Originally Posted by billmich
We all have our quirks and needs. But for me, I really would miss not being able to play DVD-A/SACD as well as the HDMI input.
I bought my 203 after the announcement from OPPO. That decision was based on my ten year experience with OPPO, having bought the 83 and the 103D, both of which I still have. I bought my parents the BDP-80, which they still have and use.
None of those have needed service, and were maintained with new firmware for years after they were bought, my last firmware for the 103D was 2017 (as I'm sure you know). OPPO is still supporting the 203, the last firmware release was Feb 9, 2019. So far (and after they no longer sold them), they have added Dolby Vision support for the Sony version of DV, have added Dolby vision pass through for the HDMI input, so if you have a source that feeds DV, it can be passed through properly, MQA support, a whole bunch of stuff listed here if you're interested
I avoid recommending it usually, since folks get antsy about it being no longer sold, but neither is my 103D and that's running just fine. OPPO is still doing its "fix anything for 90 bucks" support so if it's out of warranty, they will fix it until they ride into the sunset.
Long and short of it, I don't see anything out there that matches what the 203 delivers for me, even at the elevated prices. That is just a personal decision, based on my using pretty much all of its features.