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Oppo BDP-83 (Region A) Owners Thread - Part 7

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players' started by Bald Monkey, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Nic Rhodes

    Nic Rhodes Active Member

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    The reason the Oppo is the player to beat is beacause of the firmware. Any 'modification' and change comes with a significant heath warning which is why the majority of us prefer the hardware mod. A great Oppo is a firmware thing, not hardware.
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  2. t1m103

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    not overall happy with this player,might have to go back to using the ps3,the problem being every file i play thats not 25fps has a slight jerk to any movement,ive set the tv out type as pal but its the same also tryed it on auto but it still plays with a slight jerk to it.bluray and dvd play flawlessly but its annoying about the other files i have,any ideas?.
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    As my mind has gone blank, can anyone confirm we get DTS re-encode using coaxial ? :lease:
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    Yes for Blu-ray material.

    Avi
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  5. DELUCAS

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    Just watched Kick Ass last night and it prob was the longest loading time i have experienced with this player !!

    even with live off it seemed to be about a minute . :boring:
    but it was worth it the film was good un !
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  6. Derek Gray

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    I watched a UK version of The Book of Eli without any problems so must be your disc.
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    Q: Which model have the best SQ from the analouge output for two-channel cd-playback and dvd-audio, OPPO DV-983H or BDP-83 (standard model) ?

    /Lennart
  8. paulst10

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    Is anyone else finding the Oppo doesn't re-encode all TrueHD & LPCM tracks to DTS ?

    With secondary audio ON...

    Men In Black (US) re-encodes TrueHD
    Fifth Element (US) re-encodes both TrueHD & LPCM
    Black Hawk Down (UK) re-encodes both DD & LPCM
    Kill Bill Vol 1 (US) re-encodes both DD & LPCM
    Cloverfield (US) no audio for top menu and movie unless I power off the Arcam and on again then it re-encodes TrueHD
    No Country (US) re-encodes both DD & LPCM
    Terminator (US) re-encodes both DD & LPCM
    Underworld (US) re-encodes both DD & LPCM
    Apocalypto (US) re-encodes both DD & LPCM
    I Am Legend (US) doesn't re-encode either DD or TrueHD
    Blood Diamond (US) doesn't re-encode either DD or LPCM
    Troy (US) doesn't re-encode either DD or LPCM
    Twister (US) doesn't re-encode either DD or TrueHD
    Tango & Cash (US) doesn't re-encode either DD or TrueHD
    Eraser (US) doesn't re-encode either DD or TrueHD
    The Firm 09' (UK) doesn't re-encode TrueHD

    Dark Knight (US) re-encodes both DD & TrueHD
    Matrix (UK) re-encodes both DD & TrueHD
    Clone Wars (US) re-encodes both DD & TrueHD


    Note the last 10 are Warner titles and 7 do not re-encode :confused: Is it something they are doing to the disk to prevent it ?

    I don't see why on some films it re-encodes some Dolby Digital tracks to DTS but on other disks it doesn't re-encode the DD, TrueHD or LPCM tracks :confused:
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    Received my reply from Oppo...

    Makes sense now :thumbsup:
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    Any comments ?
  11. mr.black79

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    I’m tempted to go for the oppo-83 but I need to ask owners a quick question. Is it quiet while playing dvd?

    My current panna bd player makes an annoying high pitch sound while spinning dvd discs. Bd are fine but dvd always make that sound. I’ve tried other panna players, same model and otherwise, all with the same sound. It must be how bd players are with dvd? Two Sony models made an annoying purring noise.

    The oppo seems to tick all the boxes, plus it’s region free for bd so I can pick up criterion discs. On the other hand it’s a lot of money to spend on a bd player, if it does the job quietly I’d prob go for it.
  12. Berties

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    Your TV set to advanced?

    As to Mr Black, very quiet..fan has come on once but not a loud buzzy thing.
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    I have been very happy with this player, it has played everything i have thrown at it.... until now!!
    we hired the film "Surrogates" from love film, and although it plays the disc, it keeps freezing and has sound drop outs!!! The player has the latest firmware, and the disc is clean!!
    Has anyone else had a problem with this disc?. any help would be most appreciated.
    rickyd.
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    just contact oppo, they will sort the problem out as soon as they know about it:smashin:
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    it played the region a copy i had a while back with no problem
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  16. Bald Monkey

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    I've got the region B version of surrogates and again no problems :smashin:
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    Thanks guys :smashin: just sent off an email to oppo.
    Plays faultless on the PS3 !! :mad::confused:
  18. mr.black79

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    Glad to hear the fan is quiet but I wonder how the disc drive is spinning dvd?

    Other bd players I've tried, while fine with bd, made that annoying high pitch sound with dvd
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    yes mate it is set to advanced,the oppo and the ps3 are both going thro my denon into the same calibrated input.Its defffinatly something to do with the oppo,as both ps3 and the oppo are outputting at 1920x1080@60hz but the ps3 is way smoother.
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  21. Bald Monkey

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    Have you re-tried another BR in the Oppo since having problems with Surrogates?
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    That should be written with big big letters. nice information which almost nobody knows.
  23. Barzo

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    Quiet with DVD.
  24. DELUCAS

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    Have they upped the gtee on the player to 2 years gtee now ??

    could have sworn it was 1 year gtee when i bought it many moons ago !!
  25. BAD Dave

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    I have an Arcam AVR350 amp.

    I am still plugging away with an Arcam DV137 -
    for DVD & CD via coaxial and
    for occasional multichannel SACD & DVD-A use via analogues.

    For blu-ray I use a Samsung 1500 (DTS re-encode) via coaxial.

    1. If I was to replace both these players with an Oppo BDP-83 (or SE), what would I gain in terms of sound quality?

    2. How good is the analogue audio for Blu-Ray?
    3. Is it better than DTS-Rencode?

    4. How good is the analogue audio for multichannel music?

    I would be particularly interested in hearing from anyone who has upgraded Arcam DV137 or 139 to Oppo and still uses an Arcam AVR350 or 300. What is better with Oppo and what isnt?

    Thanks
    David
  26. Nic Rhodes

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    David, it depends on where and how you do the bass management if you need to (and most do).
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    At the moment I have Bass Management on the Arcam DV137 set up for multihannel analogue out
    and Bass Management on the Arcam AVR350 set up for digital coaxial (for DVD, CD & Blu-Ray)
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    wrt to the DTS reencode and the bass management on the receiver, then this works really well on the 350 as it is great at extracting the info at the receiver end and is quakity kit. The Samsung does a good job here as well.

    The Arcam has good analogue out. I don't think the basic Oppos are quite as good, it is afterall a 500 vs 1250 pound comparison here. If I I listen to just 2 channel with no bass management then I find the Oppo pretty close to the premium Arcam kit, however for multi channel then the Oppo just doesn't have the necessay tools and so prefer the digital connection. DVD is much better on the Oppo (due to the MPEG2 decoding chip)however and it has various other tricks up it's sleeve also. The problem here is the Arcam is a quality piece of kit. You would gain MR convenience of a single do all player :D but don't expect miracles, you are starting from a good base.
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    Cheers, I'll be ordering mine soon then
  30. Ian_S

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    You may wish to double check the Oppo thread on DTS re-encode. The Oppo does seem to have restrictions.

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