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post #6181 of 6369
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Originally Posted by ianxponent View Post

Exactly! And PS=Play Station; I just left off the 2/3 modifier. DVDA is a must have and games are of no interest so the Play Station is not much use to me. A newer Blu Ray player like the S370 also offers streaming which I suppose might be nice to have.

That said, the last 3 980h's to sell on eBay went for more than $200. Wow!

If you've seen Orgazmo that statement has a whole 'nother meaning!

(That's why I always type DVD-A)
post #6182 of 6369
I get very slow decoding between pictures in a slideshow when played off a DVD.

Is it the size of the JPEG's? I usually use the highest pixel setting on my camera which is 3072 x 2304 pixels. My 50" Panasonic displays 1920 x 1080, so is it possible the Oppo is taking time to do the conversion before going on to the next slide. If this is the case I'm guessing a setting closer to the Panasonic 1920 x 1080 would be better.
post #6183 of 6369
Hey folks, I was wondering what some of your thoughts are about using the analog outputs vs. using HDMI for audio? Specifically, I'm considering hooking up my 980h to my Onkyo 605 for SACDs (The 605 can't decode DSD, and I'm not going to get a new receiver). With this setup, would I be better off using the 980H's analog outputs to the Onkyo's analog inputs, or just transporting the SACD as 88.2 khz PCM over HDMI? If there's not a significant difference I'd rather use HDMI to avoid the large number of cables. Thanks very much.
post #6184 of 6369
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Originally Posted by Ubertrout View Post

Hey folks, I was wondering what some of your thoughts are about using the analog outputs vs. using HDMI for audio? Specifically, I'm considering hooking up my 980h to my Onkyo 605 for SACDs (The 605 can't decode DSD, and I'm not going to get a new receiver). With this setup, would I be better off using the 980H's analog outputs to the Onkyo's analog inputs, or just transporting the SACD as 88.2 khz PCM over HDMI? If there's not a significant difference I'd rather use HDMI to avoid the large number of cables. Thanks very much.

I would set the SACD output to PCM and use the HDMI connection. Not only does this mean only one wire, but you will also be able to use the 605's bass management, speaker distance settings, Audyssey settings, etc. which don't work with the multichannel analog input.
post #6185 of 6369
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Originally Posted by rmcdo View Post

I would set the SACD output to PCM and use the HDMI connection. Not only does this mean only one wire, but you will also be able to use the 605's bass management, speaker distance settings, Audyssey settings, etc. which don't work with the multichannel analog input.

^+1

I've A-B'd PCM vs DSD over HDMI on my Onkyo PR-SC885 and can't tell a difference. I'd definitely take advantage of the Audyssey calibration if possible. I would expect a substantial improvement in SQ over multi-analog.
post #6186 of 6369
I'd kind of forgotten about Audyssey and Bass management, but that's a great point. It's cool to hear the subwoofer in stereo and 3.0 recordings.
post #6187 of 6369
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by FlynP5 View Post

I get very slow decoding between pictures in a slideshow when played off a DVD.

The frame buffer is slow on the standard players. It will take a long time to load HD images.
post #6188 of 6369
Hi
I am buying a DV-980 tomorrow and now I am worried that it wont play DVD+R's. MY friend just got a DV-970 and is having problems with the unit Identifying many of his DVD+Rs which were made on his PC (NERO 9) .
Does the 980 have the same problem or should I just pass on the 980
Your help requested, I have to decide tomorrow prior to purchase.
Thanks
post #6189 of 6369
I play them all the time. If it won't play, it's prob. the media.
post #6190 of 6369
So, I will let him know its time to upgrade....
Thanks
post #6191 of 6369
Thread Starter 
I use DVD+R exclusively and have had no issues at all. I primarily use Taiyo Yuden media, though CMC is used occasionally.
post #6192 of 6369
...and I use DVD-R exclusively for 4.7GB media. Like Neuromancer, I use Taiyo Yuden.

If you are concerned about compatibility, check the web on "bitsetting" and verify that your burner can accommodate that functionality.

I use bitset Verbatim DVD+R DLs for family videos and films that I don't want to compress and I have never had a problem. If you decide to use +Rs or +RWs, they can be bitset as well, ensuring compatibility with some older DVD players that don't play DVD+Rs. Some Toshiba models come to mind.....

R
post #6193 of 6369
Gents,
what software are you using and do you recommend certain settings.
I use DVDFab Platinum. I only record Main movie and it is sometimes compressed slightly for the single layer Verbatim +R discs. "Some" discs work on my SonyDvd Player, but not on my Oppo.... It skips chapters.
Your suggestions appreciated.
Thanks
post #6194 of 6369
Thread Starter 
I always do 1:1 backups with DVD Decrypter. Never liked removing content just so I could use a standard DVD-5.
post #6195 of 6369
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

I always do 1:1 backups with DVD Decrypter. Never liked removing content just so I could use a standard DVD-5.

So you use DVD9 media then?
AnyDvd/CloneDvd... bare none is in the top 10 of best buys ever out of my wallet.
post #6196 of 6369
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Originally Posted by lexicon1 View Post

Gents,
what software are you using and do you recommend certain settings.
I use DVDFab Platinum. I only record Main movie and it is sometimes compressed slightly for the single layer Verbatim +R discs. "Some" discs work on my SonyDvd Player, but not on my Oppo.... It skips chapters.
Your suggestions appreciated.
Thanks

(and ladies....)

DVDFab Platinum is great for ripping. I usually use the Customize option, as I don't like to include ads or previews. I'll often keep the watch-once documentaries on separate rewritables and re-use them once viewed.

IMGBurn is supposed to be the best burner and I use it exclusively. My Samsung Blu-Ray doesn't like a lot of the burned discs, but I've yet to have a Taiyo-Yuden or Verbatim disc not played properly by the Oppo.

R
post #6197 of 6369
I posted this in my receiver thread, but it involves my Oppo too:

I'm not so sure. This is from the Oppo DV-980H thread:

I have set my DV-980H to SACD DSD and my receiver is reporting only 44.1Khz audio. What gives?

This is not an error. According to the HDMI 1.2a specifications, the indicated sample frequency on the receiver will be 44.1kHz. As pulled from the documentation:

"For One Bit Audio streams, the value indicated by the SF bits shall equal the ACR fS value. For Super Audio CD, the SF bits are typically set to 0, 1, 0, to indicate a Sample Frequency of 2.8224MSamples/s (i.e. 64*44.1kHz)."

This is due to 8-channels of audio being available through HDMI at 8 bits per channel at 44.1KHz. The end bandwidth is 2.8224Mbits/second, which equates to 2.8224M 1-bit audio.

I have the audio digital output set to "Raw" on my Oppo. The LPCM Rate setting underneath is grayed-out, so I can't adjust it. Its default is 48K. Does that correspond with the "44.1" that displays on my 1800?

I've also tried several blu-rays, and the signal info for everything displays 44.1KHz. What am I missing?
post #6198 of 6369
Thread Starter 
Are you using a DV-980H or the BDP-80?

If you are connected with HDMI then there is nothing to configure other than ensuring that HDMI is set to AUTO or BIT STREAM, SACD is set to DSD (not PCM) and your HDMI video output resolution is set to 720p or higher.

As for Blu-rays, most are done at 48KHz. Try removing the HDMI cable from your receiver which leads to your television. Leave it disconnected. Disconnect then reconnect the HDMI cable which leads from the player to your receiver. Does the information on your receiver's front panel change?
post #6199 of 6369
Sorry for causing any confusion. When I was posting in the thread for my receiver (RX-V1800), I stated that when I checked the signal info from all sources, including my DV-980H, my Uverse PVR, and my Panasonic blu-ray player, they all showed up as 44.1 khz.

I checked all the settings in my Oppo, put in a DVD-A that said 96 khz on its cover, and my receiver displayed 44.1 khz. I had previously checked some SACDs on my Oppo, and I could have sworn my receiver displayed 44.1 khz.

Well, I got home today, checked my Oppo settings again, and put in the DVD-A. The receiver displayed PCM and 96 khz for the sampling rate. Then I played some SACDs, and the receiver displayed DSD and "---" for the sampling rate.

Maybe I have a flawed understanding of how to interpret the signal info displayed on my receiver. Maybe there is something flaky going on in my receiver. Maybe both.
post #6200 of 6369
Currently I am using the Oppo 980H mainly for DVD Video playback . I have an older HK 7200 Receiver that does not have HDMI inputs. I send the Video to the Panny Monitor directly and use digital coax to my Receiver for audio processing.

I have started to listen to CD's using the same connection but would like to explore using the Oppo players d/a converter instead of the Receiver's. Can I achieve this by connecting the L/R analog outputs of the Oppo player to the CD inputs of my receiver ? Is there anything I have to setup in Oppo menu to achieve this? ie analog outputs for CD playing and digital outputs for DVD playing without a lot of messing around with the setup menu each time I change modes? Thanks
post #6201 of 6369
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Originally Posted by sportflyer View Post

Currently I am using the Oppo 980H mainly for DVD Video playback . I have an older HK 7200 Receiver that does not have HDMI inputs. I send the Video to the Panny Monitor directly and use digital coax to my Receiver for audio processing.

I have started to listen to CD's using the same connection but would like to explore using the Oppo players d/a converter instead of the Receiver's. Can I achieve this by connecting the L/R analog outputs of the Oppo player to the CD inputs of my receiver ? Is there anything I have to setup in Oppo menu to achieve this? ie analog outputs for CD playing and digital outputs for DVD playing without a lot of messing around with the setup menu each time I change modes? Thanks

Just plug it in.
post #6202 of 6369
It looks like it outputs both analog and digital simultaneously . So just plug it in is correct. Tks.
post #6203 of 6369
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Originally Posted by Jetmaker737 View Post

Hi all,

I have an issue with the 980H. I am on my second unit after talking this through with Oppo customer service. The quote below is from my last email to Oppo. It describes the problem and what I've done so far to troubleshoot it. I'm wondering if any of you have had similar issue, your opinions on it, or if you by chance have one of the CD's mentioned you could have a listen on your own player to see if you can detect it.


"I've installed the replacement unit and still have the same audio problems on specific discs/tracks. As a reminder, I have not had the problem when digital signal is sent to my receiver (Onkyo TX-DS595),only via analog. And I don't hear the problem when played through another CD player. Also, switching to different analog inputs on the receiver has no effect. Why don't I just use the digital signal? Because aside from the noted problem the Oppo DAC sounds much much better than my receiver's.

The problem is a slight crackle/static sound that only occurs when music is playing (not during silent sections). The crackle does not cover up the music but is just there at the edges of it. It only occurs in certain mid-high pitches of music and basically sounds like the note is breaking up slightly as would happen with poor FM reception.

I think this really must be a problem with the player. Can you explain what might cause it? I'm also wondering if you could see if you can duplicate it. A track where the problem is very evident is on Radiohead's "In Rainbows" CD, track #3. You can also hear it pretty clearly on Modest Mouse's CD "The Moon and Antarctica" track #2.

Please let me know if you can run a test to duplicate the condition.

As a side note. I have purchased a new receiver, an Onkyo TX-SR805. So in a couple of weeks I should be able to totally rule out the receiver as the culprit (but as I've stated, my tests seem to rule out the receiver as the source of the problem).

Thanks!"

Any chance this ever got understood or resolved?

I've been fighting intermittent bouts of static/crackling on certain SACD's, exactly fitting the description above. It took some time swapping around equipment, but I finally got it narrowed down to the Oppo DV-980H. I dig around on AVS, and what do I find but the problem described exactly as I hear above.

Some comments after this one talked about changing speaker settings (Large vs. Small), and I'll try that next. It's part of an audio only system, so I need to get a monitor over there or run a long cable to change settings.

Any thoughts in the meantime? Any chance a newer firmare would fix it? I bought the Oppo in October 2008, so I see that there's been one additional firmware since then.

Thanks,
Keith
post #6204 of 6369
HI,
Just got a used Oppo980h, connected to Denon 4308h with HDMI. For both SACD or DVD-A, the surrounding sound is from surrounding L+R. Is there any way I can change the surround channel to surrounding back speakers? I have a 7.1 speakers. Thanks.
post #6205 of 6369
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Originally Posted by zfc6e View Post

HI,
Just got a used Oppo980h, connected to Denon 4308h with HDMI. For both SACD or DVD-A, the surrounding sound is from surrounding L+R. Is there any way I can change the surround channel to surrounding back speakers? I have a 7.1 speakers. Thanks.

Swap the cables.
post #6206 of 6369
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

Disconnect everything from the unit. Turn the player upside down. Look at the front of the unit and you will see an opening.

Inside of the opening will be a white tab. Slide the white tab all the way to the left. The tray should become disengaged.

Turn the player right-side up. Pull the tray all the way out then give it a quick tug.

Plug in the power. Press Power.

Does the tray recall? If you press Eject, does the tray eject?

You sir ... are a very fine gentleman!

Thank you for saving my July 2008 DV-980H from obsolescence! The tray locked up yesterday, just when wifey and I were settling in for Friday night movie night. Needless to say, not only did wifey declare "what a piece of junk!" in a rather desperate tone, but I knew I wouldn't be getting any umbongo either as a result of such a crushing blow to the mood at large. Come to think of it, perhaps you saved more than just the DV-980H.

Since I'm here, as part of my troubleshooting, I upgraded the firmware ... for the first time ever BTW (yes, it did upgrade, since the player "thought" the tray was open, even if it wasn't). It seems to have worked just fine, since it now displays the following:

MVer: 05.00.01.07 Batch: DV980-19-0722

This is listed as the last firmware on the OPPO Digital website (other than the beta). Should I really be updating to the beta test firmware, or stick with the last "official" release?

http://www.oppodigital.com/dv980h/dv...re-21-1031.asp

Secondly, is there anything else you recommend I do to avoid further tray jams?
post #6207 of 6369
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Originally Posted by HornsKeith View Post

Any chance this ever got understood or resolved?

I've been fighting intermittent bouts of static/crackling on certain SACD's, exactly fitting the description above. It took some time swapping around equipment, but I finally got it narrowed down to the Oppo DV-980H. I dig around on AVS, and what do I find but the problem described exactly as I hear above.

Some comments after this one talked about changing speaker settings (Large vs. Small), and I'll try that next. It's part of an audio only system, so I need to get a monitor over there or run a long cable to change settings.

Any thoughts in the meantime? Any chance a newer firmare would fix it? I bought the Oppo in October 2008, so I see that there's been one additional firmware since then.

Thanks,
Keith

I use my OPPO for SACDs via HDMI to my Onkyo 707. I've noticed consistent skipping on certain SACDs and a static issue on one also. I sent in my player and discs in question. They determined the discs were fine and my player is fine and at first they couldn't duplicate the problem. Then they changed the receiver they were testing with and they duplicated it exactly. This is what they said:
Quote:


This is likely an issue with the dynamic ranges and this disc. We verified the same dropouts with other players. We will be contacting our decoder manufacturer and inquiring about any changes we can make to our code to allow for the playback of these discs on a wider variety of receivers.

That was back in July, and I haven't heard anything since. I'd urge anyone with these types of issues to contact oppo for support. The guys there are really awesome and hopefully we can get a resolution.
post #6208 of 6369
An issue of mine that has gotten more frequent lately: When I press the open/close button, the display will say open, but the tray won't come out. Usually power cycling fixes this, but it has gotten very consistent lately. Any ideas?
post #6209 of 6369
Not sure if this is the right forum - please direct if it is not...

I have an oppo 980h. It is hooked into my Vizio 42 inch tv via HDMI, but my receiver doesn't have HDMI so I hook an optical audio cable into it. I have the same setup with my TIVO.

I started having problems with sound on the receiver speakers when playing a DVD. I was able to fix things when I wiggled the optical cable into the DVD player. It seemed like the optical cable or the port for it in the DVD player was having issues.

Then I was playing a Drive By Truckers concert DVD and was getting recurring "skips" in sound when there would be a slight silence in the sound. It was pi$$ing me off, so I turned off the receiver and tried to listen through the TV. No sound. Then I tried to watch the DVD again later and had no sound through either the receiver or DVD player.

I traded the HDMI and optical cables around and found that I could get audio using the other optical cable on my receiver. But still no sound on the TV from the DVD player.

I still get sound from my TIVO on both the receiver and TV, but now only sound from my receiver not the TV from the DVD player.

Any thoughts?
post #6210 of 6369
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Originally Posted by philly_kid View Post

Not sure if this is the right forum - please direct if it is not...

I have an oppo 980h. It is hooked into my Vizio 42 inch tv via HDMI, but my receiver doesn't have HDMI so I hook an optical audio cable into it. I have the same setup with my TIVO.

I started having problems with sound on the receiver speakers when playing a DVD. I was able to fix things when I wiggled the optical cable into the DVD player. It seemed like the optical cable or the port for it in the DVD player was having issues.

Then I was playing a Drive By Truckers concert DVD and was getting recurring "skips" in sound when there would be a slight silence in the sound. It was pi$$ing me off, so I turned off the receiver and tried to listen through the TV. No sound. Then I tried to watch the DVD again later and had no sound through either the receiver or DVD player.

I traded the HDMI and optical cables around and found that I could get audio using the other optical cable on my receiver. But still no sound on the TV from the DVD player.

I still get sound from my TIVO on both the receiver and TV, but now only sound from my receiver not the TV from the DVD player.

Any thoughts?

According to p. 48 of the User Manual, in order to get TV sound from an HDMI connection, you should set HDMI Audio to LPCM.
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