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What do you mean full screen?
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A stand alone Oppo streamer that operates alone or in concert with a 203/205 would be of interest too.

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I have recently purchased a new Oppo BDP-203, which has not even been installed in the AV rack yet. (I have previously owned the BDP-83, BDP-93, and BDP-103.)

I would like to add a Region Free mod to the BDP-203, and have never installed one on any of my previous Oppo players. From looking through parts of this thread, I see that there are at least 3 hardware solutions available, 2 from Europe and one from Autstralia. Is there a preferred solution by those who have installed the hardware mods in their BDP-203 players? Is one or more of the available solutions to be avoided?

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203/205 Region free

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I have recently purchased a new Oppo BDP-203, which has not even been installed in the AV rack yet. (I have previously owned the BDP-83, BDP-93, and BDP-103.)

I would like to add a Region Free mod to the BDP-203, and have never installed one on any of my previous Oppo players. From looking through parts of this thread, I see that there are at least 3 hardware solutions available, 2 from Europe and one from Autstralia. Is there a preferred solution by those who have installed the hardware mods in their BDP-203 players? Is one or more of the available solutions to be avoided?

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Seems like a 203/205 Region free thread with a 1st poster/moderator that had summary in post #1 would be great.
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OPPO UDP-203 Issues & Playback

Has anyone experienced Oppo's crashing, ie, after receiving the studio welcome screen, then the screen goes blank, while engaging a Blu Ray disc after engaging a 4K disc?

It's bizarre. the player seems to be needed to be turned OFF and ON to reboot somehow...It's somewhat disturbing...Is it a HDMI cable flush thing? Oppo says, it's normal for a "high-End" machine of it's caliber

Curious as to what is up? A configuration issue on my part or is Oppo right?
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Watching Deepwater Horizon on the Oppo 203 that just arrived.

AND. IT. IS. FANTASTIC.

I won't say the Xbox One S was the limiting factor in my first foray when I watched Passengers last week, but being the first movie watched on the Oppo, Deepwater Horizon has got me saying "Wow, a good UHD/HDR is incredible" just like the first time I ever saw a first-rate Blu-ray back in 2008. And I know this isn't even one of the top 10 "reference" titles. The colors (especially red) pop, resolution is incredible...and the movie just seems a lot more fluid. It's like eye candy.

And I am not just saying this to justify my purchase. All is well in the world now. Cannot wait for some Dolby Vision titles to start dropping.

What I find especially lovely about HDR is the subtle details that now make themselves noticed. For instance, when Mark Whalberg's character is talking to John Malcovich's character in the workshop, Mark's red jumpsuit looks flawless and perfectly red but it's also how sharp and white the lettering on his jumpsuit appears. It's as if the white lettering isn't stitched on his jumpsuit but rather a neon light glowing perfectly white with the word "TransOcean". Subtle but somehow these small improvements add up to an even better picture/experience.
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Has anyone experienced Oppo's crashing, ie, after receiving the studio welcome screen, then the screen goes blank, while engaging a Blu Ray disc after engaging a 4K disc?

It's bizarre. the player seems to be needed to be turned OFF and ON to reboot somehow...It's somewhat disturbing...Is it a HDMI cable flush thing? Oppo says, it's normal for a "high-End" machine of it's caliber

Curious as to what is up? A configuration issue on my part or is Oppo right?
Sounds like you are having HDMI cable problems. First step: Are all of the HDMI cables you are using labeled HDMI Ultra HD Premium Certified"? This is the latest testing standard for HDMI and your best shot, by far, of avoiding HDMI handshake issues -- which is likely what's happening when you get the video muted to black as you describe. These do not have to be expensive. For example, both Monoprice and Blue Jeans Cable have reasonably priced cables like this. The cable provided by OPPO with the player is just such a cable. Notice the fancy HDMI Premium Certified label on the plastic bag it comes in. THAT'S what you want to be looking for when getting new HDMI cables these days for any reason.

Do you have a 4K-capable display? If so, and while waiting to swap out the cables, try these settings which will keep you from pushing the maximum bandwidth (the most likely to give your cables fits) on HDMI:

Video Resolution: Custom
Custom Resolution: UHD Auto
Color Space: YCbCR 4:2:0
Color Depth: Auto.

Keep in mind that HDMI is an end to end protocol so EVERYTHING in the HDMI signal path should be suspect -- not just the cables directly attached to the OPPO. This would include even things like daisy chained cables, switches, adapters, even wall plates (used to tidy up the ends of in-wall cabling). Try temporarily positioning the OPPO so you can bypass all such stuff, and if the problem goes away then add things back in until you find the culprit.
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Has anyone experienced Oppo's crashing, ie, after receiving the studio welcome screen, then the screen goes blank, while engaging a Blu Ray disc after engaging a 4K disc?

It's bizarre. the player seems to be needed to be turned OFF and ON to reboot somehow...It's somewhat disturbing...Is it a HDMI cable flush thing? Oppo says, it's normal for a "high-End" machine of it's caliber

Curious as to what is up? A configuration issue on my part or is Oppo right?
Are you running the latest firmware? If not then updating your player should be Step #1.

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Sounds like you are having HDMI cable problems.
Bob, I think you had previously mentioned the possibility that this sort of problem might be due to the player downloading trailers in 720P which some displays have a problem with?
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What do you mean full screen?
Removing the black bars at the top and bottom.

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What do you mean full screen?
Removing the black bars at the top and bottom.
Why would you do that? Then the picture resolution gets worse and you're missing the outer edges?
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Removing the black bars at the top and bottom.
I'm sure we are all on the same page, but just to add to your response....Zooming can mean a couple of processes.

For 2.35/Scope screen owner's, zooming is used (usually by the projector) to push a film's scope aspect ratio's image (2.35, 2.39,2.40 etc) out till the top and bottom bars are outside the projector screen's framing. Little to no image (from the sides) is lost by this process.

For owner's of 1.85/16x9 screen/monitor, some use the source component's "zoom" feature for scope images to fill their screen. When a 16x9 screen owner "zooms" the scope image to fill their screen, they are losing a fair amount of the image on both the right and left side.
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For owner's of 1.85/16x9 screen/monitor, some use the source component's "zoom" feature for scope images to fill their screen. When a 16x9 screen owner "zooms" the scope image to fill their screen, they are losing a fair amount of the image on both the right and left side.

About 1/3 of the movie actually...


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About 1/3 of the movie actually...
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Maybe by the time I get around to getting a 4k TV these issues will be ironed out.

One question regarding firmware, do people just update via the player via a network update or download from the website ?

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Maybe by the time I get around to getting a 4k TV these issues will be ironed out.

One question regarding firmware, do people just update via the player via a network update or download from the website ?
Official FW over ethernet.
Beta FW by USB download

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Bob, I think you had previously mentioned the possibility that this sort of problem might be due to the player downloading trailers in 720P which some displays have a problem with?
That could only be a problem if the OPPO is set to Source Direct video output.
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Hi Bob...hopefully I haven't overlooked a post...but to your knowledge, is there a current effort to implement a "Dynamic Range Slider" (ala Panny 900) for us PJ owners? Thanks in advance!

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Hi Bob...hopefully I haven't overlooked a post...but to your knowledge, is there a current effort to implement a "Dynamic Range Slider" (ala Panny 900) for us PJ owners? Thanks in advance!
I'm sorry but Beta Testers are not allowed to discuss anything we might find out about work in progress at OPPO until it is released.

That said, OPPO Tech Support works under different rules, and quite commonly lets cats out of the bag if asked.
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I'm sorry but Beta Testers are not allowed to discuss anything we might find out about work in progress at OPPO until it is released.

That said, OPPO Tech Support works under different rules, and quite commonly lets cats out of the bag if asked.
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Hi Bob...per your suggestion I just concluded a phone conversation with Tech Support. I was pleasantly surprised when informed that my question had already being addressed with the official Feb 27, 2017 FW Upgrade. Apparently, the recently added "Target Luminance" setting under HDR Settings allows tweaking of the HDR to SDR conversion. Don't know if this performs the exact same function and produces the same reportedly excellent results as Panny's DR Slider but I'll give it a test run this evening. Thanks again!

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^ As I understand it, the Target Luminance slider is similar to, but not the same as, the Dynamic Range Adjustment slider in the Panasonic player.

As you discovered, the Target Luminance slider has been part of the player firmware for some months now.

So I made the assumption you were looking for OPPO to make changes to their implementation of the Video Settings > HDR -> Target Luminance slider -- available whenever HDR to SDR conversion is happening. But if you have not tried that slider at all yet, then sure, it may very well do what you need, as already implemented.
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About 1/3 of the movie actually...
Some of us just can't take the look of letterbox....I use vertical fit for non 16x9 content, doesn't do the squish (actually thins it out slightly) and lose a lot less than 1/3. I have been considering moving to a 2.35 screen but haven't found any I can demo yet...I know it is a pipe dream but would be nice if the studios could land on one aspect ratio...that is my main concern about moving to 2.35, there are still others producing content in 2.59 etc.
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Sounds like you are having HDMI cable problems. First step: Are all of the HDMI cables you are using labeled HDMI Ultra HD Premium Certified"? This is the latest testing standard for HDMI and your best shot, by far, of avoiding HDMI handshake issues -- which is likely what's happening when you get the video muted to black as you describe. These do not have to be expensive. For example, both Monoprice and Blue Jeans Cable have reasonably priced cables like this. The cable provided by OPPO with the player is just such a cable. Notice the fancy HDMI Premium Certified label on the plastic bag it comes in. THAT'S what you want to be looking for when getting new HDMI cables these days for any reason.

Do you have a 4K-capable display? If so, and while waiting to swap out the cables, try these settings which will keep you from pushing the maximum bandwidth (the most likely to give your cables fits) on HDMI:

Video Resolution: Custom
Custom Resolution: UHD Auto
Color Space: YCbCR 4:2:0
Color Depth: Auto.

Keep in mind that HDMI is an end to end protocol so EVERYTHING in the HDMI signal path should be suspect -- not just the cables directly attached to the OPPO. This would include even things like daisy chained cables, switches, adapters, even wall plates (used to tidy up the ends of in-wall cabling). Try temporarily positioning the OPPO so you can bypass all such stuff, and if the problem goes away then add things back in until you find the culprit.
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Thank you for your time. I am using the Onky TXRZ1100 as a pre-amp and all devices run through the processor with the OUT diectly into the LGOLED65EP. The cables I am using are MHX-HDME1.

It's a periodic issue. I place a 4K title in the Oppo-203..it goes through the welcome screen, say 20th Century Fox...then goes BLACK, yet I here the audio...then another time...it works it should.

Could be the cable to the LGor the cable from the Oppo to the ONKYO...
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Some of us just can't take the look of letterbox....I use vertical fit for non 16x9 content, doesn't do the squish (actually thins it out slightly) and lose a lot less than 1/3. I have been considering moving to a 2.35 screen but haven't found any I can demo yet...I know it is a pipe dream but would be nice if the studios could land on one aspect ratio...that is my main concern about moving to 2.35, there are still others producing content in 2.59 etc.
What movies are being produced in 2.59:1 ?


I always hated letterboxing 2.35:1 on a 16x9 tv, but the alternative was worse as (stated earlier) you're missing 1/3rd of the movie.

This dilemma was my #1 reason for buying a 2.35:1 screen. My room is so dark, on the off chance I watch 16x9 content its pillarboxed. Oddly enough, the pillarboxing doesn't bother me.
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Neither letterboxes nor pillarboxes bother me at all. I can't stand distortion of OAR, though, whether through cropping, stretchovision, or shrinkovision. My needs are simple: just let me see every film in the format the director and cinematographer meant for me to see it in.
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