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post #3751 of 16419
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

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

That stinks, but that's okay since I can stream it on my VT50.
post #3752 of 16419
cssnms, you can get the Roku stick for a discount of $50 from Oppo (without the remote since the Oppo remote will work on the Roku).
post #3753 of 16419
Just got the Oppo 103 for Xmas and getting it hooked up now. I just have a basic setup where the oppo goes to my Marantz receiver via HDMI and then the receiver does the switching and sends it on the Panny AE4000 projector. I've read some of the thread but can't remember which HDMI output I should use? I know there are some major differences between the HDMI 1 and HDMI 2 outputs, so which is the best to use (as only need one of them in my setup). Is there anything else I need to change in the setup or should the defaults work fine (again I have a pretty basic setup).

jcg
post #3754 of 16419
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Originally Posted by Cvetan1 View Post

Player will not recognize the iPhone 5.
It's not supposed to. You can only connect USB storage devices (thumb drives, external hard drives, etc.), keyboards, or the supplied WiFi adapter to the USB ports.
post #3755 of 16419
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Originally Posted by jcg View Post

Just got the Oppo 103 for Xmas and getting it hooked up now. I just have a basic setup where the oppo goes to my Marantz receiver via HDMI and then the receiver does the switching and sends it on the Panny AE4000 projector. I've read some of the thread but can't remember which HDMI output I should use? I know there are some major differences between the HDMI 1 and HDMI 2 outputs, so which is the best to use (as only need one of them in my setup). Is there anything else I need to change in the setup or should the defaults work fine (again I have a pretty basic setup).

jcg

HDMI1 is intended for the main video, but some people use HDMI2. It's a matter of personal preference. HDMI1 uses QDEO video processing and HDMI2 doesn't.

The manual has a section on recommended audio settings for many setups.

Also see the FAQ: What are the recommended settings for the OPPO BDP-103?

-Bill
post #3756 of 16419
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Originally Posted by gsr View Post

It's not supposed to. You can only connect USB storage devices (thumb drives, external hard drives, etc.), keyboards, or the supplied WiFi adapter to the USB ports.

the iPhone is a type of "storage device". It works on the front of my Denon, why woudn't it work on the player? I use it to play music, should work just like an iPod or any music storage device.
post #3757 of 16419
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Originally Posted by Cvetan1 View Post

the iPhone is a type of "storage device". It works on the front of my Denon, why woudn't it work on the player? I use it to play music, should work just like an iPod or any music storage device.
Because your Denon specifically supports iPods / iPhones. The iPod doesn't present itself as a storage device the same way a hard drive or thumb drive does.
post #3758 of 16419
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

No. No.

Yes.
-Bill

I guess this is why everyone is so interested in SMB being supported. Local attached storage would seem to be ideal, but not when you need to update the content.
post #3759 of 16419
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Originally Posted by BobearQSI View Post

Most 1G networks have a switch somewhere in them, often it is built into the router. The switch will automatically convert all the data received by the oppo to 1G speeds across the rest of your network.
The Oppo never sends or receives data faster than about 50M, so 100M is plenty - there's no point in having a 1G connector on the Oppo when your network already has a switch that will convert it all for you.

You can never transfer data faster then the slowest point will support. Even if all of you other network traffic is 1G, the bottleneck will be the 100 Mb port on the Oppo. It may not matter if the 100 Mb is all that you need, but the switch will not make it any faster.
Your logic is flawed here

Phil
post #3760 of 16419
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

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.

I see. I didn't have good luck streaming off the USB HDD hooked up to my PC to my AppleTV/iTunes (ie. pausing), however works great when content is on my internal HDD. I assume the USB 2.0 or external HDD isn't cutting it (at least over wifi). I am looking to get powerline adapters to boost my throughput from my pc to my router. I may just end up buying a larger HDD and keep it in my PC, since it stays on anyway. Any benefits to running a DLNA server over playing straight from a share with the Oppo?
post #3761 of 16419
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Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99 View Post

I don't know what rate the Oppo can sustain (though it'll be a lot less than 100M), but with Blu-ray rips potentially exceeding 50M (and significantly more than that for 3D), it seems like an odd decision not to include gigabit ethernet.
Per the Blu-ray specification, a Blu-ray maximum transfer rate is 54M, video, audio, picture-in-picture, etc everything included. Video is normally capped at 40M, but this peak is rare in actual content. A 3D Blu-ray, in the worst case scenario, would only be 80-90M at the peaks only, still within the actual throughput of 100M Ethernet.

http://www.blu-ray.com/faq/
post #3762 of 16419
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Originally Posted by ppasteur View Post

You can never transfer data faster then the slowest point will support. Even if all of you other network traffic is 1G, the bottleneck will be the 100 Mb port on the Oppo. It may not matter if the 100 Mb is all that you need, but the switch will not make it any faster.
Your logic is flawed here
Phil

That's not the way a switch works. If the link between the PC and the switch is 1G, all data, regardless of where it originated from, will be transferred at 1G speed from the switch to the PC. There may large spaces between the packets because they originated from a 100Mb port, but having a 100Mb device (like the Oppo) connected to you network will not bottleneck your entire network to 100 Mb speeds.
post #3763 of 16419
Has anyone come across the following issue: I've plugged in My PC in the HDMI in of my Oppo 103 but on my LCD, the desktop now appears larger than my screen, for instance on my windows desktop, I cannot access the "start" menu on the bottom left side or the clock on the right side. I tried changing the resolution, playing with the zoom, but to no avail... When I plug it directly into my TV, all is fine... Any idea?
post #3764 of 16419
My Oppo 103 was just delivered by UPS!! Now for some fun!!!!
post #3765 of 16419
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Originally Posted by Harry Madox View Post

Has anyone come across the following issue: I've plugged in My PC in the HDMI in of my Oppo 103 but on my LCD, the desktop now appears larger than my screen, for instance on my windows desktop, I cannot access the "start" menu on the bottom left side or the clock on the right side. I tried changing the resolution, playing with the zoom, but to no avail... When I plug it directly into my TV, all is fine... Any idea?

What is the output resolution of the PC? Is this fixed or auto-sensing? What happens when you vary it?

-Bill
post #3766 of 16419
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Originally Posted by Harry Madox View Post

Has anyone come across the following issue: I've plugged in My PC in the HDMI in of my Oppo 103 but on my LCD, the desktop now appears larger than my screen, for instance on my windows desktop, I cannot access the "start" menu on the bottom left side or the clock on the right side. I tried changing the resolution, playing with the zoom, but to no avail... When I plug it directly into my TV, all is fine... Any idea?

Sounds like a scaling issue. I'd look at your graphic card properties and find the scaling options and toggle the settings. I don't have the Oppo yet, so I am not sure if it has any options?
post #3767 of 16419
It supports up to 1900x1080, It's auto-sensing but can be manually adjusted (win 7) When I downgrade to a lower resolution, the icons do appear larger but I still can't get the overall desktop to fit in the screen. The "detect" function does not recognize my Sony lcd when plugged through the 103.
post #3768 of 16419
I am sorry if I am asking this question but I couldnt' find an answer. Does the Oppo support 3TB Western Digital MyBook for PC Harddrive connected to its USB port. I have the latest firmware updated through my wireless (BDP10X-38-1211). It sees the files on my 1TB hard drive but not 3TB hard drive. The hard drive came formatted in NTFS from Western digital and I have not formatted the hard drive. I read in the forums there was a bug and Oppo was to release a firmware. Does this version have the fix?


http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=870
post #3769 of 16419
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Originally Posted by a2k2000 View Post

I am sorry if I am asking this question but I couldnt' find an answer. Does the Oppo support 3TB Western Digital MyBook for PC Harddrive connected to its USB port. I have the latest firmware updated through my wireless (BDP10X-38-1211). It sees the files on my 1TB hard drive but not 3TB hard drive. The hard drive came formatted in NTFS from Western digital and I have not formatted the hard drive. I read in the forums there was a bug and Oppo was to release a firmware. Does this version have the fix?


http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=870

Support for GPT partitioning which allows sizes great that 2TB is new with this player. It is supposed to work but we have had conflicting reports.

Ask OPPO support about the status and tell us what they say.

-Bill
post #3770 of 16419
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Originally Posted by Harry Madox View Post

Has anyone come across the following issue: I've plugged in My PC in the HDMI in of my Oppo 103 but on my LCD, the desktop now appears larger than my screen, for instance on my windows desktop, I cannot access the "start" menu on the bottom left side or the clock on the right side. I tried changing the resolution, playing with the zoom, but to no avail... When I plug it directly into my TV, all is fine... Any idea?

This is why many TVs have a separate HDMI input for PCs (and are labeled as such). I don't know what the processing is, but when connected to the PC HDMI input of a TV the scaling is correct edge-to-edge, but when connected to an "ordinary" HDMI input on the TV, the edges of the PC screen are off. I don't know if it's possible to get the PC screen to work properly to an ordinary HDMI input, perhaps someone else has figured it out. If you have a PC-HDMI-in on your TV I would use that (you can usually connect either a PC or a "normal" HDMI component there). If only the PC works to that input, then you could try using the HDMI-2-out of the 103 to the PC-HDMI-input of the TV when you want the PC, and have the Oppo HDMI-out-1 go to a different HDMI input on the TV. For my own PC at the TV, I just send the video (DVI-D) directly to the PC-HDMI-in from the PC, and send the audio to my AV pre-pro.
post #3771 of 16419

the network

Has anyone experienced any problems using the extension for the usb for connecting to the network? In my case, about every week or so, I'll have to reconnect to the network. Oppo said I might have to exchange it or try using an Ethernet cable, which I can't because it's way too long of a run to do that. I may try a cisco wireless remote and see if that works. thanks
post #3772 of 16419
Just had an interesting firmware corruption on my 103 (which I had updated to current version earlier in the month via wifi): today, when I attempted to watch something using my Roku stick, I had pic but no sound (worked fine last time I used it). Same for built-in apps on the Oppo. I DID have sound while watching a shiny disc! Fiddled with settings, couldn't resolve the issue and gave Oppo a call. (I have hdmi 1 to flatscreen, hdmi 2 to receiver.) The tech had me try a number of things, one of which was a temp fix for my setup: turn off my receiver and sound played on my tv. Obviously, not the best fix. I finally dl'd the current firmware and reinstalled from a usb stick, then did a factory reset and plugged in my own settings. Presto, sound worked again. Just an FYI to anyone having any strange player issues.
post #3773 of 16419
I just changed my email and password on Netflix website, then wanted to do the sane on OPPO. First it said it couldn't connect, I pushed try again and it connected (how?). So first, I don't understand why it was able to connect with the old email and password and second, how do I change it to the new email and password (couldn't find this option in the setup menu)? Please, help if you can
post #3774 of 16419
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Originally Posted by gist View Post

Has anyone experienced any problems using the extension for the usb for connecting to the network? In my case, about every week or so, I'll have to reconnect to the network. Oppo said I might have to exchange it or try using an Ethernet cable, which I can't because it's way too long of a run to do that. I may try a cisco wireless remote and see if that works. thanks

In Setup > Network Setup > Connection Information, check the signal strength for your Wifi. If it is weak, try repositioning the Wifi dongle (connected to that USB extension). If it is strong, then your connection loss problems are likely due to something else.

The most common Wifi problem is intermittent interference from neighbors' Wifi setups or from things like cordless phones or poorly shielded microwave ovens. The usual fix is to tell your Wifi base station to use a different "channel" for the 2.4GHz Wifi (which is what the OPPO uses). The base stations are usually set to pick a channel automatically, based on what channel seems least busy, but with intermittent interference sources, unless they are active at that moment the base station won't know to avoid that channel. So set a channel manually. Your Wifi client devices (like the OPPO) will automatically pick up on the new channel. Just experiment with different channels until you find one that seems most reliable. Also keep track of what might be happening at the moment you lose connectivity -- such as someone microwaving popcorn.

If you have dual mode Wifi (both 2.4 and 5GHz), you might find it better to get a Wifi access point gizmo. This is a small device that you plug in near to your OPPO, after configuring it to connect to your 5GHz Wifi. Then you run a short Ethernet cable from it to the OPPO. You disconnect the OPPO Wifi dongle. Depending on the source of the interference, that may give you more reliable connections without having to do a long Ethernet run. All the networking manufacturers sell such things. For example Apple's Airport Express is their version.

Much less likely is that you are having a problem with your Wifi base station. Some of these, particularly the ones that are built into cable internet modems and the like, can develop problems after they've been running for some days that may need them to reboot. Check for whether there is a firmware update for yours. If you "rent" it from your Internet provider, see if there is a newer version you can swap out for.
--Bob
post #3775 of 16419
Well ordered my Oppo 103 off Amazon yesterday showed up on my doorstep today. Gottal love Amazon! biggrin.gif
post #3776 of 16419
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Originally Posted by jamserg View Post

I just changed my email and password on Netflix website, then wanted to do the sane on OPPO. First it said it couldn't connect, I pushed try again and it connected (how?). So first, I don't understand why it was able to connect with the old email and password and second, how do I change it to the new email and password (couldn't find this option in the setup menu)? Please, help if you can

In Setup > Device Setup you can "Deactivate Netflix", which will set it to start over the next time you launch it. I.e., you will be asked again to provide email address and password.

I've no idea why it was able to connect without your entering the new password. But if you've confirmed the password change took effect on the Netflix web site, and the app is actually working, then, as they say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
--bob
post #3777 of 16419
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

In Setup > Device Setup you can "Deactivate Netflix", which will set it to start over the next time you launch it. I.e., you will be asked again to provide email address and password.
I've no idea why it was able to connect without your entering the new password. But if you've confirmed the password change took effect on the Netflix web site, and the app is actually working, then, as they say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
--bob

Well, the reason i'm concerned is that I just sent back defective OPPO and forgot to erase the emai and password (the reason I had to change it)
post #3778 of 16419
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Originally Posted by yarrumc View Post

I see. I didn't have good luck streaming off the USB HDD hooked up to my PC to my AppleTV/iTunes (ie. pausing), however works great when content is on my internal HDD. I assume the USB 2.0 or external HDD isn't cutting it (at least over wifi). I am looking to get powerline adapters to boost my throughput from my pc to my router. I may just end up buying a larger HDD and keep it in my PC, since it stays on anyway. Any benefits to running a DLNA server over playing straight from a share with the Oppo?

Wireless networking is almost always a bottleneck, but there are ways to maximize throughput. Start by moving the player's dongle. WiFi typically delivers 30-50% of it's rated bandwidth (on a good day).
post #3779 of 16419
Can you guys recommend a particular external hard drive to mate with this player. I have a seagate 1.5TB that works well, but I dropped it when it was about a week old and it clicks at times. So I want something a little larger, that is relatively quiet, external power is fine, good read/write speeds are important.

Thanks,
Joe
post #3780 of 16419
JAMSERG,
If you swapped out, i.e., the defective unit is not coming back to you, then OPPO will have done a full Reset on it as part of refurbishing it. That deactivates Netflix on it as well.
--Bob
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