Yes. From the FAQ:Will this work on a 93?
It usually works, but I've seen it fail.When playing DVD (not Blu-ray), pressing the YELLOW button on the remote will take you to chapter 1 of the longest title on the disc. You can use this during startup to skip the introductory material.
Does this mean that I can skip over Studio ID Fanfare, FBI warnings, et al?BTW, the 95 can skip DVD menus and prohibited operations if you press the yellow button on the remote while the disc is loading. It will jump to the beginning of the largest title on the disc.
Yes, I know only too well about the capricious and oppressive use of JAVA BD feature lock outs by studios--and forcing BD player brands to comply with it. Some of my favorite scenes in movies on BD are forever less enjoyable because these skunks insist on locking out the zoom control. Even Criterion Collection does this (e.g. "Gilda").Auto resume is primarily effective/intended for media files, (MKV and the like). It works on many DVDs, but DVD authoring can block it deliberately. BD JAVA authoring blocks it, so the BD must be authored with specific resume functions programmed into it.
That’s the latest Official firmware. There is also a limited release Beta firmware newer than that which is necessary for some folks to get the player to work via the newest AVRs. Get in touch with OPPO Tech Support if you think that might be the issue. Use the Email Us link on their Support page for the player.My firmware is BDP9x-82-1009. Is that the latest?
There are firmware versions that support playing ISO files, and versions that don't. Apart from that there isn't much that you'd need to look out for.Is there anything particular I should watch out for when shopping for one of these great machines? I plan to use the component video out and none of my other gear is HDCP compliant. Should I be looking for one with old firmware or any other quirks?
Not quite; details are in the FAQ: Are .iso files or Blu-ray or DVD directory structures supported on external media?The BDP-95 only play ISO's if they have the original firmware on them don't they? Most will be running upgraded firmware.
There's nothing about the HDMI output for an HDCD disc which particularly stresses HDMI. As far as HDMI is concerned, it's pretty much just like playing a regular CD disc. For example, no special licensing or copy protection issues.My OPPO BDP95 player sends audio over HDMI to NAD receiver. Worked great for SACD, DVDA, HDCD and CD. HDMI is the only output from the OPPO. Yesterday played a Tom Petty HDCD and the audio stuttered. Substituted my backup OPPO BDP103. Same issue!! Thinking licensing issues? Have quite a number of favorite titles on HDCD: Roxy Music, Cars, Doors, King Crimson and like the sound HDCD brings.
Thanks. I turned HDCD off in my players setting and the disc played without the stutter. I do not believe the NAD receiver decodes HDCD, so I was listening to CD not HDCD which is not the desired state. I believe this also eliminates the HDMI cable as the problem.There's nothing about the HDMI output for an HDCD disc which particularly stresses HDMI. As far as HDMI is concerned, it's pretty much just like playing a regular CD disc. For example, no special licensing or copy protection issues.
Since the same disc exhibited the problem on 2 players, the first thought would be the disc needs to be cleaned.
If the "stutter" happened just once, within a couple seconds of starting the disc, then your AVR may have had a problem handling the HDMI handshake, which happens both for video and audio. I.e., it may have inserted a brief mute during the 2nd part of that. If that's the case, then I'd expect you to see the same thing with your other HDCD discs, too.
If you used the same HDMI cable for both tests, another possibility is that the cable is failing, so you are getting dropouts. Try a replacement cable.
And another possibility is that you have HDCD decoding enabled in the player, but your NAD ALSO does HDCD decoding. The way HDCD works, the decoder detects the special encoding in the digital content and massages the content to give you the extra dynamic range designed into the HDCD format. HOWEVER, the resulting digital output stream typically retains just enough of the original HDCD encoding to confuse any subsequent decoder into thinking the work has not been done yet! And so the player does the decoding and the AVR pops in and out of ALSO trying to do the decoding -- resulting in an audible glitch each time that happens.
If your NAD decodes HDCD, then you must leave HDCD decoding in the player turned OFF to avoid this.
In case you are wondering, the reason this silliness exists is because when HDCD was invented, players used Analog audio outputs. And so there was no digital output stream, and no chance of a 2nd decoder getting confused. So they never bothered building any protection against this into the design.