Oppo’s new UDP-203 4K Blu-ray Player

Oppo’s new UDP-203 4K Blu-ray Player

The UDP-203 is Oppo Digital’s first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. The new player provides an unmatched audio/video experience to home theater enthusiast by drawing from Oppo’s experience in advance image processing technology and high fidelity audio. It’s a great addition to any home theater or media room.

The networked universal player plays 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, 2D and 3D Blu-ray discs, DVD-Audio, and both two-channel and multichannel SACD discs. Through its two USB 3.0 ports it can also decode hi-res music files stored on USB flash drives, USB hard drives and networked PCs. It can playback AIFF, WAV, ALAC, APE, FLAC, stereo DSD64/128 Mhz, and multichannel DSD64 codecs.

The UDP-203 has two HDMI outputs. The single HDMI 2.0a output sends 4K video to 4K TVs, and the HDMI 1.4 output sends surround sound and Dolby Atmos and DTS:X metadata to older A/V receivers deficient of HDMI 2.0 inputs.

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Internet video and music streaming apps are non-existent on the new player. Instead, users can connect streaming devices to the players’ HDMI 2.0 input, which allows consumers to choose from a wider range of streaming devices and services. According to Oppo, this also helps the player start up faster and makes it more responsive during use.

Also on the back of the unit are 7.1-channel analog outputs with 32-bit DACs and a Gigabit Ethernet port. It also has 802.11ac Wi-Fi for wireless streaming of files on networked computers and NAS devices.

The brushed-aluminum front panel, steel chassis, gold-plated connectors, and custom installation integration features such as RS-232 control, a back-panel IR port, and third-party IP control ad up to a robust player that is nearly perfect.

Available now at Wilshire Media Systems.

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