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post #7681 of 16358
I started online shopping today to pick up a cheap blu-ray player for the wife to watch in the bedroom and now i'm in the oppo thread, damn you avs forum!mad.gif

ok, i'm not really mad, with the help of you guys here in avs forum i've purchased some really good equipment and love my set up, but it can always be better, right? my set up currently consists of

TV- Samsung Hl61A750
Receiver- Yamaha RX-V867BL
Blu-ray player- Panasonic DMP-BDT100

I'm thinking of moving the Panny to the bedroom for the wife to use and replacing it with the Oppo. Do you think it would be a good match to go with my receiver/tv combo? Can I expect a big difference in picture quality if going from the Panasonic to the Oppo?

Also, I realize the purpose of this player is to provide excellent blu-ray playback, but I don't have any other devices for streaming and would like to be able to do netflix and amazon streaming. From reading it appears the netflix isn't an issue, but the amazon streaming is. Am I correct that this player doesnot have amazon streaming capabilities? Is this something that will be added via a firmware update? Is the another way to fix that issue?
post #7682 of 16358
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Originally Posted by scottc1992 View Post

I have heard that 2TB for an external hard drive is as big as the oppo can handle. Is it true? If so, can that be addressed in an update?

I have my Oppo 103 connected via Cat 6 and gigabit switch to my NAS that has 6TB of storage in RAID 1...3TB effective storage...Oppo plays just fine via SMB/CIFS e.g., I've played a 2.6GB multichannel 5.1 WAV file with no issues. In terms of an external HDD via USB to the Oppo, I'm not sure if there's a limit or not. NAS wired is best IMHO.
post #7683 of 16358
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Originally Posted by randallhill View Post

I have my Oppo 103 connected via Cat 6 and gigabit switch to my NAS that has 6TB of storage in RAID 1...3TB effective storage...Oppo plays just fine via SMB/CIFS e.g., I've played a 2.6GB multichannel 5.1 WAV file with no issues. In terms of an external HDD via USB to the Oppo, I'm not sure if there's a limit or not. NAS wired is best IMHO.
No, that is not the case with the BDP-103 or BDP-105. See Bill McClain's reply here: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1432162/official-oppo-bdp-103-owners-thread/7680#post_23190859
post #7684 of 16358
Hello, just received my 103 last week from Amazon. So far it's a keeper. I am experimenting with MKV+FLAC and see 5.1 is working fine, but I don't think it can handle 7.1. My receiver only shows LR+SUB and when I press "Info" it says just FLAC where a 5.1 track said 5.1.

Can the Oppo do MKV+FLAC+7.1?

Thanks!
post #7685 of 16358
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Originally Posted by detroit_fan View Post

Can I expect a big difference in picture quality if going from the Panasonic to the Oppo?

For Blu-ray: no. For DVD: maybe, but there are many factors.
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Also, I realize the purpose of this player is to provide excellent blu-ray playback, but I don't have any other devices for streaming and would like to be able to do netflix and amazon streaming. From reading it appears the netflix isn't an issue, but the amazon streaming is. Am I correct that this player doesnot have amazon streaming capabilities? Is this something that will be added via a firmware update? Is the another way to fix that issue?

No built-in Amazon. In the future: there is no way to predict. OPPO is always pursuing new network deals but can't force them to happen.

The -103 supports the Roku Streaming Stick, which has Amazon and many other things. You can get one for a discount from OPPO.

-Bill
post #7686 of 16358
Need some advice: I have been a happy owner of the BDP-83 for the past couple of years. I use a PS3 for Netflix & Amazon streaming. I'd like to upgrade to the BDP-103, but is the Netflix streaming as good as the PS3? I know the 103 doesn't have Amazon, but is the Roku stick a decent work - around?
post #7687 of 16358
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Originally Posted by TL5 View Post

Need some advice: I have been a happy owner of the BDP-83 for the past couple of years. I use a PS3 for Netflix & Amazon streaming. I'd like to upgrade to the BDP-103, but is the Netflix streaming as good as the PS3? I know the 103 doesn't have Amazon, but is the Roku stick a decent work - around?

i have a 103 and use my ps3 or apple TV for netflix, the interfaces are way better IMHO, and of course the ps3 has a lot more streaming options. I just use the 103 for bluray (2D/3D), SACD, DVDA and network FLAC playback, all of which it excels at. OPPO doesn't seem to be able to keep up with all the streaming features.. but there are so many other (cheaper/better) options out there i don't really care.

 

my $.02

post #7688 of 16358
Quick question. What is the sequence for a factory reset on the 103?
post #7689 of 16358
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Originally Posted by Robert Crawford View Post

Quick question. What is the sequence for a factory reset on the 103?

Setup -> Device Setup -> Reset Factory Defaults

I'm sure that's in the manual.

-Bill
post #7690 of 16358
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post


Setup -> Device Setup -> Reset Factory Defaults

I'm sure that's in the manual.

-Bill

And on screen.

post #7691 of 16358
Quote:
Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

For Blu-ray: no. For DVD: maybe, but there are many factors.
No built-in Amazon. In the future: there is no way to predict. OPPO is always pursuing new network deals but can't force them to happen.

The -103 supports the Roku Streaming Stick, which has Amazon and many other things. You can get one for a discount from OPPO.

-Bill

thanks for the reply, i appreciate the help.
post #7692 of 16358
I just installed the new beta.
As a result, the player is totally hosed.
It is flashing the screen at random intervals.
I think the problem is that it is continuously trying to negotiate a video format.
I read that it is not possible to revert from the beta to the prior stable software version.
If that is the case, then I need to send the player back, and replace it with something from Sony.

How to proceed?
post #7693 of 16358
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Originally Posted by AndrewFG View Post

I just installed the new beta.
As a result, the player is totally hosed.
It is flashing the screen at random intervals.
I think the problem is that it is continuously trying to negotiate a video format.
I read that it is not possible to revert from the beta to the prior stable software version.
If that is the case, then I need to send the player back, and replace it with something from Sony.

How to proceed?

How to proceed to send it back and replace if with something from Sony, or how to try to fix it?

You could contact OPPO and see what they say.

What have you tried?

I'd pull the plug for 20 minutes, then cycle through the output resolutions, watching the front panel, to see if something works.

If HDMI absolutely does not work I'd connect a composite cable to a display to bring up the setup menu and reset factory defaults and recheck the settings.

-Bill
post #7694 of 16358
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

How to proceed to send it back and replace if with something from Sony, or how to try to fix it?

Ideally the latter.
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

You could contact OPPO and see what they say.

I will do so.
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

What have you tried?

Factory reset. And tweaking all the video options.
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

I'd pull the plug for 20 minutes, then cycle through the output resolutions, watching the front panel, to see if something works.

Ok. I will try the power off.
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

If HDMI absolutely does not work I'd connect a composite cable to a display to bring up the setup menu and reset factory defaults and recheck the settings.

HDMI works and I can see the screen enough to play with the settings. But I didn't find anything that fixes the problem.
post #7695 of 16358
Quote:
Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Setup -> Device Setup -> Reset Factory Defaults

I'm sure that's in the manual.

-Bill
Thanks, I was at work and away from my manual and was thinking about the reset due to some region free mod issues. I didn't have time to open the manual online so I posted the question hoping someone had a quick answer. Didn't do me much good to post because I didn't read any replys until now. Just love Fridays at work.
post #7696 of 16358
Just received my new Oppo 103 yesterday. Hooked it up today. First BD I played was Jurrasic Park.
In my Samsund BDP, I was appalled at the grainy scenes I was seeing on my UN60ES8000. In some scenes it looked like I was watching DVD.
When JP played on my Oppo, I was floored by how awesome the picture improved. I'm talking about complete grain removal. All scenes looked fantastic.
I am a convert to Oppo! I never would have expected such a better picture.
Everything I threw at the Oppo to my eyes seemed so much sharper and vivid than when played thru my samsung BDP.

The Oppo also came packaged so well. And the remote has weight, unlike any of my other remotes. Everything about the Oppo oozes quality.
I am an Oppo fan for life!!
post #7697 of 16358
Hello I have had my oppo 103 for a couple months now, and I have been quite happy with it. It's load time is SOOO very much better than my prior first gen samsug player.

I have had a couple issues with a couple blu-rays. The worst is "Underworld: The Awakening". The first time it loaded to the menu OK, and played fine. I only got ~20 min into it the first night. Now when ever I insert and load the BD, I gets stuck on the first loading animation. I have left it there over 20 min with no progress. I have tried every thing I can think of. Any suggestions?

The other BD I have had problems with the "Game of Thrones: Season 2". Similarly, the first time I insert and play one of these BD from the set, the top menu loads and things play OK. However, when I resume the top menu loads but there are NO text in the menus. I was able to eject the BD and restart it, and the menu came back.

Have other people had these reloading issues?

What are the best things do when these issues are encountered.?

I am sorry if this problem is covered else ware in the thread.
Thanks!
post #7698 of 16358
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Originally Posted by fumoffu View Post

Hello I have had my oppo 103 for a couple months now, and I have been quite happy with it. It's load time is SOOO very much better than my prior first gen samsug player.

I have had a couple issues with a couple blu-rays. The worst is "Underworld: The Awakening". The first time it loaded to the menu OK, and played fine. I only got ~20 min into it the first night. Now when ever I insert and load the BD, I gets stuck on the first loading animation. I have left it there over 20 min with no progress. I have tried every thing I can think of. Any suggestions?

The other BD I have had problems with the "Game of Thrones: Season 2". Similarly, the first time I insert and play one of these BD from the set, the top menu loads and things play OK. However, when I resume the top menu loads but there are NO text in the menus. I was able to eject the BD and restart it, and the menu came back.

Have other people had these reloading issues?

What are the best things do when these issues are encountered.?

I am sorry if this problem is covered else ware in the thread.
Thanks!

Email Oppo with the details and they can add that to their extensive lists of things to fix with future firmware updates
post #7699 of 16358
Quote:
Originally Posted by fumoffu View Post

I have had a couple issues with a couple blu-rays. The worst is "Underworld: The Awakening". The first time it loaded to the menu OK, and played fine. I only got ~20 min into it the first night. Now when ever I insert and load the BD, I gets stuck on the first loading animation. I have left it there over 20 min with no progress. I have tried every thing I can think of. Any suggestions?

The other BD I have had problems with the "Game of Thrones: Season 2". Similarly, the first time I insert and play one of these BD from the set, the top menu loads and things play OK. However, when I resume the top menu loads but there are NO text in the menus. I was able to eject the BD and restart it, and the menu came back.
Go to post number one where you'll find a link to the Unofficial BDP-103 FAQ for this player. It's at the top of the first post. You may find an answer there.

Friday night is a very quiet time of the week so the guys who can make the best suggestions aren't as available. Give it until Monday or Tuesday before you worry about contacting OPPO. Most likely it's a HDLive or other simple setting problem that you'll be able to fix yourself.

Check the Problems section of the FAQ, but try this first:

What do I do if a Blu-ray disc will not load or play, or if it freezes the player?

I wouldn't load the current public beta firmware, but if you don't have the current official release firmware you might want to do that at some point. If you do contact OPPO the will need details about the two disks that have caused your problem.
Edited by htwaits - 4/12/13 at 10:12pm
post #7700 of 16358
I placed an order for the 103 day before yesterday and it got delivered today. wow!. I don't know how they did it but I am impressed.
I now own both the 103 and 105. I placed the 103 in my bedroom connected to a projector and a peachtree Nova amp. The 105 is in my living room, connected to a Marantz 1602.
Compared to the BDP-S570 (Sony) which was the player I replaced with the Oppo, the Oppo is head and shoulders better. Actually, there is little to compare. The Analog audio is outstanding when connected to my Nova. WOW!
I never knew analog audio sounded this good. My setup is described below. I think I have finally found the equipment that would last me for the next decade and hope I don't have to worry about obsolescence too much.. Thoughts? Comments?

My Bedroom -
Oppo BDP-103 bluray player
Peachtree Nova stereo amp with Sonos ZP-90 housed inside it
Roku XS
Sennheiser HDR-170 wireless digital headphones
Mirage Nanosat Subwoofer
Mirage Omnican 6 in ceiling speaker pair
Universal remote MX-900

My Living room
BDP-105 bluray player
Marantz 1602 receiver
Universal remote MSC-400
Nuvo essentia 6zone 6 source distribution amplifier controlled via RS-232/MSC-400/MX-900
Apple TV Gen 3
NHT VT 1.4 floor speakers
NHT VS2A center channel speaker
NHT SW10 subwoofer
Sennheiser RS120 analog wireless headphones
post #7701 of 16358
How would you describe the difference in picture quality between HDMI1 and HDMI2 on the Oppo BDP-103 (neutral setting) ?
post #7702 of 16358
Just wanted to pass along a discovery tonight regarding a problem with the beta firmware, and how to overcome "jitter" (at least while watching 1080i external HDMI input from DVR) which seems to become very apparent after a number of hours of continuous use. Very much like looking at 720p source badly upconverted to 1080i for display. Almost as if the Oppo is somehow converting or processing the 1080i twice, to eventually arrive at the target 1080p, where both interlacing and deinterlacing is involved in two separate steps. A very similar looking video artifact.

A while back I'd thought this seemed tied to "overheating", as the problem disappeared if I just turned the unit off and let it cool down overnight when simply powering it it off and then back on didn't have any effect. The next day all was fine again, which is why I speculated it almost seemed tied to overheating which was the only thing that should persist across power off/on cycles.

Well, now I have discovered a real workaround. Note that this is a separate "jitter" issue not tied to DD5.1/2.0 audio switching, as my DVR is configured as was suggested to always put out 2.0 stereo audio as the temporary workaround solution to the "staccato/claymation/strobe" video image problem present in the beta firmware when using DVR -> external HDMI input. That audio workaround trick DOES work to overcome the strobe video, but it doesn't seem to prevent the "jitter" from eventually appearing while watching 1080i.

Problem setup: Oppo set to put out 1080p, and input from DVR is 1080i (so upconversion from 1080i to 1080p is done by the Oppo). I have a Panny 65VT50. Output from Oppo HDMI-1 goes to my Yamaha RX-V867 AVR, and then out HDMI-1 of the AVR to HDMI1 input of the 65VT50.

So, the workaround is to temporarily change the Oppo video "output resolution" setting from 1080p to "source direct", so that the 1080i input is just passed on through the 103 and on to the AVR/VT50 as 1080i. Let that run for a short while just to stabilize. Then, change the setting back from "source direct" to 1080p.

VOILA! Jitter gone. Normal smooth playback has returned, with perfect glorious 1080p on the VT50.

Clearly the forced HDMI handshake and internal reset on the 103 resulting from the change from 1080p -> source direct triggers whatever buffer-flush and "sprocket re-thread" is needed to get things in the 103 back to normal video-wise. And then going back from source direct -> 1080p makes goodness happen again, but with all jitter now disappeared. Don't ask me to speculate as to why complete power off/on cycling didn't accomplish the same thing, but it didn't.

Worked for me.
Edited by DSperber - 4/13/13 at 3:11am
post #7703 of 16358
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Originally Posted by AndrewFG View Post

I just installed the new beta.
As a result, the player is totally hosed...

...If that is the case, then I need to send the player back, and replace it with something from Sony.

How to proceed?
If you're from an EU country... You contact your vendor to organise a replacement, repair or refund. In accordance with your warranty!
post #7704 of 16358
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Originally Posted by rman66 View Post

I placed an order for the 103 day before yesterday and it got delivered today. wow!. I don't know how they did it but I am impressed.
I now own both the 103 and 105. I placed the 103 in my bedroom connected to a projector and a peachtree Nova amp. The 105 is in my living room, connected to a Marantz 1602.
Compared to the BDP-S570 (Sony) which was the player I replaced with the Oppo, the Oppo is head and shoulders better. Actually, there is little to compare. The Analog audio is outstanding when connected to my Nova. WOW!
I never knew analog audio sounded this good. My setup is described below. I think I have finally found the equipment that would last me for the next decade and hope I don't have to worry about obsolescence too much.. Thoughts? Comments?

My Bedroom -
Oppo BDP-103 bluray player
Peachtree Nova stereo amp with Sonos ZP-90 housed inside it
Roku XS
Sennheiser HDR-170 wireless digital headphones
Mirage Nanosat Subwoofer
Mirage Omnican 6 in ceiling speaker pair
Universal remote MX-900

My Living room
BDP-105 bluray player
Marantz 1602 receiver
Universal remote MSC-400
Nuvo essentia 6zone 6 source distribution amplifier controlled via RS-232/MSC-400/MX-900
Apple TV Gen 3
NHT VT 1.4 floor speakers
NHT VS2A center channel speaker
NHT SW10 subwoofer
Sennheiser RS120 analog wireless headphones

So here is a small quandry I am facing.. looking for ideas..
In my bedroom, I am missing a dedicated port (other than the headphone out on my Nova) to connect the Sennheiser headphones to.
On the 103, the analog stereo out are used up by the Nova. The only 2 audio out ports are the digital coax and optical both of which I cannot use on the headphone
If I plug the headphone to the Nova, then muting the Nova seems to mute the headphone too. I want a dedicated audio out onto the headphone reciever, any suggestions?
A temporary solution I have is to shove the headphone jack into the Nova every time I want to use the headphone, which is not very elegant.
I thought about swapping the locations of 103 and 105, placing the 105 in the bedroom since the 105 has more audio out ports. the problem is the 105 has vents on top, so I am not able to place the Nova on top of the 105. I currently have the Nova on top of the 103 on my end table next to my bed so space is at a premium. Also, the 105 is too bulky to get the approval of my wife. So for now, the 103 stays in the bedroom. Also, I have only a 2+1 setup in my bedroom where as in my living room I have the 3+1 setup. So the Nova stays in the bedroom too.



Edited by rman66 - 4/13/13 at 5:26am
post #7705 of 16358
AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHH!

Ok, gotta huge favor to ask. Could the top two or three HT experts here comment for me? I will not be using my player for anything but playing blu-ray discs and the rare DVD. (see system below)

Generally, will the 103 provide better PQ potential than a BDT-220? I could use HDMI out directly to the panel. I could use Source Direct, but maybe the player is better suited for 24P conversion? Of course, I could get a new Panny for less than half with an extra HDMI out. As for SQ, I figure I'd be sending the bitstream to my AV7005 regardless, so no potential for improvement there?

I'm not interested in features or load times. Only the very best "purist" PQ and SQ. I'd buy the 105 no questions if there was further advantage there for HT (such as the better power supply).
post #7706 of 16358
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Originally Posted by jh901 View Post

AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHH!

Ok, gotta huge favor to ask. Could the top two or three HT experts here comment for me?

You intimidate your audience by asking it that way.
Quote:
I will not be using my player for anything but playing blu-ray discs and the rare DVD. (see system below)

Generally, will the 103 provide better PQ potential than a BDT-220?

No.

-Bill
post #7707 of 16358
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

You intimidate your audience by asking it that way.

Well, pretend that wasn't my intention. How would that help anyone?

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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

No.

Views appear to be conflicting or else I have a reading comprehension problem. I'm ok with that, but hoping I can be put straight.
post #7708 of 16358
Quote:
Originally Posted by jh901 View Post

AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHH!

Ok, gotta huge favor to ask. Could the top two or three HT experts here comment for me? I will not be using my player for anything but playing blu-ray discs and the rare DVD. (see system below)
I don't think I'm qualified to answer biggrin.gif.
Quote:
Generally, will the 103 provide better PQ potential than a BDT-220? I could use HDMI out directly to the panel. I could use Source Direct, but maybe the player is better suited for 24P conversion? Of course, I could get a new Panny for less than half with an extra HDMI out. As for SQ, I figure I'd be sending the bitstream to my AV7005 regardless, so no potential for improvement there?
If you're bitstreaming, audio should be identical. For Bluray, you're unlikely to notice differences that are significant enough to bother with, as I said in my reply to your same question in the BDP-105 thread.
post #7709 of 16358
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Originally Posted by jh901 View Post

Could the top two or three HT experts here comment for me?

^Withdrawn with apologies. wink.gif

Any informed views greatly appreciated.
post #7710 of 16358

i don't think my post count is high enough for that.

 

;-)

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