Originally Posted by MrBobb
What is an existing production, affordable, versatile, durable universal player with 4K capability?
I don't think you can find a production player that can match or approach what the OPPO 203/5 can offer.
I have a 203 and am extremely happy with it, but depending on your needs, you may be able to get a UHD player to only deliver UHD player things.
I'd suggest getting a dedicated streamer for streaming, a UHD player for UHD and bluray. Beyond that is where there are gaping lacks.
I have a large amount of DVDs and blurays which the 203 can handle, I also have a 103D for bluray and DVD. My library of MKV movies also needs support, along with family video and photos. I have a large amount of music in FLAC, DSD, MP3 and other formats (ALAC, etc. ) which I listen to. All on network devices, network services are well handled.
Also use SACD and DVD-Audio as well as regular CD, so support for those is important.
I use most of a universal player's features, so am well served by this. If there are things you don't need, it could be you may find a production player from Pioneer, or one of the more feature full Panasonic.
If being in production is not a thing, then I'd suggest one of the expensive OPPOs on ebay since OPPO is still supporting them. Production is something that is not really respected by most companies in my eyes, since when a new model comes out in quick fashion, support for your production player becomes more difficult or goes away. Not so with OPPO.
If that's not your cup of tea, you are left with what OPPO tried to address - having to buy multiple devices at a much more expensive price for all the features you need.