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Oppo UDP-205

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi®

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Our take on the Oppo UDP-205

I have a lot to say about the Oppo UDP-205 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. But in many ways, this 22-pound beast of a machine speaks for itself. If you want to maximize the picture on your 4K Ultra HD TV picture and the sound in your high-end home theater, it is hard to look past this heavy-duty, state-of-the-art player. 

The best 4K picture meets high-resolution sound

I have a lot to say about the Oppo UDP-205 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. But in many ways, this 22-pound beast of a machine speaks for itself. If you want to maximize the picture on your 4K Ultra HD TV picture and the sound in your high-end home theater, it is hard to look past this heavy-duty, state-of-the-art player. 

This model offers the same top-of-the line video performance you get from Oppo's UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player — a bona fide customer favorite. But you also get several more connection options and a super-premium audio experience. 

Built like a tank

The first thing you notice about the Oppo UDP-205 is the sheer size. It features a double-layered metal chassis with a brushed aluminum front panel, and it sits on a solid foundation of four machined metal feet. This practically eliminates vibration to keep the player's internal circuitry safe and its audio performance uncompromised.  

Inside the Oppo UDP-205

A look at the advanced circuitry and hefty power supply found inside the Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player.

Pure power and "fan-less" ventilation

A look under the hood shows why the vitals are worth protecting. Oppo has separated the power supplies for the digital and analog circuitry to avoid any signal interference. See that huge hockey-puck-shaped part? That's a custom-built toroidal transformer that provides clean power to the analog audio circuitry.

With all that extra power, you might be worried about overheating. Don't fret. Oppo's engineers have strategically designed the ventilation system so that the internal components stay cool — without the use of a noisy fan.  

Perhaps the best 4K video processor available

The Oppo UDP-205 Oppo uses the same customized quad-core 4K video decoder/processor as the UDP-203. You'll be able to take full advantage of all the 3840 x 2160 pixels offered by 4K Blu-ray, along with the extended color range that makes the best 4K images look so rich and gorgeous. There's also a higher level of fine-tuning and tweaking available than with other 4K players, so you have full control over the picture on your screen.

That special image processor can also make standard Blu-ray discs and DVDs look much better, too. There's even a 4K-ready HDMI input for your Apple® TV, Roku Premiere, or cable/satellite box.

Ready for current and future HDR standards

Ultra HD Blu-ray discs with HDR (High Dynamic Range) offer the best picture available today. HDR allows compatible TVs to display extremely bright and dark black picture content together within the same image. It's incredibly striking. 

Now, not all 4K Blu-ray movies offer HDR, but the Oppo UDP-205 is ready for any that do. The player not only supports the required HDR 10 format, but will also support the more sophisticated Dolby Vision™ format. This dynamic system can adjust brightness and color levels on a scene-by-scene basis.

A top-of-the-line music player

Two 8-channel ESS Sabre Pro DACs help ensure your tunes sound their best, whether high-resolution downloads or lesser-quality music files. These DACs are even better than the one used in the UDP-203 — which is certainly no slouch itself when it comes to audio. 

For music, you can play CDs or SACDs, connect a hard drive or thumb drive to one of three USB ports, or play tunes from a networked computer or music server. You can even connect your laptop to the asynchronous USB Type-B input to bypass the computer's internal DAC.

Back panel of Oppo UDP-205

Along with the outputs, Oppo included several digital inputs — optical, coaxial, USB type B, and HDMI.

Why we're big Oppo fans

Oppo is not exactly a household name, but the company is well-known among audiophiles and serious music fans. Crutchfield Editor — and local guitar legend — Charlie Pastorfield told me that adding an Oppo Blu-ray player to his home system "really dialed in the stereo imaging.” 

"You know the 60's band The Left Banke?" he said, "I've listened to their CD a lot, but when I popped it in the Oppo, the lead singer sounded as if he was standing dead-center in front of me...really focused."

He also noticed new details on recordings he'd heard several times over the years:

“I have this Moby Grape live album,” he said, “and after one of the songs, the entire band lets out this big laugh. I figured it was an inside joke that didn't get picked up on mic. Well, I'm playing the CD on the Oppo, and I can hear the drummer drop his stick on the rim. It makes the faintest of "clanking" sounds. Then — for the first time — I hear him yell out a curse word. I laughed right along with the band.” 

Product Highlights:

  • plays Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, 3D and standard Blu-ray discs, SACDs, DVD-Audio, DVDs, CDs and rewriteable discs
  • full 4K resolution video for use with Ultra HD TVs
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) for extended picture contrast and brightness on compatible TVs
  • built-in Wi-Fi for streaming video and music from networked storage devices or computers
Audio Performance Features:
  • double-layered metal chassis and brushed aluminum front panel
    • rigid foundation and stable, machined feet help cancel vibration
    • strategically designed and stress-tested "fan-less" ventilation system keeps internal circuitry cool
  • two 8-channel ESS Sabre Pro DAC (ES9038PRO) 32-bit audio digital-to-analog converters with jitter reduction
  • asynchronous USB Type B input for bypassing your computer's internal DAC
  • separate power supplies for analog and digital circuitry
    • custom-built toroidal power supply provides clean, robust power to analog audio circuitry
  • built-in high-performance headphone amplifier connected directly to ESS Sabre Pro DAC
  • high-precision HDMI clock for audio jitter reduction (on audio-only HDMI output)
  • balanced XLR outputs for connecting to high-performance amplifiers
Audio/Video Playback Features:
  • customized MediaTek quad-core video processor for enhanced picture with wide color range
  • video upconversion for standard Blu-ray, DVD, and digital sources (HDMI only)
  • selectable video resolution up to 3840 x 2160 pixels
    • 4K video upscaling for standard Blu-ray and DVDs
    • supports lower resolutions when used with non-4K TVs
  • HDR formats:
    • supports HDR10 format and Dolby Vision™
  • built-in audio decoding for Dolby® Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS®, and DTS-HD Master Audio
    • can pass Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtracks when HDMI output is set to "bitstream"
  • plays high-resolution digital music via USB storage device or networked device
    • up to 32-bit/192kHz resolution PCM and native multi-channel DSD
Connections & General Info:
  • HDMI 2.0 input for Apple® TV or 4K streaming devices like the Roku Premiere or Chromecast Ultra
    • supports HDR-10 pass-through with firmware update
  • 2 HDMI outputs for separating audio and video signals:
    • HDMI video output is HDMI 2.0a (connected 4K TV and/or receiver must have an HDCP 2.2-compatible HDMI input to view 4K content, and must have HDMI 2.0a to support HDR)
    • HDMI 1.4 audio output (does not output video signal) with high-precision HDMI clock for audio jitter reduction
  • audio outputs include stereo (RCA and balanced XLR), 7.1-channel RCA, and optical and coaxial digital
    • 7.1 analog output can be down-mixed as a Zone 2 stereo source
  • 3 digital audio inputs (optical, coaxial and USB Type B)
  • 3 USB 3.0 Type A ports (1 front and 2 rear) for photo/video/music from USB thumb drive or external hard drive
  • Ethernet port for wired network connection
  • RS-232C port for automated control systems
  • illuminated remote control
  • 6-foot high-speed HDMI cable
  • detachable power cord
  • 16-15/16"W x 4-15/16"H x 12-1/8"D
  • weight: 22 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • this player accepts Region A Blu-ray discs and Region 1 DVDs
  • does not support video streaming apps like Netflix®, Amazon Instant®, Hulu®, or YouTube®

What's in the Box:

  • Blu-ray player
  • 63" AC power cord
  • Remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 69" HDMI cable
  • User Manual

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Does it all exceptionally well and built like a tank. My second OPPO and probably my last.

Marvin, Hallandle Bch, FL


Oppo UDP-205 Reviews

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(54 Reviews)

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Marvin from Hallandle Bch, FL on 3/18/2018

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Does it all exceptionally well and built like a tank. My second OPPO and probably my last.

Pros: Sturdy metal chassis, exceptional dual Dacs, beautiful detailed audio, exceptional saturated video including Dolby Atmos and 4K. Look no further, OPPO UDP 205 does it all.

Cons: No Bluetooth OUT for wireless headphones but can connect separate Bluetooth transmitter to rear HDMI out.

Love It!

Stephen from Bakersfield, CA on 3/15/2018

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I am really enjoying the UDP-205. I have a lot of surround sound music on DVD-A and Blu-Ray. This replaces a lower end Sony Blu-Ray (which I hated- it acted up all the time); and a very nice Denon DVD-A player. I am hearing details in the music that weren't there before, and the spatial separation is amazing. Mainly purchased for the music specs. I can't enjoy the full video capabilities yet, as I have an older TV, which I will upgrade eventually. The user manual is great! , really explains how to set the unit up. The motion sensitive lighting on the remote is a nice touch. Excellent packaging from OPPO - a box within a box, and foam inserts to protect the unit, which is good, because the third outer shipping box was pretty torn up. I used the HDMI input for my Roku, and there was a problem with the audio syncing. I downloaded the available updates, and the problem was solved.

Pros: Great sound, excellent user manual, really like the motion sensitive lighting on the remote

Cons: High price, but you get what you pay for

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Anonymous from Elk Grove, CA on 2/19/2018

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I've been wanting to add this unit to my system for years. Now that I've finally purchased one and incorporated it into my home theatre/2-channel stereo system, this Oppo has exceeded my expectations! It is truly a high end, jack of many trades unit. Worth every penney!



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Anonymous from Rancho Cordova, CA on 2/12/2018

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I replaced an OPPO BDP 105 so I am familiar. I am still using my 105 but in my garage now with amp and speakers. The Dolby Vision is excellent. My audio is analog into GE speakers with 4 REL subs. Music heaven. Really like working with Crutchfield.




CLARK E. from Pekin, IL on 2/11/2018

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Cons: NONE

Are you kidding???

bud52 from Spokane, WA on 2/6/2018

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WOW!!! What the heck is going on? I was excited, after reading every review out there, two or three times. I hope the Oppo UDP-205 is as good as advertised. Look after being an audio fool for near 40 years. I am sick of hifi! I have a modest two channel AV System. The AV System is OLD School Krell based: KRC 2, KSA 80 with Infinity Composition Prelude P-FR loudspeakers. Yamaha sw160s. I am embarrassed to say, I was driving this system with an old SACD capable Sony Blu-Ray player. I am not going to the attic to honor the Sony with it's model#. Even though, I preferred the Sony to my my Oppo 103. So that has been the state of things. Though, I do have an OLDER School modded Dyna st35 Jolida pre with JBL 375,Bullet,15"Woofer. Many thing have come and gone. I miss my Krell KSA 50 most. I don't miss tube rolling tiny triodes. My eyes can't stand it and my ears are to tired to be fatigued. Then, enters... THE True LIFE CHANGER! I can't remember anything sounding this way. Allow me to explain: DETAIL without etch. Little tiny pieces in space. Things that are substantial. BASS profundo Impact : ) OH my IMAGE. This is where I worship. I hear people all OVER, some Above the mantle. Truly, the walls disappear. Look, I have never heard bass image all over, tight and LOW. Stop that. I am a bottom end listener. What's so difficult to describe is that after about 3 weeks of daily listening the sound continues to improve and impress. I do wish it would stream NEXTFLIX 4K

Pros: Wanna date Nicki Minaj? Here she is; Bass, Slam, Dynamics, Impact, Groove, Rhythm. Wanna see the image with your eyes open? With the lights on? Wanna touch and feel the detail?

Cons: No Netflix 4k Ultra Streaming, No visual evidence of MQA processing.

Great Sound for Stereo Music

Donald from Redwood City, CA on 2/5/2018

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I used Oppo UDP-205 mainly for two channel music playback. I have a large collections of CDs and my 20 year old CD player sounded tired even though it was an audiophile combo of a transport and DAC system that costs 6 times more than the Oppo. I have to say the Oppo wins hands down in every aspect of the music playback. I was especially impressed by its bass definition and overall clarity. I also download the App to play IPhone music and using it as a remote control. The sound was a level below the CD but is still enjoyable. The best sound came from my SACD collections; the Oppo was right-up there with the best. Highly recommended.

Pros: Audiophile level of music play back at a reasonable cost.

Cons: It needs to use a monitor to show all the different functions of the players.

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PHILIP from Honolulu, HI on 2/2/2018

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I've owned the 205 for nearly a month now and use exclusively to play HD music which I download from HDtracks and 7Digital plus SACD and DVD Audio discs. The unit handles all these formats smoothly with no issues so far. I no longer need a separate DAC I've used for the past 2 years, since the 205 has one built in. This saves cabinet space and the extra cable hook ups as well. At this price point, it may not be for everyone, but if you're into serious audio, the 205 may be your answer.



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Rick from Schenectady, NY on 2/1/2018

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Video is awesome. Audio quality is outstanding. When you start to unbox this player, you know you have something special. Highly Recommend. Also, Crutchfield is A+ . Thank You

Pros: Everything about this item is 5 star rating

Cons: NONE

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Anonymous from Highlands Ranch, CO on 1/27/2018

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Great build quality along with exceptional video and audio performance. Highly recommended.



it rocks!

steven from Knoxville, TN on 1/21/2018

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as with all the opposition equipment I've owned before, it rocks. best value for the money for true av purchasers



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Mark from Chicago Ridge, IL on 1/11/2018

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Very happy with my Oppo, it does everything I need it to and sounds great. My reason for writing this review isn't to rave about how great the Oppo is, but rather to point out and compliment Crtuchfield's excellent Customer Service. I had a problem with my unit, it would only intermittently read blue ray discs and load times were longer than they should have been with DVD's and CD's. I suspect the optical sensor(s) might have been knocked of out alignment during shipping. I called and talked to customer service first, then tech support. They were delightfully pleasant and professional, and in the end they determined I would need to return my unit. Another unit was shipped that very same day and arrived 2 days later. I did not have to return my unit before Crutchfield sent the replacement, and they sent me a UPS return label for the one I had. The whole process was a breeze. The replacement unit works flawlessly. I will definitely consider Crutchfield first for future purchases.




Jon from Charleston, SC on 1/9/2018

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The picture and audio quality is just stunning. Could not be happier. The packaging is first-rate, almost as good as an Apple product. I upgraded from an Oppo BPD-95 and the differences are huge.

Pros: Picture Quality Sound Quality Ease of use

Cons: None I have found, and I am looking hard!


F from Sunnyside, NY on 1/3/2018

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One of the best bluray player

Pros: Stereo board

Cons: the dac is not considering a high end

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TIMOTHY R. from Bayamon, PR on 12/29/2017

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Great buy, not perfect.

Greg from Mcdonough, GA on 12/24/2017

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This is an outstanding unit but not perfect. I upgraded from the BDP-103 and the difference in performance for audio alone is worth the price, particularly for cd playback, which is astounding with the 205. Versatility in connection method is one of the high points of the player, as anyone considering the unit will know, and the dedicated two-channel analog output is brilliant. The menus are excellent and the build quality of the unit is first rate, although it's a quite large player so be ready for that and be ready to give it headspace to dissipate heat. Output is phenomenal in all respects and by and avenues. HDMI . . . is an issue. Know that there may be dropout and handshake concerns to work around with your television if you are, as is likely, connecting to one: if you experience quirks which at first seem not to be hdmi related they may well be in any case: call Oppo--it's not you and the player is probably working as intended up to it's level of refinement in working with other devices. This unit is worth buying as a high-end cd player only, and it is so much more. It makes up for its quirks and there are not many.

Pros: Outstanding media playback. Incredible analog output cd player. Versatile, solid connections. High-grade equipment. Good looks.

Cons: HDMI quirks with Sony and perhaps other brands of tvs.

The separation of left and right channel is very good

Hok from Pacific Plsds, CA on 12/11/2017

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I received this blue ray player last week, and immediately I tried my DVD and blue ray discs collection, I can see the difference right away on the converted higher resolution, and for music, I can hear the separation of left and right channel immediately and the sounds are much cleaner.

Pros: DVD audio, SACD sounds are much better than my samsung dvd player, the resolution of the 4K conversion from my DVD player is immediately can be seen the impact.

Cons: nothing

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Anonymous from Brooklyn, NY on 12/10/2017

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The moment I placed the headphones on, I knew it was crisp high fidelity !



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Anonymous from Turlock, CA on 12/9/2017

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It continues the upslope graph of Oppo products. I'm hearing details and improved audio over the 105, which I now have in my garage system. I had the first Oppo DVD and I guess it's time to sell it or give it away. For the price, new it was amazing.



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Anonymous from Charleston, SC on 12/3/2017

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Just amazing. Blew my old Oppo 105 away. As soon as they upgrade the soft ware to play MQA through the usb input I will be in heaven.




Don from Saint Charles, MO on 11/27/2017

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It's great. What more can I say...



Great Image

Peter from Woodside, NY on 11/19/2017

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Almost got 5 stars... I also have the OPPO UDP-95 which is strictly 1080p/3D and no 4K support: The UDP-205 is similar in that it's built like a tank, has two sets of the SABRE DACs and of course now supports 4K and HDR (High Dynamic Range) such as the open-source HDR10 format (default on any 4K BD that has HDR). The 203/205 is supposed to support DolbyVision HDR but I didn't see any specific entries in setup for it - my unit has the latest software updates - perhaps it works if you set HDR to Auto and it detects DolbyVision - but so far there are no 4K BD released with DolbyVIsion. Earth II looks marvelous and it will make your DVDs also look better. I have not paired it to a 4K display: I currently use a Panasonic Projector (AE4000U) which puts out a stunning 125" diagonal image, though it's 1080p; 4K looks phenomenal, and I do plan to add a 4K projector when I've settled on one. Options in setup are organized well enough. Complaint is: unlike the UDP-95 with 2 HDMI outs and video on both (as an option), the 205/203 has video only on one HDMI; other HDMI is audio only; So, If you want to use a small monitor, other than your main 4k TV or projector to enter/view setup without having to turn on your display, or worse, your projector (!), you'll need to use an HDMI splitter on the main HDMI output and perhaps a downscaler as well depending on how you set it up. Other than that, well, its an OPPO, and OPPO spelled backwards is still OPPO. Great price from Crutchfield.

Pros: Great Image, Solid Build, Extensive Feature Support.

Cons: High Price, No Video on each HDMI Output only on one.

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Anonymous from Forney, TX on 11/16/2017

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The Oppo 205 is the best sounding player the company has made to date. The specific audio area that it is significantly improved in is dynamic range fullness and weight to the sound. If audio is your first preference this really is the one to get. As always the video performance is outstanding and Oppo continues to make enhancements free to its owners with software download upgrades. Shortcomings: No Apps available and Oppo does not plan on adding them you will have to get a Roku stick or something else. The HDMI input does not function properly there's dropouts to the audio sound and the video. In its current state it is unfinished but Oppo has made improvements with software upgrade. I believe Oppo will resolve the problem but currently it has not been resolved. Summary: audio and video quality or outstanding build quality is the best in the industry. You will not find a product anywhere near this price that delivers the sound quality, picture quality plays SACD, DVD audio and virtually every audio format. I've owned all Oppo models from the 83SE,95 and 105D. Highly recommended John Mastroleo




Nick from Jackson, WY on 11/2/2017

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I have never before given an electronic component a 5 star rating. 5 stars means what it says, perfect. Wow, what a beautifully designed and engineered piece of equipment.



Ultimate Bluray player

Terry from Linden, MI on 10/15/2017

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Excellent product. Perfect match to my ultra 4K QLED TV. Sounds and looks phenomenal. My theater is now complete. Highly recommended.

Pros: Picture quality, ease of setup, sound quality

Cons: None

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Miles from Gibson, LA. on 10/9/2017

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I am very pleased with the oppo 205 , I read all the reviews everywhere before purchasing, I was not disappointed. What I didn't expect was the level of customer satisfaction I received buying from crutchfield , they really care about their customers. Five stars for crutchfield!!

Pros: Very clear and detailed, ability to plug in thumb drive in back to play music

Cons: Non found yet,

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Gary from Los Angeles, CA on 9/25/2017

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This is an elegant do everything player that also functions as a preamp in my system. It works flawlessly and provides a great deal of flexibility when it comes to setting up how the player functions. This is my third purchase of an Oppo device and it is their best unit yet. If you have a specific question regarding this unit, the customer service at Oppo is always excellent and you always get a live person on the other end of the phone that is competent and knowledgeable regarding the product they make. Smart design and great execution of that design. Firmware updates come out every few months as they did for previous models (the 105 and the 95) which indicates consistent and reliable product support.

Pros: Execution, Quality, Functionality and Customer Support

Cons: Price

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Michael from Nj on 9/24/2017

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Banging! Without a doubt can't be be met at this price if you are also looking for audiophile Sound

Pros: Picture and sound

Cons: None

Nothing To "Disk-uss": Buy it!

Anonymous from New York, NY on 9/19/2017

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This is the crème de la crème of disc players. Not only do you get a superb Blu-Ray/DVD player but an Audio player that rivals those insanely high end ones.

Pros: Great sound and features.

Cons: None other than it will cost you more than othe decent units.

Great Music Machine - breathes life to all my discs

Morris from Ottawa, ONT, Canada on 9/18/2017

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This is my third Oppo Blu-Ray player and it is the best player so far! I love audio first, then movies, and the new DACs in the UDP-205 trumps my previous BDP-95! My CDs, DVD-Audios, SACDs, Blu-Ray audio discs, as well as FLAC downloads, all sound like new to me. They now sound so life like, that it instantly creates an emotional connection to the music. I can now hear all the lyrics clearly, without the need to really concentrate to listen. We just watched the 25th anniversay concert of Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera on Blu-ray and goose bumps all over! The 4K & 3D video portion is good too - but the audio is fantastic.

Pros: Great life-like sound, both for music and movies.

Cons: None so far.

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Anonymous from Long Island City, NY on 9/14/2017

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Fantastic. I'm using it for audio only. I appreciate the XLR balanced audio outputs. I will try the digital outputs and see how my McIntosh C52 handles the DAC. Building quality, operation and sound quality are all outstanding. highly recommended. It would be nice if the display gave track information, but very minor quibble. Easily plays all my formats, Bluray, SACD or CD

Pros: Build Quality Sound Quality

Cons: Few Poorly packed by Crutchfield and another item in the box was damaged and had to be returned.

Several improvements and a downgrade

Rich from Cleveland, OH on 9/11/2017

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I so loved my BDP-105 that I had to get the UDP-205. Analog audio output extremely good. The first Blu-ray viewings were excellent. Biggest disappointment was removal of the second HDMI video output which I used to feed other locations. Why OPPO limited the second HDMI out to audio only is a mystery.

Pros: Sweet analog audio quality and nice 4K video out.

Cons: Second HDMI video out gone.

a step forward

steve from cumberland foreside, ME on 9/7/2017

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I highly recommend the 205. I have connected it directly into a multichannel Outlaw amp allowing the unit to handle all processing. Now what I have discovered is that my home theater (Sonus Faber Home) series has been transformed into something completely new. The sound seems to float into the room. So much more detailed and engaging than ever before....

Pros: amazing picture and easy to setup and use....



Joe from San Diego, CA on 8/28/2017

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What a solid piece of machinery this is. Until now, I've been using my PS3 as a media center, and I had a dedicated Marantz CD player (yes, CD player) in my system, but because of the amazing DAC's and inputs/outputs I've replaced those with this beast. The stereo sound quality is stunning (running XLR balanced from the Oppo to my Rotel integrated amp, which run Paradigm Studio 5 speakers). I love the digital inputs that allow this to serve as a top-quality DAC (I use it for Google Chromecast Audio / Spotify and for mp3/FLAC files via USB). I wish it had smart features such as Netflix, but it's not a dealbreaker. I was worried I might not get my money's worth but after a month I have no buyers remorse whatsoever! Next step is to get a 4K TV or projector...

Pros: stunning sound and picture solid build variety of digital and analog inputs and outputs

Cons: no smart features relatively high cost HDMI 2 output is for audio only

Excellent for everything

Kevin from Dayton, OH on 8/12/2017

This is my first Oppo product and I am extremely impressed with it. Sound and picture quality are stunning. I also tried the headphone feature with my other headphones and the sound is smooth, deep, and detailed. We like everything about it. I've been pulling out all our old CDs and new digital music via a USB thumbdrive. It sounds divine.

Pros: Brings new life to my CD collection. Digital music sounds amazing. Headphone amp is a great feature.

Cons: None.

A great sounding machine and 98564 packing peanuts

Brian from Los Gatos, CA on 8/6/2017

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Crutchfield, you're awesome, but those styrofoam packing peanuts, they end up all over the house, then in landfills, then swallowed by wildlife. Please try an alternative. Oppo rules with fit and finish, build quality, and packing. Plus, this unit sounds great right out of the box, without a break-in. Sound quality beats the 203 in terms of transience, bass presence, and midrange clarity. Stereo balanced outs are a good feature, and I might be unrealistic at this price point, but I wish the 7.1 section had balanced outs. For SACD/DSD fans, DSD64 is played natively, but DSD128 and higher resolutions, unfortunately, play as PCM. There's probably no better disc player for the money, but the DSD64 ceiling and lack of surround balanced outputs are annoying for a unit claiming uncompromising audiophile cred.

Pros: Build quality. ES9038PRO DACs.

Cons: DSD128+ auto-converts to PCM. No balanced 7.1 outs

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Anonymous from Danville, VA on 7/18/2017

Awesome player great sound quality built like a tank great picture quality



Best picture I've seen in years

Nick from Saginaw mi on 7/13/2017

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After having this unit for little over a week now, I can honestly say wow ! I've been missing out, this unit phenomenal and has a great and easy set up !

Pros: Picture improved, sound beyond amazing just all around a fantastic unit !

Cons: None

Did not met expection

PawPawDog from Diamond Bar, CA on 7/7/2017

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I had UDP-203 and was hopping for a significant improvement, at least in audio section over the 203, but was very disappointed with the marginal improvement and the lousy integration. 1. The UDP-205 itself was double boxed and with Crutchfield's boxing, it was triple boxed, which is a good thing as UPS damaged the outer box and Crutchfield's shipping personnel did not apply enough tape the seal the box for this heavy item, and half of the bottom box tape was undone when received! 2. The 205 feels like a very loosely integrated 203 and SonicDAC with what I feel really stupid logic of not passing the test tone to the stereo output but insists to down mix multi-channel audio source to stereo output with NO user option not to do so! 3. While there is audio improvement over the 203, the improvement far less than expected or hopped. The stereo output level is also lower than the 203. 4. Because it is a very loosely integrated unit, the UI is just as bad as the 203 and all the bugs are still there. 5. As a network media player, the UI is really ancient! It is still insists to separate the media files into "picture", "music" and "video" vs universal media browser that a network media player can do much better. It is also very slow to see the network servers! Far slower than a network player. 6. Once connected to network files, the browser UI is also a joke, not only it looks worst than some browser a decade ago, it can not display with foreign charac

Pros: 1. Analog audio output is slightly better than UDP-203. 2. Can be used as DAC that UDP-203 is not able to. 3. Has headphone output.

Cons: 1. Feels like a very loosely integrated the UDP-203 with SonicaDAC. Poor integration of input sources on stereo analog output. Has all the bugs and issues of the UDP-203. 2. Audio improvement is marginal compared to UDP-203. Stereo analog output level is lower than UDP-203. 3. As a network media player, it cannot even match a network player. 4. HDMI input has bug that it stutters from time to time, despite claimed bug fix. 5. Overall, not a good value compared to UDP-203.

Crutchfield response on 7/10/2017 We're sorry you're disappointed with your Blu-ray player. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

Oppo UDP-205

Anonymous from Long Beach, CA on 7/2/2017

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Best player I've ever had and it's audio qualities are superb. Upgraded from a 103 and leagues ahead in audio. Have it matched to a older Denon using analog outs and HDMI straight to a Sony 65" 900e and it looks and sounds way better than anything I've owned. Two issues, HDMI in has sync issues and it doesn't see my SMB drive on the network. It may be my older 40ft HDMI cable. Also the network thing could be a windows 10 setting. But so far its a 9. Once those two issues are resolved it will be a 10.

Pros: Great analog section and great audio and video. Top notch.

Cons: HDMI in has sync issues.

Oppo UDP-205

john from Stanford, CA on 6/25/2017

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Installed as an audio source / Ultra HD bluray player and have not been disappointed. High quality DAC for digital audio, and plays almost every audio format in my collection. Great video processing and images on our 1080p monitor. Looking forward to seeing video on an 4K monitor in the future.



Great picture and great sound quality

James from Hampstead, NC on 6/22/2017

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Great player , easy to set up



Oppo UDP-205

Cornelius from San Diego, CA on 6/18/2017

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Primarily purchased this unit for the top notch DAC's. I was not disappointed, CD's sound great, even more so with the built-in high-performance headphone amplifier connected directly to ESS Sabre Pro DAC. I borrowed my friends Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 headphones and I hear music on CD playback that i had missed or didn't hear before. I'm now in the process of purchasing these headphones. I will purchase my UD TV later this year and I'm confident I will not disappointed with performance.

Pros: Great 2-channel audio, wide sound stage with crisp treble and deep bass.

Cons: Cost not cheap, but if you are serious about audio I recommend.

205 Worth the Wait

Richard from DC on 6/17/2017

Full disclosure: I'm an audio person. I bought my ARCAM 350 receiver 10 years ago because it had the best DAC on the market. I purchase video players based upon audio quality. I am glad I waited for the UDP-205. I feed analogue output from the Oppo into the ARCAM, bypassing the dated DAC of the older unit. Comparing ARCAM and Oppo DACs is like comparing a Hershey's Kiss to a fine French truffle. Sound from the UDP-205 is the closest to live I have ever heard from a recording. Music from CDs and Blu Ray disks have more clarity, resonance, and depth. I hear new details in familiar music. Even voices on the evening news (cable HD feed) come through with more timbre. Video quality and build are excellent - the same as documented in multiple reviews of the UDP-203. I recommend the Oppo UDP-205 to anyone interested in state-of-the-art video and audio playback. My setup for the record: Sony XBR65Z9D; Anthony Gallo Reference 3 towers, subwoofer, ADiva Ti center and rear speakers; acoustical wall treatment. Oppo and ARCAM, of course.



Good value

Stuart from Ft Worth, TX on 6/12/2017

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Expectations were extremely high because of all the reviews that raved about this product. The 205 has not disappointed. Using it for highend headphones and directly to speaker amp using XLR connection. Sound quality is outstanding. Only weakness is the volume buttons on the remote are small. They would work well for adjusting the volume level to match other sources since you rarely do that. But when using without a pre-amp they are in more frequent use.

Pros: Price to performance ratio Sound quality

Cons: Small volume buttons on remote

OPPO UDP-205 Outstanding Audio

Rick from Springfield, MO on 6/9/2017

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It probably sounds odd but I purchased this mostly for the Audio.I upgraded from an OPPO 103 which was really a pretty nice Bluray. I don't have a 4K TV yet still using a 1080 TV but it does look outstanding. I wanted to upgrade to the 105 for the Audio but decided to wait it out for the 205. I believe the Audio is similar or the same in 105 & 205 and even though I don't have a 4K TV now I didn't want to have to upgrade for that later. The Audio is Fantastic on this unit. I listen to a lot of SACD's & FLAC files and this unit really brings out every detail and does justice to the music. It is a lot of Money to put out for a Bluray Player, but it is so much more than that. I spend a lot more time listening to music than I do watching Movies so this was a good move for Me. I had my 103 for about 3 years I think and never had any problems with it.The 205 is built even better and i believe it is something you shouldn't have to replace it for years I have dealt with Crutchfield and have never had a problem. If you purchase from them they will give you helpful info even after warranty is expired.

Pros: Built like a Tank and has Amazing Audio.


Stunning quality

Shawn from Casa Grande, AZ on 6/7/2017

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I had never heard of the oppo brand before. I saw it here at Crutchfield. When I researched more about it and read other reviews I had to get one. The split hdmi is great ,the video only going to the tv and audio only going to receiver , I have an old pioneer elite 07 av receiver that is 1080p. So it nice just the have the audio going to it. The best feature of all is the HDMI input, I use it for my cable tv. It is a nice feature to turn the cable tv 1080 p signal into a 4 k signal. I have a year end lower end samsung 75 inch 4k tv and the video processing of this unit took all the jitters out of the cable tv signal and have not seen any jitters at all playing a blueray or 4k disc. All I can say an awesome piece of electronics. Everybody that's has watched a movie or cable tv is stunned by the picture by the picture quality

Pros: Amazing picture quality and sound. Hdmi input for cable tv a big plus

Cons: Cost, but it's worth every penny

Oppo UDP-205

Anonymous from Charlottesville va on 6/2/2017

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Oppo and Crutchfield a great combination ..



Better than 105

brad from Somerville, MA on 5/31/2017

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I upgraded from the original 105. In comparison, it starts up way faster (1.5 secs vs 20 according to harmony remote), upscales standard BR to UHD beautifully, and has better sound imaging and dynamic range on my analogue stereo. Nice!

Pros: better sound, video, faster from cold start

Cons: would like usb 3 ports and usb dac port to be in front

Great sound

Mark from Bailey, CO on 5/26/2017

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This player is probably the best universal disc player for the money.

Pros: Great sound, easy setup, several different setup options

Cons: None yet

Happy with the new oppo udp-205 !

Bruce from Eugene, OR on 5/22/2017

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Very well packaged , construction very solid and well made . Excellent sound and picture , right out of the box . Easy set up . many tuning options . Would recommend to a friend , but after having seen and heard it , I wouldn't have to !


Cons: None .


Kenneth from Houston, TX on 5/21/2017

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This device is more than a Blue Ray disc player. I have had little experience with the video capabilities in the short tine of ownership. I have been enjoying the audio capabilities greatly. The balanced XLR outputs into my Onkyo PCR-5530 sound incredibly quiet and spacious listening to a Blue Ray audio disc.

Pros: Excellent sound. Great compatibility with both digital formats and hardware hookups are great.

Cons: None thus far

State of the Art Sound and Picture

Tim from Jamestown, ND on 5/14/2017

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Well, it's finally here and wow is this technological marvel worth the wait.! The video upscaling is amazing. You really notice the difference when you switch back to normal 1080I HD broadcast television. It is very significant. The audio section is incredible too. This blu-ray player will make any system sound and look way better. The setup is extremely simple ,however, you will have to do a firmware update right away when you check for the latest on Oppo's website. Super simple to do with the player too. After 5 or 6 years in it's development it is truly a masterpiece. I had an Oppo 105 and while it was very good by my estimate the UDP 205 is in league of its own. One little thing to add, the remote backlighting comes on if you just touch it. No fumbling in the dark. No price increase either. This is an an amazing product.

Pros: Fantastic Performance on Every Level

Cons: NONE

Full featured powerhouse

Frank from Clifton Park, NY on 5/7/2017

This unit was purchased to replace an Oppo BDP-103 that was in my 2ch system. I also have a Sony 4k tv in my 2ch system, hooked directly to the UDP-205 via HDMI. I use the monitor to manage music and I occasionally watch streaming tv and movies in my 2ch room when my HT is "occupied". I Pre-Ordered directly through Oppo. I was interested in the UDP-205 for it's better analog build over the "3" series Oppo units, I use the 2ch analog section and its dedicated DAC for audio. I have a collection of digital music (CD ALAC rips, High-Rez FLAC and DSD downloads from HDTracks) that I put on a SSD that I connect to one of the USB ports on the back of the unit. I also have many SACD's and Blu-Ray audio/concerts that I like to play. At this point I can't walk away from physical media completely. I also needed the headphone section for my AKG Q701 headphones, for late night listening sessions. The sonic improvements over the 103 are not subtle. Better detail, imaging and instrument separation. Soundstage is far less compressed, the control this unit displays is very nice. I don't have an issue with the unit being "hyper detailed", thin, or sterile sounding like the 105 was accused of. Sound is full and rich. The headphone section is MUCH better than my preamp's, better control, detail. Complete system: Oppo UDP 205, Parasound P5 preamp, Parasound HCA-1500A amp, Furman Elite 15 DMi power, Totem Arro speakers, SVS SB2000 sub, AudioQuest HDMI, speak

Pros: Amazing sound. Great build quality. Versatile and flexible.

Cons: None so far.


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Features and Specs

Surround Sound Decoding Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
4K Ultra HD Yes
3D Capable Yes
Internet Movie Streaming No
Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
DLNA Certified Audio
Smartphone App Control No
DVD Video Upconversion 4K
Multibrand Remote No
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
CD-R Capable Yes
CD-R/W Capable Yes
SACD Playback Stereo
DVD-Audio Playback Yes
Digital Optical Output Yes
Digital Coaxial Output Yes
HDMI Outputs 2
HDMI Version 2.0a/1.4
Ethernet Ports Yes
Analog Audio Outputs 7.1ch, 2ch
1080p Video Output Yes
Component Video Outputs None
RS-232C Port Yes

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Disc & USB Compatibility
Video Section
Audio Section
Network Functions
Convenience Features
Remote & Convenience Features

Disc & USB Compatibility

Optimized Disc Loader: The UDP-205's disc loader features an optimized, high-precision, well-balanced laser mechanism that delivers super fast disc loading, compatibility with a wide range of optical media, and strong error detection and correction to ensure error free physical media playback.

  • Start Time: 10.7 seconds (the Start Time test began with the player initially turned off and ended when the player's Home Menu screen appeared)
  • Playback Time: 20.3 seconds (the Playback Time test began with the player initially turned off and ended when the loaded disc began playback)

Multiple Disc Formats: The design of the UDP-205 focuses on quality playback and universal compatibility with multiple disc and file formats. In addition to the latest UHD Blu-ray, the UDP-205 supports regular Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, DVD-Audio, SACD, audio CD, and more.

Disc Type Disc Description
Blu-ray UHD-BD, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE, BD-3D
CD CD-Audio, SACD, CD-R, CD-RW, Kodak Picture CD
Note: The UDP-205 supports NTSC and PAL systems for both disc playback and video output.

Ultra HD Blu-Ray: Ultra HD Blu-ray provides these key features and advantages over standard Blu-ray.

  • 4K Resolution: Ultra HD Blu-ray supports resolutions of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's 4x as many pixels as Full HD televisions, and 27x as many pixels as Standard Definition televisions
  • Wider Color Gamut: Ultra HD Blu-ray can display over 75% of the visible color spectrum; this is known as "Wider Color Gamut". That's more than twice the color range of current HDTVs.
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range): Ultra HD Blu-ray also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video. Dynamic range is the difference between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks on screen. HDR means that scenes with high contrast can be shown with much greater clarity and detail.
  • Smooth, Realistic Motion: Ultra HD Blu-ray supports progressive frame rates of 24, 25, 50 and 60 frames a second, enabling smoother, more realistic motion.
  • Greater Capacity & Speed: Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs will be available in a dual layer 66 gigabyte disc and a triple layer 100 gigabyte disc. Ultra HD Blu-ray can stream video up to a maximum of 108/128 Mbps for 66Gb and 100Gb discs.
  • Backward Compatible: Ultra HD Blu-ray players will play all current Blu-ray Disc & DVD content. When connected to a current HDTV television, the player will output a standard HDTV signal. Ultra HD Blu-ray players will support existing Blu-ray media, as well as provide down conversion and HDR to SDR conversion functionality to match the connected television's capabilities.
Note: Like standard BD, Ultra HD Blu-ray discs use region codes. The region code on your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will not play. This Blu-ray player is region A and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc uses the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized recording of copyrighted material.

USB Inputs: The OPPO UDP-205 is outfitted with a rear-panel USB-B input, two rear-panel USB-A 3.0 inputs, and one front-panel USB-A 2.0 input.

  • USB-B Input: The UDP-205's rear-panel USB-B port allows you to connect your Windows PC or Mac computer for playback of up to 2ch/768kHz PCM and DSD512 music files. To utilize the USB-B input from a Windows computer (XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10), a software driver needs to be installed on the computer. The driver is available online at UDP-205 support page on the OPPO Digital website. No software driver is required for Mac computers.
  • Triple USB-A Inputs: The UDP-205 is equipped with two USB (type-A) 3.0 ports on the back and one USB (type-A) 2.0 port on the front to connect a USB MSC (Mass Storage Class) device, like a USB thumb or flash drive. You can play video, music and photos from compatible USB MSC devices formatted in FAT (File Allocation Table), FAT32, exFAT or NTFS (New Technology File System). The USB ports are rated to provide a maximum of 5V/1A power to your connected USB drive. You can also add background music to the photo slideshow. To do so, you will need to prepare digital music files. The music files can be stored on the same disk as the photos, or on a different USB drive.

Compatible Audio/Video/Photo Files: The OPPO UHD Blu-ray disc player supports playback of the following audio/video/photo files recorded on BD-R/RE, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs; plus compatible USB memory devices.

  • Supported Audio Files: AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD64, FLAC, MP3, WAV, and WMA
  • Supported Video Files: AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MPEG, and WMV
  • Supported Photo Files: JPEG

Firmware & Software Updates: As Blu-Ray technology continues to evolve, new disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In order for you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to update the firmware in your player. These firmware updates can be downloaded to the player via USB, disc, or network.

Video Section

Quad-Core Video Processor: The UDP-205 combines the latest technology with OPPO's many years of experience in delivering high quality video and audio. A customized quad-core video decoder/processor integrates OPPO's advanced video decoding, processing and optimization expertise. OPPO has once again teamed with MediaTek to produce and manufacture a specialized 4K UHD Blu-ray decoder SoC - the quad-core OP8591, which offers the most advanced image decoding and processing technology available for 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and user generated media formats.

HDMI Connectivity: The OPPO UDP-205 is outfitted with two HDMI outputs (1 audio/video & 1 audio only), plus a HDMI input.

  • Dual HDMI Outputs (1 AV/1 Audio only): The player features two HDMI outputs - an HDMI 2.0a port for connecting to the latest UHD TVs, projectors and AV receivers, and an HDMI 1.4 audio port for connecting to older AV receivers. Customers with newer 4K- and HDR-capable AV receivers can use a full HDMI 2.0a signal path, while customers with older AV receivers can have a split AV setup.
  • HDMI Input: An HDMI 2.0a input that supports UHD 4K resolution and HDR (via a firmware update) is available for users to connect an external streaming device, satellite/cable box, or game console. The incoming signal is processed by the player and output to your connected display, allowing you to take advantage of the player's built-in audio and video processing capabilities. This approach affords users the flexibility to choose from a wide range of devices and easily upgrade as technologies evolve, while still taking advantage of the UDP-205's audio and video processing capabilities.

4K Content Support: The UDP-205 supports the playback of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs. Packing a resolution of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels, UHD Blu-ray delivers 4x the pixels of Full HD Blu-ray. The UDP-205 is also capable of playing 4K media files and user generated content. Support for decoding the HEVC, H.264, VP9 4K, and Hi10P (10-bit) video codecs provides increased compatibility with user generated media.

Note: It is recommended to use an 18 Gbps Premium High-Speed HDMI cable to watch 4K UHD movies.

Ultra HD 4K with Upscaling: 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 color spaces such as PC RGB, Video RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, 4:2:2, and 4:2:0. The UDP-205 is also capable of upscaling lower resolution content up to 4Kx2K at 50/60Hz to a compatible display, which is 4x the resolution found on a 1080p Blu-ray disc.

HDR (High Dynamic Rage) Video: The UDP-205 supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut. The enhanced resolution, refined contrast, greater brightness, and expanded color produce stunning video with unparalleled clarity and detail. In addition to supporting HDR on Ultra-HD Blu-ray, it is also capable of providing an accurate conversion of HDR to SDR for older displays, as well as conversion between various color spaces such as BT.2020, BT.709, and BT.601. The UDP-203 supports both HDR10 and Dolby Vision.

  • HDR 10: HDR 10 is an open standard and currently the most popular HDR format on the market. It supports 10-bit color and 1,000 nits. It uses static metadata at the start of a movie to tell the receiver and your TV that the video content is encoded using HDR.
  • Dolby Vision: Unlike HDR 10 which contains static metadata, Dolby Vision utilizes dynamic metadata which adjusts brightness, color, and contrast automatically for each scene. Dynamic metadata carries information that maps every image to your TV's display capabilities, so you see more of what the content creator intended. Dolby Vision supports 12-bit color and 10,000 nits

3D-Ready: The OPPO UDP-205 lets you enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc movies in full HD 1080p. 3D viewing requires compatible 3D content, 3D-ready HDTV, 3D emitter and glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable (supporting at least 10.2 Gbps) connection.

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

Zoom Levels: This feature zooms in and out of the displayed frame and also changes the aspect ratio (image width vs. height). Select from Stretch, Full Screen, 1:1, Compress, or Under Scan.

  • Stretch: The image is vertically stretched 1.33x. For movies with 2.35:1 aspect ratio, this zoom level cuts off the black borders at the top and bottom of the image. Users of a projector with an anamorphic lens may find this mode helpful.
  • Full Screen: The image is stretched by 1.33x for both vertical and horizontal directions. For movies with 2.35:1 aspect ratio, this zoom level cuts off the black borders at the top and bottom of the image while maintaining the correct aspect ratio. The left/right sides of the image are slightly cropped.
  • 1:1: The image fills up the entire 16:9 screen but is horizontally stretched. Figures may look shorter and wider than they should be.
  • Compress: The player maintains the correct 4:3 aspect ratio and adds borders to the left and right sides of the image.
  • Under Scan: The Under Scan zoom level shrinks the image by 5%. This zoom level may be used to compensate for TVs that over scan, so the viewer can see the entire image area with no cropping. All other zoom levels are indicated by their respective zoom ratio

Source Direct Mode: For users who wish to use an external video processor, high-end audio/video receiver or display, the UDP-205 offers a "Source Direct" mode. The original audio/video content on the discs is sent out with no additional processing or alteration. The actual output resolution varies by content -

Content Source Direct Output Resolution
PAL DVD 576i
Most Blu-ray Movies (film source) Ultra HD (4K) 23.976Hz or Ultra HD (4K) 24Hz 1080p 23.976Hz or 1080p 24Hz
Most Blu-ray TV shows or Concerts (video-source) 1080i
SACD and DVD-Audio 1080p

Subtitle Shift: For customers using a 2.35:1 "Constant Image Height" video projection system, subtitles may get cut off because they are positioned outside of the active video area. The Subtitle Shift feature can be useful to these customers. The player can shift subtitles up or down so they are displayed within the active video area.

Bonus View: The Bonus View feature provides picture-in-picture capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view addition content (such as director/actor commentary) in a small display window while the movie is playing.

Audio Section

High Quality Construction: The UDP-205 is designed and built with high quality components that are intended for reaching the level of performance in both audio and video. Everything from the semiconductor chips to resistors and capacitors are carefully selected and sourced, so every player coming off the production line can meet and exceed OPPO's high specifications. With its a brushed aluminum front panel, a rigid steel chassis and gold plated connectors, the UDP-205 exemplifies OPPO's attention to quality and details. The solid build quality not only presents a sleek aesthetic, but also ensures dependable operation and reliable connection.

  • Separate Analog & Digital Audio Power Supplies: The UDP-205 has separate power supplies for digital and analog circuitry to eliminate virtually all harmful interference. The analog audio circuitry is powered by a massive toroidal power transformer, which provides a very clean and robust power source to the audio components. A toroidal power transformer offers superior power efficiency and much lower exterior magnetic fields over traditional laminated steel core transformers.
  • Reinforced Chassis Structure: The UDP-205 features a brushed aluminum front panel and a metal chassis that continues the tradition of excellent workmanship found in previous generations of OPPO universal players. Four heavy-gauge machined feet provide a stable foundation for the UDP-205, and isolate it from outside vibration. A new double-layered chassis further enhances the rigidness and vibration-canceling capabilities. The high quality metal construction is designed to impress and to perform.
  • Fanless Passive Cooling: The internal layout and chassis design promote healthy air flow so critical components can be naturally cooled. Strategically placed heatsinks and ventilation grilles allow the UDP-205 run both cool and quiet without the need for internal or external fans. The thermal design has been optimized, analyzed, and stress-tested to ensure reliable operation for years to come.

Audiophile Performance: The OPPO UDP-205 UHD Blu-ray player delivers audiophile performance thanks to its dual ESS ES9038PRO Sabre Pro DACs and built-in HDMI audio jitter reduction.

  • Dual ESS ES9038PRO Sabre Pro DACS: The OPPO UDP-205 is equipped with two ESS Technology ES9038PRO DACs for both stereo and 7.1 channel analog audio. The ES9038PRO is the flagship of the ESS PRO series. It sets a new benchmark for audio excellence with its best-in-class 140 dB of dynamic range in a 32-bit, 8-channel DAC. The ES9038PRO SABRE DAC features ESS' patented 32-bit HyperStreamDAC technology, which is responsible for the outstanding clarity and sound stage
  • HDMI Audio Jitter Reduction: The UDP-205 features a high-stability, high-precision HDMI clock and a special HDMI audio jitter reduction circuit. This unique design significantly reduces jitter and eliminates timing errors, allowing you to enjoy your music with increased accuracy when you use the audio-only HDMI output port for connecting the audio signal. PCM and DSD signals rely on the HDMI clock directly, so the HDMI audio jitter reduction circuitry can improve the sound quality of PCM and DSD audio. For compressed bitstream audio, it helps to ensure error-free transmission, and may improve the audio performance depending on whether the audio decoder in the A/V processor or receiver uses a synchronous or asynchronous clock scheme.

Lossless High-resolution Audio: The UDP-205's video performance and universal compatibility is further complemented by its support of lossless high resolution audio. The player decodes audio file formats such as AIFF, WAV, ALAC, APE and FLAC. It also directly plays Direct-Stream Digital (DSD) audio files in stereo or multi-channel.

Note: DSD64 is played back in native mode or converted to PCM, while DSD128 converted to PCM.

Support For The Latest Surround Formats: With internal decoding of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, and bitstream output for object-based immersive audio formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, the UDP-205 delivers great sound for both movie soundtracks and music.

Source Format HDMI Output Coaxial/Optical Output Analog Multi-Channel Output
Bitstream LPCM Bitstream LPCM
LPCM 2ch LPCM 2ch LPCM 2ch LPCM 2ch LPCM 2ch 2ch
LPCM 5.1ch LPCM 5.1ch LPCM 5.1ch LPCM 2ch LPCM 2ch 5.1ch
LPCM 7.1ch LPCM 7.1ch LPCM 7.1ch LPCM 2ch LPCM 2ch 7.1ch
Dolby Digital Dolby Digital LPCM 5.1ch Dolby Digital LPCM 2ch 5.1ch
Dolby Digital Plus Dolby Digital Plus LPCM up to 7.1ch Dolby Digital LPCM 2ch up to 7.1ch
Dolby TrueHD Dolby TrueHD LPCM up to 24-bit/192kHz 7.1ch Dolby Digital LPCM 2ch up to 7.1ch
DTS DTS LPCM up to 7.1ch DTS LPCM 2ch up to 5.1ch
DTS-HD High Resolution DTS-HD High Resolution LPCM up to 7.1ch DTS LPCM 2ch up to 7.1ch
DTS-HD Master Audio DTS-HD Master Audio LPCM up to 96kHz 24-bit 7.1ch or 192kHz 24-bit 2ch DTS LPCM 2ch up to 7.1ch
Note: The above chart provides a reference to what type of audio signal can be expected (when Secondary Audio is off).

Asynchronous USB DAC & Coaxial/Optical Inputs: An asynchronous USB DAC input supports sample rates up to 768 kHz PCM and DSD 512. For additional convenience and flexibility, the UDP-205 can convert digital signals from cable and satellite boxes, televisions, video game consoles and other digital transports with coaxial and optical digital outputs to analog. By bypassing the low fidelity, poor quality DAC of traditional computer soundcards, the UDP-205 turns any computer into a high performing multi-media source by utilizing the ES9038PRO DAC.

Optical &  Coaxial Digital Outputs: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the UDP-205 is equipped with coaxial (RCA) and optical (toslink) digital audio outputs to provide backward compatibility with legacy audio components. The optical and coaxial digital inputs support 48k LPCM, 96k LPCM, 192k PCM, and Bitstream (Dolby Digital/DTS).

  • Due to bandwidth limitations, high resolution audio formats such as Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution and DTS-HD Master Audio cannot be sent through the coaxial or optical digital audio output. A reduced resolution version of the same audio track will be output instead.
  • Due to copyright restrictions, SACD audio cannot be sent through the coaxial or optical digital audio output. To listen to SACDs, please use the HDMI or analog audio connections.
  • Due to copyright restrictions and bandwidth limitations, full resolution audio from DVD-Audio discs cannot be sent through the coaxial or optical digital audio output. To listen to DVD Audio in full resolution, please use the HDMI or analog audio connections.

Analog Outputs: In addition to HDMI and digital audio outputs, the UDP-205 offers analog audio outputs - including 7.1ch analog outputs, plus balanced & unbalanced dedicated stereo outputs.

  • 7.1Ch Analog Output: To ensure compatibility with older amplifiers, pre-amps, and receivers that do not support HDMI, the UDP-205 retains a 7.1 multichannel analog output section, which delivers an incredible soundstage and an immersive surround experience.
  • Balanced & Unbalanced Dedicated Stereo Output: In addition to the 7.1-channel surround audio output, the UDP-205 has a stereo audio output powered by a dedicated ES9038PRO DAC chip and specially designed buffer and driver stages. The stereo output offers both XLR balanced and RCA single-ended connectors. The balanced output features a true differential signal path all the way from the DAC to the 3-pin XLR connector. By transmitting a pair of differential signals, the balanced output provides better common-mode noise rejection and improves signal quality.

Headphone Amplifier: For a more intimate listening experience, headphones can be connected directly to the UDP-205's built-in headphone amplifier. The headphone amplifier is connected directly to the ESS SABRE PRO DAC and offers a unique performance advantage over standalone headphone amplifiers. Compared to the built-in headphone amplifier in our previous generation BDP-105/105D players, the new design offers more power and higher performance.

Audio Enhancements: The UDP-205 features audio settings such as Pure Audio, A/V Sync, and DRC to improve your listening experience.

  • Pure Audio Mode: You can enjoy higher quality music audio by turning off the video processing and output. The Pure Audio mode reduces any potential interference between the video and audio signals. Because HDMI carries audio together with video, the HDMI video signal cannot be completely turned off. A black screen is transmitted instead to minimize any potential interference.
  • A/V Sync: Allows you to add a slight delay to the audio so it is synchronized to the video. The delay can be adjusted in 10ms steps and within the range of -100ms to +200ms. The delayed time will be applied to all output terminals including HDMI, Coaxial, Optical, and 7.1ch outputs.
  • Dynamic Range Control (DRC): DRC can smooth out the sonic peaks and valleys common with wide-range digital audio. Enabling DRC may make low level audio more audible during low-level listening. The Dynamic Range Compression is applied on the analog audio output; it also works on the digital audio output (HDMI, Coaxial and Optical) when the audio format is set to PCM.

Down Mix Mode: Down mix is the process of converting multi-channel audio to less number of channels. For example, converting a 5.1ch source to stereo, or converting a 7.1ch source to 5.1ch. Down mixing allows the audio output from the player to match the exact number of speakers available in your home theater. The following down mix modes are available.

  • LT/RT: Left Total/Right Total. The center and surround channels are mixed into the two front channels according to the LT/RT matrix. A Dolby Pro Logic receiver will decode the two-channel audio into surround audio.
  • Stereo: This mode down-mixes multi-channel audio to 2-channel stereo output. For original stereo content the output will not change. For original multi-channel content the surround and center channels will be mixed with the left and right front channels. Recommended for use with TV sets or stereo receiver/amplifiers.
  • 5.1Ch: This mode enables 5.1ch decoded audio output. The number of actual output channels depends on the disc. If the source content has more channels, the surround back channels will be mixed into the surround channels.
  • 7.1Ch: This mode enables 7.1ch decoded audio output. The number of actual output channels depends on the disc. For 6.1ch contents, the left and right surround back speakers will both output the same surround back audio channel.

Speaker Configuration: In the Speaker Configuration menu you can configure speaker settings such as speaker distance, speaker size, crossover frequency, and trim level.

  • Test Tone: Test tone is a special group of artificially-created sounds that are used to test your audio speaker system and help to identify any wiring faults.
  • Speaker Size: The speaker size parameter sets bass filtering control for the speakers. The options are:
    • Large: Bass frequencies are passed to the speakers.
    • Small: Bass frequencies are not passed to the speakers to reduce possible distortion. If the subwoofer is available, bass frequencies are redirected to the subwoofer.
    • On (for subwoofer only): Specifies that a subwoofer is available
    • Off: Speaker for the corresponding position does not exist. Audio for the missing speaker is redirected to other speakers or discarded if redirection is not possible.
  • Crossover: When a speaker size is set to "Small", bass information below the selected crossover frequency (40/60/80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250Hz) is not passed to the speaker to reduce possible distortion; and if a subwoofer is available, the bass information will be redirected to the subwoofer.
  • Speaker Distance: The speaker distance parameters set delay control for the corresponding audio channel. The delay is used to compensate for the audio time difference caused by the placement of speakers. The speaker distance can be set from 0 to 60'.
  • Trim Level: The speaker trim level parameters sets the volume of each individual channel. The trim level can be set to +/- 10dB in 0.5dB increments. Channel trim is generally not required since most A/V receivers have the capability to adjust.
Note: Speaker Configuration applies to the multi-channel analog audio outputs only. All digital bitstream and LPCM outputs are unaffected by these settings.

Network Functions

Wired or Wireless Network Connection: Built-in 802.11ac WiFi or Gigabit Ethernet connects the UDP-205 to your home's network, so you can easily play media files stored on computers and home servers. The built-in wireless module is compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/5GHz) and 802.11 ac (5GHz) wireless networks. Only connect the Gigabit Ethernet port of the player to an RJ-45 port that supports 1000BASE-T or 100BASE-TX or 10BASE-T.

Network Content: The UDP-205 can remotely play back music, photo, and video files stored on computers or NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices that are connected to the same home network. The computer or NAS need to run server software that supports media sharing protocols such as DLNA, SMB/CIFS or NFS. The UDP-205 player can play media files on the home network in one of the following three ways -

  • Digital Media Player (DMP): As a digital media player (DMP), the player can actively search, access and pull content from local media servers which supports DLNA.
  • Digital Media Renderer (DMR): As a digital media renderer (DMR), the player plays content received ("pushed") from a digital media controller (DMC). A DMC-capable media server is required.
  • SMB/CIFS/NFC Client: As a SMB/CIFS/NFS client, the player can directly access files shared through SMB/CIFS/NFS servers over the network, as if accessing an external USB hard drive. Most computers, especially those installed with Windows, already support SMB clients.

Compatible Audio/Video/Photo Files: The OPPO UHD Blu-ray disc player supports playback of the following audio/video/photo files over your network via DLNA, SMB/CIFS or NFS.

  • Supported Audio Files: AAC, AIFF, ALAC, DSD64, FLAC, MP3, WAV, and WMA
  • Supported Video Files: AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MPEG, and WMV
  • Supported Photo Files: JPEG
MQA Compatible (requires firmware update): The latest firmware update to the UDP-205 adds MQA decoding to the player's digital audio file playback over the network. MQA enables high-resolution master recordings to be "folded" into a standard-size file that can be easily downloaded or streamed. When navigating through network music files, the player will be able to identify and decode files encoded with MQA. You'll be able to enjoy the full benefit of MQA-encoded music with studio-quality sound.
Note: This firmware update is OPPO's first step in supporting MQA. OPPO is continuing the work on MQA-CD support, as well as adding MQA decoding for the USB DAC and coaxial/optical inputs.

BD-Live: The UDP-205 also supports the BD-Live feature offered on some Blu-ray Disc titles. BD-Live offers extra downloadable content and additional online interactive programs. Content available on BD-Live varies by disc and studio, and may include additional subtitles, commentaries, movie trailers, games, and online cha.

Remote & Convenience Features

High-Resolution On-Screen Menu: The newly updated, high-resolution. on-screen user interface has been designed to be incredibly convenient to navigate, and provides an easy way to manage and access media files from both local and network storage.

Display Dimmer: The UHD Blu-ray player lets you control the display intensity of the front-panel Vacuum Fluorescent Display. You can choose Standard, Dim, or Off.

Parental Control: Parental Control allows you to set a rating limit based on the age of the viewer, preventing your children from viewing inappropriate material. Playback will stop if the ratings exceed the level you set, and it will require you to enter a 4-digit password before the disc will play back.

Energy Saving & Timer Functions:  Video output will be turned off and replaced with a Screen Saver after 3 minutes of inactivity. The player can be set to auto-shutdown after 30 minutes of inactivity. A Sleep Timer allows you to specify the amount of time before the player automatically turns itself off. The Sleep Timer can be set to 30, 45, 60, 90, or 120 minutes; or turned off.

IR Remote: The OPPO UDP-205 comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the UHD Blu-ray player. The remote control features a motion sensor to activate the backlight for five seconds when you pick up the remote or press a button on the remote. When using the remote control, the front window of the remote control should be pointed to the infrared sensor on the front panel within an angle of +/-30°and a range of about 26'.

Note: The remote control contains three OPPO remote codes. The default is Code 1. If you have other OPPO products placed close to the UDP-205, they may inadvertently respond to the UDP-205 remote control. To prevent this, you can select a different remote code

Remote Integration: The UDP-205 is easy to integrate into practically any system due to its ability to receive standard IR, RS-232, third party IP Control system, and HDMI CEC commands. The player also has a Trigger In and Out.

  • HDMI CEC: HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (HDMI CEC) simplifies your home theater by allowing a single remote control to operate multiple devices through HDMI connection.
  • RS-232C Port: The UDP-205 has an RS232 control port and can be integrated into most custom home theater control systems
  • Trigger In/Out: The player also supports Trigger In and Out, so it can automatically turn on and off other devices connected to it for the ultimate convenience.

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Why did you buy this?

It was (for once) the best I can afford. So I bought it. [ JF  Mar 17, 2018 ]
Great audio. [ CHRISTOPHER  Mar 17, 2018 ]
This is going into a dedicated higher-end stereo system (no video) because of its superior audio quality and the ability to handle a very wide number of formats. [ William  Mar 07, 2018 ]
Reputation and build quality [ Matt  Mar 02, 2018 ]
Audio [ paul  Feb 10, 2018 ]
Brother bought one from you- loves it. Reviews praise how good it is. [ Marshall  Feb 07, 2018 ]
I've read a lot about this player online. It is considered the best or among the best out there at this time (2018). I am more off an audiophile than a videophile so this appealed to me more than the Oppo UDP-203 which was my second choice. This player offers a lot of audio features and can be used as a Roon Endpoint in a Roon Audio network. I'm hoping the durability and flexibility of this unit will keep this in my home AV system for years to come. [ Allan  Feb 03, 2018 ]
Versitale high end audiophile disc player and DAC. Friends who own the 105 highly recommended this unit. Will be center piece of HT system and fit in nicely with 2-channel stereo system as well. [ K  Jan 26, 2018 ]
I need a new audiophile Cd player and a Pre-amp to replace my 20 year old CD player and the tube pre-amp for my high-end stereo system. I saw some great reviews about this product for both audio and video playbacks, although my usage will be mainly for two channel music listening. If it does not satisfy my audio taste then at least I can still use it for my HDTV system. [ Donald  Jan 20, 2018 ]
The Crutchfield people advised me that it will be my best choice for listening to DVDs and CDs through my high end stereo tube type Amplifier system. [ CHARLES  Jan 17, 2018 ]
Stev Kindig's video review. Whether it's a tv, a player or even speaker wire, It's hard not to get excited about something that Steve endorses. [ D  Jan 13, 2018 ]
Choose the OPPO UDP-205 as an upgrade from an OPPO BDP-95. I appreciate OPPO's build quality and excellent value-added capabilities. [ Eric  Jan 09, 2018 ]
I was looking for a higher end single-disc CD player that could also handle ALAC music files from an external HD. The Oppo was mentioned frequently and praised highly on audiophile forums. It also had excellent Crutchfield and Amazon reviews. [ C  Jan 04, 2018 ]
Simply the best. [ JOSEPH  Jan 02, 2018 ]
When my home theater pre/pro failed, I wasn't enthused about repairing an obsolete component that was approaching a decade in age. For the price of an entry level pre/pro, the Oppo will take care of my 5.1 decoding, as well as adding the functionality of 4K disc playback. This made perfect sense! [ F  Jan 01, 2018 ]
previous reviews [ Clyde  Dec 25, 2017 ]
Hands down the best player out there! [ Steven  Dec 04, 2017 ]
High quality equipment; replacing an older Oppo; Chose to order from Crutchfield because their service is awesome! [ Jackie  Nov 28, 2017 ]
High end reputation and review [ James  Nov 27, 2017 ]
Best upgrade path from my Oppo BD-95 to 4k video. [ David  Nov 26, 2017 ]
I Have a high end Audio system using a Classe SSP-600 and need to have newer formats decoded including DD+. [ RUSSELL A  Nov 25, 2017 ]
It has a good report and I happen to be a fan of Oppo products [ lim hok  Nov 25, 2017 ]
Because it's the best for my needs! [ Troy  Nov 23, 2017 ]
dual sabre pro dacs, and it can be used as a pre amp [ Rodney  Nov 11, 2017 ]
Had features I want [ Rod  Oct 27, 2017 ]
4K UHD Video and Ultra High Quality CD sound [ Brian  Oct 24, 2017 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield [ NICK  Oct 18, 2017 ]
This my third Oppo DVD player. Excellent video and superb audio. Expensive but well worth the cost. [ Dennis  Oct 03, 2017 ]
I currently have a BDP-105 that is an excellent piece and am ready for UHD. [ Joseph  Oct 03, 2017 ]
Great reviews on the product [ Miles  Sep 24, 2017 ]
Excellent reviews. I like the all in one deck; cd player, dvd player and Hi Res player as well as internet radio. All the great high-end features that this player has was to hard to pass up, since I am certain this will be my last upgrade, I'm up in years now [ Strat  Sep 21, 2017 ]
Oppo brand! Enough said! If I have to explain then you have no business buy it. [ RODOLFO E  Sep 21, 2017 ]
Best audiophile player out there. Needed 4K capability. [ Jeffrey  Sep 18, 2017 ]
Oppo 205 is the best Blu-ray player period [ Marian  Sep 18, 2017 ]
Product research and desire to make an upgrade from 1080p to 4k. [ Chuck  Sep 16, 2017 ]
I am presently using a Meridian 808i V2 CD player. The unit needs to be sent to the shop for repairs. The OPPO unit is the best player for the cost I could find(I have an OPPO that I purchased in 2008. Quality product) [ Peter  Sep 15, 2017 ]
Oppo's reputation for excellent picture quality and the audio features, particularly the headphone amp and jack. Your video reviews help to decide between models. [ Christopher  Sep 04, 2017 ]
Quality of device [ Gary  Aug 31, 2017 ]
Quality, reputation [ Judy  Aug 29, 2017 ]
Multi-disc support. Balanced outputs for stereo. 4k and Dolby Vision support. [ Paul  Aug 28, 2017 ]
Long-time Oppo fan and owner of many prior models. Additionally, top-tier performance for my Sony OLED. [ Nathaniel  Aug 16, 2017 ]
Audio upgrades -- balanced stereo outs, improved DAC [ Brian  Aug 02, 2017 ]
Top reviews [ Ron  Jul 24, 2017 ]
Had oppo before [ Greg  Jul 22, 2017 ]
Replace 105 model [ M  Jul 21, 2017 ]
Great reviews, I am looking for best in class audio and I believe this will give it to me. [ Peter  Jul 20, 2017 ]
I'm upgrading from the Oppo BDP-105, as I've just bought a 4K TV. I frequently use headphones, making the headphone amplifier built into that model, and this one, particularly attractive. Also, as a classical music fan, having the option to use the analog outputs is very useful. I've used Oppo products for some time and have found them to be very solidly built and to offer very high video quality. [ John  Jul 14, 2017 ]
I will soon purchase the LG 65"oled e7p or the w7p from you....still researching... stay tuned. Bob C. [ ROBERT  Jul 14, 2017 ]
can use as DAC [ Anton  Jul 14, 2017 ]
The best blue-ray player on the market. [ DAVID R  Jul 08, 2017 ]
Well known brand name & I bought it before [ Cameron  Jul 07, 2017 ]
I wanted the very best DVD player with the best picture & sound. [ MAXIME  Jul 02, 2017 ]
I already have an Oppo BDP105D, which I have had for a few years, and so I know how good Oppo blu-ray players are. I needed to replace a Sony BDP-S2000ES, which I purchased in 2010. Since the BDP105D has now been replaced by this model, I purchased it as a replacement for the Sony. [ R  Jul 02, 2017 ]
I enjoy music and after reading the information on the oppo web site and various reviews it seemed to be the udp that would be the replacement for the pioneer elite a47.I also purchased a 4k ultra hd television so this oppo udp fits quite nicely. [ robert  Jun 28, 2017 ]
I trust the company :I have good experience so far with my orders [ ORLANDO  Jun 22, 2017 ]
I'm trying to improve upon a low quality blu ray player and to replace an aging audiophile cd player with a single unit. The networking features and DAC functionality will give me flexibility in the future too. [ Brian  Jun 22, 2017 ]
use as receiver and blueray player...upgrade to what I have, which pretty much nothing :) [ Brion  Jun 17, 2017 ]
I have owned three Oppo players thru the years and they are the best quality and value out there! The last one I am passing on to my son so I can upgrade! Can't wait! [ David  Jun 14, 2017 ]
reviews [ J. KEITH  Jun 09, 2017 ]
My primary reason for buying this were for the SACD/DSD and audio DACs. [ Chris  Jun 05, 2017 ]
I've been waiting to pull the lever on an Oppo for years now. I love Crutchfield, so where better to buy it from! I can hardly wait! Why Oppo UDP-205? Specs, reputation, and price. [ john  Jun 01, 2017 ]
We already own the Oppo 103-D (Darbee edition), which we love; but we are ready to upgrade. We are soon to be in the mkt for a 4K TV and we also own hundreds of CDs, which we believe could be made to sound considerably improved by use of this product. We will let you know!! [ Jill  May 31, 2017 ]
oppo have ES9038PRO DACs, which are the flagship of the ESS Sabre Pro series, best-in-class audio performance:) [ GRZEGORZ  May 31, 2017 ]
upgraded stereo playback, 4k for new 4k tv [ Brad  May 26, 2017 ]
Awesome reviews [ Doug  May 26, 2017 ]
Top rated for 4K and audio [ G  May 24, 2017 ]
I'm upgrading my existing Oppo player to have the 4K feature. [ TODD  May 23, 2017 ]
SABRE PRO Digital-to-Analog Converters [ Eduardo  May 11, 2017 ]

13 questions already asked

When making a digital connection to your receiver, you would not notice a difference in sound quality as you would be using your receiver's built-in DACs for the conversion. [ Ryan  Jan 18, 2018 ]  Staff
Sorry my send button prematurely launched. To continue-you would HOPE your extra $3000 nets you audible improvement but that's not always the case and at these rarefied prices there begins to be diminishing returns. The Oppo has gotten glowing reviews-it's upgraded my entire cd/bluray library and it's just barely in my price comfort range. I prefer to spend my money now upgrading the other links in my audio chain. I think it's going to satsify my hifi craving until it wears out & would highly recommend it, [ David  Dec 27, 2017 ]
Hello Ken: I recent faced the delimma of purchasing the 205 vs the 203! My desire to provide the best audio possible made it the 205. It is not always specifications but what it sounds like to the listener! To get the most out of the 205 you should have a complete balanced system but at present I purchased the Emotiva XSP-1 Differential Reference Pre-Amp to feed my Denon AVR-4311ci. A acquaintance who has a $40,000 system loaned me a high quality CD and the fullness of the sound stage and specific acoustic reproduction of the instrument was quite noticeable even my wife who really does not appreciate the listening experience was blown away by the difference! I rely on the expert reviewers to expand upon what I am hearing, I refer to an article by Gary Galo, reviewing the OPPO 205 in Audioxpress; it best discribes the flexibility of the system to achieve best in class results! I am quite satisfied in my decision in my purchase and look forward to the hours of enjoyment listening to digitized sounds converted faithfully back to their original Analog existence! Randy [ Randall  Dec 27, 2017 ]
The Oppo UDP 205 is outstanding, I decided to add a pre amp due to my amps lack of power (Anthem A5) I would like a little more control and power. I love the sound quality going directly to the amp... I regret not purchasing an Anthem P5 which is 350 watts you can't beat the new DACs [ Rodney  Dec 27, 2017 ]
Your question is a good one. I'm also an electronics engineer so I feel more qualified to provide a realistic answer: What separates a good DAC from better DAC and an outstanding DAC (or pre-amplifier) is usually the resultant distortion levels in the analog output. A $4K to $10K high-end preamp will hopefully have been optimized for both a low noise floor and the lowest distortion possible. However, there is a point in the design of a DAC or preamp where you can measure improvements using specialized test equipment, but from an actual listening standpoint there is no discernible difference. The DAC section of the 205 only accepts inputs from coax or USB. It outputs to the stereo channels and on the 205 that's the dedicated stereo left/right channels and not the left front and left right of the 7.1 analog outputs. In terms of distortion the 205 claims a Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 120dBr and THD+N: < 0.00031%. Now distortion of such low magnatude is simply theoretical and cannot be heard, though you might hear distortion from some other source playing through the OPPO 205. However, so much of what one thinks one hears can be difficult to pin down. But more often than not, the speakers (or headphones) will be the determining factor with distortion more than any other piece of gear in the audio chain. But in terms of specs, the OPPO 205 is up there with preamps in the $10k range in terms of noise floor and distortion. Personally, I view it as a transparent device and would not be concerned. But if you have deep enough pockets and want to experiment, you're free to do so. [ Peter  Dec 27, 2017 ]
The short answer is yes. From everything I've read so far, the 205 is able to decode and pass on Dolby Atmos encoded discs as well as other "object based" formats. [ Robert  Dec 11, 2017 ]
The Oppo UDP-205 won't decode Dolby Atmos or DTS:X in the player itself (nor will any other Blu-ray players currently available), but it will pass Dolby Atmos and DTS:X bitstreams out via HDMI to compatible A/V Receivers for 11.x decoding. So, provided your Anthem AVR supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X with 11.2 output, you won't have any issues with the Oppo UDP-205. [ Nathaniel  Dec 11, 2017 ]
Oppo will be glad to answer this, I am not qualified..... [ SKEETER  Dec 11, 2017 ]
I play music and videos from flash drives as well as from an external 2TB hard drive via the USB 2.0 or 3.0 ports. The UDP-205 will play mp3, wma, m4a (iTunes), OOG, AIFF, WAV, ALAC, APE and FLAC. USB drives can be formatted with FAT, FAT32, exFAT, or NTFS. [ MICHAEL G.  Dec 06, 2017 ]
I've tried this method with a USB 3.0 drive. It works ok. But I can't give it a glowing review because it's frozen on me a few times. [ Chris  Dec 06, 2017 ]
Yes, it can play back audio file via USB or LAN. [ Jean  Dec 06, 2017 ]
Yes you can. While using HDMI cable to connect to your TV, just turn down tv's volume to zero. Audio signal can be run through OPPO 205's analog output port to your amplifier or receiver as you wish. Some Blu-Ray movies have only 7.1 channel audio output, make sure in setup menu under audio processing / stereo signal, select down-mixed stereo. Enjoy. [ EDMOND  Nov 10, 2017 ]
I remember reading on another Forum that this was not possible. But the best advice for you would be to call Oppo Customer Service and pose that question. They are the experts and the last time I had an issue, I was able to immediately talk to a live person. Or call Crutchfield tech support as they may also know. [ Robert  Nov 09, 2017 ]
Yes but you would have to turn the TV speaker volume all the way down. You would also want to choose the stereo downmix rather than a surround mode to get the proper audio mix. [ Gary  Nov 08, 2017 ]
The 205 has 7.1 analog output jacks. [ Siegfried  Nov 08, 2017 ]
Yes, but you would be reduced from multi-channel surround sound to 2-channel (Left and Right). You may also experience Lip Synch issues if your analog amp is processing the signal in any way. [ tom  Nov 08, 2017 ]
I'm not sure if you can specifically prevent the audio signal from going thru the HDMI (I've never tried), but I just turn the volume all the way down on the TV and listen to the audio output via the RCA connection. Works fine. [ MARK A  Nov 08, 2017 ]
Yes you can. Just connnect RCA cables to the stereo audio output jacks to your amp. Then set the "Audio Out Setup" (pg 59 of manual) "HDMI Audio Format" to Off. After that, set "Audio Processing Setup"(pg 67 of manual) #11 "Stereo Signal" to Downmix Stereo (DEFAULT) if you are only using 2 speakers - unless you are using the 5.1 audio out to your receiver (the way I am using, to take advantage of UDP-205 DACs), then set to Front Left/Right. That's it. Hope this helps. [ Morris  Nov 08, 2017 ]
Hey Nickolai, You certainly can! That's one of the greatest benefits of this player. The menus are very easy to use and are simply intuitive. From the Oppo system menus you can specify analog output of the Blu-ray audio track while still outputting the full signal over HDMI. You will need to disable the audio output on the TV as the digital audio signal won't be disabled over HDMI. (Disabling the audio on the TV will prevent output for your TV's internal speakers) You can use the full 7.1 analog output or down-mix to 5.1 or 3.1 too. You can also down-mix the audio on the Oppo player to 2 channel stereo and use the dedicated ESS circuit and balanced XLR (or unbalanced RCA) outputs as well. All of these options are available while keeping the Video (and audio) streams active over HDMI output. I am currently using my player to down-mix to stereo and sending output via the dedicated RCA outputs to a yamaha 2 channel integrated amplifier. I highly recommend this player!! [ Antonio  Nov 08, 2017 ]
gloriousBeing so subjective and dependent on your tastes and other equipment, this is an impossible question to answer. But, I'm currently running it in a pure stereo system. I've fed it to Plinius SA-100s (switchable class AB or pure Class A) and am currently using it with Bel Canto Reference 600s. And either way, the Oppo is up to the amp. Plinius are huge, heavy and eat power in Class A and they sound glorious. Bel Canto are small and sound even more glorious. BEl Canto are monoblocks, so if you need 5 you can buy 5.Plinius are stereo pairs that can be run as monoblocks at twice the power. I don't run a 5.1 system, so I don't know anything about amps designed for 5.1. Hope this was of any help. [ GERRY  Nov 06, 2017 ]
I am using a 300B based tube amp for stereo and a Coda amp for the other 3 ch. all 5 ch. are large full range speakers, no SW. [ Jean  Nov 06, 2017 ]
For either one, you can't go wrong with an Outlaw 5000. Easily one of the best bang for your buck amps and it even matches! [ Joshua  Nov 06, 2017 ]
yes [ James  Oct 19, 2017 ]
It will functionally work as HDMI is backwards compatible but anything that relies on newer HDMI specifications (like DTS-HD Master Audio) will not transmit because it's not part of the HDMI 1.1 standard. Since raw uncompressed audio still works with 1.1, you should be fine from an audio perspective if happy with the sound from your 1.1 receiver. [ Gianni  Oct 19, 2017 ]
this is from the Oppo people: The analog outputs are 2.1Vrms. [ LAWRENCE K  Aug 31, 2017 ]
I'm not sure. I don't see it posted. Oppo BDP-105, which I also own, measures 2.3v rms on RCA with output impedance of 100 ohms. [ ROY  Aug 31, 2017 ]
Output Level: (RCA) 2.1±0.2Vrms. (XLR) 4.2±0.4Vrms [ Gerard  Aug 30, 2017 ]
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 160kHz (-3dB ~ +0.05dB)Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 120dBrTHD+N: 120dBCrosstalk: > 118dBs [ Gerard  Aug 30, 2017 ]
i can not help you, but i will tell you this: I have the oppo connected to a dennon high end sur sound amp and i change the music quality of sound using the dennon, to where i am comfortable with the sound quality this is a fantastic player and i am very happy with it [ JOHN  Jul 14, 2017 ]
No, ,not at all [ James  Jul 04, 2017 ]
No, not if you own an up-to-date AVR (audio receiver), which has 4K pass-through. The only advantage I could imagine would be if you are using a much older AVR, (~2012, or earlier), which is not capable of 4K pass-through. [ Jill  Jul 04, 2017 ]
Slight picture improvement in home theater. Sound run through A-V processor so no appreciable change. Oppo used only in home theater so answer may be of little help. [ Dr. Ronald  Jun 30, 2017 ]
To me it sounds better over the older Oppo blu ray players I have used . I have not tried the Oppo 203, but reading from the Oppo site their is a advantage in sound from Hdmi with the 205.. I also use Xlr's with the 205.. [ Alex  Jun 30, 2017 ]
I would say no [ Doug  Jun 30, 2017 ]
not a major difference - but the UDP - 205 is a superior unit sonically [ Philip  Jun 30, 2017 ]
If you ever would be using a very high quality headphone in the future. I can't believe how my CD collection has become such a source of pleasure thru my Focal Elears and the 205 DAC. [ STUART  Jun 30, 2017 ]
Likely no advantage. I haven't owned or heard the 203. I'm running out of 7.1 analog outs (after the dacs), and it sounds mighty fine. but if that's not your scheme I would think they would be the same out of HDMI [ john  Jun 30, 2017 ]
I have not done any in-house testing on this model, but I don't see any reason that the player would not work on its HDMI 1 input. The HDMI 2 input is not 4K compatible and that one would be a bit problematic if you used it for 4K video. I also looked through all the feedback on it and didn't see any mention of potential issues when using these products together. I expect them to work well together. My Bio: [ Paul  May 08, 2017 ]  Staff