Originally Posted by John Schneider
Maybe I will still hold off.
Still haven't installed this one, waiting to hear of issues.
I downloaded it last night, but noticed only one file in the UPG this time (BDP), when it's been three in the past (BDP, DVD, MCU).
Is this correct?
Yes the only firmware in the 08/05 release is the main firmware.
Originally Posted by Brian-HD
can you explain
Originally Posted by Makaveli Tha Don
hmmm..the improvements on 2 ch audio could certainly be useful to me, since i dont use a receiver and watch everything in 2 ch analog right to my tv. but how unstable is the bd loading exactly? also if my tv supports 36 bit color, do the color bit improvements on the two beta and experimental fw's apply for me?
The improvements in 2ch downmix are better separation of the sound track.
Also I was playing with DRC in auto mode for BDs. This is something up until now I would never use.
However I was impressed with how DRC auto used the dynamics of the BD.
Originally Posted by bakerwi
What loading and playback issues are you experiencing on BDs, because I have not experienced any with the Experimental Release?
I installed Main Version: BDP83-36-0805 when it was first posted.
I have reinstalled BDP83-36-0805, using a blank TY CD. Also via thumb drive.
At first BDP83-36-0805 worked fine. Then after a few BDs my oppo started to not load the BD, and just go back to the Oppo splash screen and say stop.
Or load and start to play the BD and then just freeze.
In both cases I had to remove the BD, clear the flash memory and shut down the Oppo.
I don't use BD live. However I did try BD live with My Bloody Valentine 3D. The interesting thing with the DL was in 2D mode the PQ was less washed out. Also there is a feature with this DL, there are 3 pop up windows.
One for my local time, one for my current weather and one for Lyons Gate upcoming releases. And that feature seem to work.
As noted before about playing with DRC in auto mode for BDs. When I first switched from DRC off to Auto, my audio was way out of sync and the video was jerky. How ever once I turned off my Oppo and then back on DRC worked well.
Please note that my Oppo is connected directly to my display via HDMI 1.3 high speed cable (1M). My 2ch analog audio is connected directly to my amp via interconnect cables (1M).
I reinstalled Main Version: BDP83-31-0620
Loader Version: BE2403 85752403
Sub Version: MCU83-23-0513
Still the same, will not load.
Oh well its back to my BDP-09