Originally Posted by Bronco70
Well I hate to rain on a parade, but feel there is no alternative.
My 83 arrived on Wednesday. First thing that was not usual for oppo was the wrong instruction on page 9 of the manual to change the remote code. Set the dip switch in the bat bay and hold down the Enter button for 5 seconds. No joy.
Assumed it would be a set-up menu choice. Assumption correct, problem solved. My 983 is one shelf down in the rack.
Went through the simple setup wizard. Why is the default for owners with AVR's or pre-pros with HDMI 1.3 bitstream? (Perhaps because the PS3 will never be able to send HD audio that way?)
Having read all posts here realized that the bitstream output would not work when I tried a DVD A disc. Lighting up the DTS Master Audio and True HD indicators for the first time on my Integra 9.8 was nice. Time will tell if there is anything to the bitstream vs. LPCM issue. Switched to LPCM.
DVD-A at this point, 4 discs sounded fine.
Last evening all was looking good. Vote yes as delivered by the FedEx guy? Think not, a rash assessment.
Tonight, my player is one sick puppy.
I disclose that I am a big fan of oppo. My 971 and 983 have been amazing. I'm sure this will get fixed.
Inserted Casino Royale BD. The weirdest noise pattern that I have ever seen was displayed. It is hard to describe, not at the pixel level. Blocks of a very defined nature.
Other DVD and BD discs displayed same result.
The best way I can describe it is a fixed pattern of repeating horizontal squares. And alternative line patterns.
First Line: Blue, White, Red, White, Blue
Second Line:Green, Black, Green, Black. Green
Went through all the usual tests. Changed the HDMI cables, powered down the 83, switched the HDMI input for the 83 on the Integra.
The PS3 played the BD titles without problems from all inputs on the Integra.
The 983 had no problems. No surprise there.
I'll figure it out. If not on my own, well this is one helluva thread.
Here is where I will take the abuse. At this point I do not feel this product is ready for general release. If today was the last voting day my answer would be no. Of course we are not at that point yet.
My hope is that oppo kills the high price competition.
Oh, all the screws on my units fan cage are fine. Scary thought there.
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