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post #27001 of 37901 Old 03-16-2018, 01:44 PM
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It may be simply be that the lens for the blue laser has picked up a bit of schmutz. (UHD and regular Blu-ray use the blue laser. CDs and DVDs use the red laser.)

It is unlikely to be a firmware problem, however if you did not do the recommended Factory Reset after the firmware install, that would be a good place to start.

If that doesn't get you an easy fix, then get in touch with OPPO Tech Support and they can sort this out with you. Worst case is that the player needs Warranty service.
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Thanks! I ended up doing what Oppo Tech suggested and that was turn off my Network settings completely and do a power cycle. I've tried a few discs and all seems well again so far. I haven't fooled around with my network or router at all, so that's strange but for the moment it looks like it may have worked.

EDIT - nevermind, it's skipping again. Will send it in for servicing.

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I tried playing a MKV file yesterday & I couldn’t get it to skip chapters or fast forward backwards. Has anyone on the newest firmware update tried playing a MKV file?

I made the MKV file with several different softwares thinking it might be the file but it plays fine on my computer & I can do any of those things on the computer but not with a MKV file on a hard drive hooked up to the Oppo.
Chapter navigation is working for me with the new firmware and 4K and 3D MKVs on harddrive.

I use MakeMKV to generate the files.
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Appreciate the effort expended on this.
Did you happen to switch between Auto/10/12 bit on the Oppo?
SOMEONE on here mentioned a difference between 12/Auto/10 or something like that changing the results in saturation.

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My colors were desaturated when using 4:2:2 with my JVC RS540 and HDR off/BT.2020. Switching to auto color depth resolved it.
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I finally got a refurb 203 coming to me... Are there general settings suggestions I should start with when connecting to a JVC rs620 and assuming I will be turning HDR off? Which of the new HDR to SDR modes will likely serve me best? I am using a 156" wide scope screen, so the FtL are only around 8-10.

I assume I also set the rs620 into Rec 2020 mode?
Try the calibration link in my signature for the x40 and x90 series. Much of it will apply to the x20.

I used the 203 and ub900 to get very close calibrations in hdr mode compared to the 203 in...

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that might hold you over until you get the 203 or something else that uses gamma mapping to by pass hdr on the projector.

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I watched yesterday Thor 3 UHD with the OPPO put to HDR OFF(2020), target luminance 400 nits, mode 3. I have a JVC X7000 projector which is calibrated also for BT2020 SDR. The picture was very good in some scenes but others scenes really looked washed out. I tested Strip Metadata with a few scenes and that seem to give a better result. When asking OPPO last night they told me stripped metadata would be without tone mapping. Would my JVC give me a ‚wrong‘ picture in regards to colors or how should I underszand that? Does anybody else has this washed out picture feeling as well?
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Hi to all,

So after reading a few posts back, I came with this doubt on my mind:

I have the Oppo 203 EU model latest FW, a Denon AVR 2300W EU, an LG OLED55B7V EU and a PS4 (Disconnected).

I bought the Oppo basically for streaming as here in PT there isn't much UHD material and the ones that exist I already own on BD or some other sort of media.

So, my Oppo does a pretty good job reading my files, either from NAS or Local USB 3.0 disk.

My doubt:

My actual connections are as follows:

Denon AVR-2300W as the central Hub for video inputs and connected to the TV - Only -
Denon inputs:
- Oppo
- TV box

Shall I do this:

Connect the Oppo directly to the TV and connect the HDMI audio to the Denon? - If so, what would be the pros and cons, if any.
In this type of setup, what type of HDMI cables shall be used for Oppo -TV and Oppo - AVR? All premium ones?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi to all,

So after reading a few posts back, I came with this doubt on my mind:

I have the Oppo 203 EU model latest FW, a Denon AVR 2300W EU, an LG OLED55B7V EU and a PS4 (Disconnected).

I bought the Oppo basically for streaming as here in PT there isn't much UHD material and the ones that exist I already own on BD or some other sort of media.

So, my Oppo does a pretty good job reading my files, either from NAS or Local USB 3.0 disk.

My doubt:

My actual connections are as follows:

Denon AVR-2300W as the central Hub for video inputs and connected to the TV - Only -
Denon inputs:
- Oppo
- TV box

Shall I do this:

Connect the Oppo directly to the TV and connect the HDMI audio to the Denon? - If so, what would be the pros and cons, if any.
In this type of setup, what type of HDMI cables shall be used for Oppo -TV and Oppo - AVR? All premium ones?

Thanks in advance.
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No point. Your Denon is Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos capable already, so it can pass anything that your Oppo can put out. The split audio/video thing is really for those people with older amps that can't handle 4K, HDR, DV etc. Yours can, so you would not be gaining anything at all, in fact you would be losing the convenience of everything being handled using the amp as a switching hub.

To answer your other question, you should definitely be using Premium UHD Certified cables. They're not expensive, just look for the ones with the orange and silver hologram sticker, such as the Omars range on Amazon UK. Don't go lower than 2M, even if you don't physically need them that long.
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No point. Your Denon is Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos capable already, so it can pass anything that your Oppo can put out. The split audio/video thing is really for those people with older amps that can't handle 4K, HDR, DV etc. Yours can, so you would not be gaining anything at all, in fact you would be losing the convenience of everything being handled using the amp as a switching hub.

To answer your other question, you should definitely be using Premium UHD Certified cables. They're not expensive, just look for the ones with the orange and silver hologram sticker, such as the Omars range on Amazon UK. Don't go lower than 2M, even if you don't physically need them that long.
Thank you for your reply.

I was mostly concerned about the image quality, as Oppo output VS Denon output ?

Regarding the HDMI cable, this one would be good? https://www.amazon.es/OMARS%C2%AE-Pr...rds=omars+hdmi

I already have the Oppo connected to the AVR, and one Audioquest Forest from AVR to the TV set, all are 1,5 mts I think, shall I replace them?

Thanks again.

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Should I connect Oppo with hdmi arc or regular hdmi on my tv? What are the difference.

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I was mostly concerned about the image quality, as Oppo output VS Denon output ?

Regarding the HDMI cable, this one would be good? https://www.amazon.es/OMARS%C2%AE-Pr...rds=omars+hdmi

I already have the Oppo connected to the AVR, and one Audioquest Forest from AVR to the TV set, all are 1,5 mts I think, shall I replace them?
The Denon fully passes the signal from the Oppo to the TV. There's no difference between connecting via the Denon and connecting directly.

Yup, those Omars cables are fine. Any cables that have that hologram packaging have been tested and certified to meet the 4K HDMI standard. Your existing cables may already be certified. But for the sake of a few quid, it's worth putting in a couple of cables that you know are certified. The one that came with your Oppo is already certified, so you can use that as one of them.
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The Denon fully passes the signal from the Oppo to the TV. There's no difference between connecting via the Denon and connecting directly.

Yup, those Omars cables are fine. Any cables that have that hologram packaging have been tested and certified to meet the 4K HDMI standard. Your existing cables may already be certified. But for the sake of a few quid, it's worth putting in a couple of cables that you know are certified. The one that came with your Oppo is already certified, so you can use that as one of them.
Thank you, I'll buy 2 of those nevertheless.

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Should I connect Oppo with hdmi arc or regular hdmi on my tv? What are the difference.
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WLAN problem

I am trying to connect my oppo to my WLAN router. After entering the WPS key at the router, the oppo says connected. connection test is also working. But if i reboot the oppo and try again the connection test, then it says "not connected". WLAN strenth is 100%. Firmware is the newest. Is this a bug?

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I am trying to connect my oppo to my WLAN router. After entering the WPS key at the router, the oppo says connected. connection test is also working. But if i reboot the oppo and try again the connection test, then it says "not connected". WLAN strenth is 100%. Firmware is the newest. Is this a bug?
How long are you waiting before you check Connection Test? If you have Standby Mode set to ENERGY EFFICIENT then the player will do a complete reboot on each power up -- including restarting the Networking from scratch. It may take a bit of time before the Wifi connection becomes live, as the player has to re-log in to it.

Just redo the Connection Test again after a bit.

(If you have Standby Mode set to NETWORK STANDBY, then the player leaves Networking live even while it is "Off" -- meaning you should have immediate access to the Network each time you power up.)
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How long are you waiting before you check Connection Test? If you have Standby Mode set to ENERGY EFFICIENT then the player will do a complete reboot on each power up -- including restarting the Networking from scratch. It may take a bit of time before the Wifi connection becomes live, as the player has to re-log in to it.

Just redo the Connection Test again after a bit.

(If you have Standby Mode set to NETWORK STANDBY, then the player leaves Networking live even while it is "Off" -- meaning you should have immediate access to the Network each time you power up.)
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If y use Network standby, then the Connection is working after off/on cycle. But if i use "energy efficient" then even waiting 5 Minutes after power on does not help. Even if use "reconnect last Settings" it does not get a Connection. The only way is to make a new WPS Connection. Then it works until the next power cycle.

Is there a "Save" button or something which i am missing?
Are there limits for the length of SSID and Password? Both are very Long, the password has 56 characters.

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If y use Network standby, then the Connection is working after off/on cycle. But if i use "energy efficient" then even waiting 5 Minutes after power on does not help. Even if use "reconnect last Settings" it does not get a Connection. The only way is to make a new WPS Connection. Then it works until the next power cycle.

Is there a "Save" button or something which i am missing?
Are there limits for the length of SSID and Password? Both are very Long, the password has 56 characters.
Get in touch with OPPO Tech Support and give them the details of the WiFi hardware you are using. They should be able to sort this out for you.
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If y use Network standby, then the Connection is working after off/on cycle. But if i use "energy efficient" then even waiting 5 Minutes after power on does not help. Even if use "reconnect last Settings" it does not get a Connection. The only way is to make a new WPS Connection. Then it works until the next power cycle.

Is there a "Save" button or something which i am missing?
Are there limits for the length of SSID and Password? Both are very Long, the password has 56 characters.
That's odd. Up until more recently, I always had my player in energy efficient mode, and when I shut down my AV system, the Oppo goes down to ZERO, no power. Kinda weird how I have it set up, but I knew I'd never use it unless I'm watching a movie and want my full system going, so it is on 12V triggered circuit that is not constantly energized. The only thing I don't do is unplug the power cord, so it's not truly losing power, and it retains the settings and always connects back to the network very quickly.

More recently, I've gone to network standby mode. No issues. So, mine is solid either way. Yours should be too, gotta be your other network gear??? That's a looong password you've got.....would not want to have to type that in every time....

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Thanks for all tipps to my WLAN Problem. I will make a ticket at Oppo about this and i will also try a shorter password.

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Thanks for all tipps to my WLAN Problem. I will make a ticket at Oppo about this and i will also try a shorter password.
You cannot just use WAP2?
It is recommended to disable WPS. I use a static IP address, WAP2 & MAC filtering along with using a hidden SSID.

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volume control through Roku remote

I realize this question probably should go in the Roku thread, but its Oppo UDP-203 centric and not sure many people using it the way I am. I have my Roku Streaming Stick + plugged into my Oppo, and HDMI from the Oppo to a pj for video. Audiowise I'm running RCA front L & R to a Simaudio 240i that doesn't have HDMI...so I can control the volume of the Oppo variable output to the amplifier, however, I can't navigate the Roku menus with the Oppo remote...is there any way to teach the Roku remote to control the volume of the Oppo 203 (thus controlling the volume output to my amp?)

I tried the Roku-Settings menu, remote setup function and chose TV=Oppo, but apparently the codes aren't the same for the old Oppo TVs as the current players.

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I recently compared the Oppo 203 tone mapping to newly made custom curves after a pro calibration. Here are my impressions. I posted this in the RS500/600 thread last week and thought it would be useful here as well.

I have the JVC RS520 in a dedicated light controlled room with a 16.5' throw. I sit 9' from a 110'' 2.35 screen. The material is Screen Excellence Enlightor Neo. This was a recent screen change and I love the screen btw. It is perhaps slightly brighter than the EN4K that it replaced which was measured by Accucal to be 0.84 gain (claimed 0.98). I anticipate that the Neo fabric will measure slightly higher than 0.84 but probably just under 0.9 just to my eyes.

I had High Impact AV calibrate the projector. He also did a calibration last year and I sent the unit in for the CMD banding fix prior to this calibration. It had around 750 hours over the last year. He uses the arve tool to do a custom calibration. I forgot what kind of fancy calibration sensor he has but I know he uses Calman on his PC. He did a calibration for SDR in both 16:9 and 2.35. I run low lamp for 16:9 and high lamp for 2.35. Both are calibrated to 16 foot lamberts. Then an HDR calibration that seems to work well for everything. I always use high lamp for HDR. He then did another SDR BT2020 calibration for the Oppo 203 that uses its own algorithms for tone mapping of HDR content.

I ended up with right at 100 nits for HDR high lamp.

Michael was curious about the Oppo tone mapping function so he stayed around for comparisons and we used the Planet Earth 2 UHD disc. It was readily apparent to me that I preferred the custom curves to the Oppo. The colors were more vibrant. Specifically the scene with the vibrantly colored bird that is shown flying in slow motion. In addition there were several instances that just looked off such as the snow covered mountain scene in the opening credits. The snow on the mountains was not as defined in the Oppo. Definition was somewhat lacking compared to custom curves. Sometimes it you could see it from seating distance and other times I got up a little closer to the screen. Flipping back and forth the custom curves won handily. We switched the mode through most of them but used 2 and 3 most of the time. We also adjusted the luminance from around 200-350. I used Auto for video output.

I did more comparisons during the last week and still prefer the custom curves. Sometimes you don't think an image can look any better until you are shown one that actually does look better.

I still have more comparing to do but now I really just want to watch content.

I hope and pray that Oppo continues to work on their tone mapping because I believe that the future lies in dynamic mapping for projectors and as an Oppo 203 owner I would love to have a dynamic solution that works for all HDR content.

For the moment I can verify what many here have said in that a well done truly custom pro calibration HDR gamma curve on a system with sufficient nits is superior to the Oppo 203 tone mapping.

So far I have not felt the need to tweak any of the content that I have watched. Before the calibration I really thought I was going to go with the Oppo and I was not excited about having to tweak certain titles and basically guess how bright it was suppose to be. It seems that this custom calibration handles everything I throw at it to my satisfaction and there is no need for tweaking. But, it is still relatively early so there may be problem titles in the future.

So after all that don't let my preference steer you away from the Oppo tone mapping if you are NOT going to pay to have a custom curve done. It is a great solution compared to most others out there and very good for nit starved displays by most accounts on the forum. I hope that dynamic mapping is what I am using in the not so distant future.

I have a launch Oppo 203 and I have been happy with the product and the continued work Oppo is doing to improve the experience. Keep up the good work.
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OPPO 203-LG E7 Combo Issue??

Not sure if this is OK--
But just finished watching Justice League 4k Blu-ray with DV.

Don't know if it is me, but although I can sure tell it is 4k, and the info from OPPO tells me it is---like seeing each strand of WW hair blowing in the wind--

but for much of the movie--the backgrounds appear pretty grainy.

Perhaps the movie maker wanted it that way---but is anyone else seeing this sort of thing?

My OPPO has everything in auto and I recently upgrading to the March firmware release--

Any thoughts?

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I realize I'm likely in the minority here, but after spending an initial few sessions with the Oppo and my JVC RS500, playing with various combinations of tone mapping mode and target nits, I've more or less come to the conclusion that straight SDR is my preference.

One thing is for sure, and that is each movie, or even scene in a movie, is very different in its imagery, and consequently what settings work best.

Some movies have a somewhat average APL and don't have many outdoor scenes etc... and may work very well with the HDR>SDR settings, but some varied material I put through it didn't look natural to my eyes, and I also came across some pretty serious artifacts (flashing cloud highlights) that came and went.

I found that large, bright highlight areas such as sky, and especially clouds, just don't look good blown out in many cases, and if you dim the display down, or change modes, in order to prevent it, the image lacks punch and is a little lifeless.

I feel there is another way to make the dynamic range fit within the limits of the projector - display the format it was supposed to display! And generally unless there was a mastering issue, you won't see oddly blown out bright areas popping up.

I think in the mid tones especially, you can have a very punchy image with the conversion, but its at the dark and bright ends where things get dicey.

I realize it isn't exciting, but I've spent so much time trying to get HDR converted to SDR / BT2020, and while it can look great, it generally doesn't look great for long until a certain scene doesn't work well with those parameters, and just looks wrong.

I don't really want to pre-watch all my movies, and come up with the best parameters for that movie, then watch it again.

I'm just not convinced that the bt2020 color space provides enough benefit to tolerate the artifacts of the HDR>SDR process the way I'm seeing it done in the Oppo.

I"ll admit freely that I haven't watched a ton of material either with the 203, but that's kind of whats concerning - it hasn't looked consistently great to me on what I've seen. Bits and pieces do, but generally not long stretches of a movie.

I'll need to go back and take a look at my Panny 900 / HDFury combo, but I don't remember seeing so many blatant artifacts from that combo. Can't make a concrete claim that it is better though at this point, so I'm not implying that at all.

My .02, anyway, so somebody tell me why I'm way off.
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Not sure if this is OK--
But just finished watching Justice League 4k Blu-ray with DV.

Don't know if it is me, but although I can sure tell it is 4k, and the info from OPPO tells me it is---like seeing each strand of WW hair blowing in the wind--

but for much of the movie--the backgrounds appear pretty grainy.

Perhaps the movie maker wanted it that way---but is anyone else seeing this sort of thing?

My OPPO has everything in auto and I recently upgrading to the March firmware release--

Any thoughts?

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That's how the movie is, on purpose. Many times a movie will have added grain for artistic effect. I'm not a fan of artificial grain but I don't mind real film grain for movies shot on actual film stock. Justice League is the former because it was shot digitally and had a grain effect applied afterwards. The higher resolution of UHD as well as the HDR grading will make the grain more apparent. I assume it's supposed to make the movie feel raw or gritty. I guess it works, but at least the highlights and detail was great because I'm not really a fan of the grain. The Marvel shows on Netflix have this effect applied too.
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I realize this question probably should go in the Roku thread, but its Oppo UDP-203 centric and not sure many people using it the way I am. I have my Roku Streaming Stick + plugged into my Oppo, and HDMI from the Oppo to a pj for video. Audiowise I'm running RCA front L & R to a Simaudio 240i that doesn't have HDMI...so I can control the volume of the Oppo variable output to the amplifier, however, I can't navigate the Roku menus with the Oppo remote...is there any way to teach the Roku remote to control the volume of the Oppo 203 (thus controlling the volume output to my amp?)

I tried the Roku-Settings menu, remote setup function and chose TV=Oppo, but apparently the codes aren't the same for the old Oppo TVs as the current players.

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The Oppo is not a TV so unlikely that any remote (that comes with another component) will control it. Get yourself a Logitech Harmony remote. They have all kinds of them these days for not much and you will be glad you did. I current run a couple olden 670s that have served me well for over a decade now. I recently picked up both a Harmony Touch and Harmony Smart that I'm thinking of trying but I bet once I do the research that I will take them back and stick with the 670s. I really don't need all the bells and whistles, just need a remote that turns every thing on and off and lets me do some custom functions on a few things like changing Audessey modes and of course my common activities. The idea of the Harmony hub with the smart is a great idea but don't know if I want to be relegated to a phone/tablet app and the not so sophisticated remote the smart comes with. The Touch is probably more up my alley but like I said I really don't need buttons that take me to specific services or channels.

Anyhow if you are new to universal remotes you can get the Smart for $50-70 and the Touch for $60-90 if you look around. Sam's Club currently has the Smart on sale for around $60-70 and normally sells the touch for $90.

Oddly the Oppo 203 is listed as a "mini-system" in the Logitech device list when you add it. I assume that is because it is much more than just a optical disc player.

Other "universal remotes" may work, just make sure you get one that was made/invented after the Oppo players. aFaIaA most Oppo players use the same common IR codes. Not sure if the Harmony is smart enough to use the remote 1,2,3 settings so you can have multiple players. Maybe someone else can comment on that.

I just checked and Oppo is not an option in either TV or AVR on the Comtastic X1 remotes.

My Denon remote has a ton of functionality, but I doubt that it included Oppo in the list. Some Denon, and other AVR remotes are "learning" and you can teach them codes. That is of course another option you have. "learning remotes can be quite inexpensive and there are lots of them on the market. Takes more effort to "program" them, but a cheep option in your situation. BTW the Harmonys also "learn" codes and it is super easy to do. I had to teach mine a few tricks for use with the Oppo as I think that the Logitech database is a little dated. I haven't reached out to them to ask to have my profile loaded up with any special goodies they have for Oppo or the 203. I did need to do that for some advanced features of my Denon AVR-1909. I wonder if they have discrete codes for the HDMI input function (BD, external HDMI and ARC). I currently just send the code for "input" then select 1,2,3 and enter to get it to switch.
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Good day all. I just made the jump to 4K and looking for a player. I had an oppo 983 DVD player that I was quite fond of.

I see the 203 looks to be the right player for me.

I have a ton of blurays so up conversion is important to me. The oppo seems king in that regard however I see many people prefer their tv to upconvert all incoming content.

Is this true? Will I see a better picture quality using the Oppo vs a tv?

Is there any comparison pictures on the web of oppo vs others vs tv?

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Note: You will not get DV via the Oppo's HDMI Input. That is currently limited to SDR and HDR10 only and it is not known if it is possible to fix it via firmware.
First I have heard about this. Is it really true? I'm about to find out since I need to test some UHDs and BDs in both my original brand new to me player AND another that came in as a SnD for an insane low price from Crutchfield while was on a business trip earlier in the week. Unboxed it and it's perfect in every way. Can't even tell it's been out of the box except for the slightly wrinkled carrying bag. To test it's getting hooked to my 4k switch which is in turn connected to the original Oppo input. I suppose I will have to route the HDMI from the new one directly to the TV to verify DV functionality but I'm mostly concerned with ANY disc playing issues, which I have just been reading about. I haven't had many movies in the 1st and none in the "new" one yet. Don't want to end up with a problematic player. Have 60 or so days trial run with Crutchfield on both anyhow so plenty of time for repair/replacement if needed. Generally Chrutchfiled has sent me new stock to replace any "outlet" stock that have had problems within the 60 day period and way beyond in some other circumstances. Easy for them to just return during the factory warranty.

Speaking of the input I still haven't had time to try a streaming stick in this thing. I'm currently without one since I took the one I purchased back to Sam's since they just made me an offer for a $10 spiff on a $30 online purchase and I have to wait for the order to be "fulfilled". If there is no DV on the input then I may have to rethink all this. One of the main reasons for the Oppo was to avoid the expense of a new AVR. I have jul DV capability with my TV, just no DD+/Atmos from it at all so I thought the Roku would be a good fix for that.

I would think that DV through the input would be doable. My understanding is that it is just meta data in the stream not a specific HDMI signal thing? I was worried about my switch, but now I have no way to test it and the Oppo input if this is the case.

And now I read that the Apple TV has audio issues and no DD+/Atmos either? Is is just Atmos it does not do, or is it DD+ limited also? I only need DD+ 7.1 @ 1.5mbps with the expanded sampling, if possible. Anything better than the DD5.1 640k is a welcome improvement.

I don't know why I really care about DV anyway. HDR10(+) looks great and I can tweak it. DV allow NO messing....so maybe I need to stop obsessing and enjoy the show.
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Sorry for all the posts. I'm set to "instant" notify on this thread, but haven't see anything in a couple weeks until today. Now I notice I missed a ton of posts. Anyone else have this experience. Come to think of it I haven't seen much from my other threads either so maybe they had some issues?
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Ok so no issues passing DV through my switch=good
however no DV joy with new(er--to me) 203 plugged into input of other Oppo, so no DV on input confirmed (I have to prove these things to myself)=boo.....

Which begs the question, just how do I go about playing a DV movie in HDR10, without doing this trick? I'm not super familiar with 4k media. Is there a menu option on the media that allows this? Also I'm not too familiar with the HDR video output option AND it seems to have changed with later firmware and does not really reflect what is in the manual. Is it possible to fiddle with that setting and get a UHD DV 4k movie to play in HDR10, rather than DV? Sorry if this is a stupid question.And I'm back to cleaning out the DVR and I took Power Ranges out of the player, so.....
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