Overall the player seems solid. The main problem I have encountered is the "Handshake" problem. My Monitor is capable of "Deep Color" support but I have to turn this feature off to get a stable audio/video signal. Hopefully, it will be addressed by a firmware update.
Would I recommend this player to others...yes.
The BD picture is no better than my $400 BD30. The BD30 is more stable with no "handshake" issues. The positives are upscaling of SD DVDs is superb, and the 7.1 analog out is excellent. So if you need those features it is a good buy. Maybe some other owners can chime in on their first impressions.
CDAfter setting the black level to 0 (the default is 7.5) the picture now bests the BD30. The handshake issues were resolved by turning "Deep Color" off.