Release Information:

Release date: February 26th, 2014 
Category: Latest Official Release

Main Version: 
BDP10XAU-70-0218


How to Get the Firmware Upgrade:

There are three easy ways to upgrade your player's firmware.

If your player has an Internet connection:
1. Via Network - This is the easiest and fastest way.

If your player does not have an Internet connection:
2. USB Thumb Drive - Use your computer and a USB thumb drive.
3. Firmware Upgrade Disc - Use your computer to make a firmware upgrade disc.

 

If you are unable to perform one of the above methods, you can submit a request for a firmware upgrade disc which can be sent to you.

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.

 

Release Notes:

 

This release is for the OPPO BDP-103AU, BDP-103D, BDP-105AU and BDP-105D Blu-ray Disc players.

Special Notice:

    1. Once this firmware version is installed on the player, you will not be able to revert back to any previous official or public beta firmware. There will be no problem upgrading to any future official or beta firmware release.
    2. Due to the extensive changes in this major firmware update, it is required that the user performs a "Reset Factory Defaults" operation after the firmware is installed. Please write down your special settings before doing this, and remember to re-apply your settings and adjust the proper volume level (if applicable) before you play any content. You may experience stability issues if this step is not performed.


Comparing to version BDP-10X-67-1204, the major changes included in this version are:

 

Improved Gapless Playback performance and added Gapless Playback support for FLAC files.
   2.   Resolved several issues involving Gapless Player, such as the track title not getting refreshed in the Now Playing interface, and the player becoming unresponsive when trying to access a disc in the tray without stopping the currently ongoing Gapless Playback.
 
   3.   Resolved an issue with Gapless Playback with several customer-encoded WAV files. It was caused by an additional “List” information segment presented in the WAV file Header, and we have added support for this segment so that Gapless Playback now functions properly with these files.
 
   4.   Improved HDMI handshake performance for the HDMI input ports.
 
   5.   Resolved a compatibility issue with the HDMI 2.0 input port on some Panasonic 4K TVs. For example, the #4 HDMI port on TV model TC-L65WT600. This port contains additional Extended Display Identification Data (VSDB) blocks which caused our player to switch to DVI output mode and discard the audio packages, so there would be no audio from the TV speakers. We added support for these specific VSDB blocks and resolved the no audio issue.
 
   6.   Resolved a compatibility issue between BDP-103/105's HDMI 1 Output to the McIntosh MX150/151 AV Processors. Users reported no audio when using this combination, so we added special instructions for these A/V processors in the HDMI handshake process. We highly recommend that you contact McIntosh Technical Support to upgrade your MX150/151 firmware to the latest version.
 
   7.   Resolved the Wi-Fi connection failure with access points or routers using WEP security. This error was introduced by 67-1204 firmware and this version corrects it.
 
   8.   Resolved an audio truncation issue occurring with several DVD-Audio discs. Customers reported that the first note or two was cut off between track changes, and when the PREV button was used to restart the current track. Sample discs included "Queen: A Night At The Opera", "Buena Vista Social Club", "Beatles: Love" and "R.E.M.: New Adventures in Hi-Fi". This error was introduced by 67-1204 firmware and this version corrects it.
 
   9.   Resolved the playback failure with certain customer-encoded audio files in WAV, FLAC and AIFF formats. Symptoms included files being skipped, files being played with static noise, and files causing the player to freeze. The 67-1204 firmware adds more support to meta data tags in these files but encounters this problem if the meta data tags are in non-standard location. This version further improves the support for meta data tags and corrects the problem.
 
  10.   Resolved an audio dropout issue occurring with "Monsters University (BD, 2013)", related to its Dolby TrueHD 5.1 and 7.1 audio tracks when the player's HDMI Audio Format was set to Bitstream. We worked with Dolby and our decoder chip maker to address this type of audio dropouts.
 
  11.   Resolved an issue where a brief static noise could be heard when streaming music from a computer running Mac OS X to the BDP-105's USB DAC input. It could happen when the music stream was paused for a few seconds and then resumed, and it could be heard through the analog audio outputs, including the 7.1, Stereo, and Headphone outputs. We improved the audio muting logic and have eliminated this static noise.
 
  12.   Resolved an issue where a brief static noise could be heard when playing SACD discs in DSD mode on the BDP-105. This burst of noise was audible at the beginning of a track or when switching to the next track. It could be heard through the analog audio outputs, including the 7.1 and Stereo ports. We improved the audio muting logic and have eliminated this static noise.
 
  13.   Added 24 Hz support for customer-encoded video files in 480P24 and 720P24 formats. The original frame rate can be preserved when upscaling the content to 1080p, e.g., when Resolution is set to 1080P, the 720P23.976 content is output as 1080P23.976, and 720P24 is output as 1080P24. Previously, these formats were frame-rate converted to 60 Hz.
 
  14.   Added an "INSTANT REPLAY" function to video playback. If the customer presses the AB REPLAY button twice (two presses within 1 second), video playback will be automatically rewound  10 seconds.
 
  15.   Added support for playing CUE files and DSD64 files (.DFF and .DSF) over DLNA. The DLNA server must support these formats as well. A new version of oShare DLNA server that provides these functions is available now, and can be downloaded here from SourceForge.net.
 
  16.   Resolved a HDMI handshake failure when the OPPO's HDMI Output is connected to an A/V receiver, while the same receiver's HDMI output is fed back to the OPPO's HDMI input. We added special handling for this kind of "loop" connection and resolved the handshake failure. However, we highly recommend that you do not use this "loop chain" connection since it might cause unexpected HDMI handshake or CEC results, or even cause electrical damage.
 
  17.   Added indications on the front panel and TV screen for DSD file (.dsf, .dff) playback. If a DSD stream is output through HDMI, the "SACD" icon on the front panel will be lit and the TV screen will show the “Track Type” as "DSD". If a PCM stream is output, then both the "SACD" and "PCM" icons on the front panel will be lit, and the TV screen will show the “Track Type” as "DSD to PCM". This way, the customer will know whether a DSD-to-PCM conversion is happening in the player.
 
  18.   General disc compatibility improvements based on recent and upcoming Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted disc samples.

All features and improvements of the previous firmware are also included in this version.


Firmware Upgrade Instructions:

 

Firmware Upgrade via the Internet

    1. Turn on your TV display and the OPPO player. Eject the disc tray from the OPPO player and remove any disc. Make sure that the player is connected to the internet and the player is not playing any content.
    2. Press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device SetupFirmware 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, a new on-screen prompt of "Reset Factory Defaults" will show. It is optional but recommended to reset the player settings by selecting "Reset Factory Defaults".
    7. Repeat from Step 2 above until the player reports that it already has the latest version. This will ensure that the player downloads and installs all parts of the firmware update.
    8. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device Setup - Firmware Information.
    9. Enter your customized settings as necessary.
    10. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade.

     

Firmware Upgrade via a USB Thumb Drive

    1. Click here to download the BIN file for firmware version: BDP10XAU-70-0218.
    2. Insert a USB thumb drive to the computer that stores the downloaded BDP10X.bin file. (The USB drive must be in FAT or FAT32 format, not NTFS. If you are not sure, just use a new USB drive that is 2GB or smaller since small drives are usually factory-formatted in FAT/FAT32.) Verify that the BIN file is in the root/main directory of the USB drive, not contained within any other folder.
    3. Remove the USB drive from the computer.
    4. Turn on your TV display and the OPPO player. Eject the disc tray from the OPPO player and remove any disc. Make sure that there is no other USB drive 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 SetupFirmware 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, a new on-screen prompt of "Reset Factory Defaults" will show. It is optional but recommended to reset the player settings by selecting "Reset Factory Defaults".
    11. 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 contact us to obtain the firmware files that are missing from a previous update.
    12. Enter your customized settings as necessary.
    13. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade. Erase or discard the firmware file 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. (For Mac OS X users, a special CD burning tutorial is available here.)
    2. Contact us to receive a CD image file.
    3. Use your favourite 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 burning 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 BDP10X.bin file.
    5. Turn on your TV display and the OPPO player. Make sure that the player is not playing any content.
    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 SetupFirmware 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 OPEN 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, a new on-screen prompt of "Reset Factory Defaults" will show. It is optional but recommended to reset the player settings by selecting "Reset Factory Defaults".
    11. 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 contact us to obtain the firmware files that are missing from a previous update.
    12. Enter your customized settings as necessary.
    13. 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.
  • In ImgBurn, go to 'Write image file to disc' and select the ISO image you downloaded.
  • In burnatonce, go to 'File > Load New Image...' and select the ISO image you downloaded. Click the "Write" button to burn the CD.