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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. Phil Tomaskovic

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    I got a reply back from oppo support. As mentioned, Darbee does not support native UHD and they don't expect it for at least 18 -24 months if ever. They recommended 103D if one was sticking with 1080p sources and not upgrading to a 4K set.

    Gee, I didn't see even that the 203 is the only player even for sale on their site! I guess they figure if one hasnt bought a HD player from them by now, they aren't going and sales reflect that. Why keep production going on an old model?

    Have to consider how well used 103s will be selling when ready to buy. Still have my Sony 929xbr 55".
     
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    Will the 203 be any better than the 103 which I found had poor Video & BD sound compared with Sony players
     
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    As demonfoo said, they stated the what and why about this 1-2 months ago, it was no mystery. I have two pc's of equipment in my HT and they do all I need. The Roku Ultra and the 203. In the past I have found that the Roku is generally ahead of players, many players don't have all the apps in either UHD or HDR right now anyways, so no matter what player you own you almost have to have a Roku too.
     
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    Yeah, I mean the 103D was selling for $599, and the 203 is $549 + future proof for awhile. Might as well just only sell it and the audiophile 205 when it comes along.
     
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    If you want it, I now have my 103D re-boxed and ready to go, with all the original accessories (though I swiped the power cord from my new UDP-203, so you'll get a nice new untouched power cord). The remote was used twice - when I first got it, and when I was shopping for a new 4K UHD TV, otherwise it's basically unused. I just use my Harmony 880 otherwise. Also, it includes an Oppo-supplied Roku Streaming Stick, if you want one.
     
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    Response from Oppo today after offering up my Batman V Superman UHD disc (this is another reason you buy an Oppo folks).

     
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    I may be sold on that alone.
     
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    I totally agree with Edwin. 3D on a 4K set upscaled is great. I actually feel 3D gives you more bang for you buck than 4K. It sucks how the studios just write off those of us who enjoy 3D. Check out Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children for great 3D experience.
     
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    I would like to thank Oppo 4 keeping a good price !!!
     
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    It's £649 or $810 here..:(
     
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    Updates:
    • Got my Roamio OTA hooked up to the HDMI In this morning and the scaling from 720/1080i looks great. Had a slight sync issue but +30 seems to have dialed it in. I hate fine tuning lip sync, it sends my OCD into over drive.
    • HDR strip, leaving BT2020 in place, is broken. Some scenes have a red push, some real bad, others look fine. I watched Bourne UHD last night and when it was on, it was on! When it was off, it was way off. Oppo has acknowledged the issue due to JVC FP owners and others bringing it to their attention, plus this feature wasn't initially slated to even be available on release.
    • My B v S UHD disc that would not play should be in Oppo's hands on Monday, will be curious to see what they say.
     
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    Anyone know if the Oppo ROKU stick that I currently use with my Oppo player will work on the 4K model?
     
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    I dont think the HDMI Input is a MHL input, if you have the MHL model. Not sure though.
     
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    The documentation for the UDP-203 doesn't mention MHL, and I happened to still have the Roku Streaming Stick that I got with my BDP-103D. I just tried plugging it in, and nothing happened, which is what I would expect from a non-MHL HDMI port. Sorry.
     
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    The new ghostbusters includes the 3D. Haven't watched it yet so.
     
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    Just an FYI if anyone wants to hang on to their 103/105s or players with Mediatek chips MT8580 or 8560 to rip SACDs for file playback - Mediatek chips MT8580 - http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f11-software/sacd-ripping-using-oppo-or-pioneer-yes-its-true-29251/. I have not tried it yet as I have a PS3 for that. I have two 103Ds, one in the main system just for video and one in a back-up system where I will replace it with the UDP-203 when it gets here this week and likely move the 103D into the bedroom which feeds the outdoor speakers and allow me to select files from my NAS.
     
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    By the way, this player is back up for order at Oppo's site. I should have my player tomorrow.
     
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    Mine arrived on Friday and so far I'm loving it. The new UI alone is a huge upgrade from the 103, and I ordered a region free kit for it from JVB Digital today. It looks like the 203 is another winner from Oppo!
     
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    Doug,

    Do you have a link to that region free kit? I can't find it on that site.
     
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