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post #3781 of 16400
So has anyone found a way to stop files skipping when using SMB? DNLA in running smooth as silk but SMB stutters quite bad frown.gif
post #3782 of 16400
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Originally Posted by joeyvaz View Post

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

People use all sorts of drives. I have a couple Seagate USB-powered drives, but mostly I use 1TB Seagate Baracuda 3.5" SATA bare drives in a popup dock. I have always intended to test a 2.5" bare drive to see if it would run cooler and quieter. You can hear the big drive humming and the head seeking is sometimes audible.

-Bill
post #3783 of 16400
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Originally Posted by rickydenim View Post

So has anyone found a way to stop files skipping when using SMB? DNLA in running smooth as silk but SMB stutters quite bad frown.gif

Not a problem here.

-Bill
post #3784 of 16400
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

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


I also have the same issue on my BDP-103 and I've already tried those suggestions plus more. I've already contacted Oppo via email a couple of days ago and waiting on their response.
post #3785 of 16400
I have the 103 and a Denon 4810. At the moment I use HDMI for audio and letting the Denon do the processing.
Would I achieve better SQ if I switch to analogues out on the Oppo and let the Oppo do the audio processing? If so do I still use the Denon to set up it up through Audyssey or do I need to do the set up through the Oppo manually?

Thanks
post #3786 of 16400
Just got the 103 hooked up and I'm getting a snowy screen, and I've tried HDMI 1 and HDMI 2. I have a 50 ft HDMI cable that goes from my receiver under the house and back up the Panny projector. I am able to get into settings and if I change the output to 1080i (vs 1080p) the picture isn't snowy anymore. My previous player is a Sony BDP-BXI and it works fine on 1080p. I have a pretty decent 50ft HDMI cable that I got from bluejeans, but this sure seems like the problem. Is there any setting in the Oppo to put out a higher voltage signal over HDMI or adjust it in some way?

jcg
post #3787 of 16400
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

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
Thanks, Bob, was worried a little
post #3788 of 16400
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Originally Posted by jcg View Post

Just got the 103 hooked up and I'm getting a snowy screen, and I've tried HDMI 1 and HDMI 2. I have a 50 ft HDMI cable that goes from my receiver under the house and back up the Panny projector. I am able to get into settings and if I change the output to 1080i (vs 1080p) the picture isn't snowy anymore. My previous player is a Sony BDP-BXI and it works fine on 1080p. I have a pretty decent 50ft HDMI cable that I got from bluejeans, but this sure seems like the problem. Is there any setting in the Oppo to put out a higher voltage signal over HDMI or adjust it in some way?
jcg

Sounds like a cable issue/Length. You can probably use a signal extender booster to help. Gefen makes some good stuff, and I am sure you can find some stuff on Monoprice as well. Blue Jeans has some new cables that may work also.
post #3789 of 16400
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Not a problem here.
-Bill
Hmm...I've read that a few people are having similar issues also. Strange. I also have XBMC running on my appletv and its using SMB without a hiccup. Not sure why the Oppo would struggle with it.
post #3790 of 16400
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Originally Posted by jcg View Post

Just got the 103 hooked up and I'm getting a snowy screen, and I've tried HDMI 1 and HDMI 2. I have a 50 ft HDMI cable that goes from my receiver under the house and back up the Panny projector. I am able to get into settings and if I change the output to 1080i (vs 1080p) the picture isn't snowy anymore. My previous player is a Sony BDP-BXI and it works fine on 1080p. I have a pretty decent 50ft HDMI cable that I got from bluejeans, but this sure seems like the problem. Is there any setting in the Oppo to put out a higher voltage signal over HDMI or adjust it in some way?

jcg

The problem is not voltage but data rate. You need to either replace your long cables or lower the data rate -- which is what changing to 1080i did. If you have ANYTHING ELSE in the HDMI path -- wall plates, adapters, daisy-changed cables, or other HDMI processing gizmos, they alone could be your problem.

By the way, you can change Resolution using the Resolution button on the remote, the Up/Down Arrows, and the Enter button. See the Front Panel display of the player.

Now that you can get 1080i video, go into Setup > Video Setup > HDMI Options and set Deep Color OFF. Also set an explicit choice for Color Space -- typically YCbCr 4:4:4.

Also check that the HDMI plugs are fully inserted STRAIGHT into the sockets with nothing (e.g., cable weight) tugging them in any direction. Check BOTH ENDS of the cable. HDMI plugs are only friction fit, and it just takes a small shift of plug in socket to screw things up.

If still no luck with 1080p, carry the player over near the projector and use the shorter, OPPO supplied cable to confirm that 1080p really does work and thus it is your long HDMI cables causing the problem.
--Bob
post #3791 of 16400
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Originally Posted by rickydenim View Post

So has anyone found a way to stop files skipping when using SMB? DNLA in running smooth as silk but SMB stutters quite bad frown.gif

DLNA is a media streaming protocol specifically designed to serve up media over a network.

SMB is a file sharing protocol and is typically not optimized for real-time data delivery. A reasonably robust PC/server usually has no problem pushing blocks of file data out as requested, but if the system becomes very busy or otherwise becomes resource limited, file sharing can take a back seat - after all it wasn't really designed for serving media - and the stuttering begins. There are various ways to tune systems to perform better for file sharing but I'm not an expert and some Internet searching should provide answers.
post #3792 of 16400
I checked the cables and they are fully inserted and nothing is tugging on them. Also deep color was off, and I changed color space to YCbCr 4:4:4:, but if I go back to 1080p still a snowy picture. The oppo has a short cable going to my receiver, so tomorrow I'll try going straight from oppo to projector but I'm guessing it will be the same. If that doesn't work then I guess I'll have to return this as buying a new cable, and crawling under the house to rewire everything doesn't seem worth it to me. I'll also look into these HDMI boosters, so if anyone has a recommendation on a cheap one that works well let me know.

jcg
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

The problem is not voltage but data rate. You need to either replace your long cables or lower the data rate -- which is what changing to 1080i did. If you have ANYTHING ELSE in the HDMI path -- wall plates, adapters, daisy-changed cables, or other HDMI processing gizmos, they alone could be your problem.
By the way, you can change Resolution using the Resolution button on the remote, the Up/Down Arrows, and the Enter button. See the Front Panel display of the player.
Now that you can get 1080i video, go into Setup > Video Setup > HDMI Options and set Deep Color OFF. Also set an explicit choice for Color Space -- typically YCbCr 4:4:4.
Also check that the HDMI plugs are fully inserted STRAIGHT into the sockets with nothing (e.g., cable weight) tugging them in any direction. Check BOTH ENDS of the cable. HDMI plugs are only friction fit, and it just takes a small shift of plug in socket to screw things up.
If still no luck with 1080p, carry the player over near the projector and use the shorter, OPPO supplied cable to confirm that 1080p really does work and thus it is your long HDMI cables causing the problem.
--Bob
post #3793 of 16400
Also if the issue is not voltage but data rate then why does my Sony player work with the same cable/setup. There must be something different with the HDMI transmitter chip Oppo is using??? I would think the data rate for 1080p out of the Oppo shouldn't be any different than the data rate for 1080p out of the Sony.

jcg
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

The problem is not voltage but data rate. You need to either replace your long cables or lower the data rate -- which is what changing to 1080i did.
--Bob
post #3794 of 16400
Just got the region free mod from the IMEG store on ebay. $69. Seems to work perfectly (so far) for
DVD (makes all region free automatically) and blu-ray (region has to be set with remote, not hard).

The nice thing is, like their mod kit for the 93/95, this can be installed in about 30 seconds externally,
no opening the unit needed. One end plugs into the RS232 port, the other into the USB 2 port in
the back. That's it.

If you don't want to/can't use those 2 inputs for it, you can also install internally. I didn't try that,
but the internal installation looks pretty easy, based on the instructions.
post #3795 of 16400
Thread Starter 
Release date: December 28, 2012.
Category: Latest Public Beta Release
Main Version: BDP10X-38-1220B
Loader Version: 6U0900 or 7B0800 (BDP-103), 7B0800 (BDP-105)
Sub Version: MCU103-05-0916 (BDP-103), MCU105-04-1113 (BDP-105)

1. Resolved an issue where some SACD media were being incorrectly played as a standard CD audio disc. Customers have reported that their BDP-105 players would load a SACD and the resulting audio would be standard CD audio disc as confirmed by the front panel showing "CDDA" rather than "SACD" as the "Disc Type". This issue has been resolved.
2. Resolved an issue were the Roku Streaming Stick firmware would fail to upgrade correctly. Customers have reported that when the Roku Streaming Stick was connected to the HDMI/MHL IN port on the BDP-103/105, it could detect and download the new firmware but would not install it correctly. This would cause the Roku Streaming Stick to remain on the factory installed firmware. This issue has been resolved.
post #3796 of 16400
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Originally Posted by Sidetracked View Post

Just got the region free mod from the IMEG store on ebay. $69. Seems to work perfectly (so far) for
DVD (makes all region free automatically) and blu-ray (region has to be set with remote, not hard).
The nice thing is, like their mod kit for the 93/95, this can be installed in about 30 seconds externally,
no opening the unit needed. One end plugs into the RS232 port, the other into the USB 2 port in
the back. That's it.
If you don't want to/can't use those 2 inputs for it, you can also install internally. I didn't try that,
but the internal installation looks pretty easy, based on the instructions.

I always felt that was the best way to go. I did the internal and had problems getting it to work.

Jacob
post #3797 of 16400
Took delivery of my BDP-103 today. My BDP-93 went off to it's new home at my brother-in-law's.
post #3798 of 16400
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Originally Posted by jcg View Post

Also if the issue is not voltage but data rate then why does my Sony player work with the same cable/setup. There must be something different with the HDMI transmitter chip Oppo is using??? I would think the data rate for 1080p out of the Oppo shouldn't be any different than the data rate for 1080p out of the Sony.
jcg

do you have deep color turned off in the Oppo?
post #3799 of 16400
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Originally Posted by jcg View Post

I checked the cables and they are fully inserted and nothing is tugging on them. Also deep color was off, and I changed color space to YCbCr 4:4:4:, but if I go back to 1080p still a snowy picture. The oppo has a short cable going to my receiver, so tomorrow I'll try going straight from oppo to projector but I'm guessing it will be the same. If that doesn't work then I guess I'll have to return this as buying a new cable, and crawling under the house to rewire everything doesn't seem worth it to me. I'll also look into these HDMI boosters, so if anyone has a recommendation on a cheap one that works well let me know.

jcg

Ah! You didn't mention you were going through a Receiver. If so it is the AVR which is driving that 50 foot cable run to the display, not the OPPO. Are you using the same input on the Receiver that you used with the Sony?

Yes, try connecting the long video cable directly to the OPPO as the next test.
--Bob
post #3800 of 16400
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Originally Posted by rickydenim View Post

Hmm...I've read that a few people are having similar issues also. Strange. I also have XBMC running on my appletv and its using SMB without a hiccup. Not sure why the Oppo would struggle with it.
Sounds like individual network or setup issues. I'm doing wireless streaming from a laptop to the Oppo (which is connected by wire directly to the same router) of MKVs (in the ~10Mbps range) without a hitch along with FLACs.
post #3801 of 16400
Hi I was watching the avengers last night and I have noticed with all blurays that when there is an explosion or similar the sound from the receiver sea to tone down the expected volume from such scenes. Is this because the scene is above the crossover limit of 80 or have I something set wrong on the oppo or pioneer receiver ?

Thanks
post #3802 of 16400
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Originally Posted by Dickeymint View Post

Hi I was watching the avengers last night and I have noticed with all blurays that when there is an explosion or similar the sound from the receiver sea to tone down the expected volume from such scenes. Is this because the scene is above the crossover limit of 80 or have I something set wrong on the oppo or pioneer receiver ?
Thanks
Do you have DRC enabled on the Oppo? If so, turn it off.
post #3803 of 16400
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Originally Posted by Dickeymint View Post

Hi I was watching the avengers last night and I have noticed with all blurays that when there is an explosion or similar the sound from the receiver sea to tone down the expected volume from such scenes. Is this because the scene is above the crossover limit of 80 or have I something set wrong on the oppo or pioneer receiver ?

Thanks

 

In addition to Jazzguyy's reply, you might also care to check if there is any form of Dynamic Range control turned on in your AVR - eg Audyssey Dynamic Volume. If there is, turn it off.

post #3804 of 16400
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

In addition to Jazzguyy's reply, you might also care to check if there is any form of Dynamic Range control turned on in your AVR - eg Audyssey Dynamic Volume. If there is, turn it off.
Thanks for the reply I have set the drc on the oppo to no and on the pioneer receiver to no also. Is there any risks here ? Is there anything I should change to get the best soundwise? I have calibrated the receiver mcacc settings recently

Thanks in advance
post #3805 of 16400
As long as your speakers are rated to handle the power from your receiver you should be OK.
post #3806 of 16400
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Originally Posted by Dickeymint View Post

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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

In addition to Jazzguyy's reply, you might also care to check if there is any form of Dynamic Range control turned on in your AVR - eg Audyssey Dynamic Volume. If there is, turn it off.
Thanks for the reply I have set the drc on the oppo to no and on the pioneer receiver to no also. Is there any risks here ? Is there anything I should change to get the best soundwise? I have calibrated the receiver mcacc settings recently

Thanks in advance

 

No risks in turning off DRC etc. All that DRC does is make the dynamic range (the ratio of loud to soft sounds) less - IOW it makes the loud sounds sound less loud and the quiet sounds sound more loud. It's good for listening late at night when others might be in bed, but other than that it's best turned off.  This Audyssey FAQ answer explains what Dynamic Volume does - they all work the same sort of way:

 


g)1.   What is Dynamic Volume?

post #3807 of 16400
Hi folks,

I've just replaced my Denon receiver with Emotiva pre-amp & amps. Would like to add a Blu-Ray/CD player with DLNA capability that can retrieve DSD files over DLNA and convert them directly to analog, without first converting to PCM.

The poop sheet at the top of this thread (for the Oppo 103) reads, "Users can select whether to output the DSD (Direct Stream Digital) signal in its native format or convert it into PCM." Does "native format" mean the digital stream, or the analog signal obtained after converting the DSD stream? I also read that this "native signal" only appears on HDMI2, not HDMI1. That suggests the signal is still digital, not analog. When the user selects DSD output, does the Oppo convert the signal (directly, without a PCM step) to analog and deliver it to the analog (RCA & XLR) output jacks?

Thanks!
post #3808 of 16400
Yes deep color is turned off.

jcg
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

do you have deep color turned off in the Oppo?
post #3809 of 16400
I am using the same input on the receiver as the Sony, and this AM I hooked up the long cable directly to the Oppo and unfortunately 1080P still has the same issue. It just seems very odd that an old transceiver chip in the Sony (I think the BDP-BX1 is 5-6 years old now) would work, but a brand new one wouldn't. I guess I can email Oppo to see if the HDMI transceiver chip has any programmable settings.

jcg
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Ah! You didn't mention you were going through a Receiver. If so it is the AVR which is driving that 50 foot cable run to the display, not the OPPO. Are you using the same input on the Receiver that you used with the Sony?
Yes, try connecting the long video cable directly to the OPPO as the next test.
--Bob
post #3810 of 16400
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

No risks in turning off DRC etc. All that DRC does is make the dynamic range (the ratio of loud to soft sounds) less - IOW it makes the loud sounds sound less loud and the quiet sounds sound more loud. It's good for listening late at night when others might be in bed, but other than that it's best turned off.  This Audyssey FAQ answer explains what Dynamic Volume does - they all work the same sort of way:



g)1.   What is Dynamic Volume?
Much appreciated the test will be if my 3 year old wakes up then I may need to tone it down a bit !!
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