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post #7081 of 16445
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Originally Posted by darthkringle View Post

Has anyone actually tested HDMI 1 to see if the NR and/or Sharpness adjustments are in fact not altered in the new firmware?

No change in this firmware to any of the default Picture Adjustment values.
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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?

Gapless audio playback and the ability to create a persistent playlist.
post #7082 of 16445
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Originally Posted by Manic_D View Post

Just tested a DSD file over SMB & that works just fine.

I think foobar supports DSD it in some way over DLNA, but I have not tried it myself.

Can you describe what you did?  You selected a DSF/DFF file from the Oppo's GUI?  When I try that with Foobar or oShare, the DSF/DFF files do not appear and their folders seem to be empty.

post #7083 of 16445
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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post

Can you describe what you did?  You selected a DSF/DFF file from the Oppo's GUI?  When I try that with Foobar or oShare, the DSF/DFF files do not appear and their folders seem to be empty.

As for Manic_D it worked for me too last night.
I just access directly my DSF/DFF files (stored in my NAS) from the OPPO GUI (network) and play them.
As they are only 2 channels I can't comment on multichannel though.

As for pushing over DLNA, I'll experiment with JRiver MC18 (my one and only music player/server) tonight when back home.

Kami
post #7084 of 16445
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Originally Posted by Arrius View Post

As for Manic_D it worked for me too last night.
I just access directly my DSF/DFF files (stored in my NAS) from the OPPO GUI (network) and play them....

To better reply Kal request, I have SMB activated on my NAS, so then I have the choice to access my files either through MC18 or directly from the NAS.
It is like having 2 servers, one "soft" through MC18 and one "hard" through the NAS itself.
You then need to select the SMB ("hard") one (bearing your NAS network name) rather than the "soft". Depending on your music collection size, it might be a pain (long) to navigate, but worth it sound wise!

I'll try to post a picture if I am not clear enough...
Best
Kami
post #7085 of 16445
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Originally Posted by Arrius View Post

To better reply Kal request, I have SMB activated on my NAS, so then I have the choice to access my files either through MC18 or directly from the NAS.
It is like having 2 servers, one "soft" through MC18 and one "hard" through the NAS itself.
You then need to select the SMB ("hard") one (bearing your NAS network name) rather than the "soft". Depending on your music collection size, it might be a pain (long) to navigate, but worth it sound wise!
 

Wow, that works.  I had been pushing files from MC18 and also pulling them from various DLNA sources with no success.  I switched to SMB and I can stream DFF, stereo or multichannel.

 

Thanks.

post #7086 of 16445
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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? 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.
One guy actually just leaves his powered on to avoid the problem. I had to program 16 seconds of delay into my MX-500's macro to have one button turn everything on. Oppo needs to address this in their update.
post #7087 of 16445
Glad you have it working!
I now wait for MC18/OPPO to allow playing DSD through the asynchronous USB.

Kami

PS I read all your reviews and never thought I could help!
post #7088 of 16445
I have finally got the money to buy an OPPO and it is discouraging to read about some of the issues folks are having with leaving a disc in and then having sound drop out caused by networking features. Also, HDMI defaulting to the front input (really, it seems logical to me that the back one would be the default if its primary purpose is to use the units processor for external sources), lip sync issues when using the internal processor for external sources, and now it seems the latest update had less than desireable effects.

Is anyone happy with this unit?

Will OPPO correct these issues with firmware?

If I don't network the unit or connect and an external source will I be happy with everything else?

I don't care for BD live and I don't want the unit to connect to the internet when I load a movie. Can this be disabled?

I am also considering a Panasonic BDT500. Has anyone come from a good panny unit to the OPPO, and is the picture noticably better?
I know the OPPO has more features, but if those features don't work as advertised I am not sure if I should spend the extra money.

Thanks.

Jim
post #7089 of 16445
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

I finally gave up on using it as a VP. Had lip sync quirks since Oct...

Since my HDMI 1 has motion issues after the beta firmware and HDMI 2 won't allow for a picture I put my Fios box directly into my Panasonic ST50 for the first time in many months. Amazingly I like the picture much better than what the Oppo processing was delivering when it worked. Before the Oppo I had it running through a DVDO Edge. The Edge also had good PQ but I never could get the lip sync just right. IMO Oppo needs to fix the noise reduction issues on HDMI 1 in addition to the new issues with the Beta. All this time everything has been running through the Darbee Darblet which is the real star in my setup. Hopefully Oppo can produce an input solution better than my Panasonic ST50. Kris Deering in the 105 thread said to avoid using the inputs on the Oppo's due to HDMI issues and he looks to be correct so far.
post #7090 of 16445
^almost there right with ya pwiss. Not ready to give up on oppo input quite yet, but to say the whole process has been irritating would be conservative. The beta took the pops away but gave me claymation staccato jittery motion lol.
post #7091 of 16445
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Originally Posted by jimed1 View Post

I have finally got the money to buy an OPPO and it is discouraging to read about some of the issues folks are having with leaving a disc in and then having sound drop out caused by networking features.
It's not as bad as it sounds.
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Also, HDMI defaulting to the front input (really, it seems logical to me that the back one would be the default if its primary purpose is to use the units processor for external sources), lip sync issues when using the internal processor for external sources, and now it seems the latest update had less than desireable effects.
This must be a misunderstanding. See below in Neuromancer's reply to your post.
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Is anyone happy with this unit?
Thousands.
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Will OPPO correct these issues with firmware?
They will correct everything that has any significance that's not dictated by their chip providers or the movie industry. OPPO's customer service is the best I've ever experienced.
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If I don't network the unit or connect and an external source will I be happy with everything else?
That's how I use our BDP-93 and I'm very happy.
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I don't care for BD live and I don't want the unit to connect to the internet when I load a movie. Can this be disabled?
Yes, and you don't have to connect your player to the Internet unless you want to use an Internet based feature.
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I am also considering a Panasonic BDT500. Has anyone come from a good panny unit to the OPPO, and is the picture noticably better?
I'm not sure there are any noticable differences with Blu-ray disks. Panasonic has had a good reputation with DVD disks. You can try a BDP-103 for thirty days and only risk a small shipping fee if you buy direct from OPPO. You can probably do the same thing at a Magnolia department in BB without the shipping charge.
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I know the OPPO has more features, but if those features don't work as advertised I am not sure if I should spend the extra money.
Start with what you actually want the player to do. If there is anything in that category that you're sure it can't do, then don't buy it. Most of what's discussed here tend to be problems, and sometimes there aren't many people who are having a problem, but those are the ones who post the most.

You sound like you've extrapolated from the problems that are being discussed to the idea that all OPPO's additional features don't work. That's a leap. smile.gif

Good luck.
Edited by htwaits - 3/29/13 at 12:42am
post #7092 of 16445
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Originally Posted by jimed1 View Post

I have finally got the money to buy an OPPO and it is discouraging to read about some of the issues folks are having with leaving a disc in and then having sound drop out caused by networking features. Also, HDMI defaulting to the front input (really, it seems logical to me that the back one would be the default if its primary purpose is to use the units processor for external sources), lip sync issues when using the internal processor for external sources, and now it seems the latest update had less than desireable effects.

Is anyone happy with this unit?

Will OPPO correct these issues with firmware?

If I don't network the unit or connect and an external source will I be happy with everything else?

I don't care for BD live and I don't want the unit to connect to the internet when I load a movie. Can this be disabled?

I am also considering a Panasonic BDT500. Has anyone come from a good panny unit to the OPPO, and is the picture noticably better?
I know the OPPO has more features, but if those features don't work as advertised I am not sure if I should spend the extra money.

Thanks.

Jim

I own a BDT500 and the PQ on Blu-ray is top notch, as is the 103 and any reliable player. The dual HDMI outs also work well, at least they did for me. I have it boxed in the closet as a backup and wouldnt trade it for the world. To me, I saw lip sync issues using the dual outs even on blu-ray (granted they were slight) that I never saw on the 500. If you just intend on watching blu-ray and dvd, the 500 is not a bad choice. That being said, I like my 103 I just wish they would have worked out the sync issues earlier.
post #7093 of 16445
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Originally Posted by pwiss View Post

Since my HDMI 1 has motion issues after the beta firmware and HDMI 2 won't allow for a picture I put my Fios box directly into my Panasonic ST50 for the first time in many months. Amazingly I like the picture much better than what the Oppo processing was delivering when it worked. Before the Oppo I had it running through a DVDO Edge. The Edge also had good PQ but I never could get the lip sync just right. IMO Oppo needs to fix the noise reduction issues on HDMI 1 in addition to the new issues with the Beta. All this time everything has been running through the Darbee Darblet which is the real star in my setup. Hopefully Oppo can produce an input solution better than my Panasonic ST50. Kris Deering in the 105 thread said to avoid using the inputs on the Oppo's due to HDMI issues and he looks to be correct so far.

I really do not understand why you would want to use HDMI 1 in the first place if you are using a Darbee Darblet in between. You will want to do all the video enhancements through the Darblet, so you should be using HDMI 2 for all audio and video. HDMI 2 is much more appropriate for your configuration, not HDMI 1.

HDCP issues will likely be reduced with HDMI 2 than 1. The main reason for this is that you are using a normal SI HDMI transmitter when using HDMI 2, but relaying on the built in Marvell HDMI transmitter on HDMI 1. I would put the Marvell solution up there with the TI implementations: works for most users, but there are some compatibility issues.

If you had AV sync issues with the DVDO Edge, then this sounds like the onus of audio and video synchronization issues is with your overall system configuration, and not the BDP-103.
post #7094 of 16445
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Originally Posted by jimed1 View Post

I have finally got the money to buy an OPPO and it is discouraging to read about some of the issues folks are having with leaving a disc in and then having sound drop out caused by networking features.

Only a small minority of people have posted about any issues related having the player connected to their network. The majority of the people do not have this problem (myself included).
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Also, HDMI defaulting to the front input (really, it seems logical to me that the back one would be the default if its primary purpose is to use the units processor for external sources)

I don't know where you read this, but the player defaults to BLU-RAY. The end-use has to select which HDMI input they want to use. There is no defaulting to HDMI IN FRONT or HDMI IN REAR.
post #7095 of 16445
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Originally Posted by pwiss View Post

Since my HDMI 1 has motion issues after the beta firmware and HDMI 2 won't allow for a picture I put my Fios box directly into my Panasonic ST50 for the first time in many months.
I reached that point of frustration tonight myself, when the video problems from the beta firmware got to be so extreme that it was like 2 seconds "between frames" on the TV. Kind of like stop-action strobe, with 2 seconds for each shot.

Also, during this situation the response from doing anything with the DVR remote was intolerably slow. Took a few seconds for sound to return after video had returned when I did a 30-second skip forward or 15-second skip back, and anything else seemed to take many seconds for the result to appear on the screen (i.e. it got delayed coming through the 103).

The only way to recover "normalcy" was to power the 103 off, wait a bit, then power it back on... and pray.

Oppo seems to have really broken the audio processing with the firmware update, and I believe that is what is causing all of the serious problems even with video handling.

Also, twice last night I saw the problem of it reverting to the main LOGO screen when I pushed the skip button on the DVR remote 3-5 times in succession without waiting in between each one for both audio and video to return. But the "audio recovery" time is so slow with the firmware upgrade that this became impossibly annoying when I had to wait seconds in between each push for the audio to return before pushing the skip button again, until finally working my way through the entire commercial pod.

Since there's no way to backout the updated firmware, I had to resort to moving the HDMI cable from AVR to now feed an HDMI input on my AVR (which then goes to my 65VT50). Not only has "perfection" once again returned (with zero lip-sync problem of course) but the overall response of anything done with the DVR remote is once again essentially instantaneous.

Yes, the 65VT50 is now being fed 1080i instead of 1080p (cleaned up), but it still looks pretty much perfect to me. Obviously the VT50 is doing a fine job of handling the 1080i input for display.

Yes, this will temporarily force me to revert to feeding my external headphone system via discrete multi-channel analog (from preamp outputs of the AVR) rather than LPCM HDMI (from HDMI-2 out of the 103 as I was doing until now), but until Oppo corrects the very serious defects in this beta firmware release I really don't have a choice. External HDMI input to the Oppo is no longer usable at all, with MAJOR audio and video issues making the feature completely useless.
post #7096 of 16445
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Originally Posted by jimed1 View Post

I have finally got the money to buy an OPPO and it is discouraging to read about some of the issues folks are having with leaving a disc in and then having sound drop out caused by networking features. Also, HDMI defaulting to the front input (really, it seems logical to me that the back one would be the default if its primary purpose is to use the units processor for external sources), lip sync issues when using the internal processor for external sources, and now it seems the latest update had less than desireable effects.

Is anyone happy with this unit?

Will OPPO correct these issues with firmware?

If I don't network the unit or connect and an external source will I be happy with everything else?

I don't care for BD live and I don't want the unit to connect to the internet when I load a movie. Can this be disabled?

I am also considering a Panasonic BDT500. Has anyone come from a good panny unit to the OPPO, and is the picture noticably better?
I know the OPPO has more features, but if those features don't work as advertised I am not sure if I should spend the extra money.

Thanks.

Jim

Most of us are very happy with the Oppo but we are a pickey bunch and seek perfection.

The Oppo BDP-103 & BDP-105 are each outstanding Blu-ray players for both video and sound.
Based on past OPPO customer service experience, it is reasonable to assume any HDMI issues will be resolved in the future.

These players are also provide very good networking solutions for media but are not perfect.
AND the movie studios are consistently moving to limit the networking usefulness for all users, without regard to the actual type or manufacturer of equipment. This action is silly as it mostly impacts those who legitimately purchase the products of the movie studios..

Since few other Blu-ray players will network media thru the player, as does the Oppo, our vociferous desire for complete solutions to these issues may lead you to think we are dissatisfied.

The latest Oppos also can serve as a basic preamp (not marketed as such by OPPO) and this works well for many folks with audiophile components in the remainder of their system who also seek a minimalist approach to high quality audio paths.

We only seek that the Oppo be perfect in all respects. Go figure smile.gif

Terry
post #7097 of 16445
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Originally Posted by Terry Mann View Post

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Originally Posted by jimed1 View Post

I have finally got the money to buy an OPPO and it is discouraging to read about some of the issues folks are having with leaving a disc in and then having sound drop out caused by networking features. Also, HDMI defaulting to the front input (really, it seems logical to me that the back one would be the default if its primary purpose is to use the units processor for external sources), lip sync issues when using the internal processor for external sources, and now it seems the latest update had less than desireable effects.

Is anyone happy with this unit?

Thanks.

Jim

Most of us are very happy with the Oppo but we are a pickey bunch and seek perfection.

The Oppo BDP-103 & BDP-105 are each outstanding Blu-ray players for both video and sound.
Based on past OPPO customer service experience, it is reasonable to assume any HDMI issues will be resolved in the future.

These players are also provide very good networking solutions for media but are not perfect.
AND the movie studios are consistently moving to limit the networking usefulness for all users, without regard to the actual type or manufacturer of equipment. This action is silly as it mostly impacts those who legitimately purchase the products of the movie studios..

Since few other Blu-ray players will network media thru the player, as does the Oppo, our vociferous desire for complete solutions to these issues may lead you to think we are dissatisfied.

The latest Oppos also can serve as a basic preamp (not marketed as such by OPPO) and this works well for many folks with audiophile components in the remainder of their system who also seek a minimalist approach to high quality audio paths.

We only seek that the Oppo be perfect in all respects. Go figure smile.gif

Terry

Jim, I should have added to the earlier post that after living with the BDP-103 for a couple of months, despite a few issues (mostly my fault), I was sufficiently delighted that I purchased a BDP-105.

As for me, I am very pleased with both the Oppo BDP-103 and the BDP-105. Their value within my system will only increase!

Hope this helps.

Terry
post #7098 of 16445
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The latest Oppos also can serve as a basic preamp (not marketed as such by OPPO) and this works well for many folks with audiophile components in the remainder of their system who also seek a minimalist approach to high quality audio paths.

So I ordered a new 3D projector, just to find out my damn receiver will not pass thru a 3d signal. So I have two choices, get a new receiver, or possibly get an OPPO 103 as the pre. I have an emotiva 5 channel amp. My only other sources are xbox and directv. How is the experience in doing this? I hear there is a settings issue that could blow the speakers? Any feedback from anyone doing this?
post #7099 of 16445
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Originally Posted by jimed1 View Post

I have finally got the money to buy an OPPO and it is discouraging to read about some of the issues folks are having with leaving a disc in and then having sound drop out caused by networking features. Also, HDMI defaulting to the front input (really, it seems logical to me that the back one would be the default if its primary purpose is to use the units processor for external sources), lip sync issues when using the internal processor for external sources, and now it seems the latest update had less than desireable effects.

Is anyone happy with this unit?

Will OPPO correct these issues with firmware?

If I don't network the unit or connect and an external source will I be happy with everything else?

I don't care for BD live and I don't want the unit to connect to the internet when I load a movie. Can this be disabled?

I am also considering a Panasonic BDT500. Has anyone come from a good panny unit to the OPPO, and is the picture noticably better?
I know the OPPO has more features, but if those features don't work as advertised I am not sure if I should spend the extra money.

Thanks.

Jim

I am a very happy customer. I've had my 103 from the day they where available here in Canada. In all fairness to others that are reporting problems I should state in what configuration I am using my Oppo. It may make a difference. But I really can't find faults with my setup, only that its a great player that gives me everything I need. Certainly one of the feature we tend to forget because it is so easy to get use to is its speed. When I use the kids Sony 99$ BD player I kind of find it slow now! :-)
  • I use the Oppo with a single HDMI cable. to my Denon AVR-888. No lip sync issue for me.
  • I play DVDs, BDs and CDs (I plan to get me some SACDs soon or try the new DSD playback of the new firmware)
  • I play a lot of content (MKV, MP4, music) streamed wirelessly from an SMB share off of my Windows 7 home PC without a glitch. I even did a test with a ripped BluRay to AVCHD folder with full bitrate through SMB and was getting very little jerkyness and only on one or two very intense action scenes. It all depends on how good the reception is of the your router. I have a Cisco Linksys E3000 with Quality of service set to high for the Oppo`s MAC address. I do intend to go wired for maximum throughput though.
  • I tried, but failed to see any difference between hdmi1 and hdmi2 that others have reported.
  • I do not for now use the hdmi inputs.
  • I still sometimes miss part of the story line of what I am watching being so delighted in the details of what I am seeing!
  • The only app I sometimes use is the You Tube app. Many of the apps do not have service from Canada or have fees I am not ready for yet.
  • I did my best in calibrating my Sony 46 inch TV using S&M and disabled every enhancing feature from it so that the Oppo drives the show.
  • I do not use the Oppo's remote. I use a Sony RM-VLZ620 that I simply love and program so that it can take care of my Oppo, Sony TV and Denon. It is more responsive than the Oppo remote to me.

There where a few issues when I got the player with the initial firmware. Especially for me there was a problem with extracting the aspect ratio of certain media files. It took them 2-3 days to come up with a firmware that fixed it.

I can't tell you if there are other players that would give me the same satisfaction as this one for the same or less money. I haven't tried them all. :-) But the Oppo is still the machine to buy for me. Sound and picture quality is excellent to me.

Jacques
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Originally Posted by marjen View Post


So I ordered a new 3D projector, just to find out my damn receiver will not pass thru a 3d signal. So I have two choices, get a new receiver, or possibly get an OPPO 103 as the pre. I have an emotiva 5 channel amp. My only other sources are xbox and directv. How is the experience in doing this? I hear there is a settings issue that could blow the speakers? Any feedback from anyone doing this?

A third choice: keep your receiver and use both HDMI outputs on the player. The pj gets 3D video and the avr gets audio only.

-Bill
post #7101 of 16445
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

I really do not understand why you would want to use HDMI 1 in the first place if you are using a Darbee Darblet in between. You will want to do all the video enhancements through the Darblet, so you should be using HDMI 2 for all audio and video. HDMI 2 is much more appropriate for your configuration, not HDMI 1.


I am not one to do much testing but I may go home tonight and try this. I've been using the Darblet with my 103 with HDMI 1 and really like what I am seeing with my blu-ray playback but since you are one of the confirmed OPPO experts I follow here, will have to see if my eye will see a difference. Always nice to make PQ better if you can.
post #7102 of 16445
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

Gapless audio playback and the ability to create a persistent playlist.

Neuromancer, you may have missed my question previously, but I was waiting confirmation that support for cue files would enable gapless playback. By using a cue sheet with a single FLAC or WAV file, the Oppo will play the file without gaps, and also with track title info and full navigation control, like using a software-based player with gapless playback?
post #7103 of 16445
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Originally Posted by scolumbo View Post


Neuromancer, you may have missed my question previously, but I was waiting confirmation that support for cue files would enable gapless playback. By using a cue sheet with a single FLAC or WAV file, the Oppo will play the file without gaps, and also with track title info and full navigation control, like using a software-based player with gapless playback?

Wait: gaps in the single file? What's that about? They player doesn't introduce anything like that in one file, does it?

(I don't know anything about CUE sheets).

-Bill
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

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Originally Posted by pwiss View Post

Since my HDMI 1 has motion issues after the beta firmware and HDMI 2 won't allow for a picture I put my Fios box directly into my Panasonic ST50 for the first time in many months.
I reached that point of frustration tonight myself, when the video problems from the beta firmware got to be so extreme that it was like 2 seconds "between frames" on the TV. Kind of like stop-action strobe, with 2 seconds for each shot.

Also, during this situation the response from doing anything with the DVR remote was intolerably slow. Took a few seconds for sound to return after video had returned when I did a 30-second skip forward or 15-second skip back, and anything else seemed to take many seconds for the result to appear on the screen (i.e. it got delayed coming through the 103).

The only way to recover "normalcy" was to power the 103 off, wait a bit, then power it back on... and pray.

Oppo seems to have really broken the audio processing with the firmware update, and I believe that is what is causing all of the serious problems even with video handling.

Also, twice last night I saw the problem of it reverting to the main LOGO screen when I pushed the skip button on the DVR remote 3-5 times in succession without waiting in between each one for both audio and video to return. But the "audio recovery" time is so slow with the firmware upgrade that this became impossibly annoying when I had to wait seconds in between each push for the audio to return before pushing the skip button again, until finally working my way through the entire commercial pod.

Since there's no way to backout the updated firmware, I had to resort to moving the HDMI cable from AVR to now feed an HDMI input on my AVR (which then goes to my 65VT50). Not only has "perfection" once again returned (with zero lip-sync problem of course) but the overall response of anything done with the DVR remote is once again essentially instantaneous.

Yes, the 65VT50 is now being fed 1080i instead of 1080p (cleaned up), but it still looks pretty much perfect to me. Obviously the VT50 is doing a fine job of handling the 1080i input for display.

Yes, this will temporarily force me to revert to feeding my external headphone system via discrete multi-channel analog (from preamp outputs of the AVR) rather than LPCM HDMI (from HDMI-2 out of the 103 as I was doing until now), but until Oppo corrects the very serious defects in this beta firmware release I really don't have a choice. External HDMI input to the Oppo is no longer usable at all, with MAJOR audio and video issues making the feature completely useless.

I'm not seeing anything like this using my Comcast DCX3400 HD/DVR. I'm currently testing it with HDMI 2 out from the 105. Bitstream audio in from the Comcast box -- no problems with either HDMI LPCM or HDMI Bitstream out from the 105. (The HDMI output of the 105 then goes into my Anthem D2v.)

No problems with repeated skip back or skip forward operations on the Comcast box.

What you are describing sounds like the HDMI connections are flaky. The 2 second comment is indicative of that as 2 seconds is roughly the minimum time for an HDMI handshake retry.
--Bob
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Currently, if you play individual tracks (files) on the Oppo, it will add a small gap between tracks that are intended to be gapless. The workaround is to rip a single FLAC (or WAV) file which will then play gaplessly. However, the downside to this workaround is you lose track titles and you can't navigate between tracks.

A cue sheet is like a playlist except that it also has track points, the exact points in a single file where each track ends and the next track begins. By ripping a cue file with a single FLAC file, on many software players you can play the cue file and it will play the FLAC file with album info, track titles, and most importantly, you can navigate between tracks.

Using a single file with a cue sheet is actually the preferred way to archive an audio disc because it is the closest to having a disc image, like an ISO for a video disc. The cue sheet (file) just allows it to be played like individual files for each track.
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Wait: gaps in the single file? What's that about? They player doesn't introduce anything like that in one file, does it?

(I don't know anything about CUE sheets).

-Bill

Edited by scolumbo - 3/29/13 at 9:48am
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

I'm not seeing anything like this using my Comcast DCX3400 HD/DVR. I'm currently testing it with HDMI 2 out from the 105. Bitstream audio in from the Comcast box -- no problems with either HDMI LPCM or HDMI Bitstream out from the 105. (The HDMI output of the 105 then goes into my Anthem D2v.)

No problems with repeated skip back or skip forward operations on the Comcast box.

What you are describing sounds like the HDMI connections are flaky. The 2 second comment is indicative of that as 2 seconds is roughly the minimum time for an HDMI handshake retry.
--Bob
The 2 second comment is almost certainly due to the audio issues from the new firmware, not the HDMI cabling situation.

All I did was move the one HDMI cable out of the source DVR to no longer go to the rear HDMI input of the 103 but instead go back over to an HDMI input on the AVR (where it always used to go), and response time from button pushing is now once again "instantaneous". All other HDMI cables from AVR to 65VT50 are exactly as they were before. Removing the use of the 103 as an audio/video processor for external HDMI input has made "normal" operation return.

Note that while I had a lip-sync problem with the original firmware, I never had a video problem and I never had this major audio-related problem and other instability until installing the beta firmware the other day. I would have been "tolerant" but it simply is unworkable as it is.

The situation in which the problems occur are when audio out of the 103 is on HDMI-1 along with video so that I can feed it to my AVR for listening through speakers, not when audio is coming out of HDMI-2 for feeding LPCM to my external headphone system. Though truth be told, I didn't actually ever try that out in the past 2 days, so for all I know there might well have been similar malfunctions even in that alternate HDMI-2 active setup which previously seemed "immune" top any lip-sync problem.
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I am clueless about how to play dsf files over the net to my oppo.

Do I need a smb player for my w7 64 bit PC?

Oshare works fine for normal flac.

BTW error handling in the new firmware is poor. Several times in network the system has frozen. I do have several pcs and servers on my network.
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

I'm not seeing anything like this using my Comcast DCX3400 HD/DVR. I'm currently testing it with HDMI 2 out from the 105. Bitstream audio in from the Comcast box -- no problems with either HDMI LPCM or HDMI Bitstream out from the 105. (The HDMI output of the 105 then goes into my Anthem D2v.)

No problems with repeated skip back or skip forward operations on the Comcast box.

What you are describing sounds like the HDMI connections are flaky. The 2 second comment is indicative of that as 2 seconds is roughly the minimum time for an HDMI handshake retry.
--Bob

I definitely have motion issues. Same cable box. Both hdmi's are unwatchable due to choppiness. Already reported to oppo. We are frustrated because our hdmi input is basically bricked.
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Originally Posted by subavision212 View Post

I am not one to do much testing but I may go home tonight and try this. I've been using the Darblet with my 103 with HDMI 1 and really like what I am seeing with my blu-ray playback but since you are one of the confirmed OPPO experts I follow here, will have to see if my eye will see a difference. Always nice to make PQ better if you can.
Since the de-interlacing and scaling has been offloaded to the decoder, rather than to the video processor as previous players had done, there is no real difference between HDMI 1 and HDMI 2 when you are talking about core de-interlacing and scaling performance. Since the purpose of the Darbee Darblet is to add additional enhancements to the original signal, you do not need any of the Marvell solution capabilities. So it is best to feed it the cleanest signal, which is HDMI 2 in this player.
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Originally Posted by Recstar24 View Post

I definitely have motion issues. Same cable box. Both hdmi's are unwatchable due to choppiness. Already reported to oppo. We are frustrated because our hdmi input is basically bricked.

Bob is talking about the audio problems, not the motion problems. Bob has already confirmed the issues reported here in his configuration for the motion artifacts.
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