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Oppo Releases UDP-203 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Dave Upton, Dec 12, 2016.

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Neil,

    Thank you for this information.

    I don't like working with thumb drives to upgrade firmware.

    I take it that once this firmware is out of beta it will automatically upload to my Oppo if I select firmware upgrade from the machine menu?
     
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    Just make sure you have the firmware update in Auto and it will upload to your Oppo and will notify that there is a firmware update available.
     
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    You're welcome!

    Yes, once it's an approved update and not a public beta your machine can update over the internet. I'm waiting, too.
     
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    Any of you Oppo owners taking advantage of the SACD capability. Especially those of you Atmos enabled it seems like a no brainer. I'm considering jumping in, but some of those out of print prices are pretty scary.
     
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    SACD is one of the very reasons I went with an Oppo player, Brian. The 203, though. Not the 205. The 203 was expensive enough!

    I wanted to have a single disc player in my system. At one point, I had a Blu player, a DVD/SACD player and a DVD rRecorder all acting as sources in my HT. Now just the Oppo. I gave up on recording DVDs off-air after I got a nice big DVR from Spectrum (six tuners and 1TB of space).

    I love the Oppo for that reason. And it sounds great...even though I don't really have an audiophile's set-up.
     
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    Constantly. I have the 205 so I use the onboard DAC for music (AVR for movies). I use 5.1 for the multi-channel (7.1 for movies) and would still even if I had Atmos as that introduces additional non-intended processing. I lean more to the purist way of listening to music by listening to the source as produced.
     
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    Don't actually have the 203/205 myself, but...

    I do have a small collection of SACDs -- mainly classical music -- and yes, do use my Oppo 95 and 103 for them. Actually bought the 95 (w/ its better DAC that's probably comparable to the 105 and 205, especially for 2-channel playback) used off eBay mainly for music listening via a pair of Senheisser HD600 -- currently still just using my old Yamaha receiver for decent head amp, but plan to switch to a DIY Bottlehead Crack soon.

    Yeah, definitely wish there were more available on SACD. Some are going w/ DSD files instead, and you might be able to use your 205(?) w/ such. I haven't tried (yet?) myself...

    Alternatively, wish more hirez recordings are released on BD-Audio as well. So far, I've only had 1 such disc containing the entire set of the Takacs Quartet's Beethoven cycle from Decca that came as part of the regular CD boxset reissue...

    _Man_
     
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    Actually, word on AVS from one of the Oppo beta testers is that it does....they were just sloppy with the release notes.
     
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    Updated my 203 to the new firmware last night and it appears that Dolby Vision output is now broken. If I have DV set to Auto or Player-led, I get VERY off-color output that's terribly pixelated. If I have DV set to TV-led it looks fine. Time to file a bug report.

    Anyone else experienced this? I have a 2016 65" LG OLED panel and I'm switching through a Yamaha RX-A2080 receiver. All was working perfectly fine until the firmware was updated.
     
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    Doug,

    I have to check which titles were you watching?
     
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    I checked two discs Robert - 2001 and The Last Jedi. The problem is apparent from the get-go on the disc menus and continues when playing the feature.
     
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    Here's what I'm seeing. Dolby Vision set to TV-led in the first pic (looks fine), and DV set to Auto or Player-led in the second. Bug report has been submitted to Oppo:

    IMG_0378. IMG_0377.
     
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    Looks eerily similar to an HDMI color space communication issue.
     
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    I went and did a count when I read your post and found out that I have 130 or so multi-channel SACDs and another 100 stereo or mono SACDs. I bought many hybrid discs long before I got my first Oppo and was subsequently pleasantly shocked to hear the sound from well-mastered SACDs on my home theatre set-up, when I decided to upgrade to an audiophile system four years ago! I don't know how many times I'd listened to Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here in CD redbook stereo before I heard the SACD multichannel mix! One can easily end up having to take out a second mortgage on the house if one gets addicted to this particular hobby.
     
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    I tried both discs and Auto & TV-led were fine. Player-led did exhibit the color/macroblocking anomalies. Oppo is fed directly into a Vizio P75-C1. I thought Player-led was for Sony TVs or those that needed the low latency DV.
     
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    Something like that. My problem is that it's malfunctioning when set to Auto, which is where I've had it since the feature was available and which I believe is the default setting. The only thing that's changed in my setup is the Oppo firmware. Thanks for checking!
     
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    I read on another forum that several people have found the new upgrade problematic. One person's Oppo was bricked and he's going to have to return it to the manufacturer. I guess they'll still service them even though they aren't making them any more.
     

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