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OPPO UDP-203/205 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc Player Firmware Upgrade
Release Information

Release date: September 13, 2017.
Category: Latest Official Release

Main Version: UDP20X-50-0913
Loader Version: TF0033
MCU Version: MCU203-01-1118 (UDP-203), MCU205-01-1220 (UDP-205)

How to Get the Firmware Upgrade:

There are three easy ways to upgrade your player's firmware.


If your player has an Internet connection:
1. Via Network - This is the easiest and fastest way.

If your player does not have an Internet connection:
2. USB Thumb Drive - Use your computer and a USB thumb drive.
3. Firmware Upgrade Disc - Use your computer to make a firmware upgrade disc.


If you are unable to perform one of the above methods, you can submit a request for a firmware upgrade disc which can take up to 1 to 2 weeks to allow for shipping time.

Warning: Although firmware upgrade is an easy and usually trouble-free process, it is important to ensure that the power supply to the player is stable, and the upgrade process is not interrupted. A failed firmware upgrade can render the player unusable.


Release Notes:

This release is for the OPPO UDP-203/205 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc Player.

Special Notice:

  1. 1. Once this firmware version is installed on the player, you will not be able to revert back to any previous official or public beta firmware. There will be no problem upgrading to any future official or beta firmware release.
  2. 2. For players with firmware version 42-0329 or earlier, please install the UDP20X-45-0605 firmware first. You will then be able to upgrade from version 45-0605 to the latest version, 50-0913.

 

Comparing to the previous Official release version UDP20X-46-0622, the major changes included in this version are:

  1. Added support for Roon. The UDP-203 and UDP-205 are now Roon Ready network players.
  2. Added HDR10 support for the HDMI input. An HDMI In Specs setting has also been added to the Setup Menu.
  3. Added the Gapless Playback setting in the Setup Menu to set the gapless playback mode for music files.
  4. Added support for the 21:9 aspect ratio for increased compatibility with 21:9 screen users.
  5. Improved compatibility with certain models of Seagate hard drives.
  6. Improved compatibility with Audirvana Plus.
  7. General fixes and disc compatibility improvements based on recent and upcoming UHD Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted samples.

 

Firmware Upgrade via the Internet

  1. Turn on your OPPO player and other associated equipment (display, AV receiver, etc.). Make sure that the player is connected to the internet and the player is not playing any content.
  2. The player will automatically start searching for the new firmware from an OPPO firmware server and prompt you to start the firmware upgrade. (If you are not automatically prompted to upgrade, go to the Setup Menu and select Firmware Upgrade / Via Network in the Device Setup menu.)
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to begin the firmware upgrade. The video output will be temporarily disabled once the upgrade is in progress. During this time, the front panel display of the player will show “UPGRADING”.
  4. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPTS DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
  5. After the upgrade is complete, the unit will turn itself off and then back on again.
  6. Once you see the player’s Home Menu on your display, go to the Setup Menu and select Firmware Upgrade / Via Network in the Device Setup menu again and the player should report it already has the latest firmware. This will ensure that the player downloads and installs all parts of the firmware upgrade.
  7. For players with firmware version 42-0329 or earlier, once you have successfully installed firmware version 45-0605, you will need to repeat steps 2-5 to upgrade the player’s firmware to the latest version.
  8. Check the new firmware version by going to the Setup Menu, and then select Device Setup / Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please try another method or contact us.
  9. We recommend resetting the player to factory defaults after upgrading the firmware. You can do so by going to the Setup Menu / Device Setup / Reset Factory Defaults. Re-enter your customized settings as necessary after resetting.
  10. Congratulations! The firmware upgrade is complete.

Firmware Upgrade via a USB Thumb Drive

  1. Click here to download the BIN file for firmware version: UDP20X-50-0913.
  2. Insert a USB thumb drive into the computer that was used to download the UDP20x.bin file. Copy the UDP20x.bin file to the root/main directory of the USB drive. If the UDP20x.bin is placed into a folder on the drive, the player will not be able to detect it.

    USB Drive

  3. Remove the USB drive from the computer.
  4. Turn on your OPPO player and other associated equipment (display, AV receiver, etc.). Ensure there is no disc in the player and that no USB device is connected to the player.
  5. Insert the USB drive containing the firmware file into a USB port on the player's front or back panel.
  6. The player will automatically start searching for the new firmware from the USB drive and prompt you to start the firmware upgrade. (If you are not automatically prompted to upgrade, go to the Setup Menu and select Firmware Upgrade / Via USB in the Device Setup menu.)
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to begin the firmware upgrade. The video output will be temporarily disabled once the upgrade is in progress. During this time, the front panel display of the player will show “UPGRADING”.
  8. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPTS DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
  9. After the upgrade is complete, the unit will turn itself off and then back on again.
  10. Check the new firmware version by going to the Setup Menu, and then select Device Setup / Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please try another method or contact us.
  11. We recommend resetting the player to factory defaults after upgrading the firmware. You can do so by going to the Setup Menu / Device Setup / Reset Factory Defaults. Re-enter your customized settings as necessary after resetting.
  12. Congratulations! The firmware upgrade is complete.

 

Firmware Upgrade via CD

  1. If you requested a firmware CD from OPPO customer service (please call or email for Public Beta firmware), jump to step 5 of this procedure. You may also follow steps 2 - 4 to burn a firmware disc. (For Mac OS X users, a special CD burning tutorial is available here.)
  2. Click here to download the firmware disc image file UDP20X-50-0913.iso.
  3. Use your favorite disc burning software to burn a firmware disc from the downloaded disc image file. While doing this, make sure you are not creating a new data disc, but burning from the already-created ISO disc image. Please consult your disc burning software's help/instruction manual for more information on how to do this. Some general instruction for common disc burning software is listed below.
  4. After the disc is burned, verify on the computer that the disc now contains a UDP20X.bin file. This is your firmware disc.

    CD

  5. Turn on your OPPO player and other associated equipment (display, AV receiver, etc.) Ensure there is no disc in the player and that no USB device is connected to the player.
  6. Open the disc tray, insert the firmware disc, and close the disc tray. The player will read the disc and prompt you to start the firmware upgrade. (If you are not automatically prompted to upgrade, go to the Setup menu and select Firmware Upgrade / Via Disc in the Device Setup menu.)
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to begin the firmware upgrade. The initial “Searching” process will take up to 2 minutes, and video output will be temporarily disabled once the upgrade is in progress. During this time, the front panel display of the player will show “UPGRADING”.
  8. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OPEN THE DISC TRAY, TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE ON-SCREEN PROMPTS DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
  9. After the upgrade is complete, the unit will turn itself off and then back on again. Once you see the player’s Home Menu on your display, you may remove the upgrade disc from the player.
  10. Check the new firmware version by going to the Setup Menu, and then select Device Setup / Firmware Information. If you notice that the firmware versions displayed do not match the versions listed in this release note, please try another method or contact us.
  11. We recommend resetting the player to factory defaults after upgrading the firmware. You can do so by going to the Setup Menu / Device Setup / Reset Factory Defaults. Re-enter your customized settings as necessary after resetting.
  12. Congratulations! The firmware upgrade is complete.

 

General Instructions on Working With ISO Image Files

Note: These are general instructions on how to burn the firmware disc with common disc burning software. Please consult your disc burning software's help/instruction manual for more detail.

  • In Nero Burning Rom version 6 or above , go to the 'Recorder > Burn Image' menu and select the ISO image you downloaded.
  • In Nero Burning ROM version 5 or earlier, just go to Nero Burning ROMs 'File > Burn Image' option and select the ISO image you downloaded.
  • In Nero Express select the option for 'Disc Image or Saved Project' to select the ISO image file you downloaded and burn to the disc.
  • In Easy CD Creator , go to 'File > Record CD from CD Image' and select the ISO image you downloaded.
  • In Power2Go , go to 'Burning > Burn Disc Image' and select the ISO image you downloaded.
  • In ImgBurn, go to 'Write image file to disc' and select the ISO image you downloaded.
  • In burnatonce, go to 'File > Load New Image...' and select the ISO image you downloaded. Click the "Write" button to burn the disc.