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post #8491 of 16437
Whatever the reason, I like those two buttons smile.gif
post #8492 of 16437
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Originally Posted by thduke View Post

Thanks PAV56 it works great even over SMB, Tested all of my files they all work great on the latest firmware.

Thanks PAV56 as well! It works great. I will think about using this all the time.
post #8493 of 16437
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Originally Posted by Alex Cross View Post



This question goes out to all that have installed the "new" firmware upgrade.

Is anyone having problems, after installing the upgrade, which indicate, that it would be better to not install this upgrade, at this time?

Thanks to all for your replies.

I use my 103 as strictly a player. Don't use it to stream files, don't use the Netflix app and I don't have my cable box hooked up to the HDMI input so a lot of the issues that are happening don't really pertain to me. But I do stream YouTube and Pandora on occasion with no issues. My main problem was the lip sync issues between my Oppo and my Pioneer Elite SC07. Decided to wait for the official release instead of installing the beta and so far so good for me. I can't speak about the other issues but the lip sync problems have been solved for me with this update.
post #8494 of 16437
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Originally Posted by Alex Cross View Post



This question goes out to all that have installed the "new" firmware upgrade.

Is anyone having problems, after installing the upgrade, which indicate, that it would be better to not install this upgrade, at this time?

Thanks to all for your replies.

After the upgrade, I found that the audio and video sync has become worse. I am not talking about the lipsync issue. When I play a disc, the sound is ahead of the video logo (i.e. Universal, Disney, etc.) by about 2 seconds, whereas before the update, it was merely a split second. I don't know if WOW's lipsync adjustment can correct this.
post #8495 of 16437
^ You are talking about audio and video not starting up at the same instant after an HDMI handshake? I.e., that you see video before you hear audio or vice versa, but they are in sync once both are present? That's just a characteristic of the HDMI handshake. We've talked through various things you can try to simplify the handshake. For example many AVRs respond faster when fed LPCM rather than Bitstream audio. Others respond faster when fed 1080p/60 video instead of 1080p/24. Using explicit settings for things like HDMI Color Space instead of AUTO also simplifies the handshake negotiation.
--Bob
post #8496 of 16437
will the oppo 103 read a 4 bay jbod enclosure? I would like to put all the mkv's in the enclosure and have the oppo read from the one large 16 terabyte drive. Any recommendations for an enclosure that can hold 4, 4 terabyte drives and has usb connection?

thank you
post #8497 of 16437
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Originally Posted by larryep View Post

will the oppo 103 read a 4 bay jbod enclosure? I would like to put all the mkv's in the enclosure and have the oppo read from the one large 16 terabyte drive. Any recommendations for an enclosure that can hold 4, 4 terabyte drives and has usb connection?

thank you

That depends on the enclosure, and how it presents itself via USB connect. There are no guarantees. A foolproof approach will be a NAS box that simply shares the drives over network. The 103 is supposed to support a single 16TB partition. However, the hardware and software required to create a single volume from 4 drives will add another level of complexity and potential failure. Better and simpler to just use 4 drives separately and let the NAS serve up each of them to the network. That way if you lose a drive, you don't also lose the entire 16TB partition and everything on it.

You could also just get a 4-bay HDD docking station and connect the drives directly to the player. This adds a couple possibilities for supported functions and allows you to easily un-dock those drives you're not using.

post #8498 of 16437
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Originally Posted by lujan View Post

Thanks PAV56 as well! It works great. I will think about using this all the time.

You're welcome! Always glad to help! I'm sorry, I unable to send "You're welcome!" PM to each who send PM with thanks to me, I'll be out of daily PM limit pretty soon.
post #8499 of 16437
I purchased my Oppo as Region Free unit from 220-Electronics. Before installing the new firmware, I'd like to know if the Region Free feature will still work.
Thanks PAV56.
post #8500 of 16437
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

That depends on the enclosure, and how it presents itself via USB connect. There are no guarantees. A foolproof approach will be a NAS box that simply shares the drives over network. The 103 is supposed to support a single 16TB partition. However, the hardware and software required to create a single volume from 4 drives will add another level of complexity and potential failure. Better and simpler to just use 4 drives separately and let the NAS serve up each of them to the network. That way if you lose a drive, you don't also lose the entire 16TB partition and everything on it.

You could also just get a 4-bay HDD docking station and connect the drives directly to the player. This adds a couple possibilities for supported functions and allows you to easily un-dock those drives you're not using.



Now those things are cool cool.gif

I need to get into the multi TB scene shortly.. biggrin.gif
post #8501 of 16437
As a very satisfied owner of a BDP-93 I bought a BDP103 for my new theater room. So far I couldn't be happier but I've only used it for playing BD movies so far. I'm not big on the streaming thing but I may play with that down the road just for kicks to compare the quality to a BD.
post #8502 of 16437
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Originally Posted by gonda View Post

I purchased my Oppo as Region Free unit from 220-Electronics. Before installing the new firmware, I'd like to know if the Region Free feature will still work.
Thanks PAV56.

 

 

i'm also waiting for an answer to my post of a few days ago about the same thing.

post #8503 of 16437
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

There is always a porting delay as the US firmware release is configured for Europe. OPPO does not artificially delay the US release to allow simultaneous release. Patience.
--Bob

By the way, I got the EU firmware update when I turned on my set last night...
post #8504 of 16437
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Originally Posted by SeeMoreDigital View Post

Bummer...

No new firmware for us European Oppo owners: http://www.oppo-bluray.co.uk/customer-services/bdp-103-105eu/

Check again wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Holzohr View Post

Check again wink.gif
Great stuff smile.gif
post #8506 of 16437
I am using 103 since 3 weeks ...Connecting Dish Network HD receiver to HDMI 1 (No AVR yet) on Sony HX-729 which is capable of handling everything for video and
boy it looks very good when i am using 4:4:4 deep color with 36 bit ...before i am having Handshaking isuue with Dish and Oppo now after new firmware that is gone...
i had issue with Netflix buffer out that is gone too...but we have to power cycle down once after installing firmware..I am happy with 103....Now trying to get Sammy soundbar
HW-550 but i have technical ? regarding connection with sound bar 1. If i connected sound bar dirctly to oppo optical give me optimum sound quality or 2. connecting through
TV optical out to sound bar (giving me remote control of my TV work) I know HDMI ARC but i would like about 2 option which one give optimum sound quality....
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Originally Posted by dhobi View Post

I am using 103 since 3 weeks ...Connecting Dish Network HD receiver to HDMI 1 (No AVR yet) on Sony HX-729 which is capable of handling everything for video and
boy it looks very good when i am using 4:4:4 deep color with 36 bit ...before i am having Handshaking isuue with Dish and Oppo now after new firmware that is gone...
i had issue with Netflix buffer out that is gone too...but we have to power cycle down once after installing firmware..I am happy with 103....Now trying to get Sammy soundbar
HW-550 but i have technical ? regarding connection with sound bar 1. If i connected sound bar dirctly to oppo optical give me optimum sound quality or 2. connecting through
TV optical out to sound bar (giving me remote control of my TV work) I know HDMI ARC but i would like about 2 option which one give optimum sound quality....

If your only good choice is to use Optical to the SoundBar, then it is likely the direct output from the OPPO will be better sound quality. Please understand that there are some audio formats which Optical can not carry. For example, if you play an SACD music disc there will be no audio on the OPPO's Optical output. And the Optical output carries the "compatibility" track when playing TrueHD or DTS-HD MA from Blu-ray discs.

But the OPPO uses the highest bit rate Bitstream formats that Optical can handle and also the highest bit rate stereo LPCM formats, both of which are probably NOT the case for the output from your TV.
--Bob
post #8508 of 16437
Got my 103 last week to replace my much loved BDP-83. Will set it up tonight. question: I plan on loading latest firmware - if I do so right after I first turn it on, is it still wise to "reset to factory defaults'?
post #8509 of 16437
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Originally Posted by TL5 View Post

I plan on loading latest firmware - if I do so right after I first turn it on, is it still wise to "reset to factory defaults'?
Yes... Always.
post #8510 of 16437
Did the firmware update address the player not staying on the last input when turned off and on?
post #8511 of 16437
^ It did not. The design of the player is to always power up as a "Blu-ray Player". I.e., it is working the way OPPO intends.
--Bob
post #8512 of 16437
It just makes it hard for those running a STB through it. I wish we could have the option of choosing.
post #8513 of 16437
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Originally Posted by Hi Deaf View Post

It just makes it hard for those running a STB through it. I wish we could have the option of choosing.

Yeah that's a valid point. They offer the option to connect your STB now, so they should have options that accommodate for this..
post #8514 of 16437
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Originally Posted by TL5 View Post

Got my 103 last week to replace my much loved BDP-83. Will set it up tonight. question: I plan on loading latest firmware - if I do so right after I first turn it on, is it still wise to "reset to factory defaults'?

The reset function also erases some internal memory, so it's usually recommended to do so.
post #8515 of 16437
Has anybody tried playing BD-ISO mounted as AVCHD with the May 3, 2013 firmware update?

I'm reluctant to update due to this statement on the release note.

"The new decoder firmware supplied by our chip vendor tightens the validation check for the AVCHD file format. If the files in the BDMV folder do not fully comply with the AVCHD specification, the folder will not play. (For example, if the files are from a disc backup instead of an original AVCHD recording, the player will reject it.)"
post #8516 of 16437
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post

Yeah that's a valid point. They offer the option to connect your STB now, so they should have options that accommodate for this..

If you have a Harmony or other good brand of universal remote, this should not be a problem. Once you set it up with all the correct pauses and inputs, all it takes is to press "watch TV" and you are good to go. Although, I fully understand that it's a pain if you don't use a good universal remote.

JJ
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Originally Posted by JJMONIE View Post

If you have a Harmony or other good brand of universal remote, this should not be a problem. Once you set it up with all the correct pauses and inputs, all it takes is to press "watch TV" and you are good to go. Although, I fully understand that it's a pain if you don't use a good universal remote.

JJ

Ahh yeah that's true, thx !

I do have a Harmony One, although I don't intend on running my HD cable pvr through the Oppo. I have an Onkyo receiver with an HQV Vida chip, so this takes care of all processing - deinterlacing, upscaling, noise reduction if I choose so.. cool.gif

Unless someone thinks the QDEO chip is superior to the HQV Vida, then it'd be willing to try it out (running HD cable through the Oppo instead of the Onkyo AVR). confused.gif
post #8518 of 16437
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Originally Posted by malikarshad View Post

Has anybody tried playing BD-ISO mounted as AVCHD with the May 3, 2013 firmware update?

I'm reluctant to update due to this statement on the release note.

"The new decoder firmware supplied by our chip vendor tightens the validation check for the AVCHD file format. If the files in the BDMV folder do not fully comply with the AVCHD specification, the folder will not play. (For example, if the files are from a disc backup instead of an original AVCHD recording, the player will reject it.)"

Any BDMV folder structure (ISO or otherwise) must contain an AVCHD extension in the "index.bdmv" file. If you rely exclusively on ISO files, you'd need to modify each of them and then re-create the ISO. Its not difficult or time-consuming, but you'd have to do each ISO separately.
post #8519 of 16437
I can't seem to figure out how to successfully connect my new Oppo BDP-103EU to my AV-setup... The problem I'm facing is how to connect everything when I want to use the BDP-103 scaler for my entire setup.

I've tried connecting everything as follows:

- PlayStation 3 HDMI
- Apple TV Gen3 HDMI
- Satellite Tuner (ADB 5720SX) HDMI
- Oppo BDP-103EU Output nr2 for audio

To my 4x HDMI Switch, Output on the HDMI switch goes to the DVR input on my Yamaha RX-V3900 AV-receiver
Output 1 on my RX-V3900 is connected to the Oppo BDP-103EU HDMI input (on the back) for video processing and Output 1 on the Oppo is connected to my Pioneer LX 5090H.


With this setup I'm only getting video of the Oppo, not from anything else. Choosing the HDMI Input under Oppo Input selection gives me a black screen at the same time I'm getting audio from all other devices other than the Oppo.

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Originally Posted by RamGuy View Post

I can't seem to figure out how to successfully connect my new Oppo BDP-103EU to my AV-setup... The problem I'm facing is how to connect everything when I want to use the BDP-103 scaler for my entire setup.

I've tried connecting everything as follows:

- PlayStation 3 HDMI
- Apple TV Gen3 HDMI
- Satellite Tuner (ADB 5720SX) HDMI
- Oppo BDP-103EU Output nr2 for audio

To my 4x HDMI Switch, Output on the HDMI switch goes to the DVR input on my Yamaha RX-V3900 AV-receiver
Output 1 on my RX-V3900 is connected to the Oppo BDP-103EU HDMI input (on the back) for video processing and Output 1 on the Oppo is connected to my Pioneer LX 5090H.


With this setup I'm only getting video of the Oppo, not from anything else. Choosing the HDMI Input under Oppo Input selection gives me a black screen at the same time I'm getting audio from all other devices other than the Oppo.
I know I may be stating the obvious, but the Oppo has 2 HDMI inputs (1 in the front, 1 in the rear) - make sure you're selecting the correct HDMI input on the Oppo. Also make sure the Oppo's HDMI outputs are going to your TV and switch and that the output from the receiver is going to an input on the Oppo. Since the HDMI connectors are the same, it would be relatively easy to get inputs and outputs backwards.
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