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post #7651 of 10110
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Originally Posted by BostonMikeHT View Post

Hi:

I currently have a BDP83 SE and I'm looking to upgrade to the DBP105. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good, inexpensive external hard-drive / network-attached storage (NAS) drive? Do I need a NAS drive to work with the Oppo or will any old USB-compatible hard-drive do? I've heard good things about the Western Digital myCloud and the Seagate Central...

Most of my music is already set up in folders so my plan is just to transfer the music to the drive, plug the drive into the Oppo, and never touch it again (it looks like the folder navigation options mentioned in the 105's owners manual should be sufficient to find the tunes I want to hear.) Can I manage / update the folders using the Oppo's menu (or would I need to reconnect the drive to a computer to do that)?

Thanks for the help.

Mike

What are your space requirement and what is inexpensive ?

A NAS is network attached which can be a RAID so it can be protected from faults.
If you want to power the drive using the USB, an SSD is better.
SSD's also make no noise.

- Rich
post #7652 of 10110
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Originally Posted by BostonMikeHT View Post

Hi:

I currently have a BDP83 SE and I'm looking to upgrade to the DBP105. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good, inexpensive external hard-drive / network-attached storage (NAS) drive? Do I need a NAS drive to work with the Oppo or will any old USB-compatible hard-drive do?

Welcome to AVSForum!

Yes, USB drives work. I use both Seagate USB-powered drives and externally powered SATA drives, using those pop-up toaster docks.
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Can I manage / update the folders using the Oppo's menu (or would I need to reconnect the drive to a computer to do that)?

No, files are read-only on the OPPO. You'll need to reconnect to the computer to do changes.

-Bill
post #7653 of 10110
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

At 24 frames per second (film rate) 10ms sync error is less than 1/4 of a frame time. Odds are the inherent sync error in the film itself is bigger than that -- and variable to boot.

How are you judging your sync error to that accuracy?

You may be hearing something different that you are perceiving as a sync error. In particular, double check that your speakers are all wired with matching Phase, and of course that the speaker distances are entered correctly.

If you are using external speakers, another thing to check is that the INTERNAL speakers in the TV are actually turned off! If the TV's speakers are still putting out audio, then what you are perceiving as sync error may actually be the timing difference between your normal speakers and the TV's built in speakers.
--Bob

If I use the speakers in the TV only, the AV sync is perfect. It must be a problem with the OLED TV; the analog output on the 105 worked fine with my Pioneer flat screen. I may have to put my Onkyo AVR back in service and go digital.
post #7654 of 10110
^ With any new TV, about the first thing you should do is disable its various video "enhancement" settings. These are primarily designed to make crappy content look more tolerable, but they just screw up proper video calibration, and may take enough processing time to screw up audio sync as well.

Also try sending 1080p60 to the TV instead of 1080p/24. Some TVs go wacky for sync when fed 1080p24. And of course check in the owner's thread here for your model of TV. If it has sync problems when used with external speakers, folks will likely be talking about that. There may even be a firmware update for it.

Be sure that you are checking sync with a calibration disc. You really can not depend on movie discs for checking this as there are lots of things in the movie production process that can cause sync to be off in some scenes. I.e., even in their commercial theater presentations.

One sync test chart that seems to be particularly easy to use is the one found on Disney's "WOW World of Wonder", Blu-ray. There's also a good sync test chart on the new, Version 2, Spears & Munsil, Blu-ray (available direct from OPPO).

Typically what you would expect is to find that audio is EARLY -- too LITTLE audio delay -- due to the processing time for video in the TV. That's why you are looking to disable unneeded video processing in the TV as mentioned above.

With the A/V Sync setting in the 105 at its default (0ms) value, the audio and video are in sync at the outputs of the player.
--Bob
post #7655 of 10110
I have the BDP-105 connected to my older LG TV (720p) via HDMI. HDMI output on my Oppo is set to split. Audio output of the Oppo is all analog. Everything has been working superb!

I recently purchase a "slimport" adapter, which looks just like an MHL adapter (micro USB to HDMI). I want to connect my new Nexus 7 tablet to one of the Oppo's HDMI inputs so I can mirror everything on my tablet to my TV. This was working perfectly in the last few days (utilizing the front HDMI input of the Oppo). I usually set it up this way to stream Spotify music to my TV, as well as show pictures and videos that I've taken using my Nexus to the family.

However, I'm having problems today. When I connect my Nexus to the front HDMI input of the Oppo, I get flickering green on the screen, and then everything cuts out. This never happened before. I took the slimport adapter and the HDMI cable to the bedroom TV and connected it directly to it's HDMI port and everything works fine. So I know the slimport adapter didn't go bad.

I'm stomped! I even tried connecting my Nexus to the HDMI input in the back of the Oppo, but the results were the same. I then went into the Oppo's set-up menu and changed the HDMI output from auto to 720p, but nothing changed.

Anything else I can try????
post #7656 of 10110
Thread Starter 
If you use the HDMI IN REAR instead of the HDMI IN FRONT do you have the same problem?
post #7657 of 10110
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

If you use the HDMI IN REAR instead of the HDMI IN FRONT do you have the same problem?

Yes, same problem. Since my posting, I connected a 2nd monitor to the HDMI 2 output (a computer monitor) and changed the Oppo video settings to dual screen rather than split. The 2nd monitor plays fine. Go figure....
post #7658 of 10110
Thread Starter 
The Dual Display setting should only affect audio, not video output or handshaking. It is possible that you have something like Deep Color (Video Setup->HDMI Options) set to 36-bit, but using 720p should have eliminated this as the possibility.
post #7659 of 10110
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Typically what you would expect is to find that audio is EARLY -- too LITTLE audio delay -- due to the processing time for video in the TV. That's why you are looking to disable unneeded video processing in the TV as mentioned above.

With the A/V Sync setting in the 105 at its default (0ms) value, the audio and video are in sync at the outputs of the player.
--Bob

You're right, the audio is too early; it's very clear at the end of movie dialog, when the sound drops off and the person's mouth keeps moving. The OLED apparently takes more time to process the picture than any plasma, and corrects for this IF it's handling both audio and picture, together.

After experimenting with AV Sync on the Oppo, I found that 160ms (kinda high?) comes pretty close to matching the audio with the picture. Like you said, I will need the wow disc to dial it in.

Edit: The Samsung also comes with a break out box called the One Connect, which is the only connection to the TV, besides the power cord. Every source device then connects to the box. I can't help but think that this might be the cause of the delay. But if this were true, then surely connecting the Oppo to a receiver for audio, via HDMI, would result in the same delay. Or would it? I'll have to try that and see.
Edited by Pres2play - 11/11/13 at 6:45pm
post #7660 of 10110
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Originally Posted by Pres2play View Post

Thanks, it's a amazing and lots of fun to watch...

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Magnificent it looks like 4K! I can't wait until they have 100" wide 4K OLED for $5,000 biggrin.gif
post #7661 of 10110
Me, too! Let's see who will be first to make one that size, and at that price point. Maybe quite a few years though.
post #7662 of 10110
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Originally Posted by Pres2play View Post

Me, too! Let's see who will be first to make one that size, and at that price point. Maybe quite a few years though.

Maybe not http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/06/lg-77-inch-curved-uhd-oled/

http://www.engadget.com/gallery/lg-77-inch-4k-oled-tv-eyes-on/#!slide=991313

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/oled-diamond-vision-hdtv-tv,news-8022.html
post #7663 of 10110
is there anyway I can make my 105 region free?
post #7664 of 10110
^ This is discussed in the FAQ. See the link at the top of the first post of this thread.
--Bob
post #7665 of 10110
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Originally Posted by Bardia View Post

is there anyway I can make my 105 region free?

See: Region Free Modifications

-Bill
post #7666 of 10110
Have been searching for a solution, but didn't find any yet.

Have connected the Oppo BDP-105 with RCA cables to a Rotel RB-1572, but I don't get any sound
through this connection (HDMI is connected to a Denon AVR-4311 for video and does work properly).

The Oppo is supposed to act as a pre-amp as well, but I could not find specific settings in the menu
to activate this (could only find the option variable output volume).

At the moment I have installed the public beta firmware version 0808B.

Anyone any suggestion / advice to get sound through the stereo "pre-amp output" ?

Thanks in advance
post #7667 of 10110
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Originally Posted by nlrela View Post

Have been searching for a solution, but didn't find any yet.

Have connected the Oppo BDP-105 with RCA cables to a Rotel RB-1572, but I don't get any sound
through this connection (HDMI is connected to a Denon AVR-4311 for video and does work properly).

The Oppo is supposed to act as a pre-amp as well, but I could not find specific settings in the menu
to activate this (could only find the option variable output volume).

At the moment I have installed the public beta firmware version 0808B.

Anyone any suggestion / advice to get sound through the stereo "pre-amp output" ?

Thanks in advance

All outputs on the 105 are active all the time. That is the way I have mine hooked up, except I go straight to an amp with RCA's. Are you running 2-ch stereo or multi-channel?
post #7668 of 10110
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Originally Posted by Mongo171 View Post

All outputs on the 105 are active all the time. That is the way I have mine hooked up, except I go straight to an amp with RCA's. Are you running 2-ch stereo or multi-channel?

I want to run 2-ch stereo primarily....
post #7669 of 10110
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Originally Posted by nlrela View Post

I want to run 2-ch stereo primarily....

Run your RCA's out of the Dedicated RCA Stereo Audio Out on the back left of the 105. This will automatically down-mix to stereo and you should be good-to-go.
post #7670 of 10110
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Originally Posted by nlrela View Post

The Oppo is supposed to act as a pre-amp as well, but I could not find specific settings in the menu
to activate this (could only find the option variable output volume).
That's the only setting that's needed to use it as a preamp. Make sure that you adjust the volume down to a reasonable level BEFORE turning your amp on as the default level will be 100%. If you're currently getting no sound, check that the Oppo's volume level isn't at 0.
post #7671 of 10110
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Originally Posted by Mongo171 View Post

Run your RCA's out of the Dedicated RCA Stereo Audio Out on the back left of the 105. This will automatically down-mix to stereo and you should be good-to-go.

This is how mine is connected also - I've tried both the dedicated 2-channel RCAs through a preamp to allow source selection and XLRs direct to an amp. In either case I use the volume control on the Oppo starting at zero when turning on the amp for the first time and it has worked perfectly by only changing the "output volume" to "variable".
post #7672 of 10110
Do feel so stupid ... have been searching whole evening and than I found out that it was the power amp causing the problem ......
Thought it to have only a power on/off button, but it seems to have a trigger switch on the back as well ;-(
Combi runs smoothly now

Thanks for the feedback !
post #7673 of 10110
^ Suddenly! As if by Logic! biggrin.gif
--Bob
post #7674 of 10110
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Originally Posted by nlrela View Post

Do feel so stupid ... have been searching whole evening and than I found out that it was the power amp causing the problem ......
Thought it to have only a power on/off button, but it seems to have a trigger switch on the back as well ;-(
Combi runs smoothly now

Thanks for the feedback !

At least you got it working now. Sit back and enjoy the sound!
post #7675 of 10110

Quick BDP 105 mini monitor help?

Quick question/help.

I have a BDP 95 for my media room, and am about to get the BDP 105 for my 2 channel system, where I do not have a monitor.

Can someone recommend a few good small monitors that accept HDMI please.

I searched the forum, but had a hard time with the keywords I used, so, sorry if this has been covered.

I think people used to use a Haier one, with the 95's, but perhaps there is something slicker/newer? I wish there was a way to easily get HDMI into my MacbookPro.

Also, if anyone has a better solution, I am all ears, but I need the monitor for BluRay Audio and DVD-A discs

Thanks, in advance
post #7676 of 10110
Just get a computer monitor - the smallest ones they make now are 21" widescreens but they are pretty cheap. This Samsung is only $120 through today or look for a crazy deal on a Black Friday sale:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001796
post #7677 of 10110
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Originally Posted by blaven2 View Post

Quick question/help.

I have a BDP 95 for my media room, and am about to get the BDP 105 for my 2 channel system, where I do not have a monitor.

Can someone recommend a few good small monitors that accept HDMI please.

I searched the forum, but had a hard time with the keywords I used, so, sorry if this has been covered.

I think people used to use a Haier one, with the 95's, but perhaps there is something slicker/newer? I wish there was a way to easily get HDMI into my MacbookPro.

Also, if anyone has a better solution, I am all ears, but I need the monitor for BluRay Audio and DVD-A discs

Thanks, in advance

I just bought a 24" widescreen with an HDMI input for $200.
post #7678 of 10110
I wish there was a way to have a "tablet monitor" for the BDP-105. Since I've not figured out something, then your typical computer monitor with HDMI is your best option.

Honestly, 1080p is actually quite low resolution for a computer monitor, so any of them should be more than adequate.
post #7679 of 10110
Check on Amazon for small monitors (12 volt DC) with hdmi input. I've seen some down to 5 inches for under $200.
post #7680 of 10110
I use a nice 27" next to the back
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