Well, I finally got off my duff and installed my UDP-203, which has been waiting patiently for my attention ever since it arrived nine days ago.
I'm happy to report that I encountered no problems whatsoever. The BDP's main HDMI out is connected to my AVR-X5200W and from there via HDMI to my XBR-55HX929 HDTV. I ran Cat5e ethernet to the Oppo from my router through a gigabit switch. When I hit the Oppo's power button it immediately established the network connection and politely asked me whether I wanted to download the 1229 update (silly question
). About two minutes later, the download complete, it rebooted and all was gravy.
While I wait for my first UHD BRD to arrive from 3D-BluRayRental.com (I Am Legend
), I tested out play back using the 2D and 3D Japanese edition Blu-rays of Nature
(aka Enchanted Kingdom
). Both PQ and AQ (Dolby Atmos) were glitch-free. I also tried out a DVD with similarly good results.
I realize that the real stress test will come with a UHD disc and a UHD display, but I hope to get there in short order. In the meantime, I am very impressed with the build quality of this unit as well as the features, user options, and information overlays/display screen. I intend to keep my region-free Sony BDP-S5200 in the mix for backup and to play out-of-region DVD's and BRD's, but the Oppo is going to be my default player for shiny discs from now on.