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by Jay Garrett

1st July, 2018


What first seemed like a late April Fool’s prank, OPPO announced that they would cease production of their highly regarded disc players. True to their word, OPPO stated that they would continue offering support and this week a new firmware has been released.

The latest firmware update for both the UDP-203 and UDP-205 players not only brings additional functionality but also gives confidence to its customers who are invested in their latest players.

Sony Dolby Vision

With the latest firmware update both players now get Dolby Vision “Player-led processing” mode. This is great news for owners of the excellent Sony Dolby Vision TVs. Oppo has added “Dolby Vision” mode which can now be found under the HDR Setting menu. This enables the player to convert the output to Dolby Vision when possible.

Additionally, there is now a “Dolby Vision Processing” setting, which can also be under the HDR Setting menu. This setting allows you to choose whether Dolby Vision processing is handled mainly by the TV or the UDP-20x player.

UDP-205 and MQA

If you own the UDP-205 then there’s more great news for lovers of the MQA format. OPPO has now added MQA support via the USB DAC. More information about this can be found in the “USB DAC Firmware” section on the UDP-205 support page.

Also, there’s an “Up-Sample DAC Input” setting under the Audio Processing menu for the UDP-205.

These updates are naturally joined by general bug fixes and disc compatibility improvements based on recent and upcoming UHD Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted samples.

Hopefully, OPPO’s support will continue for a while, as promised.

More details can be found on Oppo’s firmware update page.


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StereoNET UK's Editor and Bass playing gadget junkie. He's captained the good ship GadgetyNews for over a decade, making low jargon high tech a very handy thing. His passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.

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Posted in: Home Theatre Visual
Tags: oppo  mqa  dolby vision