Neuromancer: Source Direct is a major reason why I bought the BDP-83, and the only reason that I am fiddling with EDID is that Lumagen thought that this might help. In Default mode, the HDP doesn't send any information, which Lumagen thought might lead the BDP-83 to conclude that 4:2:2 and 1080P24 were not supported, and hence that it would not allow operation in Source Direct. They assumed that in User EDID mode with all but 480i, 1080P24, and 4:2:2 turned off, that the BDP-83 would read the permitted modes at power up and allow operation in Source Direct mode. It didn't work. Hopefully, as Jack D comments, their excellent techs can resolve this. I am in communication with both, and will post on any resolution. I think that it is clear that there are compatibility issues between the BDP-83 and the Lumagen. The question is whether Oppo is willing to help work through these. Lumagen makes high-end video processors, and is a premier solution for videophiles. Since Oppo is releasing a high-end player in the BDP-83, I am pretty certain that a larger than normal percentage of your owners will use a Lumagen solution. From their perspective, a very high fraction of their users are likely to choose the BDP-83, assuming that its general release is praised. Randy and Lumagen’s founder and President (Jim Peterson) are very interested in assuring optimal compatibility between the BDP-83 and their products. I would be happy to help facilitate this; I could send my BDP-83 and Vision HDP to either party, and Randy was also willing to work directly with Oppo. Their web site is: www.lumagen.com
, and contacts are Randy Freeman, as well as their founder and President, Jim Peterson.