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post #20581 of 20594 Old 02-27-2015, 08:16 PM
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I'm not sure when it started, but Youtube on the 103 is intermittently broken now. Half the time I try and launch it the screen goes black and nothing happens. When I press home it goes into the "browser is exiting, please wait..." spinning egg-timer screen, which seems to hang indefinitely. If I then press standby, the unit will switch off after a substantial delay. The same thing can happen whether I'm launching Youtube from the home screen, or casting from a phone. Does anyone else get this?
First thing I would try is making sure the player is in Energy Efficient mode and not Quick Start,
power off the player, then unplug the player and let it sit over night.
If that doesn't help, you could try saving your settings, reset the player settings back to factory default,
power cycle the player, then re-enter your personalized settings.
Also try shutting off all your internet connected devices in the house and then power cycle the router/modem,
then go back to the player and see if it triggered a change.
Sometimes things can just get convoluted when it comes to communication between player,
router, modem, phones, tablets, PCs, ISPs, etc... etc... etc...
FWIW, I just tried YT on my BDP-105 and it took about 10 seconds or so to initialize and then all good.

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I've got an Amazon Prime membership so I am wondering if it is worth it to pick up a Roku stick to watch Instant Video thru my 103. For those of you on this thread that use the Roku, are you satisfied with PQ and audio? Are there any cons or limitations that I should know about?

Thx in advance for your input...
I've got the Roku stick.....the only drawback is that it is only a Wi-Fi connection; My Oppo is hardwired to my network so the streaming is much better with native Apps in the BDP-103......

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I've got the Roku stick.....the only drawback is that it is only a Wi-Fi connection; My Oppo is hardwired to my network so the streaming is much better with native Apps in the BDP-103......
There are other Roku models that accept an ethernet connection. The company's website has a nice chart showing the features of all current models.

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Bob Pariseau, thanks, the technical explanations I get on AVS Forum are informative and interesting. In my apartment, I find I don't especially need a subwoofer. I rarely get an opportunity to turn the volume up past 9 o'clock or so anyway. I feel I get all the low end I need--usually more than my downstairs neighbor can tolerate--by enabling my Carver receiver's Sonic Holography circuit. Thanks again for the technical explanation, it is a good education for me!

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You didn't mention whether you have a Subwoofer in your system. If you DON'T, then of course the correct solution is to set Left Front / Right Front to LARGE in the OPPO -- which will disable Crossover processing for them and tell the OPPO to send the entire frequency range to Left Front / Right Front.

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There are other Roku models that accept an ethernet connection. The company's website has a nice chart showing the features of all current models.
I am well aware of that; but he was specifically talking about a Roku stick....I bought one from Oppo when I purchased my unit; as I said, the native Netflix app works better at streaming (thru my hard-wire network) then a stick (wi-fied)......

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looks nice!

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Not to impugn your idea of choice, but how gadget-inclined is your elderly mother? If she prefers simplicity for only listing to music CDs, then something like this would be more suitable instead of having to tinker with an amp/receiver, then the Oppo. But hey if she insists, then connecting the two FR/FL RCA analog stereo out and enjoy. Sounds great!
http://www.amazon.com/GPX-HC221B-Com...4897292&sr=1-2
I just checked out your recommendation. for $30 the sound must be phenomenal. I'm going to purchase this right now. thanks man.
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Since my HDMI 1 has motion issues after the beta firmware and HDMI 2 won't allow for a picture I put my Fios box directly into my Panasonic ST50 for the first time in many months. Amazingly I like the picture much better than what the Oppo processing was delivering when it worked. Before the Oppo I had it running through a DVDO Edge. The Edge also had good PQ but I never could get the lip sync just right. IMO Oppo needs to fix the noise reduction issues on HDMI 1 in addition to the new issues with the Beta. All this time everything has been running through the Darbee Darblet which is the real star in my setup. Hopefully Oppo can produce an input solution better than my Panasonic ST50. Kris Deering in the 105 thread said to avoid using the inputs on the Oppo's due to HDMI issues and he looks to be correct so far.


I really do not understand why you would want to use HDMI 1 in the first place if you are using a Darbee Darblet in between. You will want to do all the video enhancements through the Darblet, so you should be using HDMI 2 for all audio and video. HDMI 2 is much more appropriate for your configuration, not HDMI 1..
Since I have a similar setup, can you expand on this?
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I just checked out your recommendation. for $30 the sound must be phenomenal. I'm going to purchase this right now. thanks man.
Uh, I'd be cautious buying an all in one $30 system, it may well sound like crap. I guess it depends on whether the end user likes to listen to music or has a good ear. You can find many good cheap options out there for little coin. I bought a used Marantz cd player for $60, but there are all kinds of them as people turn to compressed mp3's on hard drives. Then get a used receiver of some kind and speakers. Craigslist is your friend. You should be able to get all for a couple of hundred, or more if you want new speakers like this:

http://www.wavecrestaudio.com/produc...udspeaker-pair

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-BS2...neer+bookshelf

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I am well aware of that; but he was specifically talking about a Roku stick....I bought one from Oppo when I purchased my unit; as I said, the native Netflix app works better at streaming (thru my hard-wire network) then a stick (wi-fied)......
And like you, I was aware that he was complaining about the absence of ethernet with the Roku stick==>leading me to mention that other Roku models do have ethernet connections, which you are well aware of, but which we don't know if the OP was... That was the point of my post.

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Uh, I'd be cautious buying an all in one $30 system, it may well sound like crap. I guess it depends on whether the end user likes to listen to music or has a good ear. You can find many good cheap options out there for little coin. I bought a used Marantz cd player for $60, but there are all kinds of them as people turn to compressed mp3's on hard drives. Then get a used receiver of some kind and speakers. Craigslist is your friend. You should be able to get all for a couple of hundred, or more if you want new speakers like this:

http://www.wavecrestaudio.com/produc...udspeaker-pair

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-BS2...neer+bookshelf
...this was actually a sarcastic response to "80sguy" who recommended this $30 system to me. I ain't that dumb to buy something like that. I have a $5,000 system of my own and I want my mother to have a nice sound too.

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...this was actually a sarcastic response to "80sguy" who recommended this $30 system to me. I ain't that dumb to buy something like that. I have a $5,000 system of my own and I want my mother to have a nice sound too.
That's funny, you had me going, LOL!

The 103 would be fine then, but it has a drawback or two as a cd player. It's a bit slow to load, and a dedicated cd player has better scan operation. The Oppo has 3 or 4 speeds on fast forward, but plays second then scans 10 or 15 seconds ahead and plays another second while in scan. The cd player will simply play the song at faster speeds as it scans until you hit play again. Other than that, it sounds great.
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So i got my 103 to alleviate issues with atmos discs. Compared to the 93, the home screen is a bit more savvy and seems more usable (especially if you care for netflix and vudu etc).

I bought the middle atlantic custom rack shelf/face which fits pretty nice and clean.

I dialed up darbee to around 50% and I'm not sure I notice a huge difference if any... Am i doing it wrong? I haven't A/B'd the darbee really so maybe I just don't notice it.

Overall picture quality is fine as expected. My epson 5010 is not bright enough for my screen size / throw distance but that is another issue altogether.

Tried transformers 4 ... No atmos disc related stuttering anymore. Seamless
Branching for the win I guess. About $500 bucks down the drain just to get atmos discs not to stutter... I feel the burn, but I guess I'll get over it with enough butt paste.
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So i got my 103 to alleviate issues with atmos discs. Compared to the 93, the home screen is a bit more savvy and seems more usable (especially if you care for netflix and vudu etc).

I bought the middle atlantic custom rack shelf/face which fits pretty nice and clean.

I dialed up darbee to around 50% and I'm not sure I notice a huge difference if any... Am i doing it wrong? I haven't A/B'd the darbee really so maybe I just don't notice it.

Overall picture quality is fine as expected. My epson 5010 is not bright enough for my screen size / throw distance but that is another issue altogether.

Tried transformers 4 ... No atmos disc related stuttering anymore. Seamless
Branching for the win I guess. About $500 bucks down the drain just to get atmos discs not to stutter... I feel the burn, but I guess I'll get over it with enough butt paste.
There are no issues with Atmos discs playing on any of the Oppo BD players.
Most likely the issue you are referring to, is the issue with Dolby TrueHD soundtracks that incorporate "seamless branching".
That issue can be circumvented in the older 8x and 9x players by having the player decode the audio,
and then send that audio out as PCM.
However if the user needs to bitstream the audio for the purpose of an external decoder to decode ATMOS audio,
and that soundtrack also happens to have Dolby TrueHD seamless branching, then the audio dropouts will be a non-resolvable issue.
The newer 10x players are equipped with newer and faster chipsets that are better capable of handling the seamless branching,
and therefore that issue does not exist with the 10x line of players.

Darbee is more subtle than many people realize. It is not a strong enhancement to the picture,
and that is part of it's beauty, since it doesn't ruin a nicely calibrated display like so many other enhancements tend to do.
There is also a split screen demo option in the Darbee menu where you can test the effect side by side on your display.
There are also numerous demos across the web where you can see it in action. (try YouTube)

Of course you didn't have to spend $500 on a player just to play Atmos discs,
as you can do that with dozens of other players out there for much less money.
You bought the Oppo because it's the best at what it does. Now stop whining and go enjoy your new player.

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Dave, the 103 and 105, I believe, will also have issues with those new Dolby Atmos Blu-ray discs (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 core audio) from "seamless branching" when their firmware aren't updated. ...I have read such comments from people owning those Oppo players and older firmwares in them.

So yes, the 103 and 105 no problemo, as long as it it is not a too old firmware.

* I did not read a single issue with encoded Auro-3D audio on Blu-ray discs. ...And none either with DTS:X encoded Blu-rays.
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