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post #10171 of 11017
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Originally Posted by JimP View Post

Just gotta ask.

Haven't you run across a BluRay disk that needed the firmware download or does that not affect the firmware that permits playback of ISOs?


Also, if it hasn't sold in 22 days then it's priced too high. Check the most recent completed auctions on ebay to get some idea of what they should sell for.

 

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Originally Posted by JimP View Post

Just gotta ask.

Haven't you run across a BluRay disk that needed the firmware download or does that not affect the firmware that permits playback of ISOs?


Also, if it hasn't sold in 22 days then it's priced too high. Check the most recent completed auctions on ebay to get some idea of what they should sell for.


I haven't run into any Blu-Ray disc problems that required me to move to a newer firmware that no longer supports ISO. Maybe I've just been lucky.

There hasn't been a used 95 with ISO support (but not the region-free mod) for sale on eBay since October so there really is nothing on eBay to go by. Also, I wouldn't necessarily give up and lower the price just because it's been for sale in ONE location for 22 days, unless I was in a hurry to sell it.

 

I plan to hold on for another 2 months or so and see what happens. Would ebay be a good place to sell as well?

post #10172 of 11017
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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post


I plan to hold on for another 2 months or so and see what happens. Would ebay be a good place to sell as well?
Of course, just keep in mind that the ebay fee structure is a bit more aggressive (to put it nicely) than Audiogon's. There's also a classified section on AVS.
post #10173 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post


When playing an SACD using DSD, no audio processing is possible -- including no down mixing.
In other words....if the DSD source is 5.1 for example, only 2 channels are outputted?confused.gif
If so, which would they be?
Or are all channels sent thru the XLRs?
Wouldn't that create balance issues?

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Also, if Stereo Signal FRONT LEFT/RIGHT is set, then the down mix is controlled by the multi-channel Analog Speaker Configuration settings, including what happens to LFE.
--Bob
Not sure I understand....
Edited by oink - 2/5/13 at 11:56am
post #10174 of 11017
A question regarding the fan. When I received my 95 and for approximately the first 8 months of use, the fan would rarely come on and when it did, the speed would seemingly vary according to how warm the player was. Lately the fan seems to come on after about 20 minutes of use and it runs at full speed. Even if the player is idling(power on with no disc in the tray) the fan will spin on and on.

I seem to remember someone posting a similar experience a few months back but can't remember whether they were able to resolve this issue. I realize that the ultimate "fix" is to simply buck up and buy a 105(LOL). Should I open the case and see if dust has accumulated on the fan and inside of the player or would sending Oppo an e-mail be a better solution?
post #10175 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Torqdog View Post

A question regarding the fan. When I received my 95 and for approximately the first 8 months of use, the fan would rarely come on and when it did, the speed would seemingly vary according to how warm the player was. Lately the fan seems to come on after about 20 minutes of use and it runs at full speed. Even if the player is idling(power on with no disc in the tray) the fan will spin on and on.

I seem to remember someone posting a similar experience a few months back but can't remember whether they were able to resolve this issue. I realize that the ultimate "fix" is to simply buck up and buy a 105(LOL). Should I open the case and see if dust has accumulated on the fan and inside of the player or would sending Oppo an e-mail be a better solution?

Running hotter with time because of dust on the heat sinks is familiar behavior in computers, so I would look at that first. You could ask OPPO what they think and tell us what they say.

-Bill
post #10176 of 11017
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Running hotter with time because of dust on the heat sinks is familiar behavior in computers, so I would look at that first. You could ask OPPO what they think and tell us what they say.

-Bill
Thanks. I'll go out and pop the lid and report back.
post #10177 of 11017
Well I removed the lid and it looks brand new inside. No dust, zero, zip, nada.
I guess it's time to shoot Oppo an e-mail.
post #10178 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Torqdog View Post

Well I removed the lid and it looks brand new inside. No dust, zero, zip, nada.
I guess it's time to shoot Oppo an e-mail.
There's a temperature sensor in the main processor that controls the fan. If the temperature of the processor becomes too high then the fan will come on. That's normal behavior. How hot the processor is and when the fan comes on could depend on a variety of factors. What has the player been doing and how long has it been doing it? How warm is your equipment cabinet? How warm is your room? Are there nearby sources of heat, even an incandescent light bulb in the vicinity of the player? It's a bit like your car's radiator. Sometimes the fan comes on after you turn off the ignition.

If the fan seriously bothers you, not just audible but bothersome, I have read on diy of owner's having modified the 95 by replacing the fan with a low speed continuously operating fan that is quieter than the original fan. But the important thing is to keep the processor cool.
post #10179 of 11017
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Originally Posted by davee70 View Post

There's a temperature sensor in the main processor that controls the fan. If the temperature of the processor becomes too high then the fan will come on. That's normal behavior. How hot the processor is and when the fan comes on could depend on a variety of factors. What has the player been doing and how long has it been doing it? How warm is your equipment cabinet? How warm is your room? Are there nearby sources of heat, even an incandescent light bulb in the vicinity of the player? It's a bit like your car's radiator. Sometimes the fan comes on after you turn off the ignition.

If the fan seriously bothers you, not just audible but bothersome, I have read on diy of owner's having modified the 95 by replacing the fan with a low speed continuously operating fan that is quieter than the original fan. But the important thing is to keep the processor cool.
Anybody here try removing the cover and leaving the internals exposed? My player is in a pretty sterile atmosphere as obviated by the lack of dust after over one full year of operation.

Addressing your other questions........ nothing has changed. As I stated in my original post, this "anomally" has only started in the last 4 months which leads me to believe something unknown is occurring that wasn't present in the first 8 or so months of operation.
post #10180 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Torqdog View Post

Anybody here try removing the cover and leaving the internals exposed? .

Not a great idea, since the case is designed for cooling with the top in place. The heat builds up under the analog board, removing the cover might interfere with air flow under there.
post #10181 of 11017
Just a "heads up", I went ahead and sent Oppo an E-mail describing my fan problem and they sent me this;
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Originally Posted by oppo digital 
Please download and install the MCU Only (http://download.oppodigital.com/BDP93/MCU_only.zip) and apply it to the player. If the MCU is not working properly or is out of date then the player may not perform proper instructions to the fan on the player.

If you continue to experience issues, then the player will need to be returned for repair servicing to ensure that the fan is working properly.. Under this condition please respond with your shipping and contact information so we may issue a return shipping authorization and instructions for the repair of your player. The player will need to be returned to us, as we do not have any other service centers.


Best Regards,

Customer Service

I went ahead and performed the suggested firmware "fix" and am here to report "preliminarilly" that this firmware update seems to have done something. I had the player on yet idling and for the first time in awhile, when I went to shut things down for the evening, the fan was silent.

I will post updates for those interested as my saga unfolds.

Fingers crossed and counting my Superbowl winnings. smile.gif

ETA; I'd like to add that Oppo support was again superb in their prompt "2 hour" response time on Superbowl Sunday.
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Edited by Torqdog - 2/4/13 at 12:03am
post #10182 of 11017
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Originally Posted by Torqdog View Post


ETA; I'd like to add that Oppo support was again superb in their prompt "2 hour" response time on Superbowl Sunday.
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It's that kind of service that'll keep me buying Oppo.
post #10183 of 11017
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

Not a great idea, since the case is designed for cooling with the top in place. The heat builds up under the analog board, removing the cover might interfere with air flow under there.
It's the main processor not the DAC. Taking the cover off for an extended period of time could make the problem worse due to dust accumulating on the heat sink on top of the main processor. Then the fan might not be able to maintain a low enough temperature. In any event, hopefully the firmware update will solve Torqdog's problem.
post #10184 of 11017
Does the latest version of the firmware for the BDP-95 support 5.1 streaming from Netflix?
post #10185 of 11017
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post

Does the latest version of the firmware for the BDP-95 support 5.1 streaming from Netflix?

No.

-Bill
post #10186 of 11017
Thread Starter 
And unfortunately never will. The decoder is considered end-of-life by MediaTek so the only changes I would expect going forth is fixing bugs and other outstanding issues.
post #10187 of 11017
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Please download and install the MCU Only (http://download.oppodigital.com/BDP93/MCU_only.zip) and apply it to the player. If the MCU is not working properly or is out of date then the player may not perform proper instructions to the fan on the player.


Will it remove the 95 iso support the player now has? Is the install/refresh procedure the same as regular? I do have this version already installed previously. Does it mean that it somehow got corrupted w.r.t fan control?

Thanks
Edited by besthdef - 2/7/13 at 3:51am
post #10188 of 11017
Hi first time posting here. I have hdmi 1 output going to the tv and the 2nd going to the onkyo 885 for audio. On the 95 player hdmi audio was set to auto and tried bitstream, and on my onkyo is showing multichannel when playing bd movie. It doesn't show DTS HD or Dolby TRU HD. The 95 is showing DTS HD output, not the processor. Is this possible? Or do I have to 7.1 analog cables. I use the 2ch output analog of the player to listen to music.

Thanks for any help Sorry for my ignorance

Michael
post #10189 of 11017
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Originally Posted by besthdef View Post

Quote:
Please download and install the MCU Only (http://download.oppodigital.com/BDP93/MCU_only.zip) and apply it to the player. If the MCU is not working properly or is out of date then the player may not perform proper instructions to the fan on the player.


Will it remove the 95 iso support the player now has? Is the install/refresh procedure the same as regular? I do have this version already installed previously. Does it mean that it somehow got corrupted w.r.t fan control?

Thanks

 

This delicate question on ISO support is best handled by Oppo themselves. You'd really want to get a guarantee from them that ISO support will still be supported  before you proceed...

post #10190 of 11017
Hi all, I've had my Oppo BDP-95 for a few months now and have a consistent (kind of) problem.
Firstly, it's connected to my Samsung plasma via HDMI for video only (HDMI 1). The audio is connected to my Exposure stereo amplifier via RCA. I have tried both the dedicated analogue stereo outputs and the FR & FL outputs of the analogue MCOs.
My issue is constant sync problems between the video and audio. For the life of me, I can't seem to get them to match up perfectly, and what's worse is that in the same movie, in one scene the syncing will be extremely close and then in another scene the syncing will be very obviously out. In all cases, it seems that the video is lagging behind the audio (< 0.5s).
I've tried turning off all additional video processing features, on both the BDP and my TV (thinking it was some kind of processing delay on the video side of things. I've tried using the audio delay on the BDP, but firstly the manual states that audio processing is not active on the analogue stereo outputs and secondly, when using the analogue MCOs, because the syncing seems to be variable, a constant delay on the audio doesn't work consistently.
I don't have an AVR (in case someone was going to suggest that as a possible fix, as I'm aware they generally have a decent amount of processing features), nor do I currently intend to buy one.

Does anyone have some suggestions as to exactly what settings I should be using on the BDP-95, as I may have missed something basic when setting it up. Or aware of anything else that may be causing my issues (maybe a FW update/revert is required - I apparently have the latest FW version... BDP9x-AUS-74-0908).

Any help much appreciated as this is very distracting when trying to enjoy a movie frown.gif
Edited by spyne-aus - 2/9/13 at 3:36pm
post #10191 of 11017
^ Sync errors that vary scene by scene are ALMOST ALWAYS errors in the content your are playing. This happens a lot more often than most people realize, and indeed may represent errors that trace all the way back to the original theatrical release.

When testing sync you need to use content of known "correctness". I recommend using the A/V Sync test tracks on Disney's "WOW World of Wonder" calibration discs -- available in both SD-DVD and Blu-ray versions.
--Bob
post #10192 of 11017
As i read, it seems that some are upgrading to 105 for the sake of upgrading, is it that much in the opinoin of those considering, a need to do?

Totally happy with my 95 and 111FD, a perfect combination, im just curious
post #10193 of 11017
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Originally Posted by keefy6 View Post

As i read, it seems that some are upgrading to 105 for the sake of upgrading, is it that much in the opinoin of those considering, a need to do?

Totally happy with my 95 and 111FD, a perfect combination, im just curious

Some are, yes. However, I don't think you should upgrade unless the added features will be of value to you. Click here to read about the differences between them, i.e., the 93 and the 103. For me they are not. I don't have a 4k UHDTV yet (and by the time I do, there will probably be a new Blu-ray 4k spec rendering the 103/105 models old news anyway), I don't plan on listening with headphones until I upgrade my pre/pro to an XMC-1 which will offer its own "studio quality, high current stereo headphone output", I NEVER hear the 95's fan, I don't use Rhapsody, and though I'd like to have access to amazon streaming via the Roku and the 105's HDMI/MHL compatible input, it's not beneficial enough to justify the added cost and hassle selling my 95. Skip the 105 and perhaps even the 115 (or whatever Oppo will call the 105's successor) and wait if not just for the forthcoming BD 4k spec that I bet will be announced before the end of 2013. My 2 cents.
post #10194 of 11017
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Originally Posted by keefy6 View Post

As i read, it seems that some are upgrading to 105 for the sake of upgrading, is it that much in the opinoin of those considering, a need to do?

Totally happy with my 95 and 111FD, a perfect combination, im just curious
If it makes any difference, the 95 was given an "A+" rating from Stereophile magazine last year. It just doesn't get any better than A+.

See for yourselves HERE
post #10195 of 11017
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Originally Posted by keefy6 View Post

As i read, it seems that some are upgrading to 105 for the sake of upgrading, is it that much in the opinoin of those considering, a need to do?

Totally happy with my 95 and 111FD, a perfect combination, im just curious

There are always those that will have the latest player. I plan to have my 95 for a long time. I may get another player for movies and reserve the 95 as a music only device.
post #10196 of 11017
I don't use the digital volume control, so I have no use for the headphone amp. When I want to use phones, which is almost never, I use the headphone out on my Parasound P7 pre. The fan is an occasional annoyance that I have more or less forgotten about. I have my TV connected to an indoor powered antenna and the TV has an optical audio output that I could use with the 105 to listen to broadcast TV in DD 5.1 because I don't have a receiver. However, I almost never watch broadcast TV in my listening room nor do I have my player connected to the internet, so those features don't interest me. I could be interested if a listening and/or measurement A/B showed that the 105 analog outputs were better than the 95's, maybe due to the modified DAC configuration, different audio output stages, or better regulated power supply. I don't expect to see anything like that but if I did I would stand up and take notice. Even then I'm not sure my ears could detect subtle differences but then you never know. I hear differences in the DSD vs PCM output with the 95 on classical music SACD's, especially in the strings. I don't need to have the latest and greatest thing that makes its way to the marketplace. The 95 has everything that's important to me and then some.
Edited by davee70 - 2/11/13 at 11:33am
post #10197 of 11017
Over on the 103 thread there is a bunch of chatter about using sharpness +1 as it appears to be more accurate on HDMI 1 than using "0"

Has anyone checked the BDP-95 to see if the same thing applies?
post #10198 of 11017
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Originally Posted by JimP View Post

Over on the 103 thread there is a bunch of chatter about using sharpness +1 as it appears to be more accurate on HDMI 1 than using "0"

Has anyone checked the BDP-95 to see if the same thing applies?

For what? BD, DVD upconversion?
post #10199 of 11017
I think it's about BD playback.
post #10200 of 11017
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Originally Posted by JimP View Post

Over on the 103 thread there is a bunch of chatter about using sharpness +1 as it appears to be more accurate on HDMI 1 than using "0"

Has anyone checked the BDP-95 to see if the same thing applies?

I do *NOT* recommend changing Sharpness on the 93/95 from the default (0) value.

The situation on the 103/105 is still unclear. (OPPO is also checking.)
--Bob
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