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    Got the player installed this afternoon. Same top-quality Oppo product that you would expect. I love how it allows you to strip the HDR metadata out and still send WCG to your display. Unfortunately, HDR is really hit or miss depending on the disc because some displays (like my JVC) don't do really well with the gamma because not all discs are mastered the same. For example, FOX discs are mastered for a 1000 Nit display, while Warner are for 4000 Nit displays, so discs from each studio need minor "tweaks" each time you pop the disc in to get the best picture output possible. By stripping the HDR out, this isn't an issue at all. You get great colors (WCG) and standard gamma output (16-235) video levels. That's a simple explanation of what's happening, but all told, the studios shouldn't have cheeped out and went with Dolby Vision, which has a much tighter spec than HDR10 does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Vaughn View Post
    Unfortunately, HDR is really hit or miss depending on the disc because some displays (like my JVC) don't do really well with the gamma because not all discs are mastered the same. For example, FOX discs are mastered for a 1000 Nit display, while Warner are for 4000 Nit displays, so discs from each studio need minor "tweaks" each time you pop the disc in to get the best picture output possible.
    Good to hear you have your in and it has the same outstanding build quality.
    I'll have to do some research on your statement, that I quoted. I haven't kept up with all the HDR specs since I have neither a display nor source that can handle it.

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    I'm still waiting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hifigramps View Post
    I'm still waiting.
    Have you decided on which display you are buying?

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    I'm getting an OLED for sure (65"). I'm just not sure if I'll buy this year's model or the new model in the late spring. It will depend on where pricing goes on the units. I'd like to spend no more than $2200 (including tax) on a 65" one, so hopefully my wait isn't too long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Vaughn View Post
    I was going to chime in with the exact same advice. My neighbor and I were just discussing the LG 65" OLED displays tonight...we both may be ordering them in January.

    Also, I'll have my Oppo tomorrow

    David,

    Are you looking at the 2017 version of the OLED65B6P?
    What is the 2017 model number you're considering?

    No $8,000 TV for you , unfortunately not for me either.
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    Richard,

    It will be announced at CES. I just want to see what it offers versus the 2016 models. If not a huge difference, I'll probably go with the 2016 model when the price drops.
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    I am doing the same thing (waiting). I can get the 65B6P for $2500 right now. When the new model is announced I hope the 2016 comes down to the $2000 range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Rainwater View Post
    The wait is over. I just received an email from Oppo that they are starting preorders for their highly-anticipated 4K Blu-ray player.



    The UPD-203 is the company's first 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray player. This player is also compatible with HDR discs and utilizes the new quad-core video processor the OP8591 which was designed in partnership with MediaTec. This processor is said to offer "the most advanced image decoding and processing technology available for 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and user generated media formats".

    On the audio side, this player has 7.1 analog audio outputs which are fed by "premium 32-bit DAC from AKM, the AK4458VN, which is an 8-channel DAC with support for formats such as 192 kHz / 32-bit PCM and multi-channel DSD64/128".

    There is a ton of information about the UDP-203 on its product page. OPPO UDP-203 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player

    Who's buying? I know David has already picked his out.
    Cool that they're going 32 bit audio. That's very slowly hitting the market.
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