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post #10741 of 11024
^ Should MBR even be able to work for that 2nd, larger partition? I forget what the limits are.
--Bob
post #10742 of 11024
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

The multiple partitions may be confusing the player, but I'm not sure why it would stop working after file additions.

Do both partitions appear on the OPPO?

-Bill


When I select "movies" on the menu:

The "USB symbol" appears with "Dvd-rw-station" behind.

When I press ok by then "Dvd-rw-station" appears with the "green arrow" (go upwards) is visible.

Then I cannot go further, only back with te return button.

post #10743 of 11024
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ Should MBR even be able to work for that 2nd, larger partition? I forget what the limits are.
--Bob


First partition 1,81TB, second partition 932GB.

2TB is the limit for the Oppo95 as I can remember

post #10744 of 11024
^ The chkdsk results notwithstanding, at this point I'd suggest reformatting that hard drive and recopying the set of files.
--Bob
post #10745 of 11024
I haven't listened to a multichannel SACD for a few months, and popped in Police Singles today and could only get 2 channel. I then tried Junior Wells TelARc "Come on in this House" (as an aside, astoundingly awesome album) and also nothing.

When I hit the audio select button on the remote, I just get the "unable to perform action" icon on the screen (circle with a slash)

I have not changed any of my settings, but there have been firmware updates - could this have changed something??

I went to the menu, and have the SACD priority set to multichannel

any ideas??

I finally have some free time to listen to music, and now dealing with this frustration!! Save my holiday....please

Thanks
post #10746 of 11024
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Originally Posted by blaven2 View Post

I haven't listened to a multichannel SACD for a few months, and popped in Police Singles today and could only get 2 channel. I then tried Junior Wells TelARc "Come on in this House" (as an aside, astoundingly awesome album) and also nothing.

Do you have the video output set for 1080? What does the OSD say about the the audio format and output?
post #10747 of 11024
I wonder if the player isn't detecting the SACD layers and is playing the Hybrid CD 2 channel layer. OSD should say.
post #10748 of 11024
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ The chkdsk results notwithstanding, at this point I'd suggest reformatting that hard drive and recopying the set of files.
--Bob


Thanks Bob.

PC is bussy to format, do not know how long it will take. Keep you informed.

post #10749 of 11024
Thanks for help and thoughts. I used some masculinity, turned it off, completely powered down, and turned it back on, and it is working fine again. No idea why, but the on/off trick works again, and now can enjoy my evening.

Thanks guys - enjoy the rest of the holiday.
post #10750 of 11024
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ The chkdsk results notwithstanding, at this point I'd suggest reformatting that hard drive and recopying the set of files.
--Bob


Did format the drive indeed, seems to works fine now!

Thanks a lot for help Bob.

post #10751 of 11024
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post


If chkdsk reports no problems and the disc mounts correctly on the PC, then I would call it undamaged. You are having some mysterious interaction with the OPPO.

-Bill


Did format the drive, seems to work fine now. Thank you for help Bill.

post #10752 of 11024
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ The chkdsk results notwithstanding, at this point I'd suggest reformatting that hard drive and recopying the set of files.

--Bob


Did format the drive indeed, seems to works fine now!
Thanks a lot for help Bob.

Great! Now you might want to try adding a few more files, being careful about your procedure on the PC (i.e., shut down the PC or "Eject" the drive before unplugging it from the PC)., and confirming the drive STILL works OK.
--Bob
post #10753 of 11024
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Flexx,
Confirm you have Video Setup > Primary Output = ANALOG.

Confirm TV System is set correctly (NTSC in the US).

Also, set 1080p/24 Output OFF.

If your TV has any setting(s) described as smoothing motion for movies, turn that OFF as well.

Did you do a Reset of the OPPO after the firmware install? If not, do that now:

1) Remove any disc. Jot down your settings (including the items above).

2) Go into Setup and Erase Persistent Storage. Then Reset Factory Defaults.

3) When that finishes, power down the player. Then pull the power plug for about 10 seconds. Do not skip this step.

4) Power up and re-enter your settings, including the items above.

5) Power down once more. Settings are saved during the power down cycle.

Check for the problem. If it is not fixed, get in touch with OPPO Tech Support. Include the info on how you are cabled for audio and video, the firmware versions installed (Setup > Device Setup > Firmware Information > ALL of the version lines), the info on the titles you are using to test this -- including if possible the bar code numbers from the disc packaging, and what you've discovered about how frequently the problem occurs, and the fact that it does not repeat if you back up and replay a scene.

While jotting down the firmware numbers, compare them against the numbers on the OPPO support page for the player to confirm that all three parts of the firmware are up to date (Main, Loader, and Sub/MCU). If any piece is not up to date OPPO can explain how to get the missing piece.

It is possible the player needs service, perhaps to clean the optical drive.

If you can test connected temporarily to an HDMI TV, that would be useful info, too. Change Primary Output to HDMI 1 or 2, according to which you are using.
--Bob

Thank you, I will try tomorrow with these additional steps. I have since reset factory defaults but not done the other steps. Still seeing the occasional dropped frame, which is sometimes (but not always) visible when an object moves laterally following a period of no movement. Weird. My player and TV are set up as you describe above. The thought of optical drive malfunction did cross my mind, but this was literally night/day after the firmware update and I've had no disc-reading issues. Almost seems like there has been an adjustment to the video processing/output. I IMMEDIATELY noticed it, but thought, well, it was the new blu-ray (I think it was The Hobbit Extended). However, now that I'm aware, I see it a few times with every movie, maybe a handful of times throughout a film's run time. Of course no one (but me) notices. I edit video, so I can spot a dropped frame easily.

I really hope the BDP-95 isn't failing me!
Edited by Flexx - 11/30/13 at 5:41pm
post #10754 of 11024
Flexx,
There is a new, and as yet unconfirmed, report in the 93 thread that some video issues with 3D playback in the the new firmware may be related to using the Wifi Dongle. Again, this new report is NOT confirmed yet.

This is just a shot in the dark, but if you have an easy test case exhibiting the problem on one of your discs, try disconnecting the Wifi Dongle (and Ethernet cable) and also turning Networking OFF in Setup. If THIS makes your problem go away, please do email OPPO Tech Support right away with the details -- i.e., what you were seeing and what you did that fixed it.
--Bob
post #10755 of 11024
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Flexx,
There is a new, and as yet unconfirmed, report in the 93 thread that some video issues with 3D playback in the the new firmware may be related to using the Wifi Dongle. Again, this new report is NOT confirmed yet.

This is just a shot in the dark, but if you have an easy test case exhibiting the problem on one of your discs, try disconnecting the Wifi Dongle (and Ethernet cable) and also turning Networking OFF in Setup. If THIS makes your problem go away, please do email OPPO Tech Support right away with the details -- i.e., what you were seeing and what you did that fixed it.
--Bob

Well I'll be damned...

Since your post, I turned off the internet connection and disconnected the Wifi dongle. I've watched several hours of blu-ray content and it's been rock solid. Statistically speaking I should have seen something by now, as every single disc I've played - old and new - since the FW update was exhibiting at least a handful of these very subtle frame drops/stutters. I will wait a few days to report to Oppo, but I'm fairly confident this is it. Thank you!

While this is a hopeful development, I'm disturbed by the possibility that there might be incoming/outgoing traffic to the player that is affecting performance.
post #10756 of 11024
^ I don't think it has anything to do with Networking, as we have another report from a poster experiencing the 3D issue that simply turning Networking OFF in Setup (but still leaving the Wifi Dongle plugged in) did *NOT* cure the problem.

I think there is something screwy going on with USB device management in this new firmware which is being triggered by the presence of that Wifi Dongle. Perhaps it is constantly de-activating and re-activating or some such. SOMETHING that is consuming processing time in the player and producing the various, oddball results people have spotted.

This is actually VERY good news, as once OPPO can replicate these results in the lab they'll be well on the way to isolating -- and fixing -- the problem.
--Bob
post #10757 of 11024
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ I don't think it has anything to do with Networking, as we have another report from a poster experiencing the 3D issue that simply turning Networking OFF in Setup (but still leaving the Wifi Dongle plugged in) did *NOT* cure the problem.

I think there is something screwy going on with USB device management in this new firmware which is being triggered by the presence of that Wifi Dongle. Perhaps it is constantly de-activating and re-activating or some such. SOMETHING that is consuming processing time in the player and producing the various, oddball results people have spotted.

This is actually VERY good news, as once OPPO can replicate these results in the lab they'll be well on the way to isolating -- and fixing -- the problem.
--Bob

I tried the differnt settings that you suggested in the 93 thread. I did not find that issue. I even tried 24P/48/60 etc. turned off the net and dongle thing. nothing.
I think there is an issue with the dongle thing. It was working fine for a while. but now when I use it. its speeds up on netflix and buffering issues on vudu. I use the ethernet for better connection at this time. this was even before the latest firmware update. I need to report to oppo as well.

Jacob
post #10758 of 11024
FLEXX,
At this point we still don't know if what you are seeing is specific to certain combinations of player hardware and Wifi Dongle hardware, so it's important to do testing on players that are KNOWN to experience the problem.

If you are up for it, here are a few things to try:

1) Plug the Wifi Dongle back in and turn Networking back ON for Wifi. Glitches Yea or Nay? This is most important -- i.e., does the problem come BACK if you re-insert the Wifi Dongle?

2) Leave the Wifi Dongle plugged in and just turn Networking OFF in Setup. Glitches Yea or Nay?

3) If you have Ethernet available near the player, unplug the Wifi Dongle, connect Ethernet cable, and enable Networking for Ethernet in Setup. Glitches Yea or Nay?

Also, WHAT ELSE (if anything) do you have attached to the USB and E-SATA ports of your 95?

Note that if this buggy interaction with the Wifi Dongle can be confirmed, it may not be faulty hardware, nor even faulty firmware. It may be the firmware install didn't "take" properly, and that's screwing up how the Wifi Dongle works. That would be consistent with the fact that some people don't seem to be having the problem, but it's still early days yet with this latest info. So, how did YOU install this firmware? Via Network install through that Wifi Dongle or via USB stick?

Also please go to Setup > Device Setup > Firmware Information and post the complete set of firmware version numbers displayed there. I want to check that all parts of your firmware got updated to the latest version when you did your Install.

Thanks! And be of good cheer. This type of bug is one of the hardest to find, and you may have helped track it to its lair!
--Bob
post #10759 of 11024
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

FLEXX,
At this point we still don't know if what you are seeing is specific to certain combinations of player hardware and Wifi Dongle hardware, so it's important to do testing on players that are KNOWN to experience the problem.

If you are up for it, here are a few things to try:

1) Plug the Wifi Dongle back in and turn Networking back ON for Wifi. Glitches Yea or Nay? This is most important -- i.e., does the problem come BACK if you re-insert the Wifi Dongle?

2) Leave the Wifi Dongle plugged in and just turn Networking OFF in Setup. Glitches Yea or Nay?

3) If you have Ethernet available near the player, unplug the Wifi Dongle, connect Ethernet cable, and enable Networking for Ethernet in Setup. Glitches Yea or Nay?

Also, WHAT ELSE (if anything) do you have attached to the USB and E-SATA ports of your 95?

Note that if this buggy interaction with the Wifi Dongle can be confirmed, it may not be faulty hardware, nor even faulty firmware. It may be the firmware install didn't "take" properly, and that's screwing up how the Wifi Dongle works. That would be consistent with the fact that some people don't seem to be having the problem, but it's still early days yet with this latest info. So, how did YOU install this firmware? Via Network install through that Wifi Dongle or via USB stick?

Also please go to Setup > Device Setup > Firmware Information and post the complete set of firmware version numbers displayed there. I want to check that all parts of your firmware got updated to the latest version when you did your Install.

Thanks! And be of good cheer. This type of bug is one of the hardest to find, and you may have helped track it to its lair!
--Bob

Thanks again, Bob. I will try to do more troubleshooting in the days ahead, but my days off are behind me - at least for a few weeks smile.gif

Just fyi, I have a very simple, clean set-up - nothing else connected to my BDP-95 other than the power, the wi-fi dongle (not any more), component video cables, and analog cables for the audio.

I wonder if it's advisable to have the wifi dongle and other digital connections disconnected whenever upgrading firmware...?
post #10760 of 11024
^ That's good info right there. Thanks! Do check and post your set of firmware version numbers when you get a chance. That's quick and easy.
--Bob
post #10761 of 11024
^ And just to confirm, you don't have any HDMI cables plugged in either, correct?

And how did you do your latest firmware install? Via that Wifi? Or via USB stick?
--Bob
post #10762 of 11024
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Originally Posted by Flexx View Post

I wonder if it's advisable to have the wifi dongle and other digital connections disconnected whenever upgrading firmware...?

No, that should never be necessary. Indeed many folks do their network firmware installs via Wifi. Now keep in mind we are hunting a bug here, so we might find anything, but the design intent is that you don't have to worry about such stuff during a firmware install.
--Bob
post #10763 of 11024
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Originally Posted by Jacob305 View Post

I tried the differnt settings that you suggested in the 93 thread. I did not find that issue. I even tried 24P/48/60 etc. turned off the net and dongle thing. nothing.
I think there is an issue with the dongle thing. It was working fine for a while. but now when I use it. its speeds up on netflix and buffering issues on vudu. I use the ethernet for better connection at this time. this was even before the latest firmware update. I need to report to oppo as well.

Jacob

Jacob, I've lost track. Are you experiencing the 3D playback issues or what? Or are you just concerned about your networking speed through the Wifi dongle?

If you are experiencing the video glitches, then try physically disconnecting EVERYTHING from the USB and E-SATA ports, including the Wifi Dongle. Also disconnect Ethernet (if cabled) and turn Networking OFF in Setup. Video glitches still present? Yea or Nay?

And the same question I asked FLEXX: How did you do this latest firmware install? Via Wifi? Via Ethernet? Via USB Stick?

And please go to Setup > Device Setup > Firmware Information and post all the lines of firmware version numbers displayed in there here so we can check that all parts of your firmware are updated correctly.
--Bob
post #10764 of 11024
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Jacob, I've lost track. Are you experiencing the 3D playback issues or what? Or are you just concerned about your networking speed through the Wifi dongle?

If you are experiencing the video glitches, then try physically disconnecting EVERYTHING from the USB and E-SATA ports, including the Wifi Dongle. Also disconnect Ethernet (if cabled) and turn Networking OFF in Setup. Video glitches still present? Yea or Nay?

And the same question I asked FLEXX: How did you do this latest firmware install? Via Wifi? Via Ethernet? Via USB Stick?

And please go to Setup > Device Setup > Firmware Information and post all the lines of firmware version numbers displayed in there here so we can check that all parts of your firmware are updated correctly.
--Bob
I thought that I was having the 3d issue. I dont think I am. I am having issue with the network speed with the dongle.

Jacob
post #10765 of 11024
^ OK, thanks for the clarification. Your networking issue with the Wifi might be related, but given all the things that can affect Wifi performance it may be something unrelated.
--Bob
post #10766 of 11024
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ And just to confirm, you don't have any HDMI cables plugged in either, correct?

And how did you do your latest firmware install? Via that Wifi? Or via USB stick?
--Bob

I did the FW update via WiFi - it was uneventful, everything looked like it took.

My FW info now on my BDP-95 - BDP9x-79-0910

Again, I have no HDMI cables connected, no hard drives, USB (other than WiFi dongle which I've since disconnected). Just connected via component for video and analog audio out.
post #10767 of 11024
^ OK, FLEXX, thanks for that additional info.

Please check in Setup > Device Setup > Firmware Information and report your other firmware version lines -- e.g., Loader, Sub/MCU. The firmware install actually comes in several pieces and I'm trying to confirm that all of your pieces match what should be in there after the 0910 Main firmware install. Thanks!
--Bob
post #10768 of 11024
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ OK, FLEXX, thanks for that additional info.

Please check in Setup > Device Setup > Firmware Information and report your other firmware version lines -- e.g., Loader, Sub/MCU. The firmware install actually comes in several pieces and I'm trying to confirm that all of your pieces match what should be in there after the 0910 Main firmware install. Thanks!
--Bob

Gotcha, ok...

Main Ver: BDP9x-79-0910
Loader Ver: CN0900 8530
Sub Ver: MCU95-08-0218
Chip Ver: 0C.00.01.00
NRD Ver: NRD2.1-MT110304
post #10769 of 11024
^ OK, thanks. No problems there. So if there WAS a problem with the install, it's not that it failed to update one of the parts.

If you get a chance to try the other tests I mentioned above (like trying with the Wifi Dongle put back in to see if the problem comes back) please do post your results. But I realize you might not be able to get to that. With any luck will got some other confirmation on this soon. Thanks again for helping!
--Bob
post #10770 of 11024
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ OK, thanks. No problems there. So if there WAS a problem with the install, it's not that it failed to update one of the parts.

If you get a chance to try the other tests I mentioned above (like trying with the Wifi Dongle put back in to see if the problem comes back) please do post your results. But I realize you might not be able to get to that. With any luck will got some other confirmation on this soon. Thanks again for helping!
--Bob

You're very welcome, Bob, thanks again for the insight. Had some family over this afternoon, more watching, ZERO frame drops via component, my usual viewing format. Will try to do more tests this coming week.
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