The firmware has not been released publicly. That's likely because it has some side effects in certain configurations. So installing it now when you are still using gear that does not need it may come with some gotchas. It wouldn't hurt to talk to OPPO, but understand if they recommend you do NOT install that firmware now -- given what you tell them about your current gear -- there is likely a good reason.Is this a firmware upgrade that allows a BDP-80 to work with HDMI 2.0 inputs? Would it be okay to reach out to Oppo and request this firmware as a way to future proof my machine? I'm currently using it to play CDs and SA-CDs only via HDMI and I'd like to continue doing that with future equipment upgrades.
Nope, my parent's unit is chugging along. I'd get in touch with OPPO and ask them about it. They are very good in support, worst case you send it in to them and they turn it around very quickly.
I have three OPPOs that I'm thinking of sending in for a checkup before OPPO walks off into the sunset. Not that they have any issues, just in case there's some borderline issue that will expose itself like a bad actor in a broadway play when it's too late and you're already in your seats with popcorn.I'm having the opposite problem, my tray won't stay OPEN. When I use the eject button on the unit, the tray opens, sometimes stays open for several seconds, but then closes on its own. Sometimes it does it when I have a disc partly in the tray and bites the disc! It FEELS like it's less likely to do it when I use the remote to eject, but I never think of it until after the fact. BUT, it doesn't do it ALL the time.
Also, recently, I've noticed that when I pause a BR for a bathroom break, it will lock up hard and I'll have to force it to power down. It's happened the last two movies I've watched. It's possible it a mastering issue I guess (Alien and Aliens from the Quadrilogy sets), but I haven't had time to troubleshoot it. Most of the time, I'll watch a movie straight through, so maybe it just doesn't come up.
Considering sending it in for repair.
I'm sure you are right. Good thing I still have all the original shipping boxes!I have three OPPOs that I'm thinking of sending in for a checkup before OPPO walks off into the sunset. Not that they have any issues, just in case there's some borderline issue that will expose itself like a bad actor in a broadway play when it's too late and you're already in your seats with popcorn.
If you already have some issue, I'd send it in if it was me and just have everything set for the next ten years.
The work-around is to always leave a disc in it. Self-repair isn't an option unless you can source new parts. Mainly it just needs the top plate of the drive, which includes the little plastic spinner. Email Oppo support if you have questions.
Incidently, I just watched a Youtube video of someone fixing his original XBox drive which only opened sometimes.