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Old 11-15-2017, 08:43 PM
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Default Oppo UDP-203 on the way to compliment new Sony 4K television


I ordered an Oppo UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player direct from Oppo this morning. It will replace my Oppo BDP-95 in my living room. The UDP-203 will enhance my 4K video experience on my new Sony XBR65X900E 4K widescreen television that was installed in the living room on Monday.

I could not wait any longer to move up to a 4K television. In fact, I purchased a Sony XBR49X900E 4K UHD television for the bedroom. So out went the 52" 1080P in the living room, and the old 40" 720P in the bedroom all in one fell swoop. The 900E series of Sony XBR televisions are remarkable. Thanks to a full-array backlight and five times the dynamic range, the 900E series XBR televisions offers incredible contrast. And with the powerful performance of Sony's 4K High Dynamic Range X1 Processor these televisions take even non-HDR content to near 4K HDR quality. The 1080 signal from my DirecTV satellite receivers looks incredible, as does Netflix and Hulu. Thanks to the 120Hz refresh rate, motion is very clear as well. Full-array local dimming and boost deliver black levels that are deep, dark, and richly detailed. The black levels, lifelike clarity, and broad color pallet are much better than with edge lit monitors. I am loving these two new televisions.



Naturally, with a 4K monitor I needed to upgrade my Blu-ray player, especially the one in the living room. If the new Oppo UDP-203 meets my expectations I will add a second one to the bedroom for that 4K set. I decided not to go with the UDP-205 since I will not be using either location's setup for music. The 4K Blu-ray players are strictly dedicated to video. An Oppo tech that I spoke with this morning assured me both the UDP-203 and UDP-205 use the exact same video boards, processor, and transport.

Ordering the Oppo UDP-203 triggered me to order some 4K movies from Amazon. Those movies included the spectacular Planet Earth II in 4K Ultra HD. It is the perfect 4K demo disc.



For a friend of mine it was like Christmas in November yesterday. I delivered and installed my Sony 52" and 40" televisions in her home as a gift. She was thrilled to inherit these two televisions and it pleased Marlene and me to be able to make it happen.

Looking forward to the Oppo UDP-203 arriving next week from Oppo headquarters in Menlo Park, California. I am excited to have some true 4K content to display and a great 4K disc player to compliment the new 65" 4K television in the living room. I have a feeling there will be a second Oppo UDP-203 in the bedroom soon.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:02 PM
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Having just acquired an LG 4k TV, the same Oppo BDP-203 and that same 4K Blue Planet eye candy, I can confidently say that you will be very impressed Dan. Watching 1080P on 4k is nice but 4k on 4k is out of this world.
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In the mean time, you can find a bit of 4K content on Netflix, Amazon, etc. Great but still not the equal of 4k from Oppo.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:14 PM
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Congratulations Dan!! Nothing better than a little bit of eye candy.

This might take away some listening sessions for awhile.
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Serge.......I am definitely excited to play some true 4K content with the UDP-203 on the new Sony in the living room. I'll have to search out the 4K content on Netflix. Thanks.
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Congratulations Dan!! Nothing better than a little bit of eye candy.

This might take away some listening sessions for awhile.
Paul.......It already has cut into my music listening time. No complaints.
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Serge.......I am definitely excited to play some true 4K content with the UDP-203 on the new Sony in the living room. I'll have to search out the 4K content on Netflix. Thanks.
Sure, just search for 4k and UHD
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Dan, don't be quick to replace that HDMI cable the BDP-203 comes with. Old habits die hard, I bough an audioquest chocolate HDMI cable for $145 and guess which HDMI cable is back on the 203?
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Serge.......Appreciate the heads up. Oppo specifically states on their website that the UDP-203 and UDP-205 come with a high quality HDMI cable. I made a mental note of that when I read it because you rarely see statements like that from a manufacturer.
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Serge.......Appreciate the heads up. Oppo specifically states on their website that the UDP-203 and UDP-205 come with a high quality HDMI cable. I made a mental note of that when I read it because you rarely see statements like that from a manufacturer.
That's an understatement. I'm sure there is better but the Audioquest Chocolate does not come even close. Spending much more than $200 on an HDMI is not something I am even going to explore.
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