UHD ISO = Dune or Zidoo or Oppo 203+jailbreak

Salonchi

Active Member
I’m trying to decide my best option for Playback of UHD ISO and/or BDMV.
I already have a Sony 800M2 for playing discs but would like to rip so that I can store away some of my discs that I don’t watch much and make things a little family friendly.
I thought about an Oppo 203 with Jailbreak, that was I wouldn’t need the Sony anymore - though I do like the Sony player.
I used to have a zappiti, but it didn’t have Full menus so was a pain with extras etc. Plus I found jumping in and out of Android a bit of a pain.

Requirement:
Family friendly easy to operate
BDMV / ISO support 4K UHD and 3D BD
Full menu support - I want the same exprience as playing the Bluray in the machine
SACD DSD/ISO playback for some multichannel SACDs I have - ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ etc.
Full bitrate Dolby Atmos, DTS X, Auro, DTS HD Master etc.
I don’t mind using built in drives or usb connected. I have a synology NAS as well, but would probably use direct connected drives to ensure smooth playback.
Everything sits in a rack in another room, so looks are not a concern.

Ihave Netflix and Amazon Prime already through AppleTV
I am also not concerned about hifi - DSD512 etc - I have a Lumin for that.

it feels like my best options are
Dune Pro vision Solo or Max Vision
One of the 4k Zidoo boxes - not sure which
Oppo 203 +jailbreak

I think the Oppo gives me everything I need an in high quality, but would be a three year old second hand box. Do the Dune and Zidoo boxes match the Oppo for picture and sound?
 

mb3195

Distinguished Member
Zappiti are releasing their new boxes next month. I’d hold fire until then if you’re not in a rush.

In terms of outright performance, the audiocom edition Zappiti is still the one to beat for picture and audio, it is easily better than my old oppo 203 I had, hence why I sold it.
 

Salonchi

Active Member
Thanks @mb3195 . Interesting to hear it beats the Oppo. Does Zappiti have full menus? It frustrated me they kept promising for the 4k box I had with them, but it never came. For the same reason I’m also a little sceptical about anything coming soon at the moment. The pandemic has certainly hit factories and supply chains making life very difficult. I was waiting on an Anthem processor for months.

I’ll take another look at the Zappiti though if PQ and SQ are too notch.
 

mtenga

Distinguished Member
Menu support on Zappiti is patchy with various faults, ditto Zidoo. Best of the media players for full backups I’ve found is the Dune, though that is not perfect either.

I use a Cambridge CXUHD as my main player these days and my BDMV rips are just like playing the disc. Far superior to the media players. You don’t need to jail break it either, if you use the AVCHD trick, though for iso of course you do. So since the Oppo and CXUHD are essentially the same thing I’d go that route.
 

Salonchi

Active Member
Thanks @mtenga. It felt to me that an oppo 203 or CXUHD would be best. I want full UHD rips to play with menus as if the actual disc. Both would be used and a few years old, but I think would do the job. I’ve just been a bit surprised by people saying PQ is better from some of the media boxes, particularly the zappiti cinema version. But if they are flaky with menus, then that would be annoying.
 

mtenga

Distinguished Member
I’ve never seen the Audiocom Zap so can’t comment. Generally these upgrades are seen as little more than snake oil, but that view is probably put forward by people who have likewise not seen it.

I have owned, and still own some of the following 4K players: Oppo 203, CXUHD, Zappiti One SE, Zappiti Mini, Zidoo 1000 Pro, Dune HD Pro Vision, Dune Realbox. You’d be hard pressed to say any gave an obviously superior picture to the others. But menu wise on full rips the Zap and Zidoo are worse than the others, with subtitles always on, spinning circles, crashes, no resume etc…
 

Salonchi

Active Member
Thanks. Any preference between the 203 and the CXUHD?
 

mtenga

Distinguished Member

marios50

Active Member
The important part here that wasn't mentioned is Dolby Vision. As far as I am aware, if you care about the format, the OPPO and its clone are the only players to play it back flawlessly.
 

mtenga

Distinguished Member
The important part here that wasn't mentioned is Dolby Vision. As far as I am aware, if you care about the format, the OPPO and its clone are the only players to play it back flawlessly.
DV plays back fine on my CXUHD. It is the sister model to the Oppo, essentially the same functionality.
 

JHunt61

Novice Member
the best is OPPO UDP203 jailbreak. best picture, best audio, and more import is the one only to play dolby vision. the other don't play DV real.
 

pepelugil

Active Member
the best is OPPO UDP203 jailbreak. best picture, best audio, and more import is the one only to play dolby vision. the other don't play DV real.
Interesting, as I've read some people that can't see any difference between Chinoppo and Dune playing Dolby Vision ISOs. Maybe "real" DV is just a gimmick or you need a very well trained eye to see an improvement over what Zidoo or Dune offer?
 

Nice Monkey

Active Member
Using all 3 myself each with each its own goodies. Frankly use my OPPO UDP-203 only for MCH Music formats not supported by the other two (DVD-Audio and SACD MCH native DSD).
Regarding DV in practice the difference is too small for me to play a real role. Functionality during playback is more important for me which is far higher using the other 2.
 
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a5ian300zx

Well-known Member
Full uhd iso playback on the oppo 203 work fine with the trick mentioned above (using little software to make it work) or jailbroken.

I use my oppo 203 playback via network using qnap and have zero issues playing back full uhd dolby vision folder rips and it can playback mp4 dolby vision rips fine just not dolby vision in mkv rip which I use the nvidia shield Pro 2019 with plex, plex server running on my qnap.

I have my oppo upgraded with Coris power supply (like what audiocom does with upgrading components).

The dune and Cambridge audio player both had dolby vision licenses and hence why they could playback dual layer DV from discs or folder structure, not sure the newer players can do it with the newer chipsets.

Have not tried any of the zappiti or zidoo players and only the older versions on dune player.

Dune was good player but I wanted something with coverart poster and automatic way of dining it properly and ability to continue anywhere hence plex and emby servers were installed on my qnap and do direct playback in the local network.
 

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