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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ I've found it useful to blame such stuff on my evil twin brother, Skippy....

He's the one with the goatee, right? smile.gif
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

I've never read an explanation of that length recommendation. They also recommend heavier cables than I've ever used. My 28 gage cables range from 18" to 10' and I've never had any HDMI related problems. I plan to switch to RedMere just to remove stress on our HDMI connections. Since the Redmere cables are so thin, the length and gage recommendations that you're referring to may not apply to Redmere technology. Maybe Monoprice or someone here can do a better job with your question. redface.gif

I think the reason is signal loss as the bandwidth demand goes up Here's a comparison done by Audioholics that points out not only that failure goes up as you increase distance and bandwidth, but also that the quality of the HDMI cable is not determined by how much it costs

Basically, for currently expected bandwidth, six to fifteen hits the sweet spot for current bandwidth requirements (1080p 8-bit, 1.65 Gbit/s, 4.95 Gbit/s), but if you have either higher bandwidth requirements or longer distances, you may need to step up in the quality of the cable (not necessarily by expense).

How thin the total HDMI cable is may not matter as much as the gauge wire that is contained within, but I have no knowledge about that.
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3. The new decoder firmware supplied by our chip vendor tightens the validation check for AVCHD file format. If the files in the BDMV folder do not fully comply with the AVCHD specification, the folder will not play. (For example, if the files are from a disc backup instead of an original AVCHD recording, the player will reject it.)


eek.gifeek.gif TERRIBLE!!!!
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NETWORK SHARING question: Please bear with me as I am a novice at setting up home sharing. Using Windows Media player on my Windows 7 PC, I added music folders to my library and authorized my PC to share these folders with devices on my home network. My Oppo 105 recognizes my PC but it insists on a user name and password. As my PC does not require a password, I am at a loss as to how to log into my 105. I tried skipping the password to no avail. My PC does not list my Oppo as a network device presumably because my Oppo has not logged in. Any suggestions?
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I really want to be able to play my own movies that I record from my own camera and then store on my server. Oppo would be a great way to do this.
Is this now not possible with the new firmware?
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I really want to be able to play my own movies that I record from my own camera and then store on my server. Oppo would be a great way to do this.
Is this now not possible with the new firmware?
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Thread Starter 
It is still possible. The restriction only applies to discs which contain menus (which will primarily be commercial Blu-ray titles).
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Originally Posted by kennyboy2 View Post

NETWORK SHARING question: Please bear with me as I am a novice at setting up home sharing. Using Windows Media player on my Windows 7 PC, I added music folders to my library and authorized my PC to share these folders with devices on my home network. My Oppo 105 recognizes my PC but it insists on a user name and password. As my PC does not require a password, I am at a loss as to how to log into my 105. I tried skipping the password to no avail. My PC does not list my Oppo as a network device presumably because my Oppo has not logged in. Any suggestions?

If you are trying to use SMB you will need to provide the player with a Username and Password. Non-password user accounts only really work with Guest accounts.

I generally recommend using DLNA instead of SMB, so recommend using oShare (http://sourceforge.net/projects/oshare/).
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Hello I'm leaning towards getting a 103. Is there any benefit to hooking my Apple TV to the 103 vs my AVR( Marantz SR7500) ? I'm alittle confused regarding listening to CDs via 2 channel listening. Do I need to hook the 103 to my AVR via RCA cables rather than HDMI? Also is the 103 capable to stream Apple lossless files? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

If you are trying to use SMB you will need to provide the player with a Username and Password. Non-password user accounts only really work with Guest accounts.

I generally recommend using DLNA instead of SMB, so recommend using oShare (http://sourceforge.net/projects/oshare/).

Actually, after trying almost everything possible, I finally managed to use SBM with my W7 PC after deleting EVERYTHING under Windows Live Messenger. After that, I can access the PC through SMB without entering any username or password (leave both fields blank). With at least one program from WLM installed, nothing could make SMB work.
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Originally Posted by slimoli View Post

Actually, after trying almost everything possible, I finally managed to use SBM with my W7 PC after deleting EVERYTHING under Windows Live Messenger. After that, I can access the PC through SMB without entering any username or password (leave both fields blank). With at least one program from WLM installed, nothing could make SMB work.

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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

If you are trying to use SMB you will need to provide the player with a Username and Password. Non-password user accounts only really work with Guest accounts.

I generally recommend using DLNA instead of SMB, so recommend using oShare (http://sourceforge.net/projects/oshare/).
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Originally Posted by slimoli View Post


Slimoli. I've never used Windows Live Messenger but I appreciate the suggestion.

Neuromancer: If I want to use SMB, I will have to establish a log in password on my PC and then use the same password on the Oppo? If so, that would be very inconvenient and I will take your suggestion to use oShare.
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Upgraded without issue when I got the email a little bit ago. Dont remember seeing the deinterlace setting before in the Deep Color/Color Space menu.
post #7003 of 16434
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Originally Posted by kennyboy2 View Post

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Slimoli. I've never used Windows Live Messenger but I appreciate the suggestion.

Neuromancer: If I want to use SMB, I will have to establish a log in password on my PC and then use the same password on the Oppo? If so, that would be very inconvenient and I will take your suggestion to use oShare.

I'm sorry. I gave the wrong name. The package is actually called Windows Live Essentials and includes photo gallery, movie maker and messenger. You must uninstall ALL the programs, even if you never used any of them. SMB will work if you do that.
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Originally Posted by hernanu View PostI think the reason is signal loss as the bandwidth demand goes up Here's a comparison done by Audioholics that points out not only that failure goes up as you increase distance and bandwidth, but also that the quality of the HDMI cable is not determined by how much it costs

I use Blue Jean cables for a 45 foot run no problems, I use it every day it has been three years since I have had that cable work like a charm.

 

 

 

BJC Belden Series-1 Bonded-Pair HDMI Cable: Best for Long Runs

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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ I've found it useful to blame such stuff on my evil twin brother, Skippy....
--Bob
OK. It wasn't you that posted using my name, it was Skippy. Then again, we watched Frankenweenie last night. Maybe it was Sparky and Skippy. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by hernanu View Post

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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

I've never read an explanation of that length recommendation. They also recommend heavier cables than I've ever used. My 28 gage cables range from 18" to 10' and I've never had any HDMI related problems. I plan to switch to RedMere just to remove stress on our HDMI connections. Since the Redmere cables are so thin, the length and gage recommendations that you're referring to may not apply to Redmere technology. Maybe Monoprice or someone here can do a better job with your question. redface.gif

I think the reason is signal loss as the bandwidth demand goes up Here's a comparison done by Audioholics that points out not only that failure goes up as you increase distance and bandwidth, but also that the quality of the HDMI cable is not determined by how much it costs

Basically, for currently expected bandwidth, six to fifteen hits the sweet spot for current bandwidth requirements (1080p 8-bit, 1.65 Gbit/s, 4.95 Gbit/s), but if you have either higher bandwidth requirements or longer distances, you may need to step up in the quality of the cable (not necessarily by expense).

How thin the total HDMI cable is may not matter as much as the gauge wire that is contained within, but I have no knowledge about that.
I was referring to a recommendation relating to minimum length and cable gage. That's a little different than the widely accepted recommendations you are referring to.

As I said, I don't know how or if it relates to the Redmere cables.
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Great googly moogly is there not a thread somewhere for redmere "next best thing to sliced bread" cables and how to do long runs? smile.gif
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Great googly moogly is there not a thread somewhere for redmere "next best thing to sliced bread" cables and how to do long runs? smile.gif
Unfortunately, thanks to our friends who make the movies, HDMI relates to everything, and it seems to be a moving target. smile.gif
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Anyone else experience the choppy juddery motion on hdmi1 using set top box through hdmi input?
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Oshare works well for me in my w7 64 system. Using logitech server with dlna on my 2011 whs server did not work and I eventually froze the oppo. Off and unplug recovered the system.
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

If you are trying to use SMB you will need to provide the player with a Username and Password. Non-password user accounts only really work with Guest accounts.

I generally recommend using DLNA instead of SMB, so recommend using oShare (http://sourceforge.net/projects/oshare/).

I disagree. SMB offer considerably better performance over DLNA on the Oppo 103. I found file browsing performance improvements and playback start time improved by 4 or so seconds with SMB over DLNA.
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Thread Starter 
Depends on what bloated DLNA server you are using. If you are using something like Windows Media Server, then yeah, run for the hills. But if you ware using something like oShare which has an incredibly lean footprint, DLNA is far easier to use as you do not need to worry about logins, permissions, and other nonsense.
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

Depends on what bloated DLNA server you are using. If you are using something like Windows Media Server, then yeah, run for the hills. But if you ware using something like oShare which has an incredibly lean footprint, DLNA is far easier to use as you do not need to worry about logins, permissions, and other nonsense.

You are talking me into oShare but if I want to finish what I started and use Windows Media player, how do i negotiate through the log ins and permissions etc.? My Oppo demands a user name and password but I don't use a password to log into my Windows 7 PC.
post #7014 of 16434
After I updated to the Beta, the channel I was on (the Yankees game) it was like claymation. I checked other channels and they work fine. I'm not sure why the channel was jittery and all of the other channels worked fine.
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

I don't have audio where I am now so couldn't listen to your intro, but I would try these diagnostic steps:

  • Do you have 1080p24 turned on, or are you using Source Direct? What happens if you turn it off and set resolution to 1080p (not Source Direct)?
  • Does behavior improve if you connect the player directly to the display?
  • Is HDMI2 behave better than HDMI1, either with the receiver or direct to the TV?


-Bill

Hey Bill,

Thanks for the response...and the fix! Having tried the 2nd and 3rd ideas previously, I followed your suggestion and set resolution to 1080p and turned 1080p24 to off. Fixed.

Thanks to Bill, htwaits and others for help on this. Great forum support here. If you're ever in Kansas City, I 'll owe you a beer.
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

It contains the same Yamaha receiver fixes as the previous Private Beta.

Thanks for confirming this. I am anxiously awaiting this fix in Australia but am told I have to wait for the Australian release of the final non-beta firmware. Does anyone know how long this might take - or is that a "how long is a piece of string" question?
post #7017 of 16434
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Originally Posted by dwall81 View Post

Hey Bill,

Thanks for the response...and the fix! Having tried the 2nd and 3rd ideas previously, I followed your suggestion and set resolution to 1080p and turned 1080p24 to off. Fixed.

Very good! With that setup the player produces a constant 1080p60 video signal, which eliminates some of the handshakes that occur when the source changes resolution (if you are using Source Direct) and/or frame rate (if you are using Source Direct or 1080p with 24hz turned on).

-Bill
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by kennyboy2 View Post

You are talking me into oShare but if I want to finish what I started and use Windows Media player, how do i negotiate through the log ins and permissions etc.? My Oppo demands a user name and password but I don't use a password to log into my Windows 7 PC.

I've never been able to log into my Windows 7 Ultimate configuration with a Username that has no Password. I think one of the Beta Testers was successful in this, but I gave up because I do not want to sign into my computer when I turn it on. I just use oShare for DLNA DMP (when I am too lazy to go to my computer) and Foobar2000 for DLNA DMR.
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

I've never been able to log into my Windows 7 Ultimate configuration with a Username that has no Password. I think one of the Beta Testers was successful in this, but I gave up because I do not want to sign into my computer when I turn it on. I just use oShare for DLNA DMP (when I am too lazy to go to my computer) and Foobar2000 for DLNA DMR.

I should have said that I log into Windows without a user name or password. Bottom line sounds like I would have to sign into my PC to use Windows Media Player or delete Windows Live Essential. I wish I had not wasted my time trying to make this work. Looks like I will be playing around with oShare.

I am liking my 105 so far. It replaces an 83NuForce SE.
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