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post #7951 of 16416
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Originally Posted by smoore View Post

Thanks AndrewFG. I istalled the latest beta and no change. I have not contacted tech support as I understood that there was no support for DLNA..

SMB is listed as experimental but I thought DLNA was supported in this model. It does no harm to send Support an email to ask for help.

-Bill
post #7952 of 16416
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

I'd say that its not prudent to try hot-plugging the Roku stick, especially when the player is using that input..

I think you're right! It was a quick reaction to the Roku temperature which, for all I know, may be hot normally. I guess I'd go "tilt" also if somebody pulled my brains out abruptly.

Still no answers on the flashing green screen after the Roku has been used for a while. if I'm alone in this,I suspect it may be one of those very rare cases of equipment malfunction. I'll call Oppo tomorrow and talk about a swap.
post #7953 of 16416
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

SMB is listed as experimental but I thought DLNA was supported in this model. It does no harm to send Support an email to ask for help.

-Bill

Thanks. I have nothing to lose by sending them an email.
post #7954 of 16416
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Originally Posted by alnilam1 View Post

I think you're right! It was a quick reaction to the Roku temperature which, for all I know, may be hot normally. I guess I'd go "tilt" also if somebody pulled my brains out abruptly.

Still no answers on the flashing green screen after the Roku has been used for a while. if I'm alone in this,I suspect it may be one of those very rare cases of equipment malfunction. I'll call Oppo tomorrow and talk about a swap.

It's good practice to ALWAYS power-down equipment BEFORE plugging or unplugging cables/cords/wires, or, as someone said above, a "dingle."
post #7955 of 16416
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

SMB is listed as experimental but I thought DLNA was supported in this model. It does no harm to send Support an email to ask for help.

-Bill

Oppo customer service answered within an hour. that is pretty remarkable on a Sunday. The solution it suggested was one I had already tried. However, I found the solution through pure serendipity. As soon as I updated the firmware on my router the problem disappeared. Now it will accepted pushed content from and will also pull content from my Android tablets and phone.
post #7956 of 16416
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Originally Posted by tygreg View Post

I apologize for what is probably a silly and oft-asked question, but can someone tell me the easiest and most cost-efficient method of securing a multi-region/region free BDP-103? It's worth mentioning that I'm not technical-minded, so I'm not all that comfortable opening up the machine and modding it myself unless it's forehead-smackingly easy and safe. I read that the 93 model could be modded simply by sticking a USB drive into one of the open ports, but all I seem to be able to find for the 103 are internal mods. Do the external mods not exist for this model? Would I be better off buying an already-modded machine and, if so, what would a reputable retailer be? (codefreedvd.com perhaps? They're selling it for a reasonable $585).

If you're dead set against opening the player, $585 isn't a bad deal for a preinstalled mod. This is the mod I just installed, and it's working well so far. You unscrew the top of the case, plug in one cable, and close it back up. Couldn't be easier, really.

Here's an external mod from the same seller. I don't have any experience with it, though.

That seller will also take a "best offer" that's lower than the asking price.

Edit: Note Bill's link above. One good point is that Oppo will still honor the warranty on the 103 if you installed the mod yourself and it's not soldered in. You don't even have to remove the mod if you send in the player for service. If you buy the player from a third party already modified, Oppo won't honor the warranty.

Do it yourself. It's easy, especially with an external mod.
post #7957 of 16416
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Originally Posted by alnilam1 View Post

I think you're right! It was a quick reaction to the Roku temperature which, for all I know, may be hot normally. I guess I'd go "tilt" also if somebody pulled my brains out abruptly.

Still no answers on the flashing green screen after the Roku has been used for a while. if I'm alone in this,I suspect it may be one of those very rare cases of equipment malfunction. I'll call Oppo tomorrow and talk about a swap.

I've used the Stick for a few hours at a time. They are always quite warm. Your description of flashing green sounds a little like handshaking, but who knows. Re-seating the stick might be the simple fix. Also be sure your Oppo is set to output a specific color space, not "auto". Also be aware that if you are using the Stick for streaming, and shut off the player in "Quick-Start" mode without first exiting the Stick, it will continue streaming even when the player is off. So it will remain hot.

But if you bought it from Oppo I'm sure they will be happy to exchange it.
post #7958 of 16416
Hi,

I've received my 103 this week and i'm very pleased with this unit so far. Before i own the sony 790 and then the Panasonic BDP-500. I've recently sold the BDP-500 because of features that i need and wasn't available on this unit. The 103 is for sure the best i own so far. For bluray i'll be lying if i say that i'm seeing a difference. Maybe if i could look a them side by side but it seems pretty much the same to me. For me the biggest difference is for DVD. I'm really glad i got this unit.

I have 2 questions. I've bought a couple a Japanese DVD movies (R2). Because i was not able to watch them on my old DVD player i've rip them in MKV files. When i've received the Oppo i've tried to put those files on a USB stick and tried to play them. For sure it works but the quality is really poor. It seems like the video was too compressed. If i play the same file on my TV using my computer the quality is normal. Could it be a codec issue ?

While reading this thread i've saw that there is a ISO file that you can burn on a DVD and that will unlock the DVD region. I've though that it could be a good idea since this will allow me to watch my Japanese DVD. What i was wondering is, if i try that, will it "void" the warranty ?

Thanks,
post #7959 of 16416
No. It won't affect the warranty at all since it is not changing anything physically. Firmware updates to the Oppo sometimes require the uninstallation or reinstallation of the DVD region-free software.
post #7960 of 16416
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

I've used the Stick for a few hours at a time. They are always quite warm. Your description of flashing green sounds a little like handshaking, but who knows. Re-seating the stick might be the simple fix. Also be sure your Oppo is set to output a specific color space, not "auto". Also be aware that if you are using the Stick for streaming, and shut off the player in "Quick-Start" mode without first exiting the Stick, it will continue streaming even when the player is off. So it will remain hot.

But if you bought it from Oppo I'm sure they will be happy to exchange it.

I have no idea what color space means but I found the reference in the manual that says "auto" is recommended. I don't mind experimenting so I'll try another option. YCbCr4:2:2 looks, to my eye, like the one to try. BTW, I'm starting to think the Oppo might be defective rather than the Roku. It froze up on me 4 times going from "No Disc" across to "Settings" to "Video Setup/HDMI Options." I have to unpower each time and try again. (The Roku was unplugged all this time.)
post #7961 of 16416
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Originally Posted by alnilam1 View Post

BTW, I'm starting to think the Oppo might be defective rather than the Roku. It froze up on me 4 times going from "No Disc" across to "Settings" to "Video Setup/HDMI Options." I have to unpower each time and try again. (The Roku was unplugged all this time.)

That's definitely not normal. Send an email to OPPO Tech Support with the details. They may have a couple things for you to try (like a firmware re-install), but if the unit is flaking out on you they'll fix it.

One thing to try while you are waiting is to test the OPPO to 480p video output resolution. You can do that with the Resolution button on the remote and the Front Panel display (Up/Down Arrow buttons and Enter to select). If 480p works but 1080p does not work, what may REALLY Be going on here is the HDMI connection to your display isn't working. I.e., it is not that the player is crashed, but that the video output isn't making it to your display properly.
--Bob
post #7962 of 16416
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

That's definitely not normal. Send an email to OPPO Tech Support with the details. They may have a couple things for you to try (like a firmware re-install), but if the unit is flaking out on you they'll fix it.

One thing to try while you are waiting is to test the OPPO to 480p video output resolution. You can do that with the Resolution button on the remote and the Front Panel display (Up/Down Arrow buttons and Enter to select). If 480p works but 1080p does not work, what may REALLY Be going on here is the HDMI connection to your display isn't working. I.e., it is not that the player is crashed, but that the video output isn't making it to your display properly.
--Bob

No, I don't think this is normal either. A dual mechanical failure is very unlikely. I changed the "color space" as suggested, started another Amazon Prime movie on a freshly installed cool Roku stick and after 35 minutes the green screen flash started, first slowly but increasing in frequency. I changed immediately to an Oppo-Netflix movie, bypassing the Roku, and never saw another flash. If it were the HDMI connection I don't think a waiting period would be a factor and I imagine the flash would continue under Netflix. Both movies were HD/5.1 to push the system as hard as I could. Everything, except the Roku, works at 1080p with no problem.

However, and this concerns me a lot, the Oppo froze two times going from Roko to Oppo home. It's doing this too much. The worst DVD/Blu-Ray player I ever had never flaked out this often. I don't think that color space, whatever that is, is the problem. But one thing, the green flash, happens while using the Roku after it has had time to heat up, and another, the system freeze, happens with the Roku out of the picture on Oppo only. One problem, per unit, not mutually connected. To me, this is like losing an engine at the same time my altimeter froze. Not likely, but possible.

Should be an interesting call tomorrow.
post #7963 of 16416
^ Well except that they are not independent events. Obviously the ROKU is going through the player, so if there's a fault in the player it will affect the ROKU operation as well.

Some faults can be cured without actually having to send the player in for service or swap out. So just work it through with OPPO Tech Support and they'll get you going. I strongly suggest you focus on the problems WITHOUT the ROKU Stick plugged in FIRST. Get those dealt with and then see if the ROKU problem still exists.
--Bob
post #7964 of 16416
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Originally Posted by tygreg View Post

I apologize for what is probably a silly and oft-asked question, but can someone tell me the easiest and most cost-efficient method of securing a multi-region/region free BDP-103? It's worth mentioning that I'm not technical-minded, so I'm not all that comfortable opening up the machine and modding it myself unless it's forehead-smackingly easy and safe. I read that the 93 model could be modded simply by sticking a USB drive into one of the open ports, but all I seem to be able to find for the 103 are internal mods. Do the external mods not exist for this model? Would I be better off buying an already-modded machine and, if so, what would a reputable retailer be? (codefreedvd.com perhaps? They're selling it for a reasonable $585).

I'd really appreciate any suggestions.

I bought the mod offered on ebay by avsdigital for my BDP-103. It's an external USB plugin device. So far it's been working fine for me. If you don't want to crack your case open, this may be a nice choice for you.
post #7965 of 16416
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Originally Posted by Mongo171 View Post

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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post

What kind of keyboard do you need for search YT on the Oppo?

I got the Logitech K360 keyboard. Works great.

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/keyboard-k360?wt.srch=1&ci=0&wt.mc_id=AMR_DR_Q4_FY13_SERP&crid=26

 

Thanks ... and how does it connects to the Oppo wirelessly?

post #7966 of 16416
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Originally Posted by tygreg View Post

I apologize for what is probably a silly and oft-asked question, but can someone tell me the easiest and most cost-efficient method of securing a multi-region/region free BDP-103? It's worth mentioning that I'm not technical-minded, so I'm not all that comfortable opening up the machine and modding it myself unless it's forehead-smackingly easy and safe. I read that the 93 model could be modded simply by sticking a USB drive into one of the open ports, but all I seem to be able to find for the 103 are internal mods. Do the external mods not exist for this model? Would I be better off buying an already-modded machine and, if so, what would a reputable retailer be? (codefreedvd.com perhaps? They're selling it for a reasonable $585).

I'd really appreciate any suggestions.

 

I use this one as it uses the rear rs232 serial and USB ports and its $15 off till June 1st. It comes as a region 0 (all regions) for DVDs and Region A for Blurays. 

http://www.imegstore.com/oppo-bdp-103-bluray-upgrade-package-p-28.html

post #7967 of 16416
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Originally Posted by thirdkind View Post

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Originally Posted by tygreg View Post

I apologize for what is probably a silly and oft-asked question, but can someone tell me the easiest and most cost-efficient method of securing a multi-region/region free BDP-103? It's worth mentioning that I'm not technical-minded, so I'm not all that comfortable opening up the machine and modding it myself unless it's forehead-smackingly easy and safe. I read that the 93 model could be modded simply by sticking a USB drive into one of the open ports, but all I seem to be able to find for the 103 are internal mods. Do the external mods not exist for this model? Would I be better off buying an already-modded machine and, if so, what would a reputable retailer be? (codefreedvd.com perhaps? They're selling it for a reasonable $585).

If you're dead set against opening the player, $585 isn't a bad deal for a preinstalled mod. This is the mod I just installed, and it's working well so far. You unscrew the top of the case, plug in one cable, and close it back up. Couldn't be easier, really.

Here's an external mod from the same seller. I don't have any experience with it, though.

That seller will also take a "best offer" that's lower than the asking price.

Edit: Note Bill's link above. One good point is that Oppo will still honor the warranty on the 103 if you installed the mod yourself and it's not soldered in. You don't even have to remove the mod if you send in the player for service. If you buy the player from a third party already modified, Oppo won't honor the warranty.

Do it yourself. It's easy, especially with an external mod.

 

The link you provided for the external mod connection is for the 93/95 and not the 103/105, hence the $30 price difference between the two of them.


Edited by dmusoke - 4/21/13 at 10:38pm
post #7968 of 16416
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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post

Thanks ... and how does it connects to the Oppo wirelessly?

The keyboard comes with a micro USB dongle that you plug into the front USB port.
post #7969 of 16416
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Originally Posted by thirdkind View Post

I experienced this a few times prior to the beta firmware, and it's only gotten worse with the beta installed. I reported it to Oppo and was given the standard "it's your network" reply.

When I contacted Oppo about my beta-based Netflix problems, CS did make one suggestion that has made the Netflix issues back off a bit. They suggested that I change the DNS setting in the BDP103 to 008.008.008.008 (which I think is Google's DNS server, but don't quote me). This change does make connecting to Netflix and switching between episodes a bit more reliable.

From Customer Service:
... please try setting your IP Configuration (Network Setup) from AUTO (DHCP) to MANUAL. Change your DNS 1 to 008.008.008.008 then press ENTER. You will see 8.8.8.8. Highlight OK at the bottom then exit Setup. Try the network streaming services again.

Ken
post #7970 of 16416
Hey folks. Last week, I got a nice new Yamaha AVR. Now, I am noticing a new problem where the sound for the first 2-3 seconds cuts out, when the Oppo sends a new type of audio signal to the Yamaha (for example, when you start a blu-ray disc and the DTS logo plays before the movie for 15 seconds.) From there on it's fine, but it's a minor annoyance I'm going to see if I can correct.

Right now I am running 18" HDMI cables between the components, so I just ordered a 6' one from Monoprice. I remember hearing that short HDMI cables can cause handshake issues, which it seems like this may be. I am sending Bitstream over HDMI right now, as the consensus seems to be that it's the optimal way to go if your receiver is capable of doing the decoding (my old receiver was not, so I always had to send it PCM.) If the new cables don't fix the problem, I'll switch back to PCM. If that doesn't fix the problem, I will be looking to you guys to see if there's something I haven't thought of.

Has anyone else seen this happen with the 103 and their receiver, and if so, how did you fix it?
post #7971 of 16416
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Originally Posted by Nicodimus22 View Post

I am sending Bitstream over HDMI right now, as the consensus seems to be that it's the optimal way to go if your receiver is capable of doing the decoding

I've never heard that. Both methods had better be identical or something is wrong.
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Has anyone else seen this happen with the 103 and their receiver, and if so, how did you fix it?

HDMI handshakes cannot be eliminated (by design of the protocol) but you can reduce their number by not switching resolution or frame rate in the video output. Set the player to 1080p (not Source Direct) and turn OFF 1080p24. The player will send a constant 1080p60.

-Bill
post #7972 of 16416
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Originally Posted by alnilam1 View Post

I have no idea what color space means but I found the reference in the manual that says "auto" is recommended. I don't mind experimenting so I'll try another option. YCbCr4:2:2 looks, to my eye, like the one to try. BTW, I'm starting to think the Oppo might be defective rather than the Roku. It froze up on me 4 times going from "No Disc" across to "Settings" to "Video Setup/HDMI Options." I have to unpower each time and try again. (The Roku was unplugged all this time.)

I had set my color space to "auto" as well. I know, in general, settings are a personal preference, but what settings do most folks out there find to be the best? Thanks for any suggestions.
post #7973 of 16416
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Originally Posted by Alex Cross View Post


I had set my color space to "auto" as well. I know, in general, settings are a personal preference, but what settings do most folks out there find to be the best? Thanks for any suggestions.

There is no way to answer that in general. We have color space choices to accommodate bugs in other gear. No bugs: no difference.

You might ask in the thread for your display what people there like.

Spears & Munsil have an article on choosing a color space by viewing test patterns on your display.

-Bill
post #7974 of 16416
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

I've used the Stick for a few hours at a time. They are always quite warm. Your description of flashing green sounds a little like handshaking, but who knows. Re-seating the stick might be the simple fix. Also be sure your Oppo is set to output a specific color space, not "auto". Also be aware that if you are using the Stick for streaming, and shut off the player in "Quick-Start" mode without first exiting the Stick, it will continue streaming even when the player is off. So it will remain hot.

But if you bought it from Oppo I'm sure they will be happy to exchange it.

I haven't had a chance to use my stick much yet, I had an ISP issue. What my question is, do most people think the stick is the way to go, or should I return it, and go for the Roku 3? I only have a couple days to decide, so any help would be appreciated
post #7975 of 16416
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ OPPO Engineering is aware of both types of Netflix app failure and is working on both of them. The failure is more likely to show up in the Public Beta firmware. The "It's your network" response is the best advice they can give you at the moment (while waiting for a real fix), as it appears the chance of the failure happening increases if the network is being a bit flaky. But that means at the Netflix side as well, which of course is not something you can control.
--Bob

I just received the beta 0323, I've never done a "beta" before, and I've only had my 103 for a month. Observing the number of questions with the upgrade, would it be better to wait for the official release, or is it beneficial to do the "beta" test?
post #7976 of 16416
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Originally Posted by Alex Cross View Post

I just received the beta 0323, I've never done a "beta" before, and I've only had my 103 for a month. Observing the number of questions with the upgrade, would it be better to wait for the official release, or is it beneficial to do the "beta" test?

The question to ask yourself is what is it you are trying to "fix" with the Beta and does it affect some other functions negatively that you rely heavily on etc..?

My personal opinion, I would not touch this Beta. But then again currently everything I do with my 103 is functioning in a manner I can tolerate until a more stable firmware version is distributed.

So if you are updating "just to be using the most current" firmware,,, I would not.

I'm still running the Dec 2012 (1211) Official firmware due to not liking the sounds of the Jan 2013 (1220) update etc.

Cheers
post #7977 of 16416
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Originally Posted by Alex Cross View Post

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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ OPPO Engineering is aware of both types of Netflix app failure and is working on both of them. The failure is more likely to show up in the Public Beta firmware. The "It's your network" response is the best advice they can give you at the moment (while waiting for a real fix), as it appears the chance of the failure happening increases if the network is being a bit flaky. But that means at the Netflix side as well, which of course is not something you can control.
--Bob

I just received the beta 0323, I've never done a "beta" before, and I've only had my 103 for a month. Observing the number of questions with the upgrade, would it be better to wait for the official release, or is it beneficial to do the "beta" test?

 

I have just been told by Oppo a few minutes ago that they anticipate a new FW release at the end of the month. I was asking about a fix to something unrelated to your problem. IMHO, I would wait a week or so for the new official firmware... It will have fixes to the beta and obviously other stuff as well.

post #7978 of 16416
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

There is no way to answer that in general. We have color space choices to accommodate bugs in other gear. No bugs: no difference.

You might ask in the thread for your display what people there like.

Spears & Munsil have an article on choosing a color space by viewing test patterns on your display.

-Bill

Read the article below. This should help you understand what color space is all about. Yes, there is a difference. For most, the difference will be slight. I personally find that projectors look smoother when set to RGB, but the colors are horrible. Set the same projector to 4:2:2 and the colors look fantastic, but the motion is horrible--like watching the motion of stick figures. For most, 4:4:4 is default when set on auto.

http://www.spearsandmunsil.com/articles/choosingacolorspace.html
post #7979 of 16416
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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.

I have TWC, and I am using their CISCO 4782HDC set-top-box, HDMI 1 output. I have no choppy motion. I am having excellent results.

When pushing the "INFO" button on the oppo's remote, the video-input (top of screen), reads 1080i/60, the audio-in (top of screen), is 5.1, and the audio-out (bottom of screen) says LPCM 2.0 48k. Now, I hope it's ok to site other information not related to the quoted response, I hope somone will reply to my query.
post #7980 of 16416
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Originally Posted by Alex Cross View Post

I haven't had a chance to use my stick much yet, I had an ISP issue. What my question is, do most people think the stick is the way to go, or should I return it, and go for the Roku 3? I only have a couple days to decide, so any help would be appreciated


I've been using the stick with the Oppo and I've been getting occasional freezeups. I'm going to try it in my receiver which has an MHL compatible USB port and see how that goes. I'm fairly sure I'll end up with the Roku 3 regardless. The Roku, freezing issues aside, is just better than anything else I've used. The purple stick sticking out just asking to be snapped off is annoying too. wink.gif
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