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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Well...when Kurt at BlueJeans speaks I listen respectfully: What's the Matter with HDMI? As I recall he would have preferred SDI.

Sorry: off topic.

-Bill

Great articles indeed on HDMI. All my cables are from BlueJeans.

Back to our regularly scheduled programing biggrin.gif
post #13022 of 16446
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Very good! So it was a cable length issue?

When in doubt: always suspect HDMI.

-Bill
Bill, is the 3ft/1M minimum cable length guideline a good one in general, or was it something about this particular setup that made it relevant?

The HDMI transmitter/receiver chips are built to treat 6 feet (2 meters) as the typical length between any two devices. Basically the chips try to compensate for what happens to the signal as it traverses the length of the cable, and 6 feet is their design point.

Now just as many folks use longer cables without problems, other folks use shorter cables without problems. But for the best odds, sticking to 6 foot cables (where possible) is the way to go.

EXCEPTION: The Redmere technology cables include an active circuit at one end -- they are directional, so have to be plugged in the right way round -- which effectively makes the cable look like a 6 foot cable regardless of its actual length.

And of course all of your HDMI cables should be high speed cables: Marked either "High Speed", or "For 1080p", or "Category 2", which all mean the same thing.

Note that daisy chaining cables, or putting them through adapters or wall plates, can produce problems. The fan out of the wires to make the plug, and the fan in of the wires into the next piece of the signal path is enough to alter the "expected" change in the signal along that path. As above, many folks will be lucky and have no such problems. But eliminating adapters, wall plates, HDMI switches, or other gizmos in the signal path will increase your allotment of "lucky".
--Bob
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is this oppo worth 3 times the price of a Panasonic DMP BDT500?  I'm in the market and, on the surface, both tick the required boxes.

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is this oppo worth 3 times the price of a Panasonic DMP BDT500?  I'm in the market and, on the surface, both tick the required boxes.

Could you give us any less information on your needs?

-Bill
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Less is more?I'd rank my priorities as:

2D DVDs

3D Blu Rays

A bit of Web (wifi) browsing/Youtube.

TV broadcasts via HD STB (when I get one)

CDs

5:1 analog output - decent sound to my Mordant Short 5.1 speakers is important for all sources.

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This thread is about Oppo and the people on this thread (99%) are Oppo users. We all chose Oppo for its excellent design, parameters and after sales service from Oppo. So basically buy whatever you like, but here you will read about Oppo from people who are generally a step or two above buying the mass market products of Sony, Panasonic, LG et al for their DVD, Bluray, SACD etc gratification.
post #13027 of 16446
This recent thread is worth browsing: What Are Your Favorite Blu-ray Players?

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No question, the oppo. I am a total idiot for not buying one sooner.

-Bill
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Originally Posted by sirhc55 View Post

This thread is about Oppo and the people on this thread (99%) are Oppo users. We all chose Oppo for its excellent design, parameters and after sales service from Oppo. So basically buy whatever you like, but here you will read about Oppo from people who are generally a step or two above buying the mass market products of Sony, Panasonic, LG et al for their DVD, Bluray, SACD etc gratification.

I would add to that buy it and keep it for 2-3 years until the next Oppo you like comes out and SELL the first one for 50-60% of what you paid for it. My 103 cost me ~$200 after I sound the 83 it replaced.
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Originally Posted by sirhc55 View Post

This thread is about Oppo and the people on this thread (99%) are Oppo users. We all chose Oppo for its excellent design, parameters and after sales service from Oppo. So basically buy whatever you like, but here you will read about Oppo from people who are generally a step or two above buying the mass market products of Sony, Panasonic, LG et al for their DVD, Bluray, SACD etc gratification.


Oh sorry for asking sir, you appear to speak on behalf the thread and I should have known my place instead of mentioning a such a lowly product within these hallowed walls...

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^ When you ask in an Owner's Thread it would be bizarre to get replies back saying, Nah, we Hate it. biggrin.gif

HOWEVER, there's a help me pick a player thread where folks hang out who like to opine on just such questions:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/959985/official-help-me-choose-a-player-thread-cant-decide-start-here

I'll also add that if you want to see what all the fuss is about, OPPO Digital offers an easy return period for players purchased direct from their web site. All you risk is the shipping.
--Bob
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Originally Posted by sirhc55 View Post

This thread is about Oppo and the people on this thread (99%) are Oppo users. We all chose Oppo for its excellent design, parameters and after sales service from Oppo. So basically buy whatever you like, but here you will read about Oppo from people who are generally a step or two above buying the mass market products of Sony, Panasonic, LG et al for their DVD, Bluray, SACD etc gratification.

I think sirhc55´s question is a perfectly valid one, given the fact that the Panasonic 500 has earned top marks for its picture (and sound) quality in most if not all reviews (a respectable German magazine even claims it has better PQ than the Oppo), and should not merely be brushed aside.
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^ See this review on a similar model of the same series. Not even close.

Bob is correct the "help me pick a player thread" is a lot more applicable to questions/comparisons against various players because it nots a owners thread and you will get responses from a lot of people.
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Originally Posted by goty2001 View Post


Oh sorry for asking sir, you appear to speak on behalf the thread and I should have known my place instead of mentioning a such a lowly product within these hallowed walls...

My apologies if I upset you but my reply was not laced in heavy sarcasm. I have owned Sony, Panasonic, LG and even as I type I have not only the Oppo BDP103 but I also have the Oppo BDP83, Oppo BDP93, a Toshiba BDX3200KY, A Toshiba XA-2 (HD-DVD) and a Sony PS3. It makes perfect sense that if you ask what to buy on an Oppo thread you will be told Oppo 99.99% of the time.
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Originally Posted by westmd View Post

Found also the one directly from bluraychip.dk

http://www.bluraychip.dk/firmware/Pro_modchip_release_102b.zip

Works smoothly!

Thanks a lot, I was wondering what was going on with my player and why all of the sudden it wouldn't change regions any longer.
post #13035 of 16446
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Originally Posted by goty2001 View Post

is this oppo worth 3 times the price of a Panasonic DMP BDT500?  I'm in the market and, on the surface, both tick the required boxes.

Well I don't know the Panasonic, but I now a lot of Denon players, like 3930, Samsung BD-Player - don't remember which number, Toshiba HD-DVD XE-1, Denon 2500, Denon 3800BD I still own and the Oppo 103. I have both, the Oppo 103 and the Denon 3800. Both are the same from PQ POV but the Oppo is very reliable and has all the multimedia and network features and the really excellent QDEO chip, which really is on the same level as the REALTA T2.

So, please compare the Panasonic to a formerly US$ 2000 priced player plus an excellent network rendering unit.

At least this would be my opinion about the Panasonic and the Oppo. Please judge yourself.
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Originally Posted by goty2001 View Post

is this oppo worth 3 times the price of a Panasonic DMP BDT500?  I'm in the market and, on the surface, both tick the required boxes.

Well, I've had the Oppo BDP-93 for quite a while now and have never had a problem with it at all. I have also had Panasonic players and the last two both had the drive mechanism fail not long after the warranty expired. So the long term cost may not be much different, unfortunately. If you go with Panasonic you may wish to get their extended warranty protection, so you may wish to include that in your cost comparison.

At this time, I have ruled out purchasing Panasonic players due to the quality control issues. Your results my vary, of course. Just my $0.02 :-)
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Originally Posted by goty2001 View Post

is this oppo worth 3 times the price of a Panasonic DMP BDT500?  I'm in the market and, on the surface, both tick the required boxes.
Yes, it most definitely is. That's why I bought the 103. My family has been enjoying it immensely.
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I've returned to Oppo with the 103d. I was searching this thread for playlist support currently with the players and see folks were interested in expanded support over what is possible directly on the player currently.

The Serviio DLNA server supports playlists for video, images and music and works perfectly with the oppo 103.

You create the playlist file (m3u or pls) in the top most root folder where you create the share in Serviio. You can reference any folder or file beneath the root share. I use relative paths to do this.

Serviio will show the playlists in the playlist category under video, music or images

oppo respects the playlist order, however you can choose to shuffle if you choose.

Enjoy,
post #13039 of 16446
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Originally Posted by goty2001 View Post

is this oppo worth 3 times the price of a Panasonic DMP BDT500?  I'm in the market and, on the surface, both tick the required boxes.

Personal preference - - but let me make these comments that might help you decide. My previous Bluray player was/is a Sony BDP S790. Not a low end player by any means but probably comparable to the Panasonic. I still use it to stream Amazon Prime movies as my OPPO103 does not have that capability. (I believe that is still the case as I have not been on this thread for a while.)

To me, the build quality of the OPPO103 is much more solid than my Sony BDP S790. The remote is better (IMHO) and it has some features that I really use like switching from SACD five channel to two channel via a button on the remote when I am listening to music with my headphones. It also has other features/benefits that I use like moving subtitles down or the option of adjusting the size of the image (letterbox movies) to 1.5X although I do not use this feature as much since I added a projector to my setup primarily for 2.XX to 1 content.

Lastly - - and in a comparison with my Sony BDP S790 - - for my 100" projector - - the picture is definitely sharper/clearer. Not as much difference compared when using a smaller screen like my 65" Samsung LCD/LED. It also handles movie soundtracks flawlessly and the "look and feel" is of a high end player.

O.K. - subjective, but that is my impressions. I'm not going back, I can tell you that!
post #13040 of 16446
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Originally Posted by goty2001 View Post

is this oppo worth 3 times the price of a Panasonic DMP BDT500?  I'm in the market and, on the surface, both tick the required boxes.
If you want to run external HDMI sources (such as HDTV from your DVR) through a device to benefit from (a) QDEO/Darbee processing and cleanup of 720p/1080i, and (b) to do a SUPERB job of upconverting 720p/1080i to 1080p for delivery to your HDTV, and (c) decoding lossy and lossless DD/DTS audio to discrete multi-channel LPCM output via HDMI or analog for feeding an external audio system via HDMI or analog, then the 103/103D is the ONLY option... not to mention its performance as a shiny disc player.

I absolutely feel it's worth the price. It's one-of-a-kind for these features.
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I have a 103 and recently upgraded the firmware on it and I'm having this issue with Netflix where it will try to play a program but I get no image or sound and the player will not exit out of this no image situation. I can power it off via the remote and start over again but it does the same thing with netflix. The other widgets work fine,. I bought this player last winter and have not used it too much so I can't say if this has always been an issue with the 103. I can fix it by deactivating netflix from the 103's setup menu. Anyone else having this issue?
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by imws View Post

I have a 103 and recently upgraded the firmware on it and I'm having this issue with Netflix where it will try to play a program but I get no image or sound and the player will not exit out of this no image situation. I can power it off via the remote and start over again but it does the same thing with netflix. The other widgets work fine,. I bought this player last winter and have not used it too much so I can't say if this has always been an issue with the 103. I can fix it by deactivating netflix from the 103's setup menu. Anyone else having this issue?

Try upgrading to the Beta Firmware (https://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-103/BDP103-firmware-60-0808B.aspx) as this firmware contains fixes for the Netflix application.

Try changing your DNS 1 (Network Connection->IP Settings->MANUAL) to 008.008.008.008 then press ENTER, highlight OK then press ENTER. Exit Setup, turn off the player, turn the player back on, and see if the same errors persist with Netflix.
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Thanks I'll keep that in mind for now unplugging it from the ac outlet and then plugging it back in fixed it smile.gif
post #13044 of 16446
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

Try upgrading to the Beta Firmware ... as this firmware contains fixes for the Netflix application.

Try changing your DNS 1 to 008.008.008.008 ...

I've updated to the beta firmware and switched my DNS address. And Netflix behaves much better. But I still get occasional Netflix freezings, maybe once every five days. I attribute it to the Netflix app. I understand that they don't want to spend time on an app for such a low volume player. But given the Oppo's status as a reference player for so many reviewers, if no-one else, I am surprised that Netflix lets its reputation suffer when it could easily fix these problems. The app in general is slow, unresponsive, has lousy ff/rew features: all Netflix software. And I have hopes for future improvements smile.gif

I know, this is an Oppo thread. But this is about an app on the Oppo. So I hope I squeak in under the wire.
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Thread Starter 
When using Netflix, there are still two instances where the player can still fail running Netflix. The first is when the player is switching from one feed to another (such as when the player is loading the next episode in a series), the second is when you are navigating menus in Netflix.

For the first issue, don't let Netflix automatically start the stream after 15 seconds. Manually start the stream.

For the second issue, there is nothing you can do as it is mostly random.

OPPO plans on fixing both issues.
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Do many people here have experience with the 103 being as good or superior in video performance to a PS3 or Sony S550?

I read some people find the HDMI 1 output can look a little bit soft, and/or has a bit of noise reduction you cannot turn off. Somebody in the 103D thread also mentioned a sharpness pumping issue they didn't like on the HDMI 1 output. Since I will use the analog inputs on my receiver in order to obtain 7.1 HD audio, can I use either of the HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 outputs to connect to my TV depending on which I prefer? is one output better for DVD's than the other?
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Anyone know if the Oppo can make use of Netflix 3d streaming feature?

 

The TV's can't at the moment. (I mean the Netflix app on the tv's cannot).

 

thanks

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Thread Starter 
Not yet. OPPO is still trying to get Netflix to allow the player to access feeds in 3D.
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Originally Posted by quovadis123 View Post
 

Anyone know if the Oppo can make use of Netflix 3d streaming feature?

 

The TV's can't at the moment. (I mean the Netflix app on the tv's cannot).

 

thanks

I can answer my own question.

I just tried and the Oppo is not capable of streaming netflix in 3d.

The sony Blu Ray players can, so can the PS3.

 

I wonder why the Oppo cannot?

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It does not matter!!

Comcast is not part of the Netflix "Open connect" anyway. So even if the Oppo could make use of it..I have comcast...grrr!

 

Here is some reading :

 

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-netflix-open-connect-20131018,0,7299584.story#axzz2kNi8c0gX

 

http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/8/3851044/netflix-3d-streaming-video-us-isps

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