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post #3721 of 3937
Thanks for the info, c-eling!
BTW, what do you exactly mean by... it wil force me to upgrade to a 93...??
Please keep us posted on that

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post #3722 of 3937
will do,and no problem,i don't have any other foreign dvd's to check so i can't comment on subtitles,but all my depeche mode dvd's play without a hitch,i never new this superdisc mod existed till the other day,I'll be keeping my little oppo 80 now,i love this thing!

oh,lol upgrade to a network player,netflix
post #3723 of 3937
Awesome!

In the mean time, could you please eaborate on the... it will force me to upgrade to a 93 thing...?
post #3724 of 3937
if i bricked it and couldn't fix it, it would force me to buy a oppo bdp 93,which can stream netflix etc,i have a roku but it would be nice to have an all in one player,but the region free mod seems to work on the 80,so i'm sticking with it,thank God,i didn't really want to fork out 500 bucks for a new oppo when my 80 works so great,lol
post #3725 of 3937
Gotcha, thanks
post #3726 of 3937
Hi all,

let me tell you guys that after reading to "c-eling" and "Bill" comments, I took the plunge into the unknown and fired-up the super disc file into my -80 and...VOILĂ€... it became region-free out of a sudden for several foreign DVD's on my collection though!!! Matter of fact, it took less than 10 seconds for the player to spit out the CD-RW I threw in (was a bit scared, to be honest...)

All I gotta say is thank you c-eling and Bill for such a nice finding though
post #3727 of 3937
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Originally Posted by Avliner View Post

Hi all,

let me tell you guys that after reading to "c-eling" and "Bill" comments, I took the plunge into the unknown and fired-up the super disc file into my -80 and...VOILĂ€... it became region-free out of a sudden for several foreign DVD's on my collection though!!! Matter of fact, it took less than 10 seconds for the player to spit out the CD-RW I threw in (was a bit scared, to be honest...)

All I gotta say is thank you c-eling and Bill for such a nice finding though

We don't know where the Superdisc patch comes from, by the way. It could be of extraterrestrial origin, although I think it's more likely an Ancient Chinese Secret.

Someone was/is selling it on ebay for a nominal cost. That version was binary identical to the free download. We don't know who stole from who, or if any such thing happened.

When I make reports to OPPO, I always include the note "Superdisc 2 applied", just in case it makes a difference in reporting bugs. It hasn't so far.

-Bill
post #3728 of 3937
Hi Bill,

yeah, you gotta be right somehow... to me it seems to be kinda Chinese witchcraft instead!
Oh, BTW, what do you mean by " Superdisc 2 applied..." ??
post #3729 of 3937
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Originally Posted by Avliner View Post

Oh, BTW, what do you mean by " Superdisc 2 applied..." ??

It's what you just did.

-Bill
post #3730 of 3937
You're the man Bill !
post #3731 of 3937
I heard that if you use the "Superdisc" and then complete a subsequent firmware upgrade sometime down the line, you will need to run the superdisc again. Not really a problem. It just means you need to keep the disc handy in the future.
post #3732 of 3937
Thanks for the tip!

I'll keep my CD file handy, for a just-in-case situation though
post #3733 of 3937
A little advice please...

For years, I've been hooking various Oppos up to my venerable Yamaha DSP-A1 amplifier, a beast of an amp...that has just given up the ghost. To quote Richard Anderson: 'Goodbye, old friend...'

So, onwards and upwards, I've replaced it with a Yamaha RX-V2067, for good or ill (I'll find out Monday when it arrives). However, it features stuff of which I know very little - previously, I hooked the BDP-80 up to my Samsung LE-52A656A1F via HDMI for picture, but connected the Oppo and the amp via analogues, to get the benefit of the HD codecs.

Should I eschew that and now connect via HDMI for vision and sound? Should I allow the Yamaha to perform any upscaling (and indeed, should I let the Yamaha take over upscaling duties for my Oppo 983H - which I still use; I am mindful not too...)

Any advice, on Oppo connections and setting, as I enter the great big wonderful world of 21st century amplification (!) would be appreciated.
post #3734 of 3937
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Originally Posted by John Hodson View Post
Should I eschew that and now connect via HDMI for vision and sound? Should I allow the Yamaha to perform any upscaling (and indeed, should I let the Yamaha take over upscaling duties for my Oppo 983H - which I still use; I am mindful not too...)
No reason to use anything other than HDMI for vid and audio. The 983 is better for upscaling than the Yamaha, the BDP-80 will be about equal.
post #3735 of 3937
I can also confirm that the Superdisc hack is working on the BDP-80. PAL video is playing just fine and while there maybe be a speedup, that's usually quite hard to definitively confirm just by listening. Good find!
post #3736 of 3937
That's pretty cool about the Superdisc. I went the hardware route since I was more interested in having BD region free than DVD region free and the hardware route provides both.

I would expect PAL discs to be sped up but that's not an artifact of the Superdisc but the fact that PAL videos typically speed up a movie to 25fps to avoid the complexities of frame pulldowns.

I am quite sensitive to PAL speedup, especially in musicals so even thought I live in PAL country I used to avoid purchasing PAL DVD's if they were musical. Of course in the BD world, it's irrelevant now.
post #3737 of 3937
Ok, have searched for this and perused the FAQ file. I want to get a USB network interface (preferably N) to use for the BDP-80 I bought my parents. It'll enable me to deploy a DLNA NAS server for them, make their enjoyment of this great little piece of work that much better.

Are there any blessed USB devices out there?
post #3738 of 3937
Thread Starter 
The player does not have any drivers which can support a USB wireless dongle. You will need to purchase an Ethernet to Wireless Bridge.
post #3739 of 3937
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

The player does not have any drivers which can support a USB wireless dongle. You will need to purchase an Ethernet to Wireless Bridge.

Thanks, I'm looking at bridges now, there seem to be a good selection.
post #3740 of 3937
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Originally Posted by hernanu View Post

Thanks, I'm looking at bridges now, there seem to be a good selection.

The BDP-83 FAQ has a list of adapters people reported using: Does the player have built-in wireless networking?

-Bill
post #3741 of 3937
I think I want to move to an all Hard Drive setup. I have the BDP-80 and its been a while since I posted on this thread!

Does anyone know what the going rate is for selling the BDP-80 and the best place to sell it? Ebay?

thanks in advance
post #3742 of 3937
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Originally Posted by Diamond Dog View Post

I think I want to move to an all Hard Drive setup. I have the BDP-80 and its been a while since I posted on this thread!

Does anyone know what the going rate is for selling the BDP-80 and the best place to sell it? Ebay?

thanks in advance

You should get pretty close to retail for the player if it's pristine with all original packing and extras. I'm sure you can sell it here in the marketplace, or eBay for sure if you don't mind the extra fees.
post #3743 of 3937
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

You should get pretty close to retail for the player if it's pristine with all original packing and extras. I'm sure you can sell it here in the marketplace, or eBay for sure if you don't mind the extra fees.


Thank you so much for responding to my post. But now I am curious as to why I can get close to what I paid for it? Is there something special about this unit that you can't get with other players?
post #3744 of 3937
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Originally Posted by Diamond Dog View Post

Thank you so much for responding to my post. But now I am curious as to why I can get close to what I paid for it? Is there something special about this unit that you can't get with other players?

It's popular, and it's not for sale any more. Every now and again Oppo brings a few "refurbished" BDP-80 units for sale on their web site and they all get snapped up in an instant.
--Bob
post #3745 of 3937
anyone have trouble playing the Limitless blu ray? when i tried to load it, i got the "unknown disc" message. so i did a search on this thread and it was advised to do the BDP80-14-0522 firmware update. so i did and ..... voila! it worked . i've had my player since feb '10 and this was the first time it didn't play a disc so this was my first firmware update. oppo and this forum rock
post #3746 of 3937
I just got an update on my problem with the BDP-80 not being able to play AVCHD discs with DD+ audio in bitstream mode.

We have confirmed with the decoder engineers that your Dolby Digital Plus files exceed the limitations of the platform. Your AVCHD contains an audio track that is Pure DD+ with 256 samples per framer, which is a sampling rate tnot supported by the MediaTek MT8530 decoder when the player is set to Bit Stream. Similar audio issue can also be observed on models which share the same decoding platform, such as the Sony S370/470/570 series of players.
As usual Oppo CS exceed expectations with their ongoing followup of problems and where solutions may or may not lie.

But as an aside, the DD+ track I had in the AVCHD disc was ripped directly from a HD-DVD. I am not that au fait with the bit rates of DD+ or other HD audio but since the Oppo supports Dolby TrueHD in bitstream mode, I am guessing that the TrueHD stream (and presumably the DTS HD MA) stream do not use 256 samples per framer?
post #3747 of 3937
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Originally Posted by grubadub View Post

anyone have trouble playing the Limitless blu ray? when i tried to load it, i got the "unknown disc" message. so i did a search on this thread and it was advised to do the BDP80-14-0522 firmware update. so i did and ..... voila! it worked . i've had my player since feb '10 and this was the first time it didn't play a disc so this was my first firmware update. oppo and this forum rock

Played it Saturday night and did not have any problems, but I upgrade whenever notified. While I had seen and enjoyed the movie in the theater, it seemed better upon the second viewing... and the alternate ending was very interesting (but I'm glad it was not the one chosen ).
post #3748 of 3937
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

No reason to use anything other than HDMI for vid and audio. The 983 is better for upscaling than the Yamaha, the BDP-80 will be about equal.

Other than 983 having a problem delivering 1080p when hooked through the amp (a problem I believe Yamaha sorted on previous amps, but not on this iteration; went the direct route for video on Oppo's advice), it's been a breeze, much less traumatic than anticipated.
post #3749 of 3937
I tried a quick search but didn't see anything. My issue is not being to access the multichannel feature on some sacd discs. Most play fine but I was listening to One for the Road-Kinks and it defaulted to stereo playback for sacd so I pushed the audio button which according to the manual will allow multi-channel playback and I saw the red symbol which means it won't perform the function. Any suggestions? TIA folks.
post #3750 of 3937
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Originally Posted by jhw59 View Post

I tried a quick search but didn't see anything. My issue is not being to access the multichannel feature on some sacd discs. Most play fine but I was listening to One for the Road-Kinks and it defaulted to stereo playback for sacd so I pushed the audio button which according to the manual will allow multi-channel playback and I saw the red symbol which means it won't perform the function. Any suggestions? TIA folks.

Are you certain it even has a multi-channel option? Many hybrid SACDs do not. If the player is set to default to multichannel, and the disc has that it will play.
According to SA-CD.net, that is a stereo title.
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