Originally Posted by lbjack
Many thanks for the reply. Actually, I don't power up at the same time. Except for the occasional power outage, my system is always on. My Oppo works fine within it until, periodically, it freezes. Then, after a cold restart, it works fine again for a while. The only outside connections are one HDMI output to the display and Ethernet, which are not turned off, so the Oppo does the handshake in the sequence you suggest.
I took Oppo's offer of a bundled Roku to plug into the MHL port. The interface was not glitch-free, mainly not being able to get out of some apps. I've since discarded it but wonder if that episode planted -- or maybe was a symptom of -- a bug in the system. I don't see a factory reset button anywhere on the Oppo.
OK, it could be something else then. Sometimes other things can cause issues, like using 24fps for dvd, using wireless networking instead of hardwired,
having a network router or hub in close proximity of the player, overheating issues if the player is not getting enough space or in an enclosed cabinet
where the internal temp gets too high, among others... some or any of those may or may not be your issue, but checking each one categorically as a troubleshooting technique could find what your issue is.
The MHL Roku stick should not have any inherent problems with the Oppo 10x series player.
However sometimes some issues could arise that are not inherent in the hardware.
Like weak or fluctuating network signal strength, among others.
The Roku stick also has the ability to receive updates that can be automatically received or manually initiated in it's menu.
If it requires an update, that can help with issues, and it also can be reset to default status to help with troubleshooting as well.
I don't think it's possible to get a "bug" from the Roku MHL stick.
The player does also have the option of resetting everything to factory default settings in it setup menu.
Most importantly though, you want to make sure you are using the latest and greatest firmware update for the player from Oppo.
That also can be initiated in the menus of the player.
As long as you have the player connected properly through your home network, you can update the firmware when it's available.
If networking is not available, you can also use a USB flash drive and load the proper file onto the flash drive from Oppo's website,
and then insert that into the player to update the firmware that way.