Oppo UDP disc players get Sony Dolby Vision and MQA


Although we received the sad news that Oppo were ceasing to build their excellent UDP-20x disc players we are happy to announce that the latest firmware release adds some great functionality.

Having owned the UDP-203 and now happily installed the UDP-205 in to my life, it is tinged with sadness. I have had a long relationship with Oppo disc-spinners having also owned the BDP-103.

However, good news for UDP-20x owners; the latest firmware upgrade brings some additional loveliness. I’ve just updated my player through its Ethernet connection.

Oppo UDP-203 and UDP-205 firmware

UDP-203-top-front-hrFirstly, both players now get Dolby Vision “Player-led processing” mode. This is great news for owners who also possess one 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 a “Dolby Vision Processing” setting, also 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

UDP-205If you happen to own the UDP-205 then great news for lovers of the MQA format. Oppo has now added MQA support via the USB DAC. More information 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.

UDP-205 backThese updates are naturally also joined by general 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.