BDP-83 Firmware FAQ

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== Is Oppo going to be releasing anymore firmware updates to the BDP-83? ==
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<blockquote>The short answer is: yes, they will be continuing to support firmware release for the BDP-8x series of players.</blockquote>
  
 
== How do I check the firmware version?==
 
== How do I check the firmware version?==
<blockquote> As shown in the [http://download.oppodigital.com/BDP83/BDP-83_English_Manual.pdf manual] (''Setup Menu Options / Device Setup / Firmware Information''), use '''Device Setup''' -> '''Firmware Information'''. The firmware is the line labeled '''Main Version'''.</blockquote></div><div id="will-updating-firmware-erase-my-settings" class="section">
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<blockquote> As shown in the [http://download.oppodigital.com/BDP83/BDP-83_English_Manual.pdf manual] (''Setup Menu Options / Device Setup / Firmware Information''), use '''Device Setup''' -> '''Firmware Information'''. The firmware is the line labeled '''Main Version'''.</blockquote>
  
 
== Will updating firmware erase my settings?==
 
== Will updating firmware erase my settings?==
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The [http://watershade.net/wmcclain/BDP-83_Settings_Checklist.pdf BDP-83 Settings Checklist] (PDF) is a handy way of noting your settings customizations.
 
The [http://watershade.net/wmcclain/BDP-83_Settings_Checklist.pdf BDP-83 Settings Checklist] (PDF) is a handy way of noting your settings customizations.
  
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== How do I update firmware using a USB stick?==
 
== How do I update firmware using a USB stick?==
 
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See the "Installation Instructions and Download" link at the [http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-83/blu-ray-BDP-83-Support.aspx Help & Support] page.
 
See the "Installation Instructions and Download" link at the [http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-83/blu-ray-BDP-83-Support.aspx Help & Support] page.
  
 
Usually the player detects the presence of firmware when you insert the USB device. If it doesn't, sometimes cycling power on the player will help. Or, as the instructions say, just do '''Setup''' -> '''Device Setup''' -> '''Firmware Upgrade''' -> '''Via USB'''.
 
Usually the player detects the presence of firmware when you insert the USB device. If it doesn't, sometimes cycling power on the player will help. Or, as the instructions say, just do '''Setup''' -> '''Device Setup''' -> '''Firmware Upgrade''' -> '''Via USB'''.
 
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== How do I update firmware using an optical disc?==
 
== How do I update firmware using an optical disc?==
<blockquote> See the "Installation Instructions and Download" link at the [http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-83/blu-ray-BDP-83-Support.aspx Help & Support] page.</blockquote></div><div id="can-firmware-be-updated-over-the-internet" class="section">
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<blockquote> See the "Installation Instructions and Download" link at the [http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-83/blu-ray-BDP-83-Support.aspx Help & Support] page.</blockquote>
  
 
== Can firmware be updated over the internet?==
 
== Can firmware be updated over the internet?==
 
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Yes, it is quick and painless if you have high speed internet. I wouldn't recommend it otherwise.
 
Yes, it is quick and painless if you have high speed internet. I wouldn't recommend it otherwise.
  
 
See the [http://download.oppodigital.com/BDP83/BDP-83_English_Manual.pdf manual] (''Setup Menu Options / Device Setup / Firmware Upgrade'').
 
See the [http://download.oppodigital.com/BDP83/BDP-83_English_Manual.pdf manual] (''Setup Menu Options / Device Setup / Firmware Upgrade'').
 
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== Does the internet update know when the player firmware is current?==
 
== Does the internet update know when the player firmware is current?==
<blockquote> Yes. If the firmware is current the player will not perform the update.</blockquote></div><div id="how-big-is-the-firmware-file" class="section">
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<blockquote> Yes. If the firmware is current the player will not perform the update.</blockquote>
  
 
== How big is the firmware file?==
 
== How big is the firmware file?==
<blockquote> Around 20MB.</blockquote></div><div id="why-is-the-firmware-upgrade-option-grayed-out" class="section">
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<blockquote> Around 20MB.</blockquote>
  
 
== Why is the Firmware Upgrade option grayed out?==
 
== Why is the Firmware Upgrade option grayed out?==
 
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See the [http://download.oppodigital.com/BDP83/BDP-83_English_Manual.pdf manual] (''Setup Menu Options / Device Setup / Firmware Upgrade'').
 
See the [http://download.oppodigital.com/BDP83/BDP-83_English_Manual.pdf manual] (''Setup Menu Options / Device Setup / Firmware Upgrade'').
  
 
Make sure no disc is playing. Or: just eject the tray.
 
Make sure no disc is playing. Or: just eject the tray.
 
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== Why isn't my player showing that new firmware is available via the internet?==
 
== Why isn't my player showing that new firmware is available via the internet?==
 
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There are several possible reasons:
 
There are several possible reasons:
  
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* The player already has the updated firmware applied.
 
* The player already has the updated firmware applied.
 
* The player can't access the OPPO's support web site due to some kind of internet access/connectivity issue.
 
* The player can't access the OPPO's support web site due to some kind of internet access/connectivity issue.
 
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== What are the different firmware files?==
 
== What are the different firmware files?==
 
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Firmware updates can include several different files:
 
Firmware updates can include several different files:
 
 
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{|
{| class="docutils field-list" frame="void" rules="none" frame="void" rules="none"
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! align="right" | UPG/BDP-83.BIN:
! class="field-name" | UPG/BDP-83.bin:
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| the main firmware
| class="field-body" | the main firmware
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! align="right" | UPG/BDP-83.SIGN:
! class="field-name" | UPG/DVD.BIN:
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| signature file authenticates a genuine Oppo firmware.
| class="field-body" | the disc loader
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! align="right" | UPG/DVD.BIN:
! class="field-name" | UPG/MCU.BIN:
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| the disc loader
| class="field-body" | the micro controller unit (which runs the fan among other things)
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! align="right" | UPG/DVD430.BIN:
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| the disc loader - alternate
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! align="right" | UPG/MCU83-1.BIN:
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| the micro controller unit (which runs the fan among other things)
 
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When updating the firmware, there will be a separate on-screen dialog box for each file.
 
When updating the firmware, there will be a separate on-screen dialog box for each file.
  
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== What is the latest firmware version?==
 
== What is the latest firmware version?==
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== Is there a listing of the Setup options and their defaults?==
 
== Is there a listing of the Setup options and their defaults?==
 
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Yes, in this PDF file: [http://watershade.net/wmcclain/BDP-83_Settings_Checklist.pdf BDP-83 Settings Checklist].
 
Yes, in this PDF file: [http://watershade.net/wmcclain/BDP-83_Settings_Checklist.pdf BDP-83 Settings Checklist].
  
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If a player currently has the BDP83-36-0805 firmware version installed, it will report an error of "incorrect or corrupted file" when you try to install the BDP83-40-0925 version. Should this happen, please first upgrade the player to the BDP83-38-0905 public beta test version, and then upgrade to the latest BDP83-40-0925 release version. The [http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-83/bdp-83-firmware-38-0905.aspx BDP83-38-0905 firmware can be downloaded from this link].
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If a player currently has the BDP83-36-0805 firmware version installed, it will report an error of "incorrect or corrupted file" when you try to install a later version. Should this happen, please first downgrade the player to the BDP83-31-0620 Official Release version, and then upgrade to the latest release version. The [http://download.oppodigital.com/BDP83/BDP83-31-0620.zip BDP83-31-0620 downgrade firmware can be downloaded from this link].
 
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