Despite Oppo announcing their departure from the home cinema business last summer, Oppo promised its 4K Blu-ray players’ firmware would “continue to be maintained and updates released from time to time”.
Oppo have kept their word, since releasing a Dolby Vision update (compatible with some 4K TVs). And most recently support for another HDR format has arrived.
On New Year’s day, Oppo launched a firmware update for HDR10+ support, which all means that owners of either player and a HDR10+-compatible TV should be able to watch the HDR10+ Ultra HD Blu-rays expected to released this year.
HDR10+ partner Warner Bros. plans to release over 100 movies in HDR10+ by early this year. Most will likely to be through video streaming services such as the HDR10+-supporting Amazon Prime Video, we also believe that the the format makes it to the disc.
The firmware update brings additional tweeks like ‘HDMI IN BYPASS’ mode for Dolby Vision passthrough via HDMI, and ‘general disc compatibility improvements based on recent and upcoming UHD Blu-ray releases.