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Originally Posted by thefabpt View Post

I want to attach my iPod (either my iPod VERY old Classic or my new iPod Touch 64GB) to my Oppo BDP-93 using either the USB rear port and cabled USB socket, or the front USB port. I find that if I attach either iPod using the digital method (Apple multi-pin to USB cable) on either device, to either USB port, nothing happens. The only result I can get is via the headphone connection through to my AV receiver, thus bypassing the BDP-93's D/A converter.
Anyone have any advice on whether digital iPod connection is possible? The BDP-93 manual says all this is 'experimental', and offers no support.

The USB port of the Oppo can only be used for a USB storage device such as a memory stick or a hard drive.
post #18572 of 26581
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Originally Posted by IanD View Post

Speed Menu option in AnyDVD removes the original Java menus and replaces them with a simple graphical menu of the playlists: the original content (apart from the menus) is unchanged. Since you navigate to the desired playlist directly, you can manually bypass any trailers etc.

In other words, the way Blu-ray discs should work.
post #18573 of 26581
I read the Unofficial FAQ and Oppo's manual but didn't see it "specifically". But to confirm....the Oppo does NOT play HD DVDs correct?
post #18574 of 26581
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Originally Posted by jaramill View Post

I read the Unofficial FAQ and Oppo's manual but didn't see it "specifically". But to confirm....the Oppo does NOT play HD DVDs correct?

Correct.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jaramill View Post

I read the Unofficial FAQ and Oppo's manual but didn't see it "specifically". But to confirm....the Oppo does NOT play HD DVDs correct?

Actually, it is in the User's Manual on Page 3:

Quote:


Discs that cannot be played
  • BDs with cartridge
  • DVD-RAMs
  • HD DVDs
  • Data portion of CD-Extras
  • BD-Video/DVD-Video with a different region code
post #18576 of 26581
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Originally Posted by gsr View Post

Correct.

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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

Actually, it is in the User's Manual on Page 3:

Ah thanks guys. I got confused with it being able to play SACD which is a "HD Audio" version of regular CDs. And also was about to buy an HD-DVD version of the movie Timecop and in big bold letters on Amazon.com said it would only play in an HD-DVD player.
post #18577 of 26581
Time Cop is on BluRay anyway.
post #18578 of 26581
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Originally Posted by WestCoastD View Post

thanks for your input. Yeah, there is a "WD SmartWare" interface, and it does have a "shutdown" function, however does'nt seem to actuall do anything. I'm gonna experiment with bouncing power.

I have the WD Live NAS working with the 93 and two different Denon receivers, the 4310 and the 3808 and it works flawlessly. You need to go into the Twonky Server web interface, not the hdd web interface. There is a setting in there that tells the drive to rescan anytime any content is changed, so when you connect with the 93, it shows the latest and greatest content on the drive. There are also other settings in the Twonky software that you may need or want to look at or at least be aware of for the future. However, the WD Live software does have a "Reboot" setting if you need or want the drive to do this after you make changes, but I think just setting the Twonky Server software to Rescan after changes will take care of the problem for you. It is really a very nice unit once you get it set up correctly.
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I just want to let Canadian owners of the BDP-93 know that I emailed Oppo support at service@oppodigital.com and made a formal request to add CinemaNow to the BDP-93 so us Canadians could access it.

Its great having access to Netflix and YouTube but its not enough IMO. I know that are other ways of accessing CinemaNow, Hulu, blockbuster through other means, however, I feel it hurts legitimate attemps to have these streaming services officially recognized in Canada through official channels and therefore a greater Canadian audience for these streaming services.

I think it would help if Canadian BDP-93 owners, who are interested, if they could send a quick email to Oppo to see if this service could be added/activated for us up North. Even though we are not as big a population as the U.S. we are still a sizeable market with lots of economic influence.

I also contacted CinemaNow directly but I don't know who does the "heavy lifting" to get these streaming services added to our units.

Thanks
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Originally Posted by Edllguy View Post

I also contacted CinemaNow directly but I don't know who does the "heavy lifting" to get these streaming services added to our units.

Thanks

99% of it is the content provider. If they don't want to play the game is over.
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

99% of it is the content provider. If they don't want to play the game is over.

Hi rdgrimes, Could you expand on this statement and maybe throw in some examples. I'm very eager to know what you mean and how it could influence any outcome.

Thanks
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

99% of it is the content provider. If they don't want to play the game is over.

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Originally Posted by Edllguy View Post

Hi rdgrimes, Could you expand on this statement and maybe throw in some examples. I'm very eager to know what you mean and how it could influence any outcome.

Thanks

He means that the content providers determine which devices get access and they also control the quality of the product that arrives at each device.

For instance, Sony Play Stations have a giant segment of the BD player market. Netflix, so far as provided them with much better product than they provide a small company like OPPO, who's players are a much smaller segment of the market.

Even when the providers are not being selective, they still determine the overall quality of their streams. It used to be called GIGO.

There's just not much the player manufacturers can do to improve image quality of streamed source material. The music industry has already proven that quality audio is not an issue, and the Netflix, Comcast, Amazon streamers of this world are out to prove that the same thing is true for video sources.
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Quick question to anyone who may know. I haven't call Oppo yet. Does the 93/95 play the DualDisc format, the one with a CD layer on one side and DVD layer on the other? Anyone still have one of those discs and have tested it? Thanks.

*Addendum* I do see now in the manual it's sounds like it's hit and miss with DualDiscs regarding the CD side of the disc.
post #18584 of 26581
Thread Starter 
It should work without any problems, but because the disc is out of spec, it is not guaranteed to work with the player. I have not heard of any DualDiscs which do not work, however.
post #18585 of 26581
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Originally Posted by 5150zx View Post

Quick question to anyone who may know. I haven't call Oppo yet. Does the 93/95 play the DualDisc format, the one with a CD layer on one side and DVD layer on the other? Anyone still have one of those discs and have tested it? Thanks.

*Addendum* I do see now in the manual it's sounds like it's hit and miss with DualDiscs regarding the CD side of the disc.

I have played only one....Dire Straits "Brothers in Arms" and I only played the DVD-A side. It played properly.

Brian

PS: DAMN! I better take good care of it. :-)

http://product.half.ebay.com/Dire-St...936207&tg=info
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Originally Posted by BGLeduc View Post

I have played only one....Dire Straits "Brothers in Arms" and I only played the DVD-A side. It played properly.

Brian

PS: DAMN! I better take good care of it. :-)

http://product.half.ebay.com/Dire-St...936207&tg=info

I just checked some prices on some of my DVD-A & SACD discs, and...wow! I think I may part with some of them.
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Hello all,

Have had the 93 for a couple of months now have thoroughly enjoyed it and am glad to have found this forum for the wealth of information I have received and thank all of you for making it what it is.

With that being said I have a few questions and or observations:

1. Really enjoy using it for Pandora and up until recently it had been commercial free even though i have the free version. Now on occasion less than on I-phone though there are commericials. Is this just a case of them (Pandora) finally catching up with the Pandora/93 app?

2. I have numerous movies on an external HD in various formats but have issues playing some of them depending on their frame rates. The 25 fps seem to have sound but no video, is this common or do I need to change something in setup?

3. Just an observation, why was it necesary to label the four colored buttons on the remote with their respective colors? Isn't that a given? just sayin.

This has definately been one of my better A/V purchases and only expect my enjoyment to continue for years to come.

Thanks for all your input and support.

Bret
post #18588 of 26581
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Originally Posted by thefabpt View Post

I want to attach my iPod (either my iPod VERY old Classic or my new iPod Touch 64GB) to my Oppo BDP-93 using either the USB rear port and cabled USB socket, or the front USB port. I find that if I attach either iPod using the digital method (Apple multi-pin to USB cable) on either device, to either USB port, nothing happens. The only result I can get is via the headphone connection through to my AV receiver, thus bypassing the BDP-93's D/A converter.
Anyone have any advice on whether digital iPod connection is possible? The BDP-93 manual says all this is 'experimental', and offers no support.

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Ornette View Post

The USB port of the Oppo can only be used for a USB storage device such as a memory stick or a hard drive.

I would think if you go into iTunes and enable you iPod for "mass storage" it would function as hard drive.
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^^ Re Pandora: Yes, the Pandora people finally remembered to turn on the "play commercials" switch.

If you can get together a short sample of a video file that isn't working, you can upload it someplace where people here can check it out, or you can get it to Oppo. There are no special settings you need to make, so odds are it is just a problem in the way you have created the file.

Labeling the color buttons is helpful for folks who are partially or completely color blind.
--Bob
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As always the quick repsonse, Thanks Bob.

I should have been a little more descriptive, I have videos in .avi format and the ones in 23.9xx seem to be of no issue it's the ones that are exactly 25 fps that have only sound and no video. There are other ones but can't remember the frame rate off the top of my head that have issues as well but I seem to have figured out a work around for those.
post #18591 of 26581
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Originally Posted by zapco View Post

As always the quick repsonse, Thanks Bob.

He posts 24 hrs/day so I have to assume he's a 'bot.

(Haven't posted in a while so checking in to let the trolls and the purveyors of FUD know...

I'm WATCHING YOU )
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by zapco View Post

As always the quick repsonse, Thanks Bob.

I should have been a little more descriptive, I have videos in .avi format and the ones in 23.9xx seem to be of no issue it's the ones that are exactly 25 fps that have only sound and no video. There are other ones but can't remember the frame rate off the top of my head that have issues as well but I seem to have figured out a work around for those.

25Hz means it is PAL. Ensure that you have the TV System (Video Setup) set to NTSC and not MULTI.

Also use a discrete output resolution and not Source Direct. Source Direct will produce the same error.

On the same note, use HDMI 1 and not HDMI 2. HDMI 2 will be Source Direct.
post #18593 of 26581
Thanks for the quick response, this is exactly why I love this community.

The movies were originally all ripped for and played on my computer so I never had an issue with them until trying to play them on the OPPO.

Just changed the setting that you recommended and all is well, thank you very much.

What's even better is the quality is much improved over how it looked on my computer.

Thanks
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Any chance the 93 will be updated with the Amazon Video App?
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Thread Starter 
Likely not.
post #18596 of 26581
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

Likely not.

ill wait for an answer from OPPO.
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Originally Posted by dirk1843 View Post

I would think if you go into iTunes and enable you iPod for "mass storage" it would function as hard drive.

Dirk: Thanks; I'll give that a try. It seems a pity if I couldn't take advantage of having 45GB of my CDs & SACDs in one place, and be able to use the DAC in the BDP-93 insread of the one in the Yamaha!
post #18598 of 26581
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Originally Posted by leywok View Post

Any chance the 93 will be updated with the Amazon Video App?

I'd certainly like to see that.
post #18599 of 26581
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Originally Posted by leywok View Post

ill wait for an answer from OPPO.

So does that mean you've sent a message to Oppo requesting this addition?
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I got a upmix question about analog 5.1 audio outputs:

When playing a SACD with 2 channels, i hear low frequency over lfe output, left channel over front left, and right channel over front right.

Is their a way that the surround channels are also used when playing a stereo source?
Like:
Left goes over front left + surround left
Right goes over front right + surround right
Low frequencies of course over lfe.
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