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post #1 of 27 Old 01-03-17, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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I currently own the Oppo 103d. Does the 203 have an advantage over the 103d if I don't have a 4k tv?

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post #2 of 27 Old 01-03-17, 10:00 PM
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Quoting this post over on avsforum:

You get better format support from the HDMI Input, including the lossless Bitstreams and 4K video input.

You get Gigabit Ethernet, and USB 3 ports (2x, plus 1x USB 2)

You get Wifi built-in: No more dongle taking up space and a USB port

You get a faster processor

You get a motion sensitive Remote: No need to press a button to get it to light up

You get a 2nd HDMI output that does not carry moving video (it is single frame black -- there must be a video signal of some sort to carry HDMI audio)

You get Trigger In/Out sockets

You get an Optical IR Sensor on the rear (use an emitter tab or blaster in your cabinet), rather than a wired socket.

You get Extended Info display of Media formats and HDMI output formats

You get playback of DSD128 media files

You get an improved DAC for the Analog outputs

You get Closed Captions support (for older discs that have Closed Captions instead of Subtitles)

You get Text to Speech support for when navigating the Setup menu

And of course you get UHD w/ HDR media support

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If it matters to you, Cinavia is active with network and USB playback on the 203 from what I understand.

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Re: Oppo 203

The 203 sounds really nice if they have problem issues worked out. Still waiting for the 205, it should be killer.
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The disappointment for me is they did away with apps on the 203. I guess Roku stick will take care of that.

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The disappointment for me is they did away with apps on the 203. I guess Roku stick will take care of that.

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I read that they did that to make the unit perform better...less apps = faster?
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Re: Oppo 203

thanks redsandvb, for those specs. information on the Oppo 203 that's a Giant step over the 103, in addition to getting rid of the Apps I love it,

I did own a 103 which I sold a few months ago my main gripe was with the Apps and the player keep freezing up at least once per month I had to call Oppo two times to get an escape plan, and as "Ron" suggested with the Apps absent in the new Gens it should really speed up things, I'm looking to visit Oppo again but I'm watching and reading a little longer

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thanks redsandvb, for those specs. information on the Oppo 203 that's a Giant step over the 103, in addition to getting rid of the Apps I love it,

I did own a 103 which I sold a few months ago my main gripe was with the Apps and the player keep freezing up at least once per month I had to call Oppo two times to get an escape plan, and as "Ron" suggested with the Apps absent in the new Gens it should really speed up things, I'm looking to visit Oppo again but I'm watching and reading a little longer
That's the first I've ever heard of an actual owner complain of an older Oppo player. I've been following the Oppo 203 thread over at AVS and many owners are complaining that it was rushed to market too soon. My Samsung is cheap plastic but I never have had it freeze up on me. I would think they'll get the bugs worked out with firmware updates but until they do I'll be sticking with the k8500.
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Yeah, I'm betting Oppo gets the bugs squashed eventually.

As for me, I don't have a UHD TV yet so don't need to pick up a 203 just yet. In fact, I just picked up a used 103D. Only problem for me is that some studios are keeping the Atmos audio for their UHD discs and leaving their standard BDs with TrueHD or DTS MA
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That's the first I've ever heard of an actual owner complain of an older Oppo player..
I bought mine with the (RUKO streaming stick 3400m that must use the HML/HDMI port on the front panel with the WIFI dongle thingy) and that maybe the culprit amongst other issues, either way, I wasn't happy with it

I'll take a peep over by AVS and see what they are saying about the Oppo 203

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I should have my Oppo 203 on this coming Tuesday.

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