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Oppo UDP-203 UHD Blu-ray Player - HARDWARE MODIFIED

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Oppo UDP-203 UHD - Region Free DVD - Zone Free Blu-ray (Plays ALL Blu-rays)



  • SoC (System on Chip) UHD Blu-ray decoder

  • AKM 8-channel, 32-bit DAC

  • Built-in dual-band Wi-Fi

  • 2-channel DSD256 and multi-channel DSD64/128 support

  • UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray (2D & 3D), DVD, DVD-Audio, SACD, CD and AVCHD disc playback

  • DLNA/SMB media streaming

  • 2 year warranty

$1,349.00

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Details

Jason Liao the CTO for OPPO Digital confirmed that OPPO is hard at work getting the UDP-203 ready for release, and there will also be a UDP-205 coming at a later date. Here are some of the details that Jason revealed at CEDIA:
"The UDP-203 is going to be our first Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player. It will continue to be a universal player supporting DVD-Audio and SACD, just like our current generation of players. Comparing it to the BDP-103 that we currently have, the UDP-203 adds UHD 4K Blu-ray support. There will still be two HDMI output ports, with the main port being HDMI 2.0a with HDCP 2.2 for audio and video output, and an audio-only HDMI 1.4 port to connect to A/V receivers that do not support UHD or HDCP 2.2. The player will support HDR and HDR-to-SDR conversion."

The UDP-203 is going to be our first Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc player. It will continue to be a universal player supporting DVD-Audio and SACD, just like our current generation of players. Comparing it to the BDP-103 that we currently have, the UDP-203 adds UHD 4K Blu-ray support. There will still be two HDMI output ports, with the main port being HDMI 2.0a with HDCP 2.2 for audio and video output, and an audio-only HDMI 1.4 port to connect to A/V receivers that do not support UHD or HDCP 2.2. 

The player will support HDR and HDR-to-SDR conversion. There is an HDMI 2.0a input port on the back for connecting other video sources, such as a Roku Streaming Stick or Chromecast through the player. There are three USB 3.0 ports for media file playback, one on the front and two on the back. Network connections are Gigabit Ethernet and built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi. We are also keeping the 7.1ch analog, coaxial and optical digital audio output, RS-232 for control, and adding trigger in/out for system integration. 

The player will maintain our tradition of providing accurate and high-quality audio/video output from all sources. We are focusing our engineering resources on disc and file playback, so there will be no streaming apps like Netflix or TIDAL, at least when the player is initially released. Some customers may find this reducing the value of the product, and we understand that. Overall we still believe that the UDP-203 will be a great player for those looking for the best performance for their discs and media files.

Specifications

Oppo takes the same no-holds-barred approach on the inside too. The brains of the player is a new SoC (System on Chip) developed with MediaTek, which delivers "advanced image processing". The UDP-203 is the first player of its kind to use this chipset. 

Its advanced processing also makes the UDP-203 technically capable of supporting Dolby Vision playback, although it isn't yet certified. Oppo is "in talks" with Dolby, so for now it’s a case of watch this space, but it's good to see a player built with this capability in mind.

There’s a custom-made 4K disc loader with an optimised laser mechanism for fast disc loading, error-free playback and wide disc compatibility. That includes UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray (2D & 3D), DVD, DVD-Audio, SACD, CD and AVCHD discs.

Over the years, Oppo’s disc players have been celebrated for their audio quality almost as much as their video prowess, and the UDP-203 shows no signs of letting that slide.

It’s endowed with a premium 8-channel, 32-bit DAC from AKM (4458), with support for PCM, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC and WAV up to 384kHz/32-bit, plus 2-channel DSD256 and multi-channel DSD64/128. The deck also supports Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

The UDP-203 can also be used as a media streamer via built-in dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 and 5.0GHz) or Ethernet. It will play AVI, MKV, MOV, M2TS/TS, MP3, WMA, AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DSD, FLAC and WAV from DLNA/SMB servers on a network. It also plays media from HDDs up to 16TB plugged into a USB port.

The only snag is that the UDP-203 doesn’t offer any video streaming from services such as Amazon or Netflix. This isn't a huge issue given that most new TVs have these services built in – but even so, it’s one area in which Oppo’s rivals have the upper hand.

Resources

OPPO BDP-203 Blu-ray Zone Change Instruction

The Oppo players can be modified for all DVD regions easily. The process is simple, just burn this .iso file on to a CD-R and play it in the OPPO. It will take a few seconds to read it and will auto eject. Then you're done.

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