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esh516's Avatar esh516 08:22 PM 04-17-2014
I may have missed this in a previous discussion. But is it necessary to do the firmware updates that keep popping up on my 103 menu..I strictly only use the 103 for bluray playback only...nothing else...right now its perfection.. And I have heard of(a few) owners doing the upgrades and things getting quirky...thanks for any input.

Bob Pariseau's Avatar Bob Pariseau 08:34 PM 04-17-2014
^ The firmware history can be found in the first post of this thread. The changes are listed there. Personally, I think it is wise to take advantage of the updates and bug fixes; such updates are part of the reason to buy an OPPO player in the first place. The latest Official firmware is what's shipping in new players, now.

If the player offers a Recommended Reset on the first power up after a firmware install, you SHOULD do that, to establish proper operation of the new firmware.
--Bob
rdgrimes's Avatar rdgrimes 09:49 PM 04-17-2014
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Originally Posted by Tom Grooms View Post

It appears random, I got it working 3 out of 8 tries. Its working now and the wife is watching so no screwing around until she goes to bed.

I'm sure it's been covered before but what about 3D Netflix support?

I also believe its random, and all attempts to do things at your player (to resolve it) are just entertaining you while you wait to try again. When it happens, just exit out of Netflix and try again in a few minutes. And if you're really bored, call Netflix and chew them out while you wait.
muadikhan's Avatar muadikhan 11:44 PM 04-17-2014

Thank you very much Bob. Love this forum. 

 

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Originally Posted by Bob_Ellis View Post


Maudi,

I have asked about hiss and pop a couple of times. Both times I had issues it turned out to be cable TV related. I live in an apartment complex with a lot of turnover. Every time someone moves in or out the ground of the cable system changes. Without an isolation transformer I would get some serious pops when the Oppo unmutes. The transformer and going to wifi rather than hard wired solved that problem. I had a tech out recently who confirmed my ground issues, noting that the get calls frequently right after an install in another apartment.

The other issue I had was a hiss in the surrounds when playing 2 channel music. It turned out to be a combination of the cable box (turning it off resolved most of the hiss) and old/cheap CFL bulbs. I have the cable box feeding into the rear HDMI input of the Oppo.

Pretty safe to say most if not all issues with hiss and pops are not the fault of the Oppo. See http://www.avsforum.com/t/1432162/official-oppo-bdp-103-owners-thread/16050#post_24538323

The only issue I have that remains is a pop when starting play back of 24/192 tracks after a standard 16/44.1 track using JRiver Media Center 19 and the Oppo as a renderer. Telling JRiver to send all audio to the Oppo at 24/192 solved that problem with no noticable effect on sound quality. If you don't use high definition audio files, it's a non issue for you.

With a simple 2 source system like mine, the Oppo BDP-103 Is a fine controller/preamp. I feed it directly into my amplifiers,

DSperber's Avatar DSperber 01:10 AM 04-18-2014
Just in passing, regarding "the Netflix problems"...

I'm visiting my sister in Chicago, and decided to connect her Sony BDP-S1100 player to the wired ethernet jack nearby in the family room, in order to give her streaming content (on my account). She already has "Netflix via disc", but while I'm here visiting i wanted to watch some things. Furthermore, the Sony players support Amazon Video (whereas the Oppo's don't) and I configured the S1100 to use my Amazon Prime account as well (to introduce her to "Orphan Black", which is available through Amazon).

Well, with pretty good Chicago Comcast broadband speed, we attempted to watch S02E01 of "House of Cards" on Netflix. What a disaster! And this is Comcast, who just accepted lots of money from Netflix to provide improved connectivity and performance. And yet, it was awful! Every few minutes it would just freeze (kind of like I pressed PAUSE), and then 1 minute or so later would resume. This was at about 9PM Chicago time. After resuming normal playback for a bit, it would once again freeze for a while. This happened repeatedly, for probably 40 minutes of the 49 minute program. It was very unpleasant, and my sister was not impressed.

We then went to Amazon, and selected S01E01 of that TV show. Flawless! Nary a hiccup at all. Zero. Perfect.

Also, unlike with the Netflix experience which started off very low SD (although I couldn't really tell what it was, because the Sony player doesn't provide input/output info on its Netflix app like the Oppo Netflix app does) and only after 10 minutes did it finally seem to upgrade to HD (which still seemed like 720p to me and not 1080p, although the S1100 of course upconverted everything to 1080p to feed the HDTV), the Amazon experience was ALL in HD immediately after the initial brief "checking connection speed".

So... the lesson here is that it really is Netflix which is having trouble, and while the Oppo app certainly seems vulnerable, the Sony app is likewise vulnerable. We Oppo owners are not alone.
htwaits's Avatar htwaits 01:18 AM 04-18-2014
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So... the lesson here is that it really is Netflix which is having trouble, and while the Oppo app certainly seems vulnerable, the Sony app is likewise vulnerable. We Oppo owners are not alone.
In both cases, Sony or OPPO, the Netflix app is provided by Netflix.
LairdWilliams's Avatar LairdWilliams 06:58 AM 04-18-2014
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

Well, with pretty good Chicago Comcast broadband speed, we attempted to watch S02E01 of "House of Cards" on Netflix. What a disaster! And this is Comcast, who just accepted lots of money from Netflix to provide improved connectivity and performance. And yet, it was awful! Every few minutes it would just freeze (kind of like I pressed PAUSE), and then 1 minute or so later would resume. This was at about 9PM Chicago time. After resuming normal playback for a bit, it would once again freeze for a while. This happened repeatedly, for probably 40 minutes of the 49 minute program. It was very unpleasant, and my sister was not impressed.

You are assuming that a business deal that was announced merely weeks ago has been finalized, the associated new network edge equipment acquired, installed, connected and provisioned, and the configurations at both ends changed to support the new routing. Not very realistic expectations.

I agree that Netflix's issues are irritating - but the Comcast deal will be totally irrelevant for quite some time yet.
rafaelp's Avatar rafaelp 07:49 AM 04-18-2014
Did not have time to read everything but I must agree that it is Netflix. I have an Apple TV in one room and an Oppo BDP-103 in another. Both were working fine although the Oppo side had a few more hiccups. Now forget it. I can almost never get Netflix on the Oppo although YouTube works just fine
DanF8500's Avatar DanF8500 08:25 AM 04-18-2014
After reading so many 103/105 owners who are having a miserable time with the embedded Netflix app on those players, I'm glad I don't have to use that app on my Oppo player. I use my IOS based Netflix app and stream movies to my SmartTV's Netflix app. My internet provider is Verizon FIOS. Every movie I have watched since having this setup has played back nearly flawlessly. Most movies load immediately, with no stuttering or loss of resolution after the movie begins. There's gotta be other Netflix customers like myself who have not seen any problems streaming movies with their service.
lujan's Avatar lujan 08:34 AM 04-18-2014
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Originally Posted by flinchn View Post

Change your Oppo screen size to 999" under 3d settings. Then come back and say how 3d is...

I have a passive 4k Sony delivering 1080p to each eye and 3d is unbelievable. I thought it was a gimmick before this.

I finally had a chance to watch a 3D movie using 999 under the 3D settings. It was incredible but I don't know whether it was because of the setting change or because Pacific Rim is a really great 3D movie? Maybe both?
flinchn's Avatar flinchn 08:43 AM 04-18-2014
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I finally had a chance to watch a 3D movie using 999 under the 3D settings. It was incredible but I don't know whether it was because of the setting change or because Pacific Rim is a really great 3D movie? Maybe both?

Both. wink.gif
This is no placebo. I have rewatched a few titles that I just watched and some comparisons and the effect is really something to see. Reviewers say 4k passive is the best way to watch one in your home. (Which is what I have)

I'll go one further- No theater comes close to this tweak's effect either.
Granted a much larger screen adds immersion, but man so does this.

I have friends coming over today who haven't seen my set. 3d is on the menu.
3DFREAK's Avatar 3DFREAK 08:57 AM 04-18-2014
Need some help!!
I recently added a small TV to use as a display so I wouldn't have to turn on the big TV to see the menus when listening to music on the 103.
Now I noticed that the DVD-A selection in the menu is greyed-out and I can only get 2.0 audio, also 5.1 SACD's only play in 2.0.
I had to set the resolution to "auto" because the smaller TV wouldn't except 1080p.
The small TV is on HDMI 2
I didn't change anything otherwise.... Big TV runs out from the receiver along with the Oppo on HDMI 1.
Does HDMI 1 not support 5.1 when you use both HDMI outs?
hernanu's Avatar hernanu 09:08 AM 04-18-2014
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Originally Posted by 3DFREAK View Post

Need some help!!
I recently added a small TV to use as a display so I wouldn't have to turn on the big TV to see the menus when listening to music on the 103.
Now I noticed that the DVD-A selection in the menu is greyed-out and I can only get 2.0 audio, also 5.1 SACD's only play in 2.0.
I had to set the resolution to "auto" because the smaller TV wouldn't except 1080p.
The small TV is on HDMI 2
I didn't change anything otherwise.... Big TV runs out from the receiver along with the Oppo on HDMI 1.
Does HDMI 1 not support 5.1 when you use both HDMI outs?

I use my Android cell phone (Samsung S4) running the Media Control App for this. I was just playing some HDTracks (Stevie Wonder Fullfillingness First Finale, Innervision) last night.

Had no problems controlling it with that, no need for the TV. I think it's actually easier to use and faster than the on screen interface.

The HDMI connection chain is probably telling the Oppo that the little TV is only 2.0 capable, that's what the Oppo should send and so it dutifully does.
3DFREAK's Avatar 3DFREAK 09:53 AM 04-18-2014
Thanks for the response. I guess HDMI 1 is affected by HDMI 2 then?
I wonder if switching them around would work, probably not. If that's the case, then I go back to one display....can't sacrifice the hi-rez and 5.1 audio.
hernanu's Avatar hernanu 10:06 AM 04-18-2014
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Originally Posted by 3DFREAK View Post

Thanks for the response. I guess HDMI 1 is affected by HDMI 2 then?
I wonder if switching them around would work, probably not. If that's the case, then I go back to one display....can't sacrifice the hi-rez and 5.1 audio.

I haven't seen it, so can't say definitively, but it sounds like what's going on - If you turn the main display on, does 5.1 come back?
3DFREAK's Avatar 3DFREAK 10:10 AM 04-18-2014
Nope, it stays the same 2.0. Guess the Oppo won't send out different resolutions to HDMI 1/2. It even greyed-out the DVD-A option in the set-up menu.
Smarty-pants's Avatar Smarty-pants 10:26 AM 04-18-2014
You could try using a different output than hdmi. If you are only looking at menus on a small panel,
could just use composite (DIAG) output if your display has a composite input.
hernanu's Avatar hernanu 10:35 AM 04-18-2014
This may sound simple (not the first time I've been accused) but are those 5.1 SACD's?

I've got plenty of 2.0 SACD's.
rdgrimes's Avatar rdgrimes 11:06 AM 04-18-2014
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Originally Posted by 3DFREAK View Post

Need some help!!
I recently added a small TV to use as a display so I wouldn't have to turn on the big TV to see the menus when listening to music on the 103.
Now I noticed that the DVD-A selection in the menu is greyed-out and I can only get 2.0 audio, also 5.1 SACD's only play in 2.0.
I had to set the resolution to "auto" because the smaller TV wouldn't except 1080p.
The small TV is on HDMI 2
I didn't change anything otherwise.... Big TV runs out from the receiver along with the Oppo on HDMI 1.
Does HDMI 1 not support 5.1 when you use both HDMI outs?

Assuming only one display is on at any time, set the player to "split" HDMI mode and see if that resolves this. Also bear in mind that video resolution must be at 720 or higher to support HD audio. As for the DVD-A settings, they won't be available when a disc is in the player. Any time the player is set to "dual" HDMI mode and 2 displays are active, stereo audio is forced.

Another option would be to run HDMI-1 direct to your display, HDMI-2 to your AVR and the small TV off the AVR. Set the player to split mode.
3DFREAK's Avatar 3DFREAK 11:23 AM 04-18-2014
Thanks for the help, but I think I'll skip the 2 display option. It's an HD TV so it has to be at least 720p. Yup, they are 5.1 SACD's. I tried the composite suggestion and the TV didn't like the signal.
No biggie, but thanks.......LOVE this player!
noway1's Avatar noway1 12:43 PM 04-18-2014
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

Don't agree with the original post, at least with current firmware (vs. last summer when that earlier post was made).

Auto-Play -> OFF works fine. The disc left in the tray does NOT start playing when you turn the unit on.

Auto-Resume -> ON/OFF also works fine, to control re-positioning of the disc (whether left in the tray or newly re-inserted) that has been played previously, when you actually do finally press PLAY for a recognized disc.

Thank you for your input. I updated to the latest firmware and have been able to shut off auto play for dvds.
esh516's Avatar esh516 06:36 PM 04-18-2014
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ The firmware history can be found in the first post of this thread. The changes are listed there. Personally, I think it is wise to take advantage of the updates and bug fixes; such updates are part of the reason to buy an OPPO player in the first place. The latest Official firmware is what's shipping in new players, now.

If the player offers a Recommended Reset on the first power up after a firmware install, you SHOULD do that, to establish proper operation of the new firmware.
--Bob
OK..thank you Bob..I probably should go ahead and do it.
Calilife17's Avatar Calilife17 11:15 AM 04-19-2014
Having a Major issue with my 103 and split A/V. before we start, my setup I'm running through

65ZT60
Dennon 2313ci
Oppo 103

-Oppo HDMI 1 to TV
-Oppo HDMI 2 to AVR

Last night I watched a movie no problem, but today went to go watch a new movie, and i get no audio with Split/AV selected. I get video but no audio. Have tried different HDMI cables, Different inputs on AVR, Factory Reset Oppo, but i can't get Split A/V to work. Have tried Bitstream Audio, PCM, nothing seems to work.

My Only work around right now is Dual Display mode, and then run everything through HDMI 1, audio and video.

Any Ideas? wondering if my HDMI 2 output port crapped out.
wase4711's Avatar wase4711 11:49 AM 04-19-2014
why are you running split mode?
dmusoke's Avatar dmusoke 12:17 PM 04-19-2014

Can any of the mods ( or those in the know) comment on whether AVS was affected by the pesky HeartBleed virus that revealed passwords and other personal information on all affected websites? I see no discussion on it on the forum in general...


teachsac's Avatar teachsac 12:27 PM 04-19-2014
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Can any of the mods ( or those in the know) comment on whether AVS was affected by the pesky HeartBleed virus that revealed passwords and other personal information on all affected websites? I see no discussion on it on the forum in general...
Best to ask in the operation's center.

http://www.avsforum.com/f/43/forum-operations-center

S~
nathan_h's Avatar nathan_h 12:28 PM 04-19-2014
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Originally Posted by wase4711 View Post

why are you running split mode?
guessing: Because running in dual mode forces audio to be stereo? Or at least that is what I have found.
Bob Pariseau's Avatar Bob Pariseau 12:58 PM 04-19-2014
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Originally Posted by Calilife17 View Post

Having a Major issue with my 103 and split A/V. before we start, my setup I'm running through

65ZT60
Dennon 2313ci
Oppo 103

-Oppo HDMI 1 to TV
-Oppo HDMI 2 to AVR

Last night I watched a movie no problem, but today went to go watch a new movie, and i get no audio with Split/AV selected. I get video but no audio. Have tried different HDMI cables, Different inputs on AVR, Factory Reset Oppo, but i can't get Split A/V to work. Have tried Bitstream Audio, PCM, nothing seems to work.

My Only work around right now is Dual Display mode, and then run everything through HDMI 1, audio and video.

Any Ideas? wondering if my HDMI 2 output port crapped out.

Double check that you haven't accidentally reversed your connections to HDMI 1 and 2. When both HDMI ports are active, and with Split A/V set, audio is muted on HDMI 1 by design
--Bob
bgoering's Avatar bgoering 02:07 PM 04-19-2014
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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post

Can any of the mods ( or those in the know) comment on whether AVS was affected by the pesky HeartBleed virus that revealed passwords and other personal information on all affected websites? I see no discussion on it on the forum in general...

My guess would be no as it doesn't seem to be running https:// (SSL)

Bill
dmusoke's Avatar dmusoke 03:17 PM 04-19-2014
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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post

Can any of the mods ( or those in the know) comment on whether AVS was affected by the pesky HeartBleed virus that revealed passwords and other personal information on all affected websites? I see no discussion on it on the forum in general...

My guess would be no as it doesn't seem to be running https:// (SSL)

Bill

Good point Bill... AVS doesn't use the security protocols used by financial transaction firms.


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