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    OPPO’s New UDP-20X Firmware Unlocks Dolby Vision Support On Sony's Latest TVs

    [​IMG] (July 2, 2018) OPPO Digital promised, now it’s delivering. This past weekend, the recently shuttered company gave its UDP-203/205 Sony TV customers a pre-July 4th treat by releasing a fairly significant firmware update.

    The firmware (version UDP-20X-60-0625) is OPPO’s second UDP-203/205 series release since announcing its intention to cease manufacturing operations in early April. According to release notes, OPPO is issuing “general fixes and disc compatibility improvements” for proper playback of known future 4K UHD Blu-ray releases. But, more importantly, the firmware makes UDP-203 and UDP-205 players fully compatible with Sony 4K TVs equipped with an X1 Extreme chipset. In fact, OPPO’s players are now only two of a handful of external playback devices capable of delivering Dolby Vision content to X1 Extreme TVs.

    In addition to Dolby Vision compatibility with Sony’s latest TVs, the firmware release is adding a “Dolby Vision” mode to the HDR settings menu, which will allow a player to automatically convert output to Dolby Vision when possible. Owners will also be able to control whether Dolby Vision processing is primarily handled by the player or by a television.

    The 60-0625 firmware update also adds MQA support via the USB DAC on UPD-205 players.

    OPPO says that owners running firmware version 42-0329 must install version 45-0605 before attempting this current firmware upgrade. Owners can perform all upgrades wirelessly via the Internet, or can download the BIN file and install it via a USB thumb drive or compact disc.

    Click here for the firmware’s direct product support page.
     
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    1. tripplej

      tripplej AV Enthusiast

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      Nice to see updates are still ongoing even when the product itself is no longer available. Great customer service. :)
       
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      For given below feature is it necessary to have Dolby Vision support on TV side ?
      "Added the “Dolby Vision Processing” setting under the HDR Setting menu. This setting allows customers to choose whether Dolby Vision processing is handled mainly by the TV or the UDP-20x player."

      Yes, your television will need to be compatible.
       
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      Agreed, surprising to see in this industry but not surprising from this company. Too bad OPPO can not find a way to remain viable and stick around. OPPO speakers, amps, AVRs...
       
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      And I have been playing with DV through the 203 and Sony's Z9

      It's been fun watching a 4K Blu with DV and then forcing the 203 to play it in HDR10 to see if there is any difference in PQ.

      Gives me something to do :)
       
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      I hope LG follows up with a similar update to enable my LG UBK90 to play Dolby Vision on my Sony XBR65X930E.
       
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      They tried. Headphones, wireless speaker, DACs, and headphone amps... The “Digital” wing of their company was obviously a weight around their neck.

      It’s curious that OPPO phones haven’t cracked the US market. But, Chinese market must be more than enough for them... much like another big name that’s popular here (Dirac). Dirac is branded on phones in China!
       
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      I have read that Oppo has a cell phone that can be charged from an empty phone to 100% charged in 35 minutes.
       

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