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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-10-2014, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ That seems highly unlikely. It would take a...

^ That seems highly unlikely. It would take a massive hardware change to add additional speaker outputs, and in the current hardware configuration (i.e., max 7.1 output) you'd be limited in say,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
Doing it on HDMI Bitstream audio would require...

Doing it on HDMI Bitstream audio would require re-encoding a lossless Bitstream for output. No consumer electronics has the horsepower to do that in real time.

Doing it on HDMI LPCM audio would...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ Try reseating your HDMI plugs -- both ends of...

^ Try reseating your HDMI plugs -- both ends of every cable in the signal path. The timing suggests you are getting a copy protection (HDCP) failure and the player is then doing continuous retries...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17,631
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
Network devices reserve a service slot in your...

Network devices reserve a service slot in your Router for a period of time -- typically 1 day or longer. I.e., they don't necessarily get a new slot each time you turn them on. Your Vizio may...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 02:06 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
That feature was dropped at the behest of The...

That feature was dropped at the behest of The Powers That Be in the industry. It's best not to ponder why they do what they do -- they tend to get grumpy.

However it was replaced by the ability...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 02:02 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
I continue to be amazed when HDMI works at all. ...

I continue to be amazed when HDMI works at all. The next step after reseating the cables would have been to try drawing a chalk pentagram around the player.
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
First of all, there's a separate thread for the...

First of all, there's a separate thread for the 103D, so if you have additional questions, you might want to move to that thread as, of course, there are some differences between the 103 and the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
Stop worrying and do the update. Copy down...

Stop worrying and do the update.

Copy down your settings first -- all of them as some defaults have changed since your firmware. AFTER the install, do a Reset Defaults -- the player should offer...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 180,913
Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ Those are details I don't know, although I...

^ Those are details I don't know, although I believe a separate bus into the DACs is used for the USB DAC Input.
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,628
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ Obviously they are not independent. The...

^ Obviously they are not independent. The Digital processing -- both format decoding and video/audio rendering -- all go through the MediaTek System on Chip.
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
Are you playing that as DSD or PCM? Played as...

Are you playing that as DSD or PCM? Played as DSD eliminates even more, possibilities.

Please do try the experiment I described to shutdown the HDMI stuff and see if you still hear the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,628
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
Keep in mind that any supposed difference in...

Keep in mind that any supposed difference in Analog audio quality between 720p and 1080p would have to be something that does not show in the bench tests -- either OPPO's internal testing or the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 180,913
Posted By Bob Pariseau
That should be true, although I haven't checked...

That should be true, although I haven't checked if the programming initiates the Pause anyway.
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,628
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
If you are talking about HDMI audio, it's because...

If you are talking about HDMI audio, it's because HDMI output is muted during the HDMI handshake. If you are talking about Analog audio, playback is Paused during the HDMI handshake.
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 07:53 AM
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ If the HDMI plug is angled as it is inserted,...

^ If the HDMI plug is angled as it is inserted, you can get a bad fit even though the result appears to end up fully seated, correctly.

You can also get a transient piece of dust (or whatever) on...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 72,779
Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ Well it can't be done for HDMI Bitstream output...

^ Well it can't be done for HDMI Bitstream output (you'd have to re-encode a lossless Bitstream on the fly after adjusting the audio), and for HDMI LPCM output it would mean having to bypass the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 180,913
Posted By Bob Pariseau
What sort of content are you testing this with? ...

What sort of content are you testing this with?

As an experiment, physically disconnect all HDMI connections (both input and output), set HDMI Audio OFF, start your content playing, and select...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 72,779
Posted By Bob Pariseau
So you would be OK with that only applying on the...

So you would be OK with that only applying on the Analog audio outputs?
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17,631
Views: 1,368,315
Posted By Bob Pariseau
First check that you have the latest firmware. ...

First check that you have the latest firmware. In Setup > Device Setup > Firmware Information, the "Main" firmware version number should end 0515.

If you've got older firmware, you should update...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17,631
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Posted By Bob Pariseau
First, bypass the external Darbee and connect via...

First, bypass the external Darbee and connect via a single length of HDMI cable to your Display.

If the problem goes away, then check the HDMI connections via the Darbee.

If the problem still...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-09-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11,279
Views: 875,783
Posted By Bob Pariseau
Spotify is not a "media file" of course. It is...

Spotify is not a "media file" of course. It is an application.

However you can use the Asynchronous USB DAC Input of the 105 to play that as stereo audio. You will need a type of USB cable that...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-09-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 180,913
Posted By Bob Pariseau
There is a known bug in the current firmware...

There is a known bug in the current firmware which only affects the 103D and 105D. Do *NOT* use Source Direct and RGB Video Level with those until this is fixed as the player incorrectly outputs RGB...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-08-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11,279
Views: 875,783
Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ If you have enabled caching of media data on...

^ If you have enabled caching of media data on you USB stick, take it to a computer and delete the OPPO folder containing that stuff. You may have some old, bogus data in there.

If that doesn't...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-08-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11,279
Views: 875,783
Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ Not the case here with the US firmware. That...

^ Not the case here with the US firmware. That suggests the problem is in the EU app provided by Netflix.

By the way, how can you know the app is accessing a US Netflix server?
--Bob
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-08-2014, 05:09 AM
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Views: 875,783
Posted By Bob Pariseau
^ With Source Direct set, that should happen for...

^ With Source Direct set, that should happen for streaming services regardless of the TV System setting. The comment from OPPO UK suggests that Netflix in Europe may be incorrectly streaming ALL...
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