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post #7021 of 16446
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Originally Posted by Mongo171 View Post

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.

Same here. I've already reported it to oppo and the engineers are looking into it. Claymation is a good word smile.gif
post #7022 of 16446
Has anyone actually tested HDMI 1 to see if the NR and/or Sharpness adjustments are in fact not altered in the new firmware? I could "see" a scenario (no pun intended) where Oppo might address this to some degree without advertising it since it is not actually thought to be an "issue" and that they likely would open up the door to be expected to fix every user's perceived imperfections with firmware. With that said, I do think HDMI 1 is a touch "soft" and would love to know if anyone with the new firmware has confirmed that nothing in fact changed there.


Also, if I use an external USB drive with a large library of .wav files, what does the "CUE file" change give me in reality? All of my WAV files were ripped via dbpoweramp and I had to remove the "tags" that it embedded as they created a static noise at the end of each track. Does this CUE change as part of the firmware do either of the following:


Eliminate the "static" at the end of each track (Which I think could have been a side effect of the tagging from dbpoweramp on WAV files)
Read the information as Tags and therefore take precedence over Gracenote?


And yes, I know about FLAC, but I want to use WAV for my own reasons.


Thanks everyone as always. This is a fantastic group/thread.
post #7023 of 16446
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Originally Posted by turboman123 View Post


hello globalnomad,
Thanks for the reply. In case you are Hong Kong Chinese, no offense was meant. But I find it very strange that although the majority of business websites offer Chinese and English as a language, Oppo cant. Might be that some distributor manages the HK site, but they use the Oppo name www.oppodvd.com.hk

Ok, I will try the US firmware. No problem with the DVD code, as I have the Super Disc.

Caucasian American here ^_^.

 

I'm pretty sure it's the distributor that runs the site, otherwise would probably just have a Chinese language option on their own page considering HK sells US players.

post #7024 of 16446
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Originally Posted by darkphader View Post


That, indeed, is a security issue. Hopefully you're not using an account with admin privileges.

If it's his home and he doesn't expect his family members to rummage through his personal files, it's not that big of an issue. You can set up windows to give the username a password, but not prompt for the password at logon so that it instead goes straight into Windows on boot. It will still prompt for a password when you try to connect via SMB or any other remote terminal though. This is how I have my Win7x64 set-up and it works beautifully with the OPPO. When I'm not home, my girlfriend can simply turn on my computer and access our music and movies.

post #7025 of 16446
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

1. Added support for Direct Stream Digital (DSD) file playback from local storage. The DSD files can be either stereo or multi-channel. Both the DFF and the DSF formats are supported.
2. Added support for CUE file playback. The function can be applied to music files on local storage and supported audio formats include FLAC, WAV, APE and MP3.

I don't visit the bdp-10x threads frequently so I apologize if this has already been addressed, but I didn't see much discussion regarding these two new features that hold a lot of interest to me.

1. The support for DSD playback only mentions local storage. Is there any capability for DFF/DSF file playback via a SMB share? Even with playback limited to local storage only, this is an immensely important new feature. Might be worth buying a 103 to supplement my 93 for this feature alone.

2. In my never-ending quest for gapless playback, is gapless playback now possible using a cue file with a single flac file, and also have navigation control and ability to display track info?
post #7026 of 16446
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Originally Posted by scolumbo View Post


1. The support for DSD playback only mentions local storage. Is there any capability for DFF/DSF file playback via a SMB share? Even with playback limited to local storage only, this is an immensely important new feature. Might be worth buying a 103 to supplement my 93 for this feature alone.

Yes, it does work over SMB.

-Bill
post #7027 of 16446
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Yes, it does work over SMB.

-Bill

Excellent news! I only wish i could update my 93 for such capability.

If the answer to my second question is positive, the 103 will likely take up residence next to my 93.
post #7028 of 16446
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

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.

Ah... I didn't see minimum in your post. I have heard that smaller cables (3 ft?) don't perform as well as 6' cables, no idea why, but it would be interesting to find out if there's a real reason.
post #7029 of 16446
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Originally Posted by Recstar24 View Post

Anyone else experience the choppy juddery motion on hdmi1 using set top box through hdmi input?

Yes on my Fios box all channels had choppy motion. After checking Bluray and then going back it went away for now. I know Oppo will eventually fix this but added to my HDMI 2 handshake problem with my Fios box I am really disappointed in my $499 investment. One of the main reasons I went to this player was for the video processing in the HDMI inputs. Well currently HDMI 1 is choppy and HDMI 2 doesn't work. I know this player was Beta tested before release but obviously not thoroughly enough.
post #7030 of 16446
An initial news flash from Kal Rubinson on Oppo adding DSD file playback. Oppo should really be congratulated for adding this feature to the 103/105 through a firmware update at no additional cost that was only possible previously with very expensive equipment.

This quote really says it all:

The hardware used has been mostly professional (Sonoma workstation) or semi-professional (Mytek Stereo 192-DSD) or, at the very least, costly enough for the unconvinced to hesitate. Now, in one fell swoop, Oppo has made this possible at no cost at all for those of us who own an Oppo BDP-103 or BDP-105.

http://www.stereophile.com/content/news-flash-oppo-now-plays-dsd-files
Edited by scolumbo - 3/27/13 at 8:33pm
post #7031 of 16446
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Originally Posted by hernanu View Post

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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

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.

Ah... I didn't see minimum in your post. I have heard that smaller cables (3 ft?) don't perform as well as 6' cables, no idea why, but it would be interesting to find out if there's a real reason.
I don't either, but I've used high speed 18" Monoprice 28 gage cables to connect our OPPO Blu-ray and the Toshiba HD-DVD players to the AVR for a few years now. The Comcast box has a 3' cable for it's connection. We've never had a hand shake problem. All the connections are relatively stress free so that may explain some of the lack of trouble. In the past Monoprice has recommended 24 gage and 6' high speed cables, but at the time I read that, they didn't explain why. It could just be that they get more returns with the short cables. The shorter the cable, the more chance that the connection can be stressed.
post #7032 of 16446
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

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Originally Posted by briandx View Post

Sorry if someone already has mentioned this in the thousands of posts on this thread eek.gif

Has someone built a kind of spreadsheet that has all of the 103's default options listed, so that it will be easier for me in the future to reapply my custom changes after a major rev upgrade?

Many thanks,
Brian

http://watershade.net/wmcclain/BDP-103_Settings_Checklist.html

...as shown in the 1st post in this thread. Freshly updated this morning!

-Bill

 

Bill ....in the Video Setup section of your checklist, what exactly is the Analog in HDMI2 & Analog Column?

post #7033 of 16446
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Originally Posted by pwiss View Post

Yes on my Fios box all channels had choppy motion. After checking Bluray and then going back it went away for now. I know Oppo will eventually fix this but added to my HDMI 2 handshake problem with my Fios box I am really disappointed in my $499 investment. One of the main reasons I went to this player was for the video processing in the HDMI inputs. Well currently HDMI 1 is choppy and HDMI 2 doesn't work. I know this player was Beta tested before release but obviously not thoroughly enough.

Make sure to contact oppo just to have it on file. Make sure customer service sends it directly to engineering. In addition to hdmi1 claymation choppiness I am now getting it on hdmi2 frown.gif so basically hdmi input with cable box is unwatchable. At least blu ray works frown.gif

On a more positive note, oshare is stupid easy to use and worked right off the bat for me. Now if I could just watch cable through hdmi input...
post #7034 of 16446
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Originally Posted by Recstar24 View Post

No more pops! The beta alone is worth it to me for that reason.

Will do tomorrow. Has to be related to the new deinterlacing settings. As sometimes the ESPN scroll is choppy and other times the Golf Channel scroll is messed up . One is 720p and the other is 1080i. Other times everything is choppy. It all comes and goes.
post #7035 of 16446
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

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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.

 

Do you have problems with metadata when pushing audio to the Oppo via wireless dlna dmr? When playing mp3 files, metadata is corrupted. When playing flac files, metadata fields and gracenote pics are all blank. When the Oppo is pulling data directly, all is fine. No missing pics and no metadata corruption.

 

The problem also occurs when using windows media player as the server...

post #7036 of 16446
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Originally Posted by globalnomad View Post

I also live in HK - our players are the US ones. I think the default DVD code is Region 1 because they're directly imported.

Also - I don't think OPPO manages the HK site, but the local distributor (B&O Acoustic) does.
hello globalnomad,
Have you tried out the new beta firmware? Does it work on your HK player?
I am running nowTV STB over the HDMI input of the player. User Recstar24 has reported jittery motion with STB over HDMI input over HDMI1 output. Do you have that kind of setup? If yes, any problem with the beta (if you have installed it)?
post #7037 of 16446
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Originally Posted by turboman123 View Post


hello globalnomad,
Have you tried out the new beta firmware? Does it work on your HK player?
I am running nowTV STB over the HDMI input of the player. User Recstar24 has reported jittery motion with STB over HDMI input over HDMI1 output. Do you have that kind of setup? If yes, any problem with the beta (if you have installed it)?

 

Sorry, I can't really help you there because I haven't installed the beta.

 

I don't really watch TV that much (my gf used to, but since I've updated to the Oppo, we're mostly watching movies in our free time) so I haven't passed nowTV through the OPPO. My setup is thus pretty simple: OPPO HDMI1 out to my TV (a simple LCD Samsung that my gf had before I moved to HK - definitely will upgrade in the future, but not enough funds for that), and stereo analog out to a Micromega IA-60 powering two Monitor Audio RX2 speakers - no sub (the RX2 goes down to 40Hz, so not too bad. Plus, I'm sure my neighbors wouldn't appreciate me adding a sub). I stream FLAC, MKV, and Blu-ray backups via SMB over Win7x64. As a result of this last point, I haven't updated to the beta because I'm not keen on losing my blu-ray back-up streaming ability. Some of the audio updates are tempting (DSD and CUE playback for example), but I'm going to hold off for awhile yet.

post #7038 of 16446
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post

Do you have problems with metadata when pushing audio to the Oppo via wireless dlna dmr? When playing mp3 files, metadata is corrupted. When playing flac files, metadata fields and gracenote pics are all blank. When the Oppo is pulling data directly, all is fine. No missing pics and no metadata corruption.

Don't know, because when I am pushing music I do not have my display on. I'll have to do some testing later when I want to burn some hours into my projector lamp.
post #7039 of 16446
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

No more streaming of AVCHD over SMB and no more AVCD/BDMV for personal backups. Camcorder and self authored AVCHD without menus is still supported. But your days of playing 1:1 backups which are not on physical discs are over.

I usually backup only "main movie" without menus. I do it with TSmuxer or multiAVCHD. Will this backup work with the new firmware?
post #7040 of 16446
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.
post #7041 of 16446
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Originally Posted by pav56 View Post


I usually backup only "main movie" without menus. I do it with TSmuxer or multiAVCHD. Will this backup work with the new firmware?

You are producing BDMV or AVCHD folders? That will no longer work.

You can produce M2TS files with tsMuxeR which will still work. That container does not have chapter support, though.

-Bill
post #7042 of 16446
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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post

Bill ....in the Video Setup section of your checklist, what exactly is the Analog in HDMI2 & Analog Column?

Exactly? It refers to Component output. Which the BDP-103 doesn't have. So it's a cut&paste error from copying from the -93 checklist.

Hell. I'll fix it this morning.

-Bill
post #7043 of 16446
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Originally Posted by pav56 View Post

I usually backup only "main movie" without menus. I do it with TSmuxer or multiAVCHD. Will this backup work with the new firmware?
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

You are producing BDMV or AVCHD folders? That will no longer work.

You can produce M2TS files with tsMuxeR which will still work. That container does not have chapter support, though.

-Bill
Indeed,

So for all you guys who require chapter navigation support, your only alternative is re-muxing to the Matroska (.MKV) container. An application going by the name of 'MakeMKV' provides a relatively easy method of file type conversion wink.gif
post #7044 of 16446
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Originally Posted by pwiss View Post

Wi
Will do tomorrow. Has to be related to the new deinterlacing settings. As sometimes the ESPN scroll is choppy and other times the Golf Channel scroll is messed up . One is 720p and the other is 1080i. Other times everything is choppy. It all comes and goes.

Yup, same here. Oppo did ask me to change my deinterlacing setting to VIDEO to see if it would help - no change whatsoever.
post #7045 of 16446
Hi all, quick question .

Is there any way to keep the bd-103 in "hdmi input in back" mode after powering down and turning the unit back on? IT is a little bit of a hassle to always have to scroll down and choose the input every time i power the unit on to watch Directv.
post #7046 of 16446
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Originally Posted by ppipro View Post

Hi all, quick question .

Is there any way to keep the bd-103 in "hdmi input in back" mode after powering down and turning the unit back on?

Welcome to AVSForum.

No, there is no settable input default.

If using a programmable remote you can select the input directly, though. See the FAQ: How do I select an INPUT source with a programmable remote?

-Bill
post #7047 of 16446
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Treasure Hunt!

There are a variety of bug fixes in the 0323B Public Beta firmware which are not explicitly listed in the Release Notes.

For example, A-B Repeat now works on the AIX Audio Calibration, Blu-ray.

As usual, finding these is an exercise to the interested reader. Collect them all!
--Bob
A few quick observations:

DLNA performance is improved in general and chapter advance in MKVs is now snappy

Dolby TrueHD can now be bit-streamed from MKVs. biggrin.gif
post #7048 of 16446
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Originally Posted by bluechunks View Post


A few quick observations:

DLNA performance is improved in general and chapter advance in MKVs is now snappy

Dolby TrueHD can now be bit-streamed from MKVs. biggrin.gif

anyone tried pushing music to the oppo via DLNA DMR (i'm using twonky) with the new firmware? this is very flakey on the current firmware.. hoping its solid with the new beta firmware. specifically, the oppo doesn't broadcast itself very consistently, so tools that list available devices to push content to sometimes see the oppo and sometimes do not. it usually works on a fresh restart of the 103, but after using the 103 for blu ray or other video playback, it will not show up as an available output source anymore.

post #7049 of 16446
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Originally Posted by kennyboy2 View Post

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.

I am at a loss as to how to get my Oppo to access my music and photos. I even set up a password but the Oppo 105 won't accept it. I downloaded oShare but there are no instructions and I've no clue as to how to use it. Tried downloading the Foobar media player but the sucker added a bunch of hard to remove garbage and changed my toolbar and default page. It took me a while to undo that mess.

What am I doing wrong? It should not be this hard.
post #7050 of 16446
For anyone that is using a set top box through hdmi input, I would recommend NOT downloading the new beta. The motion issues has made both outputs unwatchable. As soon as I hear from oppo engineering I will update this thread.
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