I'm finding my 103 to be completely unpredictable when it comes to accessing things on the internet or over my home WiFi network. Just to give an idea of the setup, the wireless router is right next to the Oppo, and it's connected via ethernet. My home internet service is 15 Mbps or better. The PC containing my music files is in the next room, so its files are accessed wirelessly (using SMB).
So last night, I had the following problems:
1. Netflix never plays ("That isn't available right now" on every video) unless i first access Vudu and play a minute or so of a random trailer (never had any Vudu issues--or problems with Pandora, YouTube, Digital Concert Hall, or discs and flash drives). Oh, and twice last week I had to re-enter my Netflix ID/password.
2. Sometimes the home screen freezes, and the only thing the 103 responds to is the POWER button to shut it off and then on again.
3. While playing music files from the PC via wirelessly accessed SMB, sometimes the screen freezes but the file won't stop playing. Again, powering off and on is the only way to recover from this.
4. I had an ordinary 16/44.1 WAV file on the PC that would lock up the Oppo every time I tried to play it. Never heard any of it. The same file plays fine on the PC.
The following fixits didn't fix anything: Unplugging the player for 15 minutes. Saving my settings, resetting to factory defaults, reloading my settings.
BTW, I have a Roku 2 XS that is connected to the same router via ethernet, and I have never had a single problem accessing Netflix or any of its apps.
Is this what a $500 machine should be doing??
AT&T U-Verse Northeast Ohio
Denon x4000, Carver m1.0t, Samsung LED TV, B&W 704 mains, two M&K subwoofers, Oppo 103, Roku 2, etc.
Headphone system: Sennheiser HD600, AKG K702, Hifiman HE-400i, Marantz HD-DAC1 (also used for music playback in the main system, Marantz CD5004, Denon DVD-3910