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post #38761 of 39277
Send it to Oppo, they do it for free forever- it's okay if you have mod chips and stuff.
post #38762 of 39277
I am noticing an issue with my player. When starting DVDs, everything is okay... When i get to the main menu and press play, the video loses synch and i get a blank screen. The screen will flash off and on for several seconds with snippets of the image before the image appears normal. The audio is fine throughout with no droppouts. Once the image appears, everything is okay for the rest of the duration. If I eject the DVD and put in another disc, it goes through the same process again. I cleared out the persistent memory and also changed the HDMI cables and the inputs on the AVR, but that had no effect. I do not seem to have this issue with Blu-Ray discs, only DVDs. I also have a Pioneer BDP-09FD and that plays perfectly fine. Any ideas?
post #38763 of 39277
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Originally Posted by Jon S View Post

I am noticing an issue with my player. When starting DVDs, everything is okay... When i get to the main menu and press play, the video loses synch and i get a blank screen. The screen will flash off and on for several seconds with snippets of the image before the image appears normal. The audio is fine throughout with no droppouts. Once the image appears, everything is okay for the rest of the duration. If I eject the DVD and put in another disc, it goes through the same process again. I cleared out the persistent memory and also changed the HDMI cables and the inputs on the AVR, but that had no effect. I do not seem to have this issue with Blu-Ray discs, only DVDs. I also have a Pioneer BDP-09FD and that plays perfectly fine. Any ideas?

Do you have DVD 24p turned on? Try it off.

Else: are you using 1080p or Source Direct?

-Bill
post #38764 of 39277
^ Yeah, mine does that sometimes too with DVDs. I think in my case it's largely (totally?) my Denon AVR and the HDMI re-synching, which isn't the fastest I've seen. It'll do that when the audio format changes, or as you said with DVD/24 on at the beginning of a new program.
post #38765 of 39277
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Do you have DVD 24p turned on? Try it off.

Else: are you using 1080p or Source Direct?

-Bill

I already have DVD 24P disabled...
But I am using 1080P. I have always set it that way and never experienced the problem....
post #38766 of 39277
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Originally Posted by Jon S View Post

I already have DVD 24P disabled...
But I am using 1080P. I have always set it that way and never experienced the problem....

That's curious. What if you bypass the AVR and connect directly to the display?

-Bill
post #38767 of 39277
^^^
Might also be prudent to swap in some new HDMI cables to see if it helps.
post #38768 of 39277
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

^^^
Might also be prudent to swap in some new HDMI cables to see if it helps.

Did that... Put in new cables.... no difference
post #38769 of 39277
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

That's curious. What if you bypass the AVR and connect directly to the display?

-Bill

Good idea... will try that next. Thanks.
post #38770 of 39277
Anyone encounter increased drive noise and weirdness with the Star Trek original series Blu rays?
post #38771 of 39277
I don't have that particular title, but I have noticed the same issue with a couple of other movies aswell...
post #38772 of 39277
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

That's curious. What if you bypass the AVR and connect directly to the display?

-Bill
I was able to connect the Oppo directly to the display... Absolutely no issues at all. I did some testing... It apparently may be a handshaking issue on the HDMI. The Oppo acts funky on a couple of HDMI inputs and fine on others. A Pioneer BDP-09 has no issues on any of the inputs.
post #38773 of 39277
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Originally Posted by Jon S View Post

I was able to connect the Oppo directly to the display... Absolutely no issues at all. I did some testing... It apparently may be a handshaking issue on the HDMI. The Oppo acts funky on a couple of HDMI inputs and fine on others. A Pioneer BDP-09 has no issues on any of the inputs.
Your case must be an isolated one. I have three Oppo DVD players connected to my Onkyo TX-SR875:
the DV-983H and two BDP-83's. I do NOT have any HDMI issues.
post #38774 of 39277
I have an 83SE. I had the issue with the tray not opening. I contacted OPPO via email on the issue and they promptly replied advising me to ship the unit back for service and gave packing and shipping instructions. I shipped Fedex and requested delivery email notification. I received my notification during lunch time and within an hour had an email from OPPO that they had received my unit and they were working on the issue. Approximately 5 hours later they emailed me again that they had repaired and shipped my unit back to me. Truly I was astonished that they turned it in the same day. This was a Friday and my unit delivered today. Obviously, the 83SE is past normal warranty period, but I was not charged. My only expense was shipping the unit to them. This is absolutely the best customer service I have ever experienced on any purchase.

OPPO has made a very loyal customer of me.

Will
post #38775 of 39277
speaking of the tray issue, what is it exactly that they fix?

They said they fixed "the loader frame", what's that exactly?
post #38776 of 39277
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Originally Posted by Jon S View Post

I was able to connect the Oppo directly to the display... Absolutely no issues at all. I did some testing... It apparently may be a handshaking issue on the HDMI. The Oppo acts funky on a couple of HDMI inputs and fine on others. A Pioneer BDP-09 has no issues on any of the inputs.

Now this is puzzling...
on HDMI port 3, the Oppo 83 does not synch for awhile when playing DVDs, works fine with CDs and Blu-Rays... A Oppo 95 and a Pioneer BDP09 works fine in port 3.
On HDMI port 4, all three players work fine. This is with the same cables, then exchanged out with different cables, no changes in results. The Oppo 83 works fine when hooked to the display directly with no issues.

Somehow, the Oppo 83 just does not like port 3.
post #38777 of 39277
That often indicates that there may be something slightly amiss with port 3, such as the connection being a little loose. A slightly loose connection can be fine for one player and throw off another one.
post #38778 of 39277
Hi,

I just updated the firmware of my 83 today and something wrong started to happen.

I'm playing my Blu Ray copy (commercially purchased via amazon) of Black Hawk Down and the audio is dropping randomly, sometimes I get no audio at all.

The firmware was last updated, I believe by the end of 2010 or early 2011, I don't recall exactly when. FW versión 226 sounds familiar, so I might have done it in 2011.

I went directly to the last version so I don't know if I should have installed another version prior to this one.

My current AVR (Onkyo) is very old (2004) so I'm using a coaxial cable. The AVR has never done anything worng in the past.

I'm doing some testing as follows:

- Powercycling the AVR works some times.
- When ther is no audio, I still get the DTS signal on the receiver's display
- I switched the inputs on the AVR (cycling from coax to opt1-opt2-opt3 to coax again) and now it is working.

Please, I appreciate any advice from you.

Thanks.
Edited by omarcio - 6/22/13 at 4:13pm
post #38779 of 39277
^^^

Verify that you have all 3 firmware versions current as such:

Main Version: BDP83-59-0117
Loader Version: BE2800 or BT0500
Sub Version: MCU83-27-0326

It doesn't really sound like a firmware issue, probably a coincidence that you just updated. Try a different coax cable from the player to AVR.
post #38780 of 39277
On-the-fly Subtitle Shift

I don't run into this very often, so forget: if a BD has forced subtitles, such as Tora! Tora! Tora! with subtitles set to off in the main menu, does the on-the-fly shifting not work? The shifting from the '83 Setup menu works just fine, no re-loading of the disc required. This is not a big deal obviously, just wondering, and I can't offhand think of another BD I have with subs like this (I must have quite a few of them, but the brain is dull today...).
post #38781 of 39277
In some cases the subs are part of the image, and cannot be shifted or turned off, etc.
post #38782 of 39277
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Originally Posted by cfraser View Post

On-the-fly Subtitle Shift

I don't run into this very often, so forget: if a BD has forced subtitles, such as Tora! Tora! Tora! with subtitles set to off in the main menu, does the on-the-fly shifting not work? The shifting from the '83 Setup menu works just fine, no re-loading of the disc required. This is not a big deal obviously, just wondering, and I can't offhand think of another BD I have like this (I must have quite a few of them, but the brain is dull today...).

Someone reported the same thing for one of the later players recently. If subtitles are off, apparently the players do not engage the interactive shifting logic because they forget that forced subtitles may appear anyway.

The manual setting in Setup works for the forced subtitles, doesn't it?

-Bill
post #38783 of 39277
^ Ah, thanks, so it's probably not just me. Yes, the shifting from the 83's Setup menu shifts the "forced" subs just fine. This is the RA/1 T!T!T! BTW, English subs are forced, and they look very good. Not burnt in though.
post #38784 of 39277
When i first got my 83 over 4 years ago it always made a weird buzzing sound when i turned on the power but played flawlessly and silently after that initial noisy power up.Others seemed to have noise concerns with player on the forum so i never paid it much attention.This week that weird buzzing sound at powerup that ive heard every time I powered up the player disappeared for no reason on my part.Nothing different going on but now the player starts up silently and still plays flawlessly.Anyone out there explain this weird glitch?
post #38785 of 39277
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

^^^

Verify that you have all 3 firmware versions current as such:

Main Version: BDP83-59-0117
Loader Version: BE2800 or BT0500
Sub Version: MCU83-27-0326

It doesn't really sound like a firmware issue, probably a coincidence that you just updated. Try a different coax cable from the player to AVR.

Sorry for being late to this.

I just checked and I must have done something wrong. The versions on my player are:

Main Version: BDP83-59-0117
Loader Version: BE2650
Sub Version: MCU83-25-0811

Maybe I jumped from a very old firmware version and skipped some updates in the way?
post #38786 of 39277
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Originally Posted by omarcio View Post


Maybe I jumped from a very old firmware version and skipped some updates in the way?

That's possible. Those three pieces of software are independent and don't all get updated every time.

You should contact OPPO support with the details. They will either point you to the correct online versions or send them to you.

-Bill
post #38787 of 39277
Thread Starter 
Just download the 58-1215 Firmware then re-install the 59-0119 Firmware.
post #38788 of 39277
My oppo bdp-983 just quit reading certain discs, instead it would make the sound of a belt sander.
I'm sending her in for some service.
post #38789 of 39277
UPDATE: I cleaned the laser eye and now we're fine.
Success!
post #38790 of 39277
I Have the bdp-83 for four years now and no issues its best bluray player I ever had,i might get the 103 one day to put in my bedroom.
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