Disc Types: 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, AVCHD, SACD, CD, Kodak Picture CD, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, DVD±R DL, BD-R/RE BD Profile: BD-ROM Version 3.1 Profile 6 (also compatible with BD-ROM Version 2.5 Profile 5) Output Analog Audio: 7.1ch, 5.1ch, stereo.
Coaxial/Optical Audio: up to 2ch/192k Hz PCM, Dolby Digital, DTS.
HDMI Audio: up to 7.1ch/192k Hz PCM, up to 5.1ch DSD, Bitstream.
HDMI Video: UHD/1080p24/1080p/1080i/720p/576p/576i/480p/480i, 3D frame-packing 720p/1080p24. Inputs: HDMI Audio: up to 7.1ch/192k Hz PCM, up to 5.1ch DSD, Bitstream.
HDMI Video: UHD/1080p24/1080p/1080i/720p/576p/576i/480p/480i, 3D frame-packing 720p/1080p24. Audio Characteristics: Frequency: 20Hz - 48k Hz (±0.2d B), 20Hz - 96k Hz (-4d B ˜ 0.05d B) Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 118d B Power Supply: 110V – 120V ˜ / 220V – 240V ˜, 50/60Hz Power Consumption: 65W (Standby: 0.5W in Energy Efficient Mode) Dimensions: 16.8 x 12.2 x 4.8 inches (430mm x 311mm x 123mm) Mass: 22lbs (10kg) Both players are virtually identical in audio and video capabilities in that they play 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with HDCP 2.2 and BT2020 compatibility, regular and 3D Blu-ray, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, Audio CD; High Dynamic Range (HDR10), support for Dolby Vision (recent firmware update); dual HDMI outputs – HDMI 2.0 for UHD and HDMI 1.4 for audio; and an HDMI 2.0 input port for external streaming devices or set-top boxes and last, but not least, networking capability to stream from your NAS or external HDD loaded up with music and video files.
Those are a lot of capabilities all contained in one machine.
Our review of the new Oppo UDP-203 and UDP-205 UHD Blu-ray players focuses mainly on the audio capabilities, mostly because we don't have a HDR10 or Dolby Vision display at our disposal and quite frankly being an audio focused website, we're more into….audio.
Oppo once again teamed up with Media Tek to produce and manufacture a specialized 4K UHD Blu-ray decoder So C - the quad-core OP8591, which is said to offer the most advanced image decoding and processing technology available for 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and user-generated media formats.
After testing a variety of UHD players, I can tell you that both of the UDP players from Oppo have some of the quickest load times in the business.In addition, they are virtually silent when spinning a Blu-ray disc, which is something that can't be said with most inexpensive competitor players.Both Oppo players feel much more solid than the typical Ultra-HD Blu-ray player from competitors.I really commend Oppo for continuing to take their players up a notch in build quality with each new generation.Audio upgrades, to satiate the most discriminating audiophiles.The UDP-205 provides reference-level sound quality through the balanced analog outputs, improves the clock precision of the HDMI audio output, and increases the power of the built-in headphone amplifier to make it more capable of driving a wider assortment of high end headphones.By comparison, the UDP-203 has no headphone output.For the analog output stages, the UDP-205 utilizes two ES9038PRO DACs, which are the flagship of the ESS Sabre Pro series, delivering best-in-class audio performance.The UDP-203 uses a single 8-channel 32 bit DAC from AKM called the The UDP-205 features a high-stability, high-precision HDMI clock and a special HDMI audio jitter reduction circuit which is said to reduce jitter and eliminate timing errors on their secondary HDMI output that is dedicated for audio.Unfortunately, my Audio Precision test gear doesn't have the module to test jitter, but quite frankly I haven't found jitter be an issue in hardware since it was significantly improved in HDMI 1.3.I still don't doubt Oppo did something that is measurable as per their tech note, but I'm not sure it's something that translates to audibility.