Oppo UDP 203: First Ultra-HD Blu-ray player with Dolby Vision

Sep

23

2016

Who has not wanted by a player for UIltra-HD Blu-rays, uttered not necessarily the most abundant supply: There are players from both Samsung and Panasonic and even the Microsoft Xbox One S – that’s it. Well, of Sony’s upcoming players at least there was a photo of the IFA. The majority of enthusiasts looking but hopefully towards Oppo: The Chinese are renowned for their high quality and durable players since DVD times. Now they have announced the Oppo UDP 203rd As the first player for UHD Blu-rays he dominates even Dolby Vision.

Dolby Vision is basically a higher HDR version, which unlike HDR10 dominated dynamic metadata and works with 12- instead of 10-bit. First Ultra HD Blu-rays that support Dolby Vision should appear before the end of 2016th About Disney Dolby Vision will use probably for “Finding Dory”. Oppo has however stated that the licensing or certification process currently still hinziehe. The UDP 203 would thus indeed support definitely Dolby Vision, possibly rich one feature but after the launch through a firmware update to.

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There are also other, specifications for Oppo UDP 203 known. So Oppo has developed in collaboration with MediaTek SoC OP8591. According Oppo namely potter in other, currently available ultra-high-definition Blu-ray players only chips that are meant for TVs. In addition, the UHD drives were really designed for PCs. Oppo have taken here according to their own statements abundant research funds in hand and everything optimized from the ground up without compromise for home cinema. Looking at the recent Blu-ray player manufacturer, which serve as a reference, one is inclined to believe the Oppo even.

The Oppo UDP 203 or its SoC OP8591 comes clear with HEVC and V9. Also HDR10, Dolby Vision and of course the extended color space REC. 2020 find support. In addition to Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-rays, DVDs and CDs, the player also Super Audio CDs and DVD-Audio plays. When the device connectors, inter alia provides each one HDMI 2.0a, HDMI 1.4, 7.1 analog audio, Gigabit Ethernet, integrated Wi-Fi and two USB 3.0. For digital-to-analog conversion of the DAC is responsible ES9038. With the sound formats Dolby Atmos and DTS: X the Oppo UDP 203 is also clear.

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Oppo has also been confirmed that in 2017 an even higher model to appear, the Oppo UDP-205. The latter will probably offer even more audio features. In the US, already presented Oppo UDP 203 should probably cost $ 499. For the UK are significantly higher 599 pounds in the room. In Germany a price 599-649 euros could be realistic.

Whether it’s worth for an ultra-high-definition Blu-ray player, you have to decide for themselves. Thanks to Dolby Vision support is the Oppo UDP 203 at least according to current state of things, also because of the fundamentally developed SoCs, certainly the most future-proof device. The look and feel is to agree – the colleagues of AVForums were namely already gather impressions.

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