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OPPO BDP-83 Blu-ray Player Firmware Updates

Release Information:

Release date: Initially released on June 26, 2009 as a public beta test version. Promoted to official release version on July 21, 2009.
Category: Latest Official Release AS OF THIS POST

Main Version: BDP83-31-0620
Loader Version: BE2403 85752403
Sub Version: MCU83-23-0513


Release Notes:

Comparing to the previous official release version BDP83-22-0430, the major changes included in this version are:
    1. Further improvement to DVD-Audio disc compatibility and navigation.
    2. Fix for the issue of losing audio at certain DVD-Audio track/chapter transitions, such as "The Beatles – Love".
    3. Additional on-screen audio information display for DVD-Audio: sample rate in addition to channels and format.
    4. Support for viewing static pictures on DVD-Audio discs using the PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN remote control buttons.
    5. Compatibility improvement for user-encoded DVD-Audio discs.
    6. A two-tiered rotation speed control for DVD media: normal speed for DVD-Video/DVD-Audio and increased speed for AVCHD on DVD media. This change is to support the occasional peaks of bit rate required by the AVCHD programs.
    7. Improved detection of 4:3 aspect ratio bonus material on Blu-ray Discs.
    8. DVD subtitle quality improvement (sync subtitle to frame). Combing of film-based DVD subtitle should be eliminated.
    9. Improved remote control response for SACD in fast forwarding or fast rewinding mode.
    10. Support for bitstream output of HDCD
    11. Adjustment to the sensitivity of the front panel EJECT and POWER buttons.
    12. Improvement for handling chapter breaks on DVD. This revision passes the Microsoft WHQL DVD 3:2 Chapter PF False test.
    13. Improvement for DVD navigation.
    14. Fix for the issue of not able to set a manual IP address when the network cable is connected and there is no DHCP server on the network.
    15. Fix for the issue of angle icon appearing when the setup menu option "Angle Mark" is set to off.
    16. Fix for the issue of subwoofer trim setting not applied after power cycle.
    17. Other general disc compatibility and performance improvements.

All features and improvements of the previous firmware are also included in this version.
Firmware Upgrade Instructions:

Warning: Although firmware upgrade is an easy and usually trouble-free process, it is important to ensure that the power supply to the player is stable, and the upgrade process is not interrupted. A failed firmware upgrade can render the player unusable.
There are three ways to upgrade the firmware. If your player has an Internet connection, the easiest way to upgrade the firmware is the "Via Network" method. If you have a USB thumb drive, you may choose the "Via USB" method. You can also use the "Via Disc" method by preparing a firmware upgrade CD yourself or requesting a firmware CD from OPPO customer service. Please follow one of the three procedures below based on the upgrade method chosen.
Firmware Upgrade via the Internet
    1. Turn on your TV display and the OPPO player. Make sure that there is no disc in the player and the player is not playing any content from a USB device.
    2. Press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Firmware Upgrade, and then Via Network.
    3. The player will start searching for the new firmware from an OPPO firmware server. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process. Use the remote control to respond to on-screen prompts. Do not use the front panel buttons because the front panel buttons will stop working during the upgrade process.
    4. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
    5. In order to complete the firmware upgrade process, the player will turn off automatically.
    6. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please retry the firmware upgrade procedure from step 2 to ensure all parts of the firmware package are installed. Early production models (not sold to retail customers) do not have an upgradeable MCU so the MCU firmware upgrade will fail. This is normal for units with serial number "E202..." .
    7. (Optional) From the setup menu, select Device Setup, Reset Factory Default, and then choose OK to reset the player settings. Enter your customized settings as necessary after resetting.
    8. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade.
Firmware Upgrade via a USB Thumb Drive
    1. OLD LINK ... see latest update.
    2. Insert a USB thumb drive to the computer that stores the downloaded zip file, and unzip the firmware file to the USB drive. Verify that the USB drive now contains a UPG folder, and inside the UPG folder there are three files: BDP-83.bin, DVD.BIN and MCU83-1.BIN.
    3. Remove the USB drive from the computer.
    4. Turn on your TV display and the OPPO player. Make sure that there is no disc in the player and no other USB device is connected to the player.
    5. Insert the USB drive containing the firmware file to a USB port on the player's front or back panel.
    6. The player usually can recognize the firmware file and prompt you for firmware upgrade. In case the player does not prompt you, press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Firmware Upgrade, and then Via USB.
    7. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process. Use the remote control to respond to on-screen prompts. Do not use the front panel buttons because the front panel buttons will stop working during the upgrade process.
    8. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
    9. In order to complete the firmware upgrade process, the player will turn off automatically. Unplug the USB drive after the player turns itself off.
    10. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please retry the firmware upgrade procedure from step 4 to ensure all parts of the firmware package are installed. Early production models (not sold to retail customers) do not have an upgradeable MCU so the MCU firmware upgrade will fail. This is normal for units with serial number "E202..." .
    11. (Optional) From the setup menu, select Device Setup, Reset Factory Default, and then choose OK to reset the player settings. Enter your customized settings as necessary after resetting.
    12. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade. Delete the UPG folder and its content from the USB drive so you do not accidentally install the firmware again.

Firmware Upgrade via CD
    1. If you requested a firmware CD from OPPO customer service, jump to step 5 of this procedure. You may also follow steps 2 - 4 to burn a firmware CD.
    2. OLD LINK ... see latest update.
    3. Use your favorite CD/DVD burning software to burn a firmware disc from the downloaded CD image file. While doing this, make sure you are not creating a new data disc, but buring from the already-created ISO CD image. Please consult your CD burning software's help/instruction manual for more information on how to do this. Some general instruction for common CD burning software is listed below.
    4. After the disc is burned, verify on the computer that the disc now contains a UPG folder, and inside the UPG folder there are three files: BDP-83.bin, DVD.BIN and MCU83-1.BIN. This is your firmware disc.
    5. Turn on your TV display and the OPPO player. Make sure that there is no disc in the player and no USB device is connected to the player.
    6. Eject the disc tray, put in the firmware disc, and then close the tray. The player usually can recognize the firmware disc and prompt you for firmware upgrade. In case the player does not prompt you, press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Firmware Upgrade, and then Via Disc.
    7. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process. Use the remote control to respond to on-screen prompts. Do not use the front panel buttons because the front panel buttons will stop working during the upgrade process.
    8. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLOSE THE DISC TRAY, TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
    9. Remove the disc from the tray when the tray ejects out. In order to complete the firmware upgrade process, the player will turn off automatically. In case the player retracts the tray and turns off before you remove the firmware disc, press the OPEN/CLOSE button on the front panel. The player will turn on and the tray will eject. Remove the disc at this time.
    10. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please retry the firmware upgrade procedure from step 5 to ensure all parts of the firmware package are installed. Early production models (not sold to retail customers) do not have an upgradeable MCU so the MCU firmware upgrade will fail. This is normal for units with serial number "E202..." .
    11. (Optional) From the setup menu, select Device Setup, Reset Factory Default, and then choose OK to reset the player settings. Enter your customized settings as necessary after resetting.
    12. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade. Erase or discard the firmware disc so you do not accidentally install the firmware again.

General instructions on working with ISO image files
Note: These are general instructions on how to burn the firmware CD with common CD burning software. Please consult your CD burning software's help/instruction manual for more detail.
  • In Nero Burning Rom version 6 or above , go to the 'Recorder > Burn Image…' menu and select the ISO image you downloaded.
  • In Nero Burning ROM version 5 or earlier, just go to Nero Burning ROMs 'File > Burn Image' option and select the ISO image you downloaded.
  • In Nero Express select the option for 'Disc Image or Saved Project' to select the ISO image file you downloaded and burn to CD.
  • In Easy CD Creator , go to 'File > Record CD from CD Image' and select the ISO image you downloaded.
  • In Power2Go , go to 'Burning > Burn Disc Image' and select the ISO image you downloaded.

Contact OPPO Support:


[email protected]

OPPO Digital, Inc.
2629B Terminal Blvd.
Mountain View CA 94043 USA

Phone: (650) 961-1118
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Re: OPPO BDP-83 Blu-ray Player Firmware Updates

Release Information:

Release date: July 24, 2009.
Category: Public Beta Release (THIS IS A BETA RELEASE AS OF THIS POST)

Main Version: BDP83-34-0722
Loader Version: BE2403 85752403
Sub Version: MCU83-23-0513


Note: This release is still a beta test version, not an official release. Use it only if you would like to experiment with the new features and improvements. There is a chance of the new features and improvements not working properly. If that happens, please update your player back to the previous official firmware release.
Release Notes:

Based on the previous official release version BDP83-31-0620, the major changes included in this version are:
    1. Blu-ray Disc compatibility improvement, especially for certain titles such as "12 Rounds" and "The Haunting in Connecticut".
    2. Additional "Deep Color" options utilizing dithering. If the display does not support 36-bit deep color, dithering 36-bit to 30-bit or 24-bit may produce an image that is visually smoother than rounding 36-bit to 30- or 24-bit.
    3. Improved precision for color space conversion.
    4. Improved upconversion for MKV files that have a picture size smaller than 1280x720 with 24fps frame rate.
    5. Improvement for DVD navigation.
    6. Other general disc compatibility and performance improvements.

All features and improvements of the previous firmware are also included in this version.
Known Issue:
    • After selecting "Reset Factory Defaults" from the "Device Setup" menu, the player may lose video output and stop responding to remote control. Should this happen, please turn off the player, turn it back on, enter the setup menu, and select "Device Setup" - "Persistent Storage" - "Erase BD-Video Data". This should clear the error condition and allow you to reset factory default settings.

Firmware Upgrade Instructions:

Warning: Although firmware upgrade is an easy and usually trouble-free process, it is important to ensure that the power supply to the player is stable, and the upgrade process is not interrupted. A failed firmware upgrade can render the player unusable.
There are two ways to upgrade the firmware. If you have a USB thumb drive, you may choose the "Via USB" method. You can also use the "Via Disc" method by preparing a firmware upgrade CD yourself or requesting a firmware CD from OPPO customer service. Upgrade via the Internet is not available for beta firmware versions. Please follow one of the two procedures below based on the upgrade method chosen.
Firmware Upgrade via a USB Thumb Drive
    1. Click here to download the firmware file BDP-83-34-0722.zip
    2. Insert a USB thumb drive to the computer that stores the downloaded zip file, and unzip the firmware file to the USB drive. Verify that the USB drive now contains a UPG folder, and inside the UPG folder there is a file BDP-83.bin.
    3. Remove the USB drive from the computer.
    4. Turn on your TV display and the OPPO player. Make sure that there is no disc in the player and no other USB device is connected to the player.
    5. Insert the USB drive containing the firmware file to a USB port on the player's front or back panel.
    6. The player usually can recognize the firmware file and prompt you for firmware upgrade. In case the player does not prompt you, press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Firmware Upgrade, and then Via USB.
    7. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process. Use the remote control to respond to on-screen prompts. Do not use the front panel buttons because the front panel buttons will stop working during the upgrade process.
    8. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
    9. In order to complete the firmware upgrade process, the player will turn off automatically. Unplug the USB drive after the player turns itself off.
    10. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please retry the firmware upgrade procedure from step 4 to ensure all parts of the firmware package are installed. Early production models (not sold to retail customers) do not have an upgradeable MCU so the MCU firmware upgrade will fail. This is normal for units with serial number "E202..." .
    11. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade. Delete the UPG folder and its content from the USB drive so you do not accidentally install the firmware again.

Firmware Upgrade via CD
    1. If you requested a firmware CD from OPPO customer service, jump to step 5 of this procedure. You may also follow steps 2 - 4 to burn a firmware CD.
    2. Click here to download the firmware CD image file BDP-83-34-0722-CD-Image.iso.
    3. Use your favorite CD/DVD burning software to burn a firmware disc from the downloaded CD image file. While doing this, make sure you are not creating a new data disc, but buring from the already-created ISO CD image. Please consult your CD burning software's help/instruction manual for more information on how to do this. Some general instruction for common CD burning software is listed below.
    4. After the disc is burned, verify on the computer that the disc now contains a UPG folder, and inside the UPG folder there is a file BDP-83.bin. This is your firmware disc.
    5. Turn on your TV display and the OPPO player. Make sure that there is no disc in the player and no USB device is connected to the player.
    6. Eject the disc tray, put in the firmware disc, and then close the tray. The player usually can recognize the firmware disc and prompt you for firmware upgrade. In case the player does not prompt you, press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device Setup, Firmware Upgrade, and then Via Disc.
    7. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade process. Use the remote control to respond to on-screen prompts. Do not use the front panel buttons because the front panel buttons will stop working during the upgrade process.
    8. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLOSE THE DISC TRAY, TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
    9. Remove the disc from the tray when the tray ejects out. In order to complete the firmware upgrade process, the player will turn off automatically. In case the player retracts the tray and turns off before you remove the firmware disc, press the OPEN/CLOSE button on the front panel. The player will turn on and the tray will eject. Remove the disc at this time.
    10. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please retry the firmware upgrade procedure from step 5 to ensure all parts of the firmware package are installed. Early production models (not sold to retail customers) do not have an upgradeable MCU so the MCU firmware upgrade will fail. This is normal for units with serial number "E202..." .
    11. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade. Erase or discard the firmware disc so you do not accidentally install the firmware again.

General instructions on working with ISO image files
Note: These are general instructions on how to burn the firmware CD with common CD burning software. Please consult your CD burning software's help/instruction manual for more detail.
  • In Nero Burning Rom version 6 or above , go to the 'Recorder > Burn Image…' menu and select the ISO image you downloaded.
  • In Nero Burning ROM version 5 or earlier, just go to Nero Burning ROMs 'File > Burn Image' option and select the ISO image you downloaded.
  • In Nero Express select the option for 'Disc Image or Saved Project' to select the ISO image file you downloaded and burn to CD.
  • In Easy CD Creator , go to 'File > Record CD from CD Image' and select the ISO image you downloaded.
  • In Power2Go , go to 'Burning > Burn Disc Image' and select the ISO image you downloaded.

Contact OPPO Support:


[email protected]

OPPO Digital, Inc.
2629B Terminal Blvd.
Mountain View CA 94043 USA

Phone: (650) 961-1118
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Re: OPPO BDP-83 Blu-ray Player Firmware Updates

Oppo has a new firmware update as of 9/30/09.
http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-b...e-40-0925.aspx
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Re: OPPO BDP-83 Blu-ray Player Firmware Updates

Here is a new Beta firmware for the BDP83 if anyone wishes to try it out, I have loaded mine and all seems fine

http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-b...-47-1125b.aspx

Release Information:

Release date: December 9, 2009.
Category: Public Beta Version

Main Version: BDP83-47-1125B
Loader Version: BE2600 or BT0340
Sub Version: MCU83-25-0811

Release Notes:

Comparing to the previous official release version BDP83-40-0925, the major changes included in this version are:

1. Blu-ray Disc compatibility improvement, especially for certain titles such as the European version of "Terminator Salvation".
2. Experimental subtitle shift feature. During playback, press and hold the "SUBTITLE" button to activate the function and then use up/down arrow buttons to move the subtitle. The shift position is saved in the Playback Setup section of the setup menu. This feature is useful for customers with 2.35:1 projection screens.
3. OSD position feature. The OSD (On-Screen Display) can be moved to work together with the subtitle shift feature. There is a new setup menu option in the Playback Setup section for this.
4. Auto mode for HDMI Audio format. The new "Auto" mode enables the player to use bitstream audio output for audio formats that are supported by the A/V receiver, and LPCM for formats that cannot be decoded by the A/V receiver.

All features and improvements of the previous firmware are also included in this version.
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Re: OPPO BDP-83 Blu-ray Player Firmware Updates

Anyone else tried this Beta firmware?
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Anyone else tried this Beta firmware?
Yes. So far, it is working well on my 83SE.

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Yes. So far, it is working well on my 83SE.
It does seem stable, I look forward to your thoughts on the SE version
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Re: OPPO BDP-83 Blu-ray Player Firmware Updates

I am using the new beta 1125B and so far it is working ok. The only thing I have encountered is that I can't get Roz's door game to come up on the Monsters Inc bluray disc. This may not be related to the new firmware though.
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I am using the new beta 1125B and so far it is working ok. The only thing I have encountered is that I can't get Roz's door game to come up on the Monsters Inc bluray disc. This may not be related to the new firmware though.
Still might be worth firing an email off to Oppo to let them know, making them aware of possible problem discs is the whole point of beta firmware
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Still might be worth firing an email off to Oppo to let them know, making them aware of possible problem discs is the whole point of beta firmware
You are right. I am go ahead and let Oppo about the issue.
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