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post #2401 of 2522
Hi Everyone. I have my 103 connected to a wired network and am using Plex on my server to stream mkv files among others. Everything works well with the exceptions of:

a) When you browse through the Oppo UI to the folders on the Plex server, it sometimes get stuck or loops back to the network home screen. It actually freezes the Oppo and I have to turn it off and on again.

b) I ger major buffering issues at times. The network is a direct Gigabit line to the server which is a high-end server. There should be no reason for buffering.

Thanks
post #2402 of 2522
And people keep telling me it's something wrong with my network, but that just can't be true because I tried multiple programs and on the 93, just last week, it did not do this crap. the 93 was always terrible, itself, with a lot of freezing in DLNA file lists and sometimes videos freezing, but nothing close to this! The usb works so much better that I fel like it'[s more ideal, anyway, as even if the oppo was working properly, ti would likely still never get as good as it's doing for usb. But sometimes I obviously would rather watch something quick, rather than wait for it to copy to USB first. I may try the program they told you about and see how it does, unless it's another like kooraroo where people can access your files from a web browser just by knowing your ip address and port!

edit: that was to the post on the previous page. To the guy above, that sounds like pretty much what I have had happen even on the 93. I believe I even had that type of thing happen with wired, too. For different file types than you mention, though.

If it is common, then at least I know it's not as likely I just have a faulty player. But it's sad for high end equipment to have such issues. If it were just rarely freezing, fine, but this is unusable for me.
post #2403 of 2522
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Originally Posted by nexusdoan View Post

Hi Everyone. I have my 103 connected to a wired network and am using Plex on my server to stream mkv files among others. Everything works well with the exceptions of:

a) When you browse through the Oppo UI to the folders on the Plex server, it sometimes get stuck or loops back to the network home screen. It actually freezes the Oppo and I have to turn it off and on again.

b) I ger major buffering issues at times. The network is a direct Gigabit line to the server which is a high-end server. There should be no reason for buffering.

Thanks

That's interesting you post this. I just got a 103D a few days ago. I see exactly the same behavior, normally after a file has played to the end and the player returns to the network share views. It's only the problem with the networks view screen. I never get issues during playback.

When connected to a DLNA server and viewing files, sometimes the player will jump back to the list of servers rather than traversing up or down the share tree.

For both DLNA and SMB, and viewing a share tree, I've found hitting the back button will sometimes lock the player up. The player shows loading ...., but never shows the upper level structure. Home button doesn't work. Only power off/on returns the player to normal operation.

I've seen this now with both DLNA and SMB shares. I've tested multiple DLNA servers and all have exhibited the issue however it does seem intermittent.

Have to keep an eye on it, but beginning to think its the player as my other dnla clients don't have this issue.
Edited by apw2607 - 11/10/13 at 4:46pm
post #2404 of 2522
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Originally Posted by nexusdoan View Post

Hi Everyone. I have my 103 connected to a wired network and am using Plex on my server to stream mkv files among others. Everything works well with the exceptions of:

a) When you browse through the Oppo UI to the folders on the Plex server, it sometimes get stuck or loops back to the network home screen. It actually freezes the Oppo and I have to turn it off and on again.

b) I ger major buffering issues at times. The network is a direct Gigabit line to the server which is a high-end server. There should be no reason for buffering.

Thanks
A) I use JRMC with numerous MKVs and the 103. While I never see lockups and have no issues with playback, the 103 does indeed seem overly-eager to return to the network home screen when browsing media. Playback of all my media is flawless, however, and using it as a renderer (with JRemote as the controller) has had no issued at all.

B) Buffering is always necessary - how MUCH buffering is needed can change based on the network, but ALL network playback of streaming media needs buffering, even on a local, switched, gigabit network.
post #2405 of 2522
I am streaming the same files to my TV directly via DLNA and have no buffering issues so it must have something to do with the Oppo and how it handles the buffering.

Has Oppo declared anything officially that they are aware of these problems and are working on fixes? Specifically the UI jumping to the home screen when browsing deeper into the media structure and freezing of the UI at times?
post #2406 of 2522
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Originally Posted by nexusdoan View Post

I am streaming the same files to my TV directly via DLNA and have no buffering issues so it must have something to do with the Oppo and how it handles the buffering.

Has Oppo declared anything officially that they are aware of these problems and are working on fixes? Specifically the UI jumping to the home screen when browsing deeper into the media structure and freezing of the UI at times?

i'm going to send a email to them about this tomorrow. They do say they don't really support issues concerning network features, as understandably there are many variables outside of their control ... however I would think they would be interested in the UI issues.

I personally haven't experienced any network playback issues (so far at least) .. but only had the player a few days.
post #2407 of 2522
I guess I will email them about my issues also. By the way, even the 93 would sometimes go back to the server listing. I just assued maybe it temporarily;y lost connection or something.
post #2408 of 2522
Now it did weird things while using the USB feature... A couple times it just randomly stopped playing the file and went back to the list of contents before the file finished playing. I believe each time I was fast forwarding the file, but not totally sure if it was every time or not.

The Netflix app streamed WAY better than the 93 or TiVo does, so clearly the issue is not my network connection.
post #2409 of 2522
I emailed Oppo today and have been going back and forth. They are pointing to the network setup for the UI problems. My router or switch is most likely the problem according to them. Total BS. I am an IT guy and know this stuff in and out and have run extensive tests on my network. It's not the problem.
post #2410 of 2522
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Originally Posted by nexusdoan View Post

I emailed Oppo today and have been going back and forth. They are pointing to the network setup for the UI problems. My router or switch is most likely the problem according to them. Total BS. I am an IT guy and know this stuff in and out and have run extensive tests on my network. It's not the problem.

I'm an IT guy, too. Sometimes I make mistakes and am wrong about things.

-Bill
post #2411 of 2522
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Originally Posted by nexusdoan View Post

I emailed Oppo today and have been going back and forth. They are pointing to the network setup for the UI problems. My router or switch is most likely the problem according to them. Total BS. I am an IT guy and know this stuff in and out and have run extensive tests on my network. It's not the problem.

If you're right then everyone should be having the same issues as you, but in fact most folks do not. It's true that network issues will cause the player to get wonky, freeze or dump you back out to the first screen. You can blame the player if you wish, but that doesn't mean you couldn't resolve it with some networking changes.
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Sometimes I make mistakes and am wrong about things.
-Bill

Making a bookmark to this post and saving it for future use. tongue.gif
post #2412 of 2522
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

If you're right then everyone should be having the same issues as you, but in fact most folks do not. It's true that network issues will cause the player to get wonky, freeze or dump you back out to the first screen. You can blame the player if you wish, but that doesn't mean you couldn't resolve it with some networking changes.
Making a bookmark to this post and saving it for future use. tongue.gif

I tend to disagree. I tend to think that most people aren't even bothered if the network screen may goback to the server list. They just shrug and put it off as a quirk, or may not even notice the behavior.

The freezing only happens if you hammer on the user interface, by rapidly moving up and down the share tree.

We are talking about UI issues here, not so much issues with playback.

I have lots of DLNA clients or clients that use SMB mounts (or even NFS mounts). These clients have not experienced UI issues in a way that the Oppo does with shares.

Interestingly, I tried a DLNA remote to throw contents to the Oppo. Not once did the remote have a issue displaying content (and nor did the Oppo have any issues playing the 'thrown" content).

I also tried the new ipad media control hd app with a SMB share. The app did have a few hiccups with authentication, but beyond that, had no issues displaying share trees and allowing the oppo to play the content.

So .. I came to the conclusion that if you truly want trouble free browsing of shares ... use a remote app, be it Oppos if you use SMB, or a DLNA remote (I use Denon's as it also works with my receiver) !! Its also much faster in terms of usability.
post #2413 of 2522
Not surprised they pretend it is someone else's fault. My network works fine on all other devices and used multiple media servers, etc... I knew it's a slim chance of them fixing anything because the 93 had a lot of issues which never did get fixed, many similar to these freezing DLNA issues. Oppo and some customers want to pretend it can't possibly have something wrong.

Btw, I was going to try throwing content, also, but I am not going to go through an annoying setup of me having to go back and forth between rooms or set up a playlist each time. And wouldn't it also even limit controls you can sue during playback?
post #2414 of 2522
I've made a few changes. I shutdown my SMB server and shutdown additional DLNA servers, so now the Oppo is connected to just one DLNA server. I've also removed a BD disk which I had in the unit. I'm not 100%, but so far i've not had any more lockups moving through a DLNA share on the player. But its early days.

As far as using a DLNA remote, once you've thrown the content to the Oppo, you can still use pause/play, time search on the player itself ... but if you attempt to move to the next file in a folder, or track in a playlist, using the players controls (rather than the DLNA remote controls), the player will disconnect from whatever the remote was throwing.

Some remotes allow you to create on the fly playlists. Other DLNA servers read .m3u and .pls playlists and can present those to the player .. so there's a few options you might be able to work with.
post #2415 of 2522
This is becoming one huge headache. Not only do I have to never use DLNA anymore in order to keep this player, but the harmony remotes just flat can't work, from what I can tell. It takes the oppo so longggggg to get to the home menu on startup that the harmony remotes try doing the input changing for my activity wayyyyyyyy before the oppo is ready, so it never starts up in one of the oppo inputs. And I can find no way to fix it, because with the harmony remote you can't change the order of input changing. I was going to have it start up the oppo, then start up other devices, put the other devices on the right inputs, then do the oppo input changing last. Nope, can't be done. You can't change ordering of input selection and it won't even freakin let me MANUALLY add input switching because input isn't listed in the button list when trying to add it into the activity scheme. So now I have to never use DLNA and any time I want to start the tv with the TiVo input I have tow ait all day and then press the input button three times manually. Not the end of the world, but mighty annoying because what's the point of harmony remotes? they're there to make things simpler. I counted to myself and it took the oppo double digit seconds before it was even to a point where you could change the input. It's fast loading discs, but it's not fast starting up to the point of being able to change things on it.
post #2416 of 2522
^ How about breaking that up into 2 activities, the first one get all the equipment into a on state.

The 2nd activity does whatever you need in terms of input selection and alike ?? That way you are not dependent upon when the equipment is in the on state.

just a thought at least ...
post #2417 of 2522
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Originally Posted by somelogin View Post

This is becoming one huge headache. Not only do I have to never use DLNA anymore in order to keep this player, but the harmony remotes just flat can't work, from what I can tell. It takes the oppo so longggggg to get to the home menu on startup that the harmony remotes try doing the input changing for my activity wayyyyyyyy before the oppo is ready, so it never starts up in one of the oppo inputs. And I can find no way to fix it, because with the harmony remote you can't change the order of input changing. I was going to have it start up the oppo, then start up other devices, put the other devices on the right inputs, then do the oppo input changing last. Nope, can't be done. You can't change ordering of input selection and it won't even freakin let me MANUALLY add input switching because input isn't listed in the button list when trying to add it into the activity scheme. So now I have to never use DLNA and any time I want to start the tv with the TiVo input I have tow ait all day and then press the input button three times manually. Not the end of the world, but mighty annoying because what's the point of harmony remotes? they're there to make things simpler. I counted to myself and it took the oppo double digit seconds before it was even to a point where you could change the input. It's fast loading discs, but it's not fast starting up to the point of being able to change things on it.
You can go into the "advanced options" menu on the Harmony remotes and change the delays associated with the devices. I turned up my Oppo "power on delay" in the Harmony software. Go to the DEVICEs section in the programming software and you should be able to customize the device. That seems to work fine. You can also have the Harmony learn the input button's IR sequence.

I actually had to change timing on several of my devices, as the remote wanted to do things well before the devices were ready. Power-on delay was a big one - giving the device enough time to fully power up before either (A) switching inputs or (B) turning on the next device. I am still learning about the other delay parameters. Overall, the power on sequence takes a fairly-long time (15 - 20 seconds) on my rig, but it works every time.

Oh - and there is also an option for each activity that will permit you to change the order in which devices are powered up. You can't insert anything between the power-up steps, but at least you can control the power-up sequence.
Edited by LairdWilliams - 11/13/13 at 8:07am
post #2418 of 2522
yeah I did see the sequence changing part, but that did me no good. But thanks for telling me about actual device settings! I didn't even think about checking those, so I will do that and get it fixed. I don't understand why it takes the oppo so long, though, because it keeps losing the signal or something. in other words, the logo will be there, then it goes away and my tv seems to think there is no video signal, then the oppo logo comecs back, then finally it goes to the home menu.

apw, that wouldn't necessarily help much because rather than press a new activity button I can just press input three times, so not that much of a difference.

Now, when I get this solved, at least my main two issues are somewhat solved...., but the DLNA one is more solved in that I am using USB instead of DLNA, so just an alternative rather than solving.
post #2419 of 2522
^ do you have deep color enabled or perhaps have the color space set to auto. If the display isn't providing the right info back to the player or doesn't like deep color ... Could delay the power up
post #2420 of 2522
I think I do have color space set to auto because in the past on the 93 it didn't seem to do much of anything if I switched it to the other setting that works. I'll mess with that too though and see if it affects anything. I don't have deep color on, though.
post #2421 of 2522
A general observation on the Oppo 103D and I suspect the same on the 103, but the player is definitely slower to start playing a MKV file over the equivalent M2TS file. Probably by a magnitude of twice as slow. SMB seems a tad faster than DLNA .. but again MKVs are slower at starting playback.

The weirder thing is, its doesn't seem to be related to how big the MKV file is. The slowest MKVs seem to be 6 GB MPEG2 files over a 34GB AVC or VC-1.

Very strange. Perhaps the reason why MKVs take longer to begin playing over a M2TS is that the MKV has chapter index's, but why the difference in performance based on a codec is beyond me.
post #2422 of 2522
Update on my issues...

Changing color space did nothing to speed anything up. I then changed from energy efficient standby to normal and that sped up loading of the player by at least TEN seconds.

So, now I got the delay all where it would work with that remote, too, HOWEVER, that's if no disc is in the player. If a disc is in it, it annoyingly tries to laod the disc without letting the input be changed until it's finished.

I am trying to figure out if I flat have a dud and need to exchange due to so many weird issues. For instance, sometimes when I press the tv button on the harmony, the oppo won't even start up properly. It will seem to be on, but there's no picture! I don't know what in the world is going on. Then one time I started it up in the blu ray input, switched to watch TiVo, then when I switched BACK to the blu ray input again, it had no picture and the screen kept showing my input info from the elite and then going off, on, off, on, without ever loading the oppo screen! Same way it did in the beginning when I didn't have my hdmi cable securely in, but this time it was in tight and did this.

So it just makes me wonder if something is truly wrong with my player because DLNA is unusable, as evidenced by me trying multiple servers where it ALWAYS freezes to the point of not being usable. Then this issue where sometimes there's no picture. And video seemed choppy on one disc which I don't know if its the disc or the player. Some of these are so bad, I just wonder if it's my layer having some sort of physical issue. Hopefully someone has ideas of what could be going on because I don't want to keep it and then way down the line figure out there was an issue I should have got it swapped out for. I could email oppo, but they, like many companies, will be likely to say it's nothing wrong. So, if someone ehre happens to know of a specific issue, at least I would know what to tell them.
post #2423 of 2522
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Originally Posted by somelogin View Post

Update on my issues...

Changing color space did nothing to speed anything up. I then changed from energy efficient standby to normal and that sped up loading of the player by at least TEN seconds.

So, now I got the delay all where it would work with that remote, too, HOWEVER, that's if no disc is in the player. If a disc is in it, it annoyingly tries to laod the disc without letting the input be changed until it's finished.

I am trying to figure out if I flat have a dud and need to exchange due to so many weird issues. For instance, sometimes when I press the tv button on the harmony, the oppo won't even start up properly. It will seem to be on, but there's no picture! I don't know what in the world is going on. Then one time I started it up in the blu ray input, switched to watch TiVo, then when I switched BACK to the blu ray input again, it had no picture and the screen kept showing my input info from the elite and then going off, on, off, on, without ever loading the oppo screen! Same way it did in the beginning when I didn't have my hdmi cable securely in, but this time it was in tight and did this.

So it just makes me wonder if something is truly wrong with my player because DLNA is unusable, as evidenced by me trying multiple servers where it ALWAYS freezes to the point of not being usable. Then this issue where sometimes there's no picture. And video seemed choppy on one disc which I don't know if its the disc or the player. Some of these are so bad, I just wonder if it's my layer having some sort of physical issue. Hopefully someone has ideas of what could be going on because I don't want to keep it and then way down the line figure out there was an issue I should have got it swapped out for. I could email oppo, but they, like many companies, will be likely to say it's nothing wrong. So, if someone ehre happens to know of a specific issue, at least I would know what to tell them.
I had issues similar to yours as regards screen blanks, etc.

It turned out to be HDMI-related issues. I did three things that finally sorted it all out:

1) I "reset" everything. It seems many devices "save" something about the HDMI connection state internally during standby. I unplugged the TV, AVR, Oppo, and Cable Box (that is fully unplugged...not just turned "off") and let them sit while I improved the cabling as described next. Even if you don't plan on re-cabling, I would try this.

2) I did a couple of things with cabling.
a) I made sure I had high-quality (no necessarily high price) cables between the AVR and my sources. This was easy enough, and I am not sure how much impact it had. But...
b) I substantially simplified the cabling between my AVR and the TV. Removing 2 wall plates, 2 short cables, and an L-adapter from the path between the AVR and the TV was the biggest thing...that path is now ONE cable and one unfortunately-necessary L-adapter at the TV input. Given that the "big" cable in this was a 35-foot run, my guess is that this was a pretty big improvement.

3) I then made sure to turn things on as follows: TV first, WAIT, AVR second, WAIT, Source (Oppo or cable box) 3rd, WAIT, Change input on AVR, WAIT. Ok - now do whatever else. I did this by hand after plugging the power back into all the devices (in the same order, I might add, just to be extra careful). Since I use a Harmony remote, I set it up to use the power-on delays for the first 3 "WAIT"s and the inter-device delay for the last "WAITs", extending the inter device delays to 4 seconds and the power-on delays to 8 seconds on each device, and then made sure that the power on-sequence was correct (as above) for every activity that I had programmed into the remote. Yes, powering up an activity takes a long time this way - but it also works every time.

Since I made these changes, I have had no issues with blank screens, jitter, etc.

While it is not a certainty, DLNA issues are almost always one of two things: improper transcoding config and subtle networking issues. The best config for the Oppo is to have ALL transcoding off on the DLNA server and the latest firmware running on the Oppo. My 103 is running the current August Beta and it is working great.

From a networking standpoint, make SURE that the box running your DLNA server is not multi-homed. If it has more than one IP address then it can confuse the clients badly. DLNA protocols are NOT graceful in environments with multi-homed endpoints.

Also. A wired connection from the server to the Oppo, with no hubs, only switches between, is usually best. (Good quality unmanaged consumer/small business grade switches are fine. If you have a router in-between, then make sure that it has an internal SWITCH - most do - and not a hub.)

A router that is oriented toward high throughput for gaming and/or multimedia is also a good idea. A lot of routers out there have high theoretical throughput on their network interfaces, but then completely hamstring that by putting a brain-damaged processor in the middle of things. smallnetbuilder.com does excellent benchmarks of router LAN-LAN, LAN-WAN, and wireless performance.


As a "reference", here are the relevant parts of my LAN config:

Mac Mini/Bootcamp/Win7/jRiver Media Center - gb - Cisco SD2005 switch - gb - Netgear Nighthawk Router - gb - Cisco SD2005 switch - Oppo, AVR, TV, Roku, etc.

I routinely stream 3d and 3d mkvs ripped from BDs with lossless audio (DTS HD-Master, etc.) to the Oppo via DLNA through this rig with zero issues. I also stream large numbers of Apple Lossless (44/16 stereo), high-res flac (96/24 stereo) and surround flac (48/24 and 96/24 with 6 channels) files with no issues on this setup. As a rule, I use JRemote on an iPad and then use the Oppo as a renderer, although I sometimes go ahead and just use the Oppo's internal browser. It is just that, after using jRemote, the internal browser feels WAY clunky.
post #2424 of 2522
Most of my setup is very simple, to where a lot of that wouldn't apply. I have an hdmi straight from the oppo to the soundbar recveiver and one straight from the oppo to the tv (I am using the split setup) and that's it as far as anything in the chain which would be relevant to the oppo. I thought of connecting the network via wired, but I will be very surprised if that fixes it. Wireless seems to work fine everywhere else. For Netflix on this oppo, for example, it is lightning fast and no weird issues. Then I could try the resetting. The delays would be a big pain, so it would have to definitely make a difference for me to keep it that way. I've about given up on the DLNA part., though. I tried so many thigns on it with nothing but failures. I'm not talking occasional failings, either, but every single time it would freeze. And, again, it was not nearly as bad on the 93, so that makes me assume something is either wrong with my specific player or they somehow made the 103 worse for DLNA streaming.
post #2425 of 2522
I am at an absolute loss for words. It's unacceptable that these ever hit the market in this condition. People want to keep suppressing my HONEST feedback based on testing and it's just going to mislead people into thinking these are working half way decently.

You know how sometimes with cable or satellite, the picture will jumble up due to some reception issue? guess what this great player does in response to that? It forces yet ANOTHER of those blank screens and the on and off, on and off, on and off signals to the tv. AND TURNING THE PLAYER OFF AND BACK ON does not even fix it. You have to UNPLUG the player and plug it back in and turn it on again before it wil be fixed. Otherwise, every time you turn the player on, REGARDLESS of input, it will give a blank picture.

I mean I have been buying electronics for many years and have never had a single device have even ONE issue on the level of these three major issues this player has. The DLNA freezes EVERY time. Sometimes when starting up the player there's a blank screen. If your cable picture dares to have a hiccup due to reception, the oppo has to be unplugged. These are incredibly big issues, not just some minor bugs. Customers have the right to know what issues this has, yet people keep trying to suppress it. Again this is for the 103D The 93 was very buggy, also, but unbelievably this one is worse. I have 19 thumbs up, so some people like knowing truth about what products are doing, obviously. I sure hope someone ahs an idea on this issue, but even if they do, it is unacceptable to have it happen.
post #2426 of 2522
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

I'm an IT guy, too. Sometimes I make mistakes and am wrong about things.

-Bill

Agree, we all make mistakes and I could very well be overlooking something. But instead of just making that smart-ass comment, maybe you could provide actual insights, given your background? ;-)
post #2427 of 2522
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

If you're right then everyone should be having the same issues as you, but in fact most folks do not. It's true that network issues will cause the player to get wonky, freeze or dump you back out to the first screen. You can blame the player if you wish, but that doesn't mean you couldn't resolve it with some networking changes.
Making a bookmark to this post and saving it for future use. tongue.gif

What else can I do but to connect the player directly via cable through a switch to my server. I have tried various DLNA servers on the PC and have rested throughput, latency, etc. Even my Xbox doesn't have this issue when connecting to the server. There is no excuse for the Oppo's UI to freeze up when browsing network shares or sending me back to the home screen. This should be addressable at the software layer via firmware upgrade.
post #2428 of 2522
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Originally Posted by nexusdoan View Post

Agree, we all make mistakes and I could very well be overlooking something. But instead of just making that smart-ass comment, maybe you could provide actual insights, given your background? ;-)

Remote diagnosis of home networking faults is not something I would do unless held at gunpoint. OPPO is trying to help you; you might cooperate.

As with any systematic diagnosis you need to simplify the setup to the highest degree possible. Does it work then? If not, you need to vary each variable until something improves.

I would test my files on local storage.

If ok: try a different DLNA server.

If no good: try a different host.

If no good: try a different switch, etc.

-Bill
post #2429 of 2522
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Remote diagnosis of home networking faults is not something I would do unless held at gunpoint. OPPO is trying to help you; you might cooperate.

As with any systematic diagnosis you need to simplify the setup to the highest degree possible. Does it work then? If not, you need to vary each variable until something improves.

I would test my files on local storage.

If ok: try a different DLNA server.

If no good: try a different host.

If no good: try a different switch, etc.

-Bill

Yeap, tried all of it. Called Oppo and they told me that it must be networking related and that's that. Funny, my $129 Samsung Blu-ray player streams just fine when plugged into the same ethernet wire. I'll get the Oppo replaced. Maybe something wrong with the unit. Will report later today when the new one is setup.
post #2430 of 2522
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Originally Posted by nexusdoan View Post

What else can I do but to connect the player directly via cable through a switch to my server. I have tried various DLNA servers on the PC and have rested throughput, latency, etc. Even my Xbox doesn't have this issue when connecting to the server. There is no excuse for the Oppo's UI to freeze up when browsing network shares or sending me back to the home screen. This should be addressable at the software layer via firmware upgrade.

I can only say that when I test it, DNLA works great here via a wired gigabit network and switch. That said, I only use DNLA for testing purposes, since the 103/103D has SMB capability. You'd have to hold a gun to MY head to make me use DNLA again when SMB is available. We often suggest that people try oShare for DNLA testing since it is such a simple program. Oppo also uses oShare for testing.

We can agree that an interface freeze should not happen, but when it does its usually a network or server issue causing it. We've seen such problems resolved by replacing switches/routers, etc. Networking is fantastic stuff when it works right, and a nightmare when it doesn't.
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