Oppo Digital Blu-ray Disc Player

Last updated date: February 20, 2019

DWYM Score
8.5

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We looked at the top 1 DVD Players and dug through the reviews from 10 of the most popular review sites including CNET, Trusted Reviews, Sound And Vision, Pocket-lint, Consumer Reports, BestReviews, Tech Radar, Engadget, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, Home Theater Review and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best DVD Player you should buy.

Overall Take

Advanced image processing and high-resolution audio provide an incredible home theater experience. However, you'll pay for it. The Oppo Digital Blu-ray player sells for more than $1,000. This model also doesn't provide support for streaming, making it a better option for those who stream using other devices. In our analysis of 53 expert reviews, the OPPO Digital OPPO DIGITAL Blu-ray Disc Player placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note April 11, 2019:
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Expert Summarized Score
9.1
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.5
233 user reviews
Our Favorite Video 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

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.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Panasonic DVD player
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 5
2. Sony Blu-Ray Player
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 7
3. Oppo Digital Blu-ray Disc Player
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 10
4. LG Blu Ray Player
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 3
5. DBPOWER Kids DVD Player
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 2
6. Impecca DVD Player
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 6
7. Sony DVPSR210P DVD Player
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 3
8. Samsung Blu-Ray Player
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Panasonic Blu-Ray Disc & Streaming Player
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 3
10. Pioneer DVD Player
Overall Score: 7.2
Expert Reviews: 1

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.

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.

DYWM Fun Fact

Younger consumers may be surprised to learn that Netflix was founded as a DVD rental service. The goal was to make it easy for customers to rent movies over the internet, which was a relatively new concept at the time. Two software engineers founded the company in 1997, and in 1999, the company’s subscription model was introduced. For a monthly rate, you could get unlimited rentals each month, but you had to watch one, put it in the mail and have it scanned by the post office before another would ship to you. DVDs would arrive in a red envelope that could easily be resealed for returning the movie to the distribution center. In 2007, Netflix shifted its attention to online streaming, keeping the company relevant as DVDs gradually began to fade in popularity.

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. The Panasonic Multi Region DVD player offers full HD video streaming support, as well as an up-conversion option to present DVDs in 1080p. The Sony Blu-ray Player supports HDR10 and 4K UHD, as well as upscaling HD content to 4K. However, if you’re looking for the best 4K picture for Blu-ray DVDs, you can’t go wrong with the OPPO Digital Blu-ray Disc Player, which 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. The OPPO Digital Blu-ray Disc Player provides high-resolution audio, while the Panasonic Multi Region DVD player includes Dolby Digital Sound.
  • If you’ll be using your new DVD player to connect to streaming apps like Netflix, consider the Sony Blu-ray Player, which connects easily and at an extremely fast rate. It also allows users to rearrange the apps on their screen, and there’s a Netflix button available directly on the remote. The OPPO Digital Blu-ray Disc Player doesn’t provide support for streaming, so skip that model if that’s a priority for you.
  • One big benefit of the Panasonic Multi Region DVD player is its support for a wide range of DVD types. You can play both standard and rewriteable DVDs and CDs, regardless of the country where they originated.
  • DVD players range widely in price, with the Impecca DVD Player available for less than $50. The Panasonic Multi Region DVD player retails for between $50 and $100, while the Sony Blu-ray Player sells in the $200 range. Although it offers top-of-the-line quality, the OPPO Digital Blu-ray Disc Player comes at a premium price, typically on sale for more than $1,000.