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Subject: Re: Blu-ray, hi-rez, etc.
From: Jason Victor Serinus <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Jason Victor Serinus <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 7 Jul 2017 14:40:28 -0700

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The brand new Oppos are the UDP-205 audiophile edition, and the UDP-203 4K.  It's the latter that you refer to. A major
difference between the two is improved sound quality. Unfortunately, I have
not either, and cannot offer an informed opinion as to the differences.

Video, alas, is not my area of expertise. Audiophiles in general gravitate
toward Oppo because they pack so many formats into one package. It is also
possible to feed hi-rez audio from this player to an external DAC using
html. (I don't know the details of how to do this, but I will eventually
learn). But if one is looking for Blu-ray only, rather than a multi-format
player that can handle multiple formats (CD, SACD, computer audio,
streaming, even DVD-A), I'm sure there are tons of options. Just be sure to
check the sound quality before buying.

There are, of course, any number of online reviewing sites that cover
Blu-ray players. Perhaps you can pop this question in some of those. I'd
also suggest checking out Sound & Vision, one of Stereophile's sister
publications, because its video reviewers care about sound quality.

Hope this helps,

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On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 2:24 PM, Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Private:
> Jason,
> Thanks so much for your expert input.  At the risk of sounding cheap, I
> have a further
> question.  The Oppo you mentioned is priced at $549 on Amazon.  Are there
> any good Blu-ray
> players you could recommend that are not as pricey?
> Thanks.
> Max

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