Dolby Vision Support is Now Available on OPPO Ultra HD Blu-ray Players
(June 6, 2017) OPPO Digital has officially announced the availability of a highly anticipated feature on its UPD-203 and UDP-205 Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc players: Dolby Vision. Today, the company issued a statement saying the technology is included on a new firmware upgrade, making both models the first players on the market to be Dolby Vision compatible.
Dolby Vision is the industry’s most powerful version of HDR to date, capable of delivering greater brightness and contrast, in addition to more colors. The tech is proving to be the preferred HDR mastering workflow for major studios, and the addition of Dolby Vision on OPPO 4K players allows enthusiasts to experience more 4K content as it is intended to be viewed.
“The addition of the OPPO Blu-ray player to the Dolby Vision ecosystem is a major milestone that will provide expanded choice and accessibility for consumers,” said Roland Vlaicu, Vice President, Consumer Entertainment Group, Dolby Laboratories. “With Ultra HD Blu-ray, we are able to scale faster to meet the growing demand for Dolby Vision content globally.”
OPPO’s wildly popular UDP-203 and UDP-205 4K Blu-ray players support a wide array of disc formats, including 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays, standard Blu-rays, and DVDs. Prior to this current firmware update, the players carried the ability to support HDR10 and Wide Color Gamut found on 4K discs. OPPO, however, developed the players with Dolby Vision in mind, and included the necessary onboard hardware to implement the technology at a later date.
“Delivering reference picture quality and a premium viewing experience has always been the core mission of OPPO’s disc player products. We are thrilled to work with Dolby to incorporate Dolby Vision into our UHD disc players,” said Jason Liao, CTO of OPPO Digital. “The home theater experience is even more lifelike and engaging with the astonishing brightness, contrast, and color provided by Dolby Vision.”
Current owners of UDP-203 and UDP-205 models can choose to download the update direct to their players via Wi-Fi. Alternatively, the update is available through the company’s website or on a firmware CD (available upon request).
AV NIRVANA is just days away from publishing a full review of the UDP-205, so be sure to check-in and read how OPPO’s new reference standard performs!
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