Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
Talk to Oppo tech support. They may ask you to try a firmware re-install. Do you get a display in the Front Panel when you power up?
I was getting a front panel display but just a blank screen. Oppo replied to my email this morning in little over 45 minutes! They suggested I try the following: "Press the RESOLUTION button at the lower left hand corner of the remote control. Press the Down arrow key until "480p/576p" appears. Press ENTER.
Does the resolution appear as "480p 60Hz" or "576p 50Hz" on the front panel of the player? If the later, press Eject then press and hold the P/N button (upper right) on the remote control for 5 seconds while aiming the remote at the player. Your player will switch to multi-system. Enter Setup and change TV System (Video Setup) back to NTSC. Exit Setup and turn off the player to save your settings."
That didn't work as the set booted right up like nothing had happened the previous night. I did hook it up to do this test on my main system with a different HDMI cable. (hmmm) Since the 80 seemed it's old self, I installed it back where all this began and sure enough, no picture! I then jiggled the hdmi plug on the player and the set tried the handshake routine a couple of times and then the picture popped in. AH HA. Bad cable. Got the cable that came with my BDP-93 and tried it and everything went back to normal. The 93 cable connected very firmly and the older cable was a somewhat loose fit. Funny though, last night when I moved the 80 to test it on my other system, it still wouldn't work, even with a different cable. I'm going to run a couple of movies on it to see if it was indeed a bad cable and not some internal problem.
Very impressed with Oppo's support team and thanks for your concern Bob