

If you only want to listen to the music and use no video, the Oppo doesn't make sense and if you are not doing multi-channel music, an analog cable from your sound card to your AVR can also solve the problem.

May be you can explain in a bit more detail what you plan to achieve?

My sound system and my computer are in a double room, each on one side. I can use some long cables to connect them though I have been speculating if I could minimize the number of cables traveling across the room., I have actually two receivers (my older Sony model and a newer Onkyo 809). In the past I was using the Sony for my computer and the Onkyo 809 for the home theater. Now, I am trying to see if I can use just one receiver for both applications so that I can let the Onkyo go. This is possible since my Sony receiver has two zones (with a mechanical switch) and I can place two speakers on my computer desk in zone B while the home theater will be in zone A. I still need to have two long copper cables from the receiver all the way to the speakers that are placed on the desk top and apparently there is no wireless solution for this one.

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I know this has been covered, so please don't jump all over me... this is more my attempt at re-assuring myself that I'm not clinically insane...

I am piecing together parts for my HT room. I started with an Onkyo NR818 recently, then picked up (3) Crown XLS1500's to power the pretty much everything except for subs. I picked up a Rane RPM88 for a price that would have been stupid to pass up. I had planned to use it for multi-subwoofer EQ. Which essentially means there's a lot of wasted channels on the Rane, but like I said... good price.

The next step is to pick up a BDP. Naturally, Oppo came to mind. I started shopping, and realized I can use the Oppo 103 or 105 as a preamp, as has been discussed here a few times. It got me thinking... why do I have the Onkyo AVR? It has Audyssey XT32 built in which is nice, but I'm a manual tuner anyway, so while it's convenient it's not a huge benefit. Other than having separate zones, there's really nothing else the Onkyo provides me that the Oppo couldn't do. I don't need a bajillion inputs. I'll be running the BDP and an AppleTv; I can manually swap HDMI cables from my DirecTV box if needed, I'd imagine. I'm not that lazy. wink.gif

Using the BDP-103 in lieu of the AVR for video/sound processing would save me the cost of the AVR (about $630). Or, that could be applied to the BDP-105. Not sure I personally see the justification there but that's not top priority right now.

I have a couple questions, though, before I make any brash decisions.
First, I'm a bit concerned there may be lip sync issues due to passing analog out to the Rane for my DSP, and then on to the amps. I've read a lot of issues with lip sync through AVRs, but don't know if this is something I should be concerned with. I also can't find any mention of being able to delay video to sync up with the audio. Is this a legitimate concern for me, or am I concerned with a non-issue?

Second, are there those of you who went a similar route (Oppo as a pre-amp) that have words of wisdom?


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Hi,

 

Looking for some help on a strange problem that I am having on a BDP-103 that I just purchased. For some reasons, the player would not see files that end with anything other than .AVI on my NAS. I did some searching on the internet and could not find anyone else with this same issue. Has anyone seen this problem before?

 

I purchased the BDP-103 as my first blue ray player and to replace my WD Live box which has no problems detecting the files on my NAS before.

 

Any comment is greatly appreciated.

 

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I know this has been covered, so please don't jump all over me... this is more my attempt at re-assuring myself that I'm not clinically insane...

I am piecing together parts for my HT room. I started with an Onkyo NR818 recently, then picked up (3) Crown XLS1500's to power the pretty much everything except for subs. I picked up a Rane RPM88 for a price that would have been stupid to pass up. I had planned to use it for multi-subwoofer EQ. Which essentially means there's a lot of wasted channels on the Rane, but like I said... good price.

The next step is to pick up a BDP. Naturally, Oppo came to mind. I started shopping, and realized I can use the Oppo 103 or 105 as a preamp, as has been discussed here a few times. It got me thinking... why do I have the Onkyo AVR? It has Audyssey XT32 built in which is nice, but I'm a manual tuner anyway, so while it's convenient it's not a huge benefit. Other than having separate zones, there's really nothing else the Onkyo provides me that the Oppo couldn't do. I don't need a bajillion inputs. I'll be running the BDP and an AppleTv; I can manually swap HDMI cables from my DirecTV box if needed, I'd imagine. I'm not that lazy. wink.gif

Using the BDP-103 in lieu of the AVR for video/sound processing would save me the cost of the AVR (about $630). Or, that could be applied to the BDP-105. Not sure I personally see the justification there but that's not top priority right now.

I have a couple questions, though, before I make any brash decisions.
First, I'm a bit concerned there may be lip sync issues due to passing analog out to the Rane for my DSP, and then on to the amps. I've read a lot of issues with lip sync through AVRs, but don't know if this is something I should be concerned with. I also can't find any mention of being able to delay video to sync up with the audio. Is this a legitimate concern for me, or am I concerned with a non-issue?

Second, are there those of you who went a similar route (Oppo as a pre-amp) that have words of wisdom?


Thanks in advance for any feedback,
Erin

I have basically been using the Oppo players as a pre-amp for more than a year. I have a very nice Onkyo avr that has just been collecting dust since I decided to simplify my setup,
but just not ready to sell it off just yet. I run analog audio direct to power amps and the video direct to display via hdmi.
I have a nice media room with good sound treatments, so it allows me the alternative on not using digital room correction software like Audyssey.
I use the hdmi inputs of the Oppo to route my other devices through it and everything just works well that way for me.
My biggest concern I have for anyone else trying the same thing, is to make sure your analog setup actually sounds better than using the digital audio setup.
If you have a room with lots of reflective surfaces and/or modes that need correction, you may be better off using hdmi audio.

As for the lip sync issues, I usually don't have any, but there is a lip sync correction feature in the player if you need to use it.
You may want to check out the online manual to see how it works before deciding.

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Hi,

Looking for some help on a strange problem that I am having on a BDP-103 that I just purchased. For some reasons, the player would not see files that end with anything other than .AVI on my NAS. I did some searching on the internet and could not find anyone else with this same issue. Has anyone seen this problem before?

I purchased the BDP-103 as my first blue ray player and to replace my WD Live box which has no problems detecting the files on my NAS before.

Any comment is greatly appreciated.

Thanks

When you browse the NAS via the "movie" pathway, only video files will be seen. When you browse via the "music" pathway only audio files are seen, etc.
This is a limitation imposed by the Mediatek decoder. Don't hesitate to let Oppo know if it displeases you.
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Hi,

Looking for some help on a strange problem that I am having on a BDP-103 that I just purchased. For some reasons, the player would not see files that end with anything other than .AVI on my NAS. I did some searching on the internet and could not find anyone else with this same issue. Has anyone seen this problem before?

I purchased the BDP-103 as my first blue ray player and to replace my WD Live box which has no problems detecting the files on my NAS before.

Any comment is greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Also: what other extensions are you looking for, and are you using your NAS as an SMB or DLNA server?

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I have basically been using the Oppo players as a pre-amp for more than a year. I have a very nice Onkyo avr that has just been collecting dust since I decided to simplify my setup,
but just not ready to sell it off just yet. I run analog audio direct to power amps and the video direct to display via hdmi.
I have a nice media room with good sound treatments, so it allows me the alternative on not using digital room correction software like Audyssey.
I use the hdmi inputs of the Oppo to route my other devices through it and everything just works well that way for me.
My biggest concern I have for anyone else trying the same thing, is to make sure your analog setup actually sounds better than using the digital audio setup.
If you have a room with lots of reflective surfaces and/or modes that need correction, you may be better off using hdmi audio.

As for the lip sync issues, I usually don't have any, but there is a lip sync correction feature in the player if you need to use it.
You may want to check out the online manual to see how it works before deciding.

Thanks for the feedback. I do plan on having room treatments, but DSP is still necessary for at least some things.

I did search the manual for lip sync but found no mention. I'll give it a look again.

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Thanks for the feedback. I do plan on having room treatments, but DSP is still necessary for at least some things.

I did search the manual for lip sync but found no mention. I'll give it a look again.

I think they refer to it in the menu as "a/v sync".
It can be used in 10ms increments up to +200 ms on the "+" side, and up to -100 ms on the "-" side.

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Hi,

 

Thanks for the replies. I am going though the 'Network' icon in the main menu to get to the files on my NAS. If I try the 'Movie' path, it does not even see the NAS. The strange thing is that going through the 'Network' icon, I t can see the folder structure and if the media file is a .avi it will detect and play it. However, if it is anything else, the file will not even show up (.mp4, .mkv).

 

I am using a Seagate Black Armour NAS that was purchased several years back. I am not sure if it has any setting for being an SMB or DLNA server. Would this effect if the BDP-103 can see the other files? I thought that if it can see and play the .avi files it should be ok?

 

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Hi,

Thanks for the replies. I am going though the 'Network' icon in the main menu to get to the files on my NAS. If I try the 'Movie' path, it does not even see the NAS. The strange thing is that going through the 'Network' icon, I t can see the folder structure and if the media file is a .avi it will detect and play it. However, if it is anything else, the file will not even show up (.mp4, .mkv).

I am using a Seagate Black Armour NAS that was purchased several years back. I am not sure if it has any setting for being an SMB or DLNA server. Would this effect if the BDP-103 can see the other files? I thought that if it can see and play the .avi files it should be ok?

Thanks for the help.

The Picture, Music and Movie icons on the player Home screen are for local files only. They do not see any network sources. You must use the Network icon for that.

The Network function on the player sees two types of servers: DLNA (which is specifically for A/V) and SMB (which is a general purpose network file system). It is very common for NAS products to offer both.

If you are using DLNA there may be some settings in the server that have to be tweaked so that it offers certain file types. That would be rare on SMB, though.

First, just to eliminate file issues from the diagnosis, you should copy some sample files onto local storage (like a USB stick or optical disc), mount that in the player and verify that the player can see them via the Movie icon on the Home screen.

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I did search the manual for lip sync but found no mention. I'll give it a look again.
The lipsync compensation feature was added during 2013 as part of ongoing firmware updates by Oppo. It wasn't in the original user manual PDF and it doesn't seem they've gotten around to doing a PDF update yet.

But they did describe it in their "release notes" for the 50-0422 firmware release back on May 2, 2013. The initial adjustment range was +/- 100ms, but more recently it has been widened to +/- 200ms.

"You can compensate for lipsync problems in "Setup Menu"->"Audio Processing" -> "A/V Sync", and the delayed time will be applied to all output terminals including digital HDMI 1 and 2, Coaxial, Optical, and analog 7.1 outputs. This applies to all inputs, including discs played on the 103 as well for incoming external HDMI source."

You can adjust +/- 200ms, so just play with it to see what direction and magnitude is right to correct your current problem. Don't forget, this won't apply to everything you watch, so don't think of it as a "set it and forget it" adjustment. It is only to be used if you actually need to compensate for a lipsync issue you're experiencing with whatever source you're watching at that moment.
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Correct. If your AVR can't do that Surround Sound expansion for you either with the multi-channel Analog input or the HDMI input, then you are stuck with the audio format Netflix offers for each title, which will be no greater than DD+ 5.1.

For STEREO Netflix programs, you could enable DTS Neo:6 in the OPPO to get 5.1 output. Do that in Setup before you launch Netflix, as the app provided by Netflix seizes control of the user interface and won't let you access the Setup menu while Netflix is running. But again, I strongly recommend you leave DTS Neo:6 Mode OFF except when you actually want to use it. Otherwise it will reduce the quality of audiophile quality audio tracks (sampling rates above 48KHz).
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I could think of one reason why you'd want to use DTS Neo:6 for non-analog output purposes, and that's if you're using a Sherwood R-972 as a pre/pro:). That's the quirky, now discontinued receiver with the only economical implementation of Trinnov for normal (vs. rich guy) humans, where there's some codec delay issues on Bitstream processing.

If you could have applied apply DTS Neo:6 to a CD on a 2.0 signal, you could convert the output to DTS Neo:6 in 5.1 format, output as LPCM via HDMI, and then the Sherwood doesn't have to do anything to convert the signal to surround sound. You could even have an unused video output (call it Video 3) which would be just for music converted from 2.0 to 5//1, and apply a different Trinnov setting to it vs. movies. And if you're picky enough, non-HD TV vs. HD sources.

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Release date: December 27, 2013
Category: Latest Public Beta Test Release
Main Version: BDP10X-68-1225B
Loader Version: 6U1000 or 7B1300 (BDP-103), 7B1300 (BDP-105, BDP-103D)
Sub Version: MCU103-05-0916 (BDP-103), MCU105-04-1113 (BDP-105), , MCU13D-01-0618 (BDP-103D), DB10X 131030 (BDP-103D)

Release Notes:
1. Improved Gapless Playback performance and resolved several issues involving Gapless Player, such as the track title not getting refreshed in the Now Playing interface, and the player becoming unresponsive when trying to access a disc in the tray without stopping the currently ongoing Gapless Playback.
2. Improved HDMI handshake performance for the HDMI input ports.
3. Resolved the Wi-Fi connection failure with access points or routers using WEP security. This error was introduced by 67-1204 firmware and this version corrects it.
4. Resolved an audio truncation issue occurring with several DVD-Audio discs. Customers reported that the first note or two was cut off between track changes, and when the PREV button was used to restart the current track. Sample discs included "Queen: A Night At The Opera", "Buena Vista Social Club", "Beatles: Love" and "R.E.M.: New Adventures in Hi-Fi". This error was introduced by 67-1204 firmware and this version corrects it.
5. Resolved the playback failure with certain customer-encoded audio files in WAV, FLAC and AIFF formats. Symptoms included files being skipped, files being played with static noise, and files causing the player to freeze. The 67-1204 firmware adds more support to meta data tags in these files but encounters this problem if the meta data tags are in non-standard location. This version further improves the support for meta data tags and corrects the problem.

All features and improvements of the previous firmware are also included in this version.
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