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    Default Who has an OPPO BDP-83?

    I have two questions, I noticed that the BDP-83 has an ethernet port on the back, can you connect it to your home home network and use it to play media that is on your computers?

    Also the main motherboard has a SATA connector, has anybody tried to connect a hard drive to the unit?

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    No. If I am not mistaken, the SATA connector would be for the drive.
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    Page 17 of the manual (my paper copy, haven't checked web site) seems to suggest the ethernet port is for internet connections only, for firmware updates and something called BD-Live.

    But of course there may be a hack.

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    Was I unclear?
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    The OP probably knew what you were talking about, but I have no idea what SATA is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilbert View Post
    seems to suggest the ethernet port is for internet connections only, for firmware updates and something called BD-Live.
    This is what it's for. Not for playing mp3s from your computer. You can use a thumb drive, plugged into one of the USB ports, for playing music, or showing pictures.

    SATA is "serial ATA". Not sure exactly what ATA stands for. You can Google it to find out. I know that with SATA drives, you don't have to worry about one being a Master or Slave drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vc69 View Post
    the SATA connector would be for the drive.

    you mean the DVD/Blu-ray Reader right?


    They have this thing:

    http://www.oppodigital.com/wireless-bridge-kit-WBK1/

    that will connect the BDP-83 to your network over a wireless network, I was just wondering if I could do it without this $80 add-on and just plug it into a wired network
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    I am quite sure that the SATA interface the OP observed in the pic is for the -83's drive.

    There is a FAQ that will answer almost any question you may have regarding the Oppo BDP-83.:)
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    My BDP-83 is wired to a 10/100 switch behind my equipment rack that feeds internet to my Xbox 360 and Onkyo TX-NR1007. Hilbert is correct about its functionality; it's just for firmware updates and BD-Live stuff. Most people don't mess with BD-Live, and you can do the firmware updates with a thumb drive... but I still like having mine connected.

    You can plug in a USB hard drive with media on it and play it that way... but the Oppo is limited to the FAT-32 file system, which means you're stuck with a ~4gb file limit. No playing big MKV files without NTFS, which they apparently have no plans to license.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuntasensei View Post
    My BDP-83 is wired to a 10/100 switch behind my equipment rack that feeds internet to my Xbox 360 and Onkyo TX-NR1007. Hilbert is correct about its functionality; it's just for firmware updates and BD-Live stuff. Most people don't mess with BD-Live, and you can do the firmware updates with a thumb drive... but I still like having mine connected.

    You can plug in a USB hard drive with media on it and play it that way... but the Oppo is limited to the FAT-32 file system, which means you're stuck with a ~4gb file limit. No playing big MKV files without NTFS, which they apparently have no plans to license.

    Thanks, I guess I need a Western Digital Live as well.

    I was hoping that the OPPO did it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    you mean the DVD/Blu-ray Reader right?


    They have this thing:

    http://www.oppodigital.com/wireless-bridge-kit-WBK1/

    that will connect the BDP-83 to your network over a wireless network, I was just wondering if I could do it without this $80 add-on and just plug it into a wired network
    Absolutely. But you cannot use it as a networked front-end media player. As has been mentioned, you can use to play files from a FAT32 formatted device. Flash drive, usb HD (powered is recommended). etc. The FAQ has all of this info and is quite easy to navigate.
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