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Thread: Oppo BDP-83: Can't Play Blu-ray Movie!

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    I have the BDP-83. It is an early blu-ray player. I found it needed a couple of firm-ware / software upgrades before it would play 'all' the blu-ray disks I might toss at it. Now it seems to..but I haven't tried "The Adjustment Bureau". It does load up slowly on a blu-ray disk. Its hardware/cpu/whatever must be older tech.

    Meantime it hasn't refused to play any blu-ray disks yet...so I keep it for playing movies. For playing audio CD's it doesn't compare well against my (stock) Jolida JD100, which has much better sq.

    -Steve

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    Last firmware was on November 26, 2014 → http://www.avsforum.com/forum/149-bl...talk-only.html

    The Oppo BDP-83 is a 2009 model (seven years old). Many owners are still using it, others had some playback problems (no wonder for an older player)...best is to send it to Oppo and they'll fix it...best customer service in the business. You can even buy a working unit on eBay for a song. But then for two songs you can get the 103. And for three songs the upcoming Oppo 113 UHD BR player.

    In the lives of BR players and HDTVs the expectancy rate flies real quick as every year more improvements and features are added. Same with AV receivers.
    The only audio technology that is not advancing rapidly is the vintage audio gear: stereo receivers, stereo amplifiers, old solid reliable turntables from old reliable audio manufacturers; Linn, Technics, Oracle, Audio-Technica, Rega, Stanton, Pro-Ject, VPI, Numark, Music Hall, ...
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    It is time for an upgraded unit. The 103/105 units are great all around players and have better audio and video (Darbee) than the out of date unit the OP has. I know for me if the unit becomes "buggy" unplugging the power cord resets the unit.

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    that loader tray

    At one point a couple of years ago, my BDP-83 sat for a month or so without playing any disks. Then, when I finally did choose to play a movie, the damn loader tray would not open when I pushed the 'open' button. I found that if I rapped lightly against the tray door while it was in the 'open the door' mode it would then reluctantly open so that I could then insert a disc. After that, having played the movie, the door opened with no drama so that I could removie the disk from the machine.

    This became the normal mode afterward. Until I tried something else. I just leave the BDP-83 powered up all the time. Now the door opens up with no drama when I push the button. Door behavior seems normal so long as I leave the unit powered up. Must have to do with operating temperature. Also, it seemed like the problem was mechanical in nature. Listening with ear close to the door, there might be a latch mechanism that works properly only if the unit is at operating temperature.

    I know, this thing is ancient and should be replaced. It does reproduce a nice picture on my even older LCD Samsung flat panel. So, for now, it remains in service.

    -Steve

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    You hit the nail on the head; keep it always on fire, meaning plugged in with the red light on.

    Happy listening and viewing, cheers
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    plugged in and switched on...

    ---plugged in and switched on. --- That's a blue light for this player. Otherwise, if you switch it off, it cools down and the recalcitrant drawer issue happens all over again.
    -Steve

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    On standby (off but plugged in) there is no light?
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    Email Oppo and tell them about the disc tray not wanting to work properly when your 83 is turned off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthStar View Post
    On standby (off but plugged in) there is no light?
    ___

    Email Oppo and tell them about the disc tray not wanting to work properly when your 83 is turned off.
    Yeah, it cools off when not powered up. The red lamp must be a pilot for not very much.
    -Steve

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    I've read in the past that Oppo repaired some older players out of warranty for only the shipping cost.
    That's why I mentioned emailing them.

    And yes, the red light is just an indicator pilot light, for off. Blue is on.

    If money was growing like leaves from the trees in your backyard you would be able to buy the newest 203.
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