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post #91 of 8048 Old 02-03-2005, 06:51 AM - Thread Starter
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Actually, I went through the Oppo Site so that was strange. But in any event, I see this morning that the file size of cd2 has changed to 2+ Meg so I will reburn and retry.

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I would be awesome if someone who already has cables needs to do a semi-formal write up on the DVD-A functionality. I dont want to go out and purchase a disk and 5.1 cables only to find out that the bass management isnt implemented or something strange. Is anyone availble to test this?
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With the revised firmware update DVD-Audio is now functional. Two-channel DVD-Audio can be obtained by setting the Downmix to "Stereo" in the "Speaker Setup" . 5.1 Audio can be achieved by setting the Downmix to 5.1CH.

DVD-Audio seems to work fine so far and have played a few discs.

Good work Oppo Digital! Let's keep those updates coming!

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Paul, any idea on the bass management. As a relic of the first gen DVD-A players, I still have it stuck in my head that the bass management is assumed not to work for DVD-A unless specifically tested.
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I see no bass management. There are individual trims for each channel but I see no implemenation for crossover points (yet).

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Originally posted by Paul Bigelow
SETTINGS:
Oppo settings :
TV Display -> Wide/SQZ

Hey Paul

I noticed you used Wide/SQZ for your display setting. With this setting, you LOSE horizontal image information. You really need to use WIDE, and get the TV to add the pillarbox bars. Please see this post, which explains why:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...88#post5124988

Also, edge enhancement is pretty bad on this player in 720p/1080i. I don't know why you've reported seeing no EE. Check the Avia Sharpness pattern. I've seen the EE on 3 different displays now. Maybe your Wide/SQZ setting is reducing its effect.

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Gary,

The Wide/SQZ is to allow for the automatic pillarboxing. It is a heavily requested feature because many displays do not allow for the 4:3 setting when there is a 720p/1080i signal (such as my Panasonic TC-22LH1). The loss of horizontal resolution is a side effect. This loss of horizontal resolution also occurs quite dramatically with the Panasonic DVD-S97, less so with the Sony DVP-NS975V, and virtually no loss with the Momitsu V880.

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I'd like to know if anyone has experienced this odd icon appearing on some DVD's. When I start up Video Essentials I get an unusual icon that stays on the screen for some time. Take a look and let me know. I've seen it occasionally as well when I make my own DVD's. I guess if anyone else can confirm that it's there, then there's another candidate for firmware changes. However, since I cannot recall anyone else noting this one, it may be my player. Anyway check the attachment.

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Having some trouble with image attachment. How is this done? Anyway, until I can show you this what it appears to be is a pic of an old style movie camera with 1/2 right next to it. Hopefully someone can tell me how to get the jpeg attached to this or another response.

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Sounds like the angle icon.
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I know. That's what I thought. But it doesn't appear to be possible for this section of the DVD. And I've never seen it displayed. Usually it is a hidden element, not displayed

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Finally figured out how to get this image posted. Anyway, although it looks like something to do with angle, it comes out of nowhere. Let me know if anyone else can confirm/deny that VE starts out with this bit.
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Angle for sure. Even has the 1 of 2 symbol next to it.
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There *is* a multiple angle for that opening sequence, believe it or not. Give it a try and you will see the back of his head. Not sure why it was done but the multiple angle is there.

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Is there a way in the Oppo to turn off the multiple angle option from showing on the screen? Seems that this should not come up automatically, or at least you should be able to toggle its presence. If not, we've another bit that needs to get fixed in firmware, I'd say.

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I believe it's been reported.

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And it's about to get fixed. From a recent communication with OppoDigital:
>The upcoming firmware will change the default to having the on
>_screen display disappear after a few seconds, such as a in Zoom and
>_Angle. We expect to release the next firmware soon.

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From the Oppo Digital page:

OPPO OPDV971H DVI DVD Player Firmware Release Notes
Version: OP971-2-0412 Release Date: April 13, 2005


This release of firmware addressed the following issues:

Fixed pixel cropping
Improved Y/C delays via DVI and component outputs
Corrected the mislabeled Sharpness/Contrast/Brightness control options. Added Saturation control as an option.
Corrected PAL 720p and 1080i output at 50Hz instead of 60Hz

This release added the following new features:

Supports multiple aspect ratios for DivX AVI files, including: 720x480, 720x576, 704x480 704x576, 352x240 and 352x288
Automatically closes the tray when pressing the POWER button on the player unit to power off
Enabled DTS decoding through analog connection in addition to digital connection
Zoom and Angle on-screen-displays are set to disappear after 5 seconds. The Pause is set to stay on screen to remind the user of the pause mode, based on the user input.
Adds more zoom options: 1.2x, 1.3x, 1.5x, 2.5x, and 3.5x, in addition to the original 2x, 3x, 4x, ½x, 1/3x & ¼x options. This allows letterbox to fill the screen with a non-anamorphic widescreen DVD.
Pressing the Backward key skips to the beginning of the chapter; pressing it again skips to the beginning of the previous chapter.
Adds Saturation control as an option.
Memorizes previous DVI setting in TV Auto mode in addition to in NTSC and Pal modes

This release changed the following default setting:

Changed the default setting of Subwoofer to 'off" on the Speaker Setup Page.

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This firmware is a major update, as advertised.

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First post of thread is in progress of being updated to reflect the 4/13 firmware.

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Can someone answer this question:
Can you use a dvi-i to vga adapter and will it still up convert? My
projector only has Component and VGA.

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I'm not sure if it was ever on the list or if its been removed, but I'm not seeing the foriegn character subtitle issue listed. Also, 1080i does not work with Sony HS10 and possibly HS20 projectors. It is stretched outside the screen and distorted.
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cburbs,

No. The DVI connector on the Oppo only has DVI-D pins (no analog/RGB). VGA/DB-15 connectors are analog signals.

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Thanks......

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Quote:


Originally posted by Paul Bigelow
First post of thread is in progress of being updated to reflect the 4/13 firmware.

Paul

Paul, if you're interested, there's also a minor update for those few who have an inadvertant tray closing problem that I posted on the other Oppo thread here. There's no reason to use it unless you have that problem though.

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Charles,

There have been reports of issues with 1080i (my Panasonic LCD is one of those sets, and I recall seeing reports about Sony displays). Oppo is aware of it.

I've just obtained a new Sharp LCD panel and am in the process of connecting it up.

We'll see how it does.

If all goes well, I'll revise the first post further with the new information.

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Originally posted by LiteUp!
cburbs,

No. The DVI connector on the Oppo only has DVI-D pins (no analog/RGB). VGA/DB-15 connectors are analog signals.

Not absolutely true! A DVI-to-VGA converter works fine, (I posted this a week ago in the regular Oppo thread) as long as its a digital DVI-D to-VGA box, like my Dtrovision DC-DA1 ($259). But no, a "gender changer" kind of adapter, like we used on the Momitsu, doesn't cut it. The Momo had DVI-I (which is quite an anomaly for DVD players in the US).
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P.S. Paul, why do you say, in a Feb 3 post, that to play stereo DVD-A you change downmix to "stereo" and to play mulitchannel you change downmix to "5.1"? If you choose the stereo layer of a DVD-Audio (usually group 2) it outputs stereo to the analog "mix" outputs, and the downmix selection can stay at "5.1". You would only choose "stereo" if you have no 5.1 capability, thereby sending both true stereo group 2 stuff (if selected) and folded-down-to-stereo group 1 surround mix to the "mix" stereo outputs. Right?

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ted_b,

Yes...I understand..but he is talking about the simple connector converter, like you get with some PC video cards, I believe. Those will not work, as you mentioned.

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ted_b,

Yes...I understand..but he is talking about the simple connector converter, like you get with some PC video cards, I believe. Those will not work, as you mentioned.

You're probably right (about the type of converter/adapter he was asking about...the cheap $5 kind) but I thought I'd add my converter solution just in case.

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Somewhat along these lines (re DVD-a), I'm hoping the next Oppo unit -- which I'll likely be first in line to purchase -- will go with an HDMI output instead of the DVI. Though there are few receivers/pre-pros on the market with HDMI inputs/switchers, this is likely to change drastically in the next year's models. Passing DVD-A via HDMI will solve alot of issues, not the least of which being a drastic reduction in cabling.
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