Received my BDP-83 yesterday (Friday) around noon PST and spent most of last night testing it. All I want to say right now is that both the Blu Ray and SD picture quality is superb. It matches and exceeds everything I have seen so far including the $2200.00 Pioneer Elite 09FD. The sound quality is superb as well. It is a well built and handsome player.
Having said that, there are issues that need to be addressed before this player should be formally released. I am glad Oppo did not do a full release at this time. There are operational issues that need to be fixed.
In fairness to Oppo I am not going to list the issues here, but I intend to contact Oppo next week and share with them what I am experiencing.
There is not doubt in my mind that when the bugs are fixed, this will be the finest Blu Ray/ SD player within $$ reach of us mere mortals, and will represent a new standard for this medium.