BDP-93 Streaming FAQ
Revision as of 13:49, 30 January 2011 by FTWMike
What streaming services are available on the BDP-93?
The BDP-93 comes with Netflix and Blockbuster on Demand when it was first delivered to users in the pre-release stage. OPPO indicated that more streaming contents are coming but they cannot announce until a service is certified by the content provider.
How do I access Netflix service on the BDP-93?
Press the "HOME" button on the remote control (make sure that disc playback is completely stopped, or the disc tray is empty and retracted). Select the "Netflix" icon.
How do I activate the BDP-93 with my Netflix account?
When the Netflix service is accessed for the first time from the OPPO's Home Menu, you will be asked if you are a member. If you are a member, you will be given an activation code on the TV screen. Leave that code number displaying on the TV/OPPO while you go to your computer, log on to Netflix by entering "http://www.netflix.com/activate" into your Internet browser. (The Netflix site is talking to the OPPO while you do this, and that's how the activation completes.) Enter that code number into the Activate a Device portion of Your Account on the Netflix web site.
At that point the activation code number will vanish on the TV/OPPO and your Instant Queue will display.
Is anyone able to adjust video processing while watching a Netflix stream?
Netflix insists on controlling the user interface while their stuff is running. So you can only get to things they allow. At least for now that means you can't get to Setup menu stuff while viewing Netflix.
How do I exit from the Netflix streaming service?
Press the "CLEAR" button on the OPPO remote control. This is the button to the left of number "0", marked as "X".
Does Netflix do HD on this player?
A limited portion of their streaming catalog is "HD". On the 93 that means the incoming video is 720p with one of various compression levels applied depending upon your network speed. The more compression, the worse the image looks even though the resolution stays at 720p. Compression will change automatically as needed to try to avoid having to pause and rebuffer the video stream.
If your networking is slow enough, the stream will revert to SD (480i) also at one of various compression levels.
The limitation to 720p is due to the level of the software Netflix currently offers to Oppo. There's no technical reason it couldn't be higher, and likely will in future Netflix software.
Blockbuster on Demand:
How do I access Blockbuster on Demand service on the BDP-93?
Press the "HOME" button on the remote control (make sure that disc playback is completely stopped, or the disc tray is empty and retracted). Select the "Blockbuster" icon.
How do I activate the BDP-93 with my Blockbuster account?
When the Blockbuster service is accessed for the first time, you will be asked to enter a 5-digit PIN when you access "My Library". Log on to your Blockbuster account from a computer by typing in "http://www.blockbuster.com/activate" to your Internet browser.
How do I exit from the Blockbuster on Demand streaming service?
Press the "RETURN" button on the OPPO remote control until you reach the Home Menu.
Why can't I get any audio from Blockbuster trailers through coax digital while bitstreaming?
You need to change Digital Out (Audio Format Setup) to LPCM when using Blockbuster on Demand.
Can the USB port be used for streaming from a PC/mac or only play tracks from a USB drive via the BDP's user interface?
No, the USB device must have the characteristics of a bulk storage device -- a disk drive.