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Official Oppo UDP-203 UHD Blu-ray player Anticipation Thread

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http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?p=12671106

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Great news!! and at $499.00 is a good surprise I am sure some will wait for Dolby Vision though.
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At that price, I may hold off on getting the Philips/Panasonic box and get one of these instead.

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Great news!! and at $499.00 is a good surprise I am sure some will wait for Dolby Vision though.
That price is a surprise and I hope Oppo keeps it there at release. It is too bad about Dolby Vision, but in my case won't matter because my current TV (Sony X940D) does not have DV support anyways.
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At that price, I may hold off on getting the Philips/Panasonic box and get one of these instead.

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Me too. I was pricing out the Pany, but was waiting until Sony released the PS4 pro, but with their decision to not include UHD disc playback, that puts the Oppo in the running as my potential first choice now.
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Fantastic price for an OPPO UHD player, if that report is correct - They will sell A LOT of units @ $499

My only fear now is the feature-set may be stripped down at that price point? Basically, I just need it to be a UHD version of the BDP-103, with support for Netflix 4k and media player that can play H.265 encoded files. It looks like there's only one HDMI input, but I can live with that.
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Noob question but its come up a few times that Darbee is not included in this one, I've never owned an Oppo before so am curious as to what Darbee actually is and is the omission a big deal to you guys or not? Thnx.

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so wonder if it will have a source direct option so we can tailor the player to the panel so we don't have signal issues.
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Noob question but its come up a few times that Darbee is not included in this one, I've never owned an Oppo before so am curious as to what Darbee actually is and is the omission a big deal to you guys or not? Thnx.
Anticipation, there is a song by that name. Carly Simon. This particular deck is designed for the newer 4K, with HDR TV. sets. The native up-scaling and processing of the new TV's is far superior to anything that Darbee can contribute. At this time for this particular player, it is obsolete technology.

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Noob question but its come up a few times that Darbee is not included in this one, I've never owned an Oppo before so am curious as to what Darbee actually is and is the omission a big deal to you guys or not? Thnx.
See this section of the BDP-103 FAQ: What are some reviews of Darbee technology?

See also the Darblet thread here at AVSForum; it is the same technology: Darbee vision darblet

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Anticipation, there is a song by that name. Carly Simon. This particular deck is designed for the newer 4K, with HDR TV. sets. The native up-scaling and processing of the new TV's is far superior to anything that Darbee can contribute. At this time for this particular player, it is obsolete technology.

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Gotcha, I knew it was something along the lines of upscaling and 4K tvs do a better job of it anyways so not a big deal there, only wish it was slightly cheaper. Pretty sure though that they are the first to put 3.0 USBs on their UHD player!

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Anticipation, there is a song by that name. Carly Simon. This particular deck is designed for the newer 4K, with HDR TV. sets. The native up-scaling and processing of the new TV's is far superior to anything that Darbee can contribute. At this time for this particular player, it is obsolete technology.

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Upscaling and Darbee are two different things. Also not sure why you are assuming that post processing of the TVs (if you are referring to it by "processing") is "far superior" than a potential UHD Darbee version.
That said, afaik Darbee doesn't offer 2160p post-processing yet. So I assume that this comes without Darbee.

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I'm wondering if it will play sacd,DVD-audio ?
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No Darbee - whoopee!
$499 - what a cheapie!
Simple and give ease of use - woohoo it will take a lot of abuse!

Oppo UHD 203 - what I feel is that it took the innards of a rugged but simple player like the 101 ci, made it into this, with two HDMI ports.
The aim for the first ever UHD Oppo is not to **** up. Keep it simple, use a tried and tested platform, maybe with a nice AKM DAC and make sure it works.

For more frills, later on you can expect higher end models with more bells and whistles, better DACs, bass management and such.

I will look forward to owning it and reviewing it when it hits our shores.
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I am not surprised at the price. These use basically the same components as a standard $99 Blu-ray player. What I am surprised about is the lack of DolbyVision. They really do seem to be dead in the water, despite being the best current solution for uniform and easy to use HDR. LG is the one major player left that could still support them. Dolby better come to their senses quick and lower the licensing fees.
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Upscaling and Darbee are two different things. Also not sure why you are assuming that post processing of the TVs (if you are referring to it by "processing") is "far superior" than a potential UHD Darbee version.
That said, afaik Darbee doesn't offer 2160p post-processing yet. So I assume that this comes without Darbee.
Ok, let me make it clearer: Them 4K TV's do a better job than them Darbee.

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Upscaling and Darbee are two different things. Also not sure why you are assuming that post processing of the TVs (if you are referring to it by "processing") is "far superior" than a potential UHD Darbee version.

That said, afaik Darbee doesn't offer 2160p post-processing yet. So I assume that this comes without Darbee.


Yes this unit will not have Darbee processing that is why it is going for $499.00

Hopefully in early 2017 Oppo will release a true universal player with Dolby Vision


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I am not surprised at the price. These use basically the same components as a standard $99 Blu-ray player. What I am surprised about is the lack of DolbyVision. They really do seem to be dead in the water, despite being the best current solution for uniform and easy to use HDR. LG is the one major player left that could still support them. Dolby better come to their senses quick and lower the licensing fees.


Xbox 1 S breakdown shows the 4k BD drive is a mere $14 more than a 1080p bd drive. Everyone except Oppo has been majorly price gauging.
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Xbox 1 S breakdown shows the 4k BD drive is a mere $14 more than a 1080p bd drive. Everyone except Oppo has been majorly price gauging.
Samsung is pretty cheap too...

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Well this is a pleasant surprise....

I am very happy and pleased with my Panasonic player, but have to say that if I knew this was coming most likely I might have waited.

Oh well.
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I guess I'm waiting on this player at this point as the Xbox One S doesn't do Bitstreaming properly nor does it support Atmos and such.
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I am not surprised at the price. These use basically the same components as a standard $99 Blu-ray player. What I am surprised about is the lack of DolbyVision. They really do seem to be dead in the water, despite being the best current solution for uniform and easy to use HDR. LG is the one major player left that could still support them. Dolby better come to their senses quick and lower the licensing fees.
The player specs haven't been released yet. Let's wait and see.
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I am not surprised at the price. These use basically the same components as a standard $99 Blu-ray player. What I am surprised about is the lack of DolbyVision. They really do seem to be dead in the water, despite being the best current solution for uniform and easy to use HDR. LG is the one major player left that could still support them. Dolby better come to their senses quick and lower the licensing fees.
"Basically the same" doesn't mean the same. I mean, a Honda Civic is "basically the same" as a Ferrari in that it has four wheels and drives you to where you want to go. But I'd like to see who currently is offering a $99 Blu-ray player with dual HDMI outputs, 7.1 channel analog outputs, and HEVC decoding.

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Is support 12 BIT 4K color ?

Why not supported DP 1.4 ?

Why no SDR conversion to HDR ?

is he support WRGB for oled ?

Why no Dolby Vision ?
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Is support 12 BIT 4K color ?

Why not supported DP 1.4 ?

Why no SDR conversion to HDR ?

is he support WRGB for oled ?

Why no Dolby Vision ?
Why not wait for the specs?

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please please please please include SACD playback. I'm loving my sammy but if the oppo comes with SACD playback, it will be a no brainer to pick one up.
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please please please please include SACD playback. I'm loving my sammy but if the oppo comes with SACD playback, it will be a no brainer to pick one up.


I am sure that this will not be the only 4K player Oppo comes out with. We will probably see a unit at the $1500.00 price range that will have Dolby vision, darbee process. And will be a great audio player.


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