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post #23401 of 26595
I would really appreciate some help with my oppo bd-p 93 region free kit.I bought it from eaby like 3 months ago but only this month ordered a blu ray Region B from UK.I followed instructions and connected it to RC port and USB at the back of player.The press the Dimmer,Dimmer,Dimmer(3 times),Mute and no.2 button on remote. Shut down the player, turn on again and then try to play blu ray. keeps showing message plays only in Region B players.No matter how many times i run the sequence same message comes.I opened the player and connected the cable internally and tried the same.Still no luck.

Is there something wrong i am doing.Can someone let me know please. Thanks
post #23402 of 26595
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Originally Posted by subhash_i View Post

I would really appreciate some help with my oppo bd-p 93 region free kit.I bought it from eaby like 3 months ago but only this month ordered a blu ray Region B from UK.I followed instructions and connected it to RC port and USB at the back of player.The press the Dimmer,Dimmer,Dimmer(3 times),Mute and no.2 button on remote. Shut down the player, turn on again and then try to play blu ray. keeps showing message plays only in Region B players.No matter how many times i run the sequence same message comes.I opened the player and connected the cable internally and tried the same.Still no luck.
Is there something wrong i am doing.Can someone let me know please. Thanks

Here are the instructions from the bluraychip.dk website for the basic mod kit; note the timing and that no disc should be inserted:

1. Power on the player without any disc inserted. The screen will after a while show “No Disc”.

2. About 4 seconds after the “No Disc” displayed, press DIMMER, DIMMER, DIMMER, MUTE and then the region code. 1 for A, 2 for B, and 3 for C.

3. Power off your player. When started up again, the regioncode has changed.
Selecting the region code on the remote, must be done within 20 seconds.

If you are still having problems, the mod kit is probably faulty: it's not unknown for them to be DOA.
post #23403 of 26595
Looks that way the mod chip is dead.I did the same way like in instructions but it never worked.Thanks
post #23404 of 26595
Thread Starter 
Did you upgrade the mod chip's firmware? With the 71-0723 and later firmwares you need to upgrade the mod chip in order for them to change the region codes.
post #23405 of 26595
Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has performed the modification required to allow the pro mod chip to change the region via RS232?

I emailed bluraychip.dk and they told me it could be done if a wire was soldered in place, but they haven't responded to any of my emails after that.

Does anyone have the instructions required?

Cheers,
Simon
post #23406 of 26595
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Originally Posted by sam298 View Post

Link to instructions to downgrade
84.24.111.27/oppo/downgrade_oppo.pdf
Fortunately, I still have ISO capabilities but you never know: it could be useful. Thanks for the tip.
post #23407 of 26595
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

Did you upgrade the mod chip's firmware? With the 71-0723 and later firmwares you need to upgrade the mod chip in order for them to change the region codes.

I am not aware of any new mod chip firmware to be updated.I bought it on ebay and not sure where from to get the firmware.If any one has info please help me out
post #23408 of 26595
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

Did you upgrade the mod chip's firmware? With the 71-0723 and later firmwares you need to upgrade the mod chip in order for them to change the region codes.

I think the OP has the basic mod kit as it plugs into the RS232 and USB port at the back of the player. It was my understanding that the basic mod kits can't be firmware upgraded and that there has been no need to, so far.

Does the latest Oppo firmware defeat even the basic mod kits?
post #23409 of 26595
tryed playing hi10p codec (10 BIT) from mp4 something not right with the picture it plays but image sometimes choppy. is it not supported?
post #23410 of 26595
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Originally Posted by Steve Bla View Post

tryed playing hi10p codec (10 BIT) from mp4 something not right with the picture it plays but image sometimes choppy. is it not supported?

Welcome to AVSForum.

I had to look that up: It's an h.264/AVC profile. I suspect it is not supported. I've never seen it mentioned in any OPPO thread.

You might try converting it to MKV to see if compatibility is better there, but I am doubtful.

-Bill
post #23411 of 26595
himey: So I did a direct .ISO rip to a USB stick and that worked fine so far as the Oppo was concerned. Something must have made it unhappy / gotten glitched up in the ISO creation from files / folders.
post #23412 of 26595
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Originally Posted by lasitter View Post

Perhaps an intermediate step I did made things unhappy.
I first ripped w/AnyDVD, and then used Imgburn. I'll try direct disc to ISO image to see if that does the trick.

When ripping direct to ISO, I think AnyDVD automatically selects the correct format, whereas I think you might have to specify it manually in Imgburn (and maybe get it incorrect).

AFAIK, Bluray is UDF 2.50 whilst DVD is ISO/UDF 1.02 bridge format.
post #23413 of 26595
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Bla View Post

tryed playing hi10p codec (10 BIT) from mp4 something not right with the picture it plays but image sometimes choppy. is it not supported?

hi10p is not supported on the player, but the video image should just be corrupt (blurring, smearing, incorrect colors, etc) but the playback should still be smooth.

This is true for even the BDP-10x series of players. MediaTek is not supporting hi10p despite my request for the past 2 and a half years that they needed to add it to their chipset capabilities.
post #23414 of 26595
Could you set up an OPPO player as an optional external player for XBMC? And play MKV files thru XBMC by using the upconverting capabilities of the OPPO? I recently build a HTCP to watch my SD-DVD's (400) and am not happy with the quality. I loved how the SD-DVD's looked on my OPPO-83. I sold it though to build my HTPC, but am contemplating on getting the new OPPO 103 if I could do this. I would love to be able to use a better GUI like XBMC, to see cover art, movie info, etc... Then just scrolling thru Oppo's boring directory structure. Would appreciate any input.
post #23415 of 26595
Thread Starter 
The BDP-93 does not support DLN DMR or HDMI inputs, so this will not work with the player. You will need to rely on the player's UI to browse files and folders on your network using DLNA DMP or by navigating the files on attached storage.
post #23416 of 26595
The BDP-103 is a Digital Media Renderer and DMP though correct? So would it work with the new OPPO?
post #23417 of 26595
Thread Starter 
DMR requires that both the server and the client support DMR. The BDP-10x supports DMR, but XMBC does not support any DLNA functionality (as far as I am aware). You will need to use something that support DMR to push content to the player.
post #23418 of 26595
The further along I get into creating my audiophile jukebox, ripping CDs to .FLAC and buying FLAC downloads, the more unwieldy it becomes to navigate my library to select what to play!

Is there any hope for the addition of a search box to avoid endless scrolling?

If Oppo doesn't want to devote the time and resources to doing this, could they expose an API so outsiders could write an interface for navigating music and/or video libraries via a browser or tablet interface?

I'm not a programmer, but I bet there are programmers who'd jump on this.

Or do I just have to trade my 93 in for a 103 and get JRiver and an Android as the interface?

-Phil
post #23419 of 26595
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Originally Posted by Philnick View Post

The further along I get into creating my audiophile jukebox, ripping CDs to .FLAC and buying FLAC downloads, the more unwieldy it becomes to navigate my library to select what to play!

Is there any hope for the addition of a search box to avoid endless scrolling?

If Oppo doesn't want to devote the time and resources to doing this, could they expose an API so outsiders could write an interface for navigating music and/or video libraries via a browser or tablet interface?

I'm not a programmer, but I bet there are programmers who'd jump on this.

Or do I just have to trade my 93 in for a 103 and get JRiver and an Android as the interface?

-Phil

Note that in a long list you can use the GOTO button to jump directly to an index point. It requires guessing but may be faster than scrolling.

-Bill
post #23420 of 26595
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Note that in a long list you can use the GOTO button to jump directly to an index point. It requires guessing but may be faster than scrolling.
-Bill

I just created a folder heirarchy dividing the alphabet in half twice

[Alphabet Shortcuts] - [A-M] - [A - G]
_________________________ - [H - M]

________________ - [N-Z] - [N - S]
______________________ - [T - Z]

(Sorry that I can't make this line up properly - the board's software doesn't space things properly!)

Then, using the Junction feature of the Link Shell Extension you clued me to, I clicked on the root of the library in the left pane to show all the folders in the library, highlighted all folders starting with A through G, held down Ctrl and unselected [Alphabet Shortcuts]. I right-clicked and dragged the higlighted group into the [A-G] folder, selecting to drop them as Junctions (virtual copies of the folders). [Had to exclude that folder as it couldn't be copied into itself!]

I repeated the process for the rest of the alphabet.

Now, I'll only have to scroll through six letters worth of entries.

Eventually, as the library grows I may have to make this more fine-grained.

Hopefully, I'll be able to get a 103 (which lets you "push" media to it from a server program), an Android tablet, and JRiver (which does support searching through its Android/iOs "Gizmo") by that point!

-Phil

PS Just checked - my junctions between Billy Novick and Guy Van Duser's folders survived being in separate parts of the hierarchy!
post #23421 of 26595
I use a Codec \ Artist \ Album folder structure, then further subdivide Artist alphabetically by A-F, G-L, M-S, T-Z groupings for my FLAC main folder which is the largest.

I have many thousands of albums and never have problems scrolling to an album within a few seconds. It does help to have a remote (I use a Harmony One) that has a fast repeating Page Up/Page Down that scrolls 9 folders at a time.
post #23422 of 26595
Avatar 3D - Oppo 93 and Samsung ES8000 Also posted in the 'Official Samsung UNxxES8000 Owner's' Thread

I ran into a problem trying to play the just released Avatar 3D, and I think it may be unique to the Samsung ES8000 series. When I try to play the 3D version, the Oppo does not see my TV as 3D. Then again, it may be the DVD manufacturer which seems to require a hot 3D signal before the 3D version will even play.

I have '3D auto-detect' set to on, but '3D Mode' (where I select 2D ->3D, side-by-side, top-by-bottom, etc.) automatically re-sets to off when 3D content is not playing.

It seems as though the TV is waiting for a 3D signal to turn on, and the Oppo is waiting for the TV to show 3D before it will play.

The work-around is to, with every 3D disk, turn 3D mode to side-by-side (which turns on 3D), then the player will play in 3D.

There was another movie recently which did the same thing, but I can't recall the title.

So who could and should fix this, the 3D blu-ray manufacturer, Samsung, or Oppo?
Edited by cglenn - 10/16/12 at 8:50pm
post #23423 of 26595
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Originally Posted by cglenn View Post

Avatar 3D - Oppo 93 and Samsung ES8000 Also posted in the 'Official Samsung UNxxES8000 Owner's' Thread
I ran into a problem trying to play the just released Avatar 3D, and I think it may be unique to the Samsung ES8000 series. When I try to play the 3D version, the Oppo does not see my TV as 3D. Then again, it may be the DVD manufacturer which seems to require a hot 3D signal before the 3D version will even play.
I have '3D auto-detect' set to on, but '3D Mode' (where I select 2D ->3D, side-by-side, top-by-bottom, etc.) automatically re-sets to off when 3D content is not playing.
It seems as though the TV is waiting for a 3D signal to turn on, and the Oppo is waiting for the TV to show 3D before it will play.
The work-around is to, with every 3D disk, turn 3D mode to side-by-side (which turns on 3D), then the player will play in 3D.
There was another movie recently which did the same thing, but I can't recall the title.
So who could and should fix this, the 3D blu-ray manufacturer, Samsung, or Oppo?

I have played the panasonic freebie avatar 3d alot on my oppo 93. it works fine. I doubt that it could be the player. most likey the tv set. mine is a panasonic 3d set.

Jacob
post #23424 of 26595
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Originally Posted by cglenn View Post

Avatar 3D - Oppo 93 and Samsung ES8000 Also posted in the 'Official Samsung UNxxES8000 Owner's' Thread

I ran into a problem trying to play the just released Avatar 3D, and I think it may be unique to the Samsung ES8000 series. When I try to play the 3D version, the Oppo does not see my TV as 3D. Then again, it may be the DVD manufacturer which seems to require a hot 3D signal before the 3D version will even play.

I have '3D auto-detect' set to on, but '3D Mode' (where I select 2D ->3D, side-by-side, top-by-bottom, etc.) automatically re-sets to off when 3D content is not playing.

It seems as though the TV is waiting for a 3D signal to turn on, and the Oppo is waiting for the TV to show 3D before it will play.

The work-around is to, with every 3D disk, turn 3D mode to side-by-side (which turns on 3D), then the player will play in 3D.

There was another movie recently which did the same thing, but I can't recall the title.

So who could and should fix this, the 3D blu-ray manufacturer, Samsung, or Oppo?

If the Display is not properly publishing that it is 3D-Capable during the HDMI handshake then Setup > Video Setup > 3D Mode = FORCED is likely what you need in the OPPO 93. For 2D content that will do nothing. For 3D content that will tell the disc it is OK to play in 3D, and it will handshake for a 3D HDMI signal even though the Display is not saying it can accept that yet.
--Bob
post #23425 of 26595
Is there any eta on when the android app will work for more than just phones?
post #23426 of 26595
Thread Starter 
Release date: October 17, 2012
Category: Latest Official Release
Main Version: BDP9x-74-0908
Loader Version: CN0900
Sub Version: MCU93-09-0218 (BDP-93), MCU95-08-0218 (BDP-95)

1. Resolved an issue where subtitles on some Blu-ray discs would fail to display. Customers reported that after loading the disc and selecting a subtitle language in the Top Menu, the subtitle would not show automatically when movie playback started. It was required that the customer toggled the subtitle on/off or switched subtitle languages to enable subtitle output. Sample titles include "Kong Fu Panda 1/2 (BD, 2008/2011)", "A Seperation (BD, 2012)", "Being Flynn (BD, 2012)" and "The World God Only Knows (BD, 2012)". This issue has been resolved.
2. Resolved the occasional analog audio dropout when playing some DTS-HD Master soundtracks which were observed after upgrading the BDP-95 with BDP9x-71-0723 firmware. This issue has been resolved.
3. VEVO content playback is now supported in the Youtube Leanback application.
4. Resolved a loading issue with "American Gangster (BD, 2009)". Customers have reported that the initial menu, which allows you to select Theatrical Version or Extended Version, was no longer displaying after installing the BDP9x-71-0723 firmware. This issue has been resolved.

Neuromancer's Note: This is the same as the BETA firmware, so there is no need to change the firmware if you have done so already.
Edited by Neuromancer - 10/17/12 at 3:39pm
post #23427 of 26595
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by barhoram View Post

Is there any eta on when the android app will work for more than just phones?

None yet. The current restriction is that the application will only work on devices which are designed to "make and receiver phone calls". OPPO will be expanding their support to other devices such as tablets, but there is no ETA.
post #23428 of 26595
OMFG!

In rearranging my logical links, I deleted and then recreated them all, to avoid creating infinite loops by accidentally dropping one inside itself (which I had done in one case).

I sped the deletions of the original set of Junctions by not letting most them go to the Recycle Bin - only to find, to my horror, that while all the source folders remained, most of them are now empty!

I thought deleting a junction just broke the link - not deleted the contents of the original folder.

There goes my library, which was years in the assembling.

Once upon a time, eMusic let you re-download things you'd bought - but I think they've changed that policy.

I hope HDtracks and iTrax will let me re-download things I haven't burned to DVDl

A moment of silence, please for my HiFi jukebox.

Hooray-ooray-ooray!
McCoy: "Thank god!"
Spock: "The diety was not involved, Doctor. It was my cross-circuiting to B."
McCoy: "Well, then thank pitchforks and pointed ears."

The Norton Protected Recycle Bin just saved my music library - even though I had bypassed the normal recycle bin.
Edited by Philnick - 10/17/12 at 6:37pm
post #23429 of 26595
Stop writing to that disc!

A recovery utility may be able to find the files on disc and create new directory entries for them.
--Bob
post #23430 of 26595
It's hopefully obvious, but make a backup of your files before you proceed. You got lucky this time.
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