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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

3. Resolved the incorrect aspect ratio (AR) during some user-created media. In the previous firmware the player may have unnecessarily pillarboxed or stretched the video of some user-created media files. This issue has been resolved.

I hope this fixes jboileau's issue with his MKVs.
post #2342 of 16400
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Originally Posted by HyperDuel View Post

I hope this fixes jboileau's issue with his MKVs.

I will give the new firmware a spin tomorrow night and let you guys know.
post #2343 of 16400
Thread Starter 
It does.
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A reminder for European owners: The firmware that appears on the OPPO Digital web site here in the US is for the North American model players only (BDP-103 and BDP-105). If you have a European model player (BDP-103EU or BDP-105EU) you will, as usual, need to wait for the European version firmware to be released on the OPPO UK site. That should happen shortly.



Also, for any folks coming from the older OPPO Blu-ray players, please note that the instructions for doing a USB or burned-disc install HAVE CHANGED!

You no longer need to UnZip the download into a UPG folder and put that folder on the media. Instead, the BDP10X.BIN file that you download gets put onto the USB stick, or burned onto your blank disc directly. No need to UnZip it first. No UPG folder needed. The firmware pieces get extracted from that single file during the install.
--Bob
post #2345 of 16400
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Originally Posted by HyperDuel View Post

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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

3. Resolved the incorrect aspect ratio (AR) during some user-created media. In the previous firmware the player may have unnecessarily pillarboxed or stretched the video of some user-created media files. This issue has been resolved.

I hope this fixes jboileau's issue with his MKVs.

It solves the issues I was tracking.

Note: you must use WIDE/AUTO to get correct aspect ratio control in the player.

WIDE would be for people who want to apply aspect control somewhere further down the display chain.

-Bill
post #2346 of 16400
With the DVD issue, I think Ill wait for the next release.
post #2347 of 16400
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

With the DVD issue, I think Ill wait for the next release.

Agreed!

post #2348 of 16400
Does the 103 do Shoutcast?
post #2349 of 16400
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

With the DVD issue, I think Ill wait for the next release.
Keep in mind that it is easy to roll back to the current Official firmware if you want to try the Beta and make sure it does not introduce problems in your setup BEFORE the next Official release.
--Bob
post #2350 of 16400
Installed the beta, but I do not have thumbnail view for music & movies. Wondering if something went wrong, or what.
post #2351 of 16400
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Originally Posted by Oubadah View Post

Does the 103 do Shoutcast?
There is no native Shoutcast app. However, if you get the Roku Streaming Stick, there is a Shoutcast app there which you can play through the OPPO.
--Bob
post #2352 of 16400
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Originally Posted by Manic_D View Post

Installed the beta, but I do not have thumbnail view for music & movies. Wondering if something went wrong, or what.

Thumbnail is not available for every file presentation format. While in the Browser, press Pop-up Menu button to highlight the Source field top left. Scroll right to the list of presentations (top right) and select one of the other presentations such as Artist or Album. Thumbnail will now be available as an alternative to the text list.
--Bob
post #2353 of 16400
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Originally Posted by Manic_D View Post

Installed the beta, but I do not have thumbnail view for music & movies. Wondering if something went wrong, or what.
Hmm, scratch that, I guess it's just folder view that has no thumbnails. Must be pulling them from Gracenote?

I see I missed Bob's post already. smile.gif Thanks.
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^ Now you've got it!
--Bob
post #2355 of 16400
PC World Australia review of the BDP-103:

http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/review/home_entertainment/oppo/bdp-103/442407

Headline: "This Blu-ray player has the best picture that money can buy -- end of story"

Awarded: PC World Editor's Choice

Expert Rating: 4.75 out of 5

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We’ll update the review with calibration testing results soon, but suffice to say that the BDP-103 has the best quality video processing that we’ve ever seen from a Blu-ray player. We watched Avatar in 2D and in 3D with the best colour and the most detail we’ve seen outside of a cinema. We watched Baraka with the most accurate colour reproduction and contrast of any Blu-ray player we’ve tested, and Frozen Planet and Planet Earth with the best motion control and jitter control we’ve seen. The BDP-103 bests anything that Sony, Samsung, LG or Panasonic can offer.

Up-scaling from DVDs, compressed 720p and 480p material, and from the streaming YouTube, is similarly the best we’ve seen. Some very specialised processing going on inside the BDP-103’s brain does an absolutely stellar job of deblocking, smoothing and sharpening video as it is output, and the end result is that while lower-resolution content certainly doesn’t look as good as a native Blu-ray, it looks better than we’ve seen from any other compressed-file or streaming media player.

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Bottom Line

The BDP-103 is as good a Blu-ray player as we’ve ever seen. It’s extremely well-built and uses the highest quality components. It produces the best picture, supports the most formats, and has the most features of any consumer-level Blu-ray player on the market. Its international-focused video services are largely useless to Australia, though.


Note that this is a review of a trans-shipped, US model, BDP-103, not the Australian version BDP-103AU which will be sold in Australia shortly.
--Bob
Edited by Bob Pariseau - 11/20/12 at 10:49pm
post #2356 of 16400
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Note that this is a review of a trans-shipped, US model, BDP-103, not the Australian version BDP-103AU which will be sold in Australia shortly.

Are there any hardware or significant firmware differences? I don't know whether to get an AU model (as sold in NZ) or import a US one.
post #2357 of 16400
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Originally Posted by Oubadah View Post

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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Note that this is a review of a trans-shipped, US model, BDP-103, not the Australian version BDP-103AU which will be sold in Australia shortly.

Are there any hardware or significant firmware differences? I don't know whether to get an AU model (as sold in NZ) or import a US one.

I'm not sure about that. The biggest difference may be only that the service is local if you need warranty service. But for details, you'd need to contact the folks selling the AU models.
--Bob
post #2358 of 16400
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Originally Posted by Verners View Post

Hi.
Does anyone know of an online shop where i can order the BDP-103 in Europe (EU)?
I ordered the 93 from opposhop.eu, but it seems to be under maintenance forever.
Thanks in advance.

Anyone?
post #2359 of 16400
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Originally Posted by Verners View Post

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Originally Posted by Verners View Post

Hi.
Does anyone know of an online shop where i can order the BDP-103 in Europe (EU)?
I ordered the 93 from opposhop.eu, but it seems to be under maintenance forever.
Thanks in advance.

Anyone?

Are you really looking to buy a US model, BDP-103 instead of the European model BDP-103EU? There are some price gougers on eBAY offering to ship the US model, BDP-103 worldwide, but I wouldn't recommend doing that. Authorized OPPO resellers in the US are probably not shipping the US model players to Europe.

If you want to buy the European model, the OPPO UK web site lists authorized European resellers by country, and a number of them seem to be set up to take orders on-line:

http://www.oppo-bluray.co.uk/where-to-buy/

--Bob
post #2360 of 16400
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Originally Posted by HyperDuel View Post

I hope this fixes jboileau's issue with his MKVs.
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Originally Posted by jboileau View Post

I will give the new firmware a spin tomorrow night and let you guys know.
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

It does.

Wo, where did you get that crystal ball?!?!?! eek.gif

Well in the words of Dr. Frankenstein: "It vorks Igor, it VORKS!!!!!" biggrin.gif

I could not wait until tonight and tried the new firmware this morning. I am happy to report that although Oppo where not encouraging in our email exchange,, they did come through with a fix. All the files I tried this morning that had aspect ratio problem now display correctly. tongue.gif

Thanks Oppo!
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Could anyone tell me if Blu-Ray folders (BDMV) still play off external devices? And whether mkv files with Cinavia still play off external devices.
post #2362 of 16400
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

Be aware that with Oppo's SMB support, you don't need to use a DNLA server at all. Once you master the arcane art of Windows file sharing you can access those files directly. wink.gif

I set up samba on an Ubuntu server last night but nothing shows up on the Oppo. I can see my folders and browse them from a windows system though. Can somebody post their smb.conf file for me to test with please?

Thanks for any help.
post #2363 of 16400
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Originally Posted by Ali is mental View Post

Could anyone tell me if Blu-Ray folders (BDMV) still play off external devices? And whether mkv files with Cinavia still play off external devices.

BDMV still works.

MKV with Cinavia: I've heard conflicting reports and have lost track.

-Bill
post #2364 of 16400
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Originally Posted by tabooki View Post


I set up samba on an Ubuntu server last night but nothing shows up on the Oppo. I can see my folders and browse them from a windows system though. Can somebody post their smb.conf file for me to test with please?

Thanks for any help.

I run Samba on openSuSE. PM me and we can pursue it there.

Make sure it's not a security issue: you'll need an open port in the firewall if your network is protected.

-Bill
post #2365 of 16400
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Originally Posted by tabooki View Post

I set up samba on an Ubuntu server last night but nothing shows up on the Oppo. I can see my folders and browse them from a windows system though. Can somebody post their smb.conf file for me to test with please?
Thanks for any help.

My blog post might help.
post #2366 of 16400
Question: I have an older Denon receiver and have my 103 connected via the 7.1 analog inputs. And the hdmi 1 output (through a Darbee to my projector) obviously without any lip sync issues or any issues at all really. My question is Santa may be bringing me a new Denon 3313ci and I am curious if I will be gaining an improvement in sound quality? Will the additional features of the newer Denon pair well with the 103 and be a big improvement over my current setup? Thanks!
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I have questions about SACD connection.

I am using the FR and FL with RCA connection from the 103 to the CD Output connection on the back of the receiver. I am not getting any sound at all.

Below are my setup within the 103:

SACD Priority: Stereo

Coaxial/Optical Output: Bitstream

SACD Output: PCM

Did I miss anything within the 103 setup to play SACD?

I only play 2 Channel music for SACD. So I do not need multi-channel configuration. I also use the Pure Audio mode while listening to SACDs. Thanks for any advice!!
post #2368 of 16400
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Originally Posted by mattr6 View Post

Question: I have an older Denon receiver and have my 103 connected via the 7.1 analog inputs. And the hdmi 1 output (through a Darbee to my projector) obviously without any lip sync issues or any issues at all really. My question is Santa may be bringing me a new Denon 3313ci and I am curious if I will be gaining an improvement in sound quality? Will the additional features of the newer Denon pair well with the 103 and be a big improvement over my current setup? Thanks!
Kind of hard to say without knowing which "older" Denon receiver you currently have or what speakers you have. But depending on how good a price you can find on the 3313ci, I'd give the 4311ci serious consideration as they can currently be found for about the same price as the MSRP for the 3313 (check the deals forum for the 4311 deals thread) and would give you Audyssey XT32 instead of XT, which is a BIG improvement. The only thing of any remote significance that you would lose is 4K passthru, but that's moot until you have a 4K TV and since the Oppo has 2 HDMI outputs, you would have an easy workaround anyway. Otherwise, the 4311 is an all around better receiver. Just a thought.
post #2369 of 16400
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Originally Posted by mantaraydesign View Post

I have questions about SACD connection.
I am using the FR and FL with RCA connection from the 103 to the CD Output connection on the back of the receiver. I am not getting any sound at all.
Below are my setup within the 103:
SACD Priority: Stereo
Coaxial/Optical Output: Bitstream
SACD Output: PCM
Did I miss anything within the 103 setup to play SACD?
I only play 2 Channel music for SACD. So I do not need multi-channel configuration. I also use the Pure Audio mode while listening to SACDs. Thanks for any advice!!
Most likely the problem is on the receiver end as all outputs are always active on the Oppo (except that SACD can't be output via the toslink / coax digital outputs due to licensing restrictions). You need to tell the receiver to use the analog input. How that's done is specific to your receiver brand and model, so check the owner's manual or the appropriate support thread for your receiver.

Oh and perhaps your first post in the receiver support thread could be to disparage the company by making false claims of their business practices and then say it's all a "joke" a few posts later. rolleyes.gif In all seriousness, it would be appreciated if you would go back and delete those posts you made yesterday in this thread as they're not at all appropriate.
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I just noticed that Oppo has posted a beta firmware upgrade that addresses the audio issue with 3D on some older receivers. I have a Denon 3808 and have the problem but do not want to upgrade the firmware if it is going to cause other problems. I can wait for the official upgrade if it will be better and not long before release. Also do I need to upgrade to the latest official release version BDP10X-33-1018? My player has been prompting me to do this upgrade but I have been waiting for an upgrade that would correct the audio issue. Thanks.
Edited by mrcarnut - 11/21/12 at 9:03am
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