Originally Posted by NorthSky
1. Turn the Oppo 103 On
2. De-activate Netflix
3. Reset his Oppo 103 to Factory Defaults
4. Turn the Oppo Off (in Energy Efficient mode)
5. Reactivate Netflix on his NF account
6. Check settings on his NF account
7. Power Cycle (Oppo Off, and On again)
8. Reflash Firmware How you do that; which setting is that?
9. Reset to Factory Defaults again
10. Power cycle again (Oppo Off, then On again)
11. Re-activate Netflix again
12. Between deactivating Netflix and reinstalling the firmare update; do a full power cycle of the router/modem.
He has to reinstall the firmware update again like he did before, with the Ethernet wire?
<<<>>> Could you please use step by step (1 to 12), but this time exactly the way he should do; because this is very unclear what I just enumerated above. ...Way too confusing. ...The order is not right; few missteps here, I can smell.
The only thing he wants is Netflix, and all that stuff to get Netflix back like the way it was ... might as well take a trip in the Bermuda triangle @ the edge of the Cuban coastline. ...It can truly drives someone to the precipice of insanity.
Yes, the steps have to be real clear; one @ a time, and the two questions highlighted in red answered first.
Because right now it looks like a recipe for total disaster and a high risk to brick his Oppo 103 player.
Anyone here has ever done the twelve steps just above? ...No way; they are not in the right sequential order, and too unclear.
...Clearer instructions would be needed in order to fix Netflix. ...And without bricking his machine.
What a life!
I'm just trying to give you the whole enchilada on everything you can try.
You don't have to do it, but you won't know if could have helped if you don't try.
Why do think it would brick the player? There's nothing to indicate that would happen.
Most of this stuff is simply clearing out old data and rebooting so to speak.
You reflash the firmware with a USB stick like GSR said above, and by overwriting the current firmware with a new
copy will simply try to eliminate anything that could be wonky with the current version.
The likelyhood of reflashing the firmware actually fixing the issue is low, but again, you never know and it's free to try.
(and no you don't have to do it twice, just once after deactivating NF).
It's not a 12 step program. You just use logic to determine what to do.
If you want to know how I would do it, I would do it in the following order explicitly...
FIRST, see step 5 below, and get the current firmware file for your player onto a usb flash drive before doing the other steps.
1)Power on the player and go into setup menu and make sure it's on Energy Efficient.
If it's already on EE, good... if not, switch from Quick Start to EE and power cycle the player.
2)Deactivate the Netflix credentials in the player, then power cycle the player.
3)Next reset the player to full factory default settings, then power off the player.
4)Power off ALL devices that connect to the home router/modem/wifi system.
That includes all PCs, tablets, phones, etc... Being in standby is not the same as fully powering off.
For things like smartphones, be sure to hold down the power button and select to power off the device.
If they are connected with an ethernet hardline, I would pull all of those lines from the back of the router.
(Soon they will be plugged back in after your procedure is done.)
Once all devices have been powered off and disconnected from the system, shut down your router/modem.
Wait a few minutes and then power them back on.
(If your router/modem is one device, good,,, if it is 2 separate devices, be sure to power on the modem first,
wait a few minutes for it to fully initialize, then power on the router and wait for the router to fully initialize).
Be sure not to rush things... modems can sometimes take as long as 15 minutes or more before they fully come back online,
so make sure you wait for them to fully reboot.
5) Next, you should have prepared a USB flash drive stick with proper firmware file of the latest firmware for your player.
The firmware download links can be found on Oppo's website, along with instructions on how to load the firmware into the player.
This will be an easy procedure as long as the files are put on the stick properly.
Simpy power on the player, and then insert the USB stick into the front USB port of the player and follow the onscreen instructions.
As it finishes, the player should shut down on it's own.
At this point everything should at a point of reset, refreshed and rebooted, almost as if you just installed a new player.
You have reset the player factory default settings, so I think the wired/wireless setting should have reverted to "wired".
As a suggestion, I would try setting everything (most notably Netfix) up again with a WIRED player, running an ethernet wire from
the player directly to the router. (You can switch this back to wireless once you get it setup and tested.)
So then go in and reactivate Netflix in the player. If you need a PC to do this, then you'll probably need to plug the PC wire
back into the router/modem and power it on.
You can also go ahead and plug other wires back into the router/modem too, but leave devices other than the player and PC turned off,
especially wireless devices that can easily hog system bandwidth when you don't want them too.
Once you have reactivated NF, and then go through the player's menus and configure it with your best personalized settings,
power cycle the player, then give NF a go and see if any of that helped.
I offer no guarantees that all this stuff will help at all, but it has the potential to, and are good troubleshooting techniques to try.
More than likely, the issue you are encountering is due to poor ISP speed or something to do with the communication between
your ISP and Netflix, or something like that. Again though, I like to do things thoroughly just to make sure.