Originally Posted by scarabaeus
My guess is that "HDR off" just makes the playback fall back to the SDR Bt.709 version, just like a non-HDR capable player would do. It basically behaves as if the TV does not indicate support for HDR10, and that is a prescripted and tested for case in the UHD Blu-ray specification, AFAIK
there is no SDR 709 version on the disc. The player converts on the fly. That said, the math for that conversion, and the meta data for it, may be better defined and understood.
Originally Posted by jdryyz
So I wonder if the 203 will cooperate more with my now nine year old Yamaha RX-V3800 receiver (audio only, of course).
The Yammy still has trouble with my BPD-93 but less than it did before now that I have a Vizio 4K TV in the mix.
Anyone here successfully using this modern player (for audio) with a much older AVR?
I realize my AVR will need an update at some point but now that multi-channel analog inputs are on the decline, I am concerned about being able to playback my high-resolution audio still.
The AVR is also usually the component with the biggest price tag so it will still be out of my reach for a while.
If you use analog output on the Oppo and analog input on the AVR, that should work 100% of the time.
You won't want to play the HDMI video out through that AVR because at best you'll just get regular blu ray quality and at worst you'll have hdcp issues. If that is your plan, stick with an older Oppo.
You might be okay with HDMI audio into that receiver if you set HDMI audio to PCM and limit it to 24bit/48kHz. (I don't recall whether this new oppo has the ability to set that output limit for multichannel PCM.)
You could pick up a new receiver, last year's models, with all the latest bells and whistles, and analog inputs, for about the price of an Oppo, if you shop around. But that's off topic here, so I have tried to answer your questions without suggesting you replace the receiver.