Unveiled earlier this 12 months, the Oppo UDP–203 Extremely HD Blu-ray participant seemed to be one of the crucial feature-packed of the UHD gamers launched up to now, however as we started to shut in on the top of 2016, there was no launch data. That has modified, as on Monday Oppo introduced that the participant was formally prepared for launch.
Oppo says the UDP–203 is a successor to its award-winning BDP–103 Blu-ray participant, although clearly it’s way more superior. Along with 4K Extremely HD decision (3,840 x 2,160 pixels), the participant additionally options help for HDR (excessive dynamic vary) and Huge Coloration Gamut. The HDR10 format is supported out of the field for HDR, however a firmware replace bringing help for Dolby Imaginative and prescient is deliberate for launch in 2017.
The participant options two HDMI outputs — the HDMI 2.0a port helps UHD TVs, A/V receivers, and different gadgets, whereas an HDMI 1.four audio port provides compatibility for older receivers. Two USB 3.zero ports on the again and one other on the entrance enable customers to play again video, music, and photographs from USB arduous drives or different gadgets. These digital ports are joined by 7.1-channel analog audio outputs, fed by a 32-bit “Velvet Sound” DAC by AKM.
Along with UHD Blu-ray, the UDP–203 additionally performs each customary and 3D Blu-ray discs, DVD, DVD-Audio, SACD, and audio CD codecs. The participant can decode AIFF, WAV, ALAC, APE, and FLAC audio codecs, in addition to DSD64 and DSD128. Along with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, the participant additionally helps the Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based encompass sound codecs.
Oppo’s focus with the UDP–203 is on offering a premium expertise for disc playback with fast start-up instances and quick response, so it eschews such “good” options because the streaming apps discovered in lots of gamers. As an alternative, it options an HDMI 2.zero enter that enables the person to attach the streaming machine of their selecting whereas holding an HDMI enter free on their TV or A/V receiver.
The Oppo UDP–203 sells for $550 and whereas no precise launch data is on the market up to now, pre-orders are anticipated to turn into accessible shortly. For extra data, see the product web page on the Oppo website. A UDP–205 mannequin can also be within the works, and is predicted to launch in early 2017.