Originally Posted by Mkard
^^^ Good Q ^^^
I'm curious about that myself. I think the Oppo powers ALL video and ALL audio regardless of what you have hooked up. Might have an effect on performance on these older units.
Originally Posted by Zenyatto
Would you expand on your statements?
My amateur thinking was along the lines of power usage. AFIK the oppo 980 enables all possible video and audio outputs of source at all times, unless the video functions (mind this would include relatively power hungry DAC'd analog video outputs) are manually disabled by "Audio Only" on the remote. I'm thinking that if that is the case, the power supply is running pretty hard, close to its design limit. Giving it a break might ease the issues.
So, given the time factor in the glitches showing up as the poster's issues, perhaps a lessening of the load would benefit operation, or at least extend the time before faults occur. As a troubleshooting tool, that
might tell you that the unit's power supply is going south. Maybe saying something about the filter capacitors or other elements.
I really didn't know, and thought that the just-prior-to-mine response to the posted problem was a pretty good question. There was also the possibility that something in the video channels of HDMI crossing over into the digital audio processing/handling early in the circuitry and again stressing some filtering component. Just musing in the dark (ok, puns are evil) on my part.
But then, maybe I was overthinking it.
Or, maybe the Oppo 980h does things differently than I had thought. Wouldn't be the first time, by a long shot.
I do envy you your 983!!