Originally Posted by fletcher6490
Originally Posted by fletcher6490
Ok, I'm not sure what to think of this unit so far. First off, my front HDMI does not work. I've tried multiple things and it just screws the Oppo up whenever I go to that input. Second, I get a lot of flickering. I think it may be a handshake problem between the oppo and my receiver but it's pretty annoying to have to reboot the oppo and the receiver to get it to stop. I can't for the life of me figure out how to find this "source direct" for the audio and video. So far I'm not having a good experience.
Maybe I got a faulty unit but this is unbearable. Nothing works right
Please see this post that was made this evening:
Although your Samsung display is outside the model range mentioned in the post, it may very well have a similar problem.
Try setting the OPPO to send 1080i to the display instead of 1080p. Also set whatever you are connecting to the HDMI Inputs of the OPPO to 1080i (just for testing purposes).
If that works, but 1080p does not, check the owner's thread for your Samsung display to see if it suffers from the same problem mentioned in the linked post.
Now the first thing to do is make sure the HDMI *OUTPUT* of the OPPO is working well with your display. If that's not working right, then adding the additional complexity of the HDMI Inputs on the OPPO will of course just confuse things further.
Test the HDMI Output of the OPPO using shiny discs (Blu-ray or SD-DVD).
If you are having problems getting good video to your display for those, then focus on fixing that FIRST before you try anything more with the Front HDMI Input.
Give OPPO Tech Support a call with details of how you have things cabled up, and they can walk you through sorting out what's happening. It is unlikely you actually have a faulty OPPO, but if you do, that will become clear pretty fast and they'll take care of it.
Second, you posted above what sounded like a fairly complicated plan for hooking things up. I don't recall the details of what you were trying to do, but WHENEVER you run into connection problems, the first thing to do is SIMPLIFY what you've got hooked up. So first make sure the player is working with your TV and Receiver just as a disc player. Use the simplest set of cabling for that. Only after you know that works should you go back and start adding in the other connections you would like to get working -- one at a time.
By the way, the "Source Direct" you were asking about is a Resolution choice in the OPPO. Select it in the Resolution setting in the Setup menu or by pressing the Resolution button on the Remote and scrolling to the bottom of the list.GIVEN YOUR CURRENT VIDEO CONNECTION ISSUES I STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU DO NOT USE "Source Direct" FROM THE OPPO!
Instead, set an explicit video output Resolution such as 1080i or 1080p. After you've got things working properly, if you THEN want to go back and experiment with Source Direct output from the OPPO you can do so.
You may also be confusing this with "native" output that has been discussed here with respect to cable and satellite TV boxes -- getting the set top box to automatically output the same video Resolution as is coming in on whatever channel you are currently watching. Each such box will have its own way of selecting that. If THAT is what you are looking for then we'll need to know what model of cable/satellite box you are using. Or check the owner's thread here at AVS for that model of box.
--BobEdited by Bob Pariseau - 11/28/12 at 1:31am