Originally Posted by Upgrader
Thank you very much. If you guys just got yours and needed to pre-register for it, it means you are beta-testers and they want feedback from you to finetune the machine before a wider release. This sure ain't gonna happen before Xmas, that's too bad (got excited for nothing).
Originally Posted by KJSmitty
I'm sure the "early-release" has many folks hesitant given possible firmware issues etc. Mainly folks who have not owned or dealt with OPPO previously.
Not much room to be hesitant, since it is by invitation only, and among those who have received invites, they are virtually stampeding to get their hands on a player that is still not quite finished yet.
This is due to the outstanding reputation that has been bestowed upon OPPO for their history of selling high quality players at laymans' pricing, combined with top shelf customer service and support of full featured universal dvd and BD players.
You will also find that not many individuals unknowing of what OPPO is all about will be signing up for that information on their website, but more or less the fans of OPPO, and those in-the-know about their products are there looking for information, so this makes for a good opportunity to get the players into the hands of those that want it most, while at the same time rewarding their best customers with early release of the player.
Early adopters are not beta-testers. They are owners of the player that can enjoy 99% of the features offered in the player, while awaiting a couple more firmware revisions to help fine tune what may still need tweaking to get the player to optimum performance.
Owners are encouraged to offer OPPO feedback from their use of the player, because this could help OPPO best determine how to make the player operate to the best of it's ability for all users, but no owner is required to send feedback.
Satisfaction is also 100% guaranteed by OPPO, since all current owners and early adopters will have a large grace period for returning the player if they wish to do so (up to 30 days AFTER the player is released for sale to the general public).
All that and an anti-static shopping bag too.
What more could you ask for?
Now nod if you see that this best deal going in home theater electronics right now. Now tell me if you nodded...