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post #13591 of 16371
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Originally Posted by djwillia33 View Post

I have noted the "squishy" feel and sometimes the slowish response irritates - principally when entering alphanumerics on-screen for searches or logons.

Right now I am very happy because I set up a spare iPod TOUCH with the OPPO Remote software and it works like a charm! The only thing the iPod Touch won't do is wake the 105 up from energy-efficient sleep mode (also called "off" tongue.gif).

I concur, the iOS remote software and media control are dandy.
post #13592 of 16371
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Originally Posted by JohnnymoZ View Post

On a side note, as soon as I plugged in the ethernet cord, it said an update was needed. I went ahead with the download. I hope it was proper....

Did it then prompt you to Reset Factory Defaults? If you skipped that step it would be a good idea to do it (this one time) through the Setup -> Device menu. You will have to reenter any setup changes you've made.

-Bill
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Yes, I did do the reset to factory defaults....thanks!

post #13594 of 16371
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Originally Posted by chileboy View Post

When streaming audio files via DLNA, is there any way to display the sample rate/size and bitrate, etc. of the file?

Anyone? Or am I being extraordinarily dumb, it's in the manual and I can't find it?
post #13595 of 16371
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Originally Posted by chileboy View Post

When streaming audio files via DLNA, is there any way to display the sample rate/size and bitrate, etc. of the file?
Nope...
post #13596 of 16371
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Originally Posted by SeeMoreDigital View Post

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Originally Posted by chileboy View Post

When streaming audio files via DLNA, is there any way to display the sample rate/size and bitrate, etc. of the file?
Nope...

Well, ok then. Thanks. smile.gif
post #13597 of 16371
Not sure if this is the right spot to ask, but I just got my 103 and a Denon X-4000.

I upgraded from the Panasonic BD-85 blu-ray (few years old) and a 15 year old Yamaha RX-V2095 receiver. Neither had video up-conversion so I'm very new to it.

My question is, how do I run my cable box?
1. Cable box HDMI to AVR to TV
or
2. Cable box HDMI to oppo 103 to TV
or
3. Cable box HDMI to oppo 103 to AVR to TV

Is there any special setting that I need to turn on to take advantage of the processing? My TV is the Panasonic VT60 (if that helps).
post #13598 of 16371
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Originally Posted by chileboy View Post

Well, ok then. Thanks. smile.gif

You could send an enhancement request in. I asked them to show the file name using display/info. You never know ...
post #13599 of 16371
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Originally Posted by dsea View Post

hi
i have (but not always) the problem following on my oppo 103
- play one mkv film stocked on network and stop
- replay => oppo load upto 100% and then ... it doesn't play
- trick found: rename the file and it can play

someone has idea why?

here are my exchanges with oppo support about this pb
thanks a lot and have a nice day

What device are you using to serve the file? Windows PC, Mac, NAS ? Try a different server running SMB? Does it happen with every file, or just a few?

When it fails to load is the SMB server still up and running. Try and different client to view the file?
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Does anyone know if the new firmware fixes the loophole of Cinanvia not being detected in an MKV from a NAS?
post #13601 of 16371
I played Total Recall through SMB using the latest beta without a hitch, but haven't tried it with the official release. I believe it is a known Cinavia infected release.
post #13602 of 16371
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Originally Posted by jackers View Post

Not sure if this is the right spot to ask, but I just got my 103 and a Denon X-4000.

I upgraded from the Panasonic BD-85 blu-ray (few years old) and a 15 year old Yamaha RX-V2095 receiver. Neither had video up-conversion so I'm very new to it.

My question is, how do I run my cable box?
1. Cable box HDMI to AVR to TV
or
2. Cable box HDMI to oppo 103 to TV
or
3. Cable box HDMI to oppo 103 to AVR to TV

Is there any special setting that I need to turn on to take advantage of the processing? My TV is the Panasonic VT60 (if that helps).

I would go from cable box HDMI > 103 > TV. This let's the OPPO do all of the video Upscaling/conversions...etc.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Ryzon View Post

Does anyone know if the new firmware fixes the loophole of Cinanvia not being detected in an MKV from a NAS?

Not a loophole. Just not enforced unless you are using physical media (oddly enough). If you are playing back anything other than m2ts/ts files, and they are on a network or attached USB drive, then they will not trigger Cinavia protection.
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Probably more an external hard drive setting issue, but here's hoping someone else has figured this out.

I have a 3 TB Seagate "Expansion drive" attached to my 103 with my music and most of my DVD collection on board. Works great except most of the time turning on the Oppo does not wake the hard drive. I've tried all the USB jacks with the same result. I have used Seagate's configuration utility to set the drive to never sleep, but it does anyway. My goal was to be able to access my collection without having my computer turned on. I can, but not without leaving the couch. wink.gif

Does anyone have any ideas how to make sure the expansion drive responds when I turn on my Oppo? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Do you have external power provided to the drive? It may only be non-sleepy when on it's own wall power connection.
--Bob
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Originally Posted by Bob_Ellis View Post

Probably more an external hard drive setting issue, but here's hoping someone else has figured this out.

I have a 3 TB Seagate "Expansion drive" attached to my 103 with my music and most of my DVD collection on board. Works great except most of the time turning on the Oppo does not wake the hard drive. I've tried all the USB jacks with the same result. I have used Seagate's configuration utility to set the drive to never sleep, but it does anyway. My goal was to be able to access my collection without having my computer turned on. I can, but not without leaving the couch. wink.gif

Does anyone have any ideas how to make sure the expansion drive responds when I turn on my Oppo? Thanks in advance for your help.

I had a similar problem with a WD Passport 2TB drive with no power supply. The Oppo would wake it up but if it went to sleep while the Oppo was on, I couldn't get it started again without powering the Oppo down. I also tried the WD utility to turn sleep off with no luck. I then bought a Toshiba 2TB with it's own power supply and it works perfectly.

Do you have your Oppo set to energy saving mode? If not, you might try that too.
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Yes, it is wall wart powered. Thanks, Bob.

Geebo, it works the same in Energy saving mode and quick start.
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Originally Posted by Bob_Ellis View Post

Yes, it is wall wart powered. Thanks, Bob.

Geebo, it works the same in Energy saving mode and quick start.

Oppo also asked me to try a USB hub which was no help. The Toshiba drive fixed it for me. I was thinking of getting a 4TB Seagate but may have to rethink that now. I thought WD were the only ones with potential problems...
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Guess that's what I'll have to do. Thanks Geebo.
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Originally Posted by Mongo171 View Post

I would go from cable box HDMI > 103 > TV. This let's the OPPO do all of the video Upscaling/conversions...etc.

That's what I would do too, but only because my receiver is too old to pass thru 3d video (from the Oppo). Should be no reason he couldn't go thru his avr as well as long as its not doing any additional video processing, just passing the video thru unscathed).
post #13611 of 16371
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Originally Posted by Bob_Ellis View Post

Probably more an external hard drive setting issue, but here's hoping someone else has figured this out.

I have a 3 TB Seagate "Expansion drive" attached to my 103 with my music and most of my DVD collection on board. Works great except most of the time turning on the Oppo does not wake the hard drive. I've tried all the USB jacks with the same result. I have used Seagate's configuration utility to set the drive to never sleep, but it does anyway. My goal was to be able to access my collection without having my computer turned on. I can, but not without leaving the couch. wink.gif

Does anyone have any ideas how to make sure the expansion drive responds when I turn on my Oppo? Thanks in advance for your help.

This has everything to do with the drive controller in the external box, the drive itself is fine. I use a few different HDD docking stations with bare HDDs and never have this issue. They go to sleep and wake up just as they should. You might try turning energy saving mode in the external drive back on. There might be some setting in there that effects this behavior.
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I'm very new to Oppo and just hearing about what it can do. I am buying a Panasonic ZT60 and I have a Tivo Roamio with Verizon Fios as my cable provider. I currently use a PS3 as my disc player. Will I see a better picture running my Tivo through the Oppo? What about DVD and BluRay as compared to the PS3? Don't all of the video settings on the ZT60 do what the Oppo is supposed to do? Thanks.
post #13613 of 16371
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Originally Posted by magic8796 View Post

I'm very new to Oppo and just hearing about what it can do. I am buying a Panasonic ZT60
Run the "color slides", break it in for 300 hours, and arrange for D-Nice to come out and do a calibration. You will not regret this ZT60 purchase and the calibration by D-Nice.

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and I have a Tivo Roamio with Verizon Fios as my cable provider. I currently use a PS3 as my disc player. Will I see a better picture running my Tivo through the Oppo?
YES!

Running 720p/1080i "native" (not touched by the Tivo, but passed on to external HDMI input of the Oppo exactly as 720p or 1080i from the original source resolution) and letting QDEO "clean it up" and upconvert to 1080p for delivery out HDMI-1 of the Oppo to your ZT60 (either directly or through an AVR set to do nothing to the video but just passing what it gets on directly to the ZT60) will produce REMARKABLE results on your HDTV.

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What about DVD and BluRay as compared to the PS3?
For BluRay source I've heard there is (or should be) little to no difference. I don't own a PS3 so I can't speak from experience.

As far as DVD goes, Oppo output looks superb. But again, I rarely if ever play DVD and I can't really compare to any other player as I've had nothing but Oppo 83, 93, and now 103.

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Don't all of the video settings on the ZT60 do what the Oppo is supposed to do? Thanks.
No.

And there is a SIGNIFICANT improvement in picture quality letting the Oppo receive the "native" 720p/1080i from your Tivo source and then cleaning/upconverting to 1080p for delivery to the HDTV, vs. feeding that same "native" 720p/1080i directly from source to the HDTV and letting the TV "optimize for display at its own native resolution of 1080p".

There's really no comparison, but you should prove it to yourself by your own experimenting.
post #13614 of 16371
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Originally Posted by fmalczewski View Post

That's what I would do too, but only because my receiver is too old to pass thru 3d video (from the Oppo). Should be no reason he couldn't go thru his avr as well as long as its not doing any additional video processing, just passing the video thru unscathed).

Why even bother going thru the AVR unless it is doing switching. Just cut out the middle man and go straight to the TV. It's the shortest path between point A and point B.
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

This has everything to do with the drive controller in the external box, the drive itself is fine. I use a few different HDD docking stations with bare HDDs and never have this issue. They go to sleep and wake up just as they should. You might try turning energy saving mode in the external drive back on. There might be some setting in there that effects this behavior.

That did it! A reminder in this software driven world to try all configurations, even the ones that are counter intuitive. Apparently the drive controller won't look for a wake up signal unless it is going to sleep. Thanks all.
post #13616 of 16371
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Originally Posted by Mongo171 View Post

Why even bother going thru the AVR unless it is doing switching. Just cut out the middle man and go straight to the TV. It's the shortest path between point A and point B.

What about audio? Unless he's happy with the TV's speakers he will still need to run a cable from the 103 to the AVR. I'd vote for going through the AVR. Also, most receivers these days like to display stuff so if you bypass it on this path you'll still need to run a cable from the AVR to a 2nd input on the TV. Sounds like more hassle to me (I always route everything I can through my AVR and never have more than one connection to the TV, besides the power cord).
post #13617 of 16371
Hi, have you tried using a RCA y-splitter on the 7.1 RF & LF outs to split the signal to a different amp? This is what I would have to do if I decided on the Oppo. Right now I use my Yamaha 7.1 outs to feed the HT AVR, and the 2 channel down mix out to feed my tube amp ( AVR & Amp coneected through the same speakers using a Niles amp switch).

I wonder if splitting the signal out of the Oppo would have a detrimental effect, wonder if anyone has tried that

As a side note, also wondering if anyone has directly compared the HDMI audio vs. the 7.1 analogue
post #13618 of 16371
What is your opinion of the netflix interface? Is it clean and is it responsive?

Seriously considering this device to replace an older OPPO DVD player I have plus my Samsung bluray player that has netflix.


Thanks for the info!
post #13619 of 16371
Hi everyone; mine if I jump in?

I need some help & need it fast. My wife is p___ed at me because I haven't committed to what I want as a Christmas gift. I've looked at Oppo products before but wasn't sure if I could justify the extra $$$. Now, just need a little push to take the plunge!

We watch movies on a 130" CIH screen using a Marantz VP-15S projector. It's hard to imagine the picture quality being much better using a Panasonic DMP-BD 60K blu-ray player but I've heard the Oppo BDP-103 uses much higher quality components + offers more tweaks to optimize video quality. The VP-15S projector is HDMI 1.3 so I'm not sure if that makes any difference being the Oppo is 1.4a. I know HDMI 1.3 will work but not sure if the quality benefits would be there without v1.4. Also, our internet is only 5-6mbs so we've never considered streaming video. Maybe our internet speed will improve in the future. I don't know if SACD would ever be used.

Faster load times & better video quality is what would make me a buyer. So, would we benefit by upgrading to the Oppo 103?
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Originally Posted by DERG View Post

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Faster load times & better video quality is what would make me a buyer. So, would we benefit by upgrading to the Oppo 103?

Load times: I don't know.

Video quality upgrade: I don't think I could justify it just for Blu-ray discs.

The OPPOs have a lot of other features, but if the above are your criteria, I'd spend the money elsewhere.

-Bill
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