Originally Posted by bobve3rens
Maybe I missed something, but your response doesn't address my oft-stated concern that Oppo appear to have abandoned further firmware releases for the 983 (last "beta" f/w was November 2008) -- things that should have been addressed by now, such as the subtitle issues, handshake problems with several popular receivers, etc.
Some of the things you mention, like subtitles, are things that OPPO could work on, if it's even possible to improve it.
Other things however may not ever be perfect. No matter what piece of gear you buy from anywhere, there will always be unresolvable compatibility issues with a small percentage of connected gear.
This is why OPPO gives you the guarantee of sending the player back, if after you buy it, you decide it's not the product for you.
Once you take the player as your own, you are committing to owning the player as-is.
For OPPO to have improved anything at all, is a plus for you.
If new problems should develope because of a firmware upgrade, then it is OPPO's responsibility to fix it. Otherwise, they a free to move on.
As I said in an earlier post. I do personally believe that OPPO owes 983 owners one more solid non-beta fw release. Hopefully they will be able to do that, but as alluded to above, that hinges on the premise that they CAN improve current features. I certainly don't speak for OPPO, so we shall see...