Oppo UDP-203

Oppo UDP-203 could be first UHD BD player to support Dolby Vision

22 Sep 2016 | Rasmus Larsen |

This is what we call a positive surprise. Oppo’s first Ultra HD Blu-ray player – the one we reported on last week – could become the first player to support Dolby Vision. It is technically capable but Oppo is currently awaiting certification from Dolby, according to AVforums.

Dolby Vision on UHD Blu-ray

UDP-203 is Oppo’s first Ultra HD Blu-ray player. We first heard about it last week and yesterday Oppo hosted a briefing for the press in the UK. UDP-203 will be joined by a higher-end UDP-205 later and both are technically capable of supporting both HDR10 and Dolby Vision.

Oppo explains that it is using a customized chip developed by MediaTek (the quad-core OP8591) to enable support for both HDR formats. However, Oppo is still awaiting certification from Dolby. The company is hoping to add support with a firmware update before the end of this year but it will take some effort so the timeline could change.

Oppo UDP-203


MediaTek is also developing system chips for certain Smart TVs, including all Android TVs. FlatpanelsHD has learned that next year’s MediaTek SoC (system-on-chip) for Android TV will support Dolby Vision, which should help expand support for Dolby’s flavor of HDR to more TVs.

For more information on the Oppo UDP-203 see our article from last week. The first Dolby Vision UHD Blu-ray discs are reportedly coming in 2017.

Also read our Dolby Vision FAQ

Oppo UDP-203 is expected to launch later this year for $499 in the US and £599 in the UK.

- Source: Oppo via AVforums



Share on:


Latest news

Element Roku TV

Element will launch its first Roku TV this month

17 Nov 2017 | Rasmus Larsen |
Vimeo HDR

Vimeo now supports HDR video and 8K resolution

17 Nov 2017 | Rasmus Larsen |
Xbox One X

Update: Microsoft releases fix for Blu-ray issues on Xbox One X, One S

14 Nov 2017 | Rasmus Larsen |
Philips TV

Roku's platform comes to Philips TVs in the US

16 Nov 2017 | Rasmus Larsen |
Toshiba TV

Hisense acquires Toshiba TV division

15 Nov 2017 | Rasmus Larsen |
Switch Hulu

Hulu arrives on Nintendo Switch

15 Nov 2017 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung Q9

Samsung may reintroduce FALD LCD TVs in 2018, hints trademark listing

14 Nov 2017 | Rasmus Larsen |
Lord of the Rings

Amazon announces 'The Lord of the Rings' TV series

14 Nov 2017 | Rasmus Larsen |