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#277272 - 2018-06-19 10:34 UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options?
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I guess I am to late to order an UHD722 with the promotion offer.

Eventually after the firmware upgrade, I wanted to give it a go, despite the cost.
But without the trade-up, the investment is not really justified for what you get in return IMO.

An Oppo 203 looks like a simple short term cost effective solution.

Any other options I should consider?


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#277286 - 2018-06-19 12:59 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: Marcoro]
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The 203 is great. It is a real pity that Oppo has stopped manufacturing them.


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#277361 - 2018-06-20 09:35 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: Jdb-si]
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Still can't really believe Oppo ceased to manufacture all their hi-fi. Does anyone know what the current best alternatives to their disc spinners would be?


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#277365 - 2018-06-20 09:51 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: 3dit0r]
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There are some 'high-end' Pioneer 4k models coming out in the next few months. Spec unknown but there are apparently going to be £1k and £2k models.


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#277366 - 2018-06-20 09:52 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: 3dit0r]
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As far as I'm aware the Oppo disc spinners will still continue to work, James wink


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#277368 - 2018-06-20 10:09 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: Cliff.]
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Originally Posted By Cliff.
There are some 'high-end' Pioneer 4k models coming out in the next few months. Spec unknown but there are apparently going to be £1k and £2k models.
Good to know, thanks!


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#277369 - 2018-06-20 10:16 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: dpstjp]
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Originally Posted By dpstjp
As far as I'm aware the Oppo disc spinners will still continue to work, James wink
I hope mine will, but the drive on my friend's BDP-93 has just begun to fail...

Seriously, though, I currently have a 1080 player, if I were to make the transition to a UHD projector in the foreseeable future, I wouldn't buy into a brand of blu-ray player I know to be dead; good to know there will be other premium options.


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#277373 - 2018-06-20 11:26 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: 3dit0r]
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You have a point up to a point. I think it depends how active Oppo will be keeping the firmware up to date, which of course we dont know.

I have generally got at least 5 years out of my previous players, including my 93. The thing with UHD land is its still a work in progress. HDR caused issues, Dolby DV has caused a lot of issues. Who knows whats next? So if they let the firmware lag, that could be more problematic.

Shame they dropped out of this market that is for sure.

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#277381 - 2018-06-20 16:41 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: Cliff.]
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What about the Cambrdge Audio spinner CXUHD


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#277382 - 2018-06-20 17:55 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: Parky43007]
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Definitely interesting for DSP owners in that you’re not paying for DACs you don’t need.

For the price I would have expected/wanted a decent LPSU, though, as an ‘audiophile’ player.


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#277383 - 2018-06-20 18:30 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: Parky43007]
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The Cambrdge Audio players are based on the Oppo so it could be that these will disappear as well as they will run out of supply components.

Forbes - Oppo Announces That It’s Time To Say Goodbye


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#277387 - 2018-06-20 18:54 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: PWM]
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Oh dear, not too promising. Hopefully those new Pioneer units will be good...


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#277388 - 2018-06-20 19:00 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: Cliff.]
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Originally Posted By Cliff.
There are some 'high-end' Pioneer 4k models coming out in the next few months. Spec unknown but there are apparently going to be £1k and £2k models.
Actually, this recent bit of news might be one of them? Pioneer UDP-LX500 UHD Blu-Ray Player


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#277390 - 2018-06-20 19:28 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: 3dit0r]
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The LX500 is the £1k player and there's also going to be the LX800 at about twice that price. Unfortunately, that article doesn't say much about the new players.


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#277391 - 2018-06-20 19:45 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: Cliff.]
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For the real audiophile, there is always the MSB Reference Transport😀


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Edited by CMB Integrations - Bruce; 2018-06-20 21:04.
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#277393 - 2018-06-20 21:26 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Looks very impressive. And eye-wateringly expensive!


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#277395 - 2018-06-20 23:16 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: 3dit0r]
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But it is so pretty


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#277396 - 2018-06-20 23:38 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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The Select Ttansport is pretty sexy too.


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#277397 - 2018-06-21 03:22 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: 3dit0r]
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Audiocom 203 signature plus vhd203,the 77fs clock can benifit all output both vedio and audio
There is a recent REVIEW made by HCFR


HT: Audiocom Oppo203 signature with Vanity HD/HD621 861v8, DSP6Ks(LCR), DSP5200.1
Revel b112 b110 AntimodeX4 JVCx790
Edited by Albert; 2018-06-21 04:19.
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#277404 - 2018-06-21 10:10 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: Albert]
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That's a great review. Not just of the unit, but a great example of how I like to see reviews conducted.

It makes me regret even more that Oppo are gone. I still find it bizarre that such a popular product line was axed, and bizarre a competitor didn't just buy up the tech, a little like Panasonic bought Pioneer's Kuro plasma tech back in the day.

Sadly, I could justify even less spending that kind of money on mods for a dead product line. I've been burned that way before with Teac VRDS CD mods, only for the drive to fail and be NLA writing off the whole thing.


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#277405 - 2018-06-21 12:17 Re: UHD722 Alternatives - Oppo 203 Any Other Options? [Re: 3dit0r]
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My jaw dropped when I saw this review, it feels like reading a book.


HT: Audiocom Oppo203 signature with Vanity HD/HD621 861v8, DSP6Ks(LCR), DSP5200.1
Revel b112 b110 AntimodeX4 JVCx790
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