Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
First check that you have the latest firmware. In Setup > Device Setup > Firmware Information, the "Main" firmware version number should end 0515.
If you've got older firmware, you should update now before spending any more time on nailing this down. There were bugs in older firmware (quite old, actually) which could cause what you are reporting.
I never updated my original firmware in my Oppo BDP-103 player; it is the very first original one.
...Simply because if it ain't broken why fix it, and if no needs to new features why use them.
When I first bought my player, about a year and half ago, I noticed this flaw quite immediately, and I knew that it was a flaw because I did everything; changing HDMI cables, HDMI 1 and HDMI 2 outputs, directly to my Samsung plasma TV, picture settings in my TV, connected to my pre/pro, ...EVERYTHING.
And I do have another seven Blu-ray players @ home (like I already mentioned), and none exhibits this flaw.
The only fix was to adjust manually my screen's picture shifting; by two clicks to the left (on my TV).
But I have to do this every single day that I'm watching a Blu-ray with my Oppo 103 - it is annoying.
But remember, it is mainly with the main menu page (frozen frame or animated on a loop) , and never while watching a movie normally. ...That's why I lived with it all that time.
And I knew that it wasn't a common flaw in Oppo BD players (I am an avid researcher).
Now, Smarty-pants, even him is not aware of that flaw (the thin vertical line at extreme left is only roughly 1% of the total screen's size): It's the behind of another picture menu, or frame. ...Definitely a flaw of my Oppo 103 player.
NOW! If I update my firmware of my player, is it safe for EVERYTHING else?
Because I don't want to fix an issue (annoying but I can live with) if I'm going to get something else which I wouldn't like, if you know what I mean.
Like I said, everything else is to my complete satisfaction, and I ain't looking for for additional/beneficial features. ...Sound and Picture quality are excellent, and that's all what truly matters to me.
Again, should I get the latest firmware from the very first original firmware (there has been roughly twenty of them since then!) in total confidence that nothing else would be impeding in my overall satisfaction on the aspects that are most important to me: watching Blu-ray movies, documentaries, music concerts, etc., with fabulous sound & picture quality?
Because, this annoying flaw is only present on the menu pages, and when I'm pausing my player and that after few minutes when I resume or go back to the main menu, that vertical bar is always there.
Will a firmware update, to the latest one (... 0515), fix this, and not introducing other anomalies that I might regret later on? ...A balance of safety mixed with courage.
Thanks Smarty-pants, mhobart, and you too Bob.