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post #1951 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Dianabol5mg View Post

My Oppo is ****ing up. When I go back and forth between channels, every 5 or 6 times I do it, my screen goes blank and I have to shut off the player and turn it back on, then switch the input. Directv comes back on after that. This should not happen. I have a single hdmi running from avr to oppo to television.

Which DVR?

Are you using Native? My HR34 has worked great other than audio dropout, which I fixed by using Native OFF right now. Video never caused issues any time. Im running HDMI 1 to my plasma and HDMI 2 out to my Onkyo AVR.
post #1952 of 16451
Here is a write up on the 103
http://www.hometheater.com/content/oppo-bdp-103-blu-ray-3d-player

Sorry, I missed the the post by Bob a couple of pages ago. Opps
Edited by Donloz - 11/10/12 at 5:08pm
post #1953 of 16451
Thread Starter 
And the first post update wink.gif
post #1954 of 16451
I noticed something really odd with the 103 this evening. I was streaming a ripped spiderman MKV file from my mediaserver to the oppo and thought the picture looked odd ( at least different than when I watched the actual bluray). I pulled up some details on the actual file (I was toying with auto-rip and compress) and the file was 1920x800 @ 23.967 versus 1920x1280.... The oppo was auto zooming this File so that it completely filled my 106 inch screen.. and I couldn't get it to un-zoom. Anybody have any ideas on why it would react this way?
post #1955 of 16451
Thread Starter 
What happens when you play the files locally? Do they contain the proper aspect ratio?
post #1956 of 16451
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Originally Posted by pinky58 View Post

Sorry for sounding "newbish" here, but something I havent seen addressed so far. Using one of the HDMI inputs on the 103, couldnt someone run their WD live TV they use to access files off their NAS drives thru the 103 and upgrade picture quality ? So far I have found nothing on my NAS my WD Live cant read and display on my Sony. And currently am looking for a 3D BR player, and at getting the 103 for all its listed capabillities...... Thanx ahead of time......
Bill
Yes...but....you could always do what many of us do: simply use the Oppo's native ability as a media streaming device to read the files from the NAS via DLNA or SMB and let the Oppo do all the decoding/processing/scaling in one box. smile.gif
post #1957 of 16451
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

Which DVR?
Are you using Native? My HR34 has worked great other than audio dropout, which I fixed by using Native OFF right now. Video never caused issues any time. Im running HDMI 1 to my plasma and HDMI 2 out to my Onkyo AVR.

HR 24 and had Native on, it is now off. I have everything running through Denon(Directv, Roku, and PS3), Denon to Oppo and Oppo to TV. I am using pass-through/stand-by only with the Denon. I am not using audio due to child issues.
post #1958 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

What happens when you play the files locally? Do they contain the proper aspect ratio?

Yes they do. I actually hooked the htpc into the rear HDMI input and was able to play the file using Windows Media Center through the oppo fine (no zoom). The funky zoom is only when I play the file directly(streamed)from the server via the oppo's network option. For giggles I created a second file (different movie) same aspect ratio and same thing happens. Hmm..


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mariob33
post #1959 of 16451
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Originally Posted by pinky58 View Post

Sorry for sounding "newbish" here, but something I havent seen addressed so far. Using one of the HDMI inputs on the 103, couldnt someone run their WD live TV they use to access files off their NAS drives thru the 103 and upgrade picture quality ? So far I have found nothing on my NAS my WD Live cant read and display on my Sony. And currently am looking for a 3D BR player, and at getting the 103 for all its listed capabillities...... Thanx ahead of time......
Bill

Unless the WDLive has a "source direct" HDMI output mode, you'll gain little or nothing by sending the video through the Oppo.
post #1960 of 16451
How is the Oppo as a multi-channel processor? I am currently using a B&K Reference 50 S2, Anthem PVA-7 power amp, and Swan Diva 6.2 speakers with Swan speakers for surrounds. I spent a few weeks with an Anthem D2 and Integra DHC 80.3 and the B&K just does not compare. I am looking to get better surround sound performance by hooking up the Oppo Analog outputs to my B&K analog inputs. Would I see a noticeable increase in multi-channel performance with the Oppo? The difference between the B&K and the Integra was big, and the difference between the B&K and Anthem was colossal. What can I expect from the Oppo? I may actually end up with a 105 because I really like the idea of Asynchronous USB and dedicated balanced stereo outputs as well.

*EDIT* I am just concerned that I am trying to polish a turd here with my B&K. smile.gif I want to make sure the Oppo will present a solid improvement in sound quality while still using my B&K as a Pre-amp, but not a processor.
post #1961 of 16451
Hello, eveyone.

I'm hoping to find some help with the following setup:

AVR - Yamaha RX-V992
Blu-ray Player - Oppo BDP-103 (Connected to internet via wireless connection)
Television - Panasonic TC-P55ST50

Currently, the Oppo is connected to the television via HDMI and connected to the AVR via toslink. I also have the Oppo's FR and FL outputs connected to the AVR's right and left coaxial inputs.

The problem I am having is that when watching YouTube videos and Netflix videos that only have stereo audio output via the Oppo, no audio is being output. I am also unable to produce a test tone in the Oppo's speaker configuration menu. DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, Netflix videos with 5.1 Dolby and Pandora all work as intended.

Does anyone have some suggestions as to why this issue may be occurring? I appreciate any help!

Thanks,

Clockwerkd
Edited by Clockwerkd - 11/10/12 at 9:19pm
post #1962 of 16451
For Forum Members who currently own an OPPO, you may want to check the Trade-In Value of your older OPPO re the 103.
Secondly, good time of the year for the wife wondering what to get you for Christmas! (Or Black Friday) Mine went for paying the Trade-In difference as my early Christmas Present.
post #1963 of 16451
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

My opinion, without any benefit of inside info: it is inevitable that the studios will require these holes be plugged. If they are going to deploy Cinavia then they will require that it be enforced.
The more these workarounds become known the sooner they will be stopped.
-Bill
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Originally Posted by megamanwilson View Post

If it were to happen a lot of people would switch to media players instead of blu-ray players since they don't have to be bound by blu-ray license thus no cinivia. Will oppo consider a media player in the future? I would be the first to buy it. Oppo great picture quality combine with a bunch of file media support plus isos.

If megamanwilson is correct about Cinavia only applying to blu-ray license, shouldn't it be possible to make the legal conclusion that Oppo can't be forced to add Cinavia to the player's streaming capabilities in the future? Shouldn't Oppo themselves be able to comment on this?
post #1964 of 16451
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

For Forum Members who currently own an OPPO, you may want to check the Trade-In Value of your older OPPO re the 103.
Secondly, good time of the year for the wife wondering what to get you for Christmas! (Or Black Friday) Mine went for paying the Trade-In difference as my early Christmas Present.

Trade-in? confused.gif
post #1965 of 16451
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

It's amazing they were able to get so many on board with BD considering all the animosity they have fostered (Toshiba fared worse in spite of that). wink.gif
On the note of the BDP-103, I love the SMB sharing action. Not having to install another server to add DLNA capabilities is a blessing, and it seems to cut out the middleman (even if SMB is a sharing service in and of itself).
Two small bugs to report (and to switch back to Sony): I was watching Justified (Season 1) and after a momentary pause, I restarted playback only to get no audio. I stopped and restarted the disc and had it return (didn't attempt going to the disc menu first, but that might have resolved it as well). Also, on the same disc, it seems that the beginning of the episodes when the DTS-HD audio stream is initiated (by way of bitstream), there is about a second of noise present (pop/click/static) before it immediately clears . It's loud enough to concern me of its effect on the speakers, so hopefully this will be fixed in the next upgrade.
Hopefully, the studios stop using TrueHD so that won't be a concern for the mkv rips (Cinavia is a different story :| ).
OK, so the lost audio seems to happen after energy save mode is automatically engaged from pausing and then the feature is resumed again. It seems to happen no matter what disc is in the player (happened twice on Prometheus rental yesterday evening). Returning to the menu resolves the disappeared audio.
post #1966 of 16451
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Originally Posted by mariob33 View Post

I noticed something really odd with the 103 this evening. I was streaming a ripped spiderman MKV file from my mediaserver to the oppo and thought the picture looked odd ( at least different than when I watched the actual bluray). I pulled up some details on the actual file (I was toying with auto-rip and compress) and the file was 1920x800 @ 23.967 versus 1920x1280.... The oppo was auto zooming this File so that it completely filled my 106 inch screen.. and I couldn't get it to un-zoom. Anybody have any ideas on why it would react this way?

Ripping tools like HandBrake will strip off the black bars so 1920x800 could be the actual aspect ratio of the title.

To get proper aspect ratio control make sure you are using WIDE/AUTO on the player. You get no aspect control with WIDE. (If still no good, make sure you are not using Source Direct, although I'm less sure about that. What controls are active for Source Direct has varied from player to player).

-Bill
post #1967 of 16451
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Originally Posted by PeterTHX View Post

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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

For Forum Members who currently own an OPPO, you may want to check the Trade-In Value of your older OPPO re the 103.
Secondly, good time of the year for the wife wondering what to get you for Christmas! (Or Black Friday) Mine went for paying the Trade-In difference as my early Christmas Present.

Trade-in? confused.gif

 

I'd like to hear more about a trade-in. Much as I like my '93, the '103 has some features I want to have. I'm just having trouble with spending another $500 after only 24 months.

post #1968 of 16451
Probably referring to selling it on Ebay or the like.
post #1969 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Hamilcar Barca View Post

I'd like to hear more about a trade-in. Much as I like my '93, the '103 has some features I want to have. I'm just having trouble with spending another $500 after only 24 months.

All I did was get in touch with my Original Provider (Who's been sending me e-mails re the 103), and ask if there was a Trade Up policy. He returned a quote, which the wife is going to act on as my Christmas present.
You don't ask, you don't get. There may be a problem if you purchased from, say, Amazon. I don't think they take trades, although you can sell through them. E-Bay? Had to many issues to never go back.
post #1970 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Dickeymint View Post

I didn't get the cookie originally as its still in the box, im off tomorrow to set everything back up following redecoration.... i will report back !! get the cookie ready !

Finally up and running with 103EU version and for Bob Netflix is native and running..... Cookie please ?
post #1971 of 16451
Sorry to have to ask this, but... I keep getting this Warning sign near th top of my screen while in the AVS forums warning me that my internet browser is out of date. I have checked and my Internet Explorer is up to date. Can anyone tell me what is up with this warning?
post #1972 of 16451
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Originally Posted by davehale View Post

Sorry to have to ask this, but... I keep getting this Warning sign near th top of my screen while in the AVS forums warning me that my internet browser is out of date. I have checked and my Internet Explorer is up to date. Can anyone tell me what is up with this warning?

There is a thread on this in the Forum Operations Center: http://www.avsforum.com/f/43/forum-operations-center

Something to do with Internet Exploder compatability mode.

-Bill
post #1973 of 16451
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

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Originally Posted by mariob33 View Post

I noticed something really odd with the 103 this evening. I was streaming a ripped spiderman MKV file from my mediaserver to the oppo and thought the picture looked odd ( at least different than when I watched the actual bluray). I pulled up some details on the actual file (I was toying with auto-rip and compress) and the file was 1920x800 @ 23.967 versus 1920x1280.... The oppo was auto zooming this File so that it completely filled my 106 inch screen.. and I couldn't get it to un-zoom. Anybody have any ideas on why it would react this way?

Ripping tools like HandBrake will strip off the black bars so 1920x800 could be the actual aspect ratio of the title.

To get proper aspect ratio control make sure you are using WIDE/AUTO on the player. You get no aspect control with WIDE. (If still no good, make sure you are not using Source Direct, although I'm less sure about that. What controls are active for Source Direct has varied from player to player).


Bill,

thanks for the info smile.gif. That was exactly the problem. I had reset the player from the FW upgrade and was set to 16:9 Wide. Rather than wide/auto. Great catch!
post #1974 of 16451
Hi All,

Can anyone tell me how the Gracenote Video ID functionality works ?. Can it pre populate movie cover art for a bunch of AVHCD/BDMV folder structure's on attached storage, that you can browse through like XBMC ? Or are the files/folders still text based, and the cover art and other information is shown once you click on the file/folder name ?

cheers!
post #1975 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Dickeymint View Post

Finally up and running with 103EU version and for Bob Netflix is native and running..... Cookie please ?

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

Jocko, hand over the cookie!

Jocko? Sigh, Jocko go get another cookie. And clean up those crumbs!
--Bob
post #1976 of 16451
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Originally Posted by isisyodin View Post

What's the verdict on MKVs with DTS-HD MA and Dolby True-HD on DLNA or SMB servers? Do they play properly? This was my biggest disappointment with my 93...

DTS-HD is fine, True-HD is not support and when I emailed Oppo they said not likely will it because it seems to be a hardware limitation. I rip all my DVD's and BDs and the Oppo plays them from my Windows Server great. If I run across a track that has only True-HD then I'll run it through a converter to add a AC3 track so the Oppo can play it.
post #1977 of 16451
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Clockwerkd View Post

Currently, the Oppo is connected to the television via HDMI and connected to the AVR via toslink. I also have the Oppo's FR and FL outputs connected to the AVR's right and left coaxial inputs.
The problem I am having is that when watching YouTube videos and Netflix videos that only have stereo audio output via the Oppo, no audio is being output. I am also unable to produce a test tone in the Oppo's speaker configuration menu. DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, Netflix videos with 5.1 Dolby and Pandora all work as intended.

We know that Netflix uses AAC for stereo audio, and it is very possible that YouTube is doing the same. At this moment the BDP-103 is not converting AAC into Dolby Digital, AC3 or LPCM, so pretty much all receivers will not be able to decode AAC. This will result in no audio when using digital coaxial and optical regardless of the Coaxial/Optical setting under Audio Format Setup.

I would recommend using multi-channel analog anyways, not digital coaxial or optical, as you will be losing out on the high resolution Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD Master soundtracks found on Blu-rays.
post #1978 of 16451
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Originally Posted by kluken View Post

DTS-HD is fine, True-HD is not support and when I emailed Oppo they said not likely will it because it seems to be a hardware limitation. I rip all my DVD's and BDs and the Oppo plays them from my Windows Server great. If I run across a track that has only True-HD then I'll run it through a converter to add a AC3 track so the Oppo can play it.
No need to do the conversion, unless you are motivated to same a little disk space. The Oppo will play the "core audio" portion of the True-HD track which is just a high-bitrate DD (AC3) track anyway.

smile.gif
post #1979 of 16451
Hi all, well the upgrade cycle continues. Had a Pioneer Elite SC-09 Flagship receiver and a BDP-93. Now given the problems with 3D to my new Panasonic PT AE-8000 I am looking to sell the SC-09 and get a SC-68 instead to give me the HDMI 1.4 features mad.gif I had got the 103 to give me the 3D plus be able to run my cable box through the Oppo as an upgrade to my 93 (which would have worked). Cable box on Rogers here in Canada runs perfectly with no lip sync issues. The issue with not being able to output just audio from HDMI 2 and having to go to digital output or multi analog is a huge disappointment.
I understand that this should be the receiver manufacturers responsibility. I also understand that this issue "might" be fixed in the future at some point with a firmware update. I am also a realist and feel that my SC-09 has seen its day and things have moved on.

Very happy with my 103 but sad to see the SC-09 go.............

frown.gif
post #1980 of 16451
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Originally Posted by bluechunks View Post

No need to do the conversion, unless you are motivated to same a little disk space. The Oppo will play the "core audio" portion of the True-HD track which is just a high-bitrate DD (AC3) track anyway.
smile.gif

Hmm great news, I thought True-HD did not have core DD similar to the way DTS does, but that saves me a step then cool.
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