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post #3721 of 16369
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

The HDMI Inputs can not accept Bitstream of DTS-HD MA or TrueHD. If your HTPC can decode those to high bit-rate, multi-channel LPCM, then the HDMI Inputs CAN accept that, and the quality should be the same.
Since you are seeing 7.1 LPCM input, it sounds like your HTPC is indeed doing the decoding.
--Bob

Thanks Bob. I was just used to before when I had my HDMI going straight to my receiver and it would show the HD audio format on my receiver. I wanted to make sure I was getting the best quality.
post #3722 of 16369
Bob,

If I use HDMI from Oppo to a processor and let the processor decode everything, how would I add the missing +10dB boost (including SACD/PCM)? Does the processor do it automatically?

Thanks
post #3723 of 16369
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Is the problem repeatable? At the same time code?
--Bob

Hi Bob,

At the start of each chapter including the previews the picture and the elasped time would freeze but the audio would play. I just spoke with a buddy that has the 103 and the "Trouble With the Curve" Bluray played fine on his 103. So it looks like an issue with the disc (Redbox) even though it played on my BD30. Oppo responded right away and thought it was a defective disc as well. Love that Oppo service smile.gif!

Bill
post #3724 of 16369
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Originally Posted by sharok View Post

Bob,

If I use HDMI from Oppo to a processor and let the processor decode everything, how would I add the missing +10dB boost (including SACD/PCM)? Does the processor do it automatically?

Thanks

The processor does it automagically.

This is only something you have to worry about for multi-channel Analog output from the OPPO.

Technical Note: Some AVRs have a setting for adjusting the boost on the multi-channel Analog Subwoofer input channel. 0, 5, 10, and 15dB are the typical choices, with 10 being the default. All well and good. The PROBLEM is that some of those AVRs INCORRECTLY apply that setting to what they do to HDMI audio input as well. That's a bug in the AVR, of course. Thus it is always good to check with a calibration disc -- e.g. the LPCM test tracks from AIX Audio Calibration, Blu-ray -- just to be sure there isn't something silly like this going on that you need to work around.
--Bob
post #3725 of 16369
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

The processor does it automagically.
This is only something you have to worry about for multi-channel Analog output from the OPPO.
Technical Note: Some AVRs have a setting for adjusting the boost on the multi-channel Analog Subwoofer input channel. 0, 5, 10, and 15dB are the typical choices, with 10 being the default. All well and good. The PROBLEM is that some of those AVRs INCORRECTLY apply that setting to what they do to HDMI audio input as well. That's a bug in the AVR, of course. Thus it is always good to check with a calibration disc -- e.g. the LPCM test tracks from AIX Audio Calibration, Blu-ray -- just to be sure there isn't something silly like this going on that you need to work around.
--Bob

Thanks Again. smile.gif
post #3726 of 16369
Hi, pretty new for all this technical talk but I am getting the 103.

I have all my devices running thru my Yamaha RX-A800.

The Oppo should work fine if I connect via HDMI? I will get all the technical specs (audio/video) the 103 has to offer? I didn't realize HDMI could/can reproduce all these specs?

I also have a TC-P58VT25 58-inch 3D TV.

Everything should be ok, nothing difficult for me?

Thanks

Sorry for all the questions/comments.
post #3727 of 16369
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Originally Posted by trellaine201 View Post

Hi, pretty new for all this technical talk but I am getting the 103.
I have all my devices running thru my Yamaha RX-A800.
The Oppo should work fine if I connect via HDMI? I will get all the technical specs (audio/video) the 103 has to offer? I didn't realize HDMI could/can reproduce all these specs?
I also have a TC-P58VT25 58-inch 3D TV.
Everything should be ok, nothing difficult for me?
Thanks
Sorry for all the questions/comments.

Yes everything will work fine. You should have no problems what so ever. Just refer to these forums or OPPO directly with questions. Their customer service is second to none. Enjoy.
post #3728 of 16369
Does any one feel the streaming services look slightly better on the OPPO do to the Qdeo chip when compared to something like a PS3 or other player? Especially Vudu for example.
post #3729 of 16369
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Originally Posted by Semp1 View Post

Yes everything will work fine. You should have no problems what so ever. Just refer to these forums or OPPO directly with questions. Their customer service is second to none. Enjoy.

Thank u for the quick response/support.

Is this player meant to be connected directly a TV or thru home theater? What will give me the best audio/video reproduction? Audio thru the Yamaha? Video through my Panasonic TV?
post #3730 of 16369
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Originally Posted by JohnAV View Post

I am using the third one which angles it to the right without issues.

Good to know. Thanks. You've not tried a full blown HDMI extension cable ?
post #3731 of 16369
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Are you using the latest firmware? Check Setup > Device Setup > Firmware Information. Your "Main" firmware version number should end 1211.
For the issue with 3D and audio try setting Blank HDMI 2 in the 3D Settings (latest firmware).
--Bob

Thanks for the help Bob! Switching Blank HDMI to yes worked out and I'm enjoying 3D in all its lossless glory! Any suggestions on fixing the slight audio delay I'm experiencing still? Thanks again!!
post #3732 of 16369
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Originally Posted by Semp1 View Post

Does any one feel the streaming services look slightly better on the OPPO do to the Qdeo chip when compared to something like a PS3 or other player? Especially Vudu for example.

+1 there's a definite improvement in both audio and video! Really impressed so far!!
post #3733 of 16369
regarding the hiss:
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Originally Posted by Kri View Post

I discussed that problem recently and finally quoted Oppo's answer sent to me - "Only 32-bit DAC processors will not suffer from these issues, so you would need the BDP-95 of the BDP-105 solutions."

That is simply not true... the BDP-83 is perfect, no hiss whatsoever, and is a 24-bit dac (Cirrus Logic CS4382A for the multi-channel and CS4398 for the stereo.. neither of which have hiss).

Oppo is still telling me its an issue only with my setup frown.gif
post #3734 of 16369
^ If you've not tried it already, put a 3-prong to 2-prong "cheater" on the end of the 103's power cord. If that makes the hiss go away then you have a "ground loop" in your setup. See the Hum and Hiss FAQ in the Audio Theory forum here for suggestions.
--Bob
post #3735 of 16369
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ If you've not tried it already, put a 3-prong to 2-prong "cheater" on the end of the 103's power cord. If that makes the hiss go away then you have a "ground loop" in your setup. See the Hum and Hiss FAQ in the Audio Theory forum here for suggestions.
--Bob

Unfortunately I have tried that already... made no difference. Also wouldn't the hiss then be audible even when at 0 volume? The 103 only hisses between 1 and 100 but not at 0 or when muted. When I had a ground loop in my previous house it appeared as soon as I turned on the component.
post #3736 of 16369
If I have a HDD connected to the Oppo, will I see that drive on my network? Will the Oppo share the drive and expose it to my network? I ask this because I am wondering if in order for me to update my video files, I am going to have to disconnected the drive and connected to my computer to move/delete files, then re-connect to the Oppo? I would like to be able to upload and delete without re-connecting. I may opt to use my Netgear router Readyshare feature to mount my USB HDD and have the Oppo access the files from there. Anyone using that feature by chance?
Edited by yarrumc - 12/27/12 at 11:19pm
post #3737 of 16369
I got my BDP-103AU today and I'm extremely happy with it, setup was simple as expected and the PQ is awesome.

I have noticed however, that the volume via HDMI on the 103 is lower than on the 83 it's not really a problem as I can just turn the AVR up but I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed this. confused.gif
post #3738 of 16369
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Originally Posted by MysteryMachine View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ If you've not tried it already, put a 3-prong to 2-prong "cheater" on the end of the 103's power cord. If that makes the hiss go away then you have a "ground loop" in your setup. See the Hum and Hiss FAQ in the Audio Theory forum here for suggestions.
--Bob

Unfortunately I have tried that already... made no difference. Also wouldn't the hiss then be audible even when at 0 volume? The 103 only hisses between 1 and 100 but not at 0 or when muted. When I had a ground loop in my previous house it appeared as soon as I turned on the component.

No, it depends how the garbage current is getting into the OPPO.

Next try that cheater plug on the power plug for your amp. If you have a subwoofer, UNPLUG the subwoofer from wall power for this test. This is basically stepping through the possibilities. (The next step will be eliminating possible sources of external interference.)
--Bob
post #3739 of 16369
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Originally Posted by Kazz063 View Post

I got my BDP-103AU today and I'm extremely happy with it, setup was simple as expected and the PQ is awesome.

I have noticed however, that the volume via HDMI on the 103 is lower than on the 83 it's not really a problem as I can just turn the AVR up but I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed this. confused.gif

If you are using LPCM output, check that Dynamic Range Control is OFF. If you are using Bitstream output, check that Secondary Audio is OFF. Also check that DTS Neo:6 Mode is OFF.
--Bob
post #3740 of 16369
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kazz063 View Post

I got my BDP-103AU today and I'm extremely happy with it, setup was simple as expected and the PQ is awesome.

I have noticed however, that the volume via HDMI on the 103 is lower than on the 83 it's not really a problem as I can just turn the AVR up but I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed this. confused.gif

If you are using LPCM output, check that Dynamic Range Control is OFF. If you are using Bitstream output, check that Secondary Audio is OFF. Also check that DTS Neo:6 Mode is OFF.
--Bob

Hi Bob, I'm bitstreaming to the AVR, DRC, Secondary Audio and DTS Neo:6 Mode are all off, it seems louder on youtube but quieter on BD playback. I'll put a few more discs in and see what they sound like.

Edit: I'm watching The Dark Knight Rises and the volume is fine, must've been the other disc, although I don't remember it being quiet before. Could just be me losing my mind though.. tongue.gif
Edited by Kazz063 - 12/28/12 at 1:19am
post #3741 of 16369
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Originally Posted by yarrumc View Post

If I have a HDD connected to the Oppo, will I see that drive on my network? Will the Oppo share the drive and expose it to my network?

No. No.
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I ask this because I am wondering if in order for me to update my video files, I am going to have to disconnected the drive and connected to my computer to move/delete files, then re-connect to the Oppo?

Yes.

-Bill
post #3742 of 16369
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Originally Posted by yarrumc View Post

If I have a HDD connected to the Oppo, will I see that drive on my network? Will the Oppo share the drive and expose it to my network? I ask this because I am wondering if in order for me to update my video files, I am going to have to disconnected the drive and connected to my computer to move/delete files, then re-connect to the Oppo? I would like to be able to upload and delete without re-connecting. I may opt to use my Netgear router Readyshare feature to mount my USB HDD and have the Oppo access the files from there. Anyone using that feature by chance?

The player supports SMB shares, so there's no compelling reason to attach the HDD to the player at all, you can leave it attached to the PC and share it on the network. Your ReadyShare function may accomplish the same thing but any PC can share. The only thing that direct attachment offers which SMB does not is support for BDMV folders.
post #3743 of 16369
To complete my updgraded/updated home theater room, I was convinced by some fellow forum members to purchase the Oppo 103 - which I did yesterday. It will be paired with a Marantz sr5007 and a 65 VT50. It will replace my antiquated Denon and Pioneer Elite BDP, which tool FOREVER to load and will not play certain discs like Avatar. I can't wait to see what all of the hy hype is about.
post #3744 of 16369
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Originally Posted by neo samurai View Post

Just wondering if I will see a noticeable difference or hear a noticeable difference if i go with the Oppo BDP-103. Currently using my PS3 for a blu ray player. That is connected straight to the Pioneer Elite VSX-53 which has the Marvell Qdeo processing. This is all linked to the Panasonic 65VT30. My PS3 is starting to get finicky loading certain Blu ray discs. So is this a viable upgarade?

So far the 103 has played every disc I have thrown at it also you might like the up conversion the 103 does for DVD as well for the picture quality for BR.
IMO the sound quality is second to none when using 7.1 audio out.
I think it does a better job with 3D than the competition especially ghosting.
post #3745 of 16369
Does the Oppo 103 have any issues streaming Netflix or Amazon movies to include audio (5.1)?
post #3746 of 16369
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Originally Posted by cssnms View Post

Does the Oppo 103 have any issues streaming Netflix or Amazon movies to include audio (5.1)?

No Amazon on the player itself. The Roku Streaming Stick provides that.

-Bill
post #3747 of 16369
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Originally Posted by cssnms View Post

Does the Oppo 103 have any issues streaming Netflix or Amazon movies to include audio (5.1)?
The only issue I had with Netflix was on Xmas eve and it was a problem on Netflix's end. It does 5.1 no problem with programs that have it. It doesn't do Amazon unless you get the Ruku stick but I heard there was lip synch issues with that. BTW I love my 103:D
post #3748 of 16369
I just started playing with my new 103. Having issues connecting my iPhone 5 through the front USB, anyone else having issues with this?? Does not connect...
post #3749 of 16369
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Originally Posted by Cvetan1 View Post

I just started playing with my new 103. Having issues connecting my iPhone 5 through the front USB, anyone else having issues with this?? Does not connect...
Same here and I could barely pull the cable out.
post #3750 of 16369
Almost like there was an obstruction at first, had to almost force the USB plug in and pull hard as heck to get it out as well. Player will not recognize the iPhone 5.
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