I turned the power off to my Oppo,, then, back on again. Voila!! The sparkles went away. The 8801 had absolutely nothing to do with my problem.
It appears it must have something to do with the sequence in which I powered on the equipment. From now on I will turn on the projector first then the Oppo.
Current Equipment: Datasat LS10 w/ Atmos and DIRAC. Datasat RA7300, Aerial Acoustics LR5's (LCR), Aerial Acoustics LR3's (sides), RBH in-walls (rears), Seaton Submersive, Marantz VP15s1, 123" diag 16:9 Stewart Cima Neve screen, Oppo BDP-103.