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#259420 - 2017-02-12 15:49 OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format
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Since a few weeks I have the Oppo 203 BD-Player and am thus absolutely satisfied.

The picture resolution together with the SonyVPL-VW500 in 4K is very impressive. The music transmission is at least as good as with its predecessor Oppo 105 darbee I had so far. The Oppo is still an omnivore - it continues to accept all CD / DVD formats - CD, SACD, DVD, BD, Dual-Disc.

Unfortunately, the Oppo has no web apps more to directly Netflix, YouToub, etc. to stream. I have therefore bought a NVIDIA Shield Andoid-TV Box. Thus and the loadable apps, e.g. KODI, lots of films, series, TV stations with 4K content can be streamed via the 4K-HDMI In port at the Oppo. Brilliant!

The Oppo provides an absolute top quality for its money.


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#259431 - 2017-02-12 18:30 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Duke]
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Will the 203 decode DTS-HD to LPCM via the HDMI input, or is it only pass-through?


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#259432 - 2017-02-12 18:34 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: dBrowne]
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From a review of the 203:

Quote:
On the audio side, the UDP-203 has internal Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding, and you can pass bitstream audio output to send Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtracks to your AV receiver.

The player's HDMI audio output is set to Auto by default, or you can lock it in to bitstream or PCM. Should you opt to use the analog outputs instead, the player uses the eight-channel AKM 32-bit AK4458VN DAC chipset. You can adjust the DAC's filter characteristics; and, just like with previous players, you can do a complete 7.1-channel speaker configuration, setting crossover, size, level, and distance for each speaker.

For this review, I stuck with digital output through HDMI. Audiophiles might be interested to know that OPPO intends to introduce a step-up, audiophile-oriented version of this player that will basically replace the current BDP-105. We don't know the exact release date or pricing for that model yet.


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#259461 - 2017-02-13 09:26 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Ratbert]
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What is this player like with non-4k material? Does it do a good job of upscaling?

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#259478 - 2017-02-13 13:57 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Asa Post]
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I would hold off buying a 203 for now. In my opinion it was released to market way too early.

Stutters and freezes on 4k UHD disk.
Bluray 3D judders.
Non 3D Bluray is ok.

I have a year old LG OLED (ie Non HDR) and the LG currently upscales way better than the Oppo.

All of this may eventually get fixed by firmware fixes but they are few and far between since the release before xmas. I believe there is a private beta that fixes 3d Bluray playback.

I bought one because my 93 expired in October so I thought Id get the 203 as a replacement. I really wish Id delayed now and let the bugs get ironed out.

Check out the avforums 203 owners thread if you want more frustrated user feedback.

203 owners thread

Cheers
Greg


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#259488 - 2017-02-13 15:22 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Greg Wright]
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I started to read that thread and was overwhelmed with issues and gave up.
It sounded a lot like the days of the first DVD players when the "follow the rabbit" on the Matrix thing would crash some players.

My OLED LG (this years with HDR) upscales amazingly good as well.

My Phillips player has been flawless. 3D and all. If I had to choose I'd pick 3D over 4K.
Mind you it's always 4K with the upscaling.


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#259493 - 2017-02-13 16:20 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Fiddler]
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for upscaling you can't beat Lumagen.


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#259557 - 2017-02-14 08:13 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Duke]
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Duke

I have had a play with the 203 and the Sony VW500.

I found you can get a lot more out of the VW500 than first realised and thats thanks to the Oppo.

Select a different picture mode - I use Bright cinema - contrast 97 iris open max high lamp mode.
Then same settings for normal picture - gamma 2.6 Rec 709 etc.

Here is the clever bit if you select strip metadata on the Oppo for HDR setting it will output BT2020 and 4k.
This will likely wash out your image and crush your blacks.

Go into the player picture menu and increase brightness to +8.
Then the trick is to re balance the colour by increasing the colour on the PJ until it balances back out - I used a few references of demo footage to do this - not ideal but a method

Now a calibration for P3/BT2020 colour would be ideal but until the player firmware settles down it seems silly to do this.
With colour set on 85 I was able to get an amazing image resembling WCG and 4K just no HDR. You can tell because the UHD demo clip that runs before quite a few films looked terrible intially then after this looks more like how its supposed to.

So now were getting best part of 2/3 of the benefits of UHD from a display that doesnt support it.

While this is not accurate atm it to me is much better to watch


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#259567 - 2017-02-14 10:25 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: EllisDJ]
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WCG?


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#259569 - 2017-02-14 10:57 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Not'arf]
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Wide colour gamut


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#259572 - 2017-02-14 11:07 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Cliff.]
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If you look at the Oppo release notes for the firmware updates they have reduced the colour for strip meta data feature in the latest firmware.

People complained of oversaturated colours so they have by the looks of things just reduced them massively lol to the point where there is hardly any colour at all.

Lucky can fix it with a bit of thought process


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#259693 - 2017-02-15 00:36 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Greg Wright]
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Originally Posted By Greg Wright
I would hold off buying a 203 for now. In my opinion it was released to market way too early.

Stutters and freezes on 4k UHD disk.
Bluray 3D judders.
Non 3D Bluray is ok.

I have a year old LG OLED (ie Non HDR) and the LG currently upscales way better than the Oppo.

All of this may eventually get fixed by firmware fixes but they are few and far between since the release before Xmas. I believe there is a private beta that fixes 3d Bluray playback.

I bought one because my 93 expired in October so I thought I'd get the 203 as a replacement. I really wish I'd delayed now and let the bugs get ironed out.

Check out the avforums 203 owners thread if you want more frustrated user feedback.

203 owners thread


From the last page on that thread ...
Originally Posted By David Aiken;50762353
It took a bit less than 3 weeks from release to the release of the first beta and 3 weeks or so from there until the release of the official firmware version of that beta. It's a bit over 3 weeks since that official release.
.
smile

Now I'll admit , 3 weeks is a long time to wait .
But I've had mine since before they were available , and I've still not plugged it in !!!

laugh

Although I plan to.
Soon.
I'm even going to buy a 4K disc to watch !!!


Relaxing room 1: Vizio P65, Oppo 203, Emotiva XMC-1, Beolab 5.3 speakers.
And a big headache getting it all to play together.

Relaxing room 2: Beocenter 2, Beolab 2.1 speakers.

Music room: Apogee recording with Nuemann, Dynaudio and Meridian speakers.
And a big headache getting it all to play together.
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#259735 - 2017-02-15 11:14 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Ianc2]
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Curious to know why you haven't given it a spin yet?

The thing that frustrates me the most about the 203, is that I have no interest in paying £25 for 4K Blu Rays, so I wont be buying many until they are cheaper.

But I did expect it to play Bluray and 3D Bluray competently. As I say, I only bought it because my 93 stopped working so I needed something.

Normal Bluray isn't too bad to be fair, it's a step up from my XBox 1. But 3D has horrible judders. And it turns out the LG TVs do a GREAT job upscaling so I dont even use the 203 for upscaling.

For the price I paid, this machine is completely underwhelming so far, and I'm pretty close to returning the thing.

IF they do fix it, Ill be happy to report back here with the good news.

Cheers
Greg


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#259797 - 2017-02-16 03:20 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Greg Wright]
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Basically , I'm pro at procrastinating grin

Seriously , I'm busy building a recording desk in a spare room , adding security cameras to the house , adding outside lighting , and playing on the internet .
I simply don't have time to watch a DVD , nor do I have any 4K ones yet .

in fact , I still haven't got the tv/surround set up properly yet .
I got it far enough that I can cast Netflix and get surround , but have still to unpack the mic and set it properly , get the subs split for music or tv duties etc.

I figure I'll get a spare day soon and do it all at once when the tv can come off the wall to run another HDMI for the cameras .

I sporadically look at 4K discs on bestbuy to see what's new .
They're up to 150 now !!!
I think it was 40 last time I looked ...

The Bourne movies are on sale if that interests you ?


I have also been reading about region free mods .
I was going to do it , but can't do all that "turn it off , turn it on , press this button 3 times , press that button" etc. then last night I found one online from holland (I Think) that does it automatically .
So I might buy that so I can watch some U.K. Music dvds I have .


Relaxing room 1: Vizio P65, Oppo 203, Emotiva XMC-1, Beolab 5.3 speakers.
And a big headache getting it all to play together.

Relaxing room 2: Beocenter 2, Beolab 2.1 speakers.

Music room: Apogee recording with Nuemann, Dynaudio and Meridian speakers.
And a big headache getting it all to play together.
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#259856 - 2017-02-16 18:51 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: EllisDJ]
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Hi EllisDJ

Thanks for your detailed tips. I will be testing these changes at the weekend. It would be great if even more image quality came out.

Stefan


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#259907 - 2017-02-17 14:40 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Greg Wright]
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A new firmware update is coming to the UK monday apparently.

Cheers
Greg


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#259979 - 2017-02-18 14:29 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Greg Wright]
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It is out now.

I know James pushed to get it out last night as people were having meltdowns on the forums about it not coming till Monday.

I tell you what, Meridian should try and nick James from Oppo, I have never seen anyone put so much time into looking after the end users.
He is the European Technical Officer and the other night he spent till 11pm emailing and calling individual customers updating them with info on firmware release notes etc.

I know he also spent the whole of New Years Day replying to customer emails as too as he was going out to China I think it was, and knew he wouldn't have had a chance to reply for a week if he didn't do it New Years Day.

That is not his job role, just that he is passionate about the products he sells and takes it very personally to try and make sure customers get the service they require.

I would just love him to be at Meridian.


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#260038 - 2017-02-18 20:57 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: gIzzE]
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Or ANYBODY at Meridian that cares about customer service, frankly!


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#260064 - 2017-02-19 08:17 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Not'arf]
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Haha, yeah that's true.


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#260066 - 2017-02-19 08:25 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: gIzzE]
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I believe there are people who care about customer service at Meridian, Des Ford for one, are they allowed to deliver/offer that service is a different question?

Russ


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#260072 - 2017-02-19 09:25 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Ratbert]
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Originally Posted By Ratbert
I believe there are people who care about customer service at Meridian, Des Ford for one, ...

et, al

+999


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#260085 - 2017-02-19 10:47 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Ian]
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Desmond Ford
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Meridian Audio Ltd


So they do still have customer support do they?
Who'd of thunk it!


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#260163 - 2017-02-20 09:46 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: gIzzE]
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Getting back to the topic....

So the latest beta firmware looks like its fixed the Bluray 3d playback issues.

HDMI In for use as an upscaler still has major issues, I dont use this because my LG does a great job upscaling but a lot of people seem pretty upset about it (hey, its the internet, thats what happens).

I wouldn't buy one of these if you have a working 93/103. As it stands, the picture quality to my eyes hasnt really moved on from those players performance.

If you really must have UHD playback right now, its getting close to being a good machine. But the whole 4K landscape feels a bit wild west right now and Im personally not going to be buying many discs at 25 quid a pop.

Cheers
Greg


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#273344 - 2018-02-19 11:54 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Greg Wright]
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Just a quick heads up on this player.

There have been some significant upgrades on the firmware recently with respect to HDR -> SDR conversion. I'd say the machine is starting to deliver on the promises of the early reviews I read.

So for people like me with a 4K OLED that's a couple of years old, ie no HDR, the picture is really quite something. This is probably good news for projector owners as well.

It's been a bumpy ride, but Oppo have stuck with it and really delivered.

Cheers
Greg


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#273365 - 2018-02-20 07:51 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Greg Wright]
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Thanks for the feedback Greg.

Would the firmware upgrade improvements apply only to 4k images, or have old HD ones benefited too, would you say?


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#273366 - 2018-02-20 07:55 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Not'arf]
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Hi Marcus

On my 203 both were improved although I mainly have BD and 4k disks.

Russ


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#273374 - 2018-02-20 10:06 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Not'arf]
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The main improvement is in HDR -> SDR conversion. So its play back of 4K HDR material on early adopters of 4K TV's which dont support HDR. Also projector owners where I believe HDR can cause issues (but I dont have a projector, just going on stuff on the 203 owners thread). I havent tested this, but probably also for owners of 1080p TV's as well.

I believe the player has been pretty solid if you have the latest generation 4K HDR tv's.

I personally cant see any difference playing 1080p or lower ie Bluray or DVD. But then I thought that looked pretty good from the get go.

Cheers
Greg


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#273375 - 2018-02-20 11:48 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Ratbert]
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Sorry; by "HD", I really meant Bluray.


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#274910 - 2018-04-08 03:20 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: dBrowne]
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Yes - you can set it to output LPCM through its HDMI port to an HD621 or UHD722, from any format (disc or data stream). This will keep your Meridian stuff happy and relevant. BTW, I have heard this player through its analog outputs as well as through my G68XXD via HDMI (LPCM). The Oppo is good, but the Meridian is still better.


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#275367 - 2018-04-22 21:50 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Don Bingaman]
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Just bought a UDP-203, wasn’t planning on getting one just yet as waiting for the 2018 OLEDs before upgrading my beloved Kuro screen. However as my Denon Blu-Ray player is starting to have problems reading some disks thought it better to get an Oppo now while definitely still available.

Other than setting HDMI audio output to PCM, are there any other settings needed to ensure I get the best 5.1 sound from my Oppo/Meridian setup? Eg downmixing, speaker sizes etc?


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#275370 - 2018-04-23 03:10 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Tennant]
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Albert Offline
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You could use the HDMI2 output(for audio only)
Speaker size and downmixing are for analogue output.


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#275405 - 2018-04-23 19:54 Re: OPPO 203 4K-Movie Player and omnivorous with musicdisc format [Re: Albert]
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Originally Posted By Albert
You could use the HDMI2 output(for audio only)
No benefit for now? I only have 1080p screen at the moment and when I get 4K screen I’ll upgrade to UHD722.

Originally Posted By Albert
Speaker size and downmixing are for analogue output.
That was my assumption. Thanks for confirming.


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