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post #10291 of 16359
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

Email OPPO support and/or call them Monday.

i most certainly will.
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

First make sure you have HDMI CEC turned off in the OPPO. The power down commands may be coming to it over HDMI from another device (e.g., AVR or TV). See Setup > Device Setup.

Also make sure you have fresh batteries in the OPPO remote -- inserted the correct way around.

If that doesn't fix it then try a complete reset on the OPPO:

1) Remove any disc. Jot down your settings.

2) In Setup > Device Setup, Erase Persistent Storage.

3) Then Reload Factory Defaults.

4) Exit Setup and power down the OPPO normally.

5) Then pull the power plug for about 10 seconds <-- do not skip this step.

6) Power up and test function with the remote again.

Since you are having the problem with more than one remote, it is unlikely to be a problem in the remote itself.

With any luck, by the time you finish trying the above, you'll have heard back from OPPO Tech Support with additional suggestions.

On the face of it, though, it sounds like your player will need Warranty service.
--Bob

i will give it a shot and let you guys know how it goes.
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Originally Posted by JazzGuyy View Post

Do you have CEC turned on? Do other elements in your system have CEC? Strange things can happen with multiple CEC devices from different manufacturers. I would check this first and if that isn't it, contact Oppo.

i haven't checked yet, but will do that first. the odd thing is, it's never been a problem until just this past weekend. that's why it's so perplexing. the oppo's been fine until a few days ago.
post #10292 of 16359
Good morning gentlemen , New Oppo 103 owner here and absolutely loving it . Had a question as far as if your running HDMI 1 for video and and 2 for audio ? I noticed Oppo reccomends it in the owners manual. Also if you are do you have to run the HDMI cable that Oppo supplies for HDMI 1 for video ? I noticed it has a little different configuration to it. Thanks in advance . Also I'm running a integera 80.3 so how would I configure my HDMI connection running seperate audio and video HDMI cables . I've got my cable box and 103 connected to it now with only one HDMI running to my Kuro assigned .
post #10293 of 16359
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Nope, not in the current firmware. Use Rewind, Speed 1 instead to back up a bit.

(Some Blu-ray discs include an "Eh? I missed that!" feature which is part of the disc's BD-Java programming (as opposed to something the OPPO implements): Press the Yellow button and the disc will not only back up a bit but it will temporarily enable the Subtitles during the portion replayed.)
--Bob

Thanks, I didn't use this feature a lot on the Panny and like the way the Oppo implemented the "Subtitles" where you can bring them up so quickly so I guess this makes up for it?
post #10294 of 16359
I've only had it three days, and I'll keep it because of the spectacular video.
But switching between dvd and cable (HDMI 1 on rear) causes it to freeze and require power down/up reboot.
Also, if I turn the TV on before turning on the Oppo, nothing is displayed on the TV. (Samsung 55" led). Apparently the TV must be on first, then turn on the Oppo, or the HDMI connection fails.
I don't have a problem with these minor annoyances, but it's going to be pretty hard to get my family to learn these little kinks. Particularly because when you power down the oppo it comes back on in the default DVD mode and you have to change inputs to get the cable signal. Plus, you can't edit the name of HDMI 1 Rear to something they'll understand like Cable.
Oh well.
post #10295 of 16359
Question? Should i upgrade my oppo bdp-103 Stock Hdmi cable to ??????? i was told to get a different hdmi cable than the stock one ..Any advice on Better Hdmi cable??? smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif
post #10296 of 16359
Who told you to upgrade? I've never had issues with any of their cables. If it is the length you need and 1080P60 works I wouldn't bother. What would you expect to change?
post #10297 of 16359
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Originally Posted by TheFactor View Post

Good morning gentlemen , New Oppo 103 owner here and absolutely loving it . Had a question as far as if your running HDMI 1 for video and and 2 for audio ? I noticed Oppo reccomends it in the owners manual. Also if you are do you have to run the HDMI cable that Oppo supplies for HDMI 1 for video ? I noticed it has a little different configuration to it. Thanks in advance . Also I'm running a integera 80.3 so how would I configure my HDMI connection running seperate audio and video HDMI cables . I've got my cable box and 103 connected to it now with only one HDMI running to my Kuro assigned .
The primary reasons for using both HDMI outputs on the BDP-103 are:

1) If your receiver / pre-pro doesn't support 3D but your display does. This doesn't apply in your case, as your Integra 80.3 will pass 3D through (and your Kuro doesn't do 3D anyway).
2) If your receiver / pre-pro doesn't support 4K video but your display does. This doesn't apply in your case, as your Integra 80.3 supports 4K video (and your Kuro doesn't do 4K anyway).
3) If you want to send SACD DSD audio to your receiver / pre-pro instead of converting it to LPCM in the Oppo. Because of the QDEO chip used on HDMI 1, the Oppo can't bitstream DSD on HDMI 1, but can on HDMI 2. I believe your Integra 80.3 will accept DSD over HDMI, so this might be a consideration.
4) Odd HDMI handshake issues that can be addressed by using the dual HDMI outputs.

So in your case, you should only use both HDMI outputs if #3 or #4 applies.

You don't have to use the HDMI cable that Oppo supplies. If it's the right length for your application, then by all means use it if you don't have another HDMI cable to use.
post #10298 of 16359
I got around to upgrading the firmware a week or so ago and have left the machine on repeat for much of that time to run in. I've had one recurrence of videos freezing, but this time it was a different video that hung the player and it was on maybe the tenth run through of the playlist. I think, but haven't tested yet, that it may be related to playing a sequence of videos and then changing the input on the TV whilst they continue to play audio through my DAC. Although that works most of the time it may be changing inputs on the TV at the same time as the Oppo is changing tracks or sample rates that causes the issue. I was able to power the unit off and on to reset it with the power button this time, which is easier than getting access to the power cable. If it's just that combination of simultaneous events that causes the problem then it's not a big deal.

I've had one other issue. I ejected a blu-ray data disc whilst it was still playing music (flac) and inserted a movie DVD. The player got stuck thinking there was a data disc in the machine when there wasn't and I had to switch it off and on again. When it came back on I got the blue power led, but no display on the unit and a blank screen on the TV. The unit wouldn't respond to any buttons I pressed on the remote except power. I turned it off again, left it for 10 seconds, then turned it back on again and this time the movie started.
post #10299 of 16359
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Originally Posted by Denniswrly View Post

Question? Should i upgrade my oppo bdp-103 Stock Hdmi cable to ??????? i was told to get a different hdmi cable than the stock one ..Any advice on Better Hdmi cable??? smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

If it's working correctly, then it's fine. No need to spend more on a cable.
post #10300 of 16359
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Originally Posted by Denniswrly View Post

Question? Should i upgrade my oppo bdp-103 Stock Hdmi cable to ??????? i was told to get a different hdmi cable than the stock one ..Any advice on Better Hdmi cable??? smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

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Originally Posted by obie_fl View Post

Who told you to upgrade? I've never had issues with any of their cables. If it is the length you need and 1080P60 works I wouldn't bother. What would you expect to change?
Magnolia design rep?
post #10301 of 16359
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Originally Posted by Denniswrly View Post


Magnolia design rep?
Let me guess he had the perfect $500 cable to replace it.
post #10302 of 16359
The only reason to replace the HDMI cable provided by OPPO with the player would be if you need a longer cable.
--Bob
post #10303 of 16359
Magnolia- HDMI cable for $50-80. Monoprice-HDMI cable for $5. Oppo cable- free with purchase. Equal quality. He wanted to sell you overpriced cable because, well, that's what they do there.
post #10304 of 16359
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Originally Posted by era View Post

I've only had it three days, and I'll keep it because of the spectacular video.
But switching between dvd and cable (HDMI 1 on rear) causes it to freeze and require power down/up reboot.
Also, if I turn the TV on before turning on the Oppo, nothing is displayed on the TV. (Samsung 55" led). Apparently the TV must be on first, then turn on the Oppo, or the HDMI connection fails.
I don't have a problem with these minor annoyances, but it's going to be pretty hard to get my family to learn these little kinks. Particularly because when you power down the oppo it comes back on in the default DVD mode and you have to change inputs to get the cable signal. Plus, you can't edit the name of HDMI 1 Rear to something they'll understand like Cable.
Oh well.

Welcome! And thanks for reposting your question in this thread.

First check what firmware you have in the player: Setup > Device Setup > Firmware Information.

The latest "official" firmware for the player will have a Main version number that ends in 0422. If you have something older you should definitely update.

However, since you are using the HDMI Inputs, I STRONGLY suggest you instead install the current "Public Beta" firmware which ends in 0522B. To do that, download that version from the OPPO Digital web site for USB install and install is using a USB stick:

http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-103/blu-ray-BDP-103-Support.aspx

VERY IMPORTANT: After installing the 0522B Public Beta firmware you must do a Reset Factory Defaults for proper operation, so jot down your settings first so you can re-enter them more easily.



It is quite common for TVs to have problems with HDMI if the TV is not turned on first. In fact the rule of thumb for HDMI is to power things up in the reverse order of the signal flow -- i.e., TV, wait, then AVR, wait, then source device.

Basically what's going on is that the HDMI handshake is starting up before the TV has its act together, and so it gets confused.

There may be a firmware update for your Samsung that helps with this (see the Owner's Thread here for your model). Another common approach is to use something like a Harmony programmable remote which can be set to impose a particular order in which devices turn on, along with power on delays.

Another workaround for now is simply to force a new handshake now that the TV is fully awake. The easiest way to do that is to use the Resolution button on the OPPO remote (bottom left). Press Resolution and the current output resolution will show in the Front panel (usually 1080p). While that is showing, use Up/Down arrow to change to something else -- say 1080i, and then Enter to select that. Once it takes effect you can then just change back to 1080p.
--Bob
post #10305 of 16359
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Originally Posted by TheFactor View Post

Good morning gentlemen , New Oppo 103 owner here and absolutely loving it . Had a question as far as if your running HDMI 1 for video and and 2 for audio ? I noticed Oppo reccomends it in the owners manual. Also if you are do you have to run the HDMI cable that Oppo supplies for HDMI 1 for video ? I noticed it has a little different configuration to it. Thanks in advance . Also I'm running a integera 80.3 so how would I configure my HDMI connection running seperate audio and video HDMI cables . I've got my cable box and 103 connected to it now with only one HDMI running to my Kuro assigned .

For most folks, the only reason to use dual HDMI cabling is because they want to use a type of video that their AVR can't handle -- e.g., they have a 3D display and the AVR can't pass 3D video.

Assuming that's not the case for you, I suggest you keep things "simple" and cable the HDMI 1 output of the OPPO to your Integra. Then use the normal output of the Integra to your display.

If you want to use the dual HDMI cabling, then you would cable HDMI 1 output from the OPPO direct to another HDMI input on your display. You would also connect the HDMI 2 output of the OPPO to your Integra for audio. Set Dual HDMI Output to SPLIT A/V in the OPPO.

To switch to using the OPPO when cabled that way you will now need to do 2 things: Change the Integra to play audio from the OPPO and change the Display to play video from the OPPO.
--Bob
post #10306 of 16359
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

First of all, the OPPO players only ever play digital audio content. EVERYTHING they play originates as digital audio. The player has NO ANALOG AUDIO INPUTS, and no ability to play, e.g., vinyl records squished into its disc tray.

One way or another, EVERY piece of digital audio content you play has to be converted to Analog before your speakers can function. The speakers are analog devices.

If you use the Analog outputs of the OPPO then the OPPO is doing conversion of digital audio to Analog output. Using its own DACs. Always. There's no other way for a signal to get to those outputs.

If you connect the Analog audio outputs of the OPPO to devices which DO NOT RE-DIGITIZE that Analog signal, then -- of course -- the signal stays Analog all the way to the speakers. This is just a tautology.

If you connect the Analog audio outputs of the OPPO to any device in the signal path (i.e., between the OPPO and the speakers) which *DOES* RE-DIGITIZE that Analog signal, then, of course, the signal becomes digital at that point. However, at some point it STILL has to be converted BACK to Analog before the speakers can function. In a typical sound processing AVR, such as one that re-digitizes Analog audio input so that it can apply surround sound processing or room correction, or etc., etc., the conversion BACK to Analog is done by the DACs in that AVR. Again, if the signal gets re-digitized at any point then the signal MUST be converted BACK to Analog at some subsequent point. And that happens using the DACs in some other device -- i.e., a device at or beyond the point of re-digitization.

So Analog output from the OPPO, re-digitized in the AVR for processing, and converted back to Analog for output from the AVR is audio that has been processed By BOTH sets of DACs -- first the OPPO's and then the AVR's. Again, ALWAYS.

Now, that sound processing AVR may provide an "analog direct/bypass" choice (either a menu setting or a particular combo of inputs/outputs) which prevents it from re-digitizing the Analog input from the OPPO. If so, then the signal stays Analog, and the AVRs DACs are not involved at all in the output. The only DACs involved are the ones in the OPPO. But, of course, that also means you must forego any sound processing the AVR could otherwise offer if you HAD let it re-digitize that Analog audio input.

Even if the signal stays Analog all the way from the OPPO's output jacks to the speakers, it is still possible for other things in the audio chain to screw up the audio. Obviously. Just imagine a cheap or faulty amp, or a cheap or broken speaker. Re-digitizing, processing, and converting back to Analog is by no means the worst that can happen to your eager young audio signal as it goes out into the world from the OPPO's jacks to seek fame and fortune.



This is the 103 thread, but your question is about the 105, so I'll answer your other question with respect to the 105.

If you want to use the Dedicated Stereo Analog outputs of the OPPO 105 (either the RCA pair of the XLR pair) and still have the OPPO do time-alignment (distance adjustment) for the speakers then:

1) Cable your chosen Dedicated Stereo pair (RCA or XLR) to your stereo amp or to a pre-amp or AVR set to NOT re-digitize that input.

2) Do NOT cable the Subwoofer output of the 105, or any of the other jacks of the multi-channel Analog output set. (I'm assuming you want "real" stereo here -- 2.0, not 2.1 speakers.)

3) Set Audio Processing > Stereo Signal to FRONT LEFT/RIGHT. This configures the Dedicated Stereo Analog outputs of the 105 to respond to the Speaker Configuration settings of the multi-channel Analog output set which would normally apply to the Left Front / Right Front output jacks of that set.

4) In Speaker Configuration, set Left Front and Right Front to LARGE, and set the correct distance.

5) In Speaker Configuration, set Down-Mix to STEREO. (NOTE: As a side effect, this also sets Subwoofer to OFF, but see the next step.)

6) In Speaker Configuration, set Subwoofer to ON (even though it is not cabled). This is to reproduce the type of Stereo down-mix that normally happens for the Dedicated Stereo Analog outputs, where any LFE content in multi-channel tracks is deliberately discarded to avoid having to apply excessive "down-mix attenuation" (which would raise the "noise floor"). Set the distance for Subwoofer to be the average of the LF/RF speaker distances (won't really matter, but just giving you a choice to use.)

7) Set SACD Output PCM. This is necessary because using DSD-Direct-to-Analog conversion in the OPPO (e.g. SACD Output DSD) bypasses all audio processing in the OPPO -- including that speaker distance adjustment you are trying to implement here.

8) Do *NOT* use the USB Asynchronous DAC Input for playback. As in (7) above, using that Input jack results in digital audio being sent directly to the 105's DACs -- bypassing audio processing. Thus no distance adjustment.

When you play stereo content, the output on your Analog jack pair from the OPPO will have the speaker distance adjusted DIGITALLY before the OPPO's DACs do the conversion to Analog for output. (Distance adjustment is simply a relative timing delay between the outputs.)

When you play multi-channel content, the same thing will happen to the result of the STEREO down-mix of that content -- all of which happens digitally before the OPPO's DACs to their thing.
--Bob

Bob,

Thanks for the layout. The pathway questions were being asked universally to 103 & 105 for the multi-channel RCAs. So basically, short of level adjustment & distances, there is no EQ setting mirroring we can input into the Oppo from setting we observed in our Preamplifiers?

///Arash
post #10307 of 16359
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Originally Posted by Arashjahn View Post

Bob,

Thanks for the layout. The pathway questions were being asked universally to 103 & 105 for the multi-channel RCAs. So basically, short of level adjustment & distances, there is no EQ setting mirroring we can input into the Oppo from setting we observed in our Preamplifiers?

///Arash

I'm not sure I know what you mean by EQ setting, but the Rule of Thumb is that for any given method of listening you only want things like Crossover processing and speaker distance adjustment (time alignment) to be done ONCE.

In the case of the OPPO, the Speaker Configuration settings only apply to its multichannel Analog outputs. So if you are listening to some OTHER type of audio from the OPPO then those Speaker Configuration settings are ignored, and, instead, you should be making the same sort of settings in your AVR.

When listening to the multichannel Analog outputs of the OPPO the question you need to ask is whether or not your AVR is processing that input signal. Typically only higher-end AVRs will even offer that, and when they do, such processing almost certainly requires that they first re-digitize the Analog signal on input, then process it, then convert it back to Analog for output. Now, you may very well WANT that to happen. For example, that's exactly what I do with multichannel Analog input from the OPPO 105 into my Anthem Statement D2v so that I can take advantage of Anthem Room Correction (ARC) processing even for that input.

And if so, then you want to set the Speaker Configuration in the OPPO so that the OPPO is not ALSO trying to process that multichannel Analog output. To do that, in the OPPO:

1) Set all speakers LARGE and the Subwoofer ON.

2) Set all speakers/Sub equidistant -- any distance will do so long as they are all the same. For example, leave them all at the default 12 ft setting.

3) Set all speakers/Sub to 0dB Volume Trim

4) Set the Down-Mix to match the cabling in use to your AVR. If you've cabled 5.1 to the AVR, set it to 5.1. You can leave it set that way regardless of the content you are playing.

Since all Speakers are LARGE the Crossover setting is ignored. I suggest you leave it at the default 80Hz.



However, for MOST people their AVR will NOT be processing multichannel Analog input. And so you do it in the OPPO instead. Set Speakers LARGE or SMALL according to whether you want Crossover processing done for them. Set a Crossover frequency. Set the speaker distances to match reality, and set the speaker volume trims. Again, all these settings only affect the multichannel Analog outputs, so it won't alter what's happening on HDMI audio for example.

Now, when doing that, you may find it easiest to copy the choices you made in your AVR for its processing of digital audio. For example, the speaker distance settings and a choice of Crossover.

Volume trims should be checked using an SPL meter and a calibration disc, such as the LPCM Channel ID test tracks from AIX Audio Calibration, Blu-ray.

Pay particularly attention to the Subwoofer volume trim level as you may need to correct for the amount of "boost" automatically applied by your AVR.
--Bob
post #10308 of 16359
I figured this is the best place to ask this...

I'm the satisfied owner of a BDP-83, but have been considering an upgrade. I do a lot of streaming and watching of digital files, and the BDP-83 has a fantastic upscaler when I compare it with just a maximized window on a PC. So I'm not sure that a HTPC is right for me - I may build one out of a raspberry Pi so that I can run emulators, though smile.gif But regardless, the experience of browsing through media on the BDP-83 is pretty torturous.

So I'm wondering if anyone here can speak to the quality of the upscaler in the BDP-103, and/or the experience of watching files that are being served over the network. It would be great to have a Roku Streaming Stick and run Plex off it, but it would suck to need to spend another $100 on top of the $500 price (minus the resale value of the BDP-83). Have there been any interface improvements in the 103, or is it still just browsing by folder? I take it that aside from Netflix and whatever else is pre-loaded, there's no support for a native Plex or XBMC app? 'Cause that would make this the one-stop solution, for certain...
post #10309 of 16359
^ If you go to the OPPO Digital web site, you'll see they have a special bundle price for the ROKU Streaming Stick -- partly due to the fact that the bundle does NOT include the ROKU game controller. (You use the normal OPPO remote for controlling the Stick for movie/music viewing.)

We've been told by XBMC users here that there's support for the 103 being incorporated into the current XBMC Beta, but I don't know any more about the status of that.

No native PLEX support.

A number of folks have reported good luck using JRiver as a server app with the JRiver controller app on some other device.

OPPO has its own Media Controller app in development for IOS devices. You can use the current version of that if you install the 0522B Public Beta firmware in the 103 player.

Your 83 has better upscaling for SD-DVD. The 103 has better upscaling for other stuff (e.g., media files), as well as supporting more media file formats.
--Bob
post #10310 of 16359
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^
....... Your 83 has better upscaling for SD-DVD. The 103 has better upscaling for other stuff (e.g., media files), as well as supporting more media file formats.
--Bob

I never owned an 83, only the 93 prior to my current 103. It would be interesting to learn in what way the 83´s upscaling for SD-SVD is better, i.e. how does this superiority manifest itself?
post #10311 of 16359
The difference is really in de-interlacing performance (de-interlacing has to come before upscaling), the actual upscaling in the 103, after de-interlacing is superior -- no ringing.
--Bob
post #10312 of 16359
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

It is quite common for TVs to have problems with HDMI if the TV is not turned on first. In fact the rule of thumb for HDMI is to power things up in the reverse order of the signal flow -- i.e., TV, wait, then AVR, wait, then source device.

Basically what's going on is that the HDMI handshake is starting up before the TV has its act together, and so it gets confused.
One thing that drove me crazy was that from time to time, I wouldn't be able to get an HDMI connection from the Oppo to the TV...and when that happened, the connection to my TiVo was also broken. The only solution was to unplug the Oppo, power down everything else, and start over.

I finally realized that this only happened on the very rare occasions when I turned on the Oppo first (I use a Harmony, and almost always start with the TiVo, then later switch to the Oppo). I guess the Oppo is just much more finicky about the HDMI handshake than the TiVo. So now I just make sure to turn on the system with the TiVo, even if I then switch directly to the Oppo.
post #10313 of 16359
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ If you go to the OPPO Digital web site, you'll see they have a special bundle price for the ROKU Streaming Stick -- partly due to the fact that the bundle does NOT include the ROKU game controller. (You use the normal OPPO remote for controlling the Stick for movie/music viewing.)

We've been told by XBMC users here that there's support for the 103 being incorporated into the current XBMC Beta, but I don't know any more about the status of that.

On the first point, yeah, it's still an extra $50 frown.gif
But, it may be a necessary evil. Got a response from Oppo's amazingly fast + clear Customer Service: "We are not looking at integrating the player with XMBC, Plex, or other program which is designed to more organically organize a customer's library. The main reason for this is that we are a small company and we do not have the engineering time or expertise to create our own, and there are many licensing issues with using XBMC and similar programs which make them unusable by us."

So, what's meant by "support for the 103 being incorporated" - maybe just on the server side, so that if the Oppo accesses the XBMC library it can be browsed the way XBMC organizes it, rather than as just a vanilla file structure? Or maybe it's at the level of MHL? Heck, if I could just run a long MHL cable and connect my computer to the Oppo, that'd be good enough I think!
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I'm a new owner of BDP-103 smile.gif and I have a couple of (I hope) simple questions regarding audio file playback.

I am very happy that it appears to stream flac files from my NAS flawlessly, whether using the network share or media server. I even like the display.

However, as happy as I am, I was disappointed to see that it does not support gapless playback. A quick search of this thread seems to indicate that I can work around this with the use of cue sheets (and I think the latest beta firmware). I have no experience whatsoever with that, but I found an online tool that I believe will read though all of my folders and generate a cue sheet for whatever files are in each folder. Is that all I would need to do?

Hopefully gapless support might be supported with a future firmware update.

Second minor question, is there any way to manually engage the screen saver? I notice that it never kicks in when playing audio, and the Oppo doesn't move the image around at all and, well, you know.

Thanks,

- Mark

EDIT: Found the separate thread about cue file / gapless
Edited by chileboy - 7/15/13 at 12:08pm
post #10315 of 16359
^ Pure Mode (Pure button, upper left on the remote) will blank the video output. Very useful during music playback. Press Pure again to get video back.

The Front Panel display also goes to black in Pure Mode. If you want to see the stuff displayed in there, the Light button (bottom right on the remote) will, as a side effect, also wake up the Front Panel display for a few seconds.
--Bob
post #10316 of 16359
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ Pure Mode (Pure button, upper left on the remote) will blank the video output. Very useful during music playback. Press Pure again to get video back.

The Front Panel display also goes to black in Pure Mode. If you want to see the stuff displayed in there, the Light button (bottom right on the remote) will, as a side effect, also wake up the Front Panel display for a few seconds.
--Bob
Oh yeah, I guess I should have thought of that - thank you!
post #10317 of 16359
Thanks Gsr and Bob for taking the time to answer my questions . Very happy with the way everything is setup now . I was just reading the owners manual and Oppo suggested that you run HDMI 1 and 2 to get the best video and audio that's why I was wondering . But everything sounds and looks great now anyway but figured I'd ask .
Thanks again
post #10318 of 16359
I received one of these bluray players a few weeks ago and had it setup in the 'recommended' split a/v configuration. Had a hdmi cable I got from amazon to the TV from HDMI 1 out, and the stock HDMI cable that came with the bluray player going to my Yamaha AVR out HDMI 2. Issues I had:

Initially, every movie I start, the first couple seconds of audio would be lost for some reason. Didn't think much of it until yesterday when the issue became radically worse. Audio was literally dropping out for 2-3 seconds every 10 seconds.

I decided to remove the stock HDMI cable and go back to a single HDMI setup, using the amazon HDMI cable in HDMI 2. To my surprise, this corrected the issue with the audio cutting out, and also stopped cutting off the first couple seconds and starts at the same time you see the picture. I then also tried out the stock HDMI cable solo plugged into HDMI 1, and the audio cut off at the beginning again.

I feel like I was provided with a faulty HDMI cable, and if the fix is to just replace it then that is fine, but has anyone else experienced this?
post #10319 of 16359
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Originally Posted by 117olddude View Post

Magnolia- HDMI cable for $50-80. Monoprice-HDMI cable for $5. Oppo cable- free with purchase. Equal quality. He wanted to sell you overpriced cable because, well, that's what they do there.

Huge margins on cables. He gets a commission on most of the cost of the cable
post #10320 of 16359
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Originally Posted by lilfurbal View Post


I feel like I was provided with a faulty HDMI cable, and if the fix is to just replace it then that is fine, but has anyone else experienced this?
There is nothing that I know about how HDMI works that explains your results, but I would go with it anyway. smile.gif
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