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Old 09-23-2011, 10:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy Oppo BDP-83 audio clipping in star wars

I just got my copy of star wars, but I have had problems with the audio on AOTC and ANH. Seems its the oppo player, the clipping(audio cuts) doesn't appear on my ps3.

Has anyone else had this problem.

Are there anything I can do about it?

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Old 09-23-2011, 10:50 PM   #2
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Try to install latest firmware.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:05 PM   #3
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I have the latest firmware. It's from march. I also did a check via auto update, there are no newer firmware
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:31 AM   #4
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I just got my copy of star wars, but I have had problems with the audio on AOTC and ANH. Seems its the oppo player, the clipping(audio cuts) doesn't appear on my ps3.

Has anyone else had this problem.

Are there anything I can do about it?

Thanks.
Well a few of the OPPO experts have said that this issue is not inherent to the player. If you look at the issues related to audio dropouts or static, they have been isolated to specific receivers. With these receivers, regardless of the source device, the dropouts or static are repeatable. Non-repeatable dropouts can be the player or cables. The workaround some people are using if they have similar problems is that you can always set the player to LPCM and have it do the audio decoding if you experience errors with the player bitstreaming to your receiver. You still get lossless, it's just pre-decoded by the player prior to going out to your receiver. It is likely that you will not perceive any difference in the audio quality.
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:57 PM   #5
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I PCM everything the only problem I had was Attack of the Clones froze on me in two parts I did the latest firmware update and it fixed all of my problems.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:37 PM   #6
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I have an Oppo-BDP 83SE, and experienced no audio drop outs so far.
Have watched I-V already, and tons of special features.

I am using the analog outputs however.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:59 PM   #7
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Well a few of the OPPO experts have said that this issue is not inherent to the player. If you look at the issues related to audio dropouts or static, they have been isolated to specific receivers. With these receivers, regardless of the source device, the dropouts or static are repeatable. Non-repeatable dropouts can be the player or cables. The workaround some people are using if they have similar problems is that you can always set the player to LPCM and have it do the audio decoding if you experience errors with the player bitstreaming to your receiver. You still get lossless, it's just pre-decoded by the player prior to going out to your receiver. It is likely that you will not perceive any difference in the audio quality.
Thanks guys for all the replies.

I tried setting the audio to LPCM and that fixed the problem.

Another thing I figured out yesterday was to set the HDMI setting to Compatible (HDMI 1.1/1.2) and not Advanced in the setup wizard after I rest to factory default. That too fixed the audio clipping.

Again, thanks guys for all the input

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Old 09-26-2011, 08:25 PM   #8
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Members over at avsforum.com who own the Pioneer 320 and 23FD bd players have experienced the same problems with the new Star Wars bluray movies and it seems to be because of 20th Century Fox titles and not the bd machine, I contacted Pioneer to let them know about this so if they can send out a firmware to adapt their players to the new Fox titles.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:01 PM   #9
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I have an Oppo-BDP 83SE, and experienced no audio drop outs so far.
Have watched I-V already, and tons of special features.

I am using the analog outputs however.
Have the 83se too,and no audio issues what-so-ever.Dunno what can be your problem...Call oppo?
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:27 PM   #10
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Have you upgraded the FW? I have no problem with SW but i have audio clippin on Transformers DOM i have 2 clipping after the update theres only tiny audio clip ill wait for another FW update hopefully it'll fix it
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:16 PM   #11
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Thumbs down Star Wars Blu-ray Audio Problems

I have Star Wars the Complete Saga on Blu-ray and I hear audio clipping pops, crackle and static on audio channel 6 and audio channel 7 of my 7.1 surround system. My Blu-ray player is a Sony BDP-S780 (updated with Sony's latest firmware) and my receiver is a Sony STR-DA5300ES. When I switch the audio output on my Blu-ray player to PCM, the audio defects are gone but sound quality is noticably diminished. I will leave the audio output on my Blu-ray player set to Auto because the sound quality of the automatic DTS HD-Master Audio "flag" is superior to PCM. But 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has got to fix these audio issues when the automatic DTS HD-Master Audio "flag" is used on all Blu-ray players when Star Wars Blu-rays are played. I've returned my Star Wars Saga to Best Buy for an exchange, but these audio problems still exist on the exchanged Blu-ray set. It was a long wait to see Star Wars on Blu-ray. Please let 20th Century Fox fix and replace our defective discs.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:38 PM   #12
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Thumbs down Star Wars Blu-ray Audio Problems

I have Star Wars the Complete Saga on Blu-ray and I hear audio clipping pops, crackle and static on audio channel 6 and audio channel 7 of my 7.1 surround system. My Blu-ray player is a Sony BDP-S780 (updated with Sony's latest firmware) and my receiver is a Sony STR-DA5300ES. When I switch the audio output on my Blu-ray player to PCM, the audio defects are gone but sound quality is noticably diminished. I will leave the audio output on my Blu-ray player set to Auto because the sound quality of the automatic DTS HD-Master Audio "flag" is superior to PCM. But 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has got to fix these audio issues when the automatic DTS HD-Master Audio "flag" is used on all Blu-ray players when Star Wars Blu-rays are played. I've returned my Star Wars Saga to Best Buy for an exchange, but these audio problems still exist on the exchanged Blu-ray set. It was a long wait to see Star Wars on Blu-ray. Please let 20th Century Fox fix and replace our defective discs.
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I am having the exact same issue with A New Hope - the audio pops and cuts out and my amp display keeps flashing DTS-HD MR when this happens. I don't own the Oppo, but it's happening on my PS3.
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I am having the exact same issue with A New Hope - the audio pops and cuts out and my amp display keeps flashing DTS-HD MR when this happens. I don't own the Oppo, but it's happening on my PS3.
The same thing has happened too me a few times before. The issue you are having is not a fault with the Star Wars blu-rays or your blu-ray player, it's caused by your receiver. Unfortunately some of the 1st model receivers (from a few different manufacturers) that could decode dts hd ma suffer from a known issue called dts bomb, where during some movies that have dts hd ma tracks you will hear popping sounds coming from your speaker.

The only way to stop it from happening is to set your blu-ray player to PCM instead of bitstream for the audio output, so rather than the receiver decoding the lossless codecs the blu-ray player does it. The audio quality will be identical, but your receiver will not light up with the dts hd ma and dolby digital true hd icons.

You should also check with the manufacturer of your receiver to see if newer firmware is available for it, as some manufacturers did fix the issue in a firmware update.
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The same thing has happened too me a few times before. The issue you are having is not a fault with the Star Wars blu-rays or your blu-ray player, it's caused by your receiver. Unfortunately some of the 1st model receivers (from a few different manufacturers) that could decode dts hd ma suffer from a known issue called dts bomb, where during some movies that have dts hd ma tracks you will hear popping sounds coming from your speaker.

The only way to stop it from happening is to set your blu-ray player to PCM instead of bitstream for the audio output, so rather than the receiver decoding the lossless codecs the blu-ray player does it. The audio quality will be identical, but your receiver will not light up with the dts hd ma and dolby digital true hd icons.

You should also check with the manufacturer of your receiver to see if newer firmware is available for it, as some manufacturers did fix the issue in a firmware update.
I figured that is what it was and searched online and found that Pioneer does indeed have a firmware update for this issue. Now the joys of taking the receiver in for the update.
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Well.....I ended up taking my amp in for a firmware upgrade for the DTS bomb and tried Star Wars again and no change! Still getting the popping sounds and crackling. Also now tried another blu ray player with the latest firmware and no
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