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If you don't have the cash or don't see yourself ever using features like Dolby Vision, those are good reasons to go with a lesser Blu-ray Player. OTOH, it looks like the OPPO can provide all the functionality your system is capable of today, and would be ready when you replace your AVR and TV with DV-capable versions some day. Good luck with your decision.
- I tend to upgrade different parts of my AV system at different times. So, at any moment, there can always be one component or another that perhaps has more capabilities than others do. I try to somewhat future-proof my major components by purchasing a little more function than I may immediately need -- that way, it has almost always allowed my purchases to last longer than they otherwise would have. For example, my UDP-203 is Dolby Vision capable now, my AVR and OLED may not receive their DV updates for perhaps several more months, and there is very little actual DV content to play on the devices today anyway -- but there will likely be more DV content made available as time progresses, so my system will be ready when the time comes..
- For the UDP-203, it is perhaps the most robust and most broadly-capable Blu-ray player I've owned. It's a solid build, and with OPPO's firmware updates that are far more frequent than any other player I've ever owned, I suspect will last me far longer than a less-expensive player would have provided. It is superior in older DVD upscaling from what my relatively new AVR or TV can do. The OPPO presently has some issues with it's HDMI-In, but since you are using an AVR as I am, I doubt you would care about that problem or even use HDMI-In as some others are reliant upon. I can essentially play any type of physical media I have in my OPPO, and it's flexible enough to accommodate other things I may do in the foreseeable future. My OPPO really is one of the best AV components I've ever purchased -- and I've been through a lot over the years.
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