Is It Time To Replace My Oppo?

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    You can find out the latest firmware at this page. https://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-83/blu-ray-BDP-83-Support.aspx

    Latest Official Release Version
    Release date: March 7, 2012.
    Category: Latest Official Release

    Main Version: BDP83-59-0117
    Loader Version: BE2800 or BT0500
    Sub Version: MCU83-27-0326
     
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    Email sent. :)
     
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    No reply to my email, so contacted OPPO UK, they no longer support the 83 with FW but added that they have not had any complaints about discs not playing. :)
     
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    I guess like most companies they support for a limited number of years and then expect you to upgrade to their newer players.
     
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    Mal what settings do you use for DVD playback?
     
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    I would set it to 1080p for dvd playback and let the Oppo handle the scaling, i don't really watch much in the way of dvd these days, i notice edge enhancement too easily and very few dvd's don't have the sharpening turned up.
     
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    Watched the Shameless release of The Phantom Of Death DVD last night and although the PQ was poor I felt the OPPO handled it better than my PS3. :)
     
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    I am having a similar problem. My BDP-83 plays Blu-ray discs but all DVDs generate an "unknown disc" error. I spoke with Oppo and the person I spoke with recommended cleaning the laser.

    I updated the firmware about 6 months ago (before that the DVD's played fine) and somehow I feel like the firmware update may have introduced the problem (though it's not supposed to obviously).

    Also, if the laser was dirty, wouldn't that affect the playback of Blu-ray discs? Oppo tech support said that it was a different laser for Blu-ray and for regular DVDs. I was wondering if someone could confirm that before I open it up to clean the laser? I'm sure it's a relatively simple and safe procedure, but I don't want to do it unless I feel a little more confident that it is necessary.

    Thank you!
     
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    Yes there are two lasers, for dvd it's a 650nm pitch red laser and for blu ray it's a 405nm pitch violet laser.

    I don't know if you have a laser issue though it's always worth cleaning them from time to time, now having said that i believe my firmware for the BD-83 is the same as your firmware and i can play dvd's fine, try cleaning it and report back what happens.
     

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