Hi all, I'm hoping you all can give me some debugging help for my BDP83. I've had flawless performance for years and currently, I have no problems with DVDs but I've had a number of issues that have started creeping up with Blu-rays. Here are my symptoms:
- Tranformers 4, Walter Mitty, and a handful of other Blu-ray discs have significant problems playing on the BDP-83.
- I will get a very, very loud turbine-sounding noise like it's an airplane about to take off as the disc spins up.
- I will get "No Disc" even though there is a disc there
- I will get the disc to load and when it plays the main movie, it will stutter with audio and video pausing several times throughout the movie or every several seconds.
I have the latest firmware. I have a Panasonic ZT60 plasma as the display and an Anthem in the middle of the chain. As a 've tried turning off the Anthem and the Panasonic to see if there's anything funky with the HDMI signal chain. On the Oppo's counter, I see the time sticking even with the other devices off. Iv'e also changedHDMI cables, etc. etc. etc.
I've tried decoding the audio in the player as well as in the pre-pro. What happens with the pausing is on the Anthem's front panel, it will go thought the decoding sequence so I'll see the center channel volume adjust +4, it will tell me source resolution and display the audio. Then it will drop, reset, and go all over again. The pausing, when it happens is never in the same place. I've also made sure to clean the discs.
I also tried searching to see if the problem discs like Transformers4, Walter Mitty, etc. had any issues with the BDP-83, but I can't find anything about any such issues that would lead me to think it's disc-specific to these two and a handful of other titles that have become problematic.
Bottom line, I can only assume I have something funky going on with the Oppo but not quite sure what else I need to do. I don't know if this is an issue with the laser reading the discs or some anomaly with the firmware. I have not tried re-applying the current firmware or downgrading to an earlier version. I'll be reaching out to Oppo support come the work week, but I'd appreciate some debugging assistance here.
All of this is recent and I've had flawless operation. Thanks for any insights and debugging ideas you all can give me!