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Oppo Removes ISO Support for BDP-93 and BDP-95

It has been confirmed. The latest beta firmware released from Oppo strips the ISO support from both players, the BDP-93 and BDP-95, “Per the request from the studios”.

I suspect the word “request” is an understatement.

Release Notes:

This version is designed for the OPPO BDP-93 and BDP-95 Blu-ray Disc players. Comparing to the previous official release version BDP9x-61-1219, the major changes included in this version are:

    1. Resolved the loading failure issue observed on several recently-released Blu-ray movies, mainly Universal Europe (EU) releases. Their US releases have no known issue. Sample titles include “Jurassic Park Trilogy (BD Box Set, 2011)”, “Kong Fu Panda 2 (BD, 2011)”, “Fast Five (BD, 2011)”, and “National Lampoon’s Animal House (BD, 1978 version)” etc. With the previous firmware, disc playback will automatically stop once you go to the Main Menu and select to PLAY. This firmware properly loads and plays all the above Blu-ray titles.
    2. Improved general disc compatibility based on recent and upcoming Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted disc samples including “Mr. Poppers Penguins (BD, 2012)”, “Dragons Gift of the Night Fury (BD, 2012)”, “Human Planet (BD, BBC Documentary)” and “Nine Inch Nails, Live – Beside You In Time (BD)”.
    3. Per the request from the studios, the ISO file playback function has been removed in this firmware version. The previous firmware had the ability to play ISO files, but it was an undocumented function and was never officially announced or supported. Future firmware version will no longer support ISO playback.
I’ll be keeping the current firmware.