While Oppo today is more known for their mid-range Android devices, the company used to be more well known as a vendor of high quality Blu-ray players. And when we say high quality, we mean they made some of the absolute best Blu-ray players on the market. Now it seems they’re back for more with their latest device, the UDP-205.
The UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player comes at a fairly high price of $1,399, but it’s for a good reason. With dual ES9038PRO DACs, HDMI audio jitter reduction circuit, and support for both XLR and RCA connectors, the UDP-205 sports some incredible audio capabilities.
Moving on, the actual video playback features are much simpler with HDR10 support, Dolby Vision (coming via software update), 4K upscaling for older content and support for a wide range of formats from 4K Blu-rays to audio CDs. These are all features that can be found on cheaper players, which is concerning.
The UDP-205 is clearly not built for the average consumer, what with its high price tag and impressive audio capabilities. It’s more tailored towards the needs of audiophiles and audio playback, which seems like an odd choice for a Blu-ray player. What are your thoughts on the UDP-205? Tell us down in the comments below.