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Oppo's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player is coming later this year

Engadget Engadget 22/09/2016 Richard Lawler
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Lately we've paid more attention to Oppo's mobile devices, but it's still the home of some well-regarded audio/video equipment. The company revealed its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player at CEDIA 2016 last week, and now is taking sign-ups for more information on its website. We don't have detailed specs for the UDP-203, but Oppo told Chris Heinonen that it would sell for $499. The pictures he took show dual-HDMI ports, two USB jacks, analog 7.1 audio output, RS-232 and Ethernet. HDTVTest, meanwhile, cites UK journalist John Archer reporting that he's been told the player will be available with a step-up UDP-205 model, and both will support Dolby Vision HDR.

So far, customers can choose from Samsung, Panasonic, RCA or Microsoft's Xbox One S (which unfortunately lacks bitstream audio capabilities necessary for Dolby Atmos), with Sony's first 4K-ready player due next year. We're still a bit shocked that the PS4 Pro isn't included in that group, but at least there will be one more option due in 2016, if this one ships on time.Oppo Digital, Chris Heinonen (Twitter)

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