Originally Posted by mikepos
Hey no trouble. Unfortunately every other thing I was going to mention has already been brought up, except that I'd test Netflix on a computer to make sure it isn't the isp throttling, and if not I'd put the router in a clear line of sight to the oppo and try streaming something other than Netflix to make sure the dongle is still fine. I'm guessing the light is flashing a different colour because of a lower speed connection so I'd be suspicious of that.
He did all of that; streaming Neflix from his PC, Mac, laptop, tablet, iPad, iPhone, other BD players (Sony, Samsung), all wireless;
and only his Oppo 103, wireless too (using the wifi dongle with USB cable & base) is giving him very poor quality picture.
All his other devices (all wireless) no problemo @ all.
His router is @ the perfect place in his room, near the center and four feet high.
Here's the thing: Before he performed the latest firmware update, his Netflix streaming was fine, in HD @ 720p and without interruptions.
Now it is hell, radically. ...His movies stopped all the time, up to a dozen times in the first ten minutes or so, ad with picture quality (188i), often, that is worse than VHS tapes. ...Simply put: Netflix streaming unwatchable, and life's aggravating/irritating experience. Better toss it for good.
* The light I was referring to before is the green flashing light of the Oppo's dongle (small USB plastic stick alike). ...That's all.
And it has been now established that it doesn't flash anymore @ all if you have updated your firmware.
Perhaps when he did that last firmware update he should have disconnected the dongle and USB extension cord?
Maybe Oppo expert technical support team know some that we don't? ...I still have to find out directly from them.
I am 100% certain that someone knows. ...I still haven't found the one who has that answer. ...So for now my friend will keep watching his VHS tapes.