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post #38791 of 39280
Anyone able to play Safe House (2012)? It hangs at the main menu, after all the previews etc. Doesn't matter if all of them are played or skipped with the Next button. The usual procedure for clearing the memory, etc. did not work for this disc. It was a rental disc from Blockbuster at Home, but the disc appeared completely clean. I do have the latest firmware installed. Wondering if this release always has problems or if this particular disc might have been defective.

Thanks.
post #38792 of 39280
^ I haven't heard anything about that disc, but email OPPO Tech Support. They may have some history on file.

Also try enabling/disabling BD-Live, even if you don't have networking connected. Some discs only work with it set one way or the other.

Erase Persistent Storage prior to each try.
--Bob
post #38793 of 39280
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Originally Posted by dcbii View Post

Anyone able to play Safe House (2012)? It hangs at the main menu, after all the previews etc. Doesn't matter if all of them are played or skipped with the Next button. The usual procedure for clearing the memory, etc. did not work for this disc. It was a rental disc from Blockbuster at Home, but the disc appeared completely clean. I do have the latest firmware installed. Wondering if this release always has problems or if this particular disc might have been defective.

Thanks.

 

My BB rental played fine for me.
post #38794 of 39280
I guess I could try enabling BD-Live. I have it off by default. Also, when I first get a disc, I don't usually try erasing persistent storage, unless it doesn't play. That's what I did with this one. However, doing that didn't change a thing. Still hung at the main menu. Given mjmbond can play it, if I can't get it working, I'm going to chalk it up to a bad disc.

Thanks everyone.
post #38795 of 39280
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Originally Posted by Fanboyz View Post

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.
You meant the Oppo BDP-83. The Oppo DV-983H is of course an SD DVD player!rolleyes.gif
post #38796 of 39280
I added a 9 where there isn't one, perhaps I should commit suicide?
post #38797 of 39280
Just to state the (hopefully) obvious, it's probably best not to joke about suicide here...
post #38798 of 39280
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Originally Posted by gsr View Post

Just to state the (hopefully) obvious, it's probably best not to joke about suicide here...

agreed.

Jacob
post #38799 of 39280
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Originally Posted by gsr View Post

Just to state the (hopefully) obvious, it's probably best not to joke about suicide here...

 

Sorry, you are right, of course. I just felt fanboyz comment deserved a bit of ridicule... I'll delete my post.
post #38800 of 39280
So here's my real issue:After 10 and 45 minutes of blu-ray watching my player will make a sound as if it's changing gears or speeds, sometimes I notice it- mostly I don't. It's a very faint squeal.
Anyone else notice this?
post #38801 of 39280
I got a question for all bloggers, do you use DVDDr laser lens cleaner,you know surpose to clean your player every 40 hours of use I clean all my players every two mouths maybe that's why I don't have playback problems.
post #38802 of 39280
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Originally Posted by Fanboyz View Post

So here's my real issue:After 10 and 45 minutes of blu-ray watching my player will make a sound as if it's changing gears or speeds, sometimes I notice it- mostly I don't. It's a very faint squeal.
Anyone else notice this?
Do you notice the same noise when playing regular DVDs, or just on BluRays? Also, you can email Oppo's tech support, who give excellent advice and service, and describe your issue. They are great at resolving issues and they even work on Saturdays.
post #38803 of 39280
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Originally Posted by Fanboyz View Post

So here's my real issue:After 10 and 45 minutes of blu-ray watching my player will make a sound as if it's changing gears or speeds, sometimes I notice it- mostly I don't. It's a very faint squeal.
Anyone else notice this?

Disc speed for Blu-ray playback is variable, so you may indeed be hearing a speed change. Or you may just be hearing the heads reposition for the playback of the next file that makes up the feature. Fox, for example, loves to break up their features into tons of different files to make life more annoying for folks trying to rip their discs.

Since you have an 83 -- which has a fan -- you may also be hearing the fan changing speed -- something it may need to do, at least temporarily, after the player has been in use for a while.

On little noises like this from the player, sometimes whether you hear it or not depends on whether it resonates with the shelf/environment where you have the player installed. Typically just a slight shift of the player will change how it couples with the shelf for example.
--Bob
post #38804 of 39280
My 83 made strange vibrating sounds when it powered before disc even loaded for years but recently it has gone silent.No change in its flawless operation at any time.
post #38805 of 39280
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Originally Posted by Chise View Post

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.
You got it! I got two of them in my Home Theater! Pound per pound it used the be the best and father time has caught-up with it. Long live the KING:)
post #38806 of 39280
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Originally Posted by Zenyatto View Post

You got it! I got two of them in my Home Theater! Pound per pound it used the be the best and father time has caught-up with it. Long live the KING:)
So who the King now?
post #38807 of 39280
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So who the King now?


The King and Queen are the Oppo 105 and 103.
post #38808 of 39280
The 83's grandchildren. smile.gifsmile.gif
post #38809 of 39280
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Originally Posted by JazzGuyy View Post

The 83's grandchildren. smile.gifsmile.gif

+1.

Jacob
post #38810 of 39280
The 83 still does a great job for me with movies and music sounds very nice (not quite like my vinyl system nice). Haven't had an urge to upgrade digitally.
post #38811 of 39280
Hi. I have a problem with my OPPO BDP-83. No DVD-disc will play for me, all I get is the message it's the wrong region. I've tried different regions but none of them work.

I've also tried to downgrade the firmware to (http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-83/bdp-83-firmware-58-1215.aspx):

Main Version: BDP83-58-1215
Loader Version: BE2800 or BT0500
Sub Version: MCU83-27-0326

This did not work either!

My OPPO plays Bly-ray without any issues, all regions.

Anyone else with this problem? Hope someone can help me. Thanks!
post #38812 of 39280
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Originally Posted by chenkwantai View Post

Hi. I have a problem with my OPPO BDP-83. No DVD-disc will play for me, all I get is the message it's the wrong region. I've tried different regions but none of them work.

I've also tried to downgrade the firmware to (http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-83/bdp-83-firmware-58-1215.aspx):

Main Version: BDP83-58-1215
Loader Version: BE2800 or BT0500
Sub Version: MCU83-27-0326

This did not work either!

My OPPO plays Bly-ray without any issues, all regions.

Anyone else with this problem? Hope someone can help me. Thanks!

Welcome to AVSForum.

You say it plays Blu-rays from all region? You must have a hardware region mod installed, right?

(1) I would try Reset Factory Default, power off and pull the power cord for 20 minutes.

(2) If still no good, there is a third-party software mod that makes the player region-free for DVD: http://www.multi-region.net/oppo_bdp-83
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This will make the player region-free for DVDs, but not for Blu-ray.

Follow the directions closely. It must be copied to a CD-R, not a burnable DVD. Save the disc because you may need to install it again after a firmware update, although I can't remember the last time I had to do that.

You load the disc, it waits a second then ejects the tray again. That's all: it's done.

(3) If still no good, contact OPPO customer support and see what they say. They'll help you even if you are out of warranty.

-Bill
post #38813 of 39280
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Welcome to AVSForum.

You say it plays Blu-rays from all region? You must have a hardware region mod installed, right?

(1) I would try Reset Factory Default, power off and pull the power cord for 20 minutes.

(2) If still no good, there is a third-party software mod that makes the player region-free for DVD: http://www.multi-region.net/oppo_bdp-83
(3) If still no good, contact OPPO customer support and see what they say. They'll help you even if you are out of warranty.

-Bill

Thanks for your fast reply!

I tried the factory default, no luck there.

Tried the third party firmware ealrier, that did not work either. I did however use a CD-RW disc, but I guess that is ok?

Perhaps I will have to contact OPPO...
post #38814 of 39280
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Originally Posted by chenkwantai View Post

Thanks for your fast reply!

I tried the factory default, no luck there.

Tried the third party firmware ealrier, that did not work either. I did however use a CD-RW disc, but I guess that is ok?

Perhaps I will have to contact OPPO...

I would try it once more with a CD-R, just to be sure.

-Bill
post #38815 of 39280
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

I would try it once more with a CD-R, just to be sure.

-Bill

No luck with the CD-R. The discs loads for about 10 sec then the player rejects it. No change after that, still no playback of DVDs frown.gif

I sent an email to OPPO. Hopefully they can help me.

Thanks for your help though!
post #38816 of 39280
I assume you know how to burn an ISO image? It's not just a file, as per this comment on that web page:

"12/12/2009 For posted in 11/24/2009 and 12/10/2009, you need build a CD with this ISO (Image File of CD), no a CD with ISO file as a file!!!. I have firmware version (BDP83-40-0925) and works perfectly. Tested with DVD of Region 1, 2 and 4, Region 0, Region all and MultiRegion excluding 1."
post #38817 of 39280
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Originally Posted by AVfile View Post

I assume you know how to burn an ISO image? It's not just a file, as per this comment on that web page:

"12/12/2009 For posted in 11/24/2009 and 12/10/2009, you need build a CD with this ISO (Image File of CD), no a CD with ISO file as a file!!!. I have firmware version (BDP83-40-0925) and works perfectly. Tested with DVD of Region 1, 2 and 4, Region 0, Region all and MultiRegion excluding 1."

I loaded the super_disk.iso in IMG Burn and then just burned the CD-R. I guess that the right way to do it?
post #38818 of 39280
Update. Region 1 DVDs work, NOT region 2. I guess the player is locked to region 1 some how... confused.gif
post #38819 of 39280
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Originally Posted by chenkwantai View Post

Update. Region 1 DVDs work, NOT region 2. I guess the player is locked to region 1 some how... confused.gif

I had thought my BDP-93 was stuck on region 1. Turns out I had "auto resume" turned on, so when I put my blu-ray in, it was just resuming to the title that shows the "incorrect region code" on the screen. Not sure if the same "fix" would work on the 83, but try turning auto-resume off and see if you can watch discs from other regions (after changing the region code, of course).
post #38820 of 39280
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Originally Posted by fatherom View Post

I had thought my BDP-93 was stuck on region 1. Turns out I had "auto resume" turned on, so when I put my blu-ray in, it was just resuming to the title that shows the "incorrect region code" on the screen. Not sure if the same "fix" would work on the 83, but try turning auto-resume off and see if you can watch discs from other regions (after changing the region code, of course).

Thanks. No luck though. Same issue remains. Got the following suggestion from OPPO. Did not woth either...
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1. Install the 40-0925 version firmware via USB or CD-R. The firmware can be found at http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-83/bdp-83-firmware-40-0925.aspx. Only the main firmware needs to be installed. The MCU and loader firmware can be skipped by answering "Cancel" to the firmware upgrade dialog.

2. Reset the player to factory default settings by going to the Setup Menu -> Device Setup -> Reset Factory Defaults.

3. Turn off the player and turn it back on so the default settings get saved.

4. Install the latest firmware found at http://oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-83/bdp-83-firmware-59-0117b.aspx Again only the main firmware needs to be installed.

5. Perform another Reset Factory Defaults and then adjust the settings to suite the customer's needs. Turn off the player and turn it back on.
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