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Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-31-2014, 09:01 PM
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Posted By wmcclain
Note that this makes the player region-free for...

Note that this makes the player region-free for DVD only. Blu-ray requires a hardware mod.

-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-31-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18,031
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Posted By wmcclain
What if you cycle through the output resolutions?...

What if you cycle through the output resolutions? Does it happen for each?

Do you have a different display you test the player with?

-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-31-2014, 01:19 PM
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Posted By wmcclain
Welcome to AVSForum. Did you do Reset...

Welcome to AVSForum.

Did you do Reset Factory Default after the update? Try that, and if still no good, install the firmware again from a USB stick or optical disc and reset again.

Use Setup to...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-31-2014, 05:05 AM
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Posted By wmcclain
Yes, all OPPO DVD and Blu-ray players have...

Yes, all OPPO DVD and Blu-ray players have supported PAL DVD and will optionally convert 50hz to 60hz.

The players are not region-free out of the box, but there is a free software patch called...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-31-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 1,371,730
Posted By wmcclain
It sounds like the player needs cleaning,...

It sounds like the player needs cleaning, although tracks playing out of order is odd. I don't recall reports of that before.

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-30-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 84,612
Posted By wmcclain
That's it! ...

That's it!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7c/The_Man_in_the_Iron_Mask.jpg

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-30-2014, 11:46 AM
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Views: 84,612
Posted By wmcclain
No. I was going to say "Sorry, no" but I was...

No. I was going to say "Sorry, no" but I was hoping someone would offer that title. Return of "Traps for the Unwary"!

-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-30-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18,031
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Posted By wmcclain
Another way: you can get pretty small computers...

Another way: you can get pretty small computers that perform those functions. I have this running XBMC connected to an HDMI input on my player: Zotac ZBOX as a Media Player Appliance...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-30-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 84,612
Posted By wmcclain
Name this movie. Answer: The Man in...

Name this movie.

Answer:


The Man in the Iron Mask


-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-30-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18,031
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Posted By wmcclain
To give you a choice. Both models are currently...

To give you a choice. Both models are currently in production.

Darbee has generated a lot of excitement and getting it into a player for an extra $100 is a worthy accomplishment.

Qdeo has more...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-30-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18,031
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Posted By wmcclain
You would look at the 105 models only if you need...

You would look at the 105 models only if you need the analog outputs of those models. For digital audio they are the same as the 103 models.

For completeness: the 105 models have additional...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-30-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18,031
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Posted By wmcclain
The difference is optional Darbee processing....

The difference is optional Darbee processing. Have you research that to see if it is something that would interest you? See the first post in the 103D thread for review links.

-Bill
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   08-30-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By wmcclain
PAL DVDs and some imported Blu-rays are 50hz,...

PAL DVDs and some imported Blu-rays are 50hz, which is not generally used in North America.

Some displays will accept a 50hz video signal, but many won't.

If you have a player that converts...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-29-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18,031
Views: 1,431,591
Posted By wmcclain
You might look at what "mediainfo" sees for that...

You might look at what "mediainfo" sees for that file and compare it to the results for a known good file.

I'd also try creating a new copy with mkvmerge.

Then I'd give up.

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-29-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 84,612
Posted By wmcclain
It's actually the side of a boat! Review: Let's...

It's actually the side of a boat! Review: Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5b/Letscarejessica.jpg

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-29-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 175,309
Posted By wmcclain
Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)...

Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067341/), directed by John D. Hancock.

Just recently in a mental hospital, Jessica doesn't want to admit that she is seeing...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-29-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18,031
Views: 1,431,591
Posted By wmcclain
The player asks the TV what resolution it prefers...

The player asks the TV what resolution it prefers and it responded "1080p". Why it would do that is a mystery. Not much 4k source is available yet so maybe Sony just doesn't have it in the firmware...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-29-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 18,031
Views: 1,431,591
Posted By wmcclain
Yes it will skip until it finds a file it can...

Yes it will skip until it finds a file it can play.

Is there something different about that file in terms of it's codec contents or resolution?

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-29-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 84,612
Posted By wmcclain
Still obscure and still available. See the...

Still obscure and still available. See the attachment.

-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-28-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5,102
Views: 398,849
Posted By wmcclain
You could also try the HDMI2 output of the player...

You could also try the HDMI2 output of the player and leave everything else as is. You'd be without Darbee processing during that test.

LPCM vs Bitstream will not affect audio quality. (Presuming...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-28-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5,102
Views: 398,849
Posted By wmcclain
It sounds like an HDMI issue, a marginal...

It sounds like an HDMI issue, a marginal handshake once every N discs or so. But your usage is not extreme and you've tried replacing the cable.

You've replaced both the player->avr and...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-28-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5,102
Views: 398,849
Posted By wmcclain
How long is the cable run? Is the player...

How long is the cable run? Is the player connected directly to the display or are you going through a receiver?

-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-28-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By wmcclain
Ok, but you're eager for the Blu-ray, too, right?...

Ok, but you're eager for the Blu-ray, too, right?

-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-27-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18,031
Views: 1,431,591
Posted By wmcclain
A simple ISO or BDMV copy is 100% the same,...

A simple ISO or BDMV copy is 100% the same, missing only the copy protection and region coding. That's why the studios don't allow it. Too easy to pirate their product.

We try to keep these...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-27-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18,031
Views: 1,431,591
Posted By wmcclain
It was a big deal at the time. "Asked"...

It was a big deal at the time.



"Asked" is not exactly the correct verb.



There has been no poll. Why do you ask?
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