Oppo launch the UDP-205 - Universal Player

Review - Oppo UDP-205

Oppo UDP-205

Oppo launch the UDP-205 - Universal Player
O ppo describe their top of the range Universal player, and at £1,399, the big brother to the award winning UDP-203 as a 4K Ultra HD Audiophile Blu-ray Disc Player. As well as Blu-ray disks the UDP-205 can play DVD, DVD-Audio, SACD and CD disks and function as a network streamer and even a standalone DAC. Sharing a huge feature set with the UDP-203, the 205 offers an improved DAC section, based around Dual ESS ES9038PRO Sabre Pro DACs as well as balanced outputs. As the flagship of the ESS SABRE PRO series, the ES9038PRO sets a new benchmark for audio excellence with its best in class 140 dB of dynamic range.

Audio format support has been expanded in the UDP-205 to multi-channel DSD64/128, as well as 192kHz/24-bit PCM used in high-resolution lossless formats such AIFF, ALAC, APE, FLAC and WAV. (DSD64 is played back in native mode or converted to PCM, DSD128 converted to PCM.)

The UDP-205 is able to play all universal disc formats, such as 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, DVD-Audio, SACD, and CD. It has extensive media format support such as MKV, AVI, MP4, WAV, FLAC, APE, DSD, etc. It also supports connected USB hard disks and thumb drives, and has the ability to access content from DLNA servers and SMB shares over the local network.

■ Key features for the Oppo UDP-205 are :-

• Reference Quality Video with HDR & Dolby Vision

• 4K UHD, Blu-ray, 3D, DVD, DVD-Audio, SACD and CD

• Dual ESS Technology ES9038PRO 32-bit HyperStream DACs for both stereo and 7.1 channel analogue audio.

• High-stability, high-precision HDMI clock and a special HDMI audio jitter reduction circuit.

• Asynchronous USB DAC input supports sample rates up to 768 kHz PCM and DSD 512.

• Dedicated Stereo Output with XLR Balanced Connectors and RCA single-ended connectors

• Advanced Image Processing Technology

• 4K UHD Blu-ray and Media Playback, including the HDR10 format.

• Support for Dolby Vision will be available in the future via a firmware upgrade.

• Upscaling lower resolution content such as 1080p to Ultra HD (4K) Resolution

• The UDP-205 also features advanced picture controls. Adjustments can be made to brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, and sharpness, allowing you to make adjustments to compensate for any limitations found in your other home theatre components, or merely to adjust the image to your own personal taste.

• Supports up to 4K@60 resolution with native 4:4:4 Colour Space

• The UDP-205 features support for all current SD, HD, and UHD resolutions, including 4K@60p, 4K@50p, 4K@30p, and 4K@24p using various colour spaces such as PC RGB, Video RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, 4:2:2, and 4:2:0.

• High Quality Metal Construction and Reinforced double-layered Chassis Structure


• Separate Toroidal Power Supplies for digital and analogue circuitry to eliminate interference

• Custom-Made 4K Loader

• Lossless Hi-res Audio decoding

• Support for the Latest Surround Formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio surround formats, and bit streaming the latest object-based surround formats, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

• Diversified Media Support

• High Resolution User Interface

• Easily Integrated into a Home Theatre System

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