Originally Posted by holyindian
Now that Oppo has decided to discontinue their 4K lines of players, I was wondering if i should join the "to be" rare component bandwagon and get the Oppo 203.
I have recently brought a 4K tv that supports dolby vision and hd10 and a compatible 4K receiver. I have always been a big time HTPC user, and have been using using Kodi for streaming BluRay content.
Now i am in the process of upgrading my HTPC, brought the i7-8700K CPU, Gigabyte z370 Aorus Gaming 7 Motherboard, Gigabyte 1080TI Graphic Card. So with all overkill hardware, and the right software install (madvr etc) will i get everything that oppo high end models will deliver?
I have the Oppo 203 and a HTPC with a MSI GTX 1080 running MadVR on Win10, on 4K HDR content the Oppo is my preferred platform, the specular hightlights and shadow detail is superior, the overall dynamic range of the HTPC is lower.
DVD and BluRay is about equal to the Oppo.
Basically I can see more stuff in each 4K HDR scene with the Oppo, did not notice it until I switched back to the HTPC.
MadVR is running the NGU Standard Medium Quality Chroma + SuperRes upsampling with RGB 0-255 output.
GTX1080 is the bottleneck, GPU load >50%, the PQ on MadVR improves and gets closer to the Oppo if I increase the processing, by the time the PQ is identical I am burning close to 90% GPU on 23.9 Hz, 59.9Hz processing is beyond the capabilities of the GTX 1080 if it is to match the Oppo.
This is just with MadVR doing colorspace expansion, no luma upscaling on 4K material.
Perhaps the next gen GTX1180 will do better.
TV is a LG OLED 65C7, CPU is a Core i3-530, it never gets above 50% CPU as nearly all of the work is done by the GPU.
Dolby Vision on UltraHD BD streams cannot be decoded by the PC, however it adds an incremental quality improvement to 4K Ultra HD blurays, I consider it a nice to have.
Its main impact is on lower bitrate streams like Netflix, there the difference is almost night and day but this is outside the scope of the original question.