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I would really appreciate suggestions on a new BD player.

I have been using a PS4 but I think I might enjoy a dedicated player more. Right now I would like a player that compliments and makes the most of my receiver and projector (Yamaha RX-A700 and BenQ HT2050 w/93" screen) but I don't think I need anything that is more capable than they are. In other words, I don't care about 3D or 4K right now. As much as I love and still use my Oppo 980H, I think a new Oppo would be total overkill for my current setup and I'll upgrade my player if and when I decide to go that route. Also, I don't think I need streaming capabilities - PS4 seems to work fine and I have a dedicated Cat6 connection so I don't need WiFi.

I don't think this player would get a ton of use - my kids mostly stream stuff. But about every other weekend, I like to grab a disk.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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I would really appreciate suggestions on a new BD player.

I have been using a PS4 but I think I might enjoy a dedicated player more. Right now I would like a player that compliments and makes the most of my receiver and projector (Yamaha RX-A700 and BenQ HT2050 w/93" screen) but I don't think I need anything that is more capable than they are. In other words, I don't care about 3D or 4K right now. As much as I love and still use my Oppo 980H, I think a new Oppo would be total overkill for my current setup and I'll upgrade my player if and when I decide to go that route. Also, I don't think I need streaming capabilities - PS4 seems to work fine and I have a dedicated Cat6 connection so I don't need WiFi.

I don't think this player would get a ton of use - my kids mostly stream stuff. But about every other weekend, I like to grab a disk.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Most here recommend a Sony or Panasonic. Check their websites (or Best Buy website) to see which model best meets your needs based on features.
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I would really appreciate suggestions on a new BD player.

I have been using a PS4 but I think I might enjoy a dedicated player more. Right now I would like a player that compliments and makes the most of my receiver and projector (Yamaha RX-A700 and BenQ HT2050 w/93" screen) but I don't think I need anything that is more capable than they are. In other words, I don't care about 3D or 4K right now. As much as I love and still use my Oppo 980H, I think a new Oppo would be total overkill for my current setup and I'll upgrade my player if and when I decide to go that route. Also, I don't think I need streaming capabilities - PS4 seems to work fine and I have a dedicated Cat6 connection so I don't need WiFi.

I don't think this player would get a ton of use - my kids mostly stream stuff. But about every other weekend, I like to grab a disk.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
I have the exact usage for mine as you do - but when I do watch movies (and I watch a LOT), I like to have the best A/V I can get.
I will not move to 4K and have zero interest in 3D or streaming...I do have an Oppo but am considering an upgrade to the new Oppo to get even better A/V from my current BR library...so I wonder will the new 203 give me that or should I just stay with my 103...
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BR library...so I wonder will the new 203 give me that or should I just stay with my 103...
For Blu-ray only you don't have a lot of pressure to upgrade. A/V performance of the two players is going to be very similar.

The FAQ has a features comparison: How is the UDP-203 different from the BDP-103?

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I have the exact usage for mine as you do - but when I do watch movies (and I watch a LOT), I like to have the best A/V I can get.
I will not move to 4K and have zero interest in 3D or streaming...I do have an Oppo but am considering an upgrade to the new Oppo to get even better A/V from my current BR library...so I wonder will the new 203 give me that or should I just stay with my 103...
Even if you stay with a 1080p display, using a 4K player like the 203 might be appropriate.

At the very least, quite a few 4K titles include immersive audio tracks (Atmos or DTS:X) while the equivalent Blu-ray discs do not.

Also, in principle at least, downscaling a 4K image to 1080p can produce a better image than viewing an equivalent image which was produced at 1080p. However, it isn't obvious if downscaling the colors from REC 2020 to REC 709 actually is done all that well in current players.

You might want to discuss this in the thread dedicated to the Oppo 203.
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