The Oppo UDP-203 is another entrant into the burgeoning 4K Blu-ray player market, and it arrives just before Christmas.

Oppo's first 4K Blu-ray player will cost £649 and go on sale in the UK this week, Oppo has confirmed to What Hi-Fi?.

"We are dispatching players to our retailers today," said a spokesperson for the company.

On Oppo's website, the UDP-203 is listed as being available to pre-order from Friday, but only in the US. 

The 203 plays UHD Blu-rays, regular Blu-rays, 3D, DVDs, DVD-Audio discs, SACDs and CDs. It also supports hi-res audio files, including FLAC, WAV, two-channel DSD256 and multichannel DSD64/128.

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HDR (high dynamic range) also comes as standard, as do two HDMI outputs, a 7.1 multichannel analogue output, and twin USB outputs.

The Oppo will face some stiff competition. We awarded the Panasonic DMP-UB900 five out of five in our review, and it's about £50 cheaper than the Oppo. We'll bring you a review of the UDP-203 as soon as we can.

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ellisdj's picture

Be Interesting to see first months sales figures of this unit

It seems expensive compared to the other players but I bet they sell out

manicm's picture

It's only 50 quid more

It's only 50 quid more expensive than the Panasonic.

Al ears's picture


If it's as good as the 105eu then I think ellisdj might be right.

jjbomber's picture


I think I'll wait for the 205D version. The 203 does look a bargain at that price compared to the Panny. We'll find out soon enough.

manicm's picture

A bargain? Why, because of

A bargain? Why, because of the Oppo badge? Remember the Panasonic has superlative picture quality. If the Oppo can match it on thus and provide hifi sound then I'd call it a bargain. This is a video player after all.

FunkyMonkey's picture

Does anyone remember when

Does anyone remember when Oppo first came to the UK? 

They were considered a bargain tech brand. They used to be budget priced but with performance to match, e.g. Denon. 

Somewhere along the line, I think when their first universal BD player came out, they went "upmarket".

I would never pay this much for a digital source player, but this player sure does play everything I would ever want. So respect for that. But £649. Pah.

manicm's picture

Well as stated before, it's

Well as stated before, it's only about 50 pounds more than the top-range Panasonic. If it can match its video prowess it would be a very good thing indeed.

f1only's picture

A bit more than £50 cheaper

A bit more than £50 cheaper it's £200 less for the Panasonic now selling at £449