If you really want to bring a feature request to OPPO's attention, send it to them. There is a contact form on their web page.
Guys, how often do you come across Blu-ray discs that don't support resume?
The Oppo manual states: "Some Blu-ray Discs do not support resuming and will always play from the beginning."
One thing I've always liked about DVD is being able to save the position I was at when I left off watching a movie. If I switch to Blu-ray, am I going to lose this ability for a number of movies?
Yeah, I know it's not specific to OPPO.
Not having resume IMHO is a good reason not to get Blu-Ray. It would make watching a movie a PITA if you don't finish it all in one sitting. I'm surprised this isn't a priority for Blu-Ray to fix.
It reminds me how disappointed I was that HD-DVD didn't win the format war :( (Seems like prices would be cheaper today with HD-DVD and we'd still have the great features of DVD). I'd rather have lower disc capacity with DVD features than what Blu-Ray offes personally. Blu-Ray seems too riddled with DRM and it has ruined the format and experience for consumers. But not having a Resume feature is really inexcusable IMHO.
Wait a minute -- the Streaming Stick can't make use of the wired connection available with the BDP-103? I assumed it would just access the internet via the OPPO wired connection. Does the Streaming Stick REQUIRE wireless?
I absolutely will be using WIRED network. So if Streaming Stick does not allow WIRED, then my buying decision is made easy.
On the DVD player I have now (an Onkyo which has been a stellar performer for me), I have a memory setting feature. If I press the button on the remote, that point in the movie is saved in memory and when I next start the disc, I can tell the player to resume from that point. HEAVEN! Frankly, I won't even be playing Blu-ray if all the discs don't have this feature. It's so disappointing how the movie studios have ruined the high-def disc format :(
Problem though is you still got to wade through unskippable content most of the time just to get to the menu screen. Studios have ruined the format. IMHO you got a problem when a person prefers lesser VQ because the format is so crippled with DRM and "forced-viewing" of stuff you've seen a million times already and don't want to have to sit through again.
LOL. If they were teachable, they wouldn't be spending so much on anti-piracy but instead would be spending on venues for people to purchase and use the content they buy in "legal" ways.
I just find it too onerous to not have resume, so not using it is solely to make me happy :)
**but ultimately it would teach them if enough people didn't buy/rent Blu-ray :)