Oppo Digital Blu-ray Disc Player

Last updated date: June 16, 2021

DWYM Score

8.4

Oppo Digital Blu-ray Disc Player

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We looked at the top DVD Players and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best DVD Player you should buy.

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Overall Take

Advanced image processing and high-resolution audio provide an incredible home theater experience with this player.


In our analysis of 43 expert reviews, the OPPO DIGITAL Blu-ray Disc Player placed 15th when we looked at the top 23 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The New Standard in Home Theater - The OPPO UDP-203 provides an unmatched A/V experience to home theater enthusiasts. Drawing from over a decade's worth of experience in advanced image processing technology and high fidelity audio performance, the UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player is the ideal source to complete the ultimate home theater and sound room.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.1
10 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.5
233 user reviews

What experts liked

The Oppo UDP-203 is a well-built, premium 4K Blu-ray player and the first to support Dolby Vision disc playback. Connectivity is superb, with a full 7.1 analog output and even an HDMI input for connecting streaming players. Video and audio quality is excellent.
- CNET
July 1, 2017 | Full review
The best 4K Blu-ray picture quality yet,Good sound and build quality,Dolby Vision coming soon
- Trusted Reviews
February 28, 2017 | Full review
Outstanding overall performance, Detailed info screen , Plays virtually everything
- Sound And Vision
April 14, 2017 | Full review
The all-round best 4K Ultra HD picture quality around, Dolby Vision support, Lots of handy features for serious cinephiles, Beautiful build quality Extensive audio support
- Pocket-lint
February 23, 2017 | Full review
4K UHD Disc playback, 4K video up-scaling of HD content, Built-in Wi-Fi, Has WPS feature for quick Wi-Fi setup, 2 HDMI outputs, 1 HDMI input, Plays SACD discs, Plays DVD-Audio discs, Console has PLAY, PAUSE, STOP and SKIP buttons, Console display is highly informative, Menu is highly intuitive and easy to us, Interacting with the players menu options is very easy. Remote has backlit buttons which are motion activated Has RS232C port,Has trigger in/out ports.
- Consumer Reports
Supports every audio and video format available, including Dolby Vision and lossless audio formats. Oppo's upscaling makes older content look incredible.
- BestReviews
January 1, 2019 | Full review
Amazing picture and audio quality, Support for huge range of discs and formats, Great build quality, Built-in Wi-Fi, Fast loading
- Tech Radar
February 1, 2017 | Full review
If you want even better looking upscaling of DVD and Blu-ray discs, or want Dolby Vision support and are willing to pay for it, the Oppo UDP-203 is the best 4K Blu-ray player available. It outdoes the competition by scaling lower-resolution video with fewer artifacts.
- Engadget
February 23, 2018 | Full review
The player has an attractive brushed aluminum face plate with the disc drawer and LCD readout in the center.
- Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
May 3, 2017 | Full review
The UDP-203 supports the HDR10 High Dynamic Range format and can pass up to 12-bit color and the BT.2020 color space.
- Home Theater Review
January 2, 2017 | Full review

What experts didn't like

The player is expensive and defiantly free of built-in streaming features. Picture performance isn't readily distinguishable from players at half the price.
- CNET
July 1, 2017 | Full review
Expensive, No built-in online streaming apps, High audio lag and no HDR on HDMI input
- Trusted Reviews
February 28, 2017 | Full review
No headphone output and No support for HDCD
- Sound And Vision
April 14, 2017 | Full review
It’s expensive, Panasonic’s cheaper UB900 beats it in a trio of performance areas, No app support
- Pocket-lint
February 23, 2017 | Full review
Console PLAY button doesn't work as ENTER button, so you may not be able to play some discs without the remote and Lacks any streaming services
- Consumer Reports
Oppo's hardware is generally 4 times as expensive as the nearest competitor
- BestReviews
January 1, 2019 | Full review
Expensive, No streaming apps, Some features may be superfluous for regular users
- Tech Radar
February 1, 2017 | Full review
It lacks any streaming service support, so you'll need an additional 4K media player in your system.
- Engadget
February 23, 2018 | Full review
The keys are large and spread apart so there will be little worry of hitting the incorrect one.
- Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
May 3, 2017 | Full review
The UDP-203 does not include streaming services like Netflix, VUDU, YouTube, Pandora, and Rhapsody.
- Home Theater Review
January 2, 2017 | Full review

Our Expert Consultant

Molly Thornberg   
Technology and parenting blogger

Molly Thornberg is a professional writer, creative and mom to four kids, living her best life outside of Dallas, Texas. With a love for all things tech, she is passionate about helping parents raise kids in the digital age. She writes about technology, parenting and humor on her blog Digital Mom Blog.

An Overview On DVD Players

Although many consumers have given up DVD players in favor of solely streaming, true movie buffs still like to collect DVDs. There’s something about having all your movies displayed on a shelf. But even among the many cord cutters, DVD players have their benefits. Since some have streaming capabilities, they’re a handy way to access apps like Netflix and Hulu while also being around in case you ever want to rent a Redbox.

“While streaming movies and television have taken over our TVs, there is still a need for DVD players,” says our technology expert Molly Thornberg, the brains behind the parenting and technology site, Digital Mom Blog. Chances are you still have DVDs in your TV cabinet, or maybe your wedding video is on DVD.”

Today’s DVD players not only build in streaming capabilities, but they also let you play CDs. But not all players include this functionality, so it’s important to determine exactly what you plan to do before you start shopping. Some DVD players support multiple formats as well. So if you think you’ll be watching DVD-Rs or discs from other countries, you’ll need to look for a player with this type of compatibility.

For everyone, though, video and audio quality is typically a top priority. If you’ve tried to use an older DVD player with newer TVs, you may have noticed that it failed to offer the latest high-definition technology. Make sure it supports HD video streaming and, for best results, rent and buy Blu-ray versions of the movies you want to see. If you have surround sound, look for a DVD player that supports Dolby Digital Sound to ensure you get the full experience.

For some modern consumers, streaming is a prime feature when shopping for a DVD player. You may already have a device that helps you with that and, if so, it won’t be a consideration. However, if it is important, you’ll notice that not all DVD players include streaming as a feature. Of those that do, some make it easier than others. Look for features like a Netflix button on the remote and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, which make it easy to perform a task that will likely become part of your daily life.

Thornberg also notes that some DVD players can support upconverting, which means they can convert standard definition video to a higher resolution, aka taking that SD video and making it compatible with your HDTV.  She also notes that some DVD players are equipped with card readers, which is a handy feature for looking at family photos or home movies.

The DVD Player Buying Guide

  • If you have an Ultra-HD TV, you’ll need to look for a DVD player that can handle it. Consider a model that offers full HD video streaming support, as well as an up-conversion option to present DVDs in 1080p. If you’re looking for the best 4K picture for Blu-ray DVDs, you can’t go wrong with a disc player that uses advanced image processing to bring top-notch video to your home screen.
  • Sound is another consideration, especially if you want the true home theater experience. Some models provide high-resolution audio, while others include Dolby Digital Sound.
  • If you’ll be using your new DVD player to connect to streaming apps like Netflix, consider a player that connects easily and at an extremely fast rate. You also want it to allow users to rearrange the apps on their screen.
  • Consider a DVD player that offers support for a wide range of DVD types. With this type of player, you can play both standard and rewriteable DVDs and CDs, regardless of the country where they originated.
  • DVD players range widely in price depending on their features. No matter your budget, you’re sure to find one that’s right for you and your needs.