Originally Posted by Neuromancer
How many presses? What is the succession rate (ie. speed at which you are pressing the buttons)? I personally have not experienced this issue, but I also have not tried excessively pressing the buttons.
This is because of the succession design of the zoom controls. The first Zoom mode is 1:1. Then you start to get into the other Zoom modes available on the player.
Once again, how many times are you pressing the Zoom button and how often? The only time Zoom should not become effective is if the next picture in the slideshow is being decoded, or if you are skipping to the next picture.
Because it is a pain in the ass when I have to cycle through 10 Zoom modes just to get back to the Normal 1:1 mode.
Additionally, in my testing, I have found that USB flash based media is slower than HDD based media.
There is an error in the current firmware which does not playback files numerically/alphabetically. This will be addressed in a future firmware release.
Here is the response I got from Oppo:
Depending on the size of the picture file, it may take several seconds for the player to buffer the next picture. Additionally, the transitioning of pictures is controlled by the slide show transition timer, which can further increase JPEG image rasterization.
There is a known error in the current firmware release which does not properly organize the files on CD, DVD, and USB media in alphabetical or numerical order as well as causing the PAUSE button to become ineffective if the Zoom button is also pressed. These should be addressed in a future firmware release for the DV-980H.
We have also not experienced issue with the navigation keys causing the Zoom function to become disabled. We will have to do some testing in the following days to attempt to verity this error. The Zoom button itself should also not be effective when the picture is being transitioned to another picture. Ensure that you have set transition time to a higher number to ensure more time to enable the Zoom functionality.
We will contact the firmware engineers and ask them why pressing Zoom once always shows 1:1 rather than enable the next Zoom mode. However, we can comment on why the Zoom button is not used to navigate the Zoom modes. The main reason for this is that we had found that people are less likely to use a function when more keypresses are enabled. For example, with DVD playback, the user is required to press the Zoom button continuously in order to return back to a Normal 1:1 mode.
The slow playback errors of JPEG images is not really a problem associated to USB 2.0, but limitation of the hardware solutions available for a setop DVD player. Buffering is the main reason why JPEG images load as slow as they do on USB media, and unfortunately, we are very hardware limited in this regard.
OPPO Digital, Inc
I repeated testing with the same photos on a Flash Drive, and it transitioned in close to 6 seconds, as opposed to 10 or so seconds for the memory card in a card reader, so either my memory card or my card reader are slower than the flash drive. 6 seconds is better, but still a bit slow for my taste.
I hit the left/right and/or up/down buttons 5 or 6 times in 4 to 5 seconds to pan around the zoomed picture, then it kicks me out. I don't believe it has anything to do with what I am doing, it is caused by the PAUSE button not working when you are Zoomed.
So, apparently, the only way to pan around a zoomed image is to change the slideshow speed to a long interval (I like 5 seconds when I have a lot of pics, so this really sucks!), then zoom and pan and then change it back to 5 seconds! What a pain in the butt that is! I hope Pause when Zoomed is fixed soon.
There are NOT 10 zoom modes for photos. There are only 4: 100x, 125x, 150x and 200x. How many button presses does it take the way it is? More than four! Lets see, hit pause (but that does not work!), then zoom twice, then the FF button 3 times to get to 200x. That's 6 button presses on 3 different buttons to zoom to 200x. Plus the extra presses to change the slideshow speed because pause doesn't work.
Why not have the zoom button cycle thru the four zooms? Much easier and more intuitive than the current setup.
Also, I did test WMA files on my Flash drive, and they do play, so the problem I was having with many of my music files not playing or even displaying on my 40G FAT-formated iRiver MP3 player is likely due to the large number of files and folders. I need to try consolidating some of the folders (putting all the albums from the same band in one folder might help) and see if it works. It's too bad there are so many limitations with the MTK chipset for playing JPG and music files.
I also played with the various sound modes, and some of them sounded pretty good (Rock/Pop, and arena, hall, etc.) - kinda fun to play with. Don't get me wrong, I love this player, I just wish the USB functionality was better.