Oppo vient de lancer une nouvelle mise à jour importante aux US à destination des Oppo BDP-103 & Oppo BDP-105. On trouve évidemment queques correctifs, mais surtout de nombreuses nouveautés dont certaines pour le moins innatendues, et haut combien réjouissantes. Attention, le firmware n´est pour le moment pas disponible en Europe, il faudra attendre sagement sa publication, ou une notification de MAJ de votre platine si celle-ci est raccordée au réseau.
Outre les correctifs habituels, le nouveau firmware Beta autorise dorénavant la lecture des fichiers DSD en stéréo ou multicanal, aux formats DFF et DSF, mais également les fichiers AIFF et les partitions exFAT. Il est désormais également possible de lancer la lecture de ses albums (MP3, FLAC, WAV, APE) depuis un fichier .cue contenant les informations de pistes et les pochettes. Plus étonnant, les platines peuvent désormais assurer la prise en charge basique des claviers USB, pour la navigation et le contrôle de la lecture. De nouveaux modes de désentrelacement font aussi leur apparition.
Vous trouverez la liste complète des changements apportés par ce nouveau firmware ci-dessous :
- Added support for Direct Stream Digital (DSD) file playback from local storage. The DSD files can be either stereo or multi-channel. Both the DFF and the DSF formats are supported.
- Added support for CUE file playback. The function can be applied to music files on local storage and supported audio formats include FLAC, WAV, APE and MP3.
- Added a feature that allows the creation of playlists while accessing music files from local USB storage. When navigating these music files, pressing the OPTION button will bring up a menu with a prompt to either "Add to playlist" or "Goto playlist". The created playlist file is stored within the local USB storage, inside "OPPO_Media_Info/playlist".
- Added support for the AIFF audio format.
- Added support for the ExFAT file system.
- Added additional Crossover Frequency selections (50, 70, 130, 140 and 160Hz) in the "Setup Menu"->"Audio Processing"->"Crossover".
- Added a feature that allows the user to decide which mode (Auto, Film and Video) to use when performing video de-interlacing. This can be set in "Setup Menu"->"Video Setup" -> "HDMI Options"->"De-interlacing Mode".
- Added DMR Seek capability, so the user can drag the progress bar on the DMC side and adjust the media file playback progress on the player.
- Removed a limitation in "Audio Processing"->"Speaker Configuration", that turns off the SBL and SBR speakers automatically when the Center speaker is set to "Off". However, if the SL and the SR speakers are set to "Off", the SBL and the SBR speakers will still be muted.
- Resolved a recently reported FLAC file playback failure issue. Some FLAC files made from the latest version of the EAC (Exact Audio Copy) software tool could not be played on the BDP-103/105 players. This issue has been resolved.
- Improved the down-mixing algorithm for the BDP-105´s headphone output. This results in better volume and sound stage when playing certain multi-channel audio sources.
- This change takes advantage of the main audio DSP (digital signal processor) that is normally assigned to the multi-channel analog output. When headphones are connected, the multi-channel analog output is muted and the DSP is temporarily reconfigured for stereo down-mixing and its output is routed to the headphone amplifier. Please do not try to adjust the player´s audio processing settings while the headphones are plugged in, as these settings are only temporarily used and will be restored to the user´s original settings when the headphones are removed.
- Added a feature that allows the adjustment of the audio delay time within the range of -100ms to +100ms. This can be set under "Setup Menu"->"Audio Processing" -> "A/V Sync", and the delayed time will be applied to all output terminals including HDMI 1 and 2, Coaxial, Optical, and 7.1 outputs (including the Stereo outputs of the BDP-105).
- The actual audio delay effect might be different for each of the output terminals due to the different audio process algorithms and signal paths used for each output. Please adjust this setting based on the actual output terminal in use.
- The negative adjustment values are for cancelling out the audio delay that the player automatically applies. Depending on the video source and the time it takes to process the video, the main decoder chip automatically applies an audio delay in order to optimize audio video synchronization. The negative manual settings reduce the automatic audio delay, while the positive manual settings apply additional delay. Any negative value setting beyond the player´s automatic delay will be treated as completely cancelling the automatic delay. For example, if the "A/V Sync" value is manually set to -100ms and for the current video source the player applies a 70ms automatic audio delay, the final result is that the 70ms audio delay gets cancelled and the audio is not delayed at all. It is not possible to put audio ahead of video using this setting.
- Resolved the brief audio popping issue found on the 7.1 and Stereo audio outputs. This popping noise could happen when the player is processing content from a television cable box (through the HDMI inputs), and when channels are switched on the cable box. This issue has been resolved.
- Added basic support for a USB keyboard. Some of the supported keys and their functions are:
- Numerical keyboard: if Num Lock is turned on, functions as Numerical buttons; if Num Lock is turned off, functions as navigation buttons ("2", "4", "6", "8").
- ARROW buttons (UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT): functions as navigation buttons.
- HOME button: functions as HOME button.
- END button: functions as STOP button.
- Page Up/Down buttons: functions as PAGE UP/DOWN buttons.
- ESC button: functions as RETURN button.
- ENTER button: functions as ENTER button.
- SPACE button: insert a space between characters on the soft keyboard.
- General disc compatibility improvement based on recent and upcoming Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted disc samples.
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