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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

You're getting 24p from 480i60 media file sources? I have not seen that.
-Bill
Yes. I first tried it immediately after the addition of network access to the -83. I did not expect it to work, but it did. (I posted my experience on this thread.) I have used it a number of times since, but normally stream with other devices (since DLNA is so feeble).
My workflow is: AnyDVD > DVD Shrink (if I need to select streams) > VOB2MPG (which combines files and corrects any PTS errors). Of course some files look better than others.
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My wife just put in a Blu-ray disk of the movie "Wall Stree: Money Never Sleepst" from Net Flix. I was in the other room when I hear the sound of a disk making a very high speed spinning sound. Not unlike I hear sometimes on the DVD drive on my Mac.

I tried to stop the machine, but it would not stop. Next thing, the sound of the disk either exploding or flying out of the tray inside the machine somewhere. I was then able to open the machine, but the disk was nowhere to be found. Now I can't close the try but half way.

I know best to do nothing at this point, as I don't want to open up the machine to retrieve the disk. I used a flashlight to check inside as much as possible, but that disk has just disappeared.

Any suggestions from those that work at OPPO? This machine has been great, and I don't want to think that it is now useless. I also want to be able to send back the disk to Net Flix.

Thanks.....
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Originally Posted by grahamr View Post

My wife just put in a Blu-ray disk of the movie "Wall Stree: Money Never Sleepst" from Net Flix. I was in the other room when I hear the sound of a disk making a very high speed spinning sound. Not unlike I hear sometimes on the DVD drive on my Mac.
I tried to stop the machine, but it would not stop. Next thing, the sound of the disk either exploding or flying out of the tray inside the machine somewhere. I was then able to open the machine, but the disk was nowhere to be found. Now I can't close the try but half way.
I know best to do nothing at this point, as I don't want to open up the machine to retrieve the disk. I used a flashlight to check inside as much as possible, but that disk has just disappeared.
Any suggestions from those that work at OPPO? This machine has been great, and I don't want to think that it is now useless. I also want to be able to send back the disk to Net Flix.
Thanks.....
The best way to get a response from Oppo is to contact them directly - they can be reached via email at service@oppodigital.com and frequently reply after hours. It's also pretty easy to take the cover off of the player and what needs to be done might be obvious once the cover is off.
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Thanks for the fast response. I have sent them an email, and I will take a closer look in the morning regarding removing the cover.

Thanks again,

RG
post #38225 of 39277
There's really no choice but to open the disc drive. Any attempt to do otherwise may result if further damage. Its also possible that damage has already occurred, so if opening the player is uncomfortable for you just plan to send it in for service. Of course there's also the issue of getting the disc back to Netflix.
post #38226 of 39277
Opened her up and removed the two pieces from the drive unit. I am now in contact with OPPO, and will be returning it for repairs. Thanks again for the help.
post #38227 of 39277
Ouch. Send the bill to Netflix. wink.gif Actually you'll be surprised at how well Oppo takes care of you.
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Folks I cant seem to get my oppo to play 7 channel surround. I can get all my speakers to show on my pioneer receiver when using my ps3, but only can get 5.1 with the oppo. I dont see anything in the settings to change it to 7.1. Little help please. Thanks.
post #38229 of 39277
^ Set Secondary Audio OFF.
--Bob
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Thread Starter 
How are you connected for audio?

Are you playing back a 7.1 source such as the AIX Records Blu-ray which contains 7.1 test tones, or the Spears and Munsil Blu-ray which has a 7.1 montage?

Do you have Secondary Audio set to OFF or ON under Audio Format Setup? Ensure that this is OFF.
post #38231 of 39277
Hi, I have 83 and 93 I have a question about blu-ray compatibility. Will there be future firmware updates for the 83 because the last was on march. Let's say I sell my 93 and stay with 83 will new blu-ray work lets say a year or two from now if oppo stops firmware updates from 83?. Is making a backup of an original blu-ray and play it in the 83 fix compatibility issues of the future? I want to now the answer to this question because I want to buy the 103 but it has cinivia protection on it. So I figure that blu-ray with cinivia I will play on 83 and others on the 103.
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Originally Posted by megamanwilson View Post

Hi, I have 83 and 93 I have a question about blu-ray compatibility. Will there be future firmware updates for the 83 because the last was on march. Let's say I sell my 93 and stay with 83 will new blu-ray work lets say a year or two from now if oppo stops firmware updates from 83?. Is making a backup of an original blu-ray and play it in the 83 fix compatibility issues of the future? I want to now the answer to this question because I want to buy the 103 but it has cinivia protection on it. So I figure that blu-ray with cinivia I will play on 83 and others on the 103.

We presume there will be future firmware updates as required to keep up with disc compatibility in new releases. I don't recall OPPO saying how long this will continue.

A player that is not updated runs the risk of not being able to play some new BR discs.

In the past it has seemed that certain backup techniques eliminate disc compatibility problems. If you backup the main title only and eliminate the menus and java, everything seems to play. Some of the commercial utilities create a minimal menu interface.

-Bill
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

We presume there will be future firmware updates as required to keep up with disc compatibility in new releases. I don't recall OPPO saying how long this will continue.
A player that is not updated runs the risk of not being able to play some new BR discs.
In the past it has seemed that certain backup techniques eliminate disc compatibility problems. If you backup the main title only and eliminate the menus and java, everything seems to play. Some of the commercial utilities create a minimal menu interface.
-Bill

Thanks that's what I wanted to hear. So if I backup my original blu-ray with dvdfab main title only it will work on the 83 if it has compatibility problems? I am talking about bmdv folder or AVCHD not one big mkv.
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

In the past it has seemed that certain backup techniques eliminate disc compatibility problems. If you backup the main title only and eliminate the menus and java, everything seems to play. Some of the commercial utilities create a minimal menu interface.
-Bill

At present, certain "backup techniques" also circumvent Cinavia in the 103. wink.gif I can think of several good reasons to hang onto a BDP-83, Cinavia isn't one of them.
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Originally Posted by megamanwilson View Post


Thanks that's what I wanted to hear. So if I backup my original blu-ray with dvdfab main title only it will work on the 83 if it has compatibility problems? I am talking about bmdv folder or AVCHD not one big mkv.

That has been the pattern so far. I think your chances are good, but no one can promise.

-Bill
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Originally Posted by megamanwilson View Post


Thanks that's what I wanted to hear. So if I backup my original blu-ray with dvdfab main title only it will work on the 83 if it has compatibility problems? I am talking about bmdv folder or AVCHD not one big mkv.
I do this on a regular basis and, so far, there have been no playback problems with the main movie ripped either to bmdv or AVCHD (there are some caveats with MKV playback, however).

Also, one thing to keep in mind: the 83 doesn't support BD-R LTH media, so you should avoid that unless you have another player that does.
post #38237 of 39277
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

I do this on a regular basis and, so far, there have been no playback problems with the main movie ripped either to bmdv or AVCHD (there are some caveats with MKV playback, however).
Also, one thing to keep in mind: the 83 doesn't support BD-R LTH media, so you should avoid that unless you have another player that does.

Will ps3 support BDR-LTH Media ?
post #38238 of 39277
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

At present, certain "backup techniques" also circumvent Cinavia in the 103. wink.gif I can think of several good reasons to hang onto a BDP-83, Cinavia isn't one of them.

Are there other techniques besides mkv to circumvent Cinavia in the 103 ?
post #38239 of 39277
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Originally Posted by megamanwilson View Post

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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

I do this on a regular basis and, so far, there have been no playback problems with the main movie ripped either to bmdv or AVCHD (there are some caveats with MKV playback, however).
Also, one thing to keep in mind: the 83 doesn't support BD-R LTH media, so you should avoid that unless you have another player that does.

Will ps3 support BDR-LTH Media ?
Never owned a ps3, so can't say. My Panasonic BD-55 does.
post #38240 of 39277
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

Never owned a ps3, so can't say. My Panasonic BD-55 does.

I google it and looks like ps3 supports it thanks.
post #38241 of 39277
Great customer service experience with OPPO. Sent off the unit to have the problem fixed at no cost on Thursday, sent back today, Saturday. Man, this is by far the best I have ever been treated by any company with which I've a breakdown problem. Thanks OPPO. I will forever buy your products.
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Anybody have the Darbee video processor with Oppo BDP-83 and front projection? How much improvement on movie instead of still pictures ? Thank in advance for response.
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Yes, I have the 83 going to a Anthem D2v, then the output of the D2v to the Darbee, then to a Panny 4000 on a 106" screen.  I hook up this way as all sources go out to the Darbee.   Regarding "imporovement".   Its all in the eye of the beholder.  My prefrence is set the Darbee to HD mode at about 65% this give addtional clarity without taking away from the fluid "film" look.   It is a improvement but somewhat subtle.  Worth the $349?   In the end the improvement depends on your sources and processor.  the Anthem D2V is a fab processor so perhaps the combo 83/D2v does not have much improvement to go, but other set ups may.    I have not tried directly out of the 83 as I want all sources to benifit.

 

DTV improvemnt is not as good, but improved.  The better the source the better the improvement.  BluRays seem to get the best improvement.

post #38244 of 39277
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Originally Posted by firebrick View Post

Folks I cant seem to get my oppo to play 7 channel surround. I can get all my speakers to show on my pioneer receiver when using my ps3, but only can get 5.1 with the oppo. I dont see anything in the settings to change it to 7.1. Little help please. Thanks.

Secondary audio was "on", thanks folks.
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Texas Steve, thanks for your input. So you think it worths.
post #38246 of 39277
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

We presume there will be future firmware updates as required to keep up with disc compatibility in new releases. I don't recall OPPO saying how long this will continue.
A player that is not updated runs the risk of not being able to play some new BR discs.
In the past it has seemed that certain backup techniques eliminate disc compatibility problems. If you backup the main title only and eliminate the menus and java, everything seems to play. Some of the commercial utilities create a minimal menu interface.
-Bill

I am new to the oppo 83 threads, just picked a 83 up. What do you mean by back up the main title to get probmatic blue rays to play?

Thanks
post #38247 of 39277
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post


I am new to the oppo 83 threads, just picked a 83 up. What do you mean by back up the main title to get probmatic blue rays to play?

Thanks

The poster asked "Is making a backup of an original blu-ray and play it in the 83 fix compatibility issues of the future?"

The answer is: yes, some backup techniques eliminate the structures on Blu-ray discs which sometimes cause compatibility problems.

For example, we have had cases where the US edition of a title played but the Euro version did not. The only difference was in the disc menus. If you copied the feature only it would play without difficulty.

Menus and java programming seem to be the worst offenders for compatibility.

-Bill
Edited by wmcclain - 11/7/12 at 2:56pm
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

The poster asked "Is making a backup of an original blu-ray and play it in the 83 fix compatibility issues of the future?"
The answer is: yes, some backup techniques eliminate the structures on Blu-ray discs which sometimes cause compatibility problems.
For example, we have had cases where the US edition of a title played but the Euro version did not. The only difference was in the disc menus. If you copied the feature only it would play without difficulty.
Menus and java programming seem to be the worst offenders for compatibility.
-Bill

Thanks Bill for the responce but actually I didnt understand how to do what the poster had mentioned. Newbie here
post #38249 of 39277
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

The poster asked "Is making a backup of an original blu-ray and play it in the 83 fix compatibility issues of the future?"
The answer is: yes, some backup techniques eliminate the structures on Blu-ray discs which sometimes cause compatibility problems.
For example, we have had cases where the US edition of a title played but the Euro version did not. The only difference was in the disc menus. If you copied the feature only it would play without difficulty.
Menus and java programming seem to be the worst offenders for compatibility.
-Bill

Thanks Bill for the responce but actually I didnt understand how to do what the poster had mentioned. Newbie here

It's a bit off-topic, since the techniques are not specific to the BDP-83. The BDP-93 FAQ has a section on tools and formats: What are the alternatives to .iso files? Following the links may be instructive.

-Bill
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Thanks Bill
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