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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 Ł599 in the UK.

- Source: Oppo via AVforums



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