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post #1411 of 3665
It's really getting annoying watched RED 2, Pacific Rim, they both freeze at random points. They were OK when I watched them on the regular 103. Either my review unit is defective or the beta firmware if messing things up.
post #1412 of 3665
^ Press the "Input" button on top of the remote to go fro the Roku to disc.

I guess I'm plagued with having a 9g 50" Pioneer Kuro, so I've been playing with 103D settings again, trying 4:2:2 now. Also 24 hz off and on. Can't quite figure what's best. With the Darbee I find the effect rather subtle, even at higher settings. In fact, I began questioning whether it was even working. Got very close to the screen and went up to 120% and it was not overly processed looking, even with a split screen (watching The Hobbit BD). I did see the difference on close ups of parchment texture, so I toned it back to 60%. Never any streaking and I have the original disc firmware.

Any consensus among Kuro owners? That thread doesn't seem to be talking about Kuro/Oppo.
post #1413 of 3665
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

It's really getting annoying watched RED 2, Pacific Rim, they both freeze at random points. They were OK when I watched them on the regular 103. Either my review unit is defective or the beta firmware if messing things up.
I will be watching RED2 disc from Lovefilm tonight on my 103D with Darbee enabled
Will report back if a encounter any issues
post #1414 of 3665
Thanks, Lesmor!
post #1415 of 3665
I just bought oppo 103D, I also have the first oppo 83 also which is great.
Which is the best connection option?
HDMI 1 to TV or receiver or HDMI 2?
I'm sure this has been discussed here but I don't know which page.
Which connection will give me the best picture sound option?
thanks
post #1416 of 3665
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Originally Posted by munich12 View Post

I just bought oppo 103D, I also have the first oppo 83 also which is great.
Which is the best connection option?
HDMI 1 to TV or receiver or HDMI 2?
I'm sure this has been discussed here but I don't know which page.
Which connection will give me the best picture sound option?
thanks
Unless your AVR won't pass 3D, and you are interested in watching 3D, there is no reason to go directly to the TV. Just set your AVR to avoid having it process the video signal.
post #1417 of 3665
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Originally Posted by munich12 View Post

I just bought oppo 103D, I also have the first oppo 83 also which is great.
Which is the best connection option?
HDMI 1 to TV or receiver or HDMI 2?
I'm sure this has been discussed here but I don't know which page.
Which connection will give me the best picture sound option?
thanks

The normal way to connect the 103D is to use HDMI 1 only. That will get you best quality audio and video. Excluding some cases of oddball problems with some AVRs, the only reason you would normally use the 2-cable configuration (HDMI 1 to TV and HDMI 2 to AVR) is if you want to get video to your TV which your AVR can not pass along -- 3D video being the common case.
--Bob
post #1418 of 3665
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

It's really getting annoying watched RED 2, Pacific Rim, they both freeze at random points. They were OK when I watched them on the regular 103. Either my review unit is defective or the beta firmware if messing things up.

My Netflix rental of "Pacific Rim" played just fine on the 103D -- using the 1120B Public Beta firmware.

It's possible your laser lens may have picked up a bit of lint? Next time it happens, wait a good long while -- say 10 minutes -- and see if the time code starts advancing in jumps. If so, that's the player struggling with disc read recovery -- which either means an extended region of damage on the disc or that the laser lens is blocked.

When you say random points, I presume you mean the freeze doesn't happen if you go back and replay the same time code. Right? If so, that precludes damaged discs.
--Bob
post #1419 of 3665
Hi Bob, that's exactly what I meant by random points. I'll try using my laser head lens cleaner and hope whatever stuck there blown away. I'll report back here
post #1420 of 3665
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Originally Posted by Lesmor View Post

I will be watching RED2 disc from Lovefilm tonight on my 103D with Darbee enabled
Will report back if a encounter any issues

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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

Thanks, Lesmor!

Just watched RED2 no problems whatsoever
I have just received this player from my retailer so no FW upgrade required, I am based in the UK
post #1421 of 3665
David,
You could also try cleaning the lens assembly directly (which is how OPPO would do it if the player were sent in for service). Remove the chassis top, remove the top plate of the optical drive (there are a couple clips). The pair of lenses will be visible, pointing upwards. Gently clean with a Q-tip barely moistened with alcohol. Look around to see if dust has accumulated in there somehow.

If cleaning doesn't do it, there's always the possibility that the optical drive itself is failing. But that would typically have been giving you problems for some time. I think a bit of dust is the more likely cause particularly if you start seeing these problems on discs you know played OK earlier.
--Bob
post #1422 of 3665
Hi Lesmor, I'm currently using the 103D public beta firmware. If you haven't updated your firmware that means you're not using the beta firmware. Perhaps that's partially the reason my disc playback is less stable
post #1423 of 3665
Lesmor,
David is using the 1120B Public Beta firmware. Check in Setup > Device Setup > Firmware Information to see if your dealer did that upgrade for you, or if you still have the 0910 Official firmware.
--Bob
post #1424 of 3665
I just played RED 2, beta firmware, no difficulty. This was the movie-only rental version from Redbox.

Random playback problems:

  • Cleaning the laser head is a good idea.
  • Also suspect HDMI even when you are confident it is ok. Reseat the connectors on every device in the chain, try switching cables around. Do you have a long cable run?
  • Turn networking off and remove all network connections -- we just had a report of networking strangeness.
  • Reinstall the same firmware via USB, reset factory defaults, erase Persistent Storage and reboot.

If still no good, contact OPPO and tell them everything.

-Bill
post #1425 of 3665
Hi

If this has addressed before I apologise.

I just setup my Netflix application, and the picture is very blurry. I have a 80" Sharp display and the 103D. Can anyone please help me with this situation?

Thank you Rob
post #1426 of 3665
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

I just played RED 2, beta firmware, no difficulty. This was the movie-only rental version from Redbox.

Random playback problems:

  • Cleaning the laser head is a good idea.
  • Also suspect HDMI even when you are confident it is ok. Reseat the connectors on every device in the chain, try switching cables around. Do you have a long cable run?
  • Turn networking off and remove all network connections -- we just had a report of networking strangeness.
  • Reinstall the same firmware via USB, reset factory defaults, erase Persistent Storage and reboot.

If still no good, contact OPPO and tell them everything.

-Bill

Thanks.

I just cleaned the laserhead and I have also (after reading your post) reseat every HDMI cable I'm using. With regards to the length, they are all 6 footer Kimber 19e HDMI cables. From the receiver to the projector I use Monoprice 60ft (or is it 50ft) Redmere HDMI cable.

Network, I always unplug the ethernet cable because many players have the occasional glitch anyway.

I'll try tomorrow morning rewatching RED2 and Pacific Rim again and will post my findings here.
post #1427 of 3665
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

From the receiver to the projector I use Monoprice 60ft (or is it 50ft) Redmere HDMI cable.

Ouch. I hope that Redmere magic works.

-Bill
post #1428 of 3665
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Originally Posted by RobDec View Post

Hi

If this has addressed before I apologise.

I just setup my Netflix application, and the picture is very blurry. I have a 80" Sharp display and the 103D. Can anyone please help me with this situation?

Thank you Rob

While playing the Netflix stream, press the Info button on the OPPO remote. Text will appear in the upper left corner showing the resolution of the stream Netflix is currently delivering. Even if playing an HD stream, that could be a low number if the Netflix app is seeing problems in throughput (a combo of your networking speed and the loading currently being experienced by the Netflix server you are connected to).

Netlfix will attempt to adapt its streaming rate to the throughput it thinks is available. So the stream resolution may increase after a while.

If the stream resolution is not improving, then start by checking your networking configuration. If using Wifi, check the connection signal strength for example (Setup > Network Setup > Connection Info).

If you set up a VUDU account, the VUDU app has a Network Speed Test in its My Vudu > Info & Settings section. That would give you another way to cheek network performance. If the VUDU test says you have good speed, but you still can't get the Netflix app to stream better video resolution, then you may be getting connected to a distant or overloaded Netflix server. In some cases it is possible to get Netflix to pick a different server by changing the DNS servers you are using as part of your networking setup. (These internet apps often try to detect where you are by which DNS server you used to make the connection to them.) In addition to the DNS service supplied by your Internet Service Provider, there are free public DNS services you could try. Two of the most popular are offered by Google and by OpenDNS.
--Bob
post #1429 of 3665
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Ouch. I hope that Redmere magic works.

-Bill

Never had problem with the Redmere cable (don't forget that my cable box, media player, Oppo 103 and Pioneer Ekite BDP62 coming out of the receiver to the projector is using this cable) biggrin.gif
post #1430 of 3665
Thanks Bob

I think it is a speed problem. Im only getting 240 to 288 resolution.

Signed up for vudu. The speed test there are network problems. Gonna call my ISP and see if theres a problem in the area.

Rob
post #1431 of 3665
^ OK, at least you've got a place to start. Be advised that the Netflix app is particularly sensitive to variation in your network speed. So if your speed exhibits dips the Netflix app may decide to use the low end speed even though most of the time you are getting significantly higher speed. And then it takes a while before it works up the nerve to start gearing up to higher speed.

If you are using Wifi, see if you can run an Ethernet line instead. Also check the signal strength as mentioned above. The USB extender cord included with the player can be used to reposition the Wifi Dongle for better reception.
--Bob
post #1432 of 3665
I'm still getting intermittent connection drop outs between the 103D and my Tivo Roamio on both HDMI Inputs. Rebooting the 103D always fixes it but I was wondering if the new beta firmware has addressed this issue. I'm still on the original one that came with the player.
post #1433 of 3665
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Originally Posted by Chere View Post

I'm still getting intermittent connection drop outs between the 103D and my Tivo Roamio on both HDMI Inputs. Rebooting the 103D always fixes it but I was wondering if the new beta firmware has addressed this issue. I'm still on the original one that came with the player.

Nothing to lose Chere ;sometimes a new firmware has surprise fixes that may not be in the release notes and you can go back to the current official firmware with this beta smile.gif
post #1434 of 3665
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

Never had problem with the Redmere cable (don't forget that my cable box, media player, Oppo 103 and Pioneer Ekite BDP62 coming out of the receiver to the projector is using this cable) biggrin.gif

Have you ever tried HDMI direct to the Projector , HDMI 2 to AVR for sound, HDMI out from AVR to HDMI in on the back of the OPPO ?
This lets everything get the benefit of Darbee processing

I know being digital there should be no difference but the sound of my Blu-rays has dramatically improved with this player, and initial thoughts are so has the picture quality compared to the Sony S-790 and Denon BT 2500 I was using
Of course it could be the same if I just had HDMI1 to the AVR but I have no intention of trying it
post #1435 of 3665
My Roamio Basic has been working fine with the 103D back input. Im using a 3ft redmere cable to connect the two.
post #1436 of 3665
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Lesmor,
David is using the 1120B Public Beta firmware. Check in Setup > Device Setup > Firmware Information to see if your dealer did that upgrade for you, or if you still have the 0910 Official firmware.
--Bob
Just Checked and I am using the 0910 firmware
post #1437 of 3665
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Originally Posted by Lesmor View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

Lesmor,
David is using the 1120B Public Beta firmware. Check in Setup > Device Setup > Firmware Information to see if your dealer did that upgrade for you, or if you still have the 0910 Official firmware.
--Bob
Just Checked and I am using the 0910 firmware
You are in the UK, right? You can download the 1120B Public Beta firmware from the OPPO UK site for your UK version of the 103D. Lots of good stuff in there, including an important fix to the Darbee stuff. Install via a USB stick.

Details here:

http://www.oppo-bluray.co.uk/customer-services/firmware-updates/bdp-103d-beta-firmware.aspx

The file that gets downloaded is a Zip compressed file, so you need to unZip it. You should end up with a .BIN file which is what you copy to the top level of your USB stick.

(If you end up with a UPG folder your unZip program has gone one step too far. You need the .BIN file, not that UPG folder. The free StuffIt Expander app is a useful tool to do it right.)
--Bob
post #1438 of 3665
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

You are in the UK, right? You can download the 1120B Public Beta firmware from the OPPO UK site for your UK version of the 103D. Lots of good stuff in there, including an important fix to the Darbee stuff. Install via a USB stick.

Details here:

http://www.oppo-bluray.co.uk/customer-services/firmware-updates/bdp-103d-beta-firmware.aspx

The file that gets downloaded is a Zip compressed file, so you need to unZip it. You should end up with a .BIN file which is what you copy to the top level of your USB stick.

(If you end up with a UPG folder your unZip program has gone one step too far. You need the .BIN file, not that UPG folder. The free StuffIt Expander app is a useful tool to do it right.)
--Bob
Many thanks for the information BOB very interesting I will update and bookmark the site for future use
post #1439 of 3665
hi just ordered my 103D and just wanted confirm that the harmony setting to play a movie is that the player has to be on bluray input.
post #1440 of 3665
^ Yes. Use the "Blu-ray" Input when you want to play any shiny disc, or use any of the Internet applications (e.g., Netflix), or play media files where the 103D is rendering those into audio and video for you. I.e., "normal" operation of the player as a Blu-ray player.

Use one of the other Inputs when you want the 103D to act like an AVR for some other Source device that's producing the digital audio or audio/video.
--Bob
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